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02/16/2005 12:31:54 PM · #1
Originally posted by EricSorenW:

I hope I am not offending anyone, but I assumed that this was about finding creative ways to shoot the portrait, not just another pic of yourself. Is this not more of an artistic design challenge?


I manage to somehow end up on the wrong side of the lens on an average of about once every two years, so for me, even doing a portrait of myself is being creative.

(I waited til 20 minutes before the deadline to take the picture and didn't post til 11:58 Eastern)

02/15/2005 04:56:26 PM · #2
Originally posted by GoldBerry:

Originally posted by thatcloudthere:

Yeah, but all the men seem so full of angst or lonely or dark or just downright pessimistic.


True, I can depress myself all by my onesies - I don't need a man for that. But I do need someone to hold my hair out of the ice cream.
:-)


lol
02/15/2005 04:53:34 PM · #3
Originally posted by thatcloudthere:

Yeah, but all the men seem so full of angst or lonely or dark or just downright pessimistic.


True, I can depress myself all by my onesies - I don't need a man for that. But I do need someone to hold my hair out of the ice cream.
:-)
02/15/2005 04:29:50 PM · #4
Originally posted by GoldBerry:

Just went through them: a lot of really great shots. And apparently a woman has a good chance of landing herself a man on DPC - there were barely any female entries so I'd say the ratio of men to women is pretty damn good.

:-)


Yeah, but all the men seem so full of angst or lonely or dark or just downright pessimistic.
02/15/2005 04:27:39 PM · #5
who needs a man? ....sorry ;) couldnt resist
02/15/2005 04:24:23 PM · #6
Just went through them: a lot of really great shots. And apparently a woman has a good chance of landing herself a man on DPC - there were barely any female entries so I'd say the ratio of men to women is pretty damn good.

:-)
02/15/2005 04:04:56 PM · #7
The challenge is what you make of it. If you choose to submit an artistic interpretation of the challenge that's cool. But this time around I decided to try a very straight forward portrait using the techniques I might use to do a portrait of someone else. The purpose being to make a decent photo of the person in the picture.

I'm interested in improving my technical photography skills at the moment.

John

Message edited by author 2005-02-15 16:05:36.
02/15/2005 03:24:21 PM · #8
I'm almost shocked! I have 202 votes in a challenge with 245 entries....

and there is 5 days left for the challenge! wow...I feel REALLY behind!
02/15/2005 02:36:56 PM · #9
actually, i viewed this as more of a technical challenge than a "be creative" challenge ... but there is a lot of both i think. as has been said before, we aren't all beautiful ... so a person could have done a fantastic job and still not get the call from GQ - doesn't mean they should get voted down.

Originally posted by EricSorenW:

Maybe I am not seeing a lot of the pictures as everyone else is. Most of the pics, in my opinion, are basic just plain ole' portrait shots of themselves. I hope I am not offending anyone, but I assumed that this was about finding creative ways to shoot the portrait, not just another pic of yourself. Is this not more of an artistic design challenge? Apparently, from a lower score than I thought I would get on my photo, most people disagree. Can anyone help me with this? Does art not count towards the photo, breaking from the mundane?
02/15/2005 02:31:01 PM · #10
Maybe I am not seeing a lot of the pictures as everyone else is. Most of the pics, in my opinion, are basic just plain ole' portrait shots of themselves. I hope I am not offending anyone, but I assumed that this was about finding creative ways to shoot the portrait, not just another pic of yourself. Is this not more of an artistic design challenge? Apparently, from a lower score than I thought I would get on my photo, most people disagree. Can anyone help me with this? Does art not count towards the photo, breaking from the mundane?
02/15/2005 01:42:30 PM · #11
Originally posted by scalvert:

Someone with a bushy beard shoulda spoofed Theodor38's portrait with "Furrtaceous"


I would have but I had just shaved the day i took the pic. :P
02/15/2005 01:41:13 PM · #12
Someone with a bushy beard shoulda spoofed Theodor38's portrait with "Furrtaceous"
02/15/2005 12:19:33 PM · #13
Originally posted by rgarciah55:

Originally posted by Discraft:

it seems like many people where waiting for this challenge to make there beards.. :)


I've had my beard for 20 years now, and I'm proud of it!! 8-D


Last time I shaved my beard was in graduate school in 1978 after losing it in a bet (over how many publications I could get in a summer). But I never agreed to shave the mustache, so I've not been clean shaven since 1974.

