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Looking Up Near Holyrood · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 133 on 2010/03/28: “Sunday Chal­lenge: Back­light­ing in a scene can cre­ate dra­ma. Make a pho­to with in­ter­est­ing place­ment of back­lit subjects.” ...
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Where the Roads Cross · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 152 on 2010/04/16: “Bright, vivid col­ors can draw at­ten­tion and add "pop" to a pho­to. Make a pho­to that has vivid col­ors today.” ...
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Round the Fountain · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 125 on 2010/03/20: “Liquids can be still and re­flec­tive or in mo­tion and chaotic. Make a pho­to­graph of some­thing liq­uid today.” ...
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Green Transport, Painted Blue · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 124 on 2010/03/19: “Change your an­gle to­day. Make a pho­to from 1' (30 cm) off the ground and post it.” ...
 
Urban Colors · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 116 on 2010/03/11: “"Rules" can be sti­fling if tak­en to ex­tremes. Break the rules to­day with fo­cus, com­po­si­tion, etc, and see what happens.” ...
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Theory and Practice · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 114 on 2010/03/09: “Most of us en­joy some sym­me­try in our lives. Look around for it to­day and make a sym­met­ri­cal pho­to. (via @mel­hutch) ” ...
 
Blue Pacific Looking Up · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 113 on 2010/03/08: “Take care of the Mon­day blues by pick­ing up your cam­er­a. Make a pho­to­graph dom­i­nat­ed by the col­or blue.” ...
 
Hungry Hands · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 110 on 2010/03/05: “Food en­gages all the sens­es. Make a pho­to­graph of food that caus­es our mouth to wa­ter or puck­er. Get the view­er engaged.” ...
 
Vertical Shadow Slices · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 109 on 2010/03/04: “Striped pat­terns have a nat­u­ral pat­tern that catch­es the eye. Find some stripes to­day and make a photo.” ...
 
Tree Trunk · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 108 on 2010/03/03: “Weathered ob­jects have a lot of char­ac­ter: cracked, rust­ed, bleached, etc. Give us your best weath­ered shot today.” ...
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Grainy Rainbow · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 107 on 2010/03/02: “Find out what those but­tons and di­als on your cam­era do. Play to­day! Try a new set­ting and make a pho­to. (via @dibytes) ” ...
 
Pick-up Game · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 105 on 2010/02/28: “Sunday chal­lenge: Make a pho­to that in­vokes or com­mu­ni­cates hap­pi­ness to the view­er. Make 'em feel it, not just see it!” ...
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Skyline With Illuminations · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 104 on 2010/02/27: “The hori­zon can be a strong com­po­si­tion el­e­men­t. Make a pho­to­graph that em­pha­sizes the hori­zon today.” ...
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Within the Rhythm · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 102 on 2010/02/25: “Negative space can be just as im­por­tant to a com­po­si­tion as your pri­ma­ry sub­jec­t. Ex­plore neg­a­tive space in a photograph.” ...
 
Boob Tubes · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 101 on 2010/02/24: “There is of­ten a con­flict be­tween tra­di­tion­al and con­tem­po­rary. Make a pho­to that shows this ten­sion. (@mel­hutch) ” ...
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Off By One · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 100 on 2010/02/23: “Monochrome pho­tos don't have to be the re­sult of pro­cess­ing or de­sat­u­ra­tion. Find a monochrome com­po­si­tion and shoot it. ” ...
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Sideways and Three Deep · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 99 on 2010/02/22: “Squares and grids sur­round us in our built en­vi­ron­men­t. Fo­cus in on some squares to­day and make a photograph.” ...
 
Brown and Green · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 98 on 2010/02/21: “Backgrounds are trick­y. They can make a sub­ject stand out or dis­tract from it. Make a pho­to with a good back­ground today.” ...
 
Olympic Curling · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 97 on 2010/02/20: “An old adage in pho­tog­ra­phy says if you want to im­prove your pho­tograph­s, move closer. Fill your frame today!” ...
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Green Arrows · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 96 on 2010/02/19: “Symbols can be sim­ple, or­nate, plain, or col­or­ful. Make a pho­to of a sym­bol that rep­re­sents or stands for some­thing else.” ...
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Black, Yellow, Violet · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 95 on 2010/02/18: “Frames out­line the fo­cus of a sub­jec­t. Make a cre­ative pho­to with nat­u­ral fram­ing: win­dows, doors, trees, bor­der­s, etc.” ...
 
