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Photography contest? Answered

Ermm I've noticed a real nuisance with the photography contest, so far the majority of what I've seen is 'how to take a professional photo' the problem is everyone's suddenly become a professional photographer overnight... I don't mean to offend those that are by the way... My big gripe is the fact that there's not as much variation on these, like the pocket contest varied far and wide but everyone has seemingly made the same instructable... On the upside there will no longer be any really bad photos about the place. I just want to see some more variations...

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

13 years ago

This is a judged contest so we'll be rewarding Instructables that go beyond buying a digital camera and going outside to shoot photos.

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Bran
Bran

Reply 13 years ago

The way I read the rules was that the judging is based on photo experts from Photojojo and votes. How does that work out? Are only the top-voted Instructables considered?

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

It was more the fact that they all had the same subject, most of them have decent tips... I think that the contest will be very dull otherwise, I'm working on a couple of entries including setting up your own darkroom but it's fairly overrun with the same thing...

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 13 years ago

Again, it's only been a few days and even if someone did the same topic, there's plenty of room for improvement.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

yep, some how I see cameron's doing well..

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

Aww, you spoil everything. I was going to write up one entitled:

Three easy tips on how to make a great photograph using what you have for amazing shots at least halfway decent, as well as panaroma, and some basic techniques for adding what you want to them.

:-)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

tis the kid(der) in me ;-)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

and you're like, you're like...all grown up n stuff huh, huh ? LOL BTW: I wasn't sure if you noticed, but my proposed "title" of the instructable I was not going to write, was pulled from many of those already posted ;-)

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

I did that's why I've been calling you a child... Eh we probably had this conversation before, I am incredibly childish, so much so that I find the need to have a selection of jet engines on my desk, however that makes me calling people childish very amusing for me.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

I see. Well, my "desk collection" ranges from 30-06 shell casings to McDonald's toys, so I have a broader spectrum I suppose LOL

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

Oddly I have a mcdonalds toy a kinder egg toy and a raping clockwork robot, along with cans of lighter fuel, beer and for some completely unknown reson a single anti-bac wipe, hung on a bottle of vodka... Oooooh and gum from italy and three types of polo mints I'm having too much fun writing about my desk...

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Gunk on Floor
Gunk on Floor

13 years ago

It's really hard not to re-do the same topic over and over. Taking photos is an art, and like art, it's kinda hard to teach. After reading this, I realize that my instructable is kinda just like everyone else's that have been posted into the contest. I know absolutely nothing about cameras and all of the terms and phrases that go with taking photos, but I know how to take a decent photo when I need to, so I tried to tell people what I do while I'm taking photos. I'll leave the fancy terms and whatnot to people who know what they mean. I hear what you're saying though, it's all about people claiming to go from bad to pro within one instructable.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

I'm not saying you did bad instructable, I too thought and ungarbled and simple instructable for photography was a good idea and made one a while back.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

13 years ago

Yea I saw that too, there were a lot of "How to take a great photograph" instructables. It would be cool if they could go into detail on one of their tips.