Get Pushed Week 553 - Monday March 6 to Sunday March 12

March 4th, 2023
If you're new to the site, and even if you're not new, but wanting to try something new - WELCOME!!!!!!

some FAQs about this challenge can be found at the link below... note that no experience is necessary - we're all here to learn!

if you want to sign up to play please let me know in the thread below...



if you do not get a challenge by end of day Monday, please let me know and i will do my best to get things sorted...

If you do not get in touch with your partner by Monday, I will take your name off the list until you let me know that you are back and WILL be playing... this is not meant to be punitive - it is just intended to minimize disappointment for those who are playing consistently :)



-- if i left your name ON by mistake, left your name OFF by mistake, or made a MISTAKE in spelling your name, please let me know by responding to this thread and i'll fix things up...

-- if you are interested in joining this challenge, respond in this thread and i will add you to the list... if it's not too late in the week, you'll likely be able to play this week...

-- if you find you must bow out of the game after i've posted the list, please let me know ASAP in this thread, and please tag your partner... i will do my best to find them a new partner...

-- if you don't get a challenge by late afternoon Monday, let me know in this thread... PLEASE do not suffer in silence! even if you're ok with not playing this week, the person paired with your partner next week may be very disappointed... letting me know about inactive players is the only way i can keep the list up-to-date...


One of the key aspects of "get pushed" is that we get "pushed" out of our photographic comfort zones... this means that you need to find something that is a CHALLENGE for your partner...

Look thru the recent months of their project and come up with something they don't seem to have done, or have indicated struggling with... it could be a type of subject, a compositional technique, a particular camera setting, use of light, anything... as long as it is something they don't seem to have done, or done much of...

you should also look at your partner's personal write-up... some folks list the push challenges they've been given in the past, or post a link to a tag where you can see the photos they've taken in response to a push challenge...

If you're paired with someone who appears very experienced and accomplished, give them a concept challenge - eg.: interpret a word (something a bit intangible like "silence", or "ambiguous"... not a thing like "animal" or "toy")...

Looking thru your partner's albums needn't take a lot of time... but it is very much appreciated when this effort is invested...



Explain what your challenge was when posting your shot. This helps the previous week's winner when they are choosing the week's finalists. And if someone is cruising the photos with a "get pushed" tag, they like to see what the challenge was when looking at your photo.


Week 553 Dates

-- Find your partner and issue a challenge
-- Monday March 6th thru Sunday March 12th - take a picture (or pictures) in response to the challenge issued to you, and post it with the tag: Get-Pushed-553 and comment on the photos taken in response to your challenge
-- Monday, March 13th - the winner of week 552 will pick 5 finalists for a vote


How to play:


1. Find your partner from the list below and click on their name to get to their profile

2. Browse through the last couple of months of photos to get a feel for what they shoot and don't shoot etc.

3. Post an introduction on their last photo, and also issue the challenge you are setting.


4. You have until midnight next Sunday, to take and post your shot or shots.

5. When posting your shot WRITE A SHORT DESCRIPTION about
-- who challenged you,
-- what the challenge was,
-- what you found hard about it etc.

6. Make sure to tag your shot for the challenge.... Get-Pushed-553

7. Tag your challenger in a COMMENT (not just your write-up). You MUST tag your partner in a separate comment... tagging them in your write-up of your photo is not sufficient as it will not result in them getting a notification...


8. it is nice to visit the photo that was made in response to your challenge and offer some comments and maybe even some constructive criticism...

9. On the Monday after the challenge is over, the winner of the previous week will pick 5 finalists for a vote, this can be based purely on their fav photos, who they felt best met the challenge etc, etc.

Happy trails!!!!
March 5th, 2023
Hello, I'd love to take part in this challenge!
March 5th, 2023
@franbalsera hi Fran... i've added you to the list for next week... for this week you can pair up with me... i'll leave you a challenge now
March 5th, 2023
@northy Great, I read your comment. You can count on that! Thank you.
March 7th, 2023
@northy Hi, I did my challenge. I think I followed the steps. I see you are a blackandwhite fun. I challenge you with a photo in which we can see two or more people.
March 9th, 2023
@franbalsera thanks for the update Fran, and the challenge (although to be honest not sure i will get to it this week - but i shall try!)...

a couple quick tips... first, it's generally a good idea to tag your partner in the comments of your project... you do that by typing @ and then their user name... so i would be @northy ...

and then when you set a challenge it's typically better to do it on your partner's page rather than in the thread...

but no worries... things will sort themselves out!

March 9th, 2023
Ok. I'll do that next time. Thank you!
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