Hairy and proud of it. ;)
02/15/2005 11:38:46 AM · #14
Originally posted by rgarciah55:

Originally posted by Discraft:

it seems like many people where waiting for this challenge to make there beards.. :)


I've had my beard for 20 years now, and I'm proud of it!! 8-D


me too. and everytime I shave mine off and look in the mirror, I am reminded why I grew it in the first place! gotta cover that ugly mug up right away! :)

Dave
02/15/2005 11:32:06 AM · #15
Originally posted by Discraft:

it seems like many people where waiting for this challenge to make there beards.. :)


I've had my beard for 20 years now, and I'm proud of it!! 8-D
02/15/2005 11:17:26 AM · #16
Originally posted by ubique:

It's true there are many very attractive and photogenic DPC'ers. But how about all the facial hair? Haven't seen so many beards, stubble & moustaches since I accidentally blundered into a gay biker bar. Of course, I'm just referring to the guys here. The ladies' entries all appear reassuringly clean shaven.


that's what happens when the challenge ends on a sunday (in N.A. anyway). I always shoot entries last minute, and no way I was going to spend time gettin' purdy if I wasn't on my way to work :)
02/15/2005 10:52:20 AM · #17
Originally posted by nsbca7:

Besides, it gives us that distinguished photographer look!


I agree! ....and shaving takes time away from important things - this response, for example.
02/15/2005 06:17:43 AM · #18
I also am blown away by how gorgeous all the men are (ladies too but I pay less attention to them, sorry heehee). Every picture, I was "Oh he's cute! [click] Oh HE's cute too! [click] Ooo another cutie..." heh heh heh

Message edited by author 2005-02-15 06:18:27.
02/15/2005 05:05:42 AM · #19
Im shocked at how many famous lookie-likeys we have here. I've seen 2 spocks, a tim robins and phil collins with a tash so far and I've not finished voting.

John

02/14/2005 07:07:45 PM · #20
I just finished voting.

I got
4--10's
3--9's
6--8's

Some talented photographers here

02/14/2005 07:05:14 PM · #21
This has been a good challenge so far. Its much more interesting than I thought. I scored 2 tens, 8 nines, and 15 eights.
02/14/2005 06:53:46 PM · #22
Originally posted by ubique:

It's true there are many very attractive and photogenic DPC'ers. But how about all the facial hair? Haven't seen so many beards, stubble & moustaches since I accidentally blundered into a gay biker bar. Of course, I'm just referring to the guys here. The ladies' entries all appear reassuringly clean shaven.


I think we're all just too sorry to shave. My case anyway.

Besides, it gives us that distinguished photographer look!

.

Message edited by author 2005-02-14 18:55:27.
02/14/2005 06:43:09 PM · #23
it seems like many people where waiting for this challenge to make there beards.. :)
It's true there are lots of great portraits here. it was fun to vote on this challenge, haven't voted for a long time. :)
02/14/2005 06:40:45 PM · #24
I didn't even look at this challenge until I read this thread. Wow! Seem we have quite a few photographers who are just as happy in front of the lens as behind.
02/14/2005 06:39:06 PM · #25
Originally posted by ubique:

It's true there are many very attractive and photogenic DPC'ers. But how about all the facial hair? Haven't seen so many beards, stubble & moustaches since I accidentally blundered into a gay biker bar. Of course, I'm just referring to the guys here. The ladies' entries all appear reassuringly clean shaven.


Guess we're all caught in some kind of weird Miami Vice time warp (sans the pastel suits). ;)
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