This is a locked topic that will announce upcoming contests ahead of time, in order to give you all extra time to get your creative juices flowing and plan your entries in advance. So if you're interested in what's coming up, just pop in here and find out
These contest rules apply to the all the corresponding contests below. If you are unsure about what's allowed or what a specific contest entails you're more than welcome to ask the photo quartermasters; MrsHjort, mickey2bagz, Defyaugury or pixelpusher.
All entries must abide by the entry requirements as stated in the FAQs.
All entries must abide by the entry requirements as stated in the FAQs. Sometimes, Bonus Contests may allow you to use methods or techniques that are not allowed by default. If the rules differ from the ordinary ones in any way, it will be stated so in the contest description.
Freestyle contests are designed to allow complete artistic freedom of expression. They do not follow the usual editing allowances and the standard Photo deck editing rules are set aside. Blending of multiple images using photo editing tools, textures and overlays, artistic effects including elements of illustration and lighting changes are all allowed. The finished image is what matters and how you achieve that is up to you. However, these contests are Photo deck contests and your photograph(s) must always remain the main subjects, other components are all allowed but should be supportive to the main photographs.
Bonus: Gothic - July 19th
A no holds bar epic gothic battle... it should be dark and melancholy. You may have double exposures and photoshopping ... but all images must be your own...
Have Fun... and good Luck
Advanced: Primates 2018 - July 23rd
Most likely this involves a trip to the zoo. Perhaps you have them in the wild where you live or have an organ grinder in your town square. However you get we would love to see them
Advanced: Selfies - July 26th
It's time to turn the camera around on yourself.....to step in front of the lens. Although the word "selfie" is of recent origin, self-portraits in photography were among the earliest photos ever taken. So let's continue this fine tradition.
Show us your best shot(s) of yourself.
Your photo should include all or just part of your face. It may include anything else in the foreground or background that is consistent with the Dagger Bay photo guidelines
Freestyle: Mirrors - July 29th
Mirrors are fantastic things, they can be used to produce all kinds of stunning creative effects. For this contest we want you to show us what you can do with mirrors. Anything at all involving mirrors, any subject from simple single reflections to carefully constructed set pieces ... we'll even accept mirror selfies if they are amusing enough. As this is a Freestyle contest you may stack up those layers if you so desire ... do whatever you like to create your wonderfully artistic winning entry!
Bonus: Surrealism - Date TBD
Surrealism through the lens can be pretty cool! Forced perspective shots, levitations, creative light painting - do whatever you want, as long as it's an effect created through traditional means. Find lots of inspiration here.
Please note that normal photo editing allowances and rules will still apply. We will however be a bit more allowing when it comes to cloning, meaning you are allowed to remove the things you need to use to create the illusion of an effect (such as strings or supports etc.), should you choose to use them.
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