Thursday, April 01, 2010
CNN iReport roundtable: Thursdays at 3 p.m. ET

Please join us here in the blog for our weekly CNN iReport roundtable talk, an informal discussion about what's going on at CNN iReport.

 

We're looking forward to talking about our next weekend assignment – past and present – and will have some tips to help you get started.

 

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to jump in the comments.

 

We're looking forward to talking with you.

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April 1, 2010

KNOCK KNOCK....

April 1, 2010
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whose there?

April 1, 2010
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Hi everyone and welcome to the roundtable. We're hoping to have some new people here today, so we're looking forward to meeting everyone.

April 1, 2010
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Hi there! We're getting started in just a sec ...

April 1, 2010
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Newbie here! What a great photo topic!

April 1, 2010

LOL I was waiting to get in..

April 1, 2010
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Before we get started, I want to let everyone know how things work. It's pretty informal, so jump in if you have any questions.

New comments go to the bottom, so you'll have to refresh every once in a while.

 

April 1, 2010
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1st time I've been able to 'join' the roundtable :)

April 1, 2010
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Can I take this time to promote International Pillow Fight Day this Saturday?  It's happening in cities all across the country.  I'm hosted and have orgazned the event here in Seattle, so if you are around this weekend you should come check it out!  The event in Seattle start at 2 at Westlake Center Plaza, all the cities can be found on pillowfightday.com

April 1, 2010
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@SPKPhotog and @nikkigrits -- it's nice to have you both.

April 1, 2010
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@DaElmer I was hoping for a knock knock joke! haha

April 1, 2010
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Massive Earthquake just hit California...I was working on an iReport when it happened...check tab 2 for my reaction of the aftermath...

 

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-427473

April 1, 2010

Lots of good April Fools jokes on now- Mine is in 2nd place going for 1st!!!

April 1, 2010
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Thank you!

April 1, 2010
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@MelissaF You got me! I was so excited!

April 1, 2010

Sorry Kyle.. My 6 and 8 year old are in school..

April 1, 2010
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Hi gang! A special thanks to everyone who participated in the Walk in Our Shoes project.

April 1, 2010
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zdan is going to be handling this weekend's past and present assignment. She's getting ready to give us the details.

April 1, 2010
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@KyleHD...lmao

 

Got ya guys...my first April Fool's in decades...love ya!!

Gotta go and get my hair done now!  Peace!!

April 1, 2010
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Hey everyone, so the latest Weekend Assignment is a nifty project that asks you to find historic photos and put them into context with the current day. For the Past and Present assignment, here's the challenge: Dig out an old photograph of someplace nearby or visit your local library to find a historic photo. Then, go out to that location and line it up to the present-day view.

April 1, 2010
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Hi all! Sorry for jumping in late.

April 1, 2010
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We're also lucky to have some CNN.com staff people who do these sorts of projects for fun.

April 1, 2010

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-427377

Got my wife in the shower this morning.. Did you see it? 4000 views in 4 hours..

April 1, 2010
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In fact, katie took the photo in the assignment.

April 1, 2010
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Hey everyone, I'm happy to introduce a special guest today! @jasonepowell runs the Looking into the Past group on Flickr. He's here to give iReportland some tips and techniques on how to tackle this nifty photo project this weekend. Welcome, Jason!
April 1, 2010
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@everyone, Hi and I want to thank whoever dreamed up the weekend assignment, it's been so much FUN.  Many THANKS :)

April 1, 2010
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Hello, everyone!

April 1, 2010
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Guys, I hope you'll be able to participate in this weekend assignment! It's a challenge, but a really fun and rewarding one. Here's a photo I took in my neighborhood a while back: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawkgaar/3544721336/

April 1, 2010

Welcome @jasonepowell

April 1, 2010
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Hi @jasonepowell! So nice to have you here. Your Looking into the Past group is just stunning.
April 1, 2010
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I remember that one, katie.  Nice work.

April 1, 2010
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Hello Jason!

