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Old 02-10-2007, 08:46 PM   #76
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Re: The Photography Thread

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if somebody makes a challenge thread, maybe there should be separate threads for pictures and discussion.

Discussion thread could be limited it talk, links and thumbnails. The picture thread could contain pictures of any size with a reminder of the javascript someone posted a while back to resize to the width of your choice.


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javascript:maxwidth=640;pi=document.getElementsByT agName("img");for(var%20i=0;i<=pi.length;i++){v ar%20aspectratio=(pi.item(i).height/pi.item(i).width);if(pi.item(i).width>maxwidth) {pi.item(i).width=maxwidth;pi.item(i).height=aspec tratio*maxwidth;}}
(create a bookmark with this as the location. modify 'maxwidth' value)


Either monthly, or just two huge running threads would be best imo.
I think one thread could contain both the contest/challenge idea plus the discussion. It will have the subject/topic requirement and the due date for submissions. It should be locked until the contest due date has come about. All submissions should be kept to another separate thread of just photos (limited to maybe 3 submissions per person).

Discussion should commence in the initial challenge thread which will be unlocked once the contest is closed and should only contain links or thumbnails to discussed submissions.

I think having winners would be a great idea, but we would need several non-partial judges for it to work. FWIW, I don't think having winners is necessary; this would just server as great motivation and purpose to get out and shoot lots of photos.

Also, I think that all submissions should be recently shot photos, not any past work.

I'm looking forward to this if it gets going
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Old 02-10-2007, 08:59 PM   #77
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Re: The Photography Thread

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ReDeYES: This looks a lot like Greece, I visited the Aegean area a few years back and this brings those memories back.

Totally off?
well...not TOTALLY off....i think you have the right continent...

the two of the village and the one of the cemetery were taken in Cinque Terre...northern italian coast.
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:01 PM   #78
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I think one thread could contain both the contest/challenge idea plus the discussion. It will have the subject/topic requirement and the due date for submissions. It should be locked until the contest due date has come about. All submissions should be kept to another separate thread of just photos (limited to maybe 3 submissions per person).

Discussion should commence in the initial challenge thread which will be unlocked once the contest is closed and should only contain links or thumbnails to discussed submissions.

I think having winners would be a great idea, but we would need several non-partial judges for it to work. FWIW, I don't think having winners is necessary; this would just server as great motivation and purpose to get out and shoot lots of photos.

Also, I think that all submissions should be recently shot photos, not any past work.

I'm looking forward to this if it gets going
i might be able to get into this, (within the limitations of my equipment). I agree that there doesn't really need to be a judging.....just post what ya shot.
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:45 PM   #79
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ReDeYES: This looks a lot like Greece, I visited the Aegean area a few years back and this brings those memories back.

Totally off?
well...not TOTALLY off....i think you have the right continent...

the two of the village and the one of the cemetery were taken in Cinque Terre...northern italian coast.
Hey, I was close!

One peninsula away.
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:51 PM   #80
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Re: The Photography Thread

I'm not too brilliant at photography, though it's one of the things i'd like to be really good at. The other day i took this as it was eating a crumb on my desk.



My dad used to be a proffesional photographer and i always keep meaning to get him to teach me. If i can work out a good way of doing it, i'll try put some of his photos up here so i have something nice to contribute.

I also think the idea of a monthly photo contest thing is awesome, i'd be down.

One more thing: I'm a big fan of press photography as its often the most powerful. If anyone's interested, the World Press Photo site contains the best from around the world. Check out the various winners galleries.
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:16 PM   #81
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Re: The Photography Thread

Hey By-Tor,

That code is great, but now the thread is stretched out because of it.

Can a mod edit BT and Freakin's posts so that there are some line breaks?
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Old 02-11-2007, 03:36 AM   #82
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this thread is incredible.

im going to be doing a lot of traveling next year and this thread has inspired me to take some lessons and buy a nice camera to capture all the incredible things im sure to see.

thanks to all who've posted.
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Old 02-11-2007, 03:57 AM   #83
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:13 AM   #84
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iStrong,

You may want to consider cropping your pictures a little.

I don't know a lot about photography, but all of these pictures are showing the ground leading up to your object, which, IMO is taking away from teh main subject.

I like the composition of the 2nd picture

Were these in Hawaii?
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:29 AM   #85
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You may want to consider cropping your pictures a little.

