It’s been brought to my attention that some of the content on DS is a bit “labour intensive” for readers. And that the occasional easy-going post would be welcome. Fine by me. Here are two suggestions that were recently spoken gently to my ear by Paul and Philippe and that could help us provide intelligent fun 🙂
So, we’re trying to run high profile workshops. But those, by their very nature, are expensive, few and far between and require serious mental commitment from participants. Which is cool for the promise of quick transformation we are trying to offer.
But, sometimes, you just want to visit an interesting location with photo buddies, enjoy the shooting and enjoy the company.
Hence the idea of meetups between readers (and contributors).
It turns out, we just were on such a meetup (all the pics on this page are from that occasion). Steve, Paul and I spent the best part of 3 days together in London photographing what could hardly be described as touristy areas and delighting in the local food and drink.
This may well be the very last time I visit the UK easily, without the hassle of customs and duty the Brits have decided to inflict upon themselves and unpon the rest of the world. What that will do to their tourism remains to be seen.
But we will be back nonetheless and there are also plenty of other areas we’d like to explore with our cameras for the same sort of length of time.
So, a new page will be created for workshops and meetups. This will allow anyone to post a trip idea and find buddies to partake.
Unlike workshops, these will not be organised beyond the suggestion of specific areas. Participants book their own flights/trains/lodging. But the organiser can make suggestions to help out. Or a large Airbnb stay can be organised to share expenses. The organiser will decide what works best for her/him and others can chose to follow or not.
Obviously, prices will be very low or free. If the organiser gets involved in some planning beyond just chosing routes, it may be fair to say a little thank you, but the idea is to keep this as cheap/free as possible.
You can thank Philippe for that idea.
And missa like it a lot. The way I see it, our (somewhat) monthly challenges are exercises in creativity. And the new “monthly personal bests” would be an exercices in curating. And that’s a cool structure.
So, how does this work? Every month, we’ll collect whatever photos you have sent us and will publish a post containing the ones we like best. Ideally, we’d like 2 or 3 lines (or more if you feel like it) of story/context sent with each photograph.
So, whenever you have made a (new) photograph you like and feel like sharing, just send it to me (pascal dot jappy at gmail dot com), just like for challenges, in a medium size (1000-2000 pix long edge) jpeg, with a couple of lines (or more) explaining the backstory.
And that’s it 🙂
We’ll alternate between challenge posts and best of posts over our usual 4-6 week rythm (meaning one such post every 2 – 3 weeks).
What say you?
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