SparkPeople Shutterbugs Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=794 This group is for photography enthusiasts of all levels. We share our love of photography as well as our goals to get healthy. We have a weekly photography assignment each week. SparkPeople Shutterbugs Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=794 Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x64234862 I am back on! what days does the assignment get posted? Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:07:45 EST Returning to Spark... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x64163559 Hi everyone! I returned to SparkPeople 4 days ago and am new to the team. Its been quite a few years since I have used SparkPeople and it is amazing (and a tad intimidating) how much has changed. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:51:50 EST Asgn#224 – Wk of Apr 17th – Umbrellas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x64140989 Asgn#224 – Wk of Apr 17th – Umbrellas <BR> Share photos that have Umbrellas in them!! <BR> You don’t have to have rainy days….. <BR> be creative by using an Umbrella with other things <BR> and take a picture. <BR> ------------- <BR> <BR> Directions as of March 2016…….. <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways yo... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 14:01:21 EST Hello from Minnesota http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x64103853 Hi, I'm Brenda. I have always loved taking pictures and upgraded to a dslr last summer. I had one on high school, but never understood what I was doing. I decided last summer I was finally going to learn to shoot in manual and I'm having a lot of fun. <BR> <BR> Having a decent camera has inspired me to get healthy because I want to be able to hike to slightly remote photo locations. We're planning a trip to Arizona next winter and pretty much all the places I want to go are going to invo... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:48:21 EST Asgn#223 – Wk of Apr 10th – Smiling Eyes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x64081636 Asgn#223 – Wk of Apr 10th – Smiling Eyes <BR> <BR> This can be photos of people or animals. <BR> How many pretty and “Smiling Eyes” can you find!! <BR> ----------------------- <BR> <BR> Directions as of March 2016…….. <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one ... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 12:32:05 EST New from Louisville Ky :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x64052206 Hey there all, <BR> <BR> New here from southern Indiana/Louisville Ky area! I am a photographer and have been on Sparkpeople for awhile but never really ventured into the teams or forums before! <BR> <BR> Excited to socialize a bit with other photographers! <BR> <BR> My website is www.dragonflyphotographyinc.com and I am always open to CC. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/470ae866-51fc-4161-b75c-411cc46f7ad7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A quick snapshot of my son last night ... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 18:03:34 EST Asgn #222 – Wk of Apr 3 – Through A Bridge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x64033510 Asgn #222 – Wk of Apr 3 – Through A Bridge <BR> <BR> Share photos looking “Through” a Bridge. <BR> Now I don’t want anyone getting into “deep water” so any Bridge photo will be fine, <BR> BUT what I am really wanting to see is “looking through the bridge and using it <BR> as a “frame” for a photo! <BR> ------------- <BR> Directions as of March 2016…….. <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather ... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 10:56:37 EST Asgn #221 – Wk of Mar 27 – Tall Buildings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63979499 Asgn #221 – Wk of Mar 27 – Tall Buildings <BR> <BR> We all have different ideas of what is tall so just be sure <BR> it has more than a couple of floors. <BR> IDEAS….. <BR> While out walking try going up really close to a Tall Building <BR> and look up at it to take a photo. <BR> Or if you are inside a Tall Building go to a window and hang out of it, <BR> JUST KIDDING of Course!, but you could try to take a picture looking <BR> down a Tall Building…… <BR> ------------------------- <BR> <BR... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:03:42 EST Back again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x63936561 Hi Sparkies.. :) <BR> <BR> My name is Kim. <BR> <BR> I was here in 2010. Lost weight. Gained most of it back. Looking to lose it again this time and for good. Looking to make some friends along the way - so we can cheer each other on. You know... if you ever need someone who might understand... or just to be there to keep you and your mind off of food. :) I am trying to lose weight for my upcoming wedding anniversary in May. :) <BR> <BR> I am a Canadian. Born & Raised in Toro... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 17:20:01 EST Asgn #220 – Wk of Mar 20 – Patterns in Shadows http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63927244 Asgn #220 – Wk of Mar 20 – Patterns in Shadows <BR> <BR> Happy Spring and hopefully lots of sunshine!! <BR> Share Shadow pictures but look for ones that <BR> have a pattern to them. <BR> Like when the sun shines through a picket fence. <BR> ------------ <BR> Directions as of March 2016…….. <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> Th... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 10:19:11 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x63919089 Hi all! I am new to the team. I am interested in photography and am also interested in getting/staying fit. I have been a "member" of sparkpeople for a VERY long time but only started getting involved in it more in January. I have begun spending much more time here than on FB which says a lot!! I shoot with a Nikon and my favorite things to shoot are flowers, outdoors, macro. I live in northern MN so not much is happening here in the flower department yet! <BR> <BR> I will spend some time g... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 06:38:27 EST Asgn #219 – Wk of Mar 13th – Color Green http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63870933 Asgn #219 – Wk of Mar 13th – Color Green <BR> <BR> St.Patrick Day, March 17th and First Day of Spring March 20th <BR> You should be able to see a lot of green around this week. <BR> Share the Green you see as you are on your walk or at a <BR> St.Patrick Day parade or party! <BR> The photo should be mainly “full” of the color green, not just <BR> a spot of it! &amp;#61514; <BR> <BR> Directions as of March 2016…….. <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out an... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 11:13:34 EST Asgn# 218 - Wk of Mar 6th - Circles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63826002 Asgn # 218 – Wk of Mar 6th - Circles <BR> Lets share photos that are of Circles that have been made by “Nature” <BR> or “Created by an object”. <BR> “Not” just a number or letter that you see. <BR> --------------------------- <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ... Sat, 5 Mar 2016 14:19:41 EST Assignment #217 - Favorite Lunch or Hang Out Spot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63772809 We all have our favorite places. It might be a restaurant, or having coffee with a friend. Perhaps you enjoy having a cup of coffee or tea under your Apple Tree. <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you. <BR> Or you can do “b... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 19:29:47 EST Assignment # 216 Bird Houses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63719395 Do you have Bird Houses in your yard? Or maybe you have spotted some cute ones while taking a walk. Let's see what we can find!! <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you. <BR> Or you can do “both ways”!! <BR> ---------------... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 19:30:44 EST Assignment #215 - Family Heirloom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63668392 Most of us have something that has been passed down over the years that we treasure. Go through your treasure box, and see what you find. I bet you will find items you haven't seen for a long time. <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the ... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:26:22 EST Assignment #214 - Something Historical http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63613187 Most communities have something historical. It might be a old building, Church, School House. See what you can find, and have fun!! <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you. <BR> Or you can do “both ways”!! <BR> -----------... Sat, 6 Feb 2016 15:57:37 EST Sticky Subject :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63578866 Sooo, what about this . . . <BR> <BR> Can’t help but notice that we all love photography (ours &amp; others). Ha, ha, no surprise, it is called Shutterbugs <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Being a fitness site I think it hilarious that no one has posted under the fitness forum for a couple years. I sure get that. After logging this, that, and another, I don’t want to either. <BR> <BR> Anyway, since it’s our cameras that get us out &amp; active . . . what I was thinking is maybe there could be ... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 10:26:31 EST Free classes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63562500 I know I have seen info on internet classes. Just wondering if anyone has free classes in their area. The Denver library has a lot of computer classes and I noticed that downtown they have one for GIMP coming up. So if anyone is in Denver and is interested I thought I'd mention it. It is Feb 23 at 1:00. I am going to check out another town's library to see if they have anything like that. <BR> <BR> Just thinking that maybe other areas might have libraries that have different kinds of cl... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 13:36:38 EST Assignment #213 - Man Made Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63559169 This should be interesting. You might find a bridge that was built, or maybe something you have made yourself. See what you can find. Have fun!! <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you. <BR> Or you can do “both ways”!! <BR>... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 03:24:53 EST oh score http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63504222 I do not have the best of luck with bird shots. I've gotten lucky a few times, just enough to taunt me really. I generally get them in focus just as they fly off. I have a lot of pictures of empty reeds with just a blurry spot in the corner that kind of looks like bird feet. <BR> <BR> I got this one this morning and I'm pretty pleased with it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/21e6b37d-eedd-4719-8e20-14a6962478dc.jpg"> Sun, 24 Jan 2016 09:12:09 EST Assignment # 212 - By The Hip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63502295 Let's take some pictures from a different angle, using our hips. Put your camera at hip level, and shoot away! <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you. <BR> Or you can do “both ways”!! <BR> ----------------------------- <B... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 23:08:00 EST Say "cheese" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x63462549 Hi! My name is Malinda and I am happy to have found this team. I'm excited to meet people with similar interests and goals. My fitness journey is ongoing and after being at my heaviest weight I have decided to make some changes. As for photography, my family and friends are no longer smiling when I ask them too so I'm looking forward to some weekly "challenges" to focus elsewhere. Thanks for having me! Tue, 19 Jan 2016 02:24:36 EST Assignment # 211 - Alphabets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63445504 Sometimes mother nature will provide us with alphabets, other times it is provided by man kind. <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you. <BR> Or you can do “both ways”!! <BR> ----------------------------- <BR> 1) This is a... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 04:38:14 EST Arkansas is in the house! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x63437835 My name is Dyanne - pronounced Dianne. I am the mother of 3 grown children and NANA to 9 grandchildren. <BR> <BR> I've been widowed twice. And lost my best friend of 20 years in 2008, and my mom in 2013. <BR> <BR> Death has taught me the value of pictures. <BR> <BR> I carry a point and shoot every where I go. (16mp Olympus) <BR> <BR> Earlier this year my fiancé bought me a beautiful Canon and 5 lenses for my birthday. I have slowly started. Photo business, with my focus on boudoir ph... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 04:01:03 EST Assignment #210 - Strangers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63404690 This assignment might be a bit tricky, but yet fun. Most people in my area are pretty cool with getting their pictures taken. I don't like to photograph people without their permission, so I have made their faces "fuzzy". ie: I was photographing Fire Fighters fighting a fire in our area, and I centered on what they were doing, and their faces were in the background so to speak. Try going to a mall or park.Lot's of people there. Have fun! <BR> <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Wor... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:14:15 EST yet another cautionary tale about backing up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63382029 Back before the holidays I had a major computer crash. I work in IT so believe me there was no way to save anything. I ended up reformatting but at least I didn't have to actually buy a whole new computer. <BR> <BR> I knew I'd lost a lot of pictures and was a bit bummed about it but I upload shots to a couple of websites. One of them is one of those pic a day websites so I thought I'd be able to recover all of my favorite shots from there. <BR> <BR> That worked great until I started putti... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 11:26:25 EST Assignment #209 - Graffiti http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63324563 This should be a interesting assignment. Seems we see a lot Graffiti these days. Some I really like. Very artistic. Maybe there is a message with the drawings. See what you can find, and let us know what you like about it. Have fun with it! <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo.... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 00:20:30 EST Assignment # 208 New Years http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63277656 Can you believe it is the end of the year? Time sure flies when you are having fun. Let's say goodbye to 2015 with a big bang. You can do anything you want with this theme. You can make it a party theme. Going out to dinner. A picture of the first Sunrise/Sunset of the New Year. What is the first thing you see or do on the 1st? Have fun! <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not p... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 03:52:46 EST Assignment #207 Christmas /Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63227629 Not all of us celebrate Christmas, but most everybody enjoys the lights and the festive mood. See what you can find in your neighborhood and community. Or, if you are having a party, take pics of your family, friends, dogs, and cats. Have a great week, and be safe! <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO wa... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 04:36:23 EST Assignment # 206 Transportation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63180116 What type of transportation do you use, or see? There are many different types. I know this time of year is busy for most people. Just one picture will do as we are out there hustling and bustling. Have fun! <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one ... Sun, 13 Dec 2015 02:07:37 EST printing multiple photos on one page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63136385 I don't even know where to put this, but I can't remember how to do some of these things, especially since I got this computer. I am going to be scanning in several photos to use for patterns for something I am making. I think that will put them in an Adobe program (not photoshop, but maybe photoshop elements). The prints will only be 1.5 to 2 inches (they're for ornaments), so I want to print several on each sheet of paper. How do I put the several prints on one sheet with getting differ... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 17:41:32 EST Assignment #205 Find a place to sit down/Hanukkah http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63131001 I had this week's assignment all ready to go, when I realized Hanukkah starts Sunday. I hope you don't mind that I combine both of them. Everyone has been so creative with their pictures. I look forward to see what you come up with this week. Have fun, and for those who celebrate, Happy Hanukkah! <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN A... Sat, 5 Dec 2015 21:26:03 EST Assignment # 204 - Windows/Doors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63080581 Modern house, old house, they all have windows and doors, but they are not always alike. Different shapes, different sizes. What does your Window/Doors look like? Or see what you can find in your travels. Have fun! <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ev... Sat, 28 Nov 2015 23:44:09 EST Assignment # 203 - Ordinary Objects http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x63033945 Everyday objects you see around your home, yard, walk, etc. This can be fun in color, or black and white. <BR> <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you. <BR> Or you can do “both ways”!! <BR> ----------------------------- <... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 02:51:32 EST Changes in Photography http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x62997312 How has the introduction of digital cameras and software changed your photography? <BR> What camera do you use? <BR> What software do you use? <BR> Do you use software on every image? and to what extent? <BR> What is you area of interest (nature, portrait, etc.?) <BR> What problems do you have? <BR> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:52:32 EST Assignment # 202 - Light/Dark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x62989468 Pictures can be interesting that have both light and dark in them. You can take a picture of a building, pet, garden. So many possibilities. See what you can come up with. <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you. <BR> Or yo... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 21:24:15 EST Hello Everyone :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x62989115 I am pretty excited about finding this group.. I am definitely a shutter bug. <BR> My name is Kristine,I live with my two adult children and my husband of 25 years and two spoiled pups. <BR> I had my health in a good place, even with hypothyroidism, and partial hysterectomy, but 4 years ago my health took a turn and the medication I have been on prednisone, I am still on some <em>30</em> and other medications due to Lupus, put on 50 pounds, then had to have the complete hysterectomy. Ma... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 20:27:20 EST Hello from Missouri! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x62928322 Hello there! I was on Spark years ago and I have not been active here in a long time. I did not even remember being a part of this group! I am SOOOOO excited that I am though. I am a photography obsessed woman HAHA! Sat, 7 Nov 2015 18:55:14 EST Assignment # 201 - Spooky http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x62899200 I am so sorry that I am late with this weeks assignment. I was pet sitting, and gone more then I was home. <BR> <BR> Do you ever just look at a tree, building, animal, and think "spooky?" How bout clouds. They can look spooky as well. We will be using the imagination this week. Also if you took any pictures from Halloween, we would love to see them. <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rat... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 23:38:40 EST Assignment # 200 - Insects/Spiders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x62819474 Insects or Spiders, which do you prefer? I like them all. Well expect for Black Widows. I suppose they are pretty in their own way though. There are different types of bugs etc. in each state/countries. I can't wait to see who has what. Have fun! <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a ... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 19:23:42 EST Assignment # 199 - Places of Worship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x62766059 Most of us live near some type of Church or Synagogue. I love all of the different sizes, and shapes of a Church. They are fun to photograph. Also, there is the little country Church miles from town. Even Churches that have been abandoned are interesting. Drive around, and see how many you can find. Have fun! <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PAR... Sat, 17 Oct 2015 21:59:25 EST Assignment # 198 - Landscape http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x62713192 Landscape can be anything really. Your yard, landscape in the city, or what ever mother nature provides. Beauty is in the eye of beholder! <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you. <BR> Or you can do “both ways”!! <BR> -----... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 01:59:04 EST Hello from Pennsylvania! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x62683022 Greetings, Shutterbugs! <BR> <BR> I'm a long-time Sparker and photography has long been a hobby of mine, but I never thought to put the two together before. I've just saved up enough money to order a gently-used Olympus E-M1, and I'm looking for any excuse to get out and use it. Looking forward to hanging out here, getting to know you all, seeing your excellent photos, and getting in shape at the same time. :) Wed, 7 Oct 2015 08:34:30 EST Assignment # 197 - Humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x62655425 This assignment is a little different. We all have a sense of humor. If you are anything like me, then your sense of humor will be dry, and sometimes crazy. Walk around town, or where ever you hang out, and see what amuses you. <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You ... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 22:26:10 EST Assignment # 196 - Clouds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x62594335 You don't have to be a kid in order to delight in cloud shapes. I still find Angels, birds, planes etc. I also love stormy clouds. Get out your camera and see what you can find. <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you. <BR>... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 15:25:42 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x62554247 Just learning how to get around Spark People - not sure where to post and how to reply to comments and others photos. thanks for letting me know about Shutterbugs it's great fun, I love the site - can't believe how big it is <BR> I have a travel camera and an SLR and love taking photos - so this is great to meet like minded people, <BR> I'm trying to stop my yo yo dieting and just get healthier. <BR> <BR> Jacqui Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:42:06 EST Assingment# 195-Animals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x62543297 I have always been a animal lover, and I always look for personalities, looks etc. It can be a Long Horn Cow, Horse, Finch, Ducks, or a pet. Have fun with this one. <BR> <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you. <BR> Or you... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 10:17:56 EST Assignment # 194-Sports http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x62485406 Most of us are involved in sports one way or another. You have a family member who plays some type of sport. Maybe you are involved with some type of sport yourself. Have you ever walked around a park and watch people play Tennis? How about dog sports? There's always something going on with the world of sports. <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO ... Sat, 12 Sep 2015 22:21:18 EST Assignment # 193-Old Cars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x62430080 I love old cars. At times you will see a old truck sitting in someone's yard, just as decor, never intending to fix it up. I also enjoy the car clubs in our area. You will see a lot of old cars fixed up, new paint job etc. So enjoy the great outdoors, and find as many old cars as you can. <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENT... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 19:14:41 EST The Newest Member.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x62398603 <em>213</em> Hi everyone! :) My name is Kim. Photography is my passion & my dream. :) I am blessed that I graduated from a 2 yr course in Photography this past June. Fine Art Photography is my favorite thing to do. Closely followed by Street Photography. I am currently in the process of setting up my own business and I am very excited about the entire process. :) <BR> <BR> I am here on SP - because I am tired of letting my weight rule my life. I need to get my weight under con... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 20:40:59 EST Assignment # 192-Dance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x62373128 Most of us like to dance, even if we are by ourselves. I like to dance to YouTube videos. <BR> So take pictures of indoors/outdoors, then share them with us. This should be fun! <BR> <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you.... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:11:20 EST Assignment # 191 - Fruit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x62319161 We all know how important Fruit is to eat, but I also find Fruit fun to photograph. As they say, no 2 are the same. <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you. <BR> Or you can do “both ways”!! <BR> ---------------------------... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:17:24 EST Assignment # 190, Odd Shaped Trees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x62262657 I think Trees have lovely personalities. Perfect shaped Trees in your yard are fun, but it's the odd looking tree that really catches my eyes. See how many you can find. <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you. <BR> Or you c... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 17:24:38 EST Assignment # 189-Smiles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x62202731 This assignment is up to your imagination. Photograph people, pets, animals in general, but don't forget mother nature. Sometimes she throws in a smile when you least expect it. Trees, clouds, etc. <BR> Have fun! <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 00:22:23 EST Assignment #188, Wild Birds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x62157539 I have always admired the wild birds. Not only are they beautiful, but they survive on their own. Have you ever just sat and watched a bird in your yard or at the park? So interesting. <BR> Find as many different types of birds as you can. There should be a nice variety of birds to show in here, since our friends are from all over the world. <BR> <BR> Just a reminder, older pictures are fine, and they are fun to view, but the purpose of this team is to get out and walk. So I encourage you ... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 13:31:25 EST Assignment #187 Cityscapes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x62095880 Everyone lives in a different type of area. ie: I live in Los Angeles County, but I am about 65 miles from the city. Therefore, my Cityscapes will look different then in the big city. Some of you might live in a small town. Take pictures of your town, suburbs, or city, then share them with us. I look forward to see where everyone lives! <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not pos... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:34:32 EST I'm back again - hopefully to stay this time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x62080562 Hi everyone! I have been a member of SparkPeople since 2007. And a member of this team for a long time. However, I have not been active until recently. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to taking photos for the weekly assignments. I have been neglecting seeing and capturing the beauty around me. <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:17:16 EST Assignment #186 Street Lights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x62053368 Sorry I am late with this assignment. We had a big rain storm, complete with thunder and crazy lightening over the week-end. My computer kept going in and out. So here it is. Street Lights. <BR> Some people may think streets lights are not that interesting, but they all have different shapes and designs. In older towns, the street lights will look antique. I love those the best. See how many different types you can find. <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to ... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:35:41 EST Assignment #185 Garden Plants/Statues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61988269 This week we can concentrate on our yards. Most of my plants are in pots, but I have a few in the ground. I also have a few garden statues here and there. If for any reason you do not have plants or statues, then walk around town. They usually have pretty plants along walkways etc. <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 05:15:25 EST Assignment #184--Ce ebration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61929865 Some of us just celebrated the 4th of July..Others will have a different type of celebration. <BR> Party, Wedding, Anniversary etc. Share your Celebration with us. Feel free to use your imagination. <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works t... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 07:10:56 EST fireworks or lightening photography http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x61926987 This is probably a really dumb question for on here, but I was wondering if anyone has any tips for taking pictures of fireworks (or lightening since that would probably be similar but moving faster). I did a little many years ago with my SP, but haven't done that much with my DSLR. It's an older DSLR with only 6.1 megapixels (think that's right). I got a new cable release today and have found my tripod to use. Now need to find a place to watch from and set things up and hope I can get so... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 17:30:56 EST Assgn # 183 Week of June 28th - Old Homes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61868769 Don't you just love older homes? I sure do. The house can be lived in or abandoned. It can be restored, or needs a good face lift. What ever you find interesting, take a few pics, then share it with our group. If you have older pictures you want to post, then fine, but please try and get out and take new pictures. Good exercise! <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 03:53:22 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x61855828 Hi everyone! <BR> I am brand "sparkly" new. I have lost my weight before (60lbs) but through life mishaps (really long story) I have gained it all back. I know the key to success is support and determination. I have determination in spades, but could use some help in the support department. <BR> <BR> I am a professional graphite (pencil) artist, though I have (again through a series of life mishaps) not drawn in some time, but I love photography and use that as my reference pieces and is a ... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:17:12 EST Summer/Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61804452 Summer starts on the 21st.Some of us have already experienced warmer weather. Others are still having rain. What ever you weather is, come on in and share it. <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you. <BR> Or you can do “bot... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 06:56:06 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x61751092 Well I am trying to lose weight, eat healthy and love running. My other love is photography. I recently purchased my dream camera, a Canon Rebel T5. I would had loved to get a more expensive one but settle for this one. Right now I love it. I take a lot of sport action pictures since my daughters are active in sports--swimming, running, and one is in band. I also enjoy taking photos of the beach and anything that might be around. One of the things I am thinking about doing is going bac... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 17:13:24 EST Asgn#181 – Wk of June 14th – Roads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61746234 I find roads interesting. Some are straight, some curved. Some in the city, or in the country. <BR> If you are lucky you can find a road out in the middle of no where. <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you. <BR> Or you c... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 01:11:39 EST Facebook link for the waving bear in my photo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61721061 <link>www.buzzfeed.com/alivelez/friendlies<BR>t-bear-ever?bffb&utm_term=4ldqpgp#.aiJ<BR>97NGp6 </link> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 01:58:54 EST Online Photography Courses/classes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61693425 Has anyone taken classes in photography? I have been looking at one at Creative Live. The problem is, I cannot tell if it will give information that would apply to all DSLR cameras because they have classes to show information about certain cameras and said they don't have informative classes on the other cameras. The only ones that are informative for cameras are for Canon and Nikon, but I have an older Pentax DSLR. No way could I have ever afforded a Canon or Nikon and the new lenses I ... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 22:27:13 EST Assignment# 180 Sunrise/Sunset http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61691961 I love the colors that our Sun provides, rather it is morning or evening. You can find all types of colors, shapes, etc. Find what ever strikes you as being interesting. For those of you who are battling weather, rain,snow etc., then try to find the Sun poking its head through the clouds. <BR> This is my first time posting the assignments, so bare with me. I am still learning the ropes. Have fun! <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>***... