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Old 02-14-2007, 05:23 PM   #101
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Old 02-14-2007, 06:40 PM   #102
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Old 02-14-2007, 06:53 PM   #103
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Wow, I really like the top 2. Did you shop the 1st one? The colors look extra vivid.
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:02 PM   #104
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:06 PM   #105
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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.
let's start with topical. I think it will give a chance for greater involvement from different people who may not know as much about photography. We should probably try to focus on topics that are available to everyone (like don't have a topic be flowers when it's too cold for much variety for most people).

Also, I wish I was still shooting b&w developing my own prints. I loved the control I had over it. What kind of film are you shooting right now?
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:41 PM   #106
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Wow, I really like the top 2. Did you shop the 1st one? The colors look extra vivid.
I took what was there and brought it out a little, but the colors were vivid at sunset so it didn't take much. You can see where I brought down the bricks in front of her a little bit.
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Old 02-14-2007, 10:31 PM   #107
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Wow, I really like the top 2. Did you shop the 1st one? The colors look extra vivid.
I took what was there and brought it out a little, but the colors were vivid at sunset so it didn't take much. You can see where I brought down the bricks in front of her a little bit.
Oh, yeah.

As to what kind of film we're shooting, the class is just 35mm. I guess we might be able to bring some other stuff in, but everybody but the TAs are using 35mm.

Anyway, would shooting "in between" be too difficult? It's very broad and you can take it to mean literally as in between two buildings, two people, etc., or you can make it a little more abstract and try to shoot in between focus, two times, two emotions, or stuff like that. What do you think?
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Old 02-14-2007, 10:40 PM   #108
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:11 AM   #109
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Wow, I really like the top 2. Did you shop the 1st one? The colors look extra vivid.
I took what was there and brought it out a little, but the colors were vivid at sunset so it didn't take much. You can see where I brought down the bricks in front of her a little bit.
Oh, yeah.

As to what kind of film we're shooting, the class is just 35mm. I guess we might be able to bring some other stuff in, but everybody but the TAs are using 35mm.

Anyway, would shooting "in between" be too difficult? It's very broad and you can take it to mean literally as in between two buildings, two people, etc., or you can make it a little more abstract and try to shoot in between focus, two times, two emotions, or stuff like that. What do you think?
"in between" seems a little too broad. I was thinking more topics like flowers, or candid photographs, or architecture, or nature, or water or something like that.

What kind of 35mm film? Is there a particular brand and ISO they are having you shoot at? Like Kodak 400ASA or anything?

Is this a highschool or college course?
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:16 AM   #110
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How about street scenes as the first topic? Everyone should be able to handle that.
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Old 02-15-2007, 12:50 PM   #111
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How about street scenes as the first topic? Everyone should be able to handle that.
I think that someone else (maybe octopi?) was going to do this. I thought the idea was to have one thread to discuss ideas and photos, and another thread for photos only. Maybe she's around now?
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:20 PM   #112
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Wow. There are some great shots in this thread.
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Old 02-15-2007, 04:25 PM   #113
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Oh yeah, we're shooting Kodak Tri-X 400ASA, or at least that's what's been recommended. I'm using some Ilford stuff that came in a box of paper right now until I can go get some more TX.

Street scenes sounds good too, but broad again. I like the idea of shooting candids though.

Onthebutton,

You mean octopi was going to start a biweekly/monthly photo thread?
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Old 02-15-2007, 04:36 PM   #114
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Macdaddy,

There was discussion of "EDGD Photography Challenge" (or something like that), that would be sort of like a photography version of the OOT Iron Chef threads. It was kind of octopi's idea, and I think she said that she'd be interested in "moderating" it, or whatever. It was kind of an amorphous idea, the details hadn't been worked out, but several people expressed interest.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:40 PM   #115
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Alright, that's cool.

Octopi,

Where you at?
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:29 PM   #116
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Sorry kids; been busy this week!

