Do you have a "project"?

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  1. cal_gundert05

    cal_gundert05 TPF Noob!

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    ...for example, I saw a poster with over 100 pictures of different chairs/seats that had been put on curbs and sidewalks around a city.

    Does anyone here have a project like that, where they take pictures of lots of the same type of things (churches, birds, graffiti, or...)?

    Oh yeah, and there was that guy who went around the world for years photographing people sitting on his red couch.
     
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    I have several ongoing themes in my mind and any time I come across something that meets one of those themes, I will try to take a photo. So maybe in the end I might make a collage like the one you saw on the chairs/seats.

    I collect front doors.
    I collect details of half-timbered buildings.

    Just to name two of my "projects" that I carry with me on my mind.

    My sister "does" international phone booths and letter boxes. ;)
     
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    I have an ongoing roof top's project - wherever I fond myself I'm always scanning for pictures of rood tops. It's quite nice realy. I was just in Venice this summer and got a few lovely shots there whilst visiting old buildings. You have to be a bit carefull as they don't like you taking photos inside, but as long as you are half hanging out the window, or whatever!, they usually let you get on with it.
     
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    My aunt, brother, and I all take photo's of clocks. Those big self standing 4 sided clocks. We have quite a few. :)
     
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    Im working on a calendar for my family for christmas... I am up to june now with shots from around the studio. I have gotten most of them into photography on some level so they might appreciate it ..... or not.

    Don't matter they are getting one. If I can find about two or three more events I should be able to do a retro one as well. Scenes from colonial and civil war reinactments.
     
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    I did something similar for my family 2 years ago. I went out one morning, took a bunch of pictures, and when I had them developed I framed with black matting. They turned out really nice and inexpensive, and they're unique.
     
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    I have ideas, plenty of ideas! But so little time :(

    Do I have a project? well, I do roam dartmoor for years now taking pictures of tors ;)

    Also I shoot street lanterns, maily those which look nostalgic in a way. HOWEVER, this is something I do not do on purpose, but it is something I just do for over 10 years now without realising. Not really hundreds of them, but quite many as i realised when going through my old images.

     
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    Adopting a project is an excellent idea. It really helps develop a strong body of work.
     
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    After this morning it seems that I AM starting a bit of a project...

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    Mine seems to be flowers and cars right now but mainly because thats all i can take around my area as there isnt mutch of any intrest ;)

    Landscape, Fast cars, Flowers.

    But i like the idea of making calenders.

    Any idea where i can get something like that printed?
     
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    Michael, you are on to a very funny, good collection :lol:

    And Palgie, I am sure there are many places where you can get your calendars printed, since - so I would assume - you are in the States, where there is everything, and even we here in Germany have places that offer to make you calendars, coffee table books and all that. But, sorry, I cannot answer for anywhere in the States....
     
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    If you're in the States, places like Longs and Walgreens make calendars...I'm not sure how good they are, though. And I'm sure copy places like Kinko's will do calendars and posters.

    mysteryscribe might be of some help, too.

    Good luck.
     

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