April 1, 2010
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Welcome to the community, @jasonepowell! Great profile pic.

April 1, 2010
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Katie, where did you get that photo of your neighborhood?

April 1, 2010
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Happy day all

April 1, 2010
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And so cool that you remember my photo! We're huge fans of your group.

April 1, 2010
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So has anybody got a spot picked out for this project?

April 1, 2010

I live in a Historic part of Michigan where Henry Ford once had his Model-A Factory and Gliders..

April 1, 2010
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We hope everyone is really exciting about this assignment. It'll take a little homework, but the pleasure of linking the past to the present should be pretty rewarding!

April 1, 2010
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Those are some cool pictures!

April 1, 2010
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@nikkigrits I got it from online archives at Georgia Tech, a nearby college. I'll try to dig up a link.

April 1, 2010
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So, I think I'm here to offer some tips to try to get people started. I think the most common question would be, "Where to find historic images that I can print out and use myself?" There are a number of places, but the one I use the most is the Library of Congress. Just go and search for your hometown or city and you may find a ton of pictures that you can use without much effort.
April 1, 2010
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@DalElmer That sounds like a goldmine of a location. Are those factories still standing? It'd be interesting to see what's there now.

April 1, 2010
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Other sources have been linked in the "Where to find images" thread on Flickr.
April 1, 2010
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@David, Unfortunately, mine is pretty predictable!  Maybe boring, but it's close by.  The Hollywood Sign!

April 1, 2010
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This is such a cool idea.  Is there a guideline for 'old' or 'historic?'  Just had my 30-year class reunion, and a classmate went to the library and copied all sorts of pics from our hometown when we were kids.  Is that old enough?

April 1, 2010
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@jasonepowell Have you noticed any themes among the past meets present photos that work best?

April 1, 2010
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Next, when searching for images, make sure the ones you decide to use have a couple of anchor points near the edge of the original that you can use for alignment.  I like source images that have buildings that are cut off on the edges of the frame so I can align the original using those buildings.

April 1, 2010

Some of the structure is still up, there are companies there now.. Our Airport is FORD AIRPORT.... I think it was his at one time...

April 1, 2010
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@SPK Photog -- A lot of stuff can happen in 30 years. That sounds really cool.

April 1, 2010
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@SPKPhotog those photos sound really great to me. I bet a lot has changed in 30 years.

April 1, 2010
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@SPKPhotog There's no real time cutoff for the "old" photos. Thirty years ago, a lot could have been different! It'll be neat to see the cars, clothes and landmarks from that era.

April 1, 2010

In my case we are talking about 70 years....

April 1, 2010
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hey peeps! I've been absent a lot lately but I've been posting a few in the past several days. I plan on doing more. I will try to participate in some assignments too.

 

I have a technical q. Why am I not getting notifications that I request? I have tried to submit feedback but got no response. I don't see where to submit technical problems. I appreciate your help!

April 1, 2010
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Haha, we all answered. We share the same brain, to borrow Dave's words.

April 1, 2010
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@davidw & @lila - it was amazing!  I still live there, so it was really cool for me to show my husband and daughter how much things have changed, yet how some of the buildings are original.  I'm excited about this!

April 1, 2010
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@katie - I think the photos that work the best are ones that show something you just wouldn't see nowadays. I mean, old buildings and cars are cool, but people are much more interesting. My favorite Looking Into the Past shot that I've taken is this one, because you'll never ever see anyone looking like that walking a rabbit in Washington, DC again.
April 1, 2010
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hope you all got to see my interview with my congressman. It was very interesting. just go to my userprofile, ireport.com/people/cam4573 and btw- hello to team ireport and fellow ireporters!

April 1, 2010

BEFORE this blog ends today I would like to say something to the group.. I will wait until towards the end. I think the producers might know what I'm going to say..

April 1, 2010
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@spkphotog - I think photos of your hometown when you were kids would be fantastic.  If you go through the images that have been submitted in the group, some of the absolute best have been family/friends shots.

