A&P Is anyone interested in biweekly photo challenge?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by mucky, Aug 31, 2005.

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What is your interest level in this idea?

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  2. Yes, I like this idea but would only view and not participate

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  1. mucky

    mucky .

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    I'm curious if you guys are interested in this idea to put up a biweekly (every 2 weeks) photo challenge base on a topic. Something to spark people to go out and learn something about their cameras and shooting technique. Topics can include some kind of subject matter, technique, point of view, or something extra creative. Topics such as:

    Depth of field
    Black and white
    Primary colors
    Kitchen
    Close ups
    Dog's point of view
    etc....

    How it might go is, we gather a list of challenges and every two weeks we pick one, maybe by random, and use it for the biweekly challenge.

    Participants will post their entries in new threads with the subject field starting with the challenge topic and other members are allowed to give a :thumbsup: and/or constructively criticise the work.

    Want to hear some feedback or more ideas.

    EDIT: Poll now added.
     
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  2. The_Eagle_Has_Landed

    The_Eagle_Has_Landed New Member

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    i like that idea, but we need to work out a way so that instead of having 20 threads about the same contest we do it this way, we pick a subject matter, then we designate a certain amount of time to take the pic and hand it in say 2 weeks, at th eend of two weeks we email the pictures to that one person and they make one poll thread and everyone can vote fot their favorite picture
     
  3. eof

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    Why not have a thread with the contest and everyone posts their submission and then at the deadline a new thread is created with the poll.

    This way we do not have to e-mail pictures and rely on someone to handle them....

    :dunno:
     
  4. The_Eagle_Has_Landed

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    that sounds good
     
  5. eof

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    Lets fucking do this.... I challenge anyone to a $5.00 paypal personal side bet that I will beat them in the poll.

    Start the thread.... :)
     
  6. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    you won't beat tomash
     
  7. eof

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    Last I heard Tomash dropped his camera....

    My busted skills > his busted Cannon junk
     
  8. The_Eagle_Has_Landed

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    thats good that camera deserved to be in better hands
     
  9. The_Eagle_Has_Landed

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    so lets pick a topic or subject to shoot
     
  10. The_Eagle_Has_Landed

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    i got one, shots of something architectural, a building, bridge, or someother man made structure
     
  11. eof

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    I think we should do best stalker pic of a girl....that would gain some attention from the rest of OT. :o
     
  12. The_Eagle_Has_Landed

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    yah but u dont want all those fuckers from the main offtopic forum coming here and fucking things up, most of the time this forum doesn't even have a mod
     
  13. eof

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    We need some rules.

    1) Photo must be hosted on a decent host (No thumbnail, Non-Hotlink-able shit free service)
    2) Photo must be your own
    3) Photo must *NOT* be NWS
    4) Contestant must have atleast 100 posts
    5) Only one photo per contestant per contest
    6) Photos must be less than 150k and 800x600
    7) ?????
     
  14. eof

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    7) Any photograph or variation of a photograph which have been previously submitted in the forums for viewing and discussion cannot be used in the contest.
    8) All photographs must be free of watermarks, signatures and borders
    9) Deadline for entries is 9pm eastern on the posted deadline date.
    10) Voting ends at 9pm eastern on the posted end date.
     
  15. mucky

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    I might be able to help out with hosting options for a few people who request it.

    We might have to require photos to have an EXIF data for proof.

    For the most part yes. We should make some exceptions sometimes as long as the picture is not tasteless and is not pornographic.

    I would think 1 thread per contestant per contest and all photos must be in that one thread. I don't like limiting participants based on their post count. And I would think 1280x1024 would be a good max resolution with 1024x768 is preferred.
     
  16. mucky

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    Yeah. Photo must be taken within time frame of contest. Not sure if I agree with #8, although I know some people go too border-happy with their photos. We'll work out the time frame later.
     
  17. eof

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    I disagree ....more than one photo per contestant is not good. Even a blind rat finds the cheese once in a while. Decide on your best photo and go with it.

    I am just thinking that limiting participants based on post count will keep people from coming from photo forums and taking this contest over. It takes a special breed of person to last 100 posts in this place.... :)

    Why do you want the contest to spread all over the A&P forum?....I would think keeping each contest in the its own thread would be better. Otherwise it will just get confusing and scattered...specially if you are running them biweekly.

    As for EXIF data for proof...that is kinda dumb. Anyone could hack EXIF if they felt like it...doesn't prove shit. The only proof I can think of is a penny pic.... :hsd:

    Just some thoughts ....
     
  18. mucky

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    I might ask Fazle to make a sub forum here just for these challenges.
     
  19. What will be the prizes?
     
  20. mucky

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    I added a poll.
     
  21. The_Eagle_Has_Landed

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    eof is rigt about keeping each contest in one thread, it wound make things more organized
     
  22. Christine

    Christine Give us something gruesome..

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    I think it's a cool idea and would join a few challenges.
     
  23. eof

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    I think biweekly is too often too....I think monthly and most wins per year gets a subscription or something....=)
     
  24. StocksQuest

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    this is an awesome idea... i would def. be here more often
     
  25. PitScar

    PitScar Yeah, that's my realtor's name

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    Yeah, Id be in for it, but Id think biweekly is too often... some of us are on film and not whacking off full rolls every two weeks for development. Maybe do it monthly (or heck, biweekly and just enter what you want to enter).

    I also think that instead of say, "DOF" or "B&W", it would work better (like in other forums and in photography classes) to give a theme, ie "Broken", or "Man and Machine", etc.
     

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