Get Ready... Get Set... Get Pushed!!!!! (FAQs - the 2018 edition)

December 30th, 2017
As i am getting ready to post the first Get Pushed challenge for 2018, and as the beginning of the year seems to bring renewed interest in this challenge, i thought i would update the FAQ thread (and correct some spelling errors from last year... oooops!) 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 your partner challenges you to do something that you simply cannot do (don't have the equipment, can't afford it, can't McGyver 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 the 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, some years back, when he left the site. The concept originally came from Flickr.
December 30th, 2017
and its just the most fun!!....... Northy you do a wonderful job coordinating this challenge, thankyou!
December 30th, 2017
@kali66 tx Kali! it really doesn't take much effort - and i'm glad folks still enjoy it... i can't believe how many years it's been going!
December 30th, 2017
Tho a green horn here I would like to participate in this challenge. Also this newbie needs help to be able to put a photo of self instead of the icon. Can someone tell me how please? I am looking forward to learning to be a better photographer through participation in this group. Thanks iin advance for how to post portrait id photo.
December 30th, 2017
@lanikyea hi Lani - and welcome to 365! This is an awesome community - full of a lot of fun and supportive photogs at all skill levels. i will add you to the list for get pushed... for this coming week, perhaps you could pair up with @bella_ss who has also asked to be added...

to change your thumbnail, go to your account settings (top menu bar - on the right hand side)... when you click on account settings a new menu bar should show up along the top and one of the options should be "picture"... click on that and you should see a button for uploading a picture... once you've done this it may take a few hours to show up properly (not sure why this is the case, but i think this does tend to happen)...

December 31st, 2017
Thanks Northy for doing this!
December 31st, 2017
@northy Thanks Northy, Lani has contacted me also so we will partner this week.
December 31st, 2017
@northy A new year, and I think I'm ready to have another crack at this. Can you please add me to your mailing list.
January 3rd, 2018
@northy This sounds great - I'm a newbie and a failed 365-er from past years but I have a good feeling about 2018!

Sign me up for the Get Pushed.
January 3rd, 2018
@deborah63 @jiminyhall i will add you both to the list... do you want to pair up for this week?
January 3rd, 2018
@northy Thanks Northy. I'll message @jiminyhall.

January 14th, 2018
@northy please sign me up for the get pushed
January 14th, 2018
@stevepo hi Steve... i've added you to the list to get paired up next week... you'll be able to play this week if someone else comes along looking for a partner :)
February 4th, 2018
Northy - would appreciate my name being added to your list. Thank you
February 9th, 2018
@portela don't think I pressed the reply button properly ! @Islambad and I partnered up - is it okay to be added to the list for this week ?
February 11th, 2018
@portela hi Dianne... yes - you're added to the list and will be included when i announce next week's pairings :)
February 15th, 2018
Thank you for your continued work on this great challenge! It is my favourite challenge by far.
You have the patience of Job with all of us jumping in and out, forgetting and such.
Your the BEST!!
February 16th, 2018
@farmreporter awwww... tx Wendy!
March 29th, 2018
@northy Hi Northy, could you please pair me with someone. Thank you
April 29th, 2018
@northy thanks so much for organising this. Do we need to tag our get-pushed attempt with anything except our partner?
April 29th, 2018
@deeganp hi Pea... yes... you need to tag get-pushed-xxx. (Insert the week number where the x’s are)... it’s noted in the thread starting the weekly challenge..
April 29th, 2018
@northy thanks, got it (sorry I couldn't find it)
April 29th, 2018
@deeganp no worries 🙂
May 21st, 2018
hello, if is possible please add my name to the list, thank you.
June 13th, 2018
Can you please add my name to the challenge. Luv this idea!
June 14th, 2018
@hanlie sure... i'll add you to the list to get paired up on the weekend...
July 28th, 2018
hi, would you be able to add my name to the list? thanks heaps!
July 29th, 2018
@lyydia hallo... 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 can pair up with them...
July 29th, 2018
Hi Northy,
I would like to try this, could you put me on the list?
July 29th, 2018
@jacqbb sure... did u want to play this week? You could perhaps pair up with @lyydia
July 29th, 2018
@northy Ok! I’ll contact @lyydia.
Thank you Northy.
November 12th, 2018
Hi Northy. Could you please add me to your list - it sounds scary but fun. Thanking you Rob Z
November 12th, 2018
@robz ok... you're in! :)
November 13th, 2018
@northy Thanks Northy. :)
December 10th, 2018
Please add me. Not aure if I can do this well tho :D
December 10th, 2018
@arnica17 Hi Arnica - and welcome to 365... the whole point of the "get pushed" challenge is to learn - so no worries if you're just starting out on your photo journey :) i have added you to the list to get paired up... i've just announced the pairings for this week... if someone else comes along looking to play you can pair up with them, if not, you'll get paired with someone next weekend...
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