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Re: Photo Frenzy! ROUND FOUR

Postby Okie » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:16 am

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Re: Photo Frenzy! ROUND FOUR

Postby snubs » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:06 pm

Limerick wrote:Clarification question: I have a picture I really want to take, but the way my hand is involved in the picture makes it nearly impossible for me to actually be the one taking the picture since it needs a depth of field. Is it okay for us to setup a shot and have someone else take the picture?
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Re: Photo Frenzy! ROUND FOUR

Postby bookworm » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:58 pm

I have to protest that decision. If you don't snap the shutter you didn't take the photo, even if the scene is something you conceived. The way the other person decides to hold the camera, make slight adjustments, etc. introduces too many variables to call it your photo with certainty.

The lone exception to this would be a timer delayed shot. In that instance though you don't actively take the photo the shot is staged and framed by you without third party input affecting the end product.
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Re: Photo Frenzy! ROUND FOUR

Postby snubs » Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:51 pm

bookworm wrote:I have to protest that decision. If you don't snap the shutter you didn't take the photo, even if the scene is something you conceived. The way the other person decides to hold the camera, make slight adjustments, etc. introduces too many variables to call it your photo with certainty.

The lone exception to this would be a timer delayed shot. In that instance though you don't actively take the photo the shot is staged and framed by you without third party input affecting the end product.
I am still letting it slide for this round. If I had someone take a photo (that I envisioned).. I would still call it my photo. Besides.. I'm not gonna be tooooo picky with this. It is just a game, no tangible prizes.
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Re: Photo Frenzy! ROUND FOUR

Postby bookworm » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:10 pm

snubs wrote:If I had someone take a photo (that I envisioned).. I would still call it my photo.
It isn't though; the 'essence' of a photo, for lack of a better word, isn't the scene it shows, but how it shows that scene. You can set up the subject matter you want, but if someone else physically snaps the image it is their artistic take on the scene that gets infused into it, even if they don't intentionally vary from your direction. The photographer will always subconsciously adjust the image to their personal preferences. Depending on the subject matter the changes can be minor and subtle, but they're still made.

All that said though, in this type of event a scene envisioned by the entrant is probably 'good enough' as you say you're picking based on what the image conveys and not the image itself. The artistic differences between how the two would take the photo should not be so drastic as to lose or replace the original vision or concept.
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Re: Photo Frenzy! ROUND FOUR

Postby snubs » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:19 pm

bookworm wrote:
snubs wrote:If I had someone take a photo (that I envisioned).. I would still call it my photo.
It isn't though; the 'essence' of a photo, for lack of a better word, isn't the scene it shows, but how it shows that scene. You can set up the subject matter you want, but if someone else physically snaps the image it is their artistic take on the scene that gets infused into it, even if they don't intentionally vary from your direction. The photographer will always subconsciously adjust the image to their personal preferences. Depending on the subject matter the changes can be minor and subtle, but they're still made.
There is a lot more to taking a photo than just pointing the camera and clicking the shutter button, bookworm. Just saying. If the person is doing more than pointing the camera (where you directed) and clicking the shutter.. then in that case, I'd say it isn't your photo anymore.

I've helped my brother with taking photos before.. and though I snapped the shot, it is still very much his photo.

Anyway, I have nothing else to debate on this issue.
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Re: Photo Frenzy! ROUND FOUR

Postby bookworm » Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:12 pm

That's exactly what I was saying? :S

Yes, better end this now as I have no idea what's happening anymore.
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Re: Photo Frenzy! ROUND FOUR

Postby Limerick » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:23 am

Thanks for the clarification, abstract is my hand and it was just hard to take the shot.

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If this is too late, that is fine too.

ETA: Thanks Belle! Was closing up the cabin and crashed early last night, so basically hit submit and ran off to finish things up

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Re: Photo Frenzy! LAST ROUND

Postby snubs » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:37 pm

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Image Photo Frenzy winners for round four..
ABSTRACT: bookworm
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BLACK & WHITE: Limerick
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GREEN: Okie
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\:D/ \:D/ \:D/


Your next keywords...

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COLORFUL | CHAIR | YELLOW
Deadline: Wednesday (the 12th), 11:00am (EDT)

BONUS: Take a photo of a smiley face made of objects (not a drawing of a face). Get creative! \:D/
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Re: Photo Frenzy! FINAL ROUND

Postby bookworm » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:30 pm

It has to be a face made of objects, not an object with a face? (Smaug's 'cute' for example.)
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Re: Photo Frenzy! FINAL ROUND

Postby snubs » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:14 pm

bookworm wrote:It has to be a face made of objects, not an object with a face? (Smaug's 'cute' for example.)
An object with a face works too. As long as that face wasn't actually meant to be there.
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Re: Photo Frenzy! FINAL ROUND

Postby Smaug the Dragon » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:55 pm

I could have saved that photo to use here so... I didn't draw the smiley face myself, the pie just cracked that way. It was surprisingly adorable. ^_^

bookworm wrote:Smaug's 'cute' for example


Aww... You're 'cute' too bookworm. \:D/
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Re: Photo Frenzy! FINAL ROUND

Postby bookworm » Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:54 pm

snubs wrote:
bookworm wrote:It has to be a face made of objects, not an object with a face? (Smaug's 'cute' for example.)
An object with a face works too. As long as that face wasn't actually meant to be there.
Okay, followup then, by not 'meant' to be there do you mean we have to personally make the face? Or can we use a face that 'naturally' appeared but 'shouldn't' have been there. (Smaug's example again, since she says it just happened to form that way.)
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Re: Photo Frenzy! FINAL ROUND

Postby snubs » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:40 pm

bookworm wrote:
snubs wrote:
bookworm wrote:It has to be a face made of objects, not an object with a face? (Smaug's 'cute' for example.)
An object with a face works too. As long as that face wasn't actually meant to be there.
use a face that 'naturally' appeared but 'shouldn't' have been there. (Smaug's example again, since she says it just happened to form that way.)
Yeessss... you can either make a face using random objects or find a smiley face that naturally happened but wasn't intended to be there.
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Re: Photo Frenzy! FINAL ROUND

Postby bookworm » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:00 pm

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Re: Photo Frenzy! FINAL ROUND

Postby Isaiah the Ox » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:17 pm

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The buffet in our dining room decorated for the show. Those are the ribbons and trophy my sister and I won last week.

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CHEESE! No colors added. ;)

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Re: Photo Frenzy! FINAL ROUND

Postby Lady Belle » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:36 pm

Colorful: (Our fridge! :D)

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Bonus: (What I made for supper tonight. :D)

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Re: Photo Frenzy! FINAL ROUND

Postby snubs » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:22 pm

@Isaiah the Ox: I can't see your last two images. =\ :-k
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Re: Photo Frenzy! FINAL ROUND

Postby Shennifer » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:33 pm

I finally get involved in the last round of the contest. Oh well, better late than never! \:D/

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what the wall by my bed looked like before I had to take everything down

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Fandom Chair!

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I know it's not all yellow, but I still thought it was a good submission


Bonus:
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I hope the wax lips don't seem too obvious or disqualify me
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Re: Photo Frenzy! FINAL ROUND

Postby Isaiah the Ox » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:13 am

Ahh, they worked last night. >_>

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