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04/27/2009 09:31:36 PM · #1
Candid, to me, means people -- not dogs, cats, trees, etc. Sure, you can appeal to the definiton and make a case, but it's not going to win you points. Really, how many animals act differently when there's a camera in the room? (Yes, I know, your Aunt Violet had a Siamese and they called her Flashcube because...)

I'm also having trouble calling sports and performance shots candid. Truly candid moments rarely involve an audience.

My two cents. Love me or leave me.
04/27/2009 07:02:03 PM · #2
Originally posted by BrianR:

Votes: 177
Views: 268
Avg Vote: 4.4576
Comments: 7

If it doesn't look like a photo, smell like a photo, feel like a photo, it's not photography, "creativity" well that's another story.


Interesting viewpoint.

What would you call this?

//www.swsports.org/images/ABSTRACT-Burning_1600x1200.jpg

Or this?

//www.swsports.org/images/_D123352_04%20(1).jpg

How about this one?

//www.swsports.org/images/_D123352_04%20(1).jpg

Later,

Tom
04/27/2009 06:47:57 PM · #3
Originally posted by BrianR:

Originally posted by sonniejake:

Originally posted by glenfoto:

Originally posted by JRalston:

Originally posted by bassbone:

Just finished voting...

I saw about 30 or so really nice examples of candid shots and voted them accordingly. But it seemed that the vast majority of images entered were quick hip-shot snaps with little to draw me in.



I totally agree. There was an abundance of direct flash, as well.


From Wikipedia.. i know it's not the best source in the world, but it gives you an idea. "Candid photography is photography that focuses on spontaneity rather than technique, on the immersion of a camera within events rather than focusing on setting up a staged situation or on preparing a lengthy camera setup."

For that reason alone, any shot that had ANY hint of posing or perfect lighting got a lower score.

Flame on.


I'm not complaining about my score (4. something), because it is deserved. Not a great photo at all. But I had one person comment - stating that a candid shot is one of a person. Is that correct? Is Candid only reserved for pics of people? I want to get it right the next time around.


And what if you are wrong in your "ANY hint of posing or perfect lighting" you could be penalising a good reality photo and the photographer, for the wrong reasons.

PS. a photo could be taken from a long distance using a distance lens and sunlight and this sometimes would look as if the scene was set, and the natural lighting of the sun would appear as if a flash was used. My entry was taken this way and the subjects did not even know that they had been shot in a candid moment, to the viewer it could appear as if the shot was staged.
04/27/2009 06:41:57 PM · #4
Originally posted by sonniejake:

Originally posted by glenfoto:

Originally posted by JRalston:

Originally posted by bassbone:

Just finished voting...

I saw about 30 or so really nice examples of candid shots and voted them accordingly. But it seemed that the vast majority of images entered were quick hip-shot snaps with little to draw me in.



I totally agree. There was an abundance of direct flash, as well.


From Wikipedia.. i know it's not the best source in the world, but it gives you an idea. "Candid photography is photography that focuses on spontaneity rather than technique, on the immersion of a camera within events rather than focusing on setting up a staged situation or on preparing a lengthy camera setup."

For that reason alone, any shot that had ANY hint of posing or perfect lighting got a lower score.

Flame on.


I'm not complaining about my score (4. something), because it is deserved. Not a great photo at all. But I had one person comment - stating that a candid shot is one of a person. Is that correct? Is Candid only reserved for pics of people? I want to get it right the next time around.


And what if you are wrong in your "ANY hint of posing or perfect lighting" you could be penalising a good reality photo and the photographer, for the wrong reasons.
04/27/2009 06:36:59 PM · #5
Votes: 177
Views: 268
Avg Vote: 4.4576
Comments: 7

If it doesn't look like a photo, smell like a photo, feel like a photo, it's not photography, "creativity" well that's another story.
04/27/2009 04:06:52 PM · #6
Originally posted by glenfoto:

Originally posted by JRalston:

Originally posted by bassbone:

Just finished voting...

I saw about 30 or so really nice examples of candid shots and voted them accordingly. But it seemed that the vast majority of images entered were quick hip-shot snaps with little to draw me in.



I totally agree. There was an abundance of direct flash, as well.


From Wikipedia.. i know it's not the best source in the world, but it gives you an idea. "Candid photography is photography that focuses on spontaneity rather than technique, on the immersion of a camera within events rather than focusing on setting up a staged situation or on preparing a lengthy camera setup."

For that reason alone, any shot that had ANY hint of posing or perfect lighting got a lower score.

Flame on.


I'm not complaining about my score (4. something), because it is deserved. Not a great photo at all. But I had one person comment - stating that a candid shot is one of a person. Is that correct? Is Candid only reserved for pics of people? I want to get it right the next time around.

Message edited by author 2009-04-27 16:07:35.
04/27/2009 03:59:03 PM · #7
Originally posted by glenfoto:

Originally posted by JRalston:

Originally posted by bassbone:

Just finished voting...

I saw about 30 or so really nice examples of candid shots and voted them accordingly. But it seemed that the vast majority of images entered were quick hip-shot snaps with little to draw me in.



I totally agree. There was an abundance of direct flash, as well.


From Wikipedia.. i know it's not the best source in the world, but it gives you an idea. "Candid photography is photography that focuses on spontaneity rather than technique, on the immersion of a camera within events rather than focusing on setting up a staged situation or on preparing a lengthy camera setup."

For that reason alone, any shot that had ANY hint of posing or perfect lighting got a lower score.

Flame on.


