While I was reworking the layout for this blog and its photoblog child shutterclicks I was also thinking of ways to activate myself with my photography. Specifically my photography of other things than dogs ;). I’ve always found various challenges to be a good motivating factor – often taking the images but then forgetting to put them up.

Luckily around the same time Trevor Carpenter published his challenge for the whole year 2008: document your community. In his look at how the challenge has been progressing he posted a vision very similar to mine.

Very soon after I decided to participate in the challenge I starting thinking on how I could utilize the images I took. The thought of creating a book with the selections and other supporting images with some accompanying text was very appealing. The book idea was appealing for two reasons:

  1. it gives me a clear goal to strive for and focuses my efforts a bit more, and
  2. it is something I can give to relatives living in other parts of the world to show where I live.

Now we’ll just have to wait and see how I do with the project. If you want, you can follow only my 2008 challenge pictures by looking at the shots tagged with 2008challenge on shutterclicks.

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  1. Ramin, great to have you join the 2008 Challenge. I too am excited about the goal of publishing a nice book at the end of the year. I didn’t think about being able to use the book to help others, not from my area, know more about my home community. Great idea!

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