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Photographer
FJR Photography
Posts: 6,535
Pekin, Indiana, US


PLEASE READ RULES BEFORE YOU ENTER .
New Hours of Operation: 12pm MM Time - 12pm MM Time. MON-WED-FRI!

Voting does not start until: 6pm MM Time. EACH CONTEST DAY!

The winner for yesterday was Quality Pixels .   Congratulations!
   
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PLEASE READ RULES BEFORE YOU ENTER .

IMPORTANT: RULES

1. One entry per person per day.
2. One vote per person per day.
3. No bumping your entry.
4. No vote stacking or asking for other MM members to vote for you.
5. Voting starts at 6 pm (after 11 am)the day of contest ,it closes at 11 am the following day when it ends voting ends .(MM time.) However entries start as soon as post is up.
6. No voting for an image you participated in creating.
7. To vote, quote the entry you wish to vote for and type "Vote".
8. Mature 18 + images are allowed but must contain a link and not the actual image posted.
9. Photo Artwork must be digital art.
10. Unlike some contests you may post a story to go along with your work.
11. If you enter, you are expected to vote. It's common courtesy!
12. No re-entering a picture that has already won.
13. You must post with your entry what medium (software used) and how you processed the artwork(example : Photo, new background, Painted etc or Oil painted, photoshop etc...) If you do not post how you processed it (steps taken) and the medium, you will be disqualified.
14. Must include actual PHOTO of person that YOU participated in created (as  photographer or digital artist ).  No 3d characters as main focus.


THE EXPLANATION OF HOW THE IMAGE IS PROCESSED IS A VITAL PART OF THIS CONTEST.

ACCEPTED ENTRIES:

1. Photomanipulation (ie. Changed as if adding object, extracting, new background, elements etc.) Describe in detail.

2. Painting Digitally(oil or anything else.)

3 . A photo that has the same elements but is then rendered into a different photo, for example adding a third person, a castle and changing colors and hand painting it.

4. Drawing in photoshop, painter etc...Describe in detail.

NOT ACCEPTED ENTRIES:

1. Photos right out of camera.

2. Photos only changed in color, saturation or corrections.

3. Retouches (skin changes, smoothing and blurring, removel of blemishes and changing the overall color of background, clothes
etc....)

4. Simple copy and paste onto background.

5.  Images created using copyrighted imagery from another individual, company, etc.  No game screen shots.

Please follow these. If anyone submits images that are violating the rules we will disqualify it from the contest.

Thanks very much and continue creating.

Vote and by all means, have fun!

Themes: 
Today: Artists Choice

Fri   1/11     Fae
Fri   1/18     Future
Fri   1/25     Past
Fr1  2/1       Spring
Fri   2/8       Valentine
Fri   2/15     Light
Fri   2/22     Pin Up
Fri   3/1       Flight

CONTEST RUNS FROM 12PM MM TIME TO 12PM MM TIME MON, WED AND FRI.!
VOTING STARTS AT 6pm MM TIME.
Voter's Clock here http://www.griffinbikini.com/mm/mmtime.html , provided by Ellen Griffin Photos.


Digital Art of The Day Contest is managed by FJR Photography

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Jan 08 13 04:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kerri Jean Photography
Posts: 588
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8078/8362651781_b06baf4166_z.jpg
retouch003 by kerrijeanphotog, on Flickr

Took image of model on grey screen.  Inserted background.  Model looked out of place (like in most green screens).  Used layering to fix the "3D look" with shading to mix foreground and background.  Each layer created different levels of shading on the model and the background to mix the model into the background.
Jan 08 13 07:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rick Dupuis Photography
Posts: 6,822
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada


http://rickdupuis.com/beyond/aquariumweb.jpg
I forget how many layers this was. Over 100 for sure. All four 'models' were shot separately. The background is a blend of more than fifty images including ships, fish, rocks etc. The original background is the forest behind my home. The stone surrounding the aquarium was too small and had to be completely 'disassembled' and reconstructed. One print (30" wide) was made for my mom for Christmas a couple of years ago. The 'viewers' are her great grandchildren.
Jan 09 13 06:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Martin Schiff Photo
Posts: 2,943
Maitland, Florida, US


http://www.pbase.com/mschiff/image/131417831/original.jpg

Combined underwater image with only the coral head behind Aquaman with 5 separate cutout fish species, a turtle and a diver in the background. Added sun rays from the surface. All underwater images taken by me in Boynton Beach, FL. Aquaman image taken at the Orlando Convention center at a group photo shoot.
Jan 09 13 08:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rick Dupuis Photography
Posts: 6,822
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada


