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    Posted: 01 July 2014 at 03:25
July Challenge:
Think Outside the Box

2014
Thumbnails


This is the thread for posting your 'thumbnails' for the challenge.
It will let you build up a mini gallery of your own shots for the challenge.

Rules:

- no talk please, we have the Talk Thread for this purpose
- there should be exactly one post for each member participating in challenge
- in this post please place small versions of your shots linked to the post where the original is placed: see details below
- go back and 'edit' your single post when you have a thumbnail to add for a new day
- no "place holders" please; only start your thumbnails post when you have posted your first photo in the challenge


How to post thumbnails

Basically you want a code with this structure:

[URL=post][IMG]thumbnail[/IMG][/URL]

What you have to do is fill in 'post' and 'thumbnail' correctly.

'post' is the address of the post that you created within the challenge photo thread. If you look at that post, find your user name on the left, then a little to the right you'll see either a little blue circle or a yellow star. Click on that and it will take your post to the top of the visible page, and then in the address bar at the top of your browser will be the exact address of your individual post. Copy and paste that in place of 'post'.


'thumbnail' is the address of your thumbnail.
Your image hosting service may provide a way to return a thumbnail sized version of your shot. For instance in Flickr you can select a thumbnail size of your photo. If your hosting service does not support this, create and upload a thumbnail yourself and then use that. Copy and paste the web address in 'thumbnail'.


For instance: your 'post' address is:
http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/oktoberfest-day-1_topic83717_post978382.html#978382

and your 'thumbnail' address is:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7147/6722511297_011cc2407e_o.jpg


Then the resulting code for your thumbnail will be:

[URL=http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/oktoberfest-day-1_topic83717_post978382.html#978382][IMG]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7147/6722511297_011cc2407e_o.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

And your thumbnail photo will 'magically' appear; and when you click on the thumbnail you will be taken to the 'original' photo in the day thread.


When you add a new image, don't start a new thumbnail post, just edit your existing thumbnail post and add a similar entry for the next one, maybe with 2 or 3 spaces between the entries.


Hope this helps - do ask if you need any help.
When you do it it for the first time, it's a bit of a ..., well, challenge. But then you'll get the hang of it and making thumbnails becomes a piece of cake.

*Note: credit goes to past Challenge hosts for creating the text for this post.
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My Challenge - Work through The List Of Ideas as presented in the signup thread but skipping stuff that I'm familiar or comfortable with. There are some ideas I'd love to try but I've done them before. I'll have to pass by many ideas in the list to keep the number of shots less than 20 (as per challenge rules)

(a) unusual perspectives
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(b) Pass - familiar. non-traditional close-up or macro work, including close-up filters, extension tubes, reversal rings, etc.

(c) abstracts
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    (d) freelensing

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    (e) Pass - familiar. extreme post processing. (If you do this, you're encouraged to post both the BEFORE and the AFTER picture after you PP).
    (f) Pass - Familiar.Orton effect
    (g) unusual bokeh (either with your regular lenses, or by creating a shaped aperture with a piece of dark paper, placed over your lens. You can even put fingers right in front of your lens to create unusual bokeh.)
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    (h) experiment with the unusual settings or modes on your camera
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    (i) painting with light
    (j) long exposures
    (k) pinhole exposures (drill a small hole in a body cap and you've suddenly created a pinhole camera)
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    (l) unusual lenses

    (m) Pass- Familiar - high key
    (n) Pass - Familiar - low key
    (o) unusual lighting
    (p) unusual or selective focus techniques
    (q) reflected images (just pay attention and you'll realize how many reflected images there are in the world)
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    (r) using objects with unusual optical properties. You can even stick another lens, mirror, prism, etc. in front of your regular lens to make an unusual image.
    (s) Pass - Familiar - Focus stacking
    (t) Pass - I don't have the right camera. if you use a film a-mount camera,you could try developing the film yourself, double exposures, re-imaging film negatives, or even unusual film developing techniques.
    (u) unusual filters or substances on your filters, like Vasoline, to give you a soft focus look.
    (v) build your own lens or modify existing lenses (if you have any cheap lenses that you never use? Why not modify them to give you a unique look?) Here's one link on making lenses.
    (w) zooming while shooting
    (x) panning while shootin
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    (y) step out of your comfort zone could be to try photographing different kinds of subjects than you normally do. For example, ask a stranger on the street if you can take his or her portrait.
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    (z) Pass - I don't have the camera. Infrared, Ultra-violet, full spectrum, etc. (Requires special film or special camera modifications.
    (aa) Brenizer Method
    (bb) Working with miniatures
    (cc) surrealistic or fantastical scenes (often involve lots of PP)
    (dd) Unusual image sizes or shapes
    (ee) Series of images, such as triptychs or pollyptychs
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    (ff) anything else creative and unusual you can think of!

(zz) Concert Photography with Kit Lens
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(zzz) shots at a crowded place without any people visible
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(zzzzz) Colour Pop
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    My challenge is to paint with light.

    In my photographic 'career' I have learned that in a photo the out of focus area is just as important as the in focus area. In this challenge I want to explore if I can throw 'in focus' out of the box and make the out of focus area the most important part of the image. For 'out of focus' you can also read 'unsharp' or 'blurry'.

    I guess that the more out of focus aka unsharp aka blurry a photo is, the more impressionistic and painterly it becomes. In this sense my challenge is all about painting with light.


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