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#1 ArcticRift

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 13:10

Sorry added the Crazy to get some attention to the topic ;)

 

Have to admit it has been a good start having the Neowin Photography contest!

 

If you haven't entered, have a look now. 

 

I would like to know if people are interested in coming up with ideas to challenge people to take better photographs....

 

Had a fun shoot this weekend with a friend: http://www.creatogra...raat-challenge/

 

How bout we have a random selection of people who take part on the forum....

 

So get 10 names, select them by random, and nominate a topic for the weekend's shoot.

 

So Monday Pic a Topic... post by the next Sunday evening latest, on the forum or your site... and the following Monday the next person gives us a topic.

 

The competition is  Great... but feels like it moves so slowly..

 

This is a much faster way for the Photographically inclined to challenge each other  or give tips on images....

 

What do you guys think?




#2 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 13:32

Ok so the theme for this week would be crazy?

 

I dunno man the monthly competition barely moves :p



#3 OP ArcticRift

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 13:58

Is because it moves to slowly maybe.... I shoot the one weekend, and want something new the next weekend :)

 

Also something simple could work...

 

Like... this weekend... a Sports/Cultural or Group even...

 

The next week... a treet in your town...

 

The next weekend...transport ( Trains, plains, automobiles? )

 

just saying Crazy, or hope, or that time of the month... HUH?

 

Keep it simple... and learn :)



#4 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 14:36

Is because it moves to slowly maybe.... I shoot the one weekend, and want something new the next weekend :)

 

Also something simple could work...

 

Like... this weekend... a Sports/Cultural or Group even...

 

The next week... a treet in your town...

 

The next weekend...transport ( Trains, plains, automobiles? )

 

just saying Crazy, or hope, or that time of the month... HUH?

 

Keep it simple... and learn :)

OK

 

I see..

your.. 

point..

why do you

keep replying...

like this? :laugh: :devil:



#5 OP ArcticRift

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:34

:s

 

HUH? Confusion...

 

:laugh:  and then  :devil: ?

 

How bout... a day out at your favourite weekend spot? People always take photos when they are out and about...

 

http://www.creatogra...out-in-the-sun/

 

What do you think?

 

The above is an example of an awesome day out in the sun :) With friends...

 

Anyone interested, other then Mr Draconian Guppy

 

Take some pictures this weekend... of where you are :) 

 

And share on Monday, and ask... how dit you get that blur, or how did you get that to focus, or WOW that is low light, how did it come out like that :)

 

?



#6 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 13:29

you

 

keep

 

writing

 

 

like

 

this : :p

 

 

Also pretty nice photos man!



#7 Skiver

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 14:08

I'm happy to look for more reasons to get my camera out! I haven't progressed much since I have gotten it (in my eyes) because I rarely look for reasons to use it. I don't think I have an eye for things to be producing images from those links but maybe this would help move things on.

 

I'm working pretty much all weekend so chances of me doing anything then are slim to none, I could try and capture some images from the work but I fear I would end up thinking too much about photo's and not enough about getting the work done!



#8 OP ArcticRift

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:54

That is so funny! I will try writing differently then. Is this a little better? Now all my words are just one long thingy, in stead of a lot of little ideas :) We can make it even more simple per week, and start with just the topic - my photos this week. I will comment, and ask everyone else to give constructive criticism. Growing is the point, hints, tips, ideas, topics, ways to broaden the way that us noob photographers can go from camera owners to camera owners with nice photos :) To everyone a good weekend! 



#9 Dmitry G

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 14:48

Sounds pretty good, I want to try and use my camera as often as possible. Weekly contest or a weekly photo critique? Like this perhaps? http://photo.tutsplu...o-critique-203/



#10 OP ArcticRift

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:52

Well.... week 1... and I had to go take a few photos at a public even. I only have 1 lens ( Canon 50mm f1.4) - on a Canon 7D... so great gear... but in a small hall it is very limited... Got a few nice shots outside though.

 

I shot full manual, so had to watch my exposure and light. 

 

Any one else get a chance to go out and get your shutter snapping?

 

http://www.creatogra...son-in-culture/

 

Above is the link to my images. It was a local "skout" group ( called Voortrekkers where I come from :) ) getting some cultural dancing lessons.

 

Let me know what you think, or if you want any hints, tips, or ideas.

 

 

Next week :) Go walk around a 2 KM radius of where you live, or you can keep it closer. And take some shots... make every day simple things, awesome  and share...



#11 arachnoid

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 11:02

Nice images I like your style :D

Your next mission should you wish to take it Mr Phelps is to think old school and how the fixed lens limited what the operator could capture.



#12 OP ArcticRift

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 14:12

Nice images I like your style :D

Your next mission should you wish to take it Mr Phelps is to think old school and how the fixed lens limited what the operator could capture.

 

This is why, when I had a little dosh, I went for the 50mm... and stuck with a prime, rather than a Kit lens with a little range... Primes are the best lens, for quick focus, great aperture range, and that, in your face shots that 35mm or 50mm will give you.

 

You have to be there and people will know it :)

 

If you live in a busy city, than even a good angle on someone standing on the street, waiting for a bus... could be an awesome shot.

 

Cup of tea... simple.... or simply awesome ;)

 

http://www.creatogra...07/IMG_1618.jpg

 

Any one else get out there this weekend, or getting out there this week?



#13 Skiver

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 16:16

I got out during the week and had a few shots, no website so i'll just post the direct links to the images..

 

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#14 c.grz

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 20:03

Well.... week 1... and I had to go take a few photos at a public even. I only have 1 lens ( Canon 50mm f1.4) - on a Canon 7D... so great gear... but in a small hall it is very limited... Got a few nice shots outside though.

 

I shot full manual, so had to watch my exposure and light. 

 

Any one else get a chance to go out and get your shutter snapping?

 

http://www.creatogra...son-in-culture/

 

Above is the link to my images. It was a local "skout" group ( called Voortrekkers where I come from :) ) getting some cultural dancing lessons.

 

Let me know what you think, or if you want any hints, tips, or ideas.

 

 

Next week :) Go walk around a 2 KM radius of where you live, or you can keep it closer. And take some shots... make every day simple things, awesome  and share...

2KM? I'm American...I don't understand!!!!!!!  :rofl:

 

In all seriousness.  From the pictures you took I assume you were from Europe, never would of imagined South Africa.  Goes to show how much us Americans know!



#15 arachnoid

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 21:01

You might play with lens filters though this has been eclipsed by the use of photoshop its still a good way of enhancing images.

Ive put some local images in the other thread from today http://www.neowin.ne...on-2013/page-25