Ok I got it.... my intent was not to start WWIII
Ok I got it.... my intent was not to start WWIII but to just ask if there was a possiblity of splitting the challenges into 2 separate categories. My use of the word "real" was not meant to offend the digital artists in this community. I expressly said that I felt intimidated by their superior abilities, there is no put down there so for those who took offense and basically made me feel like s**t for the wrong wording I am truly sorry. My intent is never to offend anyone. I am not that person. As for photography I am always trying to challenge myself and I have quite a knowledge base of photoshop and could quite possibly make photos look like the ones I have seen but I find that I get better in my photography skills by challenging myself to get it right in the camera then doing a bit of tweaking. And I know there was a challenge such as this that I didn't participate in. With this all being said, maybe I am just not meant to be here..... going off to sulk now.....
There is every kind of style and type of photograph in these challenges. What do you mean by "real"? do you have any idea how offensive that is to say? you need to open your mind and understand the biggest most point in these challenges IMO:
if your a portrait photographer dont enter a portrait.
do something you never did before....
use a technique you never used before....
if you dont think your work stands up against somebody elses work then your in the right place, use it. and learn from it.
but IMO, if your not doing it for your own love of photography and to get better then your not going to have fun here...
many many many many many of us "fail" each round here in the DSS's, but if you ask any of us individually if we "failed" I doubt anyone would say it was a failure... heck some of my favorite images ive ever done didnt even make the first cut in a dss round!....
hope this helped somewhat...
Either Kerry is delegating or she must have found some time to update this gallery.
I wish I had someone to delegate to! I hunkered down this weekend and updated everything. Hopefully it will never lag that far behind again. Sorry it took so long!
I'm a PP addict, and even I think there's such a thing as too much PP (but not on my images, oh no!). I'm still trying to think of other ways beyond the SOOC and B&W challenges to be able to encourage this kind of "low-tech" processing in a round or two, but I haven't solved it yet. SOOC and B&W will stick around, but I'd love to have a third option to throw into the mix. Ideas on this front are encouraged!
"one photo, multiple exposures allowed, but no composites"
Did I read it right, 1st place gets a year pro account and $100 print credit?
... I am, however, looking for more ways to incorporate "the basics" into a few themed rounds, like the SOOC and B&W themes. This way, both camps get their fill and continue learning. Specific ideas along this line would be very helpful in my brainstorming.
Absolutely fantastic "Mantra", mind if I borrow it ?????
Hm, a sort of "plastic fantastic" round, sans Holgas, Lomo, and Dianas, eh?
Hm, a sort of "plastic fantastic" round, sans Holgas, Lomo, and Dianas, eh? Couldn't do disposable cameras because film = no EXIF verification, but something equivalent with P&S and cell phones could work.
Would a DIY lens qualify?
As long as it's attached to something digital that records EXIF, why not?
I was thinking about printing one of these. Should be easily lo-fi enough <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/lol3.gif" border="0" alt="" >
just dont screw this part up
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That's the easy part. Manufacture however will have to involve friends working with lithography...
The detail gets a wee bit small...
Never entered a challenge before, so downloaded a pic with a "window" in it for challenge 43 "Windows and doors". It was in the challenge gallery yesterday, double checked after loading, but not there today.
The image uploaded fine, but it was disqualified because it had no EXIF information: http://www.dgrin.com/showpost.php?p=1322612&postcount=32
I imagine if you downloaded it from somewhere and reuploaded it to the entry gallery here, the EXIF may have been stripped in the process. It's best to double-check the EXIF made it after uploading to the entry gallery, which you can do by rolling over the image until you see the pop-out window appear. Near the bottom of that pop-out is a blue button with "Photo Info" above it. Click on that to ensure your EXIF is all there in the future.