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02/22/2006 08:10:18 AM · #1
(or multiple ribbons)...

1) Move to Iceland (you're pretty much guaranteed one ribbon-winning shot on every outing, whether during the 'golden hour' or not).

2) Put a brown mop on your head, put on a sad face, and sit in a room with some weird lighting and weird objects strewn about (This works particularly well if you are a young male between the ages of 16 and 20, otherwise, just try and turn your head from the camera).

3) Move to Thailand (or just find a group of Thai people huddled together somewhere in your hometown. Open up your aperture, effectively blurring the background, and toss them a dollar or two a piece and have them either smile and play, or look sad and desperate).

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I know, these are things we can all do. It used to be much more complicated to get a ribbon. We actually used to have to go find flowers and have a drop of water somewhere in the photo in order to place in the top 3. Now it's much more simple. Good luck in getting your ribbon. If you follow one of my three simple steps, you'll be well on your way.

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02/22/2006 08:15:54 AM · #2
hehe :)

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02/22/2006 08:26:54 AM · #3
great idea on the disclaimer!! he he
02/22/2006 08:26:58 AM · #4
lolololol
02/22/2006 08:28:58 AM · #5
I'm from iceland... I don't have any ribbon... now I am sad.. i am a failing Icelander
02/22/2006 08:29:01 AM · #6
You sound sour. I don't know if a ribbon is really that important. I think I don't have to mention that you take great photos, why should you care about taking the 2nd or 6th place? All are respected in the hight you finish regulary.
From a distant view, there's some truth in ribbons go to clishes for months. If there's something like stock art photography, we all know it. But the voters are ourselves, why not to change the schemes?
02/22/2006 08:30:28 AM · #7
Excuse me!!!! ::puts on snooty face::

The best way to get a ribbon is ...

Go to the fabric store, walk over to the ribbon bins and buy some pretty blue ribbon ;)
02/22/2006 08:30:58 AM · #8
gazdi, I'm not sour, it's meant lightheartedly, in a joking manner...Just trying to get a nice chuckle out of everyone as a way to start the day.
02/22/2006 08:31:57 AM · #9
Originally posted by Bolti:

I'm from iceland... I don't have any ribbon... now I am sad.. i am a failing Icelander


ROFL!!!

Never mind, I am sure your time will come.
:))
P
02/22/2006 09:53:42 AM · #10
Well I opened this thread and began to read with pen in hand, ready to take notes. However! Now I have even more questions!

Originally posted by deapee:


1) Move to Iceland (you're pretty much guaranteed one ribbon-winning shot on every outing, whether during the 'golden hour' or not).

LOL... at this point, I'm wondering if Iceland has actual people in it other than photographers. :) It seems like it's just a land with tons of gorgeous scenery. Oh, and what exactly is the 'golden hour'? And what time zone is that 'hour' in? I mean... if it's like 5-6pm, would I count it in EST or something else? Iceland-time? GMT...? ...

Originally posted by deapee:


2) Put a brown mop on your head, put on a sad face, and sit in a room with some weird lighting and weird objects strewn about (This works particularly well if you are a young male between the ages of 16 and 20, otherwise, just try and turn your head from the camera).

I don't have a brown mop, nor am I a young male! And what qualifies as "Weird"?
Originally posted by deapee:


3) Move to Thailand (or just find a group of Thai people huddled together somewhere in your hometown. Open up your aperture, effectively blurring the background, and toss them a dollar or two a piece and have them either smile and play, or look sad and desperate).

Okay, well I can't move to Thailand. How does one go about locating huddled Thai people? How can I be certain to have Thai people, rather than Chinese or Vietnamese? I'm not very good at distinguishing between people from different areas.

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Honestly, this tutorial is very confusing!!! Maybe if you gave it some pictures... and made it more step-by-step... A little flash video might help also. And a guarantee is always important!

Message edited by author 2006-02-22 09:55:37.
02/22/2006 09:56:27 AM · #11
If you want some good advice - read this thread....

How to win a ribbon
02/22/2006 10:05:59 AM · #12
I agree whit you completely most ribbon are not good at the moment I am hoping sight will turn to photographic result and whit-out black background.
If picture have more than 50 black whit out detail in it I give it 1 points, not a picture in my mind, still there are few exception.

Originally posted by deapee:

(or multiple ribbons)...

1) Move to Iceland (you're pretty much guaranteed one ribbon-winning shot on every outing, whether during the 'golden hour' or not).

2) Put a brown mop on your head, put on a sad face, and sit in a room with some weird lighting and weird objects strewn about (This works particularly well if you are a young male between the ages of 16 and 20, otherwise, just try and turn your head from the camera).

3) Move to Thailand (or just find a group of Thai people huddled together somewhere in your hometown. Open up your aperture, effectively blurring the background, and toss them a dollar or two a piece and have them either smile and play, or look sad and desperate).

-----

I know, these are things we can all do. It used to be much more complicated to get a ribbon. We actually used to have to go find flowers and have a drop of water somewhere in the photo in order to place in the top 3. Now it's much more simple. Good luck in getting your ribbon. If you follow one of my three simple steps, you'll be well on your way.