April 1, 2010
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@everyone -- We'll save some time to talk about other issues at the end. Let's try to get the most out of jason's time while he's here.

April 1, 2010
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I especially love the Looking Into The Past photos that have people in them. Here's a great example (from a friend in our own newsroom): http://www.flickr.com/photos/amycox000/3586969643/in/pool-lookingintothepast

April 1, 2010
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More tips:  If you are not sure if a place in an original scene is still there, it probably isn't, so use Google Maps Street View to confirm (if possible).  Otherwise, be prepared to explore.  This, by the way, is one of the best parts of shooting these photographs.

April 1, 2010
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@jasonepowell - how do you find the location of the old pictures? I've seen great shots of my hometown but am not sure where they were taken, because the landscape is so different now.

April 1, 2010
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@klu - that's one of my favorites as well.

April 1, 2010
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Thanks, Jason - and I will check the Flickr group too.  The Library of Congress reference is one I've never thought of - can't wait to check it out!

April 1, 2010
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Ryn

Love all the weekend assignments, looking forward to this one! The walk around video is amazing.

Any special Easter assignments?

April 1, 2010
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Hello one and all. I'm late,had a meeting w./atty.

April 1, 2010
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@nikkigrits - I'm very lucky in that the Library of Congress has a ton of photographs of my area (I live in the suburbs of Washington, DC), and they've done a good job labeling things.  However, a lot of the time, you just have to go there and see if anything is left.  If you can use Google Maps Street View, definitely use that if you have a rough idea of where things are.

April 1, 2010
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@everyone -- I'm sorry I forgot to mention this earlier, but if you're new here and want to participate in the chat, you need to log in to CNN.com and make sure you have an ireport user name.

 

April 1, 2010
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cam, nice job on the interview.

 

davidw, sorry I'm off topic again. but you know i'm a rebel, lol

April 1, 2010

Checked Library of Congress.. No luck, checking my home town library after this.. Funny Fact? Kingsford Charcoal is also from Henry Ford in "Kingsford, MI"..

April 1, 2010
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World News Report

 

Rush Limbaugh announced he was running for President.

 

Happy April Fools Day everyone! :)

April 1, 2010
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@nikkigrits ctd - Sometimes you have to be a detective though.  I know that there were a number of shots that I've tried to get where I identified the building or street based on context clues (in fact, I have a few where a reflection of a window in the scene gave away it's location).  That's another component of this project that I enjoy; the detective work.

April 1, 2010
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@jasonepowell so glad you joined our round table. I'm curious about how past meets present came about. What inspired you to start taking these photos?

April 1, 2010
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@Ryn I don't think we have any specific Easter assignments, but if you've got some fun photos or videos to share, please do!

April 1, 2010
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Ok, so pic assgmnt is something old vs something new?

April 1, 2010
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@jasonepowell - What kind of equipment are you using? Or does it matter? Any tips on technical stuff?

April 1, 2010
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Ryn

Katie where do we post just videos or photos now that are not an assignment or news? Off beat is no longer or photo club.

April 1, 2010
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Looking forward to the assignment Past and present!   For me it will be something personal, hint WWII ..... ....... bomb ......... grandparents house!

April 1, 2010
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@tyson - I was planning to shoot a photo to illustrate the phrase "modern day equivalent" by doing a typical then/now shot, where you refer to an old photo and take the same photo in the present day. So I found some images and printed them out. Once I was on location, I had the idea to do something similar to what Michael Hughes does with his Souvenirs project and held up the original photo in context with the modern day scene.  I loved the result, and decided to do a series.

April 1, 2010
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@adriana The assignment is asking people to take a photo within a photo, so to speak. So, you line up an old photo with the current-day scene. Read more about it here.
April 1, 2010
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Hey everyone!

April 1, 2010
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@Ryn You don't have to upload to a particular assignment. (In fact, that makes things easier for us since it's easier to keep assignments on topic.) We look through all the iReports submitted during the day/overnight, so we see everything that comes in!