Some thoughts:

- more than once a month might be a little much? or is it not enough? I just worry about it petering out over time
- do we want voting for the 'best' picture, or just people to post and then comment on eachother's stuff?
- only one picture per topic per poster?
- size limits and uniformity
- in OOT or here in ED's forum? El Diablo said he would be supportive of it being in here, but this would ultimately depend on traffic wanted.
- run votes on subject material?
- extra challenges of shooting in a particular speed/light/camera?

I would be very happy to run it, with assistance from anyone interested (onthebutton, Macdaddywarsaw immediately spring to mind). I, personally, would love the added incentive to shoot more from something like this.
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:49 PM   #117
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I've been thinking about it some, and these are my thoughts:

-once a month might be good, at least to start. If we try it out, find it's too long or too short, we can always change as we go along.

-I like the idea of voting, it might make it a little more fun. Of course, I'm sure there will also be lots of comments about the posted photos. If we do have a contest, people should be asked to select the photo they'd like to enter, but be allowed to post more than one picture in the thread. Of course, we don't want someone posting 20 of their pictures in a thread, but I think that most people would be able to control themselves and only post the work that they're particularly proud of.

-I think By-Tor had a good idea when he suggested having one thread for pictures, and another for discussion. Keeping them separate may make it a little easier to keep up with. It would be a good idea to ask that all participants post in one size for the thread, but provide links to a full-size shot if they wish. I also think it would be a good idea to post the settings/metadata (focal length, exposure time, aperture, etc.) with the pictures as they're posted. The discussion could contain comments, Q & A about posted pics, and discussions of current/future topics.

-I think this thread would probably go better here than in OOT. Just my opinion.

-Having a contest where particular settings are limited would be interesting, but it may eliminate part of the field who don't have cameras that allow that sort of control. I'd hate to see people with more "point and shoot" type capabilities eliminated.

-I'd be happy to help out in any way possible.

Finally, the main hurdle I can foresee is getting people to follow the guidelines for posting. Everyone hates pics that stretch the screen, and will want to post full size images. If we can get people to follow the rules, post at a given size, and link to full size shots, I think the threads will be a lot more user-friendly.
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:34 PM   #118
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Hello. Please sir, puhleeeese. Hello. Hello.
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Not many people seem to like that photo, but it's amongst my favorites. The look on her face is priceless, as is Nibbles Jr.
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:21 PM   #121
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:10 PM   #122
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I've been thinking about it some, and these are my thoughts:

-once a month might be good, at least to start. If we try it out, find it's too long or too short, we can always change as we go along.

-I like the idea of voting, it might make it a little more fun. Of course, I'm sure there will also be lots of comments about the posted photos. If we do have a contest, people should be asked to select the photo they'd like to enter, but be allowed to post more than one picture in the thread. Of course, we don't want someone posting 20 of their pictures in a thread, but I think that most people would be able to control themselves and only post the work that they're particularly proud of.

-I think By-Tor had a good idea when he suggested having one thread for pictures, and another for discussion. Keeping them separate may make it a little easier to keep up with. It would be a good idea to ask that all participants post in one size for the thread, but provide links to a full-size shot if they wish. I also think it would be a good idea to post the settings/metadata (focal length, exposure time, aperture, etc.) with the pictures as they're posted. The discussion could contain comments, Q & A about posted pics, and discussions of current/future topics.

-I think this thread would probably go better here than in OOT. Just my opinion.

-Having a contest where particular settings are limited would be interesting, but it may eliminate part of the field who don't have cameras that allow that sort of control. I'd hate to see people with more "point and shoot" type capabilities eliminated.

-I'd be happy to help out in any way possible.

Finally, the main hurdle I can foresee is getting people to follow the guidelines for posting. Everyone hates pics that stretch the screen, and will want to post full size images. If we can get people to follow the rules, post at a given size, and link to full size shots, I think the threads will be a lot more user-friendly.
Sounds good. So we could have a specific topic to photograph, i.e. street scenes, portraits, nature etc each month.

It would then be good if, before we all go out and take our photos on that specific topic, some of the better photographers could post their advice on shooting that particular type of image, and others could link to photography articles etc. That way we'd all be developing (no pun intended aha!) our photography skills as well.
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By-Tor, very nice...I thought the one with the kids/flowers and the one with the gentleman reading the paper were especially good.
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