Kerri Jean wrote:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8078/8362651781_b06baf4166_z.jpg
retouch003 by kerrijeanphotog, on Flickr

Took image of model on grey screen.  Inserted background.  Shading to mix foreground and background.  Fixed and applied makeup.

vote

Jan 09 13 03:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
imagesbymagic
Posts: 1,984
Manteca, California, US


Kerri Jean wrote:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8078/8362651781_b06baf4166_z.jpg
retouch003 by kerrijeanphotog, on Flickr

Took image of model on grey screen.  Inserted background.  Shading to mix foreground and background.  Fixed and applied makeup.

Vote

Jan 09 13 05:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Peter Schroeder
Posts: 3,329
New York, New York, US


Rick Dupuis Photography wrote:
http://rickdupuis.com/beyond/aquariumweb.jpg
I forget how many layers this was. Over 100 for sure. All four 'models' were shot separately. The background is a blend of more than fifty images including ships, fish, rocks etc. The original background is the forest behind my home. The stone surrounding the aquarium was too small and had to be completely 'disassembled' and reconstructed. One print (30" wide) was made for my mom for Christmas a couple of years ago. The 'viewers' are her great grandchildren.

vote

Jan 09 13 06:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
John Carrasco
Posts: 4,776
San Francisco, California, US


Rick Dupuis Photography wrote:
http://rickdupuis.com/beyond/aquariumweb.jpg
I forget how many layers this was. Over 100 for sure. All four 'models' were shot separately. The background is a blend of more than fifty images including ships, fish, rocks etc. The original background is the forest behind my home. The stone surrounding the aquarium was too small and had to be completely 'disassembled' and reconstructed. One print (30" wide) was made for my mom for Christmas a couple of years ago. The 'viewers' are her great grandchildren.

V O T E .

Jan 09 13 06:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Alan Pedroso
Posts: 7,833
Miami, Florida, US


Rick Dupuis Photography wrote:
http://rickdupuis.com/beyond/aquariumweb.jpg
I forget how many layers this was. Over 100 for sure. All four 'models' were shot separately. The background is a blend of more than fifty images including ships, fish, rocks etc. The original background is the forest behind my home. The stone surrounding the aquarium was too small and had to be completely 'disassembled' and reconstructed. One print (30" wide) was made for my mom for Christmas a couple of years ago. The 'viewers' are her great grandchildren.

VOTE

Jan 09 13 06:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
FJR Photography
Posts: 6,535
Pekin, Indiana, US


Please pay attention to the following rules.

Pictures not acceptable are those:

2. Photos only changed in color, saturation or corrections.

3. Retouches (skin changes, smoothing and blurring, removal of blemishes and changing the overall color of background, clothes
etc....)

4. Simple copy and paste onto background.

I have been lenient so far but posted a general statement earlier about this situation so from here on in I will DQ any entries that fall into this category.

Fred

ps

I'll put this out for the participants. Should these rules be modified or changed? Are they outdated? Or am I being too particular?

FJR
Jan 09 13 07:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DaveDavis
Posts: 4,805
Roseville, California, US


Kerri Jean wrote:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8078/8362651781_b06baf4166_z.jpg
retouch003 by kerrijeanphotog, on Flickr

Took image of model on grey screen.  Inserted background.  Shading to mix foreground and background.  Fixed and applied makeup.

Vote smile

Jan 10 13 05:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DaveDavis
Posts: 4,805
Roseville, California, US


FJR Photography wrote:
Please pay attention to the following rules.

Pictures not acceptable are those:

2. Photos only changed in color, saturation or corrections.

3. Retouches (skin changes, smoothing and blurring, removal of blemishes and changing the overall color of background, clothes
etc....)

4. Simple copy and paste onto background.

I have been lenient so far but posted a general statement earlier about this situation so from here on in I will DQ any entries that fall into this category.

Fred

ps

I'll put this out for the participants. Should these rules be modified or changed? Are they outdated? Or am I being too particular?

