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Old August 23rd, 2006, 05:24 PM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
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Default TWO-WAY IMAGE CENTRAL! Show, critique, Process , Retouch& Repair

UPDATING TODAY Thursday, February 8th 2007 In the meanwhile also search under one of the following: Challenge, Central Park, M8 or Bicycle,

1. Current Picture Challenges BY TOPIC: Show your picture on this topic[/B] We announce new topics for showing in that topic. Showup to 3 images with titles. You host and link link to your ©image. Then everyone is free to briefly comment but not download/edit, then we vote. 3 entries per photographer. Image can have been taken on any date, all the way back to the beginning of the 20th century as long as you shot it!

a. Action of an animal of the wild...............................

http://www.openphotographyforums.com...read.php?t=752 7 entries received so far August 28th

b. Portrait of an animal of the Wild.............................

http://www.openphotographyforums.com...read.php?t=751 24 entries received so far August 28th


c. Sports, Showing Super-Competitiveness.................


http://www.openphotographyforums.com...read.php?t=753 9 entries received so far August 28th


Your model must be at least 18 years old. It's your responsibility to check this. Proof of age required and consent.

d. Artistic Human, Unclothed, Natural Form Nature's Light............

http://www.openphotographyforums.com...0440#post10440 Submissions open

Submit RAW files and final image with release by usendit.com to w84u at mac.com


e. Natural or Urban Landscape.............................

http://www.openphotographyforums.com...read.php?t=932



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2. Critique Request: Just post your image in Photography as Art http://www.openphotographyforums.com...splay.php?f=58 for feedback and critique: your image, title, purpose, concepts & issues, if any needed, to get a critique. Edited images can be reposted in that thread only. If you don't wan't changes attempted, just suggestions, say, "No downloads please".


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3. RAW or JPG Processing Optimization Challenge: Your image WITH A TITLE to express your idea or with NO TITLE in order to get individual OPF member's fresh interpretations. This category is totally open. Just send the titled or untitled RAW or high quality file by usendit.com to w84u at mac.com or link your file to your challenge post!

A Field Portrait Don Lashier Retouch Forum http://www.openphotographyforums.com...ight=challenge October 5th 2006

An Angel-inWaiting http://www.openphotographyforums.com...ead.php?t=1590 NEW NOVEMBER 30th 2006


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4. Achieving a meaning/mood by modifying your submitted unedited image image using any process and then reposting it in that thread. We need unedited photographs and your title Post at 1000 pixels or less max sides in Retouching & Repairing http://www.openphotographyforums.com...splay.php?f=75

Examples:

Girls Choosing a Leaf for Magic

http://www.openphotographyforums.com...read.php?t=661 11 Entries received so far August 28th


Shadow and a Passer By

http://www.openphotographyforums.com...read.php?t=894


Repairing Fishing Nets

http://www.openphotographyforums.com...splay.php?f=75


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5. Retouching Challenge: Your image, title & specific retouching request and the individual OPF member's particular technic to achieve your the goal your goal as the original photographer. Post at 1000 pixels or less max sides in Retouching & Repairing http://www.openphotographyforums.com...splay.php?f=75 You might include a smaller whole image, say 400 pixels wide and then a high resolution portion that needs retouching, if this works for the issue at hand.

Example: Dawn Rabbit

http://www.openphotographyforums.com...read.php?t=971


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6. Derived Art. Show your photograph and the derived work: http://www.openphotographyforums.com...splay.php?f=75 for comment only Post the original at 400 pixels max side and the derived art at 1000 pixels max size. There's nothing wrong with a 40-600 pixel per side image if it shows your work well!
http://www.openphotographyforums.com...splay.php?f=58



Asher

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Old August 24th, 2006, 02:46 PM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
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Rule and Agreement: In return for participating here, you donate all your edits and suggestions to that original copyright property, real and moral. Further you eschew any degradation of those rights.

OPF and photographers here have USE RIGHTS ONLY.

These are limited. They are constrained by the purpose of the post, which is to see the creator's artists work on OPF, not elsewhere. It may be viewed on your site, with explanation, attribution and a link back to the original thread at OPF. Insert the year, name and © for each image you repost.
Just get into the habit and it will be a 20 second easy thing to do.

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Old August 28th, 2006, 09:16 PM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
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Please post any practical questions or ideas on the submission of images.

Other issues, including ideas for how images can be hosted or archived, send me a PM please!

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Old September 8th, 2006, 06:23 PM
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REQUEST FOR IMAGES In brief link images posted just for show and we'll host images for editing ONLY.

