View Full Version : Help me decide which to submit for contest

11-23-2015, 10:03 PM
I cannot decide

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5747/22894349299_f877356a65_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AT6wqk)artist1 (https://flic.kr/p/AT6wqk) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5641/22868162757_c0419fb73f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AQMj5e)artist2 (https://flic.kr/p/AQMj5e) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/754/23237481346_43d275a57e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BpqaC7)artist13 (https://flic.kr/p/BpqaC7) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

11-24-2015, 12:38 AM
Is it a themed contest?

11-24-2015, 08:32 AM
No, just a general contest

11-24-2015, 08:43 AM
from these choices - shot 2 by a mile

11-24-2015, 08:54 AM
OK, it is official, #2 wins (I posted these images on several forums and most said #2). I actually like #1 better but for a reason y'all don't know about. These images are not mine, they are Maddy's (my 11 year old daughter). She is in a photo contest again this year with the BETA Club. With #1, it was all her, she saw the scene and grabbed it all by herself. In #2, I pointed out the scene, told her to take several angles (from behind the artist, etc). She did the editing on both (with a little instruction from me).

I am hoping they let her enter both images, since there are two categories, BW & color.

She took 2nd place in state last year with this image

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8566/16606509221_5841de25af_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/risGCv)maddys bull (https://flic.kr/p/risGCv) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

11-24-2015, 09:06 AM
Cool that you are sharing your passion for photography with your daughter! Encourage kids early I say!

11-24-2015, 09:11 AM
It was funny to see the reactions on people's faces as she walked around New Orleans. Most people had camera phones, or basic DSLR's, and here she is with $2500+ in camera equipment hanging around neck. She used a simple Canon T1i with a 24-70 2.8 ans a 430 EXii speedlite.

11-24-2015, 02:37 PM
For some stupid reason, the images have to be 8x10 instead of 8x12 (like most cameras take), so here are the final products. I guess that is what happens when non-photographers set the rules

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5676/22985797140_1a3ed6db20_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/B2bdFf)beta2 (https://flic.kr/p/B2bdFf) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/763/23255516496_d55b761125_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Br1AQY)beta1 (https://flic.kr/p/Br1AQY) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

11-24-2015, 04:03 PM
Awesome stuff Maddy,

I agree # 2 all the way

Had you suggested to her to consider a vertical crop? just a thought

11-25-2015, 02:10 AM
Beta 1 great shot Chris. I would crop it just above knee to remove bright distraction from my eyes. Just a thought. I love the shot.

Avangard Photography
04-12-2018, 11:33 AM
I would go with number 2.

Best of luck,
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