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02/19/2014 02:25:07 AM · #1
Foreground Bokeh

Foreground Bokeh II

Some amazing images here Best of luck to all who enter

Rememeber Minimal Editing applies

Message edited by author 2014-02-19 02:26:55.
02/19/2014 06:43:58 AM · #2
Ping!!!!!

Repeating again it is "Minimal Editing"
02/19/2014 06:53:23 AM · #3
ruined it with the ruleset...

ETA, why note the minimal ruleset?

Message edited by author 2014-02-19 07:05:16.
02/19/2014 07:26:21 AM · #4
Originally posted by Mike:

ETA, why note the minimal ruleset?


Seriously? When on every minimal challenge there are posts bemoaning how people have gone out and shot and only realised it's minimal after the fact?
02/19/2014 07:47:14 AM · #5
Now class, everyone pick up your camera, go to the image settings menu, and change it to jpg large (or fine or whatever). If you want you can make it RAW/NEF and jpg fine/large, but remember to submit the jpg! And fill the frame, no cropping allowed!
02/19/2014 07:55:53 AM · #6
Originally posted by snaffles:

Now class, everyone pick up your camera, go to the image settings menu, and change it to jpg large (or fine or whatever). If you want you can make it RAW/NEF and jpg fine/large, but remember to submit the jpg! And fill the frame, no cropping allowed!


Yes mam! This would help to complete the DPC semester :)
02/19/2014 07:56:20 AM · #7
Originally posted by pamb:

Originally posted by Mike:

ETA, why note the minimal ruleset?


Seriously? When on every minimal challenge there are posts bemoaning how people have gone out and shot and only realised it's minimal after the fact?


I was one of them :)
02/19/2014 10:39:19 AM · #8
I don't know what the Minimal ruleset hopes to accomplish except to pander to the people who don't want to bother with post-processing their work. It doesn't level the playing field. Better photographers will not be handicapped by rules. Artists will not be restrained by rules. Rules do a pretty good job at controlling what people can see on the DPC website, though. Hm. That could be it.
02/19/2014 10:59:33 AM · #9
This is a good challenge with minimal ruleset. It will test one's skill with camera and lens, while at the same time reduce dependence on postprocessing enhancements. It's very good to have a variety of challenges and rulesets to expand our range.
02/19/2014 11:01:39 AM · #10
Minimal
I don't mind and do think this is a particularly good challenge for the rule set. If only I could get rid of the sensor dust spot that has plagued me since I got the camera!!
02/19/2014 11:34:17 AM · #11
Originally posted by nam:

Minimal
I don't mind and do think this is a particularly good challenge for the rule set. If only I could get rid of the sensor dust spot that has plagued me since I got the camera!!

Pecpads, swab and eclipse. Upon visual examination of the sensor, can you spot the spot?
02/19/2014 11:36:49 AM · #12
Originally posted by hahn23:

Originally posted by nam:

Minimal
I don't mind and do think this is a particularly good challenge for the rule set. If only I could get rid of the sensor dust spot that has plagued me since I got the camera!!

Pecpads, swab and eclipse. Upon visual examination of the sensor, can you spot the spot?


Thanks. I have even had this factory cleaned because there was a different problem and I had to send it in. One stubborn spot remains. I try to shoot around it in minimal LOL
02/19/2014 11:47:43 AM · #13
Originally posted by pixelpig:

I don't know what the Minimal ruleset hopes to accomplish except to pander to the people who don't want to bother with post-processing their work.

It's VERY easy to post-process in OOF blur in advanced editing. Running this under minimal editing requires photographers to get up-close and personal with their gear, always a good thing in moderation.
02/19/2014 06:06:53 PM · #14
OMG...just saw the challenge and got some great shots today that WOULD have been wonderful...but I was shooting RAW today. *kicks own butt* Wish I had know before I went....ugh! My own fault, but normal for me. Meh!
02/21/2014 03:26:36 PM · #15
Almost missed the "minimal editing" rule. Had a great idea while installing some updates on my PC, have to skip that (or not).
02/21/2014 03:28:49 PM · #16
In minimal, is the "sharpen" command a one time thing, or can it be applied multiple times?
02/21/2014 04:26:27 PM · #17
No, only one time and you can't use any method that is adjustable.
02/21/2014 04:26:58 PM · #18
Originally posted by LN13:

In minimal, is the "sharpen" command a one time thing, or can it be applied multiple times?


It can be applied several times (NO sliders) and you can boost you camera settings
02/21/2014 04:45:44 PM · #19
Originally posted by LN13:

In minimal, is the "sharpen" command a one time thing, or can it be applied multiple times?


Originally posted by hajeka:

No, only one time and you can't use any method that is adjustable.


Originally posted by Ja-9:


It can be applied several times (NO sliders) and you can boost you camera settings


should we go for best 2 out of 3?

: )

I ask, because I was under the impression that it was one application, but then, on the last minimal challenge, I read someones' notes and they indicated multiple applications.
02/21/2014 05:16:01 PM · #20
I do not see any restriction in the Minimal rules that specifies the number of times you can use the Sharpen command, so I it sounds like multiple runs would be legal. But, you might want to PM Bear or sent SC the question.
02/21/2014 05:20:12 PM · #21
I think you can sharpen as many times as you like but you can only resize once.
02/21/2014 05:31:21 PM · #22
Correct: you can only resize once (no "step resizing") but you can hit the "sharpen" button as often as you wish.
02/21/2014 05:49:17 PM · #23
Good to know. Thanks!
02/21/2014 07:50:44 PM · #24
Originally posted by pixelpig:

I don't know what the Minimal ruleset hopes to accomplish except to pander to the people who don't want to bother with post-processing their work. It doesn't level the playing field. Better photographers will not be handicapped by rules. Artists will not be restrained by rules. Rules do a pretty good job at controlling what people can see on the DPC website, though. Hm. That could be it.


pander to me. no really, I doubt there is anyone who doesn't normally do the tiniest little something to his or her entry, as a rule.

on the other hand, maybe we should have a challenge that asks us to exploit one particular pp process to absurdity.
02/21/2014 09:32:38 PM · #25
That would be fun!
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