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 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 #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 Asgn #77 – Wk of June 16th – Flowing Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x53743641 Asgn #77 – Wk of June 16th – Flowing Water <BR> <BR> Share photos of Flowing Water. <BR> This assignment is to help us learn and practice <BR> with Shutter Speed. <BR> Flowing Water can appear very different <BR> with different speeds,,, try it!! <BR> <BR> This will be the S on your “point and shoot” cameras. <BR> If you are not able to adjust the speed on your camera <BR> just share with us the Flowing Water as your camera sees it! <BR> ------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST B... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:18:09 EST AUTO or manual? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x53673258 Greetings shutterbugs!! <BR> <BR> I have a question about my camera and shooting, because I am really confused on what is really truly the best setting.. <BR> Is it best to just leave it on AUTO and let the camera decide the best settings, or do you play around with the manual settings and when you do, how do you know what to change? <BR> <BR> Is there certain guidelines that you all follow for this? I am trying to debate to play with the settings, but I know nothing about it and my manual ... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 17:43:59 EST Wow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x53652451 I'm really surprised at how well this picture turned out. <BR> <BR> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/darkmoonslayer<BR>/8981310285/ </link> <BR> <BR> My first decent picture of a butterfly! Fri, 7 Jun 2013 23:17:24 EST Asgn #76 – Wk of June 9th – Close-ups of Texture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x53649506 Asgn #76 – Wk of June 9th – Close-ups of Texture <BR> <BR> Share photos of Close-ups, (Macros), of something with Texture. <BR> (An example would be a close up of a bath towel that <BR> would show the texture of the terry cloth.) <BR> If you don’t have a Macro lens then just get as close as you <BR> can with your camera. <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> T... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 18:47:12 EST HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x53618668 Have you or would you ever do three separate families at once with a total of 8 children combined with the families? They're all related. An ex friend and co worker of my daughter, wants to shoot her entire family total of 15 people at once. And have children's pictures taken separately. <BR> <BR> I'm a little unsure of it, because I've never done that many people at once or all the kids together, and separately. The most that I've ever done in a group is 3. I like to capture them... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 13:16:14 EST Keeper of the Plains http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x53562378 I recently created a set on flickr of photos I have taken of the Keeper of the Plains scupture here in Wichita. They were all taken in 2011 but I just added them to flickr. Hope you enjoy them. <BR> <BR> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/caninemama/set<BR>s/72157633842578235/ </link> Sat, 1 Jun 2013 15:44:40 EST I have a new favorite.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x53556563 ... scenery picture I have taken. And it is probably the best panoramic I have taken ever. <BR> <BR> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/darkmoonslayer<BR>/8910397123/ </link> <BR> <BR> The set that picture is in has a few pictures I love from the same hike/day, if you are interested take a look! :) Sat, 1 Jun 2013 06:23:22 EST Asgn #75 – Wk of June 2nd – Silhouette http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x53551689 Asgn #75 – Wk of June 2nd – Silhouette <BR> <BR> Share with us a Silhouette photo. <BR> This is “not” to be a shadow. <BR> This is a photo of something with “back lighting”, <BR> creating the object you are taking a picture of to be black, <BR> or nearly so. <BR> The object shape should be recognizable. <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 AS... Fri, 31 May 2013 18:20:51 EST Photoshop release!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x53491317 I am soo excited! <BR> <BR> I have been a photoshop junkie since day one it came out.. since loosing my copy and new computers, I just found out Adobe is releasing FREE copies of PS2 Cs2 releases.. <BR> <BR> and it also is offering the creative suite Cs2... <BR> <BR> I just signed in with my adobe sign on names and then went to the cs2 downloads! <BR> <BR> Thought I would share and it feels great to have my PS back~! I am not sure about the creative suite, but I am looking forward to pla... Sun, 26 May 2013 23:35:20 EST Asgn #74– Wk of May 26th– Remembering a Loved One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x53464296 Asgn #74 – Wk of May 26th – Remembering a Loved One <BR> <BR> For Memorial Day Week……. <BR> Share a memory…… <BR> This can be a photo of the person or <BR> of items that remind you of that person. <BR> Or pictures while you are at a cemetery. <BR> Also other ideas for a photo is fine 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. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, yo... Fri, 24 May 2013 13:25:11 EST Hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x53453269 Not new to Spark but new to this team. <em>41</em> I'm not all that great at photography in my opinion, but I do like to do it. It used to be that I wanted to just shoot bands/concerts, but it's pretty much changed to mostly nature shots now. I spend a lot of time in my backyard. We have lots of flowers, and butterflies because of the plants. And lots of photos of my cats. <BR> <BR> Anyway, hi. Thu, 23 May 2013 16:43:44 EST Ego boost! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x53419919 One of my pictures on Flickr was featured on a web site about my state's parks. It was added to their site last year but I am just now seeing the note they left me. (haven't been on flickr in eons) <BR> <BR> But still, pretty cool xD <BR> My picture is the main one on the page of the mountain. <BR> <link>http://adventureawaits.com/2012/05/y<BR>our-discovery-climbing-mount-si/ </link> Tue, 21 May 2013 00:13:50 EST Hellew there... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x53399861 I am Emmers, I'm 24 (until July at least) and addicted to taking pictures. <BR> <BR> I'm also about 120-150 lbs heavier that I'd like to be. <BR> <BR> I currently have a point-and-shoot camera (Kodak Z5120) and it works for me, but I sometimes with I had something with more kick. <BR> <BR> For anyone interested my tumblr where I post just pictures I take, is here: <BR> <link>emmersdump.tumblr.com/ </link> <BR> It's actually about a year behind what I have taken but I am constantly queuei... Sun, 19 May 2013 13:45:10 EST Asgn #73 – Wk of May 19th – Rural Living http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x53379732 Asgn #73 – Wk of May 19th – Rural Living <BR> <BR> Take a nice drive in the country and share <BR> photos of things that make you think of <BR> Rural Living. <BR> I miss living in the country……. <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 a... Fri, 17 May 2013 18:01:01 EST Just got a new camera http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x53317580 I got a camera for Mother's Day from DH. A Canon Powershot SX280 with an awesome zoom lens. We have bird feeders and now I can zoom in for great shots of the birds, something my iPhone camera can't manage. <BR> <BR> I had another Canon previously but my daughter always borrowed it. It's probably in her room somewhere and is at least 10 years old. <BR> <BR> My Dad, who has been gone for 24 years, was into photography in his early adult years. He had quite an eye for it but I guess got to... Sun, 12 May 2013 16:23:50 EST Asgn #72 – Wk May 12th – Conflict of Man & Nature http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x53295882 Asgn #72 – Wk of May 12th – Conflict of Man & Nature <BR> <BR> Share images of something that you see as a <BR> “Conflict of Man & Nature”. <BR> Ideas I have: <BR> Poles and wires though a beautiful wooded area. <BR> Trash along a scenic drive. <BR> What do 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. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a ... Fri, 10 May 2013 18:08:01 EST Hello Everybody! Another Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x53273879 I'm Keli from SC, and I'm so excited to be a part of this team. I live in the country, and I love capturing anything in nature when I take my walks, capturing my fur-buds, and I especially love landscapes. I'm not a great photographer, but I love what I capture. <BR> <BR> I look forward to sharing my love of photography, and enjoying yours as well. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 8 May 2013 22:24:20 EST May Fitness Challenge - See Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1859x794x53253864 Sorry I am late with this, I have been pretty under the weather lately and am finally starting to feel better. <BR> Last month's challenge went pretty well, so here I am to create another. (last month was get outside and take a picture of your walk) <BR> <BR> This month's challenge is going in much the same direction. It's May, time for gardening and spring flowers. This months challenge is:See Spring Before It's Too Late. <BR> <BR> Get outside as much as you can for whatever you can, wal... Tue, 7 May 2013 10:36:27 EST Asgn #71 – Wk of May 5th – Body Parts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x53208531 Asgn #71 – Wk of May 5th – Body Parts <BR> <BR> This week you must remember to “be polite”!! LOL <BR> Share with us a part of the body. It can be yours <BR> or someone else. <BR> And not the whole body, just a part. <BR> Try close ups, like of the lips, or eye. <BR> Or how about big feet! LOL <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 ... Fri, 3 May 2013 17:59:38 EST Asgn #70 – Wk of April 28th – Stop Action http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x53155120 Asgn #70 – Wk of April 28th – Stop Action (sorry I was late with this assignment!) <BR> <BR> Many cameras have a Sport Setting on the camera, <BR> This setting is fun to use to make a “stop action” photo. <BR> Share these photos with us. <BR> If you don’t have this setting on your camera then see <BR> what you come up with regular settings while trying to catch an <BR> action shot. They can be neat also! <BR> --------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> P... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:26:02 EST Neejo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x53147339 Good morning, <BR> <BR> I trust you are well. Have not seen a post from you this week. <BR> <BR> Regards <BR> David Ronk Mon, 29 Apr 2013 06:29:14 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x53079463 Hi there! - My name is Erik and I am from western Wisconsin - I have only become recently aware of some of the member forums when I discovered the Shutterbugs team and was elated to join. I have been a photographer far longer than I have been weight conscious -having only joined SP in November '12. Looking forward to getting the slimmer and more energetic me out in the field this summer as I love nature and landscape photography. <link>reyvncfox.tumblr.com/ </link> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:38:06 EST Hey Y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x53073304 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Kris, and I'm a fellow Shutterbug :) II adore taking photos especially of Nature's Beauty. I don't have a fancy camera but I can still capture some amazing shots ;) I'm ready to take back my life and make it a healthy one! I look forward to meeting some new friends who share my love of photography! Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:48:54 EST Asgn #69 – Wk of April 21st – Special Effects http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x53032548 Asgn #69 – Wk of April 21st – Special Effects <BR> <BR> This assignment will be for experimenting. <BR> Take a photo creating “special effects”. <BR> Use different settings on your camera to <BR> make a photo look different. <BR> Share a photo you think is sort of neat <BR> with this "effect". <BR> <BR> If your camera doesn’t have different settings <BR> then you can also do special effects like <BR> when you put a pencil in a glass of water <BR> it looks like it is bent. <BR> <BR> Also ... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:54:23 EST I'm back and motivated to make positive changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x52977748 Hi there, I'm Trish, 54 years old, living in south Florida with my hubby of 32 years. <BR> <BR> I lost 100 pounds with Spark People in 2009-2010, before real life raised its ugly head and sent me into a tailspin. <BR> In the past three years I have gained almost 40 pounds back, but have still kept off 60+ pounds. Life has settled into a new normal and it's time to make "me" my priority. <BR> <BR> All my previous Spark Friends have also disappeared, so I'm looking to have a group of friends... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:30:31 EST sharing my plate. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x52962130 <link>www.flickr.com/photos/ingmarie1/8649<BR>085362/ </link> <BR> I ate the whole thing. <BR> A very Yummy lunch in Cedar Key <BR> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 11:39:17 EST Asgn #68 – Wk of April 14th – Natural Frames http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x52952970 Asgn #68 – Wk of April 14th – Natural Frames <BR> <BR> Look for a picture you can take that has a Natural Frame around it. <BR> This can be anything that was not originally meant to be a frame. <BR> The most fun is to go outside and see what kind of frames <BR> Mother Nature has made! <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 uploa... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 16:38:49 EST New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x52946078 Hello all! ~ My husband and I take our camera whenever we leave home... you just never know what will turn into a "photo op!" I've recently lost 90 lbs and am gaining ground towards reaching my goal weight! And with that...I'm reaching the point where I'm quite happy to have my picture taken (it's been years!) Looking forward to the team challenges and forums! Sat, 13 Apr 2013 00:35:22 EST A Spark Newbie... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x52873683 Hi All! My name is Kim. I'm on here to lose weight & make some friends along my journey. I am shy .. so if you don't see me around.. it's just of my shyness. I am however working on my shyness & hopefully I will be able to come out of my shell every so often and post a message on here .. or two. ;) <BR> <BR> So, I just wanted to say "hi" and do a quicky intro. :) Hope to get to know some of you! :) <BR> <BR> Have a great spark filled night.... & best of luck on your own journey'... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 22:31:43 EST Asgn #67 – Wk of April 7th – Building Details http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x52856336 Asgn #67 – Wk of April 7th – Building Details <BR> <BR> This week while you are out and about look closely at <BR> the buildings around you. <BR> Take a picture of the Details of the Building that gives <BR> it character. <BR> Look up high, it is surprising what we don’t really see sometimes <BR> on buldings. <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... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 16:29:32 EST April Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1859x794x52781891 Alright, there was some interest in this on another thread, so I decided to make a crack at a challenge idea for everyone. Please tell me what you think, or just follow along <BR> <BR> So here is my big idea: Walking challenge. This is something that everyone should be able to do to some degree. But there is a catch - in the middle of your walk you must take a picture of something around you. I would love to see some of the photos too. I don't care if you walked for 5 minutes and halfway thr... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 13:51:44 EST Asgn #66 – Wk of Mar 31st – Triangles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x52768300 Asgn #66 – Wk of Mar 31st – Triangles <BR> <BR> Look around, do you see any triangles? <BR> If so snap a picture. If you can’t find any <BR> then try being creative and make one out <BR> of something interesting!!! <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... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:53:40 EST What is the name of the Flickr group you are in? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x52730913 I was having problems getting my photos from iPhone to photobucket while on the road and am limited on space to store photos so opened up a Flickr account. Was wondering what the name of your group was there. Thanks. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:40:46 EST new onboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x52691537 and I hope to pull myself together to do the weekly assignments! That will be very cool. Meanwhile this weekend I got my steps in and took photos too - so sharing: <link>www.flickr.com/photos/runzdmc/sets/7<BR>2157633075553278/detail/ </link> <BR> I participate in photo meetups and daytrips with the family, am active in ministry, love writing and audiobooks in my sparest of moments. I recently became a Nana and eagerly await my long distant grandchild. <BR> <BR> Shelley Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:04:34 EST Nikon School http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x52688603 This weekend I went to the second session of Nikon School "Color, Light, Technology." <BR> <BR> I'd like to be more proficient with flash, off-camera flash in particular so I figured it would be worth my time. The class was well presented and interesting and engaging BUT it was clearly a beginner class. So, I guess I came here to say, if it comes to town and you are still shooting JPEG in your DSLR and leave the camera set to "Auto" then you will get a LOT out of this class. If you are worki... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:10:20 EST Asgn #65 – Wk of Mar 24th – One Hand Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x52649734 Asgn #65 – Wk of Mar 24th – One Hand Food <BR> <BR> Share photos of Food that you can hold in one hand to eat it! <BR> The photo must be of you or someone holding <BR> this food in their Hand. <BR> Now this brings up in my mind many unhealthy foods!! <BR> I would like to see how many “better choice” foods we can <BR> 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. <... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:21:25 EST Hello there ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x52636994 I've just recently joined spark and am loving it so far. I am also a professional photographer, I've lost that "spark" of taking pictures just for the absolute joy of it. Yesterday I decided to take my camera with me on my walk. I didn't see anything that inspired be however, but at least I took it with me. Maybe next time, as I learn to see things again, I will find inspiration. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:11:54 EST Asgn #64 – Wk of Mar 17th – Lucky Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x52549192 Asgn #64 – Wk of Mar 17th – Lucky Day <BR> <BR> Share a photo of something, present or past, <BR> that made you think “What a Lucky Day!!” <BR> <BR> (And Happy St. Patrick’s Day!) <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 ... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:31:19 EST Never realized how bad Google+ is http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x52547652 So, if you've seen my posts, you've noticed the links are to Google+. They quickly hooked me on simplicity and integration but I just noticed something. They resample the images into mush. The Walt Disney World album I tossed in my introduction has some really bad black levels from me getting lazy outputting the RAW. So, I fixed them and re-uploaded them and...they still look terrible. The original files look fine but once uploaded, they become very unsharp. Here is an example. <BR> From Goog... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:59:39 EST Building a Better Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x52488665 Hi, all you wonderful Sparkpeeps! My name is Anna and although I am on a new "journey", I'm not entirely new to Sparkpeople. I have learned that each time I stray from this wonderful site, I stop holding myself accountable and the weight come back on. Actually, I have tried many other sites/programs and have not stuck to it or seen results like I have with Sparkpeople. I live in the wonderful state of CO and want to lose about 15 lbs. I love the outdoors, hiking, biking, running, photogr... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:02:33 EST Rain and Silhouttes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x52456548 I hope to get an answer soon. I'm doing an online photography course from Photojojo. It's with the iPhone so no other camera is allowed in this course. This assignment from yesterday is to take a photo using natural light so that the subject appears to be a silhouette. Problem: no sun where I'm at. It's dark and overcast, storming horribly, street is blocked off so I can't even travel anywhere. Assignment needs to be done by tomorrow evening. Any ideas? Sorry if this is a stupid question....... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 11:51:12 EST Asgn #63 – Wk of Mar 10th – Color Green http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x52455849 Asgn #63 – Wk of Mar 10th – Color Green <BR> <BR> I think of two things this time of year when I <BR> think of Green. <BR> St. Patrick’s Day and the fact that Spring is getting near. <BR> What Green can you think of to take <BR> a 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 photo-sharing site. We prefer... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 11:07:03 EST My dog Cody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x52420301 Today was not a good day for me!!!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday evening it was evident Cody was having problems. This morning when I took him out at 8:30 he was very lethargic. I had my sister take me to the Vet. When the vet came in he immediately said, "This doesn't look good." After listening with his stethoscope he told me Cody had no heartbeat (just rumbling) so I had to have him put to sleep. <BR> <BR> While I was not ready to let go yet, I didn't want him suffering any more. However, my life... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 21:36:54 EST I'm new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x52411920 To the team but not to Spark People. I do want to know, does it matter what kind of camera we use? I don't have a lot of money so at the moment I'm rather stuck with the built in camera on my iPhone 4S although I do plan on upgrading to a nice camera in time. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 10:11:26 EST Hi! Could you move to the right a bit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x52398532 The light was terrible right there. :-) <BR> I've made two promises: The first is that I need to lose the weight I've gained back (I lost 190, found 80 of it again) and the second was joining an online photography community. Spark helps me check off two boxes at once. <BR> <BR> As a photographer I've gone from a hobbyist, to a professional, to someone utterly disinterested and back to being a hobbyist again. In that time the transition from a manual focus 35mm SLR to a modern DSLR is stagger... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 12:14:54 EST Asgn #62 – Wk of Mar 3rd – Writing Instruments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x52342378 Asgn #62 – Wk of Mar 3rd – Writing Instruments <BR> <BR> Share photos of Writing/Drawing Instruments. <BR> These can be ones you use, old type, or unique ones. <BR> You know what I always say…. <BR> Be creative! 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... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 15:24:40 EST Howdy Ho! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x52326053 My name is Cheltsi (obviously) and I'm new here. I have a total weight loss goal of 94 lbs and have completed 25lbs of that. I have a strong photography background as well as a passion for it. Lately though, I have lost all.... inspiration. I have no drive or desire to pick up my camera, no inspiration to "capture the moment". I'm hoping this group drives me back to my passion! I do a lot with Photoshop and used to enjoy it thoroughly. So here's to happy snapping! <em>224</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:43:48 EST Snow Storm 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x52295221 I created a set on Flickr with photos I've taken over the past week of the two storms that went through Wichita. <link>www.flickr.com/photos/caninemama/set<BR>s/72157632867187750/ </link> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:11:00 EST Asgn #61 – Wk of Feb 24th – Look DOWN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x52237194 Asgn #61 – Wk of Feb 24th – Look DOWN <BR> <BR> Some of us had fun with last weeks assignment, which was great, so…… <BR> This assignment is the same as last weeks <BR> except you take your camera and point it straight DOWN! <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 ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We pre... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:03:25 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x52209549 Hi All, <BR> I'm a 'newby' to SparkPeople, but have been a photographer for DECADES :o) <BR> I'm well over 50 - and happy to be there, now trying to Take Back My Healthy LIfestyle. The prospect of connecting my love of photography with my efforts is a welcome one. <BR> <BR> How do we do this? <BR> <BR> I'm in Northern Arizona, near the beauty of the Sedona Red Rock country, Oh how lucky I feel to be here! Moved here from the 'frigid' hibernation of Eastern Oregon almost 2 years ago. <BR> ... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:20:16 EST Advice for taking good pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x52158214 One of the things I look for is things that people see but don't take the time to look at. Or hiding things in a picture. For example some thing in my way that I may move so that object is behind a tree. or actually lying on the floor which I did at a wedding while the bride and groom were on a stage about 3 ft high. I go out of my way to take pictures. I may move something out of the way or rearrange somethings. . I have gone over and around barriers. Sun, 17 Feb 2013 07:48:47 EST Asgn #60 – Wk of Feb 17th – Look UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x52138155 Asgn #60 – Wk of Feb 17th – Look UP <BR> <BR> For this assignment take your camera and point it up <BR> and take a picture. It is fun to do this and not look at <BR> what you are taking a picture of. <BR> Try this indoors or outside. <BR> You can do this with your camera up close to you or at arms length. <BR> What creative photo can 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 ... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:01:21 EST monthly fitness challenge...??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1859x794x52137877 would anyone be interested in doing monthly fitness challenges??? Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:35:18 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x52112942 Hi Everybody! I'm Tara. This is my fourth time on Sparkpeople and i'm just 4 lbs. shy of having lost 100 lbs. since 2006. I'm really hoping this time I can keep my internet more than two months after making this account. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:38:57 EST Asgn #59 – Wk of Feb 10th – Love is in the Air! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x52042455 Asgn #59 – Wk of Feb 10th – Love is in the Air! <BR> <BR> I think this subject can be whatever you feel <BR> expresses this sentiment. <BR> And don’t forget "your" Valentine on Thursday!! <BR> Happy Valentine’s Day! <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 j... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 19:20:44 EST Asgn #58 – Wk of Feb 3rd – Bedtime Snack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x51930265 Asgn #58 – Wk of Feb 3rd – Bedtime Snack <BR> <BR> Share what you like to eat for a snack. <BR> Be creative and don’t just take a picture of <BR> the jar or box. Make it look like something <BR> we want to try 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. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and w... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 14:16:31 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x51841291 I am not new to Sparks but I am new to joining a group. Pictures have actually created havoc in my life. Over a picture of my father, my mother completely flipped out in front of my children. At that point, I decided that pictures would never again be important to me. But I lost a daughter that was 27 and had a child--I am so glad that I took a variety of pictures. We have so many that it would fill an entire library. I really just wish I would have taken videos of her; that way we wo... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 01:02:04 EST Asgn #57 – Wk of Jan 27th – Nearly Forgotten http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x51831540 Asgn #57 – Wk of Jan 27th – Nearly Forgotten <BR> <BR> This week I want you to look around for things that <BR> have or are still being used but will soon be forgotten. <BR> Like watches, or push button telephones. <BR> <BR> This assignment is not for old forgotten things like <BR> Old barns, but things we use now but maybe not for many <BR> more years. <BR> No more hints… go and take pictures!! LOL <BR> ------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please t... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 10:48:57 EST Let me re-intrduce myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x51816271 I joined - lost track, lost motivation and plain old quit!!!! <BR> so here I am again <BR> 43 year old mother with a very active 8 1/2 yr old daughter who loves to bike ride, roller blade, take dance classes 3 days a week, swim, 4 wheel and rock climb... oh and lets not forget gymnastics..... <BR> so in order to keep up its time for me to get on the proverbial ball, get back into a shape - other than round and get my life back where it should have always been... We went to a hike this past we... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:48:44 EST NeeloJ You okay Miss you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x51805269 NEELOJ <BR> Where are you? You okay??? Missing you. <BR> <BR> I see know picture assignment or is that only once a month? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:24:36 EST My rug is finished http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x51733665 <link>www.flickr.com/photos/ingmarie1/8397<BR>611347/ </link> <BR> It will be a while before i consider doing another one. LOL <BR> took a while to finish but here it is. <BR> Now it is time to start on a baby outfit, my DD has a pregnant friend so i will be knitting a sleeper thingie.(bunting?) Sun, 20 Jan 2013 09:50:47 EST New to the group but not SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x51731810 I am Sandy, a school principal living in Germany. I travel all over Europe and take pictures. I got a new camera for Christmas. It is the first time I am not using a point and shoot camera. Hubby bought me a Nikon D5100 with too many bells and whistles. I am on a steep learning curve here. I am enjoying seeing the world through another set of lens. Sun, 20 Jan 2013 07:44:50 EST Asgn #56 – Wk of Jan 20th – Rituals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x51719995 Asgn #56 – Wk of Jan 20th – Rituals <BR> <BR> Share photos of something you or someone else does most everyday. <BR> Something that has become a ritual, like brushing <BR> your teeth. <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. ... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:09:19 EST Ad Campaign... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x51691042 So school started up again this week. One of my classes is a presentations class and one of our big assignments is creating an ad campagin. I've got a month to work on it but I have a feeling I will be overwhelmed this semester. Challenging as it will be I will have to hit it head on and fight through it. Anyone else done any ad campaigns before?? Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:18:48 EST Roped http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x51646488 <BR> <em>388</em> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/nateese/835237<BR>6100/ </link> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:47:43 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x51638389 Hey my name is Jennifer, I am trying to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. Besides yoga, reading, and such, I am a camera buff. I have a Canon Rebel xti with a few different lenses that come with me nearly everywhere. I would love to participate in some challenges and see where others creative eye takes them too. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:57:57 EST Picture this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x51628865 What a nice place to be. with like minded people. I do a lot of bike riding and running-walking the dog so naturally I take a lot of pictures. I have pictures posted on the Detroit Free Press- Detroit Self Portrait. !0 pictures were on display at the Detroit Public library Sun, 13 Jan 2013 22:31:46 EST Asgn #55 – Wk of Jan 13th – Same Color http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x51617677 Asgn #55 – Wk of Jan 13th – Same Color <BR> <BR> Share photos of two or more items, together, <BR> that are the same color. <BR> Like a green leaf with a lighter colored green leaf laying on top of it. <BR> The majority of the picture needs to be 'the Same Color". <BR> Make this of true items, not a photo that has <BR> been computer colored. <BR> <BR> If you have questions please ask or email me! <BR> JO <BR> ----------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR>... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 10:28:23 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x51611261 <link>www.flickr.com/photos/stephaniezphot<BR>ography </link> <BR> <BR> heres my link <BR> <BR> i have also had pictures placed on wlky.com u local and they have been shown on the news <BR> ive done a few weddings and a little boy and a newborn and maternity <BR> the newborn and weddings i no longer have copies of <BR> i did a shoot titled newbeginning its gone too dang it Sat, 12 Jan 2013 22:03:20 EST hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x51579415 i'm a newbie Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:50:30 EST Decoration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x51524469 The ribbon hanging in front of our house. <BR> http://www.flickr.com/photos/nateese/666<BR>1383185/ <BR> Mon, 7 Jan 2013 17:50:17 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x51524221 HI, I'm excited to be joining the team. I don't have my camera right now, but I have hundreds of pictures on my computer to work with. I will have my camera at the end of the month. Also I'm here for a little help on some loosing some weight and meeting new friends. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 17:32:41 EST newboy to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x51512264 want info on cameras that can do good video in natural low light. looking at olympus om-d/panasonic lumix/ dslrs canon/ nikon. <BR> <BR> have a fhobia to heavy cameras as I worked with Sinar and Hasselblad. <BR> <BR> I need to do fun videos <em>272</em> Birki Mon, 7 Jan 2013 00:44:25 EST Introductions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x51504074 Hello everyone, my name is Chris. I'm 38, almost 39 and want to lose weight and get in shape. Not a New Years resolution but goal for the upcoming year. I look forward to meeting or talking to you. Sun, 6 Jan 2013 15:44:02 EST Asgn #54 – Wk of Jan 6th – Shyness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x51475988 Asgn #54 – Wk of Jan 6th – Shyness <BR> <BR> Over the holidays I saw several children that were so cute <BR> and shy. <BR> I thought this would be a good topic to use because <BR> I also noticed how shy my cats are when people come to the house. <BR> They run and hide and then will peek around the corner. <BR> So lets share photos that show shyness. <BR> <BR> These may a be difficult to find a subject but let get out and <BR> get some exercise and see what we can find. <BR> --------------... