Get Pushed FAQ (for 2017)

posted December 30th, 2016
As i am getting ready to post the first Get Pushed challenge for 2017, and as the beginning of the year seems to bring renewed interest in this challenge, i thought i would post a separate thread explaining what it's all about...


Q. What is the "get pushed" challenge?

A. In "get pushed" you will be paired up with someone else and you will each challenge the other to shoot something a little different than they would normally shoot. So if your partner mostly takes photographs of nature, you might challenge them to take a picture of a person, or something urban. If they mostly shoot big things, you might challenge them to shoot something small. Or perhaps a challenge might be to develop a skill such as shooting white-on-white, low-key, long exposures, etc.

The objective is to try something new and quite possibly out of your comfort zone. You also get the bonus of meeting folks on 365 you might not otherwise interact with.


Q. Do I work with the same partner each week?

A. Nope! Each week I put out a list of pairings and in theory you will have a different partner each week. However, I am not a techie and there isn't anything I can do to make sure you don't end up with the same person again - but most of the time, the lords of randomness take care of this.


Q. Do I need a DSLR, expensive equipment or fancy software to play?

A. Nope! If you're partner challenges you to do something that you simply cannot do (don't have the equipment, can't afford it, can't McGiver it), then say so. You know your limits - don't be afraid to speak up. But do remember that the point of "get pushed" is to try something new and I am pretty sure you can adjust the settings on a lot of point and shoot cameras ;p


Q. How do I know what would be a "push" for my partner?

A. Read their profile and look back through the last couple of months of their project (hint for newbies, since you don't have a lot of photos in your project yet, please be sure to post some info about what kinds of photos you like to take in your profile). If it looks like your partner is a seasoned photog who's already done everything, you can always get creative - ask them to tell a story in photographs, take a photo of a scene that reminds them of their favorite book or movie, take one photo and process it in 3 different ways, etc.


Q. What is the schedule?

A. The schedule runs something like this:
Saturday-ish: I will announce the pairings
Monday to Sunday: you take and post your picture(s) for the challenge AND you comment on the picture(s) taken for the challenge by your partner
the following Monday: the person who won previous week's challenge will pick 5 photos from the pool for a vote