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 18:44:39 EST Asgn#179 – Wk of May 31st – Sculpture s/Statues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61617873 Asgn#179 – Wk of May 31st – Sculptures/Statues <BR> <BR> I love Statues and Sculptures especially when I am walking around gardens. <BR> These photos can be of ones in your own yard or where ever you go to see them. <BR> <BR> ***Special note***…… <BR> I am going to go on “hiatus” for a year. I have some trips planned through the <BR> Summer and then this coming Sept I will have knee replacement surgery on one <BR> knee, then in Jan, replacement surgery on the other knee. <BR> Hickok-Hale... Fri, 29 May 2015 12:01:21 EST Asgn#178 – Wk of May 24th – Wet Surface http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61558181 Asgn#178 – Wk of May 24th – Wet Surface <BR> <BR> Share a photo that shows a wet surface. <BR> Do your best to come up with photos other than just “bodies” of water. <BR> This can be inside or outside. <BR> I am curious what you will come up with!! LOL <BR> ----------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNME... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:10:03 EST Asgn#177 – Wk of May 17th – Talking Animals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61498643 Asgn#177 – Wk of May 17th – Talking Animals <BR> <BR> Share a photo of an animal that you know was <BR> saying something to you!! <BR> And let us know what it said!!! <BR> ------------------------ <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the be... Fri, 15 May 2015 18:53:55 EST Hi!! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x61464619 Hi Sparkies... <BR> <BR> I'm Kim. :) I was here before .... lost weight ... gained some of it back ... not really happy about that.... so that's why I'm back on Spark. I need a change and this worked really well for me the first time and hoping it will work again for me. It's really difficult to get back on track after months of being *off* track. :( <BR> <BR> I am a fitbit user. I have a cute pink fitbit. I totally love it! :) <BR> <BR> On June 17th - I will be gradua... Mon, 11 May 2015 22:45:44 EST My Mad Cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61463081 I was taking pictures of him ALL day and I think in this one he had finally had it and looked at me to say ENOUGH already <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1250659369.jpg"> Mon, 11 May 2015 19:25:00 EST Hey ya'll http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x61462981 New here, I own a Nikon D3200 my hubbie bought for me back in August I love IT! l love photography and learning about the different things you can do. I am still working on getting out of auto mode :) Looking forward to seeing you on the boards Mon, 11 May 2015 19:12:08 EST Asgn#176 – Wk of May 10th – Story Photo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61452991 Asgn#176 – Wk of May 10th – Story Photo <BR> Post a photo that tells a Story. <BR> And tell us the Story the photo is showing! <BR> ---------------------- <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you. <BR> Or you can do “both ways”!... Sun, 10 May 2015 16:28:41 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x61400521 Hello, <BR> <BR> I am new to this group and to sparks. I love getting out and taking pictures! I also love sharing what I see with others. Thanks for letting me be a part of your group! Mon, 4 May 2015 16:04:18 EST Asgn#175 – Wk of May 3rd – Streams or Rivers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61372815 Asgn#175 – Wk of May 3rd – Streams or Rivers <BR> <BR> Share photos of Streams or Rivers. <BR> I love to hear the sound of water running in Streams <BR> and Rivers. So share photos that give that peaceful <BR> feeling when you are near one. <BR> ------------------ <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO w... Fri, 1 May 2015 12:06:11 EST Asgn#174 – Wk of Apr 26th – Broken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61310813 Asgn#174 – Wk of Apr 26th – Broken <BR> Like what many Sparkers have said, <BR> “Love the way there are so many different ways each of you interrupt the assignments!” <BR> So share photos of what you think of when you <BR> think of this word!!! <BR> ----------------------- <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There ar... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:29:21 EST Have you seen this guys work? amazing images http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61254771 flickr.com/photos/fercrea/16795555887 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:51:20 EST Newb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x61250938 Hello fellow shutterbugs! I am new to Spark and honestly cannot wait to get started. My passion is photography. I photograph pretty much anything but do love to go urban exploring! Unfortunately, with my weight, I have a hard time doing it since I run out of breath and sometimes can't fit or climb. I need help and I know that with ya'lls help, I can reach my goal! Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:52:19 EST Asgn#173 – Wk of Apr 19th – Natures Geometric Shap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61246941 Asgn#173 – Wk of Apr 19th – Natures Geometric Shapes <BR> <BR> April 22nd is Earth Day. In honor of this let’s share photos of Nature. <BR> These photos need to have a “Geometric Shape” that nature made!! <BR> (triangle, square, circle, rectangle, etc) <BR> <BR> --------------------------------- <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:16:23 EST Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61202533 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l839161661.jpg"> <BR> I took this picture by pouring about 4 gallons of water on top of a metal storage shed Sun, 12 Apr 2015 22:13:49 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x61189271 Hi, I just recently joined SparkPeople and am enjoying the site. I am a SAHM with a camera! I enjoy portrait photography of women and children, especially work that involves costuming, props and vintage type elements. trying to attach image from recent set :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2044763268.jpg"> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:05:54 EST Asgn#172 – Wk of Apr 12th – Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61184027 Asgn#172 – Wk of Apr 12th – Breakfast <BR> <BR> Share photos of what you ate for breakfast!! <BR> This is one of my favorite meals!! <BR> ------------------- <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> <BR> NEW!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one works the best for you. <BR> Or you can do “both w... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:46:34 EST Flickr did it again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61152880 I have been assigned a new account again with flickr and cant log in to my real account where the photos are. I am highly rate to say the least (cussing not allowed) Tue, 7 Apr 2015 13:00:21 EST Asgn#171 – Wk of Apr 5th – Dresses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61126793 Asgn#171 – Wk of Apr 5th – Dresses <BR> <BR> I am thinking Easter Dresses. <BR> But share any dress or someone wearing a dress. <BR> We just don’t see them as much as when I was young! <BR> ------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 19:27:05 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x61078048 Hello! I enjoy taking pictures for a hobby and enjoy looking at others' work. Looking forward to the creative challenges and photography wisdom I'm sure you guys have to share. Also working on getting healthier and more energetic. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:09:34 EST Asgn#170 – Wk of Mar 29th – Fairy Landscape http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x61051372 Asgn#170 – Wk of Mar 29th – Fairy Landscape <BR> <BR> Share a photo of an area in your yard or another place, <BR> inside or out, that looks like it could be where <BR> Fairies or Gnomes would live!! <BR> (Include a shot of the Fairy also if you see her!!) <BR> -------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! NEW!! NEW!!!!! <BR> TO PARTICI... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:02:18 EST Asgn#169 – Wk of Mar 21st – Sleepy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60986662 Asgn#169 – Wk of Mar 21st – Sleepy <BR> <BR> Spring Fever!! <BR> Share photos of people or animals sleeping. <BR> Or something that makes you sleepy when you see it!! <BR> --------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> Older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! NEW!! NEW!!!!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do which ever one wo... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:10:00 EST pictures of 4 number 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60939396 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1901530123.jpg"> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:36:07 EST Asgn#168 – Wk of Mar 15th – Numbering Four http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60922898 Asgn#168 – Wk of Mar 15th – Numbering Four <BR> Because of St. Patrick’s Day we will share <BR> Four of anything. <BR> I am hoping to see a Four Leaf Clover!!! <BR> <BR> ----------------------------- <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> <BR> NEW!! NEW!! NEW!!!!! <BR> <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you can share a photo. <BR> You can do... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:37:33 EST Walk MS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60892091 I have decided to join the fight against MS and have entered the Wichita WalkMS. I need your help since the walk is in 46 days. If you would like to donate please visit my personal page at <link>main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?p<BR>x=13961126&pg=personal&fr_id=25717 </link> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:56:28 EST Ordering prints from stores http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60872834 I just read this post and thought it would be interesting. I know that I am no professional and many of my photos have been deleted from my card, so if I have something that I really think came out good and want prints I might have a problem with it. I understand professionals wanting to protect their business, too. Might make an interesting discussion. <BR> <link>nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2013/<BR>12/a-funny-thing-happened-on-our-way-t<BR>o.html </link> Sun, 8 Mar 2015 15:09:30 EST Asgn#167 - Wk of Mar 8th - On A Chair http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60857718 Asgn#167 – Wk of Mar 8th – On A Chair <BR> Share photos of Something or Someone on A Chair. <BR> Be sure that the focus of the photo is at least half showing <BR> the chair and the other half what is on the chair. <BR> ------------------------------ <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> NEW!! NEW!! NEW!!!!! <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS <BR> There are TWO ways you... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 19:02:13 EST I'm Kathy and I need help!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x60838210 I've been struggling for so long and never gave it to serious of a thought. With the way my last 2 years have gone I have really let myself go. Mentally and physically. I suffer from depression and (recently) anxiety. I have also developed other health issues that concern me enough to seriously do something about it!! I want to exercise more and try to eat better.... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 19:12:41 EST Asgn#166 – Wk of Mar 1st – Yummy but Low Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60784163 Asgn#166 – Wk of Mar 1st – Yummy but Low Calories <BR> <BR> This is to help each other think about new things to eat <BR> that maybe we don’t eat often enough. And maybe to get new ideas!! <BR> This can be a recipe or just one item that you like. <BR> Share what is in your photo too if you can!! <BR> --------------------------------- <BR> TWO WAYS TO POST PHOTOS TO SHARE! <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:17:26 EST I've decied to try matting my own pictures. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x60759775 And framing some of them too. In my area there are a lot of summer fairs that I could enter my pictures in as well as an actual photography show in my little town. SO I want to at least get to the point where I can passably mat a picture and make it look decent. <BR> <BR> Back when I entered my county fair when I was in my teens I just glued my pictures to foam board and slapped a pop can tab like hanging thing to them and called it good. I think I want to graduate well above that now. Most... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 23:23:29 EST Asgn#165 – Wk of Feb 22nd – Curves http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60724130 Asgn#165 – Wk of Feb 22nd – Curves <BR> <BR> Now this “does not” mean you “have” to take a photo <BR> of your own body curves! Unless you want too!!! LOL <BR> <BR> Share photos of anything that has curves, “Not just a circle”. <BR> This can be out in nature, an item inside, <BR> or whatever you can find. <BR> Think of creativity just for a challenge for yourself. <BR> ------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photograp... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:35:57 EST Excited! New Camera! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x60723335 I'm so excited because for Valentines day I asked for a new camera, specifically a smaller, weatherproof one! He bought it for me. I can't wait for this crazy winter weather to be over so I can test it out. At least the 0 degree temps. This one is small, fits in a pocket and it is suppose to be sandproof, waterproof, everything proof, we'll see. It is a finepix by Fujifilm. I'm very clumsy so this will workout for me <em>41</em> I hope the pictures turn out well. Wish me luck! Sat, 21 Feb 2015 09:06:49 EST New to group and sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x60675902 Hi, I'm an amateur photographer and just came across your group. I just started Sparkpeople at the end of December of last year. I like the assignments in this group. They will give me a chance to get creative and try something new. Look forward to the challenges <em>41</em> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:05:08 EST Asgn#164 – Wk of Feb 15th – Natural Light Inside http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60651970 Asgn#164 – Wk of Feb 15th – Natural Light Inside <BR> <BR> Take a photo inside using only the natural light coming <BR> in from a window or door. <BR> Try to show shadows or someway to show <BR> how the light is coming from outside. <BR> ------------------ <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. ... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:17:39 EST Asgn#163 – Wk of Feb 8th – This is Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60579799 Asgn#163 – Wk of Feb 8th – This is Love <BR> <BR> This time of the year I can’t help but ask to share photos that show Love! <BR> This can be anything that to you “says love”!! <BR> It doesn’t have to be just people. <BR> ------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer ... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 12:22:11 EST MILC Cameras http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x60575631 <link>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirrorless_int<BR>erchangeable-lens_camera </link> <BR> <BR> I ordered an MILC camera that ought to arrive tomorrow, maybe the day after, and I was wondering if anyone has used these sorts of cameras before and have any opinions on the ease of use and quality of the cameras. <BR> <BR> I guess I will find out in the next two days, but I am curious what other people think about them. Fri, 6 Feb 2015 00:40:32 EST I actually got an award http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60537594 I've never tried for anything and joined this group to vote for a Spark friend's photos (haven't figured out what I'm doing yet). Today I got an email that I got an award for this picture on View Bug. <BR> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/62222579@N00/1<BR>5715934199/ </link> Mon, 2 Feb 2015 12:47:52 EST Asgn#162 – Wk of Feb 1st – Shadows http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60508948 Asgn#162 – Wk of Feb 1st – Shadows <BR> <BR> Share a photo of the Shadow of an object, person, <BR> or even yourself! <BR> Remember these assignments are just for fun and <BR> for sharing our fun. And we may even learn things <BR> to help our photography and our healthier living!! <BR> ------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNME... