The math behind the macro challenge

A young metal dog yelps out as he spots his father floating above in the metal miasma. Discovered in crumpled tin foil, a long exposure macro lit through blue glass in darkness.

Here goes:

  • One month
  • At least one publishable (5*) shot to be taken every day for 31 consecutive days
  • A minimum of 2.5 hours spent on photography, post production / photo promotion and blogging each evening (Mon to Fri inclusive) – much longer at the weekends
  • Total average hours spent on the challenge in the last month 77.5
  • Minimum shots taken in a session 31
  • Maximum shots taken in one session 1,700 (!)
  • Average memory cards filled when shooting insects: 1.5
  • Number of blogs: 33
  • No. of facebook likes for TarajiBlue 30 (we need your help here!)
  • Images uploaded to the TarajiBlue macro gallery: 106
  • Images uploaded to Flickr; 102
  • Number of images uploaded to 500 px, 11
  • Total days off from photography 2 (one because we had guests to stay and another through exhaustion!)
  • Number of PC drives filled to the brim with shots taken: 2
  • Number of times I try to claim my husband’s 7D as my own: at least once daily 🙂
  • Number of guest contributions to the macro gallery: 3 (Thanks Ali!)
  • Approximate number of times Bibble5 has crashed on me when processing the photos: 20
  • Number of hits to the Tarajiblue website in July 14,000 – more than 4 times the usual!
  • No of visitors to the Tarajiblue website was 1,999 (eeek – one more and we’d have made the magic 2,000!)
  • Number of memorable and crazy feats attempted: 3 (climbing on our roofcreating a dark room in my toilet and fearing arrest on a building site).
  • Social networks deployed daily to share the images taken: 4 (facebook, twitter, flickr and google+)

Number of days needed to recover..??!!


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