Can we get an update for new people, is it to late to get in on the ground floor of this? Frankly, it's a little hard to follow the dates involved, I've not seen any dates.
Are there qualifiers going all the time until a certain date, so you can get in no matter what time you come up until a certain date, you are just in different qualifying rounds?
Maybe I am to easily confused... lol
Pickled Photons wrote:
I have a simple questions. I read the thread on how to post photos for the LPS challenge (and I think I can understand the thread).
The question that I have is, the rules say maximum file size is 150kb and the longest dimension is 800 pixel. So does this mean, one has to crop the photo to this dimension and save the file so as it is not bigger than 150kb and then post for the LPS challenge OR just upload the original file to a gallery and linked it using the method described in the thread and the file size and dimension woul automatically be correct?
If you use smugmug, upload whatever size you want and simply link L image.
If not - yes, you'd have to resize (not crop!) your image to the said specs.
In this case I'd also recommend downsampling to 72 dpi and set quality to 8 or 6 (in PS terms) to help with the file size and to prevent possible unauthoraized usage by those going to feast their eyes on the contest winners for the ages to come:-)
Quicky question regarding the above rules...
If you are hosted on your own server, do you still have to compress to under 150K (in other words, I won't submit as an attachment)?
Possible to get a little more than 800 pixels across for a pano?
You ever try promoting anything?
You have 3 seconds to capture your audience. You can't read the following in 3 seconds:
4 public choice awards get w, x, y, z
the winner winner gets A
the runners up get B
...you get the idea. You have to come HERE to read the fine print, and that is exactly the point! When you enter bike or running races, the pots are always advertised this way "total purse" or "total pot". There's nothing deceiving about it, we just have to be to the point.
It mentions prizes in two separate places which are attached to the different rounds, so it looks like the semi-finalists get "Cash Prizes" and the grand finale gets "$25,000 Total Prizes." $25K is even inside the same circle as the words "Grand Finale" and "You?" which is where I think the confusion lies.
Guys, this is important: Don't waste the moderator's time with PMs about things that are clearly in the rules.
Photos must be submitted by the deadline.
Photos must be 800px on the long side or less.
Photos must have exif.
It's pretty clear. You all can use a camera, and the internet. Please read, understand, and follow our simple rules.
If you don't or can't - then the photo will be disqualified. We don't have time to PM you, ask you to change something. The folks running the challenge do NOT get paid for this effort. They do it for the love of photography and Dgrin. They DO NOT have a chance at $27,000 prize pot, although they could easily choose to compete by giving up the pleasure of working in the challenge.
So, give them a break, eh guys?
The way Doctorit explained it in the post is really workable!
Let me give you my take on what Andy is trying to say:
"hey, we (mods/admins) are holding out a carrot, you guys need to work for it a little bit."
It's a mighty big carrot too! Uhhhm, perhaps I should rephrase.
Seriously, the prizes are substantial so you have to rise to the challenge. Uhhhm, what I mean is, if you were submitting work to a paying client, or uploading to their website at their specs, would you act differently, more carefully? I'm writing in general about the issues Andy addressed, not specific technical difficulties. That said, as a new Dgrinner I did have to do some work to figure out the EXIF link but found all I needed in the Dgrin Forum Support.
push yourselves folks! sure, it's about art, but it's not poetry, it's photography!
And here is finally what I was trying to get to: Could you make the title optional? If it is purely for identification purposes, wouldn't the username be just as efficient for that purpose.
I could swear that I had a post here. Bloody technology. Posted double, deleted one, now they both are gone.
Anyway, I agree that it can’t be bad to be able to title proper. I'll get practising.
Any chance there is a button I can snag for my blog?
It would be nice in the LPS Finalists gallery to include with each photo:
...I've never considered composite photos to be a photograph but more of an artistic expression, by combing multiple photos to convey a message and I don't think they should be allowed in this contest....
Part of photography is being in the right place at the right time.
I've never considered composite photos to be a photograph but more of an artistic expression, by combing multiple photos to convey a message and I don't think they should be allowed in this contest.
At some point a photography that has been Photoshopped eventually falls into this realm, but defining this line would be difficult.