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Old 05-06-2007, 11:11 AM
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It's up to you to get (or make) the components, but take care that no copyrighted photos are used. The final result should pass for an actual photo.
frank, though it's not implicitly stated, i think the idea is to get 'components', plural, and composite something. and, in the case of photographing each piece by itself and then compositing those, i'd say that was also missing the flavor and point of the contest. but, strictly speaking, that would fit within the stated rules... '(or make) the components,'. i can certainly see the person working for the art director doing just such a thing. so, i guess the question is, will the 'art director', (the voters) go along with that or not?
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Old 05-06-2007, 02:10 PM
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I'm curious to know what the overall opinion is regarding this month's contest.

How do you feel if someone "posed" real items in front of an old stucco wall, waited for the light to be just right and took a photograph?
Given high speed internet, google and patience I bet most if not all of the sketch elements could be found pre-arranged in a photo (it is kind of a generic scene). I for one am very interested to see what you could come up with, and think the photography half of the process is something that is a bit neglected around here. How about a contest where are all image elements are 'taken' rather than 'borrowed'?

And thanks Kraellin, my stucco maintainance was in dire need of mañana.
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Old 05-06-2007, 03:06 PM
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Hi all,

This is really a good discussion thread this month. I'm guilty of photographing some of the components in my proposed entry. I see no problem with that.

I wanted a true early morning light, so I posed the table, chair, vase and coffe cup in my east-facing backyard and draped a sheet behind them. I took that part of the composition at 7:30 a.m. Assembling the items, photographing and then cutting them out took longer than trying to find photos on the internet.

I used that photo along with photos found on the internet: background (stucco building with window) and the trellis.

Lorraine

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Old 05-06-2007, 04:55 PM
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Hi Lorraine. If you post your photos in this thread they'll be on the internet, then you can find and use them.
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:27 PM
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Re: May 07 Discussion Thread

I don’t understand what the confusion is.
There are only two rules :

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* Turn the provided sketch into a photo.
* Final image must be exactly 800 pixels wide and 600 pixels high.

… & Frank Lopes would perfectly follow them. Any creation done using PS or PSP could hardly be called a photo.
I think we all agree with the second rule & the first one should be left alone to everyone’s own interpretation.

Just IMHO
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:38 PM
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Re: May 07 Discussion Thread

Well, we've had "monatages", photographs, internet searches.......
Thought I'd add a 3-D render to the melting pot.
(just a WIP, lots to do still)

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Old 05-06-2007, 05:58 PM
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Re: May 07 Discussion Thread

I don't think anyone will find something on the net that will duplicate the sketch exactly. Posing shots for compositing is fine with me and I'm happy for those who have the photographic talent to do so. I had most of the elements on hand except the dang trellis. Even if you have the elements, it's not easy to position them, get the perspective/proportion right, cast shadows and set the lighting THEN make sure it all still looks like a photograph. I have found it to be one of the most fun challenges I've done.
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Old 05-06-2007, 06:08 PM
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Thought I'd add a 3-D render to the melting pot.
I was hoping someone would use PSCS3's new 3D compositing features.
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Old 05-06-2007, 06:29 PM
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I think 3D render's only in the Extended version of PSCS3. I'm not going that far $$$ wise when I do upgrade. Actually, my upgrade will be a downgrade.. From CS2 Premium to CS3 Design Standard.
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Old 05-06-2007, 06:48 PM
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I was hoping someone would use PSCS3's new 3D compositing features.
Like Swampy said...
..and seeing as I already have "real" 3-D programs, no need to use 2-1/2.

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