Thanks to all who participated in the first and second Geocaching 12 of 12. Those list is available through the links on the left side of this page.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
, the fourth Geocaching 12 of 12
, is coming quickly. We're looking for Geocachers worldwide to capture their Geocaching day in photographs. All it takes is a camera (even a camera phone can work), a place to upload your 12 photos (i.e. a free account from Flickr
or a public set on Facebook
), then post the link for that one page with all 12 of your photos for the world to see (please make sure to post them to Chad Darnell's site
, Podcacher's Forum
, and here
). Help with creating your 12 of 12 is available on our "How to Participate
" page including tutorials for some services. Once Geocachers all over the world have posted their links we'll have a great view of what Geocaching is like around the globe and the world will get a view of Geocaching.
The 12 of 12 is a photography project designed to capture a day in the life of people through 12 photographs on the 12th day of each month. More information about the origin of the 12 of 12 is available on the "History" page.
Some Tips For Geocaching 12 of 12s:
- Don't publish spoilers! We love sharing great cache locations and containers, but don't provide information in your photos or description which will give away the hide, or a puzzle to locate the hide.
- Tell the story of your geocaching day. Your photo set will be more interesting and more telling if you have captured the story of your day. Start by taking more than 12 shots of your day, then pick the top 12 photos. Share the time line of your day including a rough idea of when the photo was captured in the description (remember that your camera tracks the time and date of the photo for you). Not every cache needs to be included, not every person at the event, but how do you prepare to go out caching? What does it take to log the caches you found? What are the best hides you found and what makes those exceptional hides?
- Include yourself in photos. You don't need have your face in a photo, but try including your hand as you grab the cache or operate the GPSR. Try using something to secure the camera and get into your photos. Not only will we have a face to go with the name, but it's great practice for when you need a photo of yourself for virtual or earthcache logs.
- Attend an event or plan an "epic cache run." Events are a great way to meet fellow Cachers and we'd love to meet them through your photos. If there's not already an event in your area, think about hosting a Meet & Greet or Flash Mob event. If an event isn't your thing, perhaps a run for that elusive 5/5 cache is in order with some Geocaching friends. Maybe you have a cache series you'd like to try or a numbers run to beat your previous best run.
When discussing the Geocaching 12 of 12 on Twitter, you can include the tag #geo12 for others to search.