I also agree and didn't really sweat the small stuff when I was out and about with the camera. I did however get 1 comment about the background being too busy but it seemed as if it didn't affect the voters score one way or the other. Who knows though.

Message edited by author 2009-04-27 15:59:29.
04/27/2009 01:46:20 PM · #8
Votes: 177
Views: 267
Avg Vote: 6.5650
Comments: 16

This is a long week.
04/26/2009 09:09:05 PM · #9
I have gotten several comments in this challenge and I have been thrilled to receive them. All of them I agree with even if there were some parts that were critical. I always assume that comments are made with the best of intentions and not made out of malice or to be mean.
04/26/2009 07:58:05 PM · #10
Originally posted by glenfoto:

Originally posted by JRalston:

Originally posted by bassbone:

Just finished voting...

I saw about 30 or so really nice examples of candid shots and voted them accordingly. But it seemed that the vast majority of images entered were quick hip-shot snaps with little to draw me in.



I totally agree. There was an abundance of direct flash, as well.


From Wikipedia.. i know it's not the best source in the world, but it gives you an idea. "Candid photography is photography that focuses on spontaneity rather than technique, on the immersion of a camera within events rather than focusing on setting up a staged situation or on preparing a lengthy camera setup."

For that reason alone, any shot that had ANY hint of posing or perfect lighting got a lower score.

Flame on.


I'm in complete agreement.

Later,

Tom
04/26/2009 06:52:40 PM · #11
Originally posted by JRalston:

Originally posted by bassbone:

Just finished voting...

I saw about 30 or so really nice examples of candid shots and voted them accordingly. But it seemed that the vast majority of images entered were quick hip-shot snaps with little to draw me in.



I totally agree. There was an abundance of direct flash, as well.


From Wikipedia.. i know it's not the best source in the world, but it gives you an idea. "Candid photography is photography that focuses on spontaneity rather than technique, on the immersion of a camera within events rather than focusing on setting up a staged situation or on preparing a lengthy camera setup."

For that reason alone, any shot that had ANY hint of posing or perfect lighting got a lower score.

Flame on.
04/26/2009 11:23:01 AM · #12
Originally posted by Nobody:

Originally posted by bvy:

I've commented on 50%. I tried to be honest -- already had one PM from someone complaining...


No complaints here - thanks for commenting.


No complaints from me either. Thanks for commenting! I've commented on about 20 entries. I'm trying to do more but have been so ridiculously busy this weekend that I can't promise to get to them.
04/26/2009 11:11:13 AM · #13
Originally posted by bvy:

I've commented on 50%. I tried to be honest -- already had one PM from someone complaining...


No complaints here - thanks for commenting.
04/26/2009 10:00:28 AM · #14
I've commented on 50%. I tried to be honest -- already had one PM from someone complaining...
04/26/2009 12:39:38 AM · #15
Votes: 149
Views: 228
Avg Vote: 5.7383
Comments: 7
04/25/2009 11:07:03 PM · #16
Thanks teafran. Your likely the only comment I'll receive in this challenge. Your comments so for have been very helpful and not just generic! Thanks also for raising my score 1 point higher after 2nd review. God knows I need it. Still holding at an even 5 since the challenge started.

Message edited by author 2009-04-25 23:08:11.
04/25/2009 10:19:24 PM · #17
Originally posted by k9logic:

Post 'em here.


Challenge: Candid V (Apr. 15th 2009 - Apr. 21st 2009)

Stats: You have rated 171 of 171 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 171 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 7.3567.

Three days on this one - a lot of really good candid images in this challenge and a few that I had to rerate and review more than once - everybody who participated should be proud of their efforts.

Later,

Tom
04/25/2009 08:26:34 PM · #18
I had dipped to 6.30 after about 100 votes, but I have rebounded some this weekend. It sure is a comment light challenge.

Votes: 143
Views: 222
Avg Vote: 6.3846
Comments: 5
04/25/2009 12:51:31 PM · #19
Well my 138th vote was a 1. I know it goes on but to see it happen in front of your eyes is very annoying. No comment of course and it dropped me back below 6. Considering my last comment was predicting the blue (kind but somewhat optimistic I fear) it is so wrong to see your image drop below 6 for the fist time in days thanks to some idiot. It really does get you thinking about what their motivation for it is. FWIW...

Votes: 138
Views: 195
Avg Vote: 5.9638
Comments: 4

04/25/2009 09:01:28 AM · #20
Votes: 127
Views: 200
Avg Vote: 4.9764
Comments: 1
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 04/25/09 09:00 am

my one commenter got it, I think, as to why I'm not doing particularly well. it's quite good technically.
04/25/2009 08:12:52 AM · #21
Votes: 135
Views: 195
Avg Vote: 5.0741
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
04/25/2009 08:07:22 AM · #22
Votes: 126
Views: 198
Avg Vote: 4.9683
Comments: 1
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 04/25/09 08:06 am

04/25/2009 12:37:47 AM · #23
I'm still at an even 5 with no comments. Seems as if I could get another no comment entry.
04/24/2009 02:52:36 PM · #24
Hmm.. the voting seems to have slowed down a lot..
04/23/2009 04:50:42 PM · #25
Originally posted by justdidi:

Some of you seemed to know how many 4s, 5s, 9s, etc you have. I have selected on my preferences to provide the status of my scores. But I don't know how to view the actual score graph (chart). Is there a way, or does one have to wait until the scoring is complete?

thanks!


I sent it to you yesterday. Did you get it?
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