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Thread: The Photo Challenge - Topic Suggestion \ Complaints \ OMGz about the poll

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    that was actualy a wery god idea!
    creating a poll of the winners of the photochallenge the past year
    and vote the picture of the year
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    great thinking u guys, ill give the thumbs up on that one
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    the anniversary is coming closer! it's this saturday, actually. should we make this "photo of the year" thing with all the winning pictures of 2007? i lost track of the last few winners, so if someone could update the "winners of the photo challenge" thread, i would take care of the anniversary-challenge... just let me know if you're interested... happy holidays to all of you!
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    Whoa I went away for a while and then came back and there are a bunch of changes! What's the deal with 2 challenges? And then have different rules? Now that I have a camera that doesn't require disks I can actually try the challenges every now and then probably

    And what are the start/end days for the challenge now?
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    The Cgallenge has been undergoing some serious metamorphosys.... but it's back yo the old format .

    1 challenge, 1 set of rules, same day.
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    Alright then! I like it that way anyway

    So does it start on Saturday and end on Thursday? I don't quite remember...
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    RTM

    READ THE RULES!

    1. Only one picture per contestant.

    2. No previously used material. All photos must be fresh and never displayed on any gallery / thread.

    3. The winner of the last poll will set the next topic; if the same person stands as the winner two times in a row, he or she must choose another user to present the next topic

    4. Enhancements of the picture ARE allowed in terms of color management, curves, levels, etc. Adding elements in the photo / brushing / anything that diverts into photomanipulation shall not be accepted.

    5. No voting for your own picture.

    6. The challenge starts thursday, poll opens tuesday and closes thursday. the winner starts a new post on the photo forum that is named "The Photo challenge - the chosen topic".

    7. The poll shall be opened tuesday evening.

    8. In the event of a tie in the polls, the person who created the challenge casts the tie breaking vote.

    9. The winner has until 18:00/6:00 pm (GMT +2) thursday, after he or she has won to present the next topic, if the winner fails to do so. the topic will be presented by the 2nd place person on the poll

    10. Please add a title to your picture
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    is it still alowed to adjust levels and suturation in the pictures?
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    i believe so, well as far as i am aware
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    Hi,

    first of all, a question:

    the allowed level of manipulation involved with an image for the challenge is quite obscure for me. As there is no challenge B anymore (change the rules text, please. Kinda confusing...), I guess anything which can be considered darkroom work would be fine?

    things I do as of now:

    - levels
    - curves
    - soften
    - sharpen
    - gradients on new layers

    but that list might grow and with no specific rules at hand it's always a bit of guesswork where you bend and where you break the rules.

    My suggestion would be to no longer care wether or not it's actually manipulated, because as we are watching it all the digital way it's all the same to me if you only crop it or freak out on filters and collages with your image.

    A little written explanation what everyone did with their photos should be obligatory and then everything could be allowed.

    Which takes me to another much more important point:

    With the negative space challenge we did not only have a lot of entries, but also the time to discuss (and follow a discussion) about images and what to do and not to do with them in order to get a better photo.
    I would love to see all of the challenges take that direction.

    In short: I had rather have a workshop than a challenge. Like the OFDW workshops or the new fortnightly Character Concept Cafés over at CGTalk, for example.
    Two weeks of discussion, WIP posting and continuous work on your entry. We could keep the competetive character of the whole thing, of course, and do a poll at the end, but instead of people just rushing the entries in without much interaction you could have an ongoing community increasing event that would produce continuously improving photography.

    This has to do with my impression that this place could be more than just a gallery (there are better sites for that purpose only, actually) - it could be a place where learning and interaction is in focus instead of presentation. And for that you have to go and offer places and opportunities for devoted interaction other than just people posting to their presentation threads (which is fine, but a bit one-dimensional).

    That's what I think.

    How about you?

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    Mr. Mu, I read your post. It was a pleasure. It's not that often when you see people have some clean and clear thoughts about how things should be evolving around here. Of course, we also had some other organizational suggestion, like the guy who proposed to sorting the photochallenge by adjectives and nouns and such. Meeh, I wont be going into the pointless-ness (word?) of the idea.

    Changing the Challenge into a workshop sounds good but not very doable. you see, we are a very conservative of the photochallenge, arround here, it's becoming kinda vintage. There has been a lot of experimenting with it, had more challenges at once and so one, and it seems tha we almost found a stable version.
    However, your idea sounds really good, it would be such a waste to drop it, so here is my proposal: I'd like you to start a Workshop Thread. You chose the topic. My best idea for a subject would be BW Photography (maybe portraits?). I dunno, just a thought, considering the fact that i so love your BW works so far. Aaaaanywayz, you make the choice.

    Just start a new thread, with the name The Photography Workshop: Topic. It will be my pleasure to sticky it for 2 weeks and then un-sticky it. As the workshop begins I'll contact the other mods and we'll discus it and how it can improve.

    Wha'cha think? You up to the challenge?
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    Gab, that sounds like a Photo Challenge with a topic of Mr Mu ;D

    EDIT: I forgot to say, this workshop on a given topic sounds excellent, although it would be nice to have a slightly longer period. To ensure that comments/crits are given, could we possibly have a 'always comment on the one above you' rule, as well as any other ones you wish to? That would ensure the workshop function works, as opposed to just being a showcase.
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    I like the workshop idea in addition to the Challenges. Right now, I'm leaning more in the direction of film (especially since I dont have a digi cam) and it's hard to have to take a picture and get my film developed in 10 days or less; unless someone wants to give me a couple hundred bux, lol.

    I also like the idea of explaining what you did to the photos for the Challenges. I think that would make it easier to vote without regret of voting for, essentially, a photomanipulation. You can do amazing things in a traditional darkroom, but at some point it turns into photomanipulating and not just processing and printing a normal photo.
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