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One lens challenge - Get your camera, one lens and see what you can photograph.
Obviously you need one lens. A lens with a fixed focal length would be our choice for this but if you only have a zoom take that along and pick just one focal length to use. If you don't it wont be much of a challenge! If your not a DSLR owner or you are but don't fancy carrying it around with you, don't worry as a compact will be just as useful for this task. As you're walking and outdoors working hand-held shouldn't be a problem. But if it's a particularly dull day or you just like having a little extra support take a tripod along. As you're only using one lens there's no real reason to take a bag along but do pocket some spare batteries and a polarising, UV and ND filter as you never know when they'll come in handy. If you don't have any filters visit Park Cameras and get one for next time you're out. They're great for reducing glare and an ND filter can help slow shutter speeds.
Before you start snapping away you really need to think about what you're going to photograph because without a zoom your focal length is limited so rather than relying on the lens to do the work you have to get those grey cells warmed up and your feet moving to find a position/shot that works. Try shooting a variety of subjects or why not set yourself a theme? Photograph a series of portraits – your neighbours, butcher, postman or only photograph items of a certain colour or height. Try making it even more challenging by only taking a single shot for each of the items/people/animals you pick to photograph.
Once you've finished upload your images to ePz and share your thoughts about the challenge too.
You've read the article, now go take some fantastic images. You can then upload the pictures, plus any advice and suggestions you have into the dedicated Photo Month forum for everyone at ePHOTOzine to enjoy.