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Neowin Monthly Photography Challenge [March 2013: Old and New]

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#1 Steve B.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 20:21

Hello and welcome to the first Monthly Photography Challenge that will be hosted by Neowin, it used to exist before, but now it does again!

This will be in a monthly format, with a minor exception. The challenge will conclude a week before the end of the month (24th March, 23rd April etc.) and the voting thread will go up.

That's right, the entered photos will be collected into a single thread with a poll, these will be voted on by everyone and when the poll closes the next theme will be selected.

The theme for this month is Old and New, interpret that how you wish and have fun!

FAQ

Q: What is the current challenge?
A: The current challenge is in the thread title, this will get edited each month.

Q: What are the rules for posting?
A:

  • Photos must be taken in the time frame of that theme (So in the case of March, from today (24th February) to the 24th March. Submission must be on a website that conserves EXIF data).
  • Spam will be deleted as per the forum rules, such as photos for sale.
  • The rest of the forum rules still apply.
  • One picture per theme.
  • Post your photo as a reply to this thread
Q: What sites are permitted for submission?
A:
  • Flickr
  • Picasa
  • min.us
  • smugmug
  • playlookit.com
  • 500px.com
  • DeviantArt.com
  • Google Plus
  • localhostr
Q: Does Neowin get any rights to my images if I post them?
A: Not at all! The only rights Neowin get are simply to say you won and may post it to the front page with full accreditation.

Q: Can Staff/MVC/Veteran/Other Group enter?
A: Yes!

Q: I have a question not answered here!
A: PM me!




#2 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 20:32

:troll: so today is 25th this means it's over already ? :p :shifty:

Will colaborate later on, currently at work I just had to troll :laugh:

#3 OP Steve B.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 17:26

Also, for those entering via Flickr, we have a group which you should also submit your photos to :D

#4 yeoo_andy_ni

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 15:37

It's not a great photo by any stretch of the imagination, but it is perfect for the theme.
It's taken in Belfast, at the new Titanic building, just beside the studios. Shows the old buildings that once were used by Harland & Wolff against the new, very much Titanic inspired Titanic building.

Data from the camera is:
ISO200
f/9.0
1/160
31mm

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  • NewBelfastAgainstOldBelfast_resize.jpg


#5 +warwagon

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 15:49

Here's Mine!

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#6 hhernan

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 16:20

Here's mine. It was taken in San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 13th, 2012.

Here's my studio's page: http://www.facebook.com/fotohh

#7 vetsanctified

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 17:28

There's a prize? :p

What if I participate with a medium format picture? Those dont have exif data.

#8 OP Steve B.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 17:36

In terms of entering with film photographs, when you go to upload it to your service of choice ensure it's been uploaded within the time frame, I don't think there is much else I can do in regards to that :p I'll just have to trust that you have taken it in that month ;)

The only prize is simply selecting the next theme, so it gives you a bit of excitement!

#9 Hum

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 17:40

Would be nice if you could vote on photos 'anonymously' -- that is, voting for the picture, without knowing who submitted it.

#10 Tal Greywolf

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 19:02

Ok, I'll bite. Mind you, I'm taking "old" and "new" in a slightly different direction here... not necessarily technology. But be amused... an "old" blackjack table, and what was then (in 1965) a "new" version of the game. (And they're still trying to make the game electronic!)

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  • Old and New.jpg


#11 AsherGZ

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 19:19

I agree with Hum. I think posting your suggestion for next month's theme with your submission will influence people's voting desicion. As in your photo's great but your theme suggestion downright sucks. Or a crap photo with a really interesting theme suggestion. Do you believe the polling would be based entirely on your contribution and not biased by your theme suggestion?

#12 pes2013

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 22:26

What sites are permitted for submission


Why cant we pick our own? Such as imageshack?

#13 OP Steve B.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:11

Why cant we pick our own? Such as imageshack?


I would normally say stuff like Imageshack is reasonable, but their terms and rights for photographers aren't exactly fantastic. Sites like Flickr have very good terms put in place for photographer's rights.

I see where you're coming from with the theme suggestion thing, I'll PM the winner after the poll closes then for a theme. That was my original idea but thought this would speed things up, bear in mind this month is the first run, so we're still getting things nailed down. ;)

#14 Andre S.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 22:00

*nvm, photo had nothing to do with theme

#15 OP Steve B.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 15:55

Hi guys, I'm afraid that every photo that has currently been entered is ineligible for entry since it does not meet the requirements as stated in the original post. Warwagon your photo has no date taken information at all.

Photos must be taken in the time frame of that theme (So in the case of March, from today (24th February) to the 24th March. Submission must be on a website that conserves EXIF data).


The point of this challenge is to get you to go out there with your cameras and get exploring! Not to root through old archives and post random photos from years gone by. ;)