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Re: Ideas for "themes". Add to it if you like.
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2012, 12:20:56 AM »
Oh right... I was actually supposed to add a pic there. It's here instead.

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Re: Ideas for "themes". Add to it if you like.
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2012, 01:18:15 AM »
Was I having a moment or what? I am not sure that I ever heard of those shots being called polaramas before. I dig them and I keep saying I am going to try one but never get around to it.
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Re: Ideas for "themes". Add to it if you like.
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2012, 12:08:52 PM »
I went through a week or two where I had a lot of fun with them, though still haven't had a perfect one.

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Re: Ideas for "themes". Add to it if you like.
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2012, 08:55:17 AM »
Not sure if this is where I should put this but oh well...

I tacked this into the end of my recent post of bgray/1074s recent challenge but thought I should also put it in a more relevant thread...


I have actually wondered if each pair of contestants should/could agree on a level of pp work that can go into their photos along with their topic and deadline agreements....

eg:
- anything goes
- no HDRing
- only colour correction/noise reduction


Thoughts?
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Re: Ideas for "themes". Add to it if you like.
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2012, 09:30:25 AM »
I have actually wondered if each pair of contestants should/could agree on a level of pp work that can go into their photos along with their topic and deadline agreements....

eg:
- anything goes
- no HDRing
- only colour correction/noise reduction


Thoughts?

I have no strong feelings either way and am happy to leave it to the two contestants to set whatever ground rules they both agree upon and communicate the limits to Skippy when they publish their agreed theme.

If PP is allowed then it is up to each of the two to present their photograph in its best form. For some that will mean just cropping and for others that will mean a full range of PP including HDR, sharpening, de-saturating etc., etc.

If the contestants cannot agree then I am sure one of us Mods could toss a virtual coin for them...  ;)
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Re: Ideas for "themes". Add to it if you like.
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2012, 09:37:33 AM »
I have no strong feelings either way and am happy to leave it to the two contestants to set whatever ground rules they both agree upon and communicate the limits to Skippy when they publish their agreed theme.

If PP is allowed then it is up to each of the two to present their photograph in its best form. For some that will mean just cropping and for others that will mean a full range of PP including HDR, sharpening, de-saturating etc., etc.

If the contestants cannot agree then I am sure one of us Mods could toss a virtual coin for them...  ;)
I agree, I really don't mind - I see photography as an art form that starts with selection of what to take the photo of, followed by your actual photo taking, followed by editing it however you want to turn it into the image you want...

But I was just wanting to put it out there as something that people could agree on beforehand if they specifically wanted to test their photo taking skills as opposed to their editing skills.... Just to put a different spin on the individual challenge - if they want to...
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Re: Ideas for "themes". Add to it if you like.
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2012, 10:58:22 AM »
I sit right where I think it is up to the two that are in the challenge. I am on record around this place saying that every single photographer that I know that makes money at this thing does indeed "optimize" their shots. I don't want to get in the position of policing the amount of optimizing that goes into any shot. That would have to be the two challengers. They would need to make an agreement in principal and then go on each others word.

I know that I would never be happy to have things introduced to a photo that was not there at the time of the shot. However, to clone out a piece of rubbish is another story to me. I don't even give a second thought to color correction or cropping in any way.

That is just me.
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Re: Ideas for "themes". Add to it if you like.
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2012, 11:32:52 AM »
I sit right where I think it is up to the two that are in the challenge. I am on record around this place saying that every single photographer that I know that makes money at this thing does indeed "optimize" their shots. I don't want to get in the position of policing the amount of optimizing that goes into any shot. That would have to be the two challengers. They would need to make an agreement in principal and then go on each others word.

I know that I would never be happy to have things introduced to a photo that was not there at the time of the shot. However, to clone out a piece of rubbish is another story to me. I don't even give a second thought to color correction or cropping in any way.

That is just me.
Yeah I agree - I'm not saying the Thunderdome itself should be given rules like this, I was just bringing it up incase others hadn't thought about it and wanted to add it as another aspect to the challenge :)

As I have said - I love editing photos, it's fun :)
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Re: Ideas for "themes". Add to it if you like.
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2012, 07:55:38 PM »
 - Everyday Turned Glamorous
 - Super Abstract

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Re: Ideas for "themes". Add to it if you like.
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2012, 03:11:44 PM »
Ok, this idea would involve a third person.  One person takes a picture.  Then the other two edit it.  So this challange would be more on the editing of the photo only.
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Re: Ideas for "themes". Add to it if you like.
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2012, 03:22:53 PM »
Ok, this idea would involve a third person.  One person takes a picture.  Then the other two edit it.  So this challange would be more on the editing of the photo only.

Interesting idea. Question though: strictly editing (as in just work with the raw file) or would it be open to interpretation as to adding/subtracting something in the photo?
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Re: Ideas for "themes". Add to it if you like.
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2012, 03:43:53 PM »
Either/or
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Re: Ideas for "themes". Add to it if you like.
« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2012, 06:46:32 PM »
- Everyday Turned Glamorous
 - Super Abstract

Another theme: One picture that best captures the essence of one of the 50 states.