1. LIBRARY OF RAW FILES. For Processing: We need a series of RAW or high quality PSD JPG or TIFF files to assemble a library of files for the various image processors. This way, we all have the same starting point. Send whatever you wish to me at w84u at mac.com and we'll select a series that represent different kinds of work. Please don't send anything but an unprocessed JPG medium compression for any other posting. We will arrange to host our library of RAWs but otherwise we want you to use jpgs.

For our select RAW Library, we want contributions. These will be available for people to test various image processors and then post an 800 pixel wide jpg, medium compression. We need RAWS of everything from a Bride and Groom with a fantastic veil and complex white gown, landscapes, architecture, portraits of children, beauty, artistic figure, product, industrial to macro and more. We are looking for a total of about 10 select files at the most. Each must reperesent some processing complexity. When you submit the image insert "OPF RAW LIBRARY" in the Subject heading of your email. Send this to w84u "at" mac.com

2. For retouching: Tim Armes is in charge of this. We need images to get this going. Please help. Images that have faults or are otherwise damaged, the person has blemishes ot blown out features, the building is partly missing; anything that requires careful PS work. Tim has great plans for this Forum. It's up to us to make it work! Until we get an upload system working, for now, all images are linked to your server/website

3. Current challenges: Keep checking the updated first post above

To just show off in the "image post by topic" request 400-800pixels wide when just showing. LINK!

For other photography challenges requiring processing/retouching. Up to 1200 pixels wide ONLY for pictures that have to be processed. For local retouching/repairing, a 400 pixel wide total image is posted and then in addition a detailed crop ffor repair/retouch. We're sharing technics not running a retouch servicel! Until we get an upload system working, for now, all images are linked to your server/website

4. PM me that you've read this so I can see how effective this notice really is! I hate it when I don't get feedback!

Thanks ever so much,

Asher

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Old September 12th, 2006, 03:04 PM
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Perhaps we should add another picture "challenge" to a, b, c, and d. What I have in mind is a landscape picture "challenge".

Cheers,

Mike
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Old September 12th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
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I've done it! Now would you start things off?

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Old September 12th, 2006, 03:56 PM
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Hi, Asher,

I'd be glad to... but where is the thread? I don't see the link, here, and I didn't see the thread under "Landscape – Wildlife – Travel".

Mike

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Old September 12th, 2006, 05:11 PM
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Start it and then I'll add it back to that into post!!

Thanks

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Old September 12th, 2006, 05:30 PM
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Okay, I did it!

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Old September 17th, 2006, 05:36 AM
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When I click b. Portrait of an animal of the Wild.............................
I receive "This Page cannot be displayed"

All of the other links are operational.

Bev
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Old September 18th, 2006, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Bev Sampson
When I click b. Portrait of an animal of the Wild.............................
I receive "This Page cannot be displayed"

All of the other links are operational.

Bev
Hi Bev,

Sorry! The link is now fixed.

Thanks for letting me know.

We are looking for maximimum participation in these image critique, processing and retouching opportunities!

Asher
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Old March 28th, 2011, 07:43 AM
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Thanks for continuing to keep this up and available. These links are very useful for a new person like me. As a student, it's great to see what other people create. My experience is mostly with wedding photography, so I don't have a lot of experience with action and movement shots.
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Old April 4th, 2011, 06:18 AM
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Thanks for continuing to keep this up and available. These links are very useful for a new person like me. As a student, it's great to see what other people create. My experience is mostly with wedding photography, so I don't have a lot of experience with action and movement shots.
I've been looking at the action shots, and they are amazing! I'd love to enter one of these contests in the future. So far all I've gotten in my short photography career is an bit in the angie's list photographer reviews. I'd love to enter something like this and see what I can do with an action shot or a re-touching job. It makes me want to get a better camera and start shooting!
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Old April 4th, 2011, 02:01 PM
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I've been looking at the action shots, and they are amazing! I'd love to enter one of these contests in the future. So far all I've gotten in my short photography career is an bit in the angie's list photographer reviews. I'd love to enter something like this and see what I can do with an action shot or a re-touching job. It makes me want to get a better camera and start shooting!
Gina,

Although good gear will ease taking action shots, it does not replace the essential steps to prepare for an action shooting.
When you are shooting sport - learn the rules of the sport and how it works in general.

As you have to deal inevitably with shutter lag, the three steps to get to good pictures for me are:

Observe - Learn - Anticipate

I am not an expert in action photos, but going through these steps, I usually manage to take something viewable home.

Compact cameras and action is no ontradiction at all.

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Michael
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