April 1, 2010
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Welcome @grummi68! We're happy to see folks here who have participated in previous Weekend Assignments.

April 1, 2010
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@nikkigrits - you asked for it, so here comes some camera technobabble!  I use a Nikon DSLR with a 12-24mm wide angle lens.  I also use 8x10 prints to preserve as much detail as possible.  As far as my actual settings, I use small apertures like f/11 or f/13 if you can. That way you can focus on the original image and still have the rest of the scene somewhat sharp.  Switch to Aperture priority so you can control the aperture but not have to worry about shutter speeds, and bump your ISO settings to compensate if everything is too dark. You may also have to dial in some exposure compensation, particularly if you have a darker original print and that's what your camera is metering on.

April 1, 2010
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thanks @jasonepowell for introducing us to the Souvenirs project! Just looked that one up on Flickr. It's a beauty, too. http://www.flickr.com/photos/michael_hughes/sets/346406/

April 1, 2010
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@jasonepowell That's so cool. It's really taken off! We hope you don't mind us using your group as inspiration for this weekend assignment.

April 1, 2010
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Uh, sorry about the nerd bomb there, guys.  I'll rein that in a bit.  :-)

April 1, 2010
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Ryn

Okay thank you Katie! :)

April 1, 2010
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Ha! No apologies needed on the nerd bomb. :)

 

But I bet it goes without saying that it's possible to do with a point-and-shoot too, right?

April 1, 2010
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@jasonepowell How do you print off the original prints you find online? Do you find that a particular type of paper, etc. works better?

April 1, 2010
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@lila - for sure.  You may need to use smaller prints than I do (5x7 or 4x6 as opposed to 8x10) but there's no reason why a point and shoot wouldn't work.  You may want to set your camera into landscape mode if you have one, because on the point and shoots that I use, that's the camera setting for "keep the whole scene in focus" and that's what you want with these pictures.

April 1, 2010
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The souvenirs project is adorable

April 1, 2010
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@zdan Thanks.

April 1, 2010
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@iklu

 

Your username is really cool.

April 1, 2010

Geez, stories are always calling me during this..lol

April 1, 2010
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@katie - I download the images from the LOC in TIFF format, edit them for brightness and contrast, crop out any borders and adjust the crop to make sure I have some alignment or anchor points, save them as a JPG and then send them off to Costco to print for $1.50 apiece.  I use matte paper though, because the last thing you want is reflection on the source image.

April 1, 2010
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@DaElmer -- That's the main point of these talks. We want to inspire and challenge each other to come up with new ideas.

April 1, 2010
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@jasonepowell Very specific and helpful. Thank you!

April 1, 2010
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@ThinkWinWin haha, thanks

April 1, 2010
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One of the best pieces of advice I can offer you all is to bring a spotter with you if your original shot was taken in a road (I don't know why, but I would guess 80 percent of the images in my area seem to have been taken from the road) so that you don't get run over. Accept that traffic is inevitable, and actually acts as a good contrast between the original and current scene.  My girlfriend acts as my spotter and chauffeur, and this makes taking these images about 95% less frustrating.

April 1, 2010
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@davidw

When are we going to start doing this type of stuff with Google Earth embedded tagging?

April 1, 2010
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Also, don't go out on a windy day. It is IMPOSSIBLE to hold up a print if it's windy. I have gone out on breezy days and used some cardboard to stiffen the prints up, and even that doesn't work that well.

April 1, 2010
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Nice work Katie and Jason. I see what you guys are talking about now.

April 1, 2010
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Sorry I am late! But I just wanted to add my enthusiasm to this project. I joined Jason's Looking in the Past group a while ago and produced these:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/amycox000/sets/72157617061445492/

April 1, 2010
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@ThinkWinWin -- I don't know the answer to that. It's a good idea. We'll check with our developers to see about doing that sometime.