Q. Sounds like fun - how do I sign up?

A. Just respond to this thread and I will include you on the list


Q. What if I am going to be away for a week next month - can I still sign up now?

A. Yup! Just be sure to let me know before Friday of the week you will be away so I don't pair you up with anyone.


Q. Who are you and why are you running this challenge?

A. I'm just yer basic 365-er. I inherited the administration of this challenge from another 365-er, Jase Hoad, back in August 2012 when he left the site. The concept originally came from Flickr.
posted December 30th, 2016
Sign me up @northy starting a new project on the 1st
posted December 30th, 2016
Please sign me up .. Im new to this page but would love to do this
posted December 30th, 2016
I need a push, count me in if you have an odd number
posted December 30th, 2016
Have you been organising this for over 4 years?! Wow, that's fantastic @northy! Thanks for that. It's such a good challenge.
posted December 31st, 2016
@overalvandaan i have NO idea where the time has gone :)
posted January 1st, 2017
Seems like something I'd want to try! Please sign me up :)
posted January 1st, 2017
So amazing to see your steadfast commitment to this site. Not going to join this again yet, but hope to soon. (Baby steps.) BTW Is the official weekly theme dormant, or does it happen in a different way now? Ross' last announcement appears to be from April.
posted January 1st, 2017
@squamloon tx! the weekly challenge is run by Ross ( @scrivna ) and i don't know anything about his plans for it... he did mention in a thread a few days ago that he'd just moved, and was hoping to have more time to devote to 365 again, but not sure if that will include the weekly challenge or not... i miss it too, but can well imagine how much work is involved to keep it going (Ross picks the finalists for voting on each week!)
posted January 1st, 2017
@northy Thanks for the reply. I've always wondered what would happen if he didn't feel like doing this anymore. If you're reading this, @scrivna, thank you for keeping this going for all these years. We'll never take you for granted.
posted January 1st, 2017
@northy thank you, as i'm a total newbie to this site i really appreciate this explanation. please sign me up for this - i can but try :-)
posted January 1st, 2017
@northy OK, I'm in my 4th year now and I've always fallen off in my postings at various times. This should help motivate me and get me into areas that I might not otherwise consider. Looking forward to it!
posted January 1st, 2017
@stray_shooter @jorlam how about you two pair up for this coming week?
posted January 1st, 2017
@northy Done! Thanks!
posted January 1st, 2017
@northy oh, thank you - i think. Nothing ventured etc etc. :-)
posted January 2nd, 2017
Please sign me up for the challenge.
posted January 2nd, 2017
@northy Hi..
do i have to attach any particular tag to the image??
posted January 2nd, 2017
@jorlam hi Jorlam... yes - use the tag get-pushed-232 ... the details for each week's challenge will be posted in a separate thread... it's here: http://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/29041/get-pushed-week-232-monday-jan-2-to-sunday-jan-8
posted January 2nd, 2017
@eleanor hi Eleanor... i've added you to the list to get paired up for next week... for this week, you can partner with whoever comes along next :)
posted January 3rd, 2017
@northy I would like to be added to the list too thank you...happy to start next week or this if someone is spare.
posted January 3rd, 2017
@bristolrose hi Kathryn... I will add you to the list... and you can check w @eleanor about pairing up for this week :)
posted January 4th, 2017
Hi Iam new to this site....am interested to be a part of this Game....Pls sign me up.
posted January 6th, 2017
I'm up for it. :)
posted January 6th, 2017
I would like to participate...
posted January 7th, 2017
@northy Myra, please count me in. I'd like to contract initially for 4 weeks. Meantime, 'my intimate friend' has pledged to keep me on the straight and narrow. During and/or after 4 weeks of self imposed trauma, I'll take a review and make or break. Thank you in advance.
posted January 22nd, 2017
I would like to give it a shot! I am a newbie who is loving this project very much and already getting so much from it!
posted January 28th, 2017
@northy I'm a newbie but would be interested in giving this a try
posted January 29th, 2017
@lizzitinfish welcome to 365! i have added you to the list to get paired up next week.. meanwhile, if someone else comes along looking for a partner for this week you can pair up with them...
posted January 29th, 2017
Cool, thanks.
posted February 5th, 2017
@northy could I have a partner and join in please ?
posted February 5th, 2017
@angiedanielle24 hi Angie! i will add you to the list to get paired up next week... for this week, if someone else comes along looking for a partner you will get paired up with them :)
posted February 5th, 2017
@northy cool thank you !
posted February 7th, 2017
@northy I think that I would be interested in trying this
posted February 7th, 2017
@randystreat hi Kathy.... i will add you to the list to get paired up next week :)
posted February 7th, 2017
@randystreat Kathy, would you be interested in pairing up this week? @northy suggested you might be, I'm partner less:(
posted February 7th, 2017
@30pics4jackiesdiamond Yes I would Jackie. I'm new to this. Looks like besides photography, we have knitting in common. How about something obviously processed. It looks like you typically don't do a lot of that.
posted February 7th, 2017
@northy Thank you.
posted February 7th, 2017
@randystreat oooh!! Cruel as I'm only just a novice andt learning!!! Looks like you are a very experienced photographer so how about you add to the project-365 theme? You can use any medium technique but be different from any already uploaded? Will post link on your latest photo. Thank you for starting week early, and thanks @northy
posted February 9th, 2017
@northy please sign me up thanks-)
posted February 12th, 2017
If I'm not too late I'd like to give it a try @northy
posted February 13th, 2017
@adrienneb hi Pam... i will add you to the list to get paired up next week... for this week - stay tuned... there's always a chance that someone else will come along looking for a partner :)
posted February 17th, 2017
@northy Hi, I'd like to join the challenges...I know it's late in the week so possibly next week? Thanks!
posted February 17th, 2017
@northy I would like to try for next week, too.
posted February 18th, 2017
@cmsfk70 @tskipper i will add you to the list to get paired up for next week :)
posted February 18th, 2017
@northy awesome, thanks!
posted February 18th, 2017
@northy Thank you!
posted March 24th, 2017
Hello Northy I would like to be signed up again Thanking you
posted April 25th, 2017
@northy
Thank you for all you do to make this work...and make us work too. Am enjoying it more than I expected. A week to do take a shot, albeit with inherent criteria, sounds a breeze. In my experience, far from vast, the days seem to segue past me whilst the end date approaches. Hey ho! Nothing like pressure to make me get my act together.

I'd appreciate it if you could count me out of next (29.04.17) as I'll be attending an annual Knitting Workshop for the entire week. Wef 06.05.17 I'll be back on the grid. Thank you.
posted April 29th, 2017
@s4sayer hi Margo... i have taken your name off the list... how about you let me know when you're back and ready to play again... tx!
posted April 29th, 2017
@northy
That's great, Tx 2 U.
posted April 29th, 2017
I'd like to sign up please
posted April 30th, 2017
@emilysayer hi Emily... i will add you to the list to get paired up next week... for this week, if you wait a day or two i will see about getting you paired up...
posted July 17th, 2017
@northy Can I join in too pse?
posted July 18th, 2017
@fbailey sure! i'll add you to the list to get paired up next week
posted August 22nd, 2017
I'm a newbie but I would like to participate
posted August 22nd, 2017
@julianneovie hi Julianne... i've already done the pairings for this week, so i'll add you to the list for getting paired up next week...
posted August 22nd, 2017
@northy Yeay, thanks!
posted September 4th, 2017
I could do with a bit of pushing :-)
Would you add my name to the pairings when convenient.
Thanks.
posted September 18th, 2017
i would like to do a get pushed assignment again.
thanks.
posted September 18th, 2017
@gq i will add you to the list to get paired up for next week...
posted October 16th, 2017
@northy I'm a newbie here.. However, I would LOVE to join this how cool!!
posted October 17th, 2017
@christinabengephotography hi Christina... i just announced this week's groupings, but i'll add you to the list to get paired up for a challenge next weekend...
posted November 8th, 2017
Hi, I would like take a stab at this. Thanks for putting my name in the game!
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