POTM discussion thread

Discussion in 'Competitions' started by viper357, 11 Oct 2012.

  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hi everyone

    We have launched our regular monthly photo competition (POTM).

    Each month will be a different theme, one prize each month being a years subscription to The Fishkeeper magazine compliments of MASA. I really believe we need to support this local mag of ours as much as possible. :thumbup:

    Have fun and shout if you have any questions. :)

    The first comp will be launched shortly.



    Winners so far :
    October = Visser
     
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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I already have my subscription it really is a good read :thumbup:
     
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    There goes the R81 000.00 you making per year...he he
     
  5. crispin

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    Open it to all members? Even those living in safe places.
     
  6. Visser

    Visser MASA Contributor

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    Lol, now exactly who might you be referring to???:lol::whistling::biggrin:
     
  7. roderigo

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    Yes I'm in do we post our pick in this thread?
     
  8. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Yes you do. ;)
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Yes Roderigo. Only ONE pic - high quality. So - you have to choose WISELY! ;)
     
  10. Fuzzy

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    No offense,but I don't see the point in editing and photoshopping pics....
     
  11. roderigo

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    Oh ok good now just to set up my tank cycle it and buy my first coral and post the pic yhaaa
     
  12. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    This is for those wanting to add borders, and sharpen an image due to using a cellphone or having a slightly grainy image..

    The aim is to open ths comp up to everyone, cellphone camera users and dslr cameras alike.. and the most important thing is to have fun with the idea.. there will be a number of these comps running so have fun with it.. if you dont succeed first time you will have a number of opportunities in the future ;)
     
  13. Fuzzy

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    I just felt that it has to be yours etc etc so why edit it to make it look like it isn't actually is....k that was confusing to type lol....but yeah no sweat dude,and yes I agree,cellphone pics don't do justice at all! Ok cool Leslie,thanks for explaining that further.... ;)
     
  14. viper357

    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    You can't enter, you dropped your camera :p
     
  15. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    no sweat
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    true, and i live ïn a safe place!

    ive just gotten quote on its repair:arghh::020:
     
  18. crispin

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    thats a great pic of a gorgonia @Visser.

    id suggest checking your shot settings and try closing your appature settingone or two stops as the coral has good light over it and a distant background. you should be able to get a deeper depth of field with the light you have available. Give it a try
     
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  19. Visser

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    HUH:eek:, lol, just kidding. Thanks @crispin, that an excellent suggestion, will definitely keep that in mind with my next photo!!! Was wondering how to achieve that as my depth seems to be very shallow.

    Just to confirm what you're suggesting, I should decrease my F-stop setting in manual mode to get a deeper depth of field?
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hows this going guys?
     
  21. Broder

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    Yes, a smaller aperture(bigger number like f22) will give you a longer depth of field. This will result in a much slower shutter-speed though. Sorry to differ with Crispin, but I wouldn't change the aperture that you used in your photo. It makes the background nice and blurry, which makes the well lit gorgonian stand out from the backround. If you had detail in the background it would detract from the subject in my opinion. This is of course a subjective matter and neither Crispin or myself are right. It's entirely up to your taste.
     
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