Late Early Flowers · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 94 on 2010/02/17: “Fragility con­veys ten­sion. Make a pho­to to­day of a per­son or ob­ject in a frag­ile state. ” ...
 
Shawl, In Progress · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 93 on 2010/02/16: “Things are al­ways a-changin'. Make a pho­to that of­fers a snap­shot of some­thing be­ing built, fab­ri­cat­ed, or assembled.” ...
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Hair Extension Patriotism · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 92 on 2010/02/15: “It's Pres­i­dents Day in the U.S to­day. Make a pho­to with a pa­tri­ot­ic theme for the coun­try you call home. ” ...
 
Riding the Bus Together · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 91 on 2010/02/14: “Sunday (Valentine's Day) chal­lenge: What is love? Make an in­ter­pre­tive pho­to to­day. Keep it clean, peo­ple. :-)” ...
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Three Stacked Basketballs · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 90 on 2010/02/13: “Odd or even: Com­pose an im­age with an odd or even num­ber of sub­jects to­day, and make a pho­to. ” ...
 
Moneyball! · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 89 on 2010/02/12: “Continuing the Fri­day fun the­me, make a pho­to that goes with the ti­tle of a book you've read.” ...
 
Awaiting the Torchbearer · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 88 on 2010/02/11: “We of­ten get stuck in a rut of al­ways zoom­ing to the longest fo­cal length. Break out to­day by mak­ing a wide-angle photo.” ...
 
Djembé (detail) · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 87 on 2010/02/10: “We all have some sort of hob­by or fa­vorite ac­tiv­i­ty. Make a pho­to that shows some­thing you en­joy do­ing. (via @azmichelle)” ...
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"nothing but the start of terror" · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 86 on 2010/02/09: “Franz Kaf­ka said "Anyone who keeps the abil­i­ty to see beau­ty nev­er grows old." Make a pho­to of some­thing beau­ti­ful today.” ...
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Whiskers! · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 85 on 2010/02/08: “Pet pho­tos are such a cliche, but they're al­so cute. Make an in­ter­est­ing pho­to of a pet to­day. (via @rmanalan)” ...
 
Heading Out to the Game · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 84 on 2010/02/07: “Challenge: Prac­tice sto­ry­telling to­day. Look for 3 im­ages that tell a sto­ry, and make a set of pho­tos that go together.” ...
 
Riviera · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 83 on 2010/02/06: “Curves car­ry the eye along with them. Make a pho­to that cre­ates a sense of move­ment with curves today.” ...
 
My Neighbor · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 82 on 2010/02/05: “More fun on a Fri­day: Make a pho­to that goes with the ti­tle of a movie you've seen, in­ter­pret­ed any way you like!” ...
 
This is not like that · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 81 on 2010/02/04: “Contrasting ideas en­gage the mind. Make a pho­to to­day that tells a sto­ry with con­trast­ing el­e­ments. (via @dibytes)” ...
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Vacant Lot (detail) · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 80 on 2010/02/03: “Make a "sharp" pho­to to­day any way you in­ter­pret it, ei­ther tack-sharp fo­cus or a sub­ject that is sharp itself.” ...
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Wet, Blue, and Early · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 79 on 2010/02/02: “It's Ground­hog Day in the U.S. Make a pho­to that il­lus­trates whether it's more like win­ter or spring where you live.” ...
 
On the Main · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 78 on 2010/02/01: “Time for an­oth­er col­or the­me: Orange! Keep your eyes peeled for any­thing or­ange to­day and make an in­ter­est­ing photo.” ...
 
Edges of the sky · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 77 on 2010/01/31: “Sunday Chal­lenge: Wher­ev­er there's an edge, there's en­er­gy. Make a pho­to where two things meet: land-water, land-sky, etc.” ...
 
Wet stairposts · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 76 on 2010/01/30: “Get up close and per­son­al with a build­ing to­day. Make a pho­to of an ar­chi­tec­tural detail.” ...
 
