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« on: April 17, 2008 01:08:55 PM »

Hear Ye Hear Ye! Announcing the first ever Craftster Photography Challenge!

Get your steady on, as the the polls have closed and our first challenge theme is officially....

MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY

Choose the subject that fuels your passion and move in tight! I can't wait to see what you all submit!
Post your entries on the More Art, Less Craft: Challenge Entries board and then post a link in this thread. If you have not posted on that board, you have not entered the challenge and will not be part of the poll. Please check your entry.
Entries will be accepted until May 15.


Posting in this thread is not considered entering the challenge. You must go to: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=387.0 to enter.

Ready...set...start shooting!



We have a few prize donations! First up, an awesome Craftster tote bag from Cafe Press, courtesy of Leah (thank you!!)

Craftster.org - Cheaper than therapy tote Grin
Just like the bags sold in our Cafe Press shop, but with this custom graphic and slogan!




Also, we have a goody bag of crafts supplies donated by an anonymous Craftster member (who rocks!  Kiss) and more surprises coming!

I received a bulging box of prize goodies from a wonderful anonymous member - this is going to be one lucky winner! Thank you VERY much, Anonymous Craftster!
Behold the fun!

Pink and blue vinyl, 3 skeins of soft yarn


Crochet cotton and tons of fun plastic charms!

Even more reason to get your macro on!  Cheesy

AND - another awesome prize in the ring! The switchplate of your choice, from the awesome etsy shop of Kiwiblue! Check it out!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5097754&section_id=5135842

Here are some examples, I love these!







Aren't they cool? Thanks, Kiwiblue!

PM me if you are interested in donating a prize. It's a great way to publicize your work and help out!

Woo-hoo!! We have another awesome prize donation, this time from Tanza! It's set 4 of machine embroidered coasters as a prize, winner to pick theme and colour.
Thanks so much Tanza!! You rock!!


FAQ

*Entries must be your own work
*1 entry per person
*photoshop or other manipulation is allowed, but it would be nice to put something in your post describing what you did, technique etc (this isn't mandatory but it's nice in the spirit of sharing)
*if you are concerned about the size limitations of Craftster you may also include a link to a bigger image offsite
*be sure to link your post in this thread so I will know to include it for voting
*Please just enter your best single pic, not a collage of image
*Once you have entered an image you may NOT change your entry unless you are asked to by me, because your image doesn't qualify for the challenge. You have until May 15 so there's no rush, if you are unsure please wait until you are positive of your entry
*There will be 4 places. The 1st place will get first pick of prizes, then second, then third. Thanks to our generous donors for making this possible!!  Kiss

VOTING IS Closed!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=246394.msg2727307#msg2727307

The challenge is over! And the Winners are..*****Drumrolllllllll****

1st: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=244847.msg2707078;topicseen#msg2707078
2nd: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=244493.msg2701904;topicseen#msg2701904
3rd: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=244733.msg2705441;topicseen#msg2705441
4th (tied): http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=246230.msg2724998;topicseen#msg2724998
              http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=242904.msg2680488;topicseen#msg2680488

A HUGE congratulations to the winners! Watch your inbox, I will PM you in order about your prizes.

And Thank YOU to all who suggested, inspired, entered and voted. This has really been fun. Biggest thanks of all to our awesome prize donators: Leah, Kiwiblue, Tanza, and our anonymous donor (you know who you are and you, my friend, rock!)
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2008 01:35:00 PM »

Yeah!!! Glad to see this get rolling. Thank you batgirl Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2008 05:33:50 PM »

Wahoo! Thanks batgirl-now the hard part is choosing what photo to enter!
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2008 07:04:44 PM »

Yay! A question - photoshop?  Yay or nay?  (Personally, I don't really care either way, I just don't want to adjust something in Photoshop and then be all 'Oh noes!  Photoshop isn't allowed!'  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2008 07:11:09 PM »

ok, i feel dumb, i had to google macro photography (i love to take pictures, im just not up on the lingo yet)

i shall be entering, oh yes...but where do i post the pic, here or somewhere else?

and as far as the photoshop thing, i dont think its fair, not everyone has a good photo-editing program....BUT i dont make the rules...i know i wont be using any editing software, i just prefer knowing i took the picture with my eyes and hands (i actually think i have 3 pix from my trip to FL that i want to choose from, or i am gonna take a new pic tonight, i havent decided)
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2008 07:33:57 PM »



 where do i post the pic, here or somewhere else?


Post your entries in More Art, Less Craft completed projects and then post a link in this thread. Entries will be accepted until May 15. Prizes will be announced at the start of voting.

As far as photoshop etc go, I think it's fine. There's no real way to stop anyone from manipulating their entry in any case. There are plenty of free photo editing programs available, such as Polyview or Gimp, for those who don't want to fork out for photoshop. I would hope that people on Craftster would be honest in their challenge entries, after all, it's just for fun, and, well, a challenge! It goes without saying that the work should be your own etc etc. It would be nice to describe in your entry posting if you used software to enhance your photo, and anything else interesting relating to your technique, but I am not going to limit your art, feel free to use your creativity and the tools you want! Not everyone is going to have access to the same quality equipment etc, but I'm sure that elements like composition and subject will have just as much impact on the voting.
Good luck to all!



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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2008 07:37:23 PM »

i actually have 3 photo editing programs (a sample of photoshop something or other too) and i dont use any of them hardly ever, but a photo has to start out at least decent to really come across well.

i am actually going to be using a photo my husband took (it was one of the three i was choosing from) because its really well shot. i have 2 of my own personal works that cover this topic, if the use of his picture isnt allowed (he knows i might use btw)
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2008 07:54:02 PM »

The photo entry should be your own. Your husband is welcome to join Craftster!  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2008 08:19:31 PM »

The photo entry should be your own. Your husband is welcome to join Craftster!  Wink

lol, yea i figured i couldnt use his, but its just my favorite

he doesnt do anything creative, like at all. the picture was a fluke really lol....
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2008 08:44:02 PM »

Thank you batgirl!! I'm excited to try this.

Question--can someone with more photo experience than me (i.e. any!) explain what exactly constitutes macro photography? Is it just any close-up photo?
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