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 20:06:10 EST Hi. New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x51423457 Hi. I'm Leslie. I am an aspiring photographer and writer. Look forward to working towards better photos and getting to know everyone. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <em>213</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 22:28:07 EST Just getting into photography http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x51418910 Hey everyone! A few months back, I decided that I needed a DSLR. I have only used it in "auto" mode so far but am looking forward to exploring everything that my camera can do. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 18:12:12 EST Does Anyone Know How To Burn Your Images http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x51395675 Some CDS I get so perfect when I have burned them and then I check them over and then mail them out but they cannot view them the two people. . My sister in-law got a laptop new and a T.V. So I am thinking that could be the problem. All the other times she has had know problem with her regular T.V or her old computer. Not a laptop. The old one she had.. <BR> <BR> Perhaps to test she should try the ones I made her to see if she can still see them if she cant then it must be her new lap... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:04:02 EST Followed An Owl Around This Morning But Hmmmmmmmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x51394966 Wow is it hard to get a picture with my camera of a owl. They say they have so many eyes and of course he turned his head around. Hubby tried . He was circling over my hubbys head and all winged in flight. Was beautiful but with my camera I cannot get it in. <BR> <BR> Has anyone taken a picture of an owl? <BR> <BR> If so show and tell it. I like Owls. I like white Winter bunnies also. <BR> <BR> I live in the country and yet not to beable to get a picture of those two. . <BR> <BR> My Zo... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:23:22 EST Hello Again My Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x51393439 I have two goals for 2013 (well, maybe a few more than that) ... <BR> <BR> * Run a Marathon <BR> <BR> * Take more Pictures / Improve my Photography Skills <BR> <BR> So I figured what better way than to get back into the group that helped me lose 40 pounds in the first place. I have gained back 10 of it, but figuring the holidays I'm not too worried. I am going on vacation for the first couple weeks of 2013, so I'm putting together a little travel plan. <BR> <BR> So hello to all of y... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 07:25:29 EST Question about calories being burned http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1859x794x51382004 For the first time I did 30 minutes work out with Leslie Sanson. The four step was good but not into the high steps yet so did little lifts. I found the rest okay. Seeing I have osoarthritis and the sciatic left leg. I could not lift the leg too high. I did the cool downs with her not any problem. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know how many calories burned in those 30 minutes. I see you can have it to be other exercises each day as a reminder on your Fitness but I am not ready for any floor exercis... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:53:30 EST Asgn #53 – Wk of Dec 30th – Slippery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x51360363 Asgn #53 – Wk of Dec 30th – Slippery <BR> <BR> Since I have been slipping and sliding on snow and ice <BR> recently I thought this would make a great topic! <BR> But there are many other things that are slippery too. <BR> What ideas do you have?? <BR> <BR> Have a Safe and Happy New Year too!! <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,... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:43:32 EST Asgn #52 – Wk of Dec 23rd – Holiday Decorations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x51288032 Asgn #52 – Wk of Dec 23rd – Holiday Decorations <BR> <BR> Busy this time of year so let’s just share <BR> photos of our Holiday Decorations or ones you <BR> saw that were special to you. <BR> If you want to make it more of a challenge, <BR> try Holiday lights. I find them hard to get a <BR> really good picture, especially at night time. <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas from me to Everyone!!!! <BR> JO <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get ... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 15:35:05 EST Asgn #51 – Wk of Dec 16th – Candle Light http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x51210725 Asgn #51 – Wk of Dec 16th – Candle Light <BR> <BR> Share photos of something, or someone, that was taken using <BR> “only” Candle Light. This can be a new exercise <BR> in shooting photos. <BR> You can also share photos of Candle Light or Candles also. <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. W... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:22:49 EST Newbie from Kentucky http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x51158101 Hi! I'm on a long journey to get my health back and my life. I decided to use my passion for scrapbooking to begin keeping a photo journal along my way. Preserving memories has always been important to me but now that I have 2 brain tumors and am losing my memory, its taken on a whole new importance. I have also just been diagnosed with severe crohn's disease. Even with all of that, I keep gaining weight despite eating restricted calories. <BR> <BR> I love the weekly photo challenges. I have... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:26:17 EST Asgn #50 – Wk of Dec 9th – Different Perspective http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x51136831 Asgn #50 – Wk of Dec 9th – Different Perspective <BR> <BR> Share a photo of something that you have taken a <BR> picture of from a Different Perspective. <BR> Try looking at things from a direction you normally don’t see it, <BR> like from the bottom looking up, high looking down, inside something <BR> looking out. Just use your imagination! <BR> ------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 17:50:24 EST New to this team from TN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x51074474 Hey everyone! Really excited I found this group. I'm a nature photographer and I live 10 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photography has helped me get back in shape to hit up some of those trails in the park. But I still need some buddies to help keep me accountable. I have a short attention span and easily get frustrated when things don't happen in a snap! <BR> <BR> So Hello from East Tennessee! And feel free to add me as a friend. :) Mon, 3 Dec 2012 20:37:39 EST Asgn #49 – Wk of Dec 2nd – Texture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x51042279 Asgn #49 – Wk of Dec 2nd – Texture <BR> <BR> How many different Texture can we share photos of? <BR> I would like Close-up shots of Textures. <BR> Try to see if you can do these. <BR> Otherwise other Texture shots will be fine. <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 t... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 14:13:42 EST on my morning walk the other day,,,,,,,, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x51001584 totally unphased by me, just sunning himself i on the other hand was behind the pool fence. <link>www.flickr.com/photos/ingmarie1/8227<BR>647814/ </link> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/ingmarie1/8227<BR>647814/ </link> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/ingmarie1/8227<BR>647814/ </link> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:09:46 EST Amateur Photographer Looking for Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x50950387 As the title suggests I am rather new to photography. I do have point and shoot digital camera, but in the next month I am hoping to get something a pit nicer. I am currently looking for books that may help me learn more about photography. Do any of you know of any good books for me to look at to help me hone my skills? I would really appreciate any input ya'll can give me. Thanks. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 17:44:37 EST Hiya Ya'll http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x50950356 Okay, so I just recently found this team. I am supper excited I found it though. I have currently gotten into taking a lot of photos. As of now I have this really old Olympus point and shoot digital camera. I am hoping for Christmas I will be getting the Nikon P510. I have played around with that camera and really like it. I just wanted to post this and say hello. I am currently looking for a spark buddy. I have a way to go in my weight lose journey, and would love to have some one accompany... Sat, 24 Nov 2012 17:39:18 EST Asgn #48 – Wk of Nov 25th – My Hobby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x50939812 Asgn #48 – Wk of Nov 25th – My Hobby <BR> <BR> With winter days beginning to set in for a lot of us <BR> I think we should share photos of what hobbies we <BR> really like to do. <BR> These can be outside hobbies too. <BR> For some reason, I think of hobbies and winter! 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 ... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 18:25:29 EST Asgn #47 – Wk of Nov 18th – Thank You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x50856546 Asgn #47 – Wk of Nov 18th – Thank You <BR> <BR> Share a photo of something, <BR> that when you look at it, <BR> makes you want to say “Thank You”! <BR> <BR> I know most of us would probably “number one” <BR> show photos of our family and friends. <BR> So let’s try to come up with other ideas. <BR> <BR> And HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY. <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... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:17:47 EST Greetings from the Michigan Upper Peninsula! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x50846385 I believe I need this forum and am happy to have found it! I'm trying to transition to a DSLR from my point & shoot but so far now just have an expensive, bulky point & shoot for all intents and purposes. I particularly enjoy nature photography and love gardening, so most of my photos tend to be of plants and bugs from my garden, and the others are generally of my pets (2 collies, 2 cats). Oh -- occasionally I do actually photograph the family, too! Anyway, I believe I need some kind of s... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 23:46:53 EST Hi Y'all~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x50838591 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I can't wait to get to know you all and spend some time with you. Looks like a fun place to hang out. <BR> <BR> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:46:04 EST Asgn #46 – Wk of Nov 11th – Wrinkles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x50772859 Asgn #46 – Wk of Nov 11th – Wrinkles <BR> <BR> Now the first thing I thought of was the wrinkles on my “old” face!! LOL <BR> But I am sure we can all find wrinkles in other places like animals or clothing. <BR> What other ideas can 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. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We pre... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 17:16:20 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x50676881 Hi all; I'm new to Sparkpeople, love photography and travel. I've heard that your group has a weekly photo assignment, which I think is a terrific idea. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all. <BR> <BR> Cheers, Paula Sat, 3 Nov 2012 20:57:21 EST Help-Portrait http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x50674562 How may of you are involved in/organizing a Help-Portrait event on Dec. 8? <BR> <BR> Not familiar with Help-Portrait? Check here: <link>help-portrait.com/ </link> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 17:24:18 EST Asgn #45 – Wk of Nov 4th – Drive By Shooting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x50662304 Asgn #45 – Wk of Nov 4th – Drive By Shooting <BR> <BR> Please share a photo from your car window <BR> as you are riding along. It can be a motion photo or <BR> centered on something. <BR> <BR> This assignment is to give you something to do <BR> while you are on your way to the voting booth!! Ha ha <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, 2 Nov 2012 18:21:48 EST I'm a newby! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x50597144 Good Morning! <BR> <BR> I am really excited about this group. I enjoy photography and this gives me a reason to get out and shoot. I've logged in to Flickr after almost a year and I'm looking forward to sharing with everyone. <BR> <BR> If you'd like to add me I am table4_9 <BR> <BR> Take Care, <BR> <BR> Mandy Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:01:57 EST Asgn #44 – Wk of Oct 28th – Halloween Faces http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x50575192 Asgn #44 – Wk of Oct 28th – Halloween Faces <BR> <BR> Share Halloween Faces on Pumkins, Kids, Adults, <BR> or any thing with a Halloween Face! <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... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 16:24:27 EST Asgn #43 – Wk of Oct 21st – Scary Pictures! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x50475173 Asgn #43 – Wk of Oct 21st – Scary Pictures! <BR> <BR> Share a photo of something that looks very scary to you!! <BR> I wonder if anyone has a ghost!! <BR> Take a picture 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 also have a team. After ... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:34:37 EST Newbie from North Carolina http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x50384729 Hi y'all! I'm Tera. I am new to sparkpeople, but not so much to photography. I am by no means a professional, but I am a hobbyist. Photography is my release from life. I look forward to getting to know you all! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:00:12 EST New from New Jersey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x50369671 I have been a member of SP for four years. I have lost 100 pounds and still have a ways to go. I have been stuck for two years. <BR> Reason - the last two years have been full of stress. I am now really focusing on ways to feel less upset by all that is going on. Photography is my favorite distraction. It gets me outdoors and moving. I enter a different world as I edit my images. I have started a daily photoblog where I get encouragement and advice from other photographers all over the w... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 09:43:06 EST Asgn #42 – Wk of Oct 14th – Music http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x50362423 Asgn #42 – Wk of Oct 14th – Music <BR> <BR> Share a photo that represents Music to you. <BR> Let’s get creative with this! <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 Shutterbugs ... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 18:10:39 EST Children, More than subjects. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x50333314 Thought I would share an article with you about children and photography. <BR> <link>digital-photography-school.com/how-t<BR>o-teach-and-introduce-children-the-won<BR>ders-of-photography </link> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:26:44 EST Camera Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x50318332 Ran across this article and thought I would share with the group: <link>www.berkscamera.org/why-join-a-camer<BR>a-club/ </link> <BR> <BR> Do you belong to a local camera club? Why/why not? <BR> <BR> I belong to PSA (Photographic Society of America), I also belong to a local camera club that meets weekly at the club house. We are one of the few clubs with a building. We have mat cutting room, dark room (rarely used), and a photo studio with photo lights. One end of the studio is set... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 19:06:43 EST Another Newbie to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x50308248 Hi everyone! My name is Marilyn and probably like everyone else here, I LOVE taking photographs! I enjoy taking photos of my grandchildren, nature, and other miscellaneous things. Flowers tend to call to me wherever I go. How about you? What do you like to photograph? Tue, 9 Oct 2012 05:38:07 EST Asgn #41 – Wk of Oct 7th – Circle Objects http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x50246294 Asgn #41 – Wk of Oct 7th – Circle Objects <BR> (posting a bit early since I will be gone this weekend) <BR> <BR> This week let’s share items that are in the shape of a Circle. <BR> Do not include letters, wording or numbers. <BR> It needs to be some object. <BR> This can be man made or in nature. <BR> <BR> I hope you had fun with the last four weeks of “experiments”. <BR> We may try that again later. <BR> -------------------- <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please ... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 20:51:18 EST Hello from North Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x50242834 Hi! How awesome to find a photography group in a weightloss forum! My name is Rosemary and I'm a 37 yr old stay at home mom of two kids, hobby photographer and currently trying to lose some weight. I can't wait to chat with like minded folks! Thu, 4 Oct 2012 15:55:54 EST Personal Photography Projects http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x50175740 Hello, <BR> <BR> I just finished an article on "Personal Photography Projects". <BR> <BR> I would like to propose a challenge to those who would care to participate in a PPP. <BR> <BR> Choose either a "30 Day Project", shooting only 1 picture per day with the subjects or theme of your choice. <BR> <BR> Or an "Alphabet Project", shoot 1 pix for each letter of the alphabet. This you may use either an image that represents a letter, images with letters in the image, or images where the... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 16:53:55 EST Asgn #40 – Wk of Sept 30th – Experiment with Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x50150982 Asgn #40 – Wk of Sept 30th – Experiment with Water <BR> <BR> This is the last of our four “experiments”. <BR> Share with us photos of Water in a "unique" way if possible. <BR> That is the fun… experimenting… <BR> Again digital cameras can be fun in trying new things. <BR> Try different speeds, or different settings…. <BR> And as always…. 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 a... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 17:33:25 EST Shooting Minnesota http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x50058166 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I just moved back to Minnesota and I love photography. I currently have a Nikon P500 as my primary piece of equipment, but I hope to be upgrading soon. <BR> <BR> I have been struggling with my weight for as long as I can remember but I've already made progress on my mini-goal of 20 lbs by Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting you and sharing my work with you. My flickr handle is ajcastro. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 17:53:55 EST Asgn #39 – Wk of Sept 23rd – Experiment w/ Mirrors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x50044123 Asgn #39 – Wk of Sept 23rd – Experiment with Mirrors <BR> <BR> The last two assignments were “experiments”. <BR> This means the subject can’t just be photographed as it is <BR> but you need to try to see it or use it to capture a different kind of picture. <BR> <BR> This weeks, the 3rd of four “experiments” is with Mirrors! <BR> This is not for reflections in water, etc. <BR> You need to use a Mirror in some way to capture your photo!! <BR> <BR> These don’t have to be prize winning pictu... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 17:35:58 EST Hey There http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49968659 I'm sort of new to SP I was on 4 years ago. And this site helped motivate me to loose weight! Anyway I am looking to make some new friends, To motivate me and to help them as well. <BR> <BR> I started my little photography business a year ago although I'm far from a professional, I adore it. Aside from my family it's the biggest Joy in my life! <BR> <BR> (I'm bad at this whole light conversation thing, if you haven't noticed) and with that I guess if you have any questions, Just ask I'm an... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 00:11:14 EST New to SP and looking for new friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49963774 Hello! My name is Sandra and I'm 48 yrs. old. I looking to live a healthier lifestyle and to lose some weight. I like walking and photography. I would like to do a 5k in the future when I'm in better share. I'm a huge animal supporter. I want to get healthy for ME first and foremost but also for my family. I'm looking to making some new friends on the same journey. I hope we get be motivational to each other. Have a Great Day! Sandra D. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 17:57:39 EST Hi! I'm Marie from Scranton, PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49957634 Hi everyone! My name is Marie. I'm 44 yrs old, live in Scranton, Pennsylvania. I have been heavy most of my life... from 2nd grade til high school, then I lost 100 lbs... kept it off for about 5 yrs, then gained it all back plus another 100+. At my highest, I was over 380 lbs (not sure of exact number)... When I started the 17 Day Diet in March of this year, I was really in a bad place. My back has had issues since I had a car accident in my early 20's (right about the time when the weight st... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 09:45:19 EST Asgn #38 – Wk of Sept 16 – Experiment with Light http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x49935651 Asgn #38 – Wk of Sept 16 – Experiment with Light <BR> <BR> The next three assignments are going to “experiments”. <BR> This means the subject can’t just be photographed as it is <BR> but you need to try to see it or use it to capture a different kind of picture. <BR> <BR> This weeks “experiment” is with Light! <BR> What can you share that may be seeing or using light in a different way? <BR> Digital cameras are wonderful for taking pictures of light. <BR> <BR> These don’t have to be prize ... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 16:11:18 EST Hello from Southeast Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49914636 Hey everyone! I'm an Oklahoma transplant who recently moved down here to the coast of Texas for my first ever experience with sun, sand & fun....and unfortunately bikini's. <em>9</em> I also just got a Canon T3 for my first DSLR experience. I have always been interested in photography and played around a lot with point and shoots and have become pretty proficient in Photoshop. But, now I want to really get into taking good pictures without as much post-editing. <BR> <BR> Just wanted... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:24:53 EST Asgn #37 – Wk of Sept 9th – Experiment with Glass http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x49826484 Asgn #37 – Wk of Sept 9th – Experiment with Glass <BR> <BR> The next four assignments are going to “experiments”. <BR> This means the subject can’t just be photographed as it is <BR> but you need to try to see it or use it to capture a different kind of picture. <BR> <BR> Like this week is “Glass”. Don’t just take a picture of glass. <BR> An example would be to take a picture of something else <BR> while looking through a glass. <BR> In other words, you are to take a picture while using g... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 09:49:29 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49806952 Hello from the Grand Rapids MI area. I know there must be others on this group from this area. If so please introduce yourself. <BR> <BR> Thank you <BR> <BR> Jim Thu, 6 Sep 2012 23:12:22 EST Asgn #36 – Wk of Sept 2nd – Emotions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x49725400 Asgn #36 – Wk of Sept 2nd – Emotions <BR> <BR> Share with us photos that show Emotions. <BR> This does not have to be just people! <BR> Check the photos as they are posted and see if you <BR> can come up with a different emotion. <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, 1 Sep 2012 18:25:57 EST Full Moon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x49717298 I finally used my hand held night scene on my camera... pretty impressed with the results. :) <BR> <BR> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/freekyjynx/790<BR>4801382/ </link> <BR> <BR> I did use it as intended... hand held and all, risking copious amounts of mosquito bites, and whatever that was rattling around in my back yard, but this was well worth it. Sat, 1 Sep 2012 03:59:13 EST Hello everyone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49705604 My name is missi amd i live in the tri cities tn area. I'm turning my life around and getting fit and healthy and i am looking for people doing the same in the area to get together and do some fit clubs or just to have a hiking buddy!!! Please email me here if you would like to do so!!!! Thanks! Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:08:49 EST Hello from OKC! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49687366 Hello! I am a fellow shutterbug. I don't go anywhere without my camera. It's been a long time since I was on SP.. had to start a new page. Forgot all my info....oops. Hope to find new friends and motivators. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 01:02:17 EST some trees at Cumberland Island http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49646415 <link>www.flickr.com/photos/ingmarie1/7871<BR>746018/ </link> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/ingmarie1/7871<BR>746750/ </link> <BR> <BR> These were taken at a trip to Cumberland Island, an amazing, beautiful park,camping available ,bicycling, boating. <BR> you ahould visit if you have not already. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:48:04 EST Ciao! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49645439 Ciao! I'm Morgan, a 20-year old college student studying language - currently Italian. Actually, I was originally attending the Art Institute of Charlotte for Photography, but dropped for a whole slew of personal reasons. <BR> <BR> I'd like to get back into photography as a fun hobby, but I find myself lacking in the motivation (and inspiration!) department. I think it's been a year or so since I've last taken a decent photo? My current gear, which I still have from my adventure at the Ai o... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:51:17 EST Step by Step http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49622294 Hi to the Team! <BR> <BR> I work with smaller, older equipment, but have joined the team just for the love of taking a picture. Actually, I would also like to learn how to 'do things' - such as posting these pictures safely online - again perhaps a bit hindered by a lack of know how and no one to ask. Thankfully, the Team is relaxed enough for me to find myself gradually getting up to speed. <BR> <BR> Thanks for having me, Rocky. :) Sat, 25 Aug 2012 17:57:38 EST Asgn #35 – Wk of Aug 26th – Forgotten http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x49609926 Asgn #35 – Wk of Aug 26th – Forgotten <BR> <BR> Share photos of things that seem to have been forgotten. <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 Shutterbugs Group in Flickr , <l... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 19:51:36 EST Colorado Dreaming http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x49562256 The hubber and I just returned from spending a week in Boulder and Denver. I thought I'd share some of my favorite shots. I hope you enjoy the sample <BR> <BR> <link>picasaweb.google.com/116071275946594<BR>200077/ColoradoDreaming#57705819908750<BR>00466 </link> Day Is Done <BR> <BR> <link>picasaweb.google.com/116071275946594<BR>200077/ColoradoDreaming#57707163077848<BR>90242 </link> Down of A Thistle <BR> <BR> <link>picasaweb.google.com/116071275946594<BR>200077/ColoradoDreaming#5... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 15:41:22 EST I need lots of motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49551752 Hi, I'm hoping to get super motivated and start losing this weight! I love sweets and hate to exercise which is NOT a good combo. No more excuses.....I can do this, right?? Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:44:25 EST Hello From The Midwest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49547110 Good morning/afternoon/evening, <BR> <BR> I am a newer member, so I thought I'd take the time to introduce myself. My name is Paulissa. I live in Omaha, NE and was bitten by the photography bug a good 15 years ago but just recently got serious about developing my skills and turning it into a part-time business (is there such a thing as "part-time business"?). I am working to combine my fitness with my love of photograhy to stay motivated to exercise. Staying motivated to exercise is a bi... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 17:13:21 EST Had to share http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x49544650 My DH and I went fishing over night on the Ohio River. It was Friday night fireworks night, <BR> I took my camera with me. I am so excited at the photos I got that I had to share. <BR> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/62191883@N07/7<BR>825072026/in/photostream </link> <BR> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/62191883@N07/7<BR>825068340/in/photostream/ </link> <BR> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/62191883@N07/7<BR>825066676/in/photostream/ </link> <BR> Hope you enjoy the sample Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:55:32 EST Asgn #34 – Aug 19th - Fruit/Vegetable Close Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x49517854 Asgn #34 – Aug 19th - Fruit/Vegetable Close Up <BR> <BR> Share photos of Fruit or Vegetables from a very close view. <BR> Try slicing one and then take a picture. <BR> Many times they look so different up close. <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 whe... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 18:25:46 EST Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49515969 WOW do I want to join this group! I'm Myriah, and I hale from the Colorado Rockies. Just looked over this week's assignment "Framed" -- such a fun project and so many wonderful images. I can't wait to take part. My late father was a photographer and passed on his "bug" to me. He took so many pictures of us growing up that I can remember what I looked like at just about any age. Right now I'm using a Fujifilm FinePix S700 7.1 pixels. A little bulky but takes great wildlife shots from af... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 15:10:21 EST Asgn #33 – Wk of Aug 12th – Framed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x49413112 Asgn #33 – Wk of Aug 12th – Framed! <BR> <BR> Share photos that have a frame around it. <BR> This can be anything as long as it is NOT <BR> a regular man made frame. <BR> Example would be looking through a doorway, or through <BR> tree branches, that have another image for the 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 ... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 17:07:11 EST oh happy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49316129 Hi, I used to be a photographer for a small publication. that was nearly 40 years ago. <BR> <BR> got a new camera, thank you sweet husband, am interested in sharing and looking at some great pictures. <BR> <BR> just created a flickr acct and am sorting thru about 6000 images I have either shot or collected over the years. <BR> <BR> So, I'll pop in every now and then. <BR> <BR> thanks for the opportunity to sharpen my older photographic eyes! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 5 Aug 2012 10:12:39 EST Asgn #32 – Wk of Aug 5th – From a Mouse View http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x49307624 Asgn #32 – Wk of Aug 5th – From a Mouse View <BR> <BR> Pretend you are a mouse and crawl around on the floor <BR> or on the ground outside. <BR> Now start snapping pictures!! <BR> And don’t forget to 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 ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join an... Sat, 4 Aug 2012 17:39:50 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49291511 I love photography & enjoy seeing & sharing photos. <em>334</em> Fri, 3 Aug 2012 13:41:46 EST Local Fair Submissions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x49289164 I've decided to enter some of my photography in our local fair this coming week. <BR> <BR> The following 4 photos are my submissions <BR> <BR> Class 1 - Color - Experimental <BR> <BR> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/rhiannon0207/7<BR>517571140/in/photostream </link> <BR> <BR> Class 1 - Color - wild life & animals <BR> <BR> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/rhiannon0207/7<BR>633926830/in/photostream </link> <BR> <BR> Class 2 - Black and White - Scenic <BR> <BR> <link>www.flickr.com/phot... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 10:41:58 EST 1st Day of a NEW lifestyle change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49237811 Hello, My name is Rhonda,I have been attempting weight loss all my life with the yo-yo trail. I woke this morning with my daily Prayer to find strength to lose weight to enjoy my life more.I have struggled for so many years with up and down trials and need to find myself and find my strength in this time of my life. I have raised my children and lived for them .They are now grown and it is time for the next chapter of my life.I have to live for me!! Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:15:54 EST Asgn #31 – Wk of July 29th – Talking Animals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x49194495 Asgn #31 – Wk of July 29th – Talking Animals <BR> <BR> In last week assignment we had several great animal photos <BR> for how they communicate. <BR> So this week let’s share more of these pictures <BR> but you tells us “what they are saying”!!! <BR> Be creative if you can. <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... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 11:01:43 EST Lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x49184385 <link>www.flickr.com/photos/golddustmommy/<BR>7657995756/ </link> <BR> <BR> just thought I would share lunch. It would have been better (tasting and better for me) if I had Triscuits. But I didn't lol Trying so hard to be good lol Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:50:45 EST This looks like a fun team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49165190 I don't see a general thread for everyone to introduce themselves, so.... <BR> <BR> I just found this Team from following a link on someone's Spark Page. It looks fun - once I figure out the whole Flickr group thing.... <BR> <BR> I have an iPhone 4S, and I am making it earn its keep. It does everything (except do the dishes), including taking pictures (it's not so hot for distance, such as photographing a deer across a field, though). Camera+ is one of the BEST apps! (I can buy all kinds of... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:29:30 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49140958 I've loved photography for quite some time, especially taking pictures of nature and travel. <BR> <BR> This month, I finally got brave enough to enter one of my pictures into a photo contest and ended up being chosen as a finalist! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a happy ending when voting closes in eight days : ) Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:40:59 EST Hi There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49117457 I've been lurking for a little while, I've always enjoyed photography and right now I'm shooting with an Olympus E-PL1 when I shoot. (I also have a Nikon D-100 but I hate to lug it) <BR> <BR> I've been depressed and not shooting as much (vicious cycle) but I hope to maybe get to hiking and taking pictures of the beautiful New England landscapes again. <BR> <BR> I also have a toddler son to chase around who also keeps me pretty busy. I find I have to put the camera down to keep him from ge... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:47:59 EST top o the mornin' (er, evening...) to ya http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x49108546 Hello all - just found this team and joined up. Been on SP for a couple of years and struggling to get the upper hand on the whole weight thing. <BR> <BR> Photography is a passion - I started as a 12 year old when my dad bought me a Konica FS-1 (now I'm dating myself). Then I dropped away from photography after high school - out on my own I realized just how expensive film and processing was! I rambled along with the occasional compact 35 and then a couple of point and shoot digital cameras... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 23:53:34 EST Digital Photography School http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x49092570 Just wanted to share a link with you that has been very beneficial for me: <BR> <BR> http://digital-photography-school.com/ <BR> <BR> I subscribe to their RSS feed and get interesting articles about 2 or 3 times a week. <BR> <BR> Maybe you will find it helpful in improving your skills. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 21 Jul 2012 21:49:12 EST Photographic Society of America http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x49092508 Have you ever considered membership in PSA? ( http://www.psa-photo.org/ ) <BR> <BR> This is an international Photographic community of amateur photographers. <BR> <BR> I have been a member for less than a year and have also joined a PSA affiliated local camera club. <BR> <BR> PSA is a great organization for information, networking and for improving photographic skills, especially if you do not live in a area with an active local club or your schedule does not match your local club's o... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 21:44:02 EST Asgn #30 – Wk of July 22nd – Communication http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x49077557 Asgn #30 – Wk of July 22nd – Communication <BR> <BR> Ways of Communication is changing every day. <BR> Share photos of the ways you communicate today, <BR> Or for even more fun share ways that people use to communicate. <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 joi... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:41:44 EST Asgn #29 – Wk of July 15th – Trees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x48969840 Asgn #29 – Wk of July 15th – Trees <BR> <BR> Share photos of a Tree or groups of Trees. <BR> I have heard in some places, because of heat and drought, <BR> that the leaves are beginning to fall off of the trees. <BR> I hope your trees are still doing fine. <BR> But photos of dead trees also makes interesting 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. <BR> TO PARTICIPA... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 18:41:43 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x48952042 Hello Everyone (raising hand and waving). <BR> <BR> I've been into photography for about 2 years now, been overweight for about 4 (give or take year), I have about 25 pounds to lose to be at my happy place, I know that's not a lot but I am the largest I have ever been so I'm trying to take baby steps and will be happy with every pound that drops off my frame. <BR> <BR> Here is a sample of what I have been up to: <BR> <BR> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/toadmum/724586<BR>2432/ </link> <B... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:50:33 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x48885985 My name is Marie, and I just love photography. I love taking pictures where ever I go and always have. I was recently given my first digital camera and since then I've been wanting to learn different photography techniques and whatnot. I'm excited to get out and take more pictures! Sun, 8 Jul 2012 15:44:33 EST Asgn #28 - Wk of July 8th – Shadows http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x48857936 Asgn #28 - Wk of July 8th – Shadows <BR> <BR> With all of this summer sunshine I thought we could share <BR> photos of Shadows. Look around to see if you can find an <BR> unusual one. <BR> For those in other climates, winter shadows are welcome 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. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site.... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 16:31:22 EST Hi!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x48847415 Hi Sparkies.... My name is Kim. Been here before, left and now I'm back. :) Looking to lose some weight & find some support along the way. I don't feel like I get much of the "support" that I need at home... so that is why I'm here. Just thought I would introduce myself to the team. :) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a good week!!! Thu, 5 Jul 2012 22:56:35 EST Asgn #27 – Wk of July 1st – Red, White & Blue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x48764458 Asgn #27 – Wk of July 1st – Red, White & Blue <BR> <BR> Share photos with Red, White & Blue colors. <BR> These three colors need to be the predominate thing <BR> that is noticed in the photo. <BR> The US flag is of course welcome, I love seeing photos of it. <BR> But let’s see what else we can find 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. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASS... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 16:50:53 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x48708602 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Leslie...I am a photographer from a little town in North West Ohio. I focus my photographic energy on portraits and weddings (or other special occasions) however I also enjoy nature photography as well as a little fine art stuff sprinkled in to keep me grounded. <BR> <BR> I am married to my best friend and we have two teenage daughters who defiantly keep us on our toes. I have always been the "big" girl...and to be honest...I've tried it ALL! So I figure wh... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 22:18:28 EST Previous Assignments? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x48655507 Hello! This is my first week on the team, and I've been looking over previous assignments (and cataloging techniques in my brain) and admiring everyone's pictures. I'm intrigued by some of the previous assignments themselves, and wondering if it would be crass to add my own as I practice some of the assignments--even though they are long past. <BR> <BR> Please let me know if this is acceptable. I don't want to step on any toes, but I'm not sure if some of those assignments will cycle bac... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 13:39:39 EST Asgn #26 – Wk of June 24th – Take A Seat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x48644879 Asgn #26 – Wk of June 24th – Take A Seat <BR> <BR> Share photos of anything you would sit on. <BR> This can be with or without a person but be sure the main thing you can see in the photo is the “item” being sat on, not the person. <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 ... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 18:12:32 EST OK ALREADY!! I admit it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x48642065 I have some weight to lose. 50 lbs or so, if we want to get technical. Am I ready? I hope so. Have I tried and failed SO SO SO many times? yep. It is possible? completely. <BR> Wish me luck :) Fri, 22 Jun 2012 14:01:19 EST Hello Everybody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x48639308 Hello. I'm Vinia from Michigan. I'm 31, I've never been married, but currently have a boyfriend, and I have no kids. I've been overweight since I was 8 years old and i'm just looking to change that. My highest weight was back in 2006 when I was at 283. I think my last weight in was 209. So i'm just hoping to find support and maybe speed up the process a little. I'm really looking forward being 130 lbs. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:39:00 EST Allons-y! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x48635120 Topic courtesy of Dr. Who. lol <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team though not to SP. I've decided to combine some interests (hiking and photography) to live healthier. <BR> <BR> I'm a complete amateur though in my deepest Walter Mitty moments I have delusions of being a female Alain Briot of Scotland. Not that I live anywhere near Scotland (that's also just a dream). <BR> <BR> I decided to join this team because I'm finally upgrading my camera (it should come tomorrow, though not in time f... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 02:07:11 EST I'm new. Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x48613646 I'm Melissa, 34, from Brooklyn. Love photography, want and need to lose weight and get healthier. What a great team this is! Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:31:25 EST Asgn #25 – Wk of June 17th – Straight Lines in Nat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x48552085 Asgn #25 – Wk of June 17th – Straight Lines in Nature <BR> <BR> Look at Nature and find straight lines that Nature made. <BR> This can be one line or several lines. <BR> It is now summer for most of us so pick up your camera, <BR> get out and get some of that walking done. <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 ph... Sat, 16 Jun 2012 14:37:30 EST Non-dialysis Kidney Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x48506249 My daughter was diagnosed with sudden onset Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) when she was just 29. The doctors told her she'd be on dialysis within months. I started researching CKD and quickly found the medical system isn't really geared up for people who aren't yet on dialysis and are even trying to resist going on dialysis for as long as possible while still maintaining the best health. <BR> As a result of my researching and recipe experimentation she has increased her eGFR (a measure... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 11:05:28 EST Shot an MMA event http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x48464233 so last night was my first MMA event that I shot. First one attended for that matter. MMA, for those who aren't familiar, is Mixed Martial Arts. I know a few of the fighters and the guy responsible for putting the show on. These guys train relentlessly to fight in the cage. It was amazing to watch them in action. Anyway, I got to shoot the whole show. Eight fights total, lens to the cage, right up in the action. It was awesome! Anyone out there shoot sports? and have you shot MMA? J... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 19:25:09 EST Hi! My name is Gina... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x48462668 Hi! My name is Gina. I'm a mommy to 2 really cute kids who keep me really busy! If I had HALF of their energy... During most of the year, I am an elementary music teacher at a very sweet Christian school in Louisiana. But now it's summer time and we're HOME a lot!!! And I'm determined to make a few changes before I return to school in the fall. I'd like to have more energy to play around with my kids. I'd like to feel better about myself. I'd like to fit in my clothes. I REFUSE to bu... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 17:10:55 EST Asgn #24 – Wk of June 10th – The Eyes Have It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x48453174 Asgn #24 – Wk of June 10th – The Eyes Have It! <BR> <BR> Share photos of Eyes. Your eyes, friends eyes or even your pets eyes! <BR> It is fun to see if you can catch a reflection in them 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. <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 h... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 22:21:06 EST Hellooo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x48447016 Hello to everybody. My name is Rocio and I'm 29 years old, I'm in Florida. I signed up about a week ago, and I've already seen some weight loss. I'm excited to push my activity level up and to make a difference in my life. I feel like I can definitely stick to it this time. I'm not going to let my weight issues stop me from a bright future. I definitely need support and motivation, so hopefully I can find it in these boards. I'm getting a lot of support from family, but everyone I love ... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 12:36:20 EST Photo editing programs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2526x794x48405369 I got a new laptop computer (my other computer is OLD and about to go out) and am wondering what people use for editing. I have been using Photoshop Elements, but the new costs $149, which I can't afford. I would like to find something that is compatable with the Photoshop Elements, though, so I can open the pictures I have. Information on other programs would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Darlene Wed, 6 Jun 2012 16:24:48 EST Urban Foxes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x48383656 I have a family of foxes living under my patio (one of those cement ones on the ground) and have been trying to get some pictures. Hopefully I can get more than just these few of mama (I think), but they are hard to get without them spotting me and running off. I tried for a baby, but the den is too close to the house and I have to take them from inside. I think there are 2 babies. <BR> <link>www.flickr.com/photos/62222579@N00/7<BR>341349418/in/photostream </link> <BR> <link>www.flic... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 09:35:08 EST Asgn #23 – Wk of June 3rd – What’s For Supper? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x48330941 Asgn #23 – Wk of June 3rd – What’s For Supper? <BR> <BR> Show us what you are fixing for supper! <BR> Share a recipe also 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 where we also have a team. After creating a Flickr account, you may join ... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 19:06:55 EST Back at Spark People! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x48279714 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been trying to get back into the healthy lifestyle and tried MFP for a week and it wasnt like what I remember about Spark People. My old username was avocadojunkie & I'm back. Just with a different name. <BR> <BR> Heres to getting my old body back! Tue, 29 May 2012 14:34:47 EST Hi everyone! New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x48271138 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am new to the team and really excited about changing my life! I am a single mom and I am also a professional photographer specializing in wedding, fashion and glam! I love my job but it definitely comes with its stresses and downfalls. Like trying to say no to huge buffet wedding meals haha! <BR> <BR> Right now I am struggling to lose around 60 lbs and have recently had some health problems that I hope will kick me into high gear. I have also been diagnosed with C... Tue, 29 May 2012 00:06:19 EST Asgn #22 – Wk of May 27 - Nature in Your Hand http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x48254107 Asgn #22 – Wk of May 27 - Nature in Your Hand <BR> <BR> Share a photo of something you found in Nature <BR> that is small enough that you can hold it in your hand. <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 cre... Sun, 27 May 2012 19:52:10 EST new to the crew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x48244890 hey everybody! i'm new to the site, looking to find some people that interests and such. i am a photography student out of central lakes college in staples. i have a facebook page that displays some of my work. if you're interested search "Kretzman Photographic" on facebook. <BR> <BR> later! :) Sun, 27 May 2012 01:45:27 EST Aloha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x48212858 Hi I'm Debra. I work as a body piercer but do landscape photography as well. I am looking forward to actually doing one of the photo assignments when I find extra time,lol. <BR> Just for fun here's my website <BR> imagesbydebracasey.com Thu, 24 May 2012 13:11:07 EST --------> Newbie Right here <--------- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x48202769 Just a quick note to say Hi and introduce myself. I'm new to the site but sadly not new to dieting. My fail safe diet has always been weight watchers and have had success but I find that I get a little neurotic when counting points. So I'm trying something new... counting calories! LOL <BR> <BR> I'm 35, live just outside Toronto and am looking forward to getting healthy and fit. <BR> Looking for friends and supporters who know what a struggle it can be keeping this train on the track!! Wed, 23 May 2012 19:38:57 EST Time to try this again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x48142175 Hello Everyone, <BR> Just getting started.....again! lol Attempted to join previously, but allowed myself to be sidetracked by life. Looking forward to playing with my camera and looking at some great shots by this interesting group! <BR> Sat, 19 May 2012 16:02:27 EST Asgn #21 – Wk of May 20 – Hold My Hand http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x48127805 Asgn #21 – Wk of May 20 – Hold My Hand <BR> <BR> Take photos of people holding hands. <BR> These can be close-ups or from a distance. <BR> Make the photo a prize winner!! <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 cr... Fri, 18 May 2012 13:47:51 EST Asgn#20 – Wk of May 13th – Peek-A-Boo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x48034607 Asgn#20 – Wk of May 13th – Peek-A-Boo <BR> <BR> We have used this topic in the past and it seems to be a lot of fun. <BR> Have fun taking some new Peek-A-Boo 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. <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. Aft... Sat, 12 May 2012 11:26:33 EST Completely re-motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x47959720 I joined this site and group a LONG time ago. I have since become a mom and learned so much about myself. I want to not only get healthy but spend time following my hobbies..photography included! Mon, 7 May 2012 17:48:00 EST Asgn#19 – Wk of May 6th – Four Word Story of Mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x47912047 Asgn#19 – Wk of May 6th – Four Word Story of Mom <BR> <BR> Next Sunday is Mother’s Day. <BR> Think of a “Four Word Story” about your Mom or a Woman that is very special to you <BR> and include 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. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing site. We prefer Flickr, which is free to join and ... Fri, 4 May 2012 13:24:26 EST Determined to do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x47895190 Hi! My name is Kathy. I have almost 100 pounds to lose, and I really need the support and accountability of others to succeed! I have tried to lose weight without that and I am just not self-motivated enough. I love cooking and photography, and my kids are in college or close to it. So...It is time to focus a little more on me and my health. I am the only one in my family who is overweight - everyone else is in really good shape - so it is hard for them to understand where I am coming from. I... Thu, 3 May 2012 13:24:30 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x47824679 Hi, my name is Jenn. I just joined this site today, and I'm hoping it will help me with my goals. When I saw this team I had to join, I love my camera and taking pictures. Sun, 29 Apr 2012 16:10:59 EST new sparky here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x47819193 hi everyone! my name is meg, and i'm a beginning photographer who loves to shoot food. i've been living in europe for the past few months and have gotten into urban photography and portrait shooting, but my first love is food. naturally, i've eaten a bit too much of it and am not counteracting my diet with enough exercise, so i'm here to lose about 20-25 pounds and get back to the weight i was for at least 8 years. <BR> <BR> i joined SP about a week and a half ago, and have loved getting inv... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 09:38:16 EST Asgn#18 – Wk of Apr 29th – Number “8” http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x47796604 Asgn#18 – Wk of Apr 29th – Number “8” <BR> <BR> Share photos of the Number “8”. <BR> I think it would be the most fun if you can find pictures of items that are in the “8” shape. <BR> But you may use the actual number you find on things, <BR> Or “8” 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. <BR> TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSIGNMENTS, you must first upload to a photo-sharing si... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:42:15 EST Trying to get to where I was http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x47766802 I am a grandma who has always been very active. At least I was until I had an accident and broke my kneecap. This injury has really sidelined me and now I find myself gaining more lbs. than I know what to with. I work full time, many days on my feet all day, so consequently, after I get home and get dinner cooked, I find it hard to do any besides sit. I am hoping that if I can lose the 15 lbs that I have gained, maybe the pain will ease up as well. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:26:23 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x47747045 I am Karan from Boiling Springs, SC. Just heard about this site today and have been looking for anything that will help me loose weight. Motivation helps a lot. I have lost 30 lbs in the past year and a half but ended up having back surgery and then started Estrogen so I gained some back but not a lot. Hope to get back on track and the scale go down and not up. I am married with 2 grown kids and photography is a big hobby even though I get one good shout out of about 50. sorta new to blogs to... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 21:47:09 EST Asgn#17 – Wk of Apr 22 – GATES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x47690548 Asgn#17 – Wk of Apr 22 – GATES <BR> <BR> This week capture pictures of GATES. <BR> Not doors or windows, but Gates. <BR> They can be closed or ajar but the Gate must be visible. Not just the opening where a gate would be. <BR> You can also do close-ups of the finer details if you would like to but be sure it is obvious that it is a Gate. <BR> ------------------------ <BR> <BR> ALL ENTRIES MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK. <BR> Please try to get out and take new photographs. But older ones are o... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 12:48:21 EST Asgn#16 – Wk of Apr 15 – Out of Site Shapes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x794x47576904 Asgn#16 – Wk of Apr 15 – Out of Site Shapes <BR> <BR> When we are taking pictures many times these pictures seem ordinary but there are Shapes that we haven’t noticed. Like looking down on a “circle” intersection. Four trash cans sitting together where the handles of the lids formed a “square”. <BR> Firefighters working with a hose which formed a “triangle”. <BR> What do you see? <BR> <BR> Thanks to Vickie for this Assignment idea!! <BR> I love to hear ideas from any of you!!! <BR> JO <... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 11:32:44 EST A new day, a new strategy, a new me :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x47576518 Good morning, I found Sparkpeople yesterday while surfing the internet and was hesitant to try it, but here I am and am going to work on following this program, the strategies I've read make sense, I'm 61 soon to be 62 and have battled weight all my life, up down up down. I know I feel so much better when I'm even close to the weight I should be. So thanks for being here. <BR> <BR> Debbie Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:56:53 EST Hello ....again :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x794x47516735 Hi! I'm Lisa...this is my second time with SP. I am back with a little different view on things. Hopefully this time will stick! <BR> I love to take pictures! I am very new to the camera game but I take it with me everywhere! I find beauty in strange places sometimes...never hurts to capture it :) Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:53:18 EST