116 Reasons to look forward to photography in 2016

I know I’ve blogged about my favourite groups on Flickr already, but I wanted to give one last plug to the 116 Pictures in 2016 group as there’s still time to join up and take part.

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As the weather has been bad in the UK I’ve only got 1 in the bag for this year “Super furry animals”.  The full list of themes is HERE and includes 6 date-specific themes which look quite tricky.

My usual plan is to put all of the entries into a spreadsheet and evaluate if I think they’re going to be Hard, OK or Easy. This helps when I take a picture that could be used for a number of themes, I’ll normally go for the Hard one if I have the chance to knock it off the list. This year I’ve only flagged 8 as being Hard including;

  1. Schooldays
  2. Take a Hike Day (17th Nov)
  3. Alien
  4. Tickled Pink
  5. Venomous, Poisonous or Toxic

So that’s not too bad, but I have got 29 that I’ve labelled as OK – which is quite a few, so the pressure is going to be on.

I also use the spreadsheet to keep a track of how many I’ve done and how many I should have done, if I were keeping up a steady pace of one photo every 3 days or so. This helps if I find I’m getting a long way behind par – I’ll usually make a special trip out so gather as many as I can in one session to catch up.

OK, so enough about 116 Pictures in 2016 – get on and join up.

I’ve started to get to grips with some of my new kit as well, more on that in coming posts.

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