This group is a G+ clone of a very popular Flickr group
and the information has been copied here without blessing endorsement or permission. I do not generally use Yahoo services but love the idea and want to see it come alive on google+
The idea: The 100 Strangers project is a learning group intended for those wishing to improve their social and technical skills needed for taking portraits of strangers and telling their stories. Your participation will require you to share your experiences with the other members of the group. By providing this invaluable knowledge, everyone, beginners and experienced alike will benefit.
The challenge: Take at least 100 photographs of 100 people you don't know. Approach anyone or a group of people, ask for permission to both take a photo of them and to post it to this group. Get to know your stranger/s. Who are they? What is their life like?
Step out of your comfort zone and into a new level of portrait photography. Start by taking 100 portraits of people you don't know, total strangers. We welcome both beginner and advanced photographers. You may be new to photographing strangers or already have experience with this type of photography. Regardless, everyone is encouraged to take up the challenge.
This project is quite enjoyable and will definitely improve your photojournalistic skills. During the process you might just gain a new appreciation for those around you and enrich your everyday experience and possibly even a few new friends along the way.
As you progress with the project it will be critical to share your experiences with the other members. This may be a story about the stranger you just met or how you felt making the approach. You may have, for example, tried a new approach, used a new photographic technique or equipment. You are learning by doing, so share with us what you’ve learned while taking on the 100 Stranger project.
We also ask that you include a link back to the +100 Strangers Project and invite others in your stream to check out our page and learn more about this very cool project.
1a) NUMBER AND LINK.
The title should contain a number indicating how many strangers you have photographed for the challenge, for example, Stranger 37/100.
Tag this group in the photo and share The photo with information about the photo in your share. In your post pleas add the hash tag #100Strangers<Xof100>
1b) BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I REACH 100?
Though this is about a specific quantity, quality should be equally important. It is not a race. If you have completed the first round of 100 then commit to another round of 100. Aim to have even sets of 100.
2) What to put in your post when you share
When you share your photo it must contain a description of the encounter. Your participation in the group will require you to share your experiences with the other members of the project. It is strongly recommended that this include things such as, but not limited to:
* What's the name of the person in the picture?
* Who is he/she?
* How did you meet?
* What did you talk about?
* New photography technique?
* Your approach style...
* An observation...
3) NO CANDID SHOTS, NO ARCHIVE SHOTS, NO KIDS and THE OBVIOUS...
For the purposes of this group, candid refers to photographs taken of people without their permission. Photographs may appear candid in nature or unposed but the story you post along with the photograph should explain and support the reason for the candid appearance. For example, I was attracted to this person because of what they were doing. After asking for permission, I asked them to continue the activity so I could capture them naturally, rather than asking them to pose.
Submit only photos that are taken specifically for the project. Do not submit archive pictures taken before starting the 100 strangers project. Submit only pictures of people you do not have prior knowledge of, aka “Strangers” .
No shots of kids / minors without one of their parents.
And, obviously, no shots of friends, relatives, pets or houseplants :)
4) YOU CAN ONLY SUBMIT 1 PHOTO/DAY and 1 PHOTO/STRANGER
The idea of the 100 Strangers project is to challenge yourself, learn over time and develop your own style in approaching strangers and taking portraits of them. It is intended that you take the time, patience and effort to develop the skills required. The challenge is in no way considered a race to photograph 100 strangers.
Only one photo per stranger can be submitted.
The 1 post/day limit is to discourage people from simply setting up a photo booth and shooting 100 strangers in 1 day. An admirable challenge but not what this project is about.
1) Create a set for your strangers. It makes it easier for you and other to see your progression in the project.
2) View the contributions of other members and comment on their posts. One of the best parts of doing projects like this in a community format is the feedback you get from others.
3) Be safe, have fun and try not to be creepy, know when not to approach people :)