FJR

No Fred, you are being very lenient. -IMHO....  I have wondered about a few images in the past. of course, it may also be that people are getting lazy with their descriptions. I know I am guilty of that myself. lol

Jan 10 13 05:51 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Martin Schiff Photo
Posts: 2,943
Maitland, Florida, US


Rick Dupuis Photography wrote:
http://rickdupuis.com/beyond/aquariumweb.jpg
I forget how many layers this was. Over 100 for sure. All four 'models' were shot separately. The background is a blend of more than fifty images including ships, fish, rocks etc. The original background is the forest behind my home. The stone surrounding the aquarium was too small and had to be completely 'disassembled' and reconstructed. One print (30" wide) was made for my mom for Christmas a couple of years ago. The 'viewers' are her great grandchildren.

vote

Jan 10 13 07:23 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rick Dupuis Photography
Posts: 6,822
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada


FJR Photography wrote:
Please pay attention to the following rules.

Pictures not acceptable are those:

2. Photos only changed in color, saturation or corrections.

3. Retouches (skin changes, smoothing and blurring, removal of blemishes and changing the overall color of background, clothes
etc....)

4. Simple copy and paste onto background.

I have been lenient so far but posted a general statement earlier about this situation so from here on in I will DQ any entries that fall into this category.

Fred

ps

I'll put this out for the participants. Should these rules be modified or changed? Are they outdated? Or am I being too particular?

FJR

Here's the problem I have.... some images are really really good but they contain very little post work other than a background change. I will vote for a 'not-as-good- image' if it has more post work.  I want to vote for the best image and not just the best image that fits the category. So yes, please please please, make sure every photo has more than a color or background change.

Jan 10 13 08:20 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kerri Jean Photography
Posts: 588
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


DaveDavis wrote:

No Fred, you are being very lenient. -IMHO....  I have wondered about a few images in the past. of course, it may also be that people are getting lazy with their descriptions. I know I am guilty of that myself. lol

Yeah sorry, was lazy with my description.  Figured that shading was self explanatory, but I guess not everyone does it the same.  I use layers but others may just use a brush I guess.

Jan 10 13 11:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Alan Pedroso
Posts: 7,833
Miami, Florida, US


I try to keep descriptions simple , most of the work is pretty much change of backgrounds or adding something or other to the image , it is time consuming and a lot of work , sometimes I can't even remember exactly what I did , and probably wouldn't even be able to duplicate it again . I don't want to be boring in my description with all the details , but yes , even on a background change if it's done well it's a long process , matching lights , dodge and burn , match hues and saturation, tones , blur background , create hairs ,shadows , rotate , change colors etc.
When I write " added model to background "  all of the above probably apply , I think it's up to the voter to review and see how well it was done and vote accordingly , once again , I don't want to bore all of you that know first hand how much time and effort it's put into a "simple" background change , but if that is what is required I will gladly oblige  smile
Jan 10 13 01:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rick Dupuis Photography
Posts: 6,822
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada


Alan, I may be way off from other people but I like finding out what people do to get their end result.
Jan 10 13 02:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Alan Pedroso
Posts: 7,833
Miami, Florida, US


Rick Dupuis Photography wrote:
Alan, I may be way off from other people but I like finding out what people do to get their end result.

Rick you seem to be doing this a long time , we pretty much do the same things in post , however we can state what we added , deleted , created etc , but all the other stuff I mentioned is pretty much common practice in any manipulation .

Jan 10 13 02:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
FJR Photography
Posts: 6,535
Pekin, Indiana, US


I just wanted to get a feel of what the participants felt. As this is your contest.

I'll leave the rules as they stand and I will administer them based on my current interpretation. 

And in most cases I'll leave it to the voting members to make their votes the determining factor. Unless I feel they are just way off base then I'll reserve the right to DQ that entry.

@Alan, A full blow by blow run down is not required, just enough detail to help determine that the entry is eligible.

Fred
Jan 10 13 05:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Alan Pedroso
Posts: 7,833
Miami, Florida, US


Sounds good Fred , and we all play for fun and also to learn from each other , so I guess it's the right thing to do to add as much as we can to pass that on to others too . smile
Jan 11 13 11:38 am  Link  Quote 
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