Iron Photographer Discussion Thread

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  1. Deftone2k

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    Welcome to the Iron Photographer discussion thread!

    The Iron Photographer competition ran monthly for a number of years. As of July 2019 we are reviving the competition within the Photography section and looking to get everybody involved :)

    Click here for this month's Iron Photographer Competition

    Click here for last month's Iron Photographer Voting Thread

    This thread is to link to the main competition and voting pages for each month, as well as link to the previous winners of the competition.

    Feel free to discuss the Iron Photographer competition within this thread. Anyone is welcome to make suggestions about the competition format, rules, improvements and additions we can make in time.

    Looking forward to seeing the revival of the competition and all of the entries!
     
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    Thanks for reviving the competition. Posted my first attempt. Hopefully done as per the requirements.
     
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    Looking forward to this. Could do with a bit of an incentive to try and create some things.
     
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    Was hoping for a few more submissions, can we post a reminder on the homepage or send an update to all members?
     
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    I'd enter but I am absolutely useless at taking photos to suit theme's (I can't even find a photo in my collection that fits the current theme).....sorry!
     
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    I'm editing tonight, should have something soon (definitely NOT award winning)
     
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    It's just how it goes :)

    Usually is a flurry towards the end of the month with entries. Will be a bit more laxed on the entries that may come in tonight!

    It's just all about participation though.
     
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    Mate everyone is welcome to enter. The whole idea is you get going, learn some things and perhaps take up the challenge to a next level the month after!
     
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    Sorry I was unable to logon yesterday to get the voting thread going.

    I will make the Monthly comp for August 'Open' to encourage more entries again! And the winner from July will be able to choose the theme for September :)

    You can find the August 2019 - Open entry thread here - https://forums.overclockers.com.au/threads/iron-photographer-august-2019-open.1269017/

    Also have a thread in the site discussion going because at present I can only see a max option of 10 poll options when making a poll and we need more than that.. so as soon as I get the right answer ill get the voting thread finished :)
     
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    A similar style of competition is run in the MU-43 forums. In their compeitions voting is done via the equivalent like buttons. So basically the photo with the most votes wins for the month. Maybe something to consider if the polling option is not resolvable. You can see the July competition at https://www.mu-43.com/threads/mu-43...-for-july-2019-the-road-less-traveled.104673/ to get an idea of how it works.

    Regards
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    It's resolved the voting thread is already up :)

    https://forums.overclockers.com.au/...pher-july-2019-voting-thread-revival.1269026/
     
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    Can you enter the same images in different months? Say i enter a sunrise shot to open, but next month is sunrise shots or something, do i enter the same image again?
     
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    Hmm you can I guess but really the comp at the moment is open to a longer period of date of the photo taken to encourage kickstarting the entries again. After next month it will go back to photos taken within the month of the competition (as a motivator to get out and shoot that subject!)
     
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    ahh yes I remember those comps - should really get back into it
     
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    Do it, this month the theme is 'Open' and you can submit a photo taken anytime this calendar year.
     
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    Just a reminder to everyone to get submitting for this month's IP comp!

    Only a few days to go :)
     
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    Just out in Orange but back in my office tomorrow and will get the new threads etc up!
     
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    Very cool that the winner has been chosen for July and the revamp of the competition. What better way to celebrate with joint winners.

    Congrats to Aratama_Bashi & Herzeg!

    I have also created the new competition for September, going to keep the theme 'Open' for this month to encourage the great participation again and the above two will both pick a theme, which will run as the themes for October.

    You can find the new competition thread for September here - https://forums.overclockers.com.au/threads/iron-photographer-september-2019-open.1270627/

    Have some work to finish and ill get the new voting thread up later on today :)
     
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    Sweet! I'm in! I need a good excuse to go out and shoot.
     
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