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.
Freestyle: Motion Blur - Sep 9th
Motion Blur ... let's see some serious movement in your image! You may choose any subject you like, humans, animals, machinery, cars, planes ... whatever you like. You may achieve the effect of motion blur in-camera or add it in post-processing, it's entirely your choice. Show us your finest examples of Motion Blur!
Advanced: Store Fronts - Sep 17th
From the shopping mall to the mom and pop establishments. From the boutique's to the fruit stands lets look at places of commerce that make the world go round.
Freestyle: Sails - Sep 23rd
Sails, mainsails, spinnakers, sailing ships, yachts, even land yachts, it's the sails we want to see! Any kind of sail, even windmills, anything designed to catch the breeze. Do it your way, fabulous straight shots or layered compilations, montages, anything you like, the choice is all yours so come on guys ... blow us away!
Advanced: Something Yellow - Sep 24th
Automobiles, Flowers Houses, Birds, Fruits virtually any subject that is yellow in color is eligible for entry
Advanced: Great Places to Eat - Oct 1st
Great Place to Eat 2018
Some restaurants have a view we'd like to see those. Some don't we'd like to see those as well.
Some have Great food, show us those. Some have healthy menus and some not so much. We want to see em all. Inside and out
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.
Bonus: Gothic - date TBD
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...
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