#~August VD Photo Comp - new theme announced and entries welcomed~#

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#~August VD Photo Comp - new theme announced and entries welcomed~#

Entries are now invited for the August Photography Competition.

The theme for the August Competition as chosen by July's winner, Minimutt, is:

'Candid characters...'

Note that this theme is to be interpreted how YOU see it.

All entries must be submitted to vdphotocomp@googlemail.com by 1800 on Friday 18th August 2006. These will then become available to view within a few days of closing and then voting will be open for one week.

[SIZE=2]Please take a minute to read the competition rules which are available here: - note that there is a new rule about entries that has been added - please read!!![/SIZE]

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[LEFT]Feel free to discuss the choice of topic, but try not to give away anything that is relevant to your entry.

[SIZE=4]Do not post any photograph entries to this thread[/SIZE]

Good luck and happy snapping!

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OMG... im never gonna win one of these comps

<OB dons burlesque costume and sets up self-timer>

WTF Explain please for the thick!

matboyslim wrote

WTF Explain please for the thick!

It's up to your interpretation, silly However, one thing that springs to my mind is the "candid" part - to me that makes it so the subject is unaware of the photograph being taken...like "candid camera"...just a thought...as the competition states, it's open to interpretation...doesn't have to be a person, a "character" is being looked for Personally I like the abstractness of this subject, really is open to the photographers interpretation

CANDID:adj.

  • Free from prejudice; impartial.
  • Characterized by openness and sincerity of expression; unreservedly straightforward: In private, I gave them my candid opinion.
  • Not posed or rehearsed: a candid snapshot.

n.

  • An unposed informal photograph.

CHARACTER:n.

  • The combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another. See Synonyms at disposition.
  • A distinguishing feature or attribute, as of an individual, group, or category. See Synonyms at quality.
  • Genetics. A structure, function, or attribute determined by a gene or group of genes.
  • Moral or ethical strength.
  • A description of a person's attributes, traits, or abilities.
  • A formal written statement as to competency and dependability, given by an employer to a former employee; a recommendation.
  • Public estimation of someone; reputation: personal attacks that damaged her character.
  • Status or role; capacity: in his character as the father.
  • A notable or well-known person; a personage.
  • A person, especially one who is peculiar or eccentric: a shady character; catcalls from some character in the back row.
  • A person portrayed in an artistic piece, such as a drama or novel.
  • Characterization in fiction or drama: a script that is weak in plot but strong in character.
  • A mark or symbol used in a writing system.
  • Computer Science.
  • One of a set of symbols, such as letters or numbers, that are arranged to express information.
  • The numerical code representing such a character.
  • A style of printing or writing.
  • A symbol used in secret writing; a cipher or code.

adj.

  • Of or relating to one's character.
  • Specializing in the interpretation of often minor roles that emphasize fixed personality traits or specific physical characteristics: a character actor.
  • Of or relating to the interpretation of such roles by an actor: the character part of the hero's devoted mother.
  • Dedicated to the portrayal of a person with regard to distinguishing psychological or physical features: a character sketch.
  • Law. Of or relating to a person who gives testimony as to the moral and ethical reputation or behavior of one engaged in a lawsuit: a character witness.

Hmmm - difficult one.......Will have to have a trawl through the archives I think...

RiceBurner wrote

Hmmm - difficult one.......Will have to have a trawl through the archives I think...

Why? The idea was to get folk out and about with a camera...

I'm a master of the public transport upskirt shot

human wrote

I'm a master of the public transport upskirt shot

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let me guess, got a stash of candid characters in your collection mm? foul!

human wrote

I'm a master of the public transport upskirt shot

Seed planted,thank you,human.

Skub wrote

Seed planted...

Eewwwwwww

ten4rubberdick wrote

let me guess, got a stash of candid characters in your collection mm? foul!

Niet... 'though I might have a wee idea forming

i have loads of ideas, alas, none are candid

human wrote

I'm a master of the public transport upskirt shot

Well I suggest you post them up then!

Will there be extra points awarded for being arrested in pursuit of that 'perfect' candid shot?

Hairy Ben wrote

Will there be extra points awarded for being arrested in pursuit of that 'perfect' candid shot?

Only if you're on 10,000 posts.Congratulations.A pint of anything will do nicely thank you.

Hustler wrote

Only if you're on 10,000 posts.Congratulations.A pint of anything will do nicely thank you.

ta... (See attention whore type thread in General)

Hustler wrote

Only if you're on 15,000 posts.Congratulations.A pint of anything will do nicely thank you.

corrected

Minimutt wrote

Why? The idea was to get folk out and about with a camera...

yes I know, but "candid character" opportunities (and by definition it'd have to be an opportune shot, a posed shot would just not be in keeping with the theme) are relatively few at present.Besides which - you're not going to tell me the winner of the previous month's comp (June) was taken in June, are you?

