One camera. Once Lens. One year.

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John Crawley
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One camera. Once Lens. One year.

I post this here because a friend who is a Sony shooter has joined us and I'll pass it along for those interested. Should be a lot of fun.

A friend has come up with a challenge for me (For us if you want to join in…)

Here is the premise. One camera. One lens. One shot a month. Every quarter we will download our three best shots and at the end of the year compare our sets.

He has chosen the Fujifilm 100x V. I am going with either the Leica Q or the Leica X Vario, I have not decided which as of yet. (Nothing in his original challenge suggested that zooms or varios were illegal. It is one lens, after all. This interpretation is still being discussed. I mean, I might even consider the V Lux 5 or 114… Would love to hear some of you guys weigh in on this.)  ED Note:  I have decided on the Q.

The exercise starts on February 1. During the span of the year you must cover one of each category below:



Still life


Action shot of some kind. (Does not have to be sports…)

Street life

Child (Candid not posing)

B&W (in any category)


You cannot combine categories. If you have a great B&W action shot, chose a category for the entry and move on.

That basically gives you a free quarter to choose any subject you wish. (And if you live in Texas, no bluebonnet shots. We have too many of them as it is.)

No special affects. No filters added to lens once competition has started.

Only cropping, and small Lightroom-Photoshop type adjustments such as WB, Exposure, Contrast, Cropping and Sharpness, etc may be used. No special post filters or affects.

If you, in month two, shoot a landscape (for example) and then in month five shoot a better one, you can replace your earlier subject with the more recent one, but you still must cover all of the prerequisites listed above. You may not switch cameras during the year’s exercise*. And if you are using a camera that accepts more than one lens, you must enter only those shots made with your chosen lens.

All photography belongs to the artist who created it and is placed into the challenge only as an intellectual exercise to see how we all have grown under this set of limitations.

*Should you lose a camera due to theft or breakage, a replacement may be substituted, but its MP and lens mm lens should be as close to the original as possible.

We will post a site in this and the Fujifilm forum each quarter for you to enter. If others with other cameras join, we will also place the site entry there as well. THERE ARE NO PRIZES, EXCEPT FOR THE THRILL OF TAKING GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY AND SEEING GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY.

See you at the end of April for our first showing.

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