Dailyshoot Mashup · For the past cou­ple of weeks I’ve been par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Dai­lyshoot project, a gift to the world from James Dun­can David­son and Mike Clark. Now I’m feed­ing that pho­to­stream in­to this space. Apolo­gies to sub­scribers for the 16-picture back­log; in fu­ture it’ll be a dull rum­ble. This rais­es some in­ter­est­ing is­sues in pho­tog­ra­phy and pub­lish­ing pol­i­cy and mashup tech­nol­o­gy ...
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Confections · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 75 on 2010/01/29: “Sugar, spice, and ev­ery­thing nice. Make a pho­to of some­thing sweet today.” ...
 
Meth, crack, smack, bud, whatever · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 74 on 2010/01/28: “The econ­o­my is in the news all the time. Make a pho­to that il­lus­trates the econ­o­my or its im­pact on you in some way.” ...
 
Tricolor · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 73 on 2010/01/27: “Take some­thing common--an ob­jec­t, build­ing, or landscape--and com­pose an ab­stract com­po­si­tion with it.” ...
 
A sunlit autumn remnant, looking down · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 72 on 2010/01/26: “Change your per­spec­tive to­day. Make a pho­to from a bird's eye view. Get out the chairs and lad­ders if you need to!” ...
 
Arts & Crafts · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 71 on 2010/01/25: “Right (90-degree) an­gles can help de­fine a com­po­si­tion. Make a pho­to­graph in­volv­ing in­ter­sect­ing lines. (@­lyzadan­ger) ” ...
 
Two-faced mom · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 70 on 2010/01/24: “Sunday chal­lenge: Ex­per­i­ment with shut­ter speed to­day by mak­ing a pho­to with a long ex­po­sure. ” ...
 
From the philology shelves. Alas, poorly organized · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 69 on 2010/01/23: “We're all col­lec­tors of some­thing. Find an in­ter­est­ing way to dis­play and make a pho­to of a col­lec­tion today.” ...
 
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 68 on 2010/01/22: “Let's have some fun on a Fri­day. Make a pho­to that goes with the ti­tle (or lyric­s) of a song. In­ter­pret away!” ...
 
"Words fail me." · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 67 on 2010/01/21: “Quirky things of­ten catch your eye and make for in­ter­est­ing art. Make a pho­to of some­thing that makes you go "Hmmm" today.” ...
 
Penstack: · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 66 on 2010/01/20: “Make your cam­era the star of the show to­day. Use an­oth­er cam­era or mir­ror to put your cam­era in a pho­to of its own. ” ...
 
Lauren knitted this touque for me · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 59 on 2010/01/13: “Make a pho­to of some­thing you wear to keep your­self warm and/or dry: coat, gloves, scar­f, hat, you name it!” ...
 
Seventies vintage, from Belgium · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 65 on 2010/01/19: “Make an in­ter­est­ing pho­to of a mode of trans­porta­tion to­day: car, plane, bi­cy­cle, sub­way, or what­ev­er you like!” ...
 
A Wall · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 64 on 2010/01/18: “Practice the art of sim­plic­i­ty to­day by mak­ing an in­ter­est­ing pho­to from a min­i­mal­ist per­spec­tive (@domingocaceres).” ...
 
Lauren, by candle-light · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 63 on 2010/01/17: “Sunday chal­lenge: We've pho­tographed many things, but few peo­ple. Make a pho­to where the theme is a per­son or people.” ...
 
Found in our back alley (many candidates there) · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 62 on 2010/01/16: “One man's trash is another's trea­sure. Make a pho­to of some­thing dis­card­ed or aban­doned to­day. (@­lyzadan­ger) ” ...
 
Ceiling, skylight, rafters, light · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 61 on 2010/01/15: “Converging lines di­rect the viewer's eye. Some­times found in rail­road track­s, high­ways, and build­ings. Make your photo!” ...
 
NEC 2960, Android ADP2 · As­sign­ment for Dai­lyshoot 60 on 2010/01/14: “Play with con­trast­ing scale to­day: jux­ta­pose some­thing small with some­thing big! (@mel­hutch) ” ...
 
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