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:23:27 EST My First Photo Assignment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60459404 <link>www.flickr.com/photos/130561592@N07/<BR>16215849516/ </link> <BR> <BR> One of my favorite colors Green Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:05:29 EST My First Photo Assignment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60453909 <BR> https://www.flickr.com/photos/130561592@<BR>N07/16215849516/ Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:33:32 EST Photo Assignment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60453834 This is my first photo with this group. This is one of my favorite colors-Green <BR> <BR> https://www.flickr.com/photos/130561592@<BR>N07/16215849516/ Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:26:59 EST Asgn#161 – Wk of Jan 25th – Color Explosion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60439599 Asgn#161 – Wk of Jan 25th – Color Explosion <BR> <BR> Share a photo of your favorite color or a color you choose. <BR> But make it a "Color Explosion" by filling the whole <BR> picture with the color!! <BR> Be sure your photo is at least "3/4 filled" with the color!!! <BR> <BR> “Example” would be to take a close up of an item <BR> that is the color you choose <BR> or taking a photo that has several items of the color. <BR> -------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Or... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:39:10 EST Asgn#160 – Wk of Jan 18th – My Neighborhood http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60356234 Asgn#160 – Wk of Jan 18th – My Neighborhood <BR> <BR> Share a photo that represents your neighborhood. <BR> This is a good time to take a walk and snap several photos! <BR> Try to show the “type” of neighborhood you live in. <BR> ----------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 19:17:30 EST National Geographic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60343891 http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/ass<BR>ignments <BR> <BR> enter your photos Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:02:58 EST Ned help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x60317508 Im back here on Spark and need to loose 30 lbs! Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:15:11 EST Hi. New here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x60288738 Hi. I currently live in Arizona and have loved photography as far back as I can remember. I remember playing with my parents' Kodak Instamatic with the square flash cubes. If I could figure out how to have as much passion for losing weight as I do for photography, I'd never have gained weight to begin with! <BR> <BR> Anyway, glad to be here! Sat, 10 Jan 2015 23:50:20 EST Asgn#159 – Wk of Jan 11th – Emotion Self Portrait http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60273997 Asgn#159 – Wk of Jan 11th – Emotion Self Portrait <BR> <BR> Take a picture of yourself showing how you are feeling this week!! <BR> These can be serious or funny. <BR> Have fun with this assignment!! <BR> Try crazy makeup even if you want! <BR> --------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sha... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 16:38:45 EST Asgn#158 – Wk of Jan 4th, 2015 – New Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60190261 Asgn#158 – Wk of Jan 4th, 2015 – New Life <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! <BR> Share photos of New Life in this New Year. <BR> This can be human, animal, nature, or object! <BR> Remember to do your best to take a NEW photo! <BR> ---------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Fl... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 17:50:35 EST Hello fellow shutterbugs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x60187002 I have a beautiful wonder fancy camera my husband gave me a few birthdays ago and I need to start using it! This team looks like fun and I can get in some exercising while taking pictures!!! Hello to you all and I hope to find some friends! Fri, 2 Jan 2015 12:12:08 EST Hello Shutterbugs... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x60161637 Hi Everyone... <BR> <BR> My name is Kim. I'm a Canadian. Loves - Hockey, Hello Kitty, Thunderstorms, Horror Movies, Vanilla Scented Candles, Honey/Vanilla Tea, Stuffed Animals, Photography, and My Husband! ;) I am a Full-Time College Student taking Photography, and I'm finished in April 2015. Really sad ... because I love my teachers and all the awesome Photographers I have met along the way. (fellow classmates of course!) ;) I signed up on here last night.. (December 29th) beca... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 23:58:04 EST Asgn#157 – Wk of Dec 29th – Guilty Pleasure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60128520 Asgn#157 – Wk of Dec 29th – Guilty Pleasure <BR> <BR> Now this “isn’t” supposed to be a New Years Resolution unless you want it to be. <BR> This is to share photos of things that you love and <BR> maybe shouldn’t as much as you do. <BR> (Like for me with Candy!!!) <BR> We just need to learn to enjoy it with moderation. <BR> So candy makes it a “Guilty Pleasure” for me!! <BR> So share your “Guilty Pleasure”…. <BR> --------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:15:41 EST Asgn#156 – Wk of Dec 21st – Christmas!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60101076 Asgn#156 – Wk of Dec 21st – Christmas!! <BR> <BR> So sorry I am so late! <BR> I guess it is a good sign because it must mean <BR> I have gotten into the Christmas Spirit this year. <BR> <BR> So let’s just share a great picture of your <BR> Christmas this year!!!! <BR> ----------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, yo... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:13:39 EST New and excited for the first assingment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x60091192 I'm 41 years old and tired of being over weight. I have had a love for photography for many years. I have and Associate degree from the Pittsburgh Art Institute for photography (from 1995). But I have not done much with it in years. I feel like I'm starting over with digital. Hope to get to know some of you. I definitely need motivation <em>381</em> . Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:27:49 EST Asgn#155 – Wk of Dec 14th – By A Hair http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x60008342 Asgn#155 – Wk of Dec 14th – By A Hair <BR> <BR> Share photos of Hair; a Hairdo, Mustache, Beard, etc… <BR> Don’t forget Santa’s beard!!! LOL <BR> ------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also have a team. After creatin... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:27:29 EST Camera lenses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x59957684 I have a Nicon rebel T5 I am looking for a lens 18 - 135 or 18 -200mm <BR> I already have 18 - 55 and a 70 -300mm I need something in between ,so I do not have to <BR> switch lenses on trips , where I do not carry a camera bag,any suggestions on Brands to get? Sun, 7 Dec 2014 08:37:38 EST Asgn#154 – Wk of Dec 7th – Big and Little http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x59945938 Asgn#154 – Wk of Dec 7th – Big and Little <BR> <BR> Share a photo that has includes two items of a like or similar item. <BR> One needs to be Big and the other one Small. <BR> (An example would be a regular marshmallow and <BR> a mini marshmallow.) <BR> ---------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a phot... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 18:11:19 EST Asgn#153 – Wk of Nov 30th – Walk 50 Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x59889517 Asgn#153 – Wk of Nov 30th – Walk 50 Steps <BR> <BR> I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving and didn’t eat as much as I did!! <BR> So this assignment is for me and I am sharing with you! LOL <BR> <BR> For this assignment you will need to get up <BR> and walk. After you do 50 Steps stop and <BR> take a picture! Do this as many times as you want. <BR> It can be inside or outside, wherever <BR> you end up then take the picture!! <BR> <BR> I am going to have to do this and more every day... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 17:07:58 EST view bug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x59883319 Does anyone know anything about View Bug? I was trying to vote for a friend's photo(s) on there and couldn't figure out how to get to that. Ended up joining it to try to find that voting. So now I have a photo on there for some photo of the week contest that they have. Guess I had better start getting some decent pictures. Didn't really mean to join something like that. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:11:44 EST Found a frog :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x59875737 <link>m.flickr.com/#/photos/tkdgirlms/1527<BR>1686084/ </link> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:02:18 EST Asgn#152 – Wk of Nov 23 – Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x59825115 Asgn#152 – Wk of Nov 23 – Happy <BR> <BR> This time of year we think of things that make <BR> us Thankful. But I would like to see pictures <BR> of what makes you Happy!! <BR> When we are Happy we usually are Thankful! <BR> ------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer F... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:14:54 EST Asgn#151 – Wk of Nov 16th – Lost in The Fog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x59761009 Asgn#151 – Wk of Nov 16th – Lost in The Fog <BR> I have been seeing some great pictures of Fog <BR> lately on different sites. So share your pictures of Fog! <BR> Fog makes some wonderful pictures!! <BR> --------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:16:03 EST Oldie but a Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x59719975 Old but not in age - Yes Grandma , yet - I am refereeing to being a old Sparker with a new look as well as new Username ( four years spring down 100 pounds )- I hit the restart - My name is Karen . <BR> I photo blog all my adventures - I just returned from AZ two days ago - I captured some wonderfully photos - I am row /skull on the Chicago River - hard to photo while rowing :) - I have qualified for the Woman's Competitive row team n- indoor rowing through winter <BR> Looking forward ... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:22:54 EST Asgn#150 – Wk of Nov 9th – Distinct Faces http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x59694782 Asgn#150 – Wk of Nov 9th – Distinct Faces <BR> <BR> Share faces of people or animals. <BR> Do your best to find ones that make them Distinct! <BR> BUT rather then not post a photo share what you can find. <BR> --------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, ... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 16:53:15 EST ANGELIQUENZ makes some stulling dolls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x59643097 Never seen anything like it check it out. It is amazing. Check her page and photos <BR> <BR> ANGELIQUENZ Sun, 2 Nov 2014 17:54:04 EST Asgn#149 – Wk of Nov 2 – Fall Colors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x59630564 Asgn#149 – Wk of Nov 2 – Fall Colors <BR> <BR> I love the colors of Fall and have taken <BR> a lot of photos. How about you? <BR> Let’s share these!! <BR> This means you need to get outside and do some walking!!! LOL <BR> This reminder is for me too!! <BR> ------------------ <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 13:08:35 EST Anyone else trying the #fit2feast challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1859x794x59630090 I did 45 minutes of upper body weight training with dance steps between sets. Then danced my way to 10,000 steps and got in 20 flights. Great fitness day! Sat, 1 Nov 2014 12:18:54 EST 2nd time around http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x59578803 I was a member of this group in the past and enjoyed all the photos. But, I had a hard time for a while and kind of went off the grid. But, as it was brought to my attention by NEELOJO, this might be just what I need to get out and about with that camera again. Thank you!! Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:44:39 EST Shooting in Rarw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x59568506 I bought a Nikon 3200 less than a year ago and I can't figure out the "Raw" thing. What I'm getting stuck on is the download of the software and then how to use it. I thought I should have received something with the camera, but didn't. I found a free download on the internet - from the Nikon site - but am stuck on what do I do after I've downloaded it. <BR> <BR> What I'm asking is - how do you convert the raw picture to a usable jpg file? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:20:09 EST Asgn#148 – Wk of Oct 26th – Scary!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x59555658 Asgn#148 – Wk of Oct 26th – Scary!! <BR> <BR> See if you can come up with some photos that <BR> are not just Halloween decorations!! <BR> We have done this assignment on other Halloweens <BR> but I think it is a fun one. <BR> ----------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flic... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:57:34 EST Back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x59550671 Hi Photo Spark Friends, <BR> <BR> James here in Boston... I've been on and off and on and off, etc. on SPARK since about 2008, I'm back now. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Always loved this SparkTeam, including the weekly challenge. I posted a few archived 'doorway' shots from my Flickr pool this week, but tomorrow I plan to be out and about with my dad shooting along the Maine coast - hope to get some more doorways. However, I think I'm bringing my film cameras on this excursion, (I love fil... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:38:06 EST Asgn#147 – Wk of Oct 19th – Doorways http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x59487532 Asgn#147 – Wk of Oct 19th – Doorways <BR> <BR> Share photos taken from the inside or from <BR> the outside. Businesses, your home, or <BR> other ideas you come up with! <BR> ------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we als... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:38:59 EST Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x59470644 Hi! Looks like a fun team, will keep looking around. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:21:11 EST Hi I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x59454623 Hello--I have a new camera and want to use it! Actually it's not 'new', I've had it for over a year but haven't done much with it!!! Might as well learn something while trying to get healthy! ;) Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:38:03 EST Asgn#146 – Wk of Oct 12th – Diagonal Lines http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x59408296 Asgn#146 – Wk of Oct 12th – Diagonal Lines <BR> <BR> Share photos of items that have a “Diagonal Lines” <BR> This may be inside or outside, like a leaning tree. <BR> (posting a bit early-- I am on my way out of town. JO) <BR> ---------------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing ... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 12:53:58 EST Asgn#145 – Wk of Oct 5th – After Dark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x59345713 Asgn#145 – Wk of Oct 5th – After Dark <BR> <BR> Share photos you took “After Dark”. <BR> Lights in your neighborhood, sky, or try using a Flashlight!! <BR> ---------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also have a team. After creating... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 11:44:24 EST Good morning from the Kitsap Peninsula http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x59343857 I bought a camera after announcing my retirement in July, then took a Great Courses photography class. (If I'd done it the other way around, I'd probably have bought a different camera.) <BR> <BR> Taking photographs helps increase the number of steps I take, gets me outside, and is a lot of fun. So glad to find this group! Fri, 3 Oct 2014 09:06:47 EST Returning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x59314523 I joined SP over a year ago, but unfortunately life got in the way and I had to put things on hold. Now with a divorce and two moves behind me, I am ready to do this again! This is the only Spark Team I didn't leave, because if there is one thing I love more than good food, it's photography. I think it will play a very important role in my ability to achieve my goals this time around. Looking very forward to making it happen this time, and participating in this great community. Hello again! <... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:34:35 EST Good Morning! New in Colorado http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x59311556 I am so excited to be joining your Team!! Thank you so much. I LOVE to take pictures, I am looking forward to learning how to post them to the challenges. What fun!! I need to loose alot of weight to help make photography more possible and enjoyable. I Just turned 51 last week, I am married, have 2 adult children with families of their own and 3 grandchildren. We have 5 German Shepherds a chihuahua and a Rat Terrier along with 5 cats and we just started raising chickens this year. We are look... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:54:38 EST Asgn#144 – Wk of Sept 28th – Collection of “Someth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x59280820 Asgn#144 – Wk of Sept 28th – Collection of “Somethings” <BR> <BR> This can be anything, inside or outside, <BR> as long as it is several of an item. <BR> ----------------- <BR> <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. <BR> But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also have a te... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:06:03 EST Starting over... again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x59216545 Hi All! I'm Kim. Used to be on here (off and on) in the past. Here again to get a new fresh start on my weight loss journey. I'm Canadian. I'm currently in my 2nd year (my final year *sadddd*) of Digital Photography at local College in my City. :) Love it. I mostly take photos of landscapes, and have dabbed into Architectural Photography too. Love horror movies (the scarrier... the better!) ;) , thunderstorms, and hot chocolate (special occasions - not to drink it *everyday*... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:13:14 EST Asgn#143 – Wk of Sept 21st – Construction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x59197981 Asgn#143 – Wk of Sept 21st – Construction <BR> <BR> Take photos of “something” being built like at a construction site. <BR> But for creativity, think outside the usual construction of a building <BR> and see what you can come up with. <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a pho... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:13:23 EST Asgn#142 – Wk of Sept 14th – Didn’t Expect This! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x59131929 Asgn#142 – Wk of Sept 14th – Didn’t Expect This! <BR> <BR> Share a photo of something you saw in a photo after <BR> you took it that you “Didn’t Expect to See” in that photo. <BR> Like something in the background, or a small bug on <BR> a flower you didn’t realize was there, or yourself! LOL <BR> ------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIP... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:14:44 EST Asgn#141 – Wk of Sept 7th – My Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x59054454 Asgn#141 – Wk of Sept 7th – My Vacation <BR> <BR> Share photos of your Vacation THIS summer. <BR> If you didn’t get one in this summer then share a <BR> special weekend or something special you did this summer. <BR> ----------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr,... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 19:10:23 EST Asgn#140 – Wk of Aug 31st – Spiral or Twisted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x58985962 Asgn#140 – Wk of Aug 31st – Spiral or Twisted <BR> <BR> Share photos of things that have a spiral to them <BR> or are twisted. <BR> --------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also have a team. After creating a Flickr account,... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:06:23 EST Asgn#139 – Wk of Aug 24th - A Bench http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x58928341 Asgn#139 – Wk of Aug 24th - A Bench <BR> <BR> Okay..... I cheated again this assignment. While on vacation I took so many pictures of benches that I will have to use a whole folder to put them in!! LOL <BR> So join in my fun that I had this week snapping pictures of every bench I saw. <BR> <BR> Share photos of benches. These can be <BR> In a park or along a street. Where ever you see one. <BR> --------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please tr... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:57:59 EST Bird photography http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x58868006 I use a Canon Powershot, point and shoot. <BR> <BR> I like to photograph the birds I see when I go birding, but I think the focus mechanism spooks some birds. As soon as I have them almost focused, off they go. Not all birds, but definitely some. <BR> <BR> As a countermeasure, sometimes I try focusing on a spot close to where they are, then swiveling the camera so that the bird is framed. I have mediocre luck, as first, I have to find out that the bird gets spooked, and then find it agai... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:39:06 EST Asgn#138 – Wk of Aug 17th – Tools http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x58848382 Asgn#138 – Wk of Aug 17th – Tools <BR> <BR> This can a photo of any type of tools. <BR> Work tools, kitchen tools, garden tools, etc. <BR> See if you can make an artistic picture out of them. <BR> ----------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:28:21 EST Asgn#137 – Wk of Aug 10th – Never Throw Away http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x58789740 Asgn#137 – Wk of Aug 10th – I could Never throw this away! <BR> <BR> Share photos of something you have that <BR> no matter what you could never throw away! <BR> Or something that you think is something <BR> that someone could never throw away. <BR> Tell us about it if you want. <BR> --------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 11:40:15 EST Hello Sparkies... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x58714931 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'm Kim, a Canadian, and a new member. I'm here to make some friends, lose weight and have some fun doing it. :) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a good Friday. <BR> <BR> <em>125</em> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:30:36 EST Asgn#136 – Wk of Aug 3rd – Real Wood Grain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x58713632 Asgn#136 – Wk of Aug 3rd – Real Wood Grain <BR> <BR> Share photos of the Grain in Real Wood. <BR> Look for REAL wood, finished or natural. <BR> Do not use artificial wood grain. <BR> ----------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we a... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 18:50:50 EST Asgn#135 – Wk of July 27th – A Weed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x58644385 Asgn#135 – Wk of July 27th – A Weed <BR> <BR> I have so many weeds in my yard!!!! <BR> So let’s share photos!!! LOL <BR> Look for the BEAUTY in a weed!! There is some there! <BR> --------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:28:57 EST Fire Season is Here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x58637334 And the smoke is rolling in. I live a good distance from the fires but I did get smoke and some ash in my neighborhood. Here are some photos I took: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkmoo<BR>nslayer/sets/72157645904228222 </link> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:40:23 EST not totally a newbie.... ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x58624025 hi :) my name is kim. i was on here back in 2010 and then have been back on and off since then. i lost a lot of weight on spark people and slowly went back to my old habits (darn junk food! & emotional eating) - and have gained some weight back. i am here for once and for all. i am not going to give up on myself this time. this time is different. <BR> <BR> i am totally convinced that my husband is trying to mess me up ... but you know... he doesn't make me eat anything... i am... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:04:23 EST Asgn#134 – Wk of July 20th – Occupations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x58571631 Asgn#134 – Wk of July 20th – Occupations <BR> <BR> Share photos of your occupation or <BR> of one you see someone doing. <BR> ----------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also have a team. After creating a Flickr account, you... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:50:41 EST Asgn #133 – Wk of July – “You Can’t Eat Just One” http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x58502503 Asgn #133 – Wk of July – “You Can’t Eat Just One” <BR> <BR> I cheated this week. I have already taken my photo!! LOL <BR> But it gave me an idea for an assignment!! <BR> See what you come up with!!! <BR> ------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:32:47 EST Cropping photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x58477345 If I crop a photo in Picasa or elsewhere, how come the original uploads instead of the cropped one? Wed, 9 Jul 2014 09:22:05 EST Real Estate Photography? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x58460966 I saw someone taking pictures of the house across the street that is going to be put up for sale, so figure she was taking photos for the listing. I was wondering if anyone has done anything like that and how you would go about it. I have problems keeping me from going out and getting a job where I have to be at a business at a certain time and thought that something like that might work to earn some money. I don't know how well it would pay or if it would be something I could afford to do... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 20:36:58 EST Me. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x58448458 Was here before & got overwhelmed and left. :( I have decided to return because I need to do this for myself. :) <BR> <BR> Me? Well, I am a Canadian. Born in Toronto, Canada. Moved out of Toronto to go to College. I am a Full-Time College Student. Going into my 2nd and final year for Photography & totally love it. :) The types of things I enjoy taking photos of --- birds , wild life , nature and *maybe* some street photography. :) I saw a documentary done by Joe Cr... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 17:38:52 EST Asgn#132 – Wk of July 6th – Books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x58430956 Asgn#132 – Wk of July 6th – Books <BR> <BR> photos of books. <BR> This can be one favorite book, a bookshelf of books, <BR> Or even go to your local library and take a photo!! <BR> ---------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we a... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 19:09:50 EST Asgn#131 – Wk of Jun 29th – Vehicles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x58356167 Asgn#131 – Wk of Jun 29th – Vehicles <BR> <BR> Share photos of Vehicles. <BR> But let’s make this a challenge and say <BR> NO CARS!! <BR> Let’s try other modes of transportation including <BR> work equipment, buses, boats or your ideas!! <BR> ------------------------ <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-s... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:19:05 EST Hi from Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x58344288 Hi y'all! I'm from Schertz, Tx and one of my hobbies is photography. Looking forward to sharing! <BR> <em>188</em> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:28:57 EST Hi All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x58335642 Hi All, Just joined team and wanted to day Hi. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:19:29 EST Asgn#130 – Wk of Jun 22 - Farmers Market http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x58280964 Asgn#130 – Wk of Jun 22 - Farmers Market <BR> <BR> Head out to your nearest Farmers Market and take some <BR> photos that will make the rest of us want to go!! <BR> If you don’t have one near you then share photos of <BR> Vegetables or Fruits that you have in your yard or at <BR> a grocery store. <BR> -------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PA... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:28:31 EST Asgn#129 – Wk of Jun 15th – Softness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x58208930 Asgn#129 – Wk of Jun 15th – Softness <BR> <BR> This is for us to practice on taking pictures that will <BR> show a certain texture when you see it. <BR> Share photos of things that are soft. <BR> Try close ups or someway to show the texture of softness, <BR> not just the item. <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you ... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:46:47 EST New from Texas. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x58149840 Hi I'm new here. My name is Wendy, I'm from a small tone outside of houston. I've always loved taking pictures but have gotten a little more serious about it in the last year, when I decided that it was my turn to do something I love. Sun, 8 Jun 2014 12:21:48 EST Posing People... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x58142543 I'm entering my 3rd semester in September at College for Photography. I have to take a class called , "Professional Portraiture" .. and I'm nervous --- I am shy and I am not comfortable telling people how to pose. <BR> <BR> Anyone out there in Shutterbug land - can share any pointers to make this newbie photographer more relaxed in telling people how to pose? :( <BR> <BR> Thanks! :( Sat, 7 Jun 2014 17:49:22 EST Asgn#128 – Wk of Jun 8th – Out My Back Door http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x58135665 Asgn#128 – Wk of Jun 8th – Out My Back Door <BR> <BR> Take a look out your Back door and snap a photo! <BR> This can be what is in your yard or the landscape you see. <BR> ----------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also hav... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 23:39:09 EST starting all over *again*.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x58134261 I am not exactly new on here, been here before ... lost weight .. gained it .. and, now I'm back on here hoping to lose the weight for good! <BR> <BR> I am a Canadian. I was born in Toronto, Canada.. lived there until July 2013 - and moved into a small city to go back to College. In September - I will be going into my 2nd and final year for Photography. :) My love of Photography is in Nature shots and Street photography. :) I am married to my soul mate since 2004. :) <BR>... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 21:02:43 EST starting all over *again*.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x58077990 hello fellow spark people :) <BR> <BR> was here before and now I'm trying to start all over again. hopefully this will be the *last* time for me and my starting all over's. <BR> <BR> I am Canadian, born and raised in a city called Toronto. moved out of Toronto in July 2013 to go back to College. my husband and I got hit by a car in November 2013. :( my left wrist was broken/shattered. my wrist was in 3 different colorful casts - for 8 weeks. when I got my final cast off - ... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 23:52:24 EST Asgn#127 – Wk of Jun 1st – Forgotten Homes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x58050892 Asgn#127 – Wk of Jun 1st – Forgotten Homes <BR> <BR> Share photos of Homes that have been Forgotten. <BR> These type of homes are sometimes sad but I love to sit <BR> and think of them as retired and try to imagine the stories they have to tell. <BR> Share a story if you want. <BR> -------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, y... Fri, 30 May 2014 13:15:28 EST Asgn#126 – Wk of May 25th – My Shadow/R flection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x57976291 Asgn#126 – Wk of May 25th – My Own Shadow/Reflection <BR> <BR> Share photos that have your Shadow or your Reflection <BR> In the shot! This can be on purpose or by accident. <BR> ----------------------- <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also ha... Fri, 23 May 2014 19:15:31 EST New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x57906385 No, I'm not a man, and my name is Leslie. In college, I was a painter but became intrigued with photography. My first camera was a Nikon F, so that means I'm older than dirt. That camera weighed 2 pounds and 11 ounces and was my very first love. I've finally entered the digital age, and I'm still shooting with a Nikon. Sat, 17 May 2014 16:24:07 EST Asgn#125 – Wk of May 18th – Smaller than your Palm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x57897147 Asgn#125 – Wk of May 18th – Smaller than the Palm of your hand. <BR> Share photos of an item that is smaller then your hand. <BR> This is a good time to practice on your close up photos!! <BR> -------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join... Fri, 16 May 2014 18:30:10 EST New Sparkler http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x57889600 Hello I am new to Sparkpeople. I am also a photography student so I thought this would be a good group to start with. I look forward to losing weight and learning the better lifestyle. I also look forward to learning and making connections with the photography memebers. Fri, 16 May 2014 01:44:07 EST newbie? nah, not really..... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x57886778 hello sparkies, :) <BR> <BR> my name is kim. i am a canadian, who loves photography (mostly street photography and nature), addicted to hello kitty & horror movies (yeah, i know that both of them don't go well together...but that's just me){*smiles*}. i am *wanting* to become a vegetarian but kind of nervous that i would just end up turning back to meat in the end... but i am willing to even try to do it. :) i am an emotional eater... but, surprising i did everything but eat after g... Thu, 15 May 2014 20:21:59 EST Asgn#124 – Wk of May 11th – Strange! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x57827019 Asgn#124 – Wk of May 11th – Strange! <BR> <BR> Share photos of something that you found <BR> to be very Strange or unusual when you saw it! <BR> ----------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also have a team. After creating a F... Sat, 10 May 2014 14:23:19 EST GREAT TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x57788652 Just wanted to say.....GREAT TEAM and glad I found it! Wed, 7 May 2014 08:58:19 EST Asgn#123 – Wk of May 4th – The Color Blue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x57734894 Asgn#123 – Wk of May 4th – The Color Blue <BR> Share items that are Blue, a really true Blue <BR> This can be nature or items. <BR> ------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also have a team. After creating a Flickr accoun... Fri, 2 May 2014 20:28:03 EST &#9734; Newbie... ..