I was browsing Instagram yesterday and reading the captions on photos from an account called @poormansleica; they were working through a photo assignment/challenge posted by @shawneeunion, who also has a YouTube channel and posted a whole video explaining it: The gist is that you practice getting close to your subject by fixing the focus on your camera to something about an arm's length distant, then shoot an entire roll that way. As it happens, I had my Pentax K-x DSLR with me today and a 135 mm lens (the lovely Super Takumar f/3.5) and that combo wouldn't focus closer than about five feet; although I have gorilla arms they don't reach that far. Still, I set it to the minimum distance and went on my usual lunchtime photo meander. Here are the results: https://flic.kr/s/aHskLMLku1 I took over 100 pictures, but about 20 of those were just trying to get used to the lens setup, all on the first subject (the green lamppost). By the time I was done, I was taking one or two pics of each subject, which is a little more like the original idea. It was a good exercise, I want to repeat it with a 35 or 50 mm lens (the K-x is a crop sensor, so 35 is probably the best bet) and I also want to try a roll of film this way.