Sunday, October 21, 2007

Round Robin Challenge: "Other" Settings


This challenge is now closed. Thank you for playing! :)

Hi, Robins! The newest Round Robin Photo Challenges topic, for the Challenge date of Saturday, November 3rd, comes to us from Becky of the blog Where Life Takes You. It's all about "Other" settings on our cameras - you know, those functions we either haven't found yet or are a bit nervous about using. Becky introduces the concept this way:

Many of us fall into the category of "enthusiast" or "skilled amateur" when it comes to snapping pictures. We tend to rely on the automatic settings on our camera.

How about we stretch our photographic muscles and try some of those "other" settings on the camera? Ones we've never used before, particularly. It would be interesting to see what people come up with.

I have a panoramic setting and an "action" setting that takes a series of photos and I've NEVER tried them. There are others too. I'd love an excuse to try them.

I have to tell you, this topic really jumps up and calls my name, because 90% of my photos are taken with the dial of my camera set on the little green camera icon, meaning "automatic." I've tried a few things here and there, but there must be lots of functions on my Cybershot that I've never even found, let alone tried. How about you? Have you fully explored that camera of yours, or do you mostly just do what you know how to do? If the latter is the case, here is your chance - and mine - to stretch our skills a bit.

Now, some of the Robins are professional-quality photographers rather than "skilled amateurs," but even for you folks, I'm wondering how often you go beyond the comfort zone to try out everything your camera or cameras can do. Is there something you've been meaning to try out, or want to learn to do better? Here's your excuse to do it!

If you'd like to join in on this Challenge, you know how to go about it, right? Just RSVP in the comments with your name, blog name and URL, thus:

Yes, I'm keen to try an "other" setting. Maybe even color!

Ansel
Iconic Landscapes
http://centerforcp.blogspot.com

Then go be photographers, and get ready to post your results - and a link back here - on Saturday, November 3rd. You can post your entry up to six days after that if need be, but on the day is best, and please don't post your entry early. Got it? Good!

Now, one more thing while we're all here. I've just been perusing our Round Robin suggestion box, and it's getting a bit, you know, empty. The suggestions in it are all great, but we need more. Specifically, we need YOUR suggestions for future Round Robin topics. What theme would you like to try that we haven't done yet? Drop us a line and let us know!

* Karen: mavarin[at]aol.com
* Carly: ondinemonet[at]aol.com
* Steven: steven.emmett[at]gmail.com

We'll add your topic suggestions to the kitty, and use them for future challenges. If you'd like to include an introduction to the topic, that will be even better!

That's it, folks! See you soon with those brave photographic experiments!

Karen


Linking List

Becky - POSTED!
Where Life Takes You
http://ryanagi.blogspot.com

Karen - POSTED!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com

Nancy - POSTED!
Nancy Luvs Pix
http://journals.aol.com/nhd106/Nancyluvspix

Vicki - POSTED!
Maraca
http://mymaracas.blogspot.com/

Suzanne R - POSTED!
New Suzanne R's Life
http://newsuzannerslife.blogspot.com

Steven - POSTED!
(sometimes)photoblog
http://sepintx.blogspot.com/

Carly - POSTED!
Ellipsis
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com

13 comments:

Karen Funk Blocher said...

I pledge to find "other" ways to use my favorite toy!

Karen
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com

Becky said...

Well, duh. My idea...so I gotta try it. I hope it's a nice day. I've been dying to check out this scenic overlook not to far from here.

Becky
Where Life Takes You
http://ryanagi.blogspot.com

Janet said...

Good one! I was messing with different settings last night...not sure I'm entirely happy with the result, but they sure do look spooky!

Janet
fond of photography
http://fondofphotography.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

What a great idea...and just the push I've been needing! I'll be there.

Nancy

Nancy Luvs Pix

http://journals.aol.com/nhd106/Nancyluvspix/

MyMaracas said...

Great idea! I'm in.

Vicki
Maraca
http://mymaracas.blogspot.com/

StudentKing said...

nice pic ! And I was really enjoying your site.
http://idolcutepic.blogspot.com

Joyismygoal said...

Is this a group I may join in ? It looks right up my alley and fun.

Suzanne R said...

I'll be there!

Suzanne R
New Suzanne R's Life
http://newsuzannerslife.blogspot.com

Steven said...

I'm in!
Steven
(sometimes)photoblog
http://sepintx.blogspot.com/

Carly said...

Yikes!

I could have sworn I signed up. I love Becky's idea, so of course I will be there. :)

Carly
Ellipsis
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com

MyMaracas said...

Mine's done.

:-)
Vicki
Maraca
http://mymaracas.blogspot.com/

Suzanne R said...

Mine is posted!

Suzanne R
New Suzanne R's Life
http://newsuzannerslife.blogspot.com

Becky said...

EEEK! I forgot to come back over here to say I was posted. LOL!

Becky
Where Life Takes You
http://ryanagi.blogspot.com