Nifty Fifty Challenge 2024 - Chat thread

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Hi All, this thread is for the Nifty Fifty Challenge chat.

Links to the monthly challenge threads -

2024 January - Leading Lines
2024 February - Silhouette
2024 March - Book
2024 April - Spring

The boring stuff...

Rules..
  • Images must be taken in the month of the theme and posted here before the end of the month.
  • Images taken at the Nifty Fifty focal length on full frame or the equivalent focal length on crop bodies, ie. Canon 1.6 crop body plus 35 prime or 30mm on zoom etc.
  • No lens modifiers, this is about the purity of the Nifty Fifty FL and being close to the human eye.
  • Tiny crop to straighten allowed, try to keep the image as close to what the lens would see.
  • Cropping to new ratio, ie 16:9, is allowed, but please keep to full width and as a last resort, it is about the purity of the view from the lens above all else.
  • The theme will be posted on the first of each month, in the title bar of the image thread.
  • Shoehorns, even Lube and Crowbars are allowed to squeeze into the theme ;)
  • A poll will be added at the end of the month, (just for fun, no records will be kept).
  • Please list gear used.
  • Open to all, no sign up required.
  • One entry only please.

Details below for the past NF week 50 2023.

Threads for fun based around this..





OLD POST.



Hi all,

I had a quick look around but couldn't see a thread for this year and as it's close to the 11th thought I'd ask..

Anyone looking to do the nifty fifty week this year? Is there any interest?

I can start a thread if there's interest and I'm not stepping on anyone's toes?


Here we go then ...

This is just a bit of fun about the 50mm focal length on full frame (or combinations to get that on crop bodies), many people started out with a nifty fifty, this is about keeping it simple and working with just that. :)



Week 50 - No Theme - link to image thread - HERE


Now a monthly themed challenge for 2024.
 
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I'm up for it.
 
2023, or 2024? Not a lot of 2023 left ;)

Would you do themes (IE one a weel, or month etc). Think i`d be up for one next year, as it`s a bit late to start now.
 
2023, or 2024? Not a lot of 2023 left ;)

Would you do themes (IE one a weel, or month etc). Think i`d be up for one next year, as it`s a bit late to start now.
Just for week 50 of 2023, based on 50mm FL, open themes etc.

Not sure how long it's been running, but I saw one last year.
 
Next week, no theme or cropping would be best I think.

I wasn't expecting a monthly one, but would probably give it a go...
 
Maybe like the "new old" challenge where the previous winner sets the theme?
 
I'm wondering if we do the monthly next year, if a random theme goes up for the 1st of each month, so it gives everyone a full month to get an image and more may be able to join in?

A poll at the end of each month to decide the most popular image?

No record table.

Images to be taken in the month of the theme.

No cropping - Edits allowed - Shoehorns, Lube and Crowbars allowed on the theme idea :LOL:

Themes, happy to hear thoughts, but here's a few..

Food
Colour
Flower
Bark
Abstract
Bottle
Portrait - Human or Animal (real or not ;) )
Shape
Transport
Texture
Shallow DoF
Silhouette
Upside down
 
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Additional ideas:
Impossible
Danger
Flying
Entrance
Movement
Alone
Enormous
Outside
Measure
Book
Memory
Softness

Feel free to use or not use any of them.
 
I think it's looking like a plan then, I'll get another thread up soon for the monthly to start in Jan.

Everyone happy with me randomly picking a theme on the first of each month?

Any rules need adding or tweaking?

@ancient_mariner I'll make a note, thank you (y)
 
"no cropping" might be a bit of a pita. I always crop a little bit ;)
 
I can start a thread if there's interest and I'm not stepping on anyone's toes?
The guy that has done this in the past, hasn't been seen for a couple of months, nice one for stepping up to the plate Gav.
If you need anything please shout, but I'm sure you have it covered (y)
 
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What am I doing... !?

I've set up Januarys theme thread, I will post a theme just before or on the first.

Please take a look and let me know if I've made any errors or something needs tweaking.

 
Rules updated with - Tiny crops allowed to straighten.

Anything else? :)

Cropping to new ratio? ( if keeping the full width)

I think if we crop too much we stray from the fifty as a focal length?
Sounds good, mate.
What about 16x9 crops? ;)
 
I did think about that, I think it would be ok if kept to full width (y)

Rules updated
Well it was a "just in case" thing :)
 
It is just for fun, but we need to keep some challenge to it ;) :)
Oh for sure. I can always crop for screen BG at a later time in post (should I actually manage anything of worth) ;)

Where will the stuff be? The comps section is full up with the 52ers :snaphappy:
 
Oh for sure. I can always crop for screen BG at a later time in post (should I actually manage anything of worth) ;)

Where will the stuff be? The comps section is full up with the 52ers :snaphappy:

Here ;)

:runaway: :runaway: :runaway: :runaway:

What am I doing... !?

I've set up Januarys theme thread, I will post a theme just before or on the first.

Please take a look and let me know if I've made any errors or something needs tweaking.

 
I’ll add this to my list of things to do
 
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