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Vote now for Back to the 50s Exhibition!

21 December 2012 - Posted by rovhazman, in Challenges

Did you look at the Back to the 50s 2012 Thumbnails??
Aren't there so many amazing photos?
I think they deserve Back to the 50s Exhibition!

The idea is quite simple: we want to select the best shot from each Back to the 50s participant and put together a nice "best of" exhibition.

Voting process has just been started so please feel free to jump right here, check all the rules, and cast your vote(s).
:-)

BTW, everyone is welcome to vote! Even if you didn't take part in the challenge. ;-)

Time to go back to the 50's!

23 November 2012 - Posted by rovhazman, in Challenges

Remember your 50's? 

These lenses that used to be all you need? Now it is time to take them out and clean the dust - week 50 is approaching!

Sign up for Dyxum week 50 2012. Now!


Voting For Oktoberfest Exhibition Opened

07 November 2012, in Challenges

October might have ended a few days ago but this does not mean that OKTOBERFEST VI also came to the end :-)  

We still have something special prepared for you: Oktoberfest Exhibition!

The idea is quite simple: we want to select the best shot from each Oktoberfest participant and put together a nice "best of" exhibition.

Voting process has just been started so please feel free to jump right here, check all the rules, and cast your vote(s) :-)

OKTOBERFEST VI has started!

30 September 2012 - Posted by MiPr, in Challenges

After a long period of waiting OKTOBERFEST VI is officially opened - for a few hours in fact!  

All threads are ready for your photos, thumbnails, and discussion - just go to the Challenges section of the forum.

BTW, it's still time to take part in this challenge: jump right here and sign-in. And then check Oktoberfest Guidelines and FAQs which will explain all details.  

Hurry! Only 5 days left!

25 September 2012 - Posted by MiPr, in Challenges

Yepp, only 5 days left to join Oktoberfest!

... errr ... not THAT Oktoberfest - no beer involved unless you would like to get better stabilised shots ...

So, jump right here and sign-in. And then check Oktoberfest Guidelines and FAQs which will explain all details. 

OKTOBERFEST is coming

11 September 2012 - Posted by MiPr, in Challenges

Oktoberfest? Huh? That beer festival in Germany?

Nah, that's much better than this: quicker, higher, stronger, hotter, more seductive ... ;-)  

Just check Oktoberfest Guidelines and FAQs for all details. And then jump right here and sign-in.

Or better do the opposite: sign-in and then check guidelines ;-)

Beware! Postcards flying around!

24 July 2012 - Posted by MiPr, in Challenges

Dxyum Postcard Exchange 2012 is in the "sending" phase! Now the postcards are flying around the World to their recipients :-) 


Please see the DPE 2012 talk thread for all details (and to learn what the DPE is about) and you are more than welcome to join us in the DPE Picture Thread where you will be able to see all those postcards in electronic form.


And if you wonder how the previous editions looked like then jump right to DPE 2009DPE 2010,  and  DPE 2011.


<-- Postcard sent from bonneville to alpha_in_exile

July Youly

21 June 2012 - Posted by MiPr, in Challenges

Yes, I know that it sounds strange and probably you wonder what all this "July Youly" is about ... 


No worries - jump right to this Dyxum thread to find everything about this new challenge ...

April Foolishness Started

03 April 2012 - Posted by MiPr, in Challenges

Just a small reminder that April Foolishness was started last Sunday.


You still has a chance to join us on this challenge - just jump in and enjoy!

 

And even if you decided to not challenge yourself this time you are always welcome to visit the challenge "day threads", look what others managed to squeeze out of their primes, and drop a comment or two in the talk thread. I'm sure your comments and suggestions will be the most welcome and appreciated.

April Foolishness! Yay!

16 March 2012 - Posted by MiPr, in Challenges

Spring is coming. The nature is slowly awaking after that awfully stagnant period (at least in the up-over part of The Ball, not the down-under ;-)). Photographers are also awaking from their winter sleep. Yepp, that's about time for APRIL FOOLISHNESS :-D


For anybody wondering WTH the April Foolishness is here's short explanation:


April Foolishness is a challenge. However the challenge is not from Dyxum to you. You challenge yourself! The objectives are:

    • (i) to get you out shooting more pictures
    • (ii) to develop your photographic skills 
    • (iii) to enjoy photography 
    • (iv) to enjoy photography 
    • (v) did we mention "to enjoy photography"?
More detailed set of rules is:

    1. Shoot for the whole month with one, prime lens (if you do not have a prime – fixed focal length - you want to use you can shoot using a zoom, fixed to one focal length… you cannot change the focal length). Any ONE lens is okay, but you should decide in advance.
    2. Yepp, the above means taking photographs every day with single lens (that's why we call it Foolishness) and post one picture for each day. So the drill is pic-a-day but 7/week or 3/week is okay too if you are too busy to keep shooting daily.
    3. Use only Sony or Minolta A-mount cameras (but other old Minolta mount SLRs/DSLRs of historical interest are allowed because we love that kind of foolishness). OK, NEX is allowed too. Oh, well ...
    4. Because the point is to shoot only one point of view, only minimal cropping is allowed to straighten, etc. However, you may crop ONE SIDE in order to present a picture in a square or other format planned when you took the shot (the point is that you compose in the viewfinder/LV and not on the computer).
    5. You may add some other "bolts" like "all photos in B&W" or "straight from the camera" or "all photos taken standing on one leg with my tongue out" or ... A perfect challenge should be difficult for you but not impossible.
    6. If you cannot post frequently due to problems with internet access that is okay. You can still join and catch up with posts when you can. If you do not have time to process your photos fully, don’t worry – post them with minimal processing. This is not a beauty contest :-D
So do not hesitate and jump in and get your share of April Foolishness - you can subscribe in here.
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