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I think many more will join in when they find out or see how it all works. And I hope someone knows
there's enough for 2 groups there already by the looks of it!
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is it a groups of 8 (say) each uploading 1 themed shot per week to the "meeting", then the rest in the group do a detailed crit on all the others shots?
So the effort is just taking 1 shot and 7 crits?
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Thats what I'm worried about. Seriously we have to think about the groups to get a broad variety of levels, and what they specialise in. Maybe even have to think of location if we are to do say a studio shoot (god knows how we will organise that). Personally I think weekly is too tight, as if people can't participate in each round interest will soon wain. But lets get it going and make it work!
P.S. My typing seems to be getting worse, I've had to edit this twice for typos!!
keep it simple....
how about we just have a spreadsheet with everone participaing on it - give everone a number.
then each week just randomise the numbers (sure you can do that in excel somehow) so you get a completely new, random group.
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You can just have to remember how, its been ages since I did that.
may have to resort to a VBScript behind the scenes
don't want huge groups though, otherwise the crits become a chore to write, and probably end up being quite samey after a 7 or 8
I will have a go tonight when we get a few I will start with groups of 6-8 see how it goes.
Can I play?
We may be in danger of over complicating thigs here.
I would sugest that you keep the numbers down to Seven per group.
It would work like this:
Group no. 1 all sign up to Members meeting no. 1.
1. tog A
2. tog B
3. tog C
4. tog D
5. tog E
6. tog F
7. tog G
All group members upload an image to their meeting gallery on either Friday, Saturday or Suday (this will give everyone fair chance to upload something). So a total of Seven images get uploaded.
All other group members then critique every image uploaded by every one else between Monday & Thursday (this will give everyone a fair chance of critiquing all the other images). So each member critiques Six images.
Rather than setting a theme for each week. Put together a list of say Six themes and let members choose which theme to upload each week, this way we will always have a variety of images to critique.
If for some reason a member can not participate for one week, it wont matter, they can just join back in when they can.
Hope this helps.
If not tell me to be quiet
We can change the groups around from time to time so we have new people to play with.
Had to smile when I saw the bit about a studio shoot it looks like I am the only one outside of the UK so will have to pass on that task but am happy with everything else that's been suggested so far this could be very interesting and a good way to learn too
This is starting to remind me of something a long time ago. I don't know if anyone will remember these, or even have heard of them but there used to be portfolio clubs (I think that was their name) Leica being the most prolific And a group of people would each put a print in a portfolio case.
The case would then be posted to one of the group. Who would take each print out and write a critique on a sheet on the back of the print mount. He/she would then send the case to the next one and so on. These have probably all died out since digital came along but at the time where very useful. I think the motivation that's happening here could very well recreate a modern day version of those successful clubs.
It will take a fair amount of time though so I hope it doesn't fizzle out.
im all ears , --( not in a prince Charles sort of way)
id struggle to get many bird shots with the 12mm though
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