April 1, 2010
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You are all inspiring me to do more! My biggest tip is to take LOTS of shots. It takes quite a few for even one to work out. I just used a regular old point-and-shoot digital and it was tough getting both the photo and the background to stay in focus. But it's digital, so why not take a lot for practice? :)

April 1, 2010
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It would be cool if you had people in the original picture and the more recent one of the same people now that they are older... that would add another dimension to the project.

April 1, 2010
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Hey Jason, I've found quite a few old photos of just houses or stand-alone buildings in my neighborhood. Any tips for making these shots interesting? Not sure I can get a wide enough angle on these.

April 1, 2010
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@NehemiYah Thanks! We loved your pay phone video, by the way. (We gathered as a group to watch it on Monday.) Well done!

April 1, 2010

I meant MY people are calling me..lol Another story..

April 1, 2010
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@zdan If the building are intact, why not crop the original pic in half, and you'll have a half then/half now shot?

April 1, 2010
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Hello everyone...time difference here...

April 1, 2010
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@amycox - you are absolutely right.  I probably shoot about 50 or 60 shots at a time trying to get the alignment right.  And a lot of the time, I get back home and realize that I've blown it.  I have about 30 misaligned images that I haven't posted as a result.

April 1, 2010

The pay phone one was fun... I did mine with minutes to spare..

April 1, 2010
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@zdan - I would crop the images to reflect the most interesting part (perhaps there's a porch missing or an awning that used to be there, or a tree that has grown 50 feet, and use those as your source. 

April 1, 2010
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@nikkigrits - Creative idea! I'll have to try that out myself this weekend.

April 1, 2010
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My last real piece of advice that I'd give is to pay some attention to the time of day when shooting these.  I have a number of images in my stream where the building I am shooting is in shadow (and therefore is very dark), but then the sky is very bright and blown out.  If I was a little more conscientious, I'd have more consistent lighting, which will make a big difference.  On the other hand, I don't actually know where a lot of these shots are going to be, so it's hard to predict the lighting.

April 1, 2010

@Producers- Can I throw it out there yet?

April 1, 2010
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Thank you Katie.

April 1, 2010
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Thanks, Jason. How long have you been taking these types of images?

April 1, 2010
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@jasonepowell -- Thank you so much for all the advice. That's going to be a big help.

If anyone else has any questions for jason, or about anything else going on on iReport, now's the time to ask.

 

 

April 1, 2010
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@DaElmer What are you putting on the table?

April 1, 2010
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Hello, all, reading the instructions for the weekend assignment. I'm using old post cards is that okay?

April 1, 2010

I WANT TO THANK CNN & IREPORT

Because of CNN allowing people like me to upload reports.. Something Great has happened..

My recent uploads about a fallen Marine have been seen by Military officials. They are having a

Memorial/Tribute for Eric Palmisano KIA Iraq 2006 which is being held in Iraq.

 

His father is there- http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-425985 for 1 year in honor of his son.

There will be over 200 soldiers attending and they are showing my I-Report Video's

for the Back Drop of the service. His father will be in Bliss....

 

THANK YOU CNN FOR BEING A PART OF MY LIFE

THIS IS BECAUSE OF YOU....

 

RIP ERIC PALMISANO

USMC KIA 2006

April 1, 2010
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@mcintron That's a great idea!

April 1, 2010
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@rosehips -- Sorry for cutting you off earlier. Send me an email with the details and I'll get our member services folks to look at the issue.

david.williams@cnn.com

 

April 1, 2010
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@jasonepowell thanks a million for stopping by and sharing such great advice. We're huge fans of your project. Would love to hear what you think of some of the shots we try this weekend!

April 1, 2010
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@zdan - I started this project in March of last year, so not that long.

April 1, 2010
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@davidw

 

I would like to suggest something:  There are many free resources now and even some CNN could prcure that would make it possible to have a live 'chat' like roundtable instead of comments section.  It might be more fluid

April 1, 2010
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@DaElmer -- That's the best news I've heard all day. I'm glad we saved it for the end. Congratulations on doing such a touching story.