RiceBurner wrote

yes I know, but "candid character" opportunities (and by definition it'd have to be an opportune shot, a posed shot would just not be in keeping with the theme) are relatively few at present. Besides which - you're not going to tell me the winner of the previous month's comp (June) was taken in June, are you?

Yeah, but the idea is to go out and take the shot, have even allowed extra entry time for this one as I thought it might need it. To give up on the first day of being able to go out and get the shot is rather a defeatist attidue IMO. And to be fair, June's winning entry wasn't emailed to me as soon as the competition was announced, so the photography may have been out taking other shots and not been happy with any of them (I know that happened to me in June's comp, took hundreds of shots, wasn't happy with any of them, submitted an older shot).

yeah, does a picture actually have to be taken in that month?Also a quick question, does the exif information remain in the pictures on your site FA as that could give a photographers name away

just checked, yes the exif information is preserved in the picture so you can see the date it was actually taken and also the authour

ten4rubberdick wrote

just checked, yes the exif information is preserved in the picture so you can see the date it was actually taken and also the authour

Sadly I haven't been able to learn how to delete all that information yet

basically its up to us to remove any exif info...

RiceBurner wrote

yes I know, but "candid character" opportunities (and by definition it'd have to be an opportune shot, a posed shot would just not be in keeping with the theme) are relatively few at present.

Well, I intentionally went with a theme that I thought snappers would be unlikely to have loads of images stockpiled for... and one that might require a bit of thought/effort/imagination. Don't accept the lack of opportunity angle... it's high summer and everyone is out and about. Perfect timing

ten4rubberdick wrote

basically its up to us to remove any exif info...

Nope - I leave mine in to prove it's not an old photo

i'm on about the author name, soon as my charlie rabbit was known to be mine I lost the comp shame

ten4rubberdick wrote

basically its up to us to remove any exif info...

But some of us are not techno wizards and dont know how to!

well only post pics taken in this current month then

but then i dont mind as the rules dont say it has to be taken in the current month.

~FA~ wrote

Yeah, but the idea is to go out and take the shot, have even allowed extra entry time for this one as I thought it might need it. To give up on the first day of being able to go out and get the shot is rather a defeatist attidue IMO. And to be fair, June's winning entry wasn't emailed to me as soon as the competition was announced, so the photography may have been out taking other shots and not been happy with any of them (I know that happened to me in June's comp, took hundreds of shots, wasn't happy with any of them, submitted an older shot).

Who said I'm being defeatist???Just voicing my opinions is all.

RiceBurner wrote

Who said I'm being defeatist??? Just voicing my opinions is all.

As was I

RiceBurner wrote

Who said I'm being defeatist???Just voicing my opinions is all.

Cool... so can we expect an entry?

Boing - go out snapping peeps

hmmm...very interesting topic! Cant wait to see what people come up with! Got an idea of what I want to capture.....getting it is another story :smoke:

Aye, well same here. Hope to find what I'm looking for when in Scotland next week

i've found mine, is it allowed to be someone in a compromising position?

ten4rubberdick wrote

i've found mine, is it allowed to be someone in a compromising position?

Submit it and I'll tell you then

just been told if i post a pick of her having a dump I am a dead man

ten4rubberdick wrote

just been told if i post a pick of her having a dump I am a dead man

Hmmmm, not sure I would've let it in anyway

why not? The rules dont state it, and a candid picture is a candid picture. You cant be getting all judgemental, thats what the voting is for

ten4rubberdick wrote

why not? The rules dont state it, and a candid picture is a candid picture. You cant be getting all judgemental, thats what the voting is for

Some may get off on it, therefore it be porn, and I stated no porn

trust me no one would get off to someone laying birth to a blue whale

Minimutt wrote

Cool... so can we expect an entry?

If I can find a pic, naturally.

RiceBurner wrote

If I can find a pic, naturally.

Find? It's not a bloody quest... go make some art

This is for two reminders:1. carry on snapping, I can't nag over the next six days 2. to confirm, August's competition will have PUBLIC voting as a trial. The thread I put up showed people didn't mind or didn't actually care either way, with a few not wanting it, so have decided to give it a go this month - so if your aliaisessssss's are known, then don't keep voting for your own entry. I will have no problem with those with multiple accounts "spreading" their votes tho

This is my last time online until next week - so boing, remember to submit your entries!

So how are the entries coming along I wonder... looking forward to seeing the results of this months theme!

Only two more days to get your entries in!

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