----------------------DISCLAIMER----------------------
The opinions expressed here are for entertainment purposes only and are not shared with the hopes of damaging any

business, persons, or their well-being. Some of the statements may hold little or no factual value and are

represented here solely as an opinion on said matter. Before you try to further comprehend this said matter, you

must accept this disclaimer. I cannot be held responsible for any actions, hurt feelings or any other damages

incurred from my shared opinions albeit deriving from factual origin or otherwise.
----------------------DISCLAIMER----------------------
02/22/2006 10:11:48 AM · #13
Originally posted by IceRock:

I agree whit you completely most ribbon are not good at the moment I am hoping sight will turn to photographic result and whit-out black background.
If picture have more than 50 black whit out detail in it I give it 1 points, not a picture in my mind, still there are few exception.

Out of curiosity, what do you mean by "more than 50 black whit out detail"? Do you mean more than 50% black? As in the background? :)
02/22/2006 10:12:39 AM · #14
yes
Originally posted by Cyndane:

Originally posted by IceRock:

I agree whit you completely most ribbon are not good at the moment I am hoping sight will turn to photographic result and whit-out black background.
If picture have more than 50 black whit out detail in it I give it 1 points, not a picture in my mind, still there are few exception.

Out of curiosity, what do you mean by "more than 50 black whit out detail"? Do you mean more than 50% black? As in the background? :)
02/22/2006 11:45:28 AM · #15
It's cheaper just to move to Oregon...
02/22/2006 11:56:22 AM · #16
Originally posted by IceRock:

I agree whit you completely most ribbon are not good at the moment I am hoping sight will turn to photographic result and whit-out black background.
If picture have more than 50 black whit out detail in it I give it 1 points, not a picture in my mind, still there are few exception.



absolute rubbish. a face coming out of shadows is as much a photo as taking a photo of a landscape. Yes is is different, but please dont [say] that they arent good photos. That is your limited mind!!!

Message edited by frisca - clearing personal attack.
02/22/2006 11:59:20 AM · #17
Well David, it's nice to see you got that problem with you shit talking filter taken care of. I laughed out loud when I read this.... Why do I sense a flame war about to start?

;-)

02/22/2006 12:04:58 PM · #18
Originally posted by naldslc:

Well David, it's nice to see you got that problem with you shit talking filter taken care of.
;-)


Seems like he just took a stick and poked a big hole in the middle of to to increase flow.

Message edited by author 2006-02-22 12:05:14.
02/22/2006 12:12:28 PM · #19
Originally posted by Cyndane:

Oh, and what exactly is the 'golden hour'?


Not entierly sure but what I do know is that it´s NOT the same thing as an "golden shower"... :P
02/22/2006 12:14:58 PM · #20
Originally posted by Bolti:

I'm from iceland... I don't have any ribbon... now I am sad.. i am a failing Icelander

UhOh, watch out, you might be the next one voted off the island.
;-)
02/22/2006 12:16:38 PM · #21
Originally posted by alexsaberi:

Originally posted by IceRock:

I agree whit you completely most ribbon are not good at the moment I am hoping sight will turn to photographic result and whit-out black background.
If picture have more than 50 black whit out detail in it I give it 1 points, not a picture in my mind, still there are few exception.



absolute rubbish. a face coming out of shadows is as much a photo as taking a photo of a landscape. Yes is is different, but please dont [say] that they arent good photos. That is your limited mind!!!


I agree with alex.. this is one of the more misinformed, confusing things I've ever heard anyone on this site say. But if that's how you feel, by all means.. at least you're consistent.

Message edited by frisca - cleaned up quote.
02/22/2006 12:22:21 PM · #22
I agree on both counts with you Artyste. IceRock's voting style is certainly extreme, but he is consistent and thus is entitled. I've been stung by the iceman on more than one occasion, but I've learned to take it in stride. It actually made me really sit up and notice when I got a "nice photo" comment from him. Well, actually the comment was "good picture but picture is tilted", but I only saw "good picture". ;)
02/22/2006 12:25:21 PM · #23
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

I agree on both counts with you Artyste. IceRock's voting style is certainly extreme, but he is consistent and thus is entitled. I've been stung by the iceman on more than one occasion, but I've learned to take it in stride. It actually made me really sit up and notice when I got a "nice photo" comment from him. Well, actually the comment was "good picture but picture is tilted", but I only saw "good picture". ;)


I love it. "been stung by the Iceman" Made me laugh!!

I think we all have.
02/22/2006 12:43:57 PM · #24
If i say it is tilted it is tilted ! :)

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

I agree on both counts with you Artyste. IceRock's voting style is certainly extreme, but he is consistent and thus is entitled. I've been stung by the iceman on more than one occasion, but I've learned to take it in stride. It actually made me really sit up and notice when I got a "nice photo" comment from him. Well, actually the comment was "good picture but picture is tilted", but I only saw "good picture". ;)
02/22/2006 01:05:46 PM · #25
Ah Thorstein, I love ya man! You have conviction, no doubt about it!

Originally posted by IceRock:

If i say it is tilted it is tilted ! :)

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

I agree on both counts with you Artyste. IceRock's voting style is certainly extreme, but he is consistent and thus is entitled. I've been stung by the iceman on more than one occasion, but I've learned to take it in stride. It actually made me really sit up and notice when I got a "nice photo" comment from him. Well, actually the comment was "good picture but picture is tilted", but I only saw "good picture". ;)
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