&#9734; http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x57670763 Hey Sparkies.. My name is Kim... I am indeed a newbie. :) Looking to get healthy, lose weight, make some new friends and have some fun along the way. :) <BR> <BR> Always remember -- <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 23:36:47 EST Asgn#122 – Wk of Apr 27 – May Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x57645583 Asgn#122 – Wk of Apr 27 – May Day! <BR> <BR> I am so happy that Spring is here for my part of the country!! <BR> Share “May Day” baskets you may receive or <BR> share the flowers you have blooming in your yard now!! <BR> Members who are not having Spring right now please <BR> share your favorite flowers. <BR> ------------------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:45:12 EST Big Sky Country Checking in .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x57604315 Good morning from the beautiful state of Montana. My name is Sue. I am married with 3 fur-babies (1 frisky cat and 2 delightful dogs). I am originally from NE Pennsylvania but have lived in Virginia Beach, VA, Chicago, IL and currently reside in northern Montana. I am thrilled to see a photog group here. It gives me a reason to get out and explore my new home and get that flickr account active again. I don't have any thing for the current assignment yet, but will try before the week is over. ... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:24:31 EST Asgn #121 – Wk of Apr 20 – Moods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x57560976 Asgn #121 – Wk of Apr 20 – Moods <BR> <BR> Dictionary……… <BR> Moods differ from emotions in that they are less specific, less intense, <BR> and less likely to be triggered by a particular stimulus or event. <BR> <BR> Share a photo that you feel creates a “mood” <BR> when you look at it. (good or bad!) <BR> ------------------------ <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> ... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:20:52 EST HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x57485915 I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND HOW TO POST PHOTO,,,,,I REALLY WANT TO POST PHOTOS HERE. NOT SURE HOW TO SELECT IMAGE ON PHOTOSITE AND COPY URL? NO IDEA, TRYING TO GET MY SON TO SHOW ME HOW. <BR> <BR> HELLO , I AM NEW TO THIS SITE AND HOPE TO LOSE WEIGHT AND CANT WAIT TO POST SOME PHOTOS;;;;; <BR> <BR> ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:57:31 EST Asgn #120 – Wk of Apr 13 – Fences http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x57485251 Asgn #120 – Wk of Apr 13 – Fences <BR> <BR> Don’t Fence Me In!!! LOL <BR> Share photos of Fences. <BR> I would enjoy seeing many different kinds!! <BR> --------------------- <BR> <BR> All Entries Must be your Original Work. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too rather than not post. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also have a team. After crea... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:31:24 EST Asgn #119 – Wk of Apr 6 – New Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x57385377 Asgn #119 – Wk of Apr 6 – New Life <BR> <BR> Share photos of something that <BR> represents New Life. <BR> This can be animal, plant or mineral! LOL <BR> ----------------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also have a team. After creating a Fl... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 14:55:27 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x57364578 Hi everyone- I'm new to SP and shutterbugs. I need to lose quite a bit of weight( 50#) and need some motivation I am so lacking. Now that spring is here (I think?- just got 20" of snow yesterday) I'm hoping to get out more, and make a new start to a healthier life. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 22:18:28 EST Newbe from Michigan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x57356372 Hello everyone. My name is Jennifer. I am 26, married, mother of 2, trying to lose another 30-40 pounds. I like to walk, I just bought a stationary bike because it has been to cold to get outside so I hope that will help me, and I like yoga. I am so excited to find a team of photo nuts like me! I love the idea of challenges and I look forward to participating in them. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 09:54:48 EST Asgn #118 – Wk of Mar 30 – Rocks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x57308292 Asgn #118 – Wk of Mar 30 – Rocks <BR> <BR> Let’s share some of the Rocks we see <BR> while we are outside enjoying the nicer days. <BR> Photos can be individual Rocks or rocks in use like <BR> for a rock wall. <BR> ------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join an... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:30:05 EST Yahoo and Flickr http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x57272137 I have always signed in with facebook ,do not remember my Yahoo or if I ever had one <BR> so today as prompted I set one up, now my photo stream is empty and when I go to my old one I cant use it it seems to think I am another person DRAT, I have contacted Yahoo <BR> hope they can fix it. <em>39</em> <em>24</em> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:41:12 EST Intro from Indiana http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x57241445 Good morning! <BR> <BR> My name is Beth. I joined Sparkpeople a few weeks ago. I'm a 43 year old mother of 4 (23-16) and wife of 24 years (next month). Going back to school for a degree in social work. I am a shutter bug. But still have so much to learn. Excited to see a photography group here! <BR> <BR> I have about 55 pounds to lose before I hit my goal. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:19:55 EST Asgn #117 – Wk of Mar 23 – Corners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x57212427 Asgn #117 – Wk of Mar 23 – Corners <BR> <BR> Share photos of Corners. These can be exverted or inverted. <BR> In other words they can be like a corner on a table or the corner of a room. <BR> Have you seen an odd looking corner. It would be great to share it! <BR> ------------------------------ <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:46:23 EST MY SKY PIC'S http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x57207480 OK I THINK I HAVE IT NOW,TO SHOW MY SKY PIIC'S <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/boos_picture_w<BR>eb_site/sets/72157642682478875 </link> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:26:14 EST Good Morning Y'all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x57133571 I finally installed McAfee virus protections and family protection onto my computer and the family protection part has blocked flickr.com because of nudity. So once I figure out how to unblock and/or uninstall the family protection then I won't be able to post or view any pictures. Any suggestions would be ever so helpful on how to unblock flickr.com before uninstalling the family protection. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 08:11:16 EST Asgn #116 – Wk of Mar 16 – Wheels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x57129233 Asgn #116 – Wk of Mar 16 – Wheels <BR> <BR> This week share photos of Wheels. <BR> Remember wheels don’t have to be on transportation, <BR> there are many other type of wheels!! <BR> What kind can you find?? <BR> --------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join an... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:24:01 EST Birthday Lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x57088845 Had to share, went to Fat Tuscan here in Gainesville, this was good. do you have a nice food photo memorable food? <BR> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/ingmarie1/1308<BR>9326383/ </link> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:24:20 EST Posted a photo blog.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x57075213 Hi team.... <BR> I have been lax about participating, but thought I would share this link to my recent photo blog if anyone would care to visit!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644516 </link> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:46:50 EST Asgn #115 – Wk of Mar 9 – Sky High (clouds) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x57044793 Asgn #115 – Wk of Mar 9 – Sky High (clouds) <BR> <BR> Share photos of Clouds and the Sky. <BR> We have been having so many days with just overcast <BR> and gloom I thought maybe we would all enjoy seeing <BR> some pretty sky and clouds! LOL <BR> ------------------------ <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We p... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 20:24:00 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x57040280 My name is Lee. I was involved here three years ago and lost track when my computer broke. I now have a notebook and have to figure out how to upload pics all over again! <BR> Fri, 7 Mar 2014 12:40:28 EST Hi, my name is Amber http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x56991617 Hello all, my name is Amber and I'm hopping back on board with SparkPeople. I fell off the wagon, gaining back weight I had lost and gaining an additional five. No bueno. <BR> <BR> So here I am, I want to lose 45lbs and fix my horrible eating habits. Looking for lots of support along the way. :) Mon, 3 Mar 2014 17:16:09 EST Asgn #114 – Wk of Mar 2 - Comfort Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x56953147 Asgn #114 – Wk of Mar 2 - Comfort Food <BR> <BR> Share a photo of the food that you like to eat when you <BR> are wanting some comfort. <BR> This can be anything but it would be interesting for <BR> me to see what healthy food you like as a comfort food! <BR> I have a real struggle with that!! <BR> ----------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS,... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:49:10 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x56949292 Joined Sparks a few weeks ago and learning my way around. <BR> Love taking photos and looking forward to exchanging ideas and inspiration. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:42:03 EST New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x56877665 Hi everyone! I am new to the team and a returning Sparker. I look forward to getting to know all of you on this adventure. =) Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:52:57 EST Hi there! New to this group...Very excited!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x56871344 Hi there! My name's Angie, and I rejoined Sparkpeople about three weeks ago after a (too) long hiatus. I've gone back to healthier eating and am ready to begin the fitness phase-in. <BR> <BR> When I logged in this morning, I saw the Shutterbugs groups featured on the homepage. Woo hoo! I've done photography for about 3 years now, mostly with my iPhone and Fujifilm FinePix s4300. I want a Nikon D4300 next. I post most of my photos on Instagram ( <link>instagram.com/angiebattle# </link> ). ... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 10:59:07 EST Asgn #113 – Wk of Feb 23 – Still Life Photography http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x56860572 Asgn #113 – Wk of Feb 23 – Still Life Photography <BR> <BR> Still life photography is taking a photo of an inanimate subject matter, usually done by doing an arrangement of a grouping of small objects. <BR> With this assignment you need to form a scene of inanimate objects thinking about the lighting and the composition. <BR> <BR> If you have never done this, I haven’t either, so let’s see what we can do and use it as a learning experience! <BR> If you do have experienced then please share ... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:14:56 EST Asgn #112 - Wk of Feb 16 – My Town http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x56773564 Asgn #112 - Wk of Feb 16 – My Town <BR> <BR> Share a photo of where you live. <BR> Do you have a favorite store you like to shop in? <BR> ----------------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also have a team. After creating a Flickr account, you... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:06:45 EST Asgn #111 – Wk of Feb 9 – Favorite Place to Exerci http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x56696498 Asgn #111 – Wk of Feb 9 – Favorite Place to Exercise <BR> <BR> Where do you exercise? Share a photo of the place or the <BR> favorite exercise you like to do! <BR> I know we ALL exercise faithfully! &#61514; <BR> <em>43</em> <BR> JO <BR> ----------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefe... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 13:18:35 EST Another SparkPeople Newbie Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x56678006 Hello! My name is Miranda, and I joined SparkPeople as a means to stay motivated to make healthy choices every day. My ultimate goal is to lose 100 lbs. by 2016, but in the short term I want to get under 200 lbs. by my 26th birthday in May. Thu, 6 Feb 2014 23:00:19 EST In desperate need for Motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x56658472 Hello, I actually consider myself new. I never got log in, since I joined. <BR> I am in desperate need of motivation. Your help will be greatly appreciated. <BR> Thank you Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:43:19 EST Asgn #110 – Wk of Feb 2 – Inside Shadows http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x56602396 Asgn #110 – Wk of Feb 2 – Inside Shadows <BR> <BR> Share pictures of Shadows that you find inside a room. <BR> The sunshine makes great shadows as does the <BR> lighting you have inside. <BR> ---------------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 12:00:08 EST Asgn #109 – Wk of Jan 26th – Flags http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x56522127 Asgn #109 – Wk of Jan 26th – Flags <BR> <BR> Share photos of Flags. These can be flags <BR> of your country or states or any other flags. <BR> Again try to be different then everyone <BR> else’s photo!! <BR> ---------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where w... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 13:21:50 EST Asgn #108 – Wk of Jan 20th – Barns http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x56415092 Asgn #108 – Wk of Jan 20th – Barns <BR> <BR> You may include old or new barns. <BR> Barns you grew up with. <BR> Some of my favorites are Unique Barns. <BR> -------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also have a team. After creating a Flickr acc... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 12:49:47 EST Asgn #107 – Wk of Jan 13th – Colored Liquids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x56316256 Asgn #107 – Wk of Jan 13th – Colored Liquids <BR> <BR> Share photos of any Colored Liquid. <BR> This can include juice, soda, or other ideas you have. <BR> Let’s see how many different colors we can come up with. <BR> Also be creative how you take the picture. <BR> --------------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a phot... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 10:58:19 EST Returning Member - Love Photography!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x56287300 Hi everyone. I am a member since 2012, but fell out of the tracking/exercise routine and gained back all of the weight I had lost. Now I am serious again and realize that I have to stay fit and healthy INTENTIONALLY! I decided that joining a group that shared my passion would help to stay motivated, but also just to enjoy the work of others and share some of mine. Here's to a happy, healthy, 2014!! Thu, 9 Jan 2014 10:01:39 EST New/Returning Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x56251495 Hi Everyone! I just re-upped with the group. I was a member of the team quite awhile ago and under a different persona (as my email/Facebook account were hacked). I wasn't around SP for very long, so I doubt anyone would remember me. My old screen name was Shutrbugz007. Sorry for the confusion, but I wanted to be on the level with you. <BR> <BR> It's wonderful being back on track and I'm hoping and praying this time it's for good! I'm not one to look back — just trying to take it one d... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 22:13:37 EST Asgn #106 – Wk of Jan 6th – Liquid in Motion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x56199987 Asgn #106 – Wk of Jan 6th – Liquid in Motion <BR> <BR> Please do not include waterfalls, rivers, etc. <BR> Put on your thinking caps and share photos that <BR> show Liquid in Motion. <BR> <BR> --------------------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:44:48 EST Hi, new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x56189998 Hello...I'm new to this page and SparkPeople. I've very excited to get started with this new chapter in my life! <BR> Thu, 2 Jan 2014 22:44:56 EST Back for round two! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x56180122 Well it's a NewYear and one I am going to use to better myself. I lost 40+lbs. with SparkPeople almost 5 years ago but then fell off the band wagon after having child number 2. I am once again determined to gettin thos weight off and feeling better not only for my family but for me. Here's to losing another 40+and a healthier lifestyle! Cheers! <em>181</em> Thu, 2 Jan 2014 10:53:49 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x56172876 I got a beautiful new digital Olympus camera last August for my birthday. It came with 2 lenses, and for Christmas my husband got me a zoom lens. I am taking some online photography classes, too, and want to learn to take some good pics! I hope to meet some people to have fun with me, and exchange pictures and tips!!! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 21:42:02 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x56132855 Hi! I'm Tonia, I joined Spark in 2005: lost a chunk of weight, made some amazing friends, set up some teams and challenges and was generally a MASSIVE Sparker for around 3 years. <BR> <BR> I stopped caring so much about losing weight though, so passed my teams to people with more enthusiasm and stepped away. I am back now, ready to lose the rest of my weight. <BR> <BR> I absolutely love to take photos but having had a hard year, haven't had the opportunity to get out and about. This team lo... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 23:55:16 EST New Sparky... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x56124642 Hi all, My name is Kimberley. I am a college student (taking Photography) and loving it. :) I was born and raised in Toronto Canada. Moved out of Toronto (still in Ontario) to attend school. :) I am married. No kids. Today (December 29th) is my birthday... so for a present from myself - I joined SparkPeople. :) I am not waiting til New Years to make my "become healthy" for my Resolution. I'm doing it right now! :) I would like to lose around 45 pounds and then re-evaluate w... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 11:28:14 EST Asgn #105 – Wk of Dec 29th – Winter Landscape http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x56107757 Asgn #105 – Wk of Dec 29th – Winter Landscape <BR> <BR> What does your landscape look like today? <BR> Mine is still covered in snow. <BR> Share a photo of what represents your part of the country this time of year!! <BR> ------------------ <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to jo... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:41:53 EST Starting over. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x56074438 Hello! I started along time ago and deleted my page because I lost motivation. But I am back and hopefully will stick to it this time! I live in OKC, OK, and love it here. Hopefully with the new year I will start a new life! Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:45:04 EST Asgn#104 – Wk of Dec 22nd – Favorite Thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x56043884 Asgn#104 – Wk of Dec 22nd – Favorite Thing <BR> <BR> Share your Favorite Thing that you enjoy this time of the year! <BR> ------------------------ <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also have a team. After creating a Flickr account, you may join the Shutterbug... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:11:43 EST Gators http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55997473 Alligators <BR> some older photos from this summer <link>www.flickr.com/photos/ingmarie1/1138<BR>5231536/ </link> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/ingmarie1/1138<BR>5261015/ </link> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 09:08:31 EST Sparky Sparky... A new sparky here... well sort of http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x55989718 Hi! My name is Kimberley.. I'm in my 40's... been here before... lost weight... gained some back.. and have returned to get this weight off once and for all. :) I'm Canadian. :) Married. No kids, but I have a zillion stuffed animals. There is talk in the New Year of getting either a puppy or a kitten.. it will be my 1st animal ever... kind of excited and nervous at the same time. :) I can lose weight on my own.. but I'm looking for some support along the way. So! :) Hope... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:05:11 EST Asgn #103 – Wk of Dec 15th – Our Changing World http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55969988 Asgn #103 – Wk of Dec 15th – Our Changing World <BR> <BR> The world is changing faster every day. <BR> Photography enables us to capture that change. <BR> Let your camera capture the world that we live in <BR> and how it is changing. <BR> --------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr,... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:20:09 EST Asgn #102 – Wk of Dec 8th - Daydreams http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55889160 Asgn #102 – Wk of Dec 8th - Daydreams <BR> <BR> This assignment is an opportunity to daydream like you did as a kid. It's a chance to find your North Star—that person, place, or thing that calls to you—and show us an image that launches you in the direction of your dreams. Maybe it's a friend achieving a seemingly impossible goal, or a Death Valley sunset inspiring you to reconsider your path, or an antique rocker on a farm porch in Vermont that makes you yearn for simplicity. <BR> Take a mo... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 14:56:21 EST Asgn #101 – Wk of Dec 1st – Number 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55791016 Asgn #101 – Wk of Dec 1st – Number 5 <BR> <BR> Share photos of items that are “5” in number. <BR> You may also include the actual number if you want. <BR> Let’s get creative with this one!!! <BR> ------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also have... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:42:12 EST Asgn #100 – Wk of Nov 24th – 3 Word Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55740424 Asgn #100 – Wk of Nov 24th – 3 Word Story <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving! <BR> This week we think of many things that we are Thankful for. <BR> Share a photo with a story about the photo <BR> using only “Three words”. <BR> What are you Thankful for? <BR> (If you do not have Thanksgiving Day please <BR> still share what you are Thankful for!!) <BR> ------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are ok... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:21:50 EST Asgn #99 – Wk of Nov 17th – Inside Looking Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55668236 Asgn #99 – Wk of Nov 17th – Inside Looking Out <BR> <BR> Share photos from inside a room looking out the window. <BR> I think it is interesting when you show some of the window frame also. <BR> But share what you feel makes a great photo!! <BR> -------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Fl... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 13:30:02 EST May not be posting pics for a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55586727 Not sure if I told you, but I was evicted from my apartment because I did not have the money to pay the rent. I currently have most of my stuff stored, including my computer which is where my photos are. I do have my camera, but right now, can't copy them to a computer. Right now I am mostly looking for work so photography hasn't been too high on my list, so if you don't see me posting pictures, that's why. Sun, 10 Nov 2013 16:41:41 EST Asgn #98 – Wk of Nov 10th – Action Two Ways http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55566765 Asgn #98 – Wk of Nov 10th – Action Two Ways <BR> <BR> Share photos with Action in them. <BR> Take these action photos two different ways. <BR> <BR> One way is called “Stop Action”. In this one you stop the person or object while it is in mid air or something similar. <BR> The Second way is to show the Action as a “Blur”. <BR> I think both way are neat shots. <BR> So let’s see what you like as a Action photo. <BR> ------------------------ <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. ... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 18:21:11 EST Asgn #97 – Wk of Nov 2nd – Autumn Colors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55486778 Asgn #97 – Wk of Nov 2nd – Autumn Colors <BR> <BR> Now that Autumn is here lets share <BR> photos of all of the wonderful colors!! <BR> -------------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also have a team. After creating a Flickr account, you may joi... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 11:20:35 EST Ello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x55445593 Hello everyone!! I'm so glad I found this group, I'm new to Spark and new to my camera. My camera is a Canon rebel t2i which was given to me as a gift. My husband was told it would be an easy "beginners" camera, but it seems a little daunting looking at it! :) Well, hope to meet some new friends, and learn tons! Wed, 30 Oct 2013 01:53:49 EST Trying to FOCUS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x55437556 <BR> I have always loved photography and would love to do it as a side job, but my weight holds me back. I know I have seen people bigger than me taking photos, but they have the bubbly personality to make it work, I am not a social butterfly. I am more like the invisible wall sloth! LOL <BR> <BR> I know that I can do this! I NEED to do this! I have a 4yr old who always says "take my picture mommy, I am cute". And that he is, he is my heart and soul! And I would love to take photos of ... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:17:05 EST Asgn #96 – Wk of Oct 27th – Spooky! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55393553 Asgn #96 – Wk of Oct 27th – Spooky! <BR> <BR> Share a photo of something you think <BR> is really spooky!! <BR> This can be Halloween related or just <BR> a spooky image! <BR> --------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also have a team. After c... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:47:41 EST Asgn #95 – Wk of Oct 20th – Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55344453 Asgn #95 – Wk of Oct 20th – Time <BR> <BR> So sorry I am late!! Guess that makes this topic appropriate! LOL <BR> Share photos of “Time”! <BR> This can be of clocks or other ways <BR> you think of time. <BR> ------------------------ <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and ... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:23:19 EST Asng 95? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55343686 Did I miss this weeks assignment? <BR> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:36:23 EST Asng #95? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55343669 Did I miss this weeks assigned subject? <BR> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:35:10 EST Trying to climb back into the wagon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x55262634 I have been subscribed to Spark People for a while but never really let myself get into it or use the tools to my benefit. I have again reached a point where I'm the heaviest I have ever been at 290lbs. However, the problem this time is that I'm 53 years old and really beginning to feel the effects of the weight with my normal aging process. It's really taking a toll on my life in every regard. I'm gonna make a go of this again and have seen a doctor this time that seems to care. He has helpe... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 16:35:15 EST Asgn #94 – Wk of Oct 13th – Toys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55229030 Asgn #94 – Wk of Oct 13th – Toys <BR> <BR> We are sharing photos of Toys this week. <BR> Try to think of something unusual or <BR> take an interesting/ creative photo. <BR> Include pet toys too if you want. <BR> --------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:35:59 EST new here and new camera http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x55163514 Ok I bought this camera because I want to have more excuses to get out and walk, hike and take some pictures of things that I often see and then try to describe to people..... I know a Picture is worth a 1000 words...... Yes that is often true.... Well I am leaning all about my camera and how to use it...... Heck I am learning all about f stops and all of that... I know nothing...... but just give me a little time....and well I will be able to figure out how to take a picture.... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 15:34:30 EST Great sign! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55163093 Sign in a camera/frame shop: <BR> <BR> <BR> Shoot the Family, Hang the Kids, Frame the Wife. Sun, 6 Oct 2013 14:58:51 EST Photography clases http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55157697 Good morning, <BR> <BR> There is a site I follow that has a good bit of useful information. They also offer online photography classes. <BR> <BR> While I have not taken any of these classes, I have no problem recommending them based on the quality of the information on the rest of the site. <BR> <BR> If you think you would benefit from some study. Check out: <link>photoclasses.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Shooting. <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Oct 2013 03:24:47 EST Asgn #93 – Wk of Oct 6th – White http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55143702 Asgn #93 – Wk of Oct 6th – White <BR> <BR> I saw a photo this week of White butterflies <BR> on White flowers. It was pretty. <BR> The color White can be hard to capture, <BR> so let’s try this and share photos of <BR> White things. <BR> <BR> I am going to request NO snow pictures. <BR> That would be too easy! LOL <BR> Also the main color in your picture needs <BR> to be the White! <BR> ------------------------ <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get ... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 20:11:24 EST Help-Portrait http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55117541 As time is getting near I wanted to ask again. <BR> <BR> How many of you are going to orgainize/be involved in the international Help-Portrait event this year? <BR> <BR> <link>help-portrait.com/ </link> Wed, 2 Oct 2013 19:04:50 EST Love 2 B A Shutterbug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x55115718 Hi! <em>524</em> My name is Debbie <BR> I've been on SP for a couple of years~ my 2 year Anniversary is coming up!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I love taking photos & playing with cameras <BR> I have a Kodak Easyshare camera that is always in my hand! I am becoming the photo enthusiast at family events because no one seems to be takings pics to share anymore. I am doing my best to be the photographer in our big family. <BR> I am learning on my own how to use my EasyShare & the camera on my ... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 16:07:33 EST Asgn #92 – Wk of Sept 29th – Car Part http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x55064843 Asgn #92 – Wk of Sept 29th – Car Part <BR> <BR> I just bought a new car so I am thinking <BR> of cars lately! <BR> So share a photo of a Part of a Car. Not <BR> the whole car, just a part of it. <BR> ----------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 14:58:15 EST Asgn #91 – Wk of Sept 22 – Yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x54974710 Asgn #91 – Wk of Sept 22 – Yesterday <BR> <BR> When you hear this word what do you think of? <BR> Share a photo of this! <BR> It can be a few days ago or years ago. <BR> ------------------ <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also have a team. After creating a F... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 17:24:05 EST Switching to DSLR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x54918899 I'm ready to upgrade to a DSLR. I'm wanting something that will be good in low light and good for moving subjects. I'm leaning towards the Nikon D3200. I am going to be doing some family portrait photo shoots. <BR> <BR> Thank you for any suggestions :) Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:06:20 EST Printers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x54900340 I have to get a new printer and want one that does great photos, any suggestions?? <BR> not too expensive , I do not want to shell out a fortune right now. Sat, 14 Sep 2013 14:34:04 EST Asgn #90 – Wk of Sept 15th – Yard Art http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x54890193 Asgn #90 – Wk of Sept 15th – Yard Art <BR> <BR> My husband always called the fun things, like windmills, <BR> that I would put in the yard as Yard Art. He hated mowing <BR> around things! LOL <BR> Share photos of “inanimate objects” you call Yard Art <BR> in your yard or in other yards. <BR> ------------------- <BR> <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN A... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:38:27 EST Asgn #89 – Wk of Sept 8th – Made By Nature http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x54817786 Asgn #89 – Wk of Sept 8th – Made By Nature <BR> <BR> While you are out taking a walk look around <BR> to see what Nature has made. <BR> Look for things that have an unusual shape or <BR> just something that caught your interest. <BR> ---------------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flick... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 18:13:55 EST Asgn #88 – Wk of Sept 1st – Careers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x54728629 Asgn #88 – Wk of Sept 1st – Careers <BR> <BR> For the week of Labor Day share a photo <BR> of the Career of someone. This can be <BR> your own Career or someone else. <BR> I wonder how many different ones we can find! <BR> --------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free ... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 13:19:20 EST OH NO!! I deleted photos on the Memory Card http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x54674427 I accidentally deleted some vacation photos off my SD card. I tried some programs I found on the internet to recover the files, but couldn't make the programs recognize the card drive. Does anyone have any suggestions? Tue, 27 Aug 2013 02:58:25 EST Not so new to SparkPeople.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x54659193 Hi Sparkies.... <BR> <BR> I used to be on here in 2010... lost weight... very successfully.... disappeared.... ate and ate again... gained most of the weight I had lost back... and now I'm just trying to find my groove again. I need a lot of support... and that is why I'm looking on here... because the support I had in 2010 was unbelievable :) and, helped me a lot during my journey. I have next to no support at home... husband just does not seem to understand why I want to lose the weig... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 22:03:02 EST Asgn #87 – Wk of Aug 25th – Back to School http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x54646018 Asgn #87 – Wk of Aug 25th – Back to School <BR> <BR> We have had this assignment before and <BR> the pictures that were shared were so neat. <BR> So let’s do this again and see what we get <BR> pictures of. <BR> I would love to see kids getting on a school bus! <BR> ------------------------ <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 18:42:08 EST Help Portrait (how do you give back?) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x54586392 It is the time of year again for Help Portrait. <BR> <BR> For information look here: <BR> <BR> <link>help-portrait.com/ </link> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:10:18 EST All About The New Kid.... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x54572124 Hey All!! My name is Kim. I'm a married, canadian woman ... heading back to college this September for Photography. I totally *love* taking photos of mostly nature/wildlife. :) It's been awhile since I was in school.. so I'm nervous, scared and have anxiety attacks over it.. and, it hasn't even started yet! I am somewhat shy... until I get comfortable around you... then you'll be lucky to shut me up. ;) Now onto my "weight loss" journey... I used to weigh 400 pounds... lost some... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 20:13:31 EST Asgn #86 – Wk of Aug 18th – Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x54549722 Asgn #86 – Wk of Aug 18th – Vacation <BR> <BR> Share photos of the perfect vacation <BR> place you have been or would love to go!! <BR> --------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and where we also have a team. After creating a Flickr account, you may join th... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:05:06 EST Asgn #85 – Wk of Aug 11th - Pavement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x54470058 Asgn #85 – Wk of Aug 11th - Pavement <BR> <BR> One of the most unusual assignments I did <BR> in the past was one called “Pavement”! <BR> I had no idea a person could take interesting <BR> photos of Pavement!! But they did!! <BR> So here is your chance to see <BR> what you can come up with!! <BR> And don’t forget to have fun!! This one <BR> had me laughing the whole time I was doing it!! <BR> -------------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try t... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 11:26:07 EST National Geographic Traveler http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x54443445 The winning photos are out from their latest contest <BR> <BR> <BR> You can pull it up by going to National Geographic Traveler <BR> Winners - Winners Gallery Thu, 8 Aug 2013 09:02:37 EST Call me anything but Christina and late for dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x54431524 Hello my name is Katrina Rae Porter and I am a forty-one soon to be forty-two year female from Columbus, Ohio. <BR> <BR> I have been a member of SparkPeople for several years now and the first time around I was very active on the boards. I tracked my food intake, my exercise and everything else you could do on SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> Then life happened and I stopped doing everything. <BR> <BR> I have been hanging out on SparkPeople since the beginning of March 2013 and it is now that I ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 10:33:35 EST Asgn #84 – Wk of Aug 4th – Teamwork http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x54368989 Asgn #84 – Wk of Aug 4th – Teamwork <BR> <BR> Share photos of people doing Teamwork. <BR> This can be of two or more people. <BR> Sports come to mind first but see if you <BR> can come up with other ideas while you <BR> are out “walking!” <BR> ----------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We pre... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 13:17:33 EST Sparkie .. Once Again! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x54361796 Hello Sparkies!! <BR> <BR> I used to be on SP in 2010, three years later - I find myself with a lot of the weight I had lost back on my body. :( I feel icky in my own skin. I need to get my life back on track.. and that is why I signed up on here again. This time *will* be different. I *will* get this weight off for good and make sure it never comes back. I am looking for some spark friends that will join me on my journey .. and, we can support each other on each others journeys. ... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 23:37:15 EST September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x54358870 (note to moderators: If this is in the wrong area please feel free to move it and message me.) <BR> <BR> My wife and I will be visiting Main in September. We will be in the Moose Head Lake area Sept. 14, 15, and 16 and in the South Portland area Tuesday evening through Saturday. <BR> <BR> If you can recommend any areas that really should not be missed, either for their historical or natural significance please let us know. <BR> <BR> If you know of any areas that are particularly great... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 19:55:20 EST other sites ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x54314250 Hello Shutterbugs, <BR> <BR> I am searching for photography sites that people can actually critique your photos that you take or that you can vote on others photos for award and things.. <BR> <BR> I am not to say I am good at these, but I do know there are some sites that you can post and people can tell exactly what you could do to improve your pictures.. esp. with the white balances, ISO, shutter speeds and even the apertures. <BR> I am really wanting to know what I do wrong on my exposu... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:51:23 EST Asgn #83 – Wk of July 28th – From the Hip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x54279839 Asgn #83 – Wk of July 28th – From the Hip <BR> <BR> For this assignment you will take a photo <BR> “From your Hip” level. <BR> It is fun to do this without knowing <BR> for sure what you are capturing in the lens! <BR> Try it behind your back!!! LOL <BR> --------------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharin... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:17:54 EST YEAH P mode is fun!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x54274899 I finally have it down for the P mode!!!! <BR> <BR> yes, I do get excited about the littlest things that thrill me, and after 1 mo of having my camera, I finally understand the P mode... <BR> <BR> I would love others to share theirs as well .... but I was able to take this last night and here are a few of my favorite pictures I caught just by being in P mode and more than 20 feet away from the subjects I was shooting! <BR> <BR> Any helps, suggestions or comments would be great to make sur... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:55:41 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x54195737 Hi all I am too a newbie. I'm working on get fit, working out and getting out to shooting pictures again. I let to much time past without my camera in my hands and full day of riding and shooting. Hope to see some good pictures and learn from other. I am also a newbie to photography, but I love the challenge. I'm in LA'S VEGAS so little hot now, but a night walk and some sky shots would be nice. Sat, 20 Jul 2013 00:50:32 EST Back on the horse, looking for friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x54189244 Hi Everyone! <BR> I am giving this "living healthy" business another shot. Problem is, I don't stay with it very long. I tend to become bored easily with exercise and eating healthy. I need your motivational tips! Please add me!! Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:12:18 EST Monster High Dolls Assignment Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x54181776 Someone posted an assignment photograph using Monster High Dolls. I visited her Flicker page and had a riot looking her "Doll a Day" photos. Unfortunately, I can't find the link again and was wondering if any one might have it? Her Flicker pages were so much fun to look at! I wish I could be that creative. thanks. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:54:27 EST Techy issue :-)) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x54147673 Morning shutterbuggs! <BR> I have a huge technical issue going on with my camera.. I accidentally took a few pictures last night, only forgetting I did not have the Card in.. these pictures are now stored hard on my camera but my computer does not recognize the camera without the card... but it only recognizes it to charge it) any of the pictures seem to be in my camera just floating around hanging there.. I can see them when I turn on my camera and I can delete them if I want to, but I can ... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:35:07 EST Asgn #82 – Wk of July 21 – Bubbles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x54099339 Asgn #82 – Wk of July 21 – Bubbles <BR> I am posting two weeks assignments, (81 & 82), since I will be <BR> gone for the next several days!! <BR> <BR> Share pictures of Bubbles for this week!! <BR> I love taking bubble pictures because they can be <BR> so different and even colorful! <BR> Have fun… <BR> ---------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNME... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:55:06 EST Asgn #81 – Wk of July 14th – Smiles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x54099292 Asgn #81 – Wk of July 14th – Smiles <BR> I am posting two weeks assignments, (81 & 82), since I will be gone <BR> for the several days on vacation! (yea) <BR> <BR> Share this week pictures of Smiles. <BR> This should be the actual smile on a person or <BR> what ever you consider a smile. <BR> ------------------------ <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you mu... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:51:52 EST Hi All... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x54063970 I am just learning my way around here. I have created usernames before but never used the site. Just poked around to see what it is all about. So this is my first posting ever. <BR> <BR> I am a total rookie picture taker. I got a camera for my birthday and have been trying to develop my artistic eye. I have no creativity whatsoever but I sure admire it others. <BR> <BR> Becky Tue, 9 Jul 2013 17:45:53 EST Another Sparkie Newbie... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x54054922 Hello Sparkies... My name is Kim. I'm a SparkPeople Newbie. :) I am looking to make new friends and lose weight - while having fun. :) <BR> <BR> I am Canadian, married and love photography. :) <BR> <BR> Let's get chatting.. :) Mon, 8 Jul 2013 23:59:34 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x54035755 Hi my name is Danielle and I'm addicted to photography! <BR> <BR> I'm been taking pictures seriously for about 7 years now. <BR> I love taking pictures of flowers, macro of bugs, and anything else that catches my eye! <BR> <BR> I have an online portfolio on 500px <BR> <BR> http://500px.com/addictedpeach <BR> <BR> I haven't put alot on here yet because I just joined. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to the weekly assignments and meeting new photogs! Sun, 7 Jul 2013 15:25:41 EST HA! Now that's a butterfly! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x54019360 <link>www.flickr.com/photos/darkmoonslayer<BR>/9220014429/ </link> <BR> <BR> Only managed one shot of this butterfly and I am so happy it turned out so well. <BR> <BR> And we had an amazing sunset a few days ago: <BR> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/darkmoonslayer<BR>/9220024095/ </link> <BR> Sat, 6 Jul 2013 06:30:13 EST Asgn #80–Wk of July 7th–Farmers Market Vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x54014480 Asgn #80 – Wk of July 7th – Farmers Market Vegetables <BR> <BR> I love going to a Farmers Market to get <BR> Corn on the Cob and Tomatoes! <BR> Share some photos of the Vegetables you buy at <BR> the Farmers Market you go to. <BR> If you do not have one you can go to then share <BR> a picture of Vegetables you have in your Own Garden!! <BR> -------------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones ar... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 17:54:41 EST Asgn #79 – Wk of June 30th – Fire Hydrant http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x53924795 Asgn #79 – Wk of June 30th – Fire Hydrant <BR> <BR> This weeks assignment is a bit crazy, but I like crazy <BR> once in a while!! LOL <BR> <BR> When you are taking your walk, watch for Fire Hydrants and <BR> take a picture as you pass by them. <BR> See if you can figure out how to make it an interesting photo. <BR> It would be interesting to see different colors or designs. <BR> (If you can’t get out or find a hydrant then take a picture <BR> of something to do with a Fire Truck.) <BR> ---... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:16:12 EST Pumped to be a part of this group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x53873504 I've always wanted a nice, nice camera and after receiving my MFA in film editing and taking a job what required me to have my own camera I bought a Nikon d5100!!! Yes I am a lot poorer now but it was so worth it. I love the camera and now I just want to take pictures and videos because it all looks so amazing! <BR> <BR> Oh and here is some information about me, enjoy! <BR> <BR> I'm Beth. I started SP back in 2007 when I weighted 239 then again in 2009 weighting 252 and then I joined wei... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:40:22 EST Do you Pinterest? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x53841319 I am on Pinterest and have a "Photography Board" there. Message me if you are involved with Pinterest and want to share information. <BR> <BR> I will warn you that I am not super active on Pinterest and only use it to share information that I find particularly helpful. It is a great way to keep track of those websites that you don't want to forget about. When I find something of value I am more likely to Pin it than bookmark it. Sat, 22 Jun 2013 08:52:55 EST Camera Choice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x53836645 Hello, <BR> <BR> What do you shoot as your primary camera? Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:58:45 EST Asgn #78 – Wk of June 23rd – Letter of Alphabet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x53834021 Asgn #78 – Wk of June 23rd – Letter of the Alphabet <BR> <BR> This week please share "something that resembles" a Letter in the Alphabet. <BR> Any letter is fine. <BR> But NOT a letter like on a sign, <BR> instead it is to be an Object that is shaped like a Letter in the Alphabet. <BR> --------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are okay too. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must firs... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:13:14 EST CL Polarized lens- HDR Images http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x53801612 Two in one topic today shutterbugs LOL I guess I could make one of each but I am in a talky mood LOLOL <BR> <BR> I just found out my camera does these HDR images and its bracket thing where it takes three shots and makes it into one cool pic.. I have made a trip to my library and picked out some good books, but none of these books really get into the HDR images or how to do them,, My next step is searching online to learn, but those that have experience and played with that, what scenes tend... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:32:00 EST Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x53792813 I am planning on taking my camera with us on our honeymoon next week, <BR> One of these adventures we will be taking will be on an air boat swamp tour.. <BR> I would LOVVVVVVVE to take pictures, but I am scared due to the water, it might ruin my camera, <BR> I was just wondering if there was any way of getting around this to take pictures or video and then of the alligators, and what not <BR> <BR> We are going to the Ozarks and then New Orleans <BR> <BR> I would love to have suggestions or... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:15:46 EST