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Old 06-30-2008, 09:52 PM
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July 2008 Contest Discussion

Add your comments, questions or general discussion about the Contest entries here. This is also a great place to share your techniques or ask others about theirs.

Most members are eager to hear comments/suggestions about their entries, so please take the time to help each other out.
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Old 07-02-2008, 05:30 PM
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Re: July 2008 Contest Discussion

I have restarted twice now. I seem to learn the hard way. I have now developed a shape of a hybrid and I will attempt to merge the photos of the Zebra and the Elephant onto it. Hopfully I will get something this time to futher develope. If not I may try some other combination(s).

I am doing more research than anything else.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:48 PM
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Re: July 2008 Contest Discussion

Hmmm, how do I discuss the rules without discussing the rules??

"2. I will not answer questions concerning the rules. Interpretation of the rules is as important as execution."

*Final image must be exactly 600 pixels wide and 800 pixels high (cropping may be required).

Just an idiosyncrasy of mine, I hate to submit a sideways image!

Soooo, my question is do you really want sideways submissions?


I would much prefer submitting a 800X600

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Old 07-02-2008, 10:54 PM
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Re: July 2008 Contest Discussion

I'll let you answer your non-question yourself. Imagine you're the art director and you've already spent a zillion dollars on a poster layout, now you're contracting with retouchers for images to drop into the design. One of them sends you a sideways image. How would you respond?

Remember, these contests are designed to simulate professional assignments. We hope everyone has fun, and non-pros are welcome to enter, but they're really pretend jobs.
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:46 AM
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Re: July 2008 Contest Discussion

Gee thanks Doug, quite a thought provoking non-answer!

I guess that if I had already spent a zillion dollars on a poster layout and only had one spot left and it was in a portrait orientation because the layout staff designated that "the final image must be exactly 600 pixels wide and 800 pixels high".. I would kick it to the curb because there was no flexibility built into the drop in design space..

Then again with a small amount of fudging with borders and such it might be possible, if they were good enough, to place one or more landscape oriented photos into the mix.. especially if some of the other fantastic retouchers had the same composition problem and had also submitted landscapes, regardless of the "Rules"..

After all that's the way I made my zillions.. by being flexible and making the best of what was presented to me!

I still do not know what I am going to do.. submit the landscape or start new with a portrait.. guess I will just sleep on it and decide later..

Like stated above, I'm flexible, but gotta follow da rules.. submitting a portrait format (600 pixels wide and 800 pixels high) cause I do not want to get it kicked to the curb!

Laters,

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Old 07-08-2008, 01:57 AM
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stock pictures

hi all
can i just get clarification about these (and other) images from stock.xchng?
can i use them without paying (and without credit) in any personal project of my own? are they only for specific context use (like this contest)?
thanks for your response
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:42 AM
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Re: stock pictures

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hi all
can i just get clarification about these (and other) images from stock.xchng?
can i use them without paying (and without credit) in any personal project of my own? are they only for specific context use (like this contest)?
thanks for your response
karin
You might want to check the FAQs #6 thru #14 at:
http://www.sxc.hu/help/8
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:49 AM
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Re: July 2008 Contest Discussion

cool, thanks olbaldy
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:10 PM
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Re: July 2008 Contest Discussion

i must say, these are quite amusing, unique and very creative. i'm enjoying watching these come in
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:15 AM
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Re: July 2008 Contest Discussion

agree these are great so far but gee i do hope to see some more entries from this creative group. hint, hint craig - and all other members reading :-)
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