The Future of Geographic Composition

As regular readers know, every other week a number of other photographers and I submit photos based around a common theme as part of the Geographic Composition photo project. We’ve had a total of 46 editions to date and have had contributions from all over the US and various countries around the world offering a unique collection of imagery that is both connected through the theme and yet diverse given the cultural and geographic locations in which the photographers find themselves.

Those following this series may have noticed that I have only listed the next few themes up to week #50. The reason for this is that I am thinking about what the future of the project should be. And I would like to solicit your input –┬áboth contributors and readers alike, regulars and newcomers.

To get the discussion started, let me pose a few questions:

  • What do you like about Geographic Composition? What could be improved?
  • Is twice a month too often for posting new editions of the project? Would once a month be better?
  • If you haven’t been a contributor to Geographic Composition, what type of regular photo project would you be interested in?
  • Should Geographic Composition come to completion and a new project begin in its place?
  • Other thoughts or ideas?

Please share your thoughts. I am open to any suggestions you may have. I don’t want to skew your feedback, but it feels as though the project has run its course and maybe it’s time for a new project to be developed, perhaps continuing with the thematic nature of GC, perhaps not.

Everything with this project is on the table from format to frequency to presentation to whether to continue it at all. I welcome any and all input you may have so that this project or a new project will help foster creative growth and help us all get our photographic juices flowing with new challenges and opportunities to get out there and shoot.

I look forward to your comments!

  • I’m fine with the current schedule, but perhaps it would make sense to kick it back to once a month with the increase of your other new online projects.

    February 10, 2009 at 12:11 pm
  • Like Andy said, once a month could make things easier for you as far as your current schedule and projects demand increasing amounts of attention from you. It might be kind of neat to set up a dedicated page that has links to each GC Series gallery, and build out Flash (or simpleviewer) galleries of all the images for a particular theme from there. Then, when a new GC theme is announced, it could be on that main page. That could also allow you to adjust the submission window as needed to allow for scheduling changes. So, if things get hectic, you could leave a GC theme open longer, which then just makes for a larger gallery when the theme is closed.

    February 10, 2009 at 7:46 pm

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