A Photo Competition?

Jim

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If you are like me you will enjoy photography whilst on your camping travels. Motorhomefacts run a successful competition that gets quite a few entries and is very popular.

Shall we have one here next year?
 
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A great idea Jim apart from two minor points......

1) I am crap at photography

2) I never get the time to go on any Motorhome travels

:ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
 
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I was thinking of appointing a panel of around 6, who would choose say 20 or 40 "finalists/photos" and then just have the members vote on those. It would be simpler this way. and rather than a round a month we could just have a competition twice a year.

I didn't look at the competion on motorhomefacts this year, but I thought last year there were just too many entries, and wading through them all was difficult, which meant the first 20 got votes but the others didn't as I lost interest whilst using a slow Welsh narrowband connection.

What do you guys think? Artona is here, he runs the Competition on motorhomefacts, what you you think Stewart?
 

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Jim said

I was thinking of appointing a panel of around 6, who would choose say 20 or 40 "finalists/photos" and then just have the members vote on those. It would be simpler this way. and rather than a round a month we could just have a competition twice a year.
That sounds good to me Jim ::bigsmile:
 

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Great idea I'll definately take part I'm crap at photography but love it and am thinking about doing a night school course at the local college.

I bought a new Nikon SLR for our Thailand trip and the quality is fantastic just need a decent eye in the driving seat now.
 

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I know its been done on the other side but it might be a good idea to hold a photogaphic meet. Perhaps one of the more experienced photographers among us could instruct all of us budding David Baileys into the correct usage of our cameras.
 

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I know its been done on the other side but it might be a good idea to hold a photogaphic meet. Perhaps one of the more experienced photographers among us could instruct all of us budding David Baileys into the correct usage of our cameras.
I'm up for that if we can get the carers in for mum. I need all the help I can get!!!

:ROFLMAO:
 

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I would be intrested in giving it a go. Never tried on facts but it all seemed very serious on there and not for an amature like me.

Richard...
 

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This is the standard of my photography and wondered could I join the group?








PS:- I have more samples:winky::thumb::roflmto::ROFLMAO:
 
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I know its been done on the other side but it might be a good idea to hold a photogaphic meet. Perhaps one of the more experienced photographers among us could instruct all of us budding David Baileys into the correct usage of our cameras.
Great idea Brisey. The meet you talk about though was very much biassed towards the use of Photo Shop software and took up most of the time. Myself and another member left during that part because we were bored with it and started fixing a few problems with his MH :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
I would certainly be up for a photographic meet "providing" the main topic was camera use and how to take a picture, I am not big on software photography ::bigsmile: Maybe Dave 656 could be roped in, he is a fantastic photographer, with lots of experience too.......

Keith
 

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I would certainly be up for a photographic meet "providing" the main topic was camera use and how to take a picture.

My thoughts exactly Keith, great minds think alike:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

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I wont go if theres anything this pornographic photography going on:winky::Blush:










At least that what my misses say's:winky:::bigsmile:
 

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Hi Jim

I have run two competitions now on MHF as you say. I have also run many others outside the realm of motorhoming.

The problem I can see with a motorhome forum is that there are so many members with such varied tastes.

Kands has already mentioned the photo rally I ran. It was a very successful weekend and created many threads of interest afterwards. Kands is 100% right when he says it leaned heavily towards photoshop. This was for two reasons 1) the majority asked for it and for me, these days photography is all about photo manipulation aka photoshop.

This diversity leads me to one of the main problems with comps - you will have one camp saying Thats not a photograph, its a photoshop :ROFLMAO: and the other happily photoshopping everything.

You will then have many varied photographs ranging from maybe a picture of an animal to a stunning landscape - how do you judge one picture against the other. People get very serious about their photography. You will also have members like Laurie with her digital hasselblad and network of macs and then another member with a camera from the biggest manufacturer of cameras in the world - nokia.

Lots to think about :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:oh and is the comp for the best photographer or the best photograph

Hope the above helps


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Maybe there could be different catagories say..
  • Landscapes
  • Animals
  • People
  • Fun, if people are willing to share their cockups, finger in the shot, heads chopped off etc.
Then from the winners of those an overall winner.

It would also be nice to have a junior section.
 

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I still like Jim's idea. I also think the photograph should be judged not the photographer. I like many others look at a photo and think that's fantastic the photographer is often not known. How can you judge a photographer from the few photos posted on a web site? I have been lucky enough to get some great photos (in my opinion) over the years but this is a few from the many, it doesn't make me a great photographer.

In conclusion remember KISS

Keep
It
Simple
Stupid

::bigsmile::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

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In conclusion remember KISS

Keep
It
Simple
Stupid

::bigsmile::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Now I like this:winky::roflmto::roflmto:

I love our cameras although know very little about them.

My screen saver from webshots at the moment has pictures on it that are almost like 3D and superb.

So all my silliness aside a meet would be a good idea.
 

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<SNIP>
"I also think the photograph should be judged not the photographer."
<SNIP>

I totally agree, and suggest that all entries should be posted to a specific email address, where uopn the photo is given a number to hide the identity of the photographer. Then All the entries posted onto a webpage and judged.

That's my 2p worth

I'll be joining the competition too. Any idea's on the date of comp
 

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I'm keen on the idea of the photo meet AND the competition. Now, how do I connect my box Brownie to t'internet?: Or do I have to feed the film through the floppy disk drive?:roflmto:

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I was thinking of appointing a panel of around 6, who would choose say 20 or 40 "finalists/photos" and then just have the members vote on those. It would be simpler this way. and rather than a round a month we could just have a competition twice a year.

I didn't look at the competion on motorhomefacts this year, but I thought last year there were just too many entries, and wading through them all was difficult, which meant the first 20 got votes but the others didn't as I lost interest whilst using a slow Welsh narrowband connection.

What do you guys think? Artona is here, he runs the Competition on motorhomefacts, what you you think Stewart?

Good idea Jim and we could also limit the number of photos/person to 5 or something, on the other side some people entered far too many photos.

Ralph
 

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How about the 4 categories

People
animals/pets
landscapes
fun

One photo per person per category.
I feel members would then post what they feel is their best photo in each category and the members could vote for what they feel is the best photo in each case? ::bigsmile:
 

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How about mistakes as well like the many pictures of my feet i have:winky::roflmto::Blush::Blush:


Sorry for being a bit lighthearted but it's true:Doh::RollEyes::ROFLMAO:
 
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