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OregonVelo 4:38pm, 9 June 2008
This months context is Fruit.

Contest rules:
1) Photos must be taken AFTER the time the contest begins.
2) Must submit setup shot(s) as well
3) No photos from meetups can be submitted to the contest
4) You may only submit one image per contest. You can change what image this is up until the day voting begins.

Submissions:
Simply post the photo to this thread using the HTML snippet on the "all sizes" button (directions here). Setup shots are also required. If you don't have a setup shot, then please upload a diagram/drawing that explains your setup.

Voting:
I am changing the voting.
Vote twice for the best overall photo.
Vote once for the best technical photo.
Vote once for the best creative concept.
That would make 4 votes for each person.
You can't vote for yourself.
Voting closes on July 7th at 11:59 PM.
thinkable straw [deleted] 10 years ago
cool!
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
I really like this topic and there's so many ways to run with it...the topic not the fruit :)

But i guess you can run with fruit a bunch of different ways too.
Whoowl 10 years ago
I still think you should have to vote on two pictures not just one, that way it will make for a more decisive result if two are close. Oh yeah... and you can't vote for yourself.
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OregonVelo Posted 10 years ago. Edited by OregonVelo (admin) 10 years ago
Auzigog - Are my changes in the voting going to mess up your app?
Whoowl 10 years ago
Wow, that is a lot of voting, I don't know if we need that much based on the participation of the last contest. Has anyone started working on there entries yet?
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
I have my idea but have yet to start to set it up.
Auzigog 10 years ago
@OregonVelo: No. I'm making it general for any type of contest. I want this to be an app for everyone on flickr. :)
afraid caption [deleted] Posted 10 years ago. Edited by afraid caption (member) 10 years ago
Here you go! Yummy!!!

One Eaten

And setup shot

strawberry shoot_setup shot

You can check out the rest the set here:
www.flickr.com/photos/westwindsphoto/sets/72157605691458917/
Whoowl 10 years ago
Looks like Westwing has set the bar high with the first pic. Nice shot and great lighting with use of shadow.
Auzigog 10 years ago
Not only is the bar set high, but it's the only bar that has been set. ;)

Seems like everyone (myself included) forgot about the contest this month.
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
Auzigog... you have until the 30th.
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
Just a reminder. Due tonight.
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
If Auzigog doesnt submit something tonight, I vote for "no more contests" :)
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
where is you entry jeff?
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
i never said i liked contest :)
but ummm..where is your entry shane?
thinkable straw [deleted] 10 years ago
oh boy......



my mind skips me again....


now i feel terrible :(
Tom.Lechner PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Tom.Lechner (member) 10 years ago
Fruit are such comical things, that I made 3 strobist fruit photos over the last few weeks, my favorite perhaps being the following... This is a composite shot, not sure if gets disqualified because of that. Each of the 9 source images was strobed the same:
Smoothie Fruit

Lighting setup:
Smoothie Fruit lighting setup


I know the rules say 1 per contest, but this time since there's only mine and Westwind's, please forgive me if I mention my other 2!

Fruit Punch The Fertile Croissant and the Forbidden Fruit
Whoowl 10 years ago
I feel bad for Westwind and Tom, they both did awesome jobs and no one really participated. I actually have mine scene all setup but ran out of time to shoot it last night. I will probably post my results anyway at some point, but still think it's a bummer about the lack of participation.
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
I agree... I am in the same boat you are... I had my material, just ran out of time.
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
Lets push the date out then? Submissions until July 7th at 11:59 PM when the voting closes////So the longer you take to submit the less of a chance that someone will vote on yours, because they'll have already put in their vote for heather or tom's.....(this is just a suggestion)
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
What about Westwind and Tom then? They got theirs in on time and so I say we vote between them, or at least give them some bonus points if the deadline is extended.
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
I am with Luke... Tom and Westwind got their on time. The vote should be for theirs.
Tom.Lechner PRO 10 years ago
It's not like we're getting a million bucks or anything.. I'm for just extending the deadline, if indeed more fruity pictures are on the way!
afraid caption [deleted] 10 years ago
I agree with Tom, I'm not in it for the competition, it's to challange myself and to see how others came up with thier ideas. Bring on the fruity pictures!!
Whoowl 10 years ago
Ok, I will post mine probably some time tomorrow then...

Not really sure they came out as good as they looked in my head, but I still like my idea. (FYI- My first shoot was very similar to Westwind's so I had to redo and come up with something different which is one reason I ran out of time)
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
So... is there a new due date then?
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
I still think submissions until July 7th at 11:59 PM...and the longer you take to get your picture in, the less of a possibility for someone to vote on yours (and the voting should take place until July 7th at 11:59 PM too) So basically if i dont post a picture until monday at 11pm, most people would have already voted on the pictures that are up and i'll have less of a chance to win...
Whoowl Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Whoowl (member) 10 years ago
I really didn't even want to share this because I was so unhappy with it. Don't have a setup shot because it was done with the strobe in one hand and the camera in the other.

Fruit Stoplight
Whoowl 10 years ago
Ok, so i am with Jeff in voting no more contests.
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
So is the pdxstrobist monthly photo challenges dead?

Or maybe we just need to reformat the voting concept to adapt to our group. Possibly incorporating the contest ideas into our monthly photoshoots. (ie. self portrait, fruit, etc...) and at the future meetups we would shoot with a distinct objective in mind. And this month would be a good start on it, because the "Attack of the Clones" event is basically something you could do for a monthly voting contest, but were incorporating it into a shoot.
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
Do people need to attend the event in order to participate in the contest then?
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
nope, thats the key...the event would just be an easy way to incorporate your shot, but you could always do it somewhere else.
afraid caption [deleted] 10 years ago
I like that idea, and if it doesn't seem to work either then maybe the contest idea will have to be put down and taken out of it's misery.
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