I don't know a lot about photography, but all of these pictures are showing the ground leading up to your object, which, IMO is taking away from teh main subject.

I like the composition of the 2nd picture

Were these in Hawaii?
Thanks for the advice. I haven't got around to work the pics; these are the raw ones (horizon on first pic not straight, cropping etc). Second one is my favourite as well. Location: Dominica Republic (Playa Grande)
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:44 AM   #86
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Budapest
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:06 AM   #87
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Fantastic shot iStrong!
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Old 02-11-2007, 06:16 AM   #88
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Posted this before- taken from Mandalay Bay at Sunrise


This is Graceland- The King's pool room:
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:09 PM   #89
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ReDeYES: This looks a lot like Greece, I visited the Aegean area a few years back and this brings those memories back.

Totally off?
well...not TOTALLY off....i think you have the right continent...

the two of the village and the one of the cemetery were taken in Cinque Terre...northern italian coast.
Vernazza! I can see my hotel room in your shot! I've got some "good for me" shots from various inter-town hikes that I might get around to posting sometime.

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Old 02-11-2007, 01:46 PM   #90
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A few that aren't too boring I hope. I have tons of landscape photos but I find them really dull without context.









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Old 02-11-2007, 02:10 PM   #91
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this thread is incredible.

im going to be doing a lot of traveling next year and this thread has inspired me to take some lessons and buy a nice camera to capture all the incredible things im sure to see.

thanks to all who've posted.
bigt:
two bits of advice,
1. digital is obv the way to go, and take multiple pics of the same shot, tweaking the settings a bit up and down to adjust for the light. (yeah, i know, this is pretty standard photo stuff).

2. more importantly, be sure you have the means to store all of the pics. take them at a fairly high res so that you have the freedom to manipulate or print them later.

Spouse and I were able to take a small notepad computer on our trip and we ended up with over 3k pics. much more freedom than just having a couple of storage cards and making the decision to save or delete a pic based solely on the way it looks on the camera's tiny screen.
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ReDeYES: This looks a lot like Greece, I visited the Aegean area a few years back and this brings those memories back.

Totally off?
well...not TOTALLY off....i think you have the right continent...

the two of the village and the one of the cemetery were taken in Cinque Terre...northern italian coast.
Vernazza! I can see my hotel room in your shot! I've got some "good for me" shots from various inter-town hikes that I might get around to posting sometime.

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Cit,

Spouse and I stayed in Monteroso old town. Awesome place the 5T. We're ready to go back. Look forward to seeing your pics and wondering if we have ant duplicate shots of the same places.
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Old 02-11-2007, 02:54 PM   #93
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"shot with light from a sayulita sunset"
this photo is froggin amazing.
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:24 PM   #94
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"shot with light from a sayulita sunset"
this photo is froggin amazing.
thanks, i appreciate the feedback. i took about 60 pictures until the sun had disappeared... i'll try to find another one or two good ones from the series to post.
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My 2c for all those interested in how to make strong, appealing photos a.k.a. COMPOSITION
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Old 02-11-2007, 06:16 PM   #96
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some pretty talented people here
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Old 02-11-2007, 06:33 PM   #97
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Picture of the wedding party at my friends wedding in Las Vegas, originally in color.



I ran around the bus as the boys came into view of the crowd waiting in front of the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel on the north strip. All of them have beers. My brother is the tall one, third from the left. The groom is in the background, only one with a black shirt.
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:45 PM   #98
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I really like that picture... maybe it's the 50 times I've watched reservoir dogs...

It's a great candid
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:15 PM   #99
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will someone responsible get a contest of some kind going for this month?
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Old 02-14-2007, 05:20 PM   #100
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Hey, I'm in a Black and White photography class, but if you guys want I can suggest some ideas for contests and I wouldn't have a problem running it. Unfortunately, all my pictures right now are being taken on film and I have to develop them myselves (although I have a grasp on how to develop film, we haven't printed anything yet).

I think bi-weekly would be best, but it's up to you. Once we start developing prints, I'll upload some of my stuff.

My suggestions would end up being more along the lines of becoming focused on various aspects of photography. Light, perspective, depth of field, etc, although I'm sure I could come up with more topical things like shooting animals, shooting people, etc. Or...um...we have an assignment for a month from now is to take a self-portrait of your sexuality as seen from the opposite sex. I might skip over that one.

Anyway, let me know. I would need thread-starting powers in this thread to start a contest, though.
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