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July 2011 Photo Contest Sponsored by NIK

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Alanroseman, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    As many of you know, Nik Software is sponsoring a monthly photo contest here at Mu-43.com. For the month of July, the contest theme is Portrait.

    The contest winner will receive a full copy of the Nik Software product of his or her choice. There are six products to choose from: Nik Software, Inc. | Products

    Contest Rules:

    • Participants must be registered members who have made no fewer than 3 posts here at mu-43.com.
    • You may enter a photo now and post later, but both the contest entry and the 3 qualifying posts must be made prior to midnight (GMT) on July 24, 2011.
    • Only one contest entry per person.
    • You may only enter a photograph which you yourself have made.
    • The entry photo must be taken with a Micro Four Thirds camera, and EXIF data must be intact so that this can be verified**.
    • Maximum photo dimension should not exceed 1024 pixels.
    • The photo may have been taken at any time, not necessarily during the month of the contest.
    • Moderators at Mu-43.com and SeriousCompacts.com and their families are ineligible.
    • To enter, simply post a photograph in this thread. HTML and code are enabled to make posting as easy as possible. For detailed information about how to post a photo in this or any other thread, see [URL="https://www.mu-43.com/f77/how-post-images-forum-threads-316/"]here[/URL].
      [*]Each month, we will show the winning photo on the Mu-43.com home page. By entering the contest, you grant us permission to show your photo for this purpose in the event that you should win. Other than that you continue to hold all rights reserved with respect to copyright of your image.
      [*]The contest winner will be determined by member vote (poll). Voting will begin on July 25th, 2011 and end after 7 days.
      [/LIST]

      [I]** The entry photo must be taken with a Micro Four Thirds camera, and EXIF data must be intact so that this can be verified. If you do not know what EXIF is, no need to worry. In most cases, the EXIF will be there automatically. In the event that the winning photo does not have intact EXIF data, we will ask the photographer for the original file (in-camera JPEG or RAW) so that we can verify that it was taken with a Micro 4/3 camera[/I]

      Reminder: Mu-43.com members are eligible for a [COLOR="Red"]15% discount[/COLOR] on all Nik Software products by using the coupon code [B]MU-43[/B] at checkout.

      Thanks to [URL="http://www.niksoftware.com"]Nik Software[/URL] for sponsoring this contest!
     
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  2. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    807
    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    This may have been covered before, but why is it that pictures can have been taken at any time? Do we really want any picture taken since the G1 was introduced to be eligible?

    How about a shorter timeframe that would put most participants on an equal footing, say 'dated after March 31, 2011'? Or does Nik (in this case) call the shots?

    Just curious...
     
  3. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi Tom,

    No, Nik doesn't call the shots. It's all on us. We don't have any specific reason to have or not have a time constraint.

    We'll take your suggestion under advisement and discuss it.

    I'm sure now that the subject has been broached others will offer opinions as well. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

    Cheers, Alan
     
  4. Robert Spoecker

    Robert Spoecker Mu-43 Regular

    72
    Jan 23, 2010
    My friend Steve

    My friend Steve

    steve.


    Robert
     
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  5. odsagn

    odsagn Mu-43 Rookie

    23
    May 6, 2011
    Los Angeles
    My lovely niece

    Ella_Portrait.

    E-PL2 + zuiko 50mm 1.8
     
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  6. IIGQ4U

    IIGQ4U Mu-43 Regular

    120
    Mar 22, 2011
    La Jolla CA
    A pic of my little guy outside:

    GF2 45-200mm
    ISO 800 + Spot Metering to blow background.
    Just a lucky shot while we were out walking.

    P1030583-1.
     
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  7. AdamThirtle

    AdamThirtle Mu-43 Veteran

    227
    Jun 10, 2011
    Newcastle, UK
    5597758207_a32f29483c_z.
    Sadie
     
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  8. Flagg

    Flagg Mu-43 Regular

    54
    Jun 22, 2011
    Apeldoorn, Netherlands
    Can't remember ