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Old 06-30-2008, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default July Photo Contest!!

Theres nothing on here yet like this so I figured i'd go ahead and throw one up... I took the layout for this contest from a local forum im on so here goes!!

PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR PICTURE ON HERE. PM THEM TO ME AND I'LL POST THEM UNDER A CONTESTANT NUMBER!

Here are the rules! Don't like them... then go hide in a corner and try to deal with the pain.

1. Please DO NOT post pictures in this thread. PM it to me and I'll post it under an anonymous Contestant #, to prevent favoring or haters.
2. The first 10 contestants to PM me will be accepted as the competitors.
3. Winner will choose what the theme is the following contest!
4. The picture MUST BE SHOT BY YOU!

Contest is open too anyone out there who can point and shoot a camera.


The theme is: CANDID

Candid photography is photography that focuses on spontaneity rather than technique, on the immersion of a camera within events rather than focusing on setting up a staged situation or on preparing a lengthy camera setup.

Candid photography is best described as un-posed and unplanned, immediate and unobtrusive. This is in contrast to classic photography, which includes aspects such as carefully staged portrait photography, landscape photography or object photography. Candid photography catches moments of life from immersion in it.

Candid photography is opposite to the stalking involved in animal photography, sports photography or photographic journalistic intrusion, which all have a focus on getting distant objects photographed, e.g. by using telephoto lenses. Candid photography's setup includes a photographer who is there with the "subjects" to be photographed, close, and not hidden. People photographed on candid shots either ignore or accept the close presence of the photographer's camera without posing.

The events documented are often private, they involve people in close relation to something they do, or they involve people's relation to each other. Candids are the kinds of pictures taken at children's birthday parties and on Christmas morning, opening the presents; the pictures a wedding photographer takes at the reception, of people dancing, eating, and socializing with other guests


Contest begins now and will continue through 11:59PM 7/15/2008. Voting will start shortly after this thread is closed. GET OUT THERE AND HAVE FUN!

ALSO: No borders or tags that will give you away
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:27 PM   #2
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-- How many entries per person?

-- Do the pics have to be shot in the corresponding month of the challenge?

Cheers,

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Old 07-03-2008, 03:39 PM   #3
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-- How many entries per person?

-- Do the pics have to be shot in the corresponding month of the challenge?

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One Entry per person

No they dont

I will drag this on longer if people need more time...

COME ON PEOPLE!!!
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:35 PM   #4
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Shoot, i'm leaving for 2 weeks tomorrow, and the shot I want to submit is on a computer at work and not here...oh well, another time I guess...

Good luck to everyone.

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Old 07-04-2008, 01:14 PM   #5
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I have two entries so far!! get them in!!
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:28 PM   #6
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Dang it! I'm not a candid photographer.

Better start becoming one now! So if they are looking head-on, it's not a candid?
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:40 PM   #7
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I've been looking through some of my photos and debating hard on this one.

I have one from a while back that I never processed that I think I'm going to have to go with. There's a story behind it that I'll share after this is all said and done.
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Old 07-05-2008, 01:32 PM   #8
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Changed my mind on what I'm going to submit lol



I stickied this too. I figure we can keep the current contest thread stickied if that's ok with everyone else.
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:39 PM   #9
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Sounds good!! I have no problem keeping this going as long as there is interest in it!!

I have mine ready as well... it was a hard decision between about 5-6 but I think i figured it out
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I have mine ready as well... it was a hard decision between about 5-6 but I think i figured it out
I thought that the deadline is the 15th? I'm trying figure out which one to submit. Can you provide some examples of which you think are good candids? This is such a broad topic ranging from snapshots to street photography
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I thought that the deadline is the 15th? I'm trying figure out which one to submit. Can you provide some examples of which you think are good candids? This is such a broad topic ranging from snapshots to street photography
exactly the point
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street photos, parks, get togethers, basically places living people, animals, crowds, ect arent REALLY paying attention
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:41 PM   #13
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I thought that the deadline is the 15th? I'm trying figure out which one to submit. Can you provide some examples of which you think are good candids? This is such a broad topic ranging from snapshots to street photography
the deadline is the 15th... i was speaking of my OWN pictures to submit, lol
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street photos, parks, get togethers, basically places living people, animals, crowds, ect arent REALLY paying attention
Not sure if this contradicts your earlier definition of it: I don't think street pics, parks and crowds fit into that definition I'm shooting myself in the foot with this, as street photography is my favourite genre!
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Candid photography is opposite to the stalking involved in animal photography, sports photography or photographic journalistic intrusion, which all have a focus on getting distant objects photographed, e.g. by using telephoto lenses. Candid photography's setup includes a photographer who is there with the "subjects" to be photographed, close, and not hidden. People photographed on candid shots either ignore or accept the close presence of the photographer's camera without posing.

The events documented are often private, they involve people in close relation to something they do, or they involve people's relation to each other. Candids are the kinds of pictures taken at children's birthday parties and on Christmas morning, opening the presents; the pictures a wedding photographer takes at the reception, of people dancing, eating, and socializing with other guests.

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Old 07-06-2008, 09:10 AM   #15
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Not sure if this contradicts your earlier definition of it: I don't think street pics, parks and crowds fit into that definition I'm shooting myself in the foot with this, as street photography is my favourite genre!
By crowd i guess that doesnt cover it, however basically anywhere you can get your own close shot of people who are ignoring your presense is essentially a candid photo
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