Photo Challenge - Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Leisha, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Leisha

    Leisha Tennis-ball Robin

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    Wonderful! I already know what 2 images I'm going to take. :)

    I can't wait to get shooting!


    Oh, and you picked a great subject; for my first one I would've suggested purple. :D Looks like I'll have to think of a different one when it's my turn sometime. ;) (Assuming we each get to pick a theme every month.)
  2. Lenny

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

    Winner picks theme? But if they win consecutively, they nominate someone else to pick the theme, that way the same person doesn't pick the theme every month.
  3. Leisha

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

    I say we roll a dice or something and use that to determine in what order participants pick the theme. Once we have a line-up, any newcomers will have to wait until the end of everyone's go before they can join in...


    Or not?


    By doing it your way, Len, people might not agree with the winner's choice if they nominate someone. But I do like the idea of the winner picking the theme. Although, those of us who never win may feel left out.
  4. ktabic

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

    I don't know what I'll be taking. But thats half the fun, and I have a whole month :)

    Before we get started, can it be old pictures? (I think I have one I took last year that would fit the theme)
  5. Leisha

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

    Speaking for LW here, but as long as we haven't seen the shot before, I don't see why not. Plus, she mentioned allowing scanned images, which would also suggest old shots. :)

    I'd rather take new shots with my new DSLR!


    Maybe we should use this thread to signup in, too, just so LW knows how many's involved.
  6. Culhwch

    Culhwch Change is as good as a holiday! Staff Member

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

    Perhaps it'd be an idea to leave this thread specifically for the photos - so that we don't have to trawl through dozens of posts between entries - and have a seperate thread, 'Photo Challenge - Discussion Thread', for, well, discussion. I'll leave it to Lady's judgement, but if you want it so, Lady, let me know and I'll set it up - I'll even merge of all the above responses.
  7. BookStop

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

    How fun. I am, by no means, a photog, but I do have a camera. I'm in.
  8. Majimaune

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

    Can we be in the photo and someone else taken it because if so I can think of a great one for me.
  9. Commonmind

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

    Okay, so I'm totally not a good photographer, but I love the idea of this and can't wait to see what people submit.
  10. Hilarious Joke

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

    Me too!
  11. Highlander II

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

    Does your camera have a timer? If so, you would be able to photo yourself... same if you have a little remote for it.
  12. Lady of Winterfell

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

    Wow!! I didn't expect quite so many responses already. :) Glad to see that there is a lot of people interested, I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with, I have a few ideas floating around my head but still undecided as to what to take.

    Really Leish? Purple? I would never have guessed that. :p

    As for who gets to pick the theme each month, I definately think we should have someone new each month come up with it. I was thinking only those people who participated in the previous month's challenge should be considered (that way we can be sure they are interested and will actually post a new theme). I do like Lenny's idea of the winner getting to pick the next month's challenge, or if they have already picked nominating someone else. Or the person who came up with the current month's challenge could make a list of those eligible for the next month's theme and roll a dice or some other means of picking randomly.


    I think what Leisha said would be the best. As long as it has not been posted before (so its new to everyone here at Chrons) then that would be fine. But I'd also like to say that the idea behind this challenge is to get people out and shooting new pictures. So I would encourage everyone to take new pictures as well. Of course, if you haven't posted the pic before, there really is no way for us to know if it was a new shot or not. :) What if we say at least 1 of your 2 submitted photos has to be a new shot?


    I think after this first challenge there probably won't be as many posts. We're still kinda working out the kinks. :) I think it's fine to leave it the way it is for now, otherwise we'll have 3 different threads about the challenge (challenge, challenge discussion, and Photos of the Day). Of course, if everyone would prefer a separate thread, then we can go with that but I think it will be ok this way. I was thinking whoever came up with that month's theme can at the end of the month make 1 or 2 posts containing all the submittals so they can be easy to see for the voting.


    I am going to say that I think you should have to take the shot. Like Highlander said most camera's do have a self timer. If not, then your friend can take it, and you can always post it in the photo's of the day thread so we can see it. :) Now I'm curious to see it!
  13. ktabic

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

    And that doesn't matter - neither am I :). Part of the idea behind this is to get you taking photos. Practice makes perfect and all that. And with a different theme each month, you'll get to try lots of different types of photo.:)
    It occurred to me while writing this I like taking photos of lakes (well, large ponds around here) and skies. Both of which are blue... ;)
  14. Ursa major

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue


    And so it was that the mockers were put on the summer of 2008 in the UK (or at least all of July).
  15. Culhwch

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

    I'd argue that Photo of the Day isn't really a part of the challenge, myself, but otherwise I'm happy to see how things go...
  16. Lady of Winterfell

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

    Alrighty, now I'm very confused :confused: I thought in the Dark Room thread you said thats what the Photos of the Day thread was for?? Ahh, the silly internet and these misunderstandings. I probably just read your post wrong. :eek::p

    Well, I've been thinking about what you said anyway Cul, and I have decided to change things a little. Lets make this thread the 'discussion' type thread you mentioned, but you can also post pics here that you take for the challenge. You can post as many photos as you want that have to do with the challenge and then everyone can discuss them, ask how you took them, and ask any questions about the challenge in general. Then at the end of the month, perhaps on the 25th or something, I'll post a 'July Photo Challenge Vote' thread or something similar where you can post *only* your 2 submittals and then your vote for best/favorite picture. Then we will have only this thread and that thread for the challenge, and like you mentioned, you can see the pics submitted without any chatter between them.

    Unfortunately, I can't edit my first post in this thread to reflect these changes. I don't know if thats something a mod can do for me or not. So if not, here are the changes:


    *** Rules Change ***

    - You can post as many pictures as you want in this thread related to the challenge theme
    - Use this thread for discussion of the challenge and any pictures posted here
    - At the end of the month a new thread will be started that will be only for your 2 pictures submitted and for voting

    *** End rules change *** :D
  17. HardScienceFan

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

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  18. Culhwch

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

    What I meant was that the Photo of the Day thread was set up to display any photos, and mainly to get the shutterbugs to stop spamming the broader Picture of the Day thread. So in that sense, not a part of the challenge as you outlined it. But still, any excess challenge photos could go there, because obviously, it's for photos.

    I guess thinking back on it would be better to have a single Photo Challenge thread each month, but try and limit it to the initial post outlining the theme and rules, and beyond that the phtotos and comments about the phtots. Then we could set up a poll at the end of the month.

    I'm still for only two photos in the main challenge thread, though. Sorry to have derailed this so, I swear I didn't mean to!
  19. Culhwch

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

    Ah, explanation? Are those photographs you took of paintings? Or photos manipulated to look like paintings? Any idea which two you will submit?

    Which brings up a good point - photo manipulation. Are we talking straight photography (with, of course, the usual digital fixes), or else full-blown digital art?
  20. Leisha

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    Re: July Photo Challenge - Blue

    *cough* Ilene Sova *cough*


    This competition is for people to upload their own photos - that's why it's a "photography challenge".

    And here's another vote for only two images in this thread. More than that would get clunky. I also like the idea of allowing photos that have been edited or made to look unusual through editing. But not digital art. Digital art makes me think of my Wacom Graphire tablet...


    Oh, and what happens if two or more people upload the same kind of shot? I swear I took one of my photos on Wednesday (it being Friday today), and I see a similar idea already.... :( Can I still upload it at the end of the month? (That's when I'm uploading my entries.) You can ask Momo if you don't believe me - Momo was there when I took the shot!

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