 

April 1, 2010
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k, thanks david!

April 1, 2010
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@DaElmer I was hoping that was your big announcement :) I really loved that story and I'm so glad your iReports helped honor Eric. Well done.

April 1, 2010
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@DaElmer Wonderful, Amazing job !!!

April 1, 2010
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and nehemiyah? excellent payphone vid! really good!

April 1, 2010
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Big thanks to Jason for taking the time to teach us some valuable techniques and offering up some tips. We're thrilled to have an expert among us!

April 1, 2010
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@ThinkWinWin That's definitely on our wish list for the future! It would help make the conversation a little easier to follow. Thanks for the idea!

April 1, 2010

Still waiting for THAT phone call.. But this is way bigger than anything right now. His anniversary is Friday:( His father has accomplished his goal..

April 1, 2010
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Won't it be difficult for some to find these old images on a Saturday? I am using old postcards as I collect them. Hope that's okay.

April 1, 2010
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Thank you DaElmer

April 1, 2010
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@lila and everyone - no problem, thanks for the opportunity! I will be checking in this weekend to see how things are going. However, please submit your results to the Looking Into the Past pool on Flickr and I'll be sure to see them all.
April 1, 2010

Be good all... :)

April 1, 2010
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thanks jason for sharing your expert advice!

April 1, 2010
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can we maybe do an urban sprawl assignment later? a shot of a place that had no buildings but is now over run with development?

April 1, 2010
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See you all next week! I can't wait to see your past meets present photos this weekend. I'm looking forward to trying out a few myself!

April 1, 2010
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Thanks again, everyone.  I hope you all have a lot of luck this weekend and I look forward to seeing the results!

April 1, 2010

My hope is that sooner or later a bunch of real TV camera's show up at her house and give her the real coverage they deserve..

April 1, 2010

A MOMENT OF SILENCE - WE WILL NEVER FORGET http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-425989

 

Thanks You...

April 1, 2010
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@Katie, just saw your comment and mine. I couldn't find it before. Thanks!

 

I am on my way to the Botanical Gardens today to do a story on the Havana Orchid show for Spring! They've recreated 'old Havana' and it should be amazing!

April 1, 2010
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Ciao one and all and Good luck.

April 1, 2010
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@Kerry1yall -- That's a really good idea. It would be interesting to try.

April 1, 2010
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anyone need any macadamia nuts from Hawaii?

 

:)

April 1, 2010
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Thanks for the excellent discussion, everyone! I look forward to what you guys come up with for the past and present assignment this weekend.

April 1, 2010
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ty david...i keep thinking "they paved paradise and put up a parking lot" when i think of past meeting present

April 1, 2010
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Have to run. Really nice talking with everyone today. Can't wait to see the weekend photos! And congrats, @DaElmer. That's extraordinary news.

April 1, 2010

VETTING my other FEW stories about this family would really HONOR them... Hint Hint Hint

April 1, 2010
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Hey, I have to run...football meeting. Have a beautiful day everyone.

April 1, 2010
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@everyone -- Thanks for a great discussion. This was a lot of fun. We'll talk to you next week.

April 1, 2010

Bye Everyone.. Vetting...lol

April 1, 2010
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Thanks to all - really enjoyed this and eager to figure out my pics! 

April 1, 2010
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looking forward for the next weekend assignment I am taking photos now thanks

April 1, 2010
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i luv cnn student news

April 1, 2010
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Looking forward!

April 4, 2010
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on the past - present assignment we can tackle topics like infrastructures, buildings, tradition and political system. Maybe a short description can actually describe the idea on a photo, or blog. Like here in the Philippines it will be the first poll automation in the history of election in the country after years of doing it manual. Of course some of the Filipinos are hesitant with the new system.

April 4, 2010
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...and I just wast to say hi to all, I'm new here :)

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