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08/23/2015 11:23:54 PM · #1
Use another photograph taken during the challenge to add texture to your original. It should be perfectly legal under Advanced rules.

We could all use a little practice doing this, right?
08/23/2015 11:54:29 PM · #2
Originally posted by pixelpig:

Use another photograph taken during the challenge to add texture to your original. It should be perfectly legal under Advanced rules.

We could all use a little practice doing this, right?


I like the idea a lot but I'm still nervous doing this in advanced.
08/24/2015 12:00:59 AM · #3
We currently have no source or date restrictions on texture overlay images in Advanced Editing. The only gray area is when an "overlay" becomes so prominent an element of the image that it becomes a subject in and of itself, basically. It's been quite a while since we've DQ'd an entry on this rule, so people seem to have a good handle on it. I do remember one fairly recently, actually, where the photographer used a shot of clouds as a "texture" to put clouds into an empty sky, and THAT became a double-exposure in our eyes...

That said, is it sensible to have a challenge where you're REQUIRED to shoot your own texture that week? I mean, maybe it is, but I'm not sure it's worthwhile. Just a "Texture Overlay" challenge works for me, encourage people to play with the technique. What do y'all think?
08/24/2015 12:04:58 AM · #4
What's wrong with REQUIRING people to shoot their own texture for one particular overlay challenge?
08/24/2015 12:16:17 AM · #5
It's so easy to do, once you try finding your own overlay textures you discover...they're everywhere!

And then, later, we could share?

Message edited by author 2015-08-24 00:17:49.
08/24/2015 12:47:48 AM · #6
I'm fine with that then. When I write it up I'll do it that way. But it will require a flag on the challenge for compliance.
08/24/2015 01:00:56 AM · #7
Well then OK. Good idea, IMO, to get out & find your own overlays.
09/06/2015 02:43:48 PM · #8
Are we doing this?...sounds like fun.
09/14/2015 11:04:24 AM · #9
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I'm fine with that then. When I write it up I'll do it that way. But it will require a flag on the challenge for compliance.


so, can we also have a litte more leeway in this one to ALLOW the texture to become a (more) prominent feature?

Message edited by author 2015-09-14 11:04:50.
09/14/2015 11:13:27 AM · #10
Originally posted by mefnj:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I'm fine with that then. When I write it up I'll do it that way. But it will require a flag on the challenge for compliance.


so, can we also have a litte more leeway in this one to ALLOW the texture to become a (more) prominent feature?


OOOH good point & an enthusiastic YES! from me.
09/14/2015 03:59:26 PM · #11
What about providing us with 4 or 5 "interesting" textures and requiring us to do something with one of them?
09/14/2015 05:52:08 PM · #12
Originally posted by backdoorhippie:

What about providing us with 4 or 5 "interesting" textures and requiring us to do something with one of them?

You could also specify using something from the DPC Textures Library if you want some kind of limitation -- texture used could be easily referenced in the notes ...
09/14/2015 05:52:53 PM · #13
Originally posted by pixelpig:

Originally posted by mefnj:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I'm fine with that then. When I write it up I'll do it that way. But it will require a flag on the challenge for compliance.


so, can we also have a litte more leeway in this one to ALLOW the texture to become a (more) prominent feature?


OOOH good point & an enthusiastic YES! from me.


aye, aye.
09/14/2015 05:55:45 PM · #14
Originally posted by backdoorhippie:

What about providing us with 4 or 5 "interesting" textures and requiring us to do something with one of them?

THAT's an interesting idea. Any of you folks wanna get together and find those 5 textures?
09/14/2015 06:00:38 PM · #15
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by backdoorhippie:

What about providing us with 4 or 5 "interesting" textures and requiring us to do something with one of them?

THAT's an interesting idea. Any of you folks wanna get together and find those 5 textures?


I haven't been around much lately, but this would be fun. Second eye surgery is on thursday, though, so I'd have a bit of time when I'm not around (it took a bit of time for the eye to adjust, and the other is still rather glarey)
09/14/2015 06:42:19 PM · #16
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by backdoorhippie:

What about providing us with 4 or 5 "interesting" textures and requiring us to do something with one of them?

THAT's an interesting idea. Any of you folks wanna get together and find those 5 textures?

We already have 420 textures available in the Library -- why not pick from those?
09/14/2015 06:47:17 PM · #17
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by backdoorhippie:

What about providing us with 4 or 5 "interesting" textures and requiring us to do something with one of them?

THAT's an interesting idea. Any of you folks wanna get together and find those 5 textures?

We already have 420 textures available in the Library -- why not pick from those?


Because there some really cool ones out there. :)
09/14/2015 08:11:48 PM · #18
I still prefer to have people find their own overlays for once, and can't, for the life of me, see why that should be a problem.

Or maybe I could provide my own overlay and 'borrow' a main photo.

Message edited by author 2015-09-14 20:13:35.
09/14/2015 08:32:52 PM · #19
Originally posted by jomari:

I still prefer to have people find their own overlays for once, and can't, for the life of me, see why that should be a problem.

Or maybe I could provide my own overlay and 'borrow' a main photo.


ha.
09/14/2015 08:34:14 PM · #20
Originally posted by jomari:

I still prefer to have people find their own overlays for once, and can't, for the life of me, see why that should be a problem.

Or maybe I could provide my own overlay and 'borrow' a main photo.


ha! good one!
09/14/2015 10:48:14 PM · #21
Originally posted by jomari:

I still prefer to have people find their own overlays for once, and can't, for the life of me, see why that should be a problem.

Or maybe I could provide my own overlay and 'borrow' a main photo.


haha! the idea that "any old texture" will do is a way of discounting the technique, limiting it to a "trick" in photoshop.
09/15/2015 08:32:55 AM · #22
Originally posted by jomari:

I still prefer to have people find their own overlays for once, and can't, for the life of me, see why that should be a problem.


I don't think it would be a problem, I think it would be interesting to see how a group of photographers pick from and use a limited number of shared images. Is there one that appeals to more folks than others? Is there one that no one wants to bother with? How differently are the same textures utilized? Which uses are most creative.

I think having a common element across the group of photos allows for the viewer to judge not just the photograph but the photographer's use of a common element. If 10 chose the same texture and 9 used it the same way, do I want to reward the 10th?

There are a million textures out there, so this becomes yet another free study challenge. Narrowing the scope forces the photographer to think ahead since they have to use one of these textures in a photograph instead of having to find one that works with a photograph they've already taken.

09/15/2015 08:36:41 AM · #23
Found this site in no time offering "Totally free textures for everyone!"

I'd be happy to choose 5, or better yet have the OP choose 5.
09/15/2015 08:46:32 AM · #24
Originally posted by pixelpig:

Use another photograph taken during the challenge to add texture to your original. It should be perfectly legal under Advanced rules.

We could all use a little practice doing this, right?


This was the OP suggestion. How about we do this first. Then, with all due respect, throw the other idea in as a different challenge later on.
09/15/2015 09:09:58 AM · #25
Originally posted by jomari:

Originally posted by pixelpig:

Use another photograph taken during the challenge to add texture to your original. It should be perfectly legal under Advanced rules.

We could all use a little practice doing this, right?


This was the OP suggestion. How about we do this first. Then, with all due respect, throw the other idea in as a different challenge later on.


I have no problem with that. All I'd ask, as I read through this, is that however this gets written up it's done in such a way that we don't run into the stuff we did during the side-by-side adventure. With the "so, can we also have a litte more leeway in this one to ALLOW the texture to become a (more) prominent feature?" suggestion we're now running the razors edge between simply adding textures and making pseudo-composites in an Advanced Editing challenge.
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