Photo Tourney- What Ever You Want

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  1. vroom_skies

    vroom_skies VIP Member

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    That's why I chose the desaturated theme. It's not a hard topic by any means.
    Then again you have members that don't even have the topics that you listed above. I don't even have aviation..

    I don't see the harm in having an "open" topic once in awhile. That way any member can take a shot at entering. This was never setup to be a serious "competition". It's just fun and games to bring some life into the forum. The more rules and strcture that are added always takes away from that.
     
  2. G80FTW

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    Yes but at the same time challenging topics help us learn and experiment with other types of photography. At least for me it does.
     
  3. vroom_skies

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    I don't believe that many people are taking new shots for each topic. My guess would be that they go into their archives and see if they have something fitting first.
    I could be wrong, but you do see a lot of recycled photos.
     
  4. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    I agree that I see a lot of recycled photos. I'm guilty of it. These tourneys should encourage the submitting users to go out and take new photos to fit the theme.
     
  5. spirit

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    If you ask me, this theme (and the previous two actually!) is fine. So let's continue with this theme - anybody got anything else to contribute?

    And yes you are right. I just look through my Flickr photostream and see if I have anything that fits. Very rarely do I go out and get a shot for the tourney.
     
  6. Fatback

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    Yeah I usually just got through my photos and see if I have anything. I have about 5k+ photos so usually I can find something. If I don't have anything I don't bother because it's just for fun.
     
  7. Punk

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    EXACTLY, it's suppose to be just fun.

    Anyway yeah I always look at my photos and if I have a brand new one that fits the theme I always try to enter it (my entry is a new one by the way :) ).
     
  8. Geoff

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    If that's the case, the tournament needs to last longer. It's hard to put a thread up for say, aviation, and stop entries within 5-6 days. Maybe we create a sort of schedule for tournaments? Come up with topics for the next 5-10 tournaments so people can then go out and shoot specifically for that topic.
     
  9. Punk

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    Well the winner picked the next tournament, how can we work this out? This is starting to become what we do on Camera Forum...
     
  10. mr.doom

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    I completely disagree with closing the prior threads. The whole point of a competition/tourney is that it is people that need to either have an entry or create one that fits the theme, not the other way around. You should not be adjusting the tourney parameters just because some person disagrees with/refuses to edit their photo (by the way, most of digital cameras let you shoot in B&W, so no editing necessary, just imagination). In such case, named person should sit that tourney out and participate by voting instead. Otherwise it is called a bias and it is seriously unfair.

    Anyway, here is my entry that was supposed to go to Desaturated, but will end up here instead:

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  11. Punk

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    I agree with you, I actually said I won't enter it for some reason, never said it shouldn't happen. B&W wasn't what he was looking for anyway.
     
  12. Kornowski

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    This.

    You know what, the Olympic 100 meter spring is too hard; we'll make it the 5 meter sprint because more people will be able to take part.
     
  13. Punk

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    Yeah because we're running for the Olympics of photography here...
     
  14. spirit

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    Guys, if you don't have a photo to enter, sit out of the tourney. It's as simple as that. It is not compulsory that you must have an entry for every tourney which we do.

    Now does anybody else have any photos for this tourney?
     
  15. mr.doom

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    I agree, everything has been said, time to move on. :good:
     
  16. Kornowski

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    *facepalm* It was an analogy.
     
  17. Punk

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    And how was my replie wrong? I just said that we're not running some competition, it's a fun tournament, meaning that anyone could enter it. It is not meant to challenge you (although if you want it can). If no one enters a tournament it's useless, this isn't Camera Forum (and I think the tournaments you're looking for are there by the way). At least it was suppose to be a fun tourny when I created it, not some kind of challenge/competition.

    Yes he should have kept the Desaturated theme but is it a big problem? Yeah this theme is very wide and not challenging but is it a problem? I mean you should be able to enter this tournament but all you've done is wine about it.

    Please keep it fun, it worked well until now.

    G80 take a look at Camera Forum's tournament too, I think they're the challenge you're looking for :)
     
  18. Ramodkk

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    The thing is, yes, this tourney has always been about fun but there is always a hint of challenge as well (either from the theme itself or the vast competition from other competitor's badass entries), you can't tell me this is only for fun and there is never a challenge. We have ran tourneys with 5-6 participants and it wasn't a problem. Basically I agree with "Desaturated" having been the next one even if not many people participated, and even if Bob said some photos would/would not work. That happens all the time, if you submit a photo you do it because under your criteria and point of view, you think it fits the theme, if it doesn't usually the creator tells you so and you remove/change it and that's it. I don't know why all of this happened. Anyways, yeah let's keep this tourney going.
     
  19. G80FTW

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    Well, I dont have alot of pictures to choose from. As I just recently got back into photography last year and my job doesnt really offer me alot of time to shoot, only on the weekends and if I feel its nice enough to spend hours outside shooting.

    I would like to think that these tournaments encourage people to expand into other areas of photography if they havent already, but thats just the way I would like to look at it.

    All that said, I guess I will submit this:

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    And since that one was heavily edited, this is the original:


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  20. Punk

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    8 people have entered, can we go with this tournament and move on to fresh new one afterwards? :)
     
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