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And your personal favorite bottle is:
antman's 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
Studini's 32%  32%  [ 11 ]
Rob's 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Jay's 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Luis' 18%  18%  [ 6 ]
Roland's 21%  21%  [ 7 ]
Thomas' 12%  12%  [ 4 ]
David's 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
Brian's 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Daniel's 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:03 pm 
A certain magazine *coughs* National Geogra... *coughs* has a section called on assignment, in which they give a photographer a subject to work on.

Maybe we could have something like this here. Rather than a competition, it would be a chance to compare our different techniques and inspirations.

For this week, I'd like to propose each of us takes a photo of a bottle of wine, in whatever set we want.

So if you'd like to take part, please post below. You have up to one week! 8)

To keep things tidy and don't create a problem for our fellow photo enthusiasts who are on dial-up modems, I'd suggest a scaled down sample, much like the ones seen on Flickr (with a link to a larger size, if you want).


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I for one, would certainly be up for such a thing!

It sounds like an amazing idea. Although, we would have to kind of make sure it didn't leave out most of the community, for example, "Take a 'Wide Angle' shot of something" not everyone has a wide angle lens (I personally don't think 18mm on APC-S sensor is wide angle (or is it APS-C lol?) and they cost a bomb.

I'm not sure if it should be an official thing, as in it is done by CameraLabs (e.g. Gordon lol) or if it should just be a user thing. Prizes would be a good addition at a later date, but even if Gordon could give away free kit or w/e it wouldn't work, as he would lose the whole un-bias thing...unless he gives us 1 of every camera and lens on the market 8)

Anyway, like I said I would be up for this. Any date for the photos to be in by?

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I think it's a great idea Luis - lets see how this and the first few work out, then we may try and formalise it more in the future. Can't promise any prizes yet, but who knows for the future!

So on with the wine bottle shots!


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who decides who wins...open votes?

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Well once the results are in, we could run a poll for the members to decide?


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sweet, well I think all who intend to "play" as it were, should put their name down here.

I am entering this contest - Daniel Devine - DD_nVidia

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:54 am 
I would be in :) Other photography forums I post on, have Monthly assignments (This one is something Halloweeny (Spooky, Costumes etc). They just have people vote for 3 photos by posting :)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:18 pm 
I'm not sure if a week is too short for this. On the other hand, one week intervals would keep a certain dynamics going.

Let's point the deadline for next saturday (october 20th). Is everyone ok with that?

What I had in mind was more of a showcase than a competition, but I guess a poll would be nice.


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Great stuff, a week sounds good, I'm sure anyone can get hold of a bottle of wine between now and then.

Can I make the suggestion that we upload photos to the flickr group aswell under the tags "Camera Labs unOfficial Weekly Photo Contest" or something like that, we'll have to make sure its ok with Gordon to sanction it as this

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Sure thing, go ahead with the flickr group!

We'll call it unofficial for now, but once we get the processes all worked out - and of course if it works well! - then we'll go official!


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We are certainly keeping Gordon buzy arn't we lol!

I'll have a think about how to structure it for the future (if luis does not object that is, since this is his idea) over the next 24 hours or so, and write up some stuff for it.

Anyway, I needs me a some wine, various colours of cloth, another white cloth, and something that absorbs alcohol, oh already got a liver :twisted: just the rest of that stuff to get now!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:48 am 
Just grabbed bottle and snaped couple of quick shots :P
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Hope my massive images are ok. If not, I'll just post links. Who knows I might think of something cool to do with a wine bottle this week sometime :P


Last edited by antman on Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:29 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:31 pm 
Thank you for your entry, antman.

But let's keep it at one photo per user. Don't delete one, just name the one you want to present as your "assignment".

I'm not sure how it's done elsewhere, but it would be nice to not post comments on the entries until after the deadline. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:59 pm 
Where do we put our entries, here or on the flickr page?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:22 pm 
this is a really good idea.. i hope that we will be able to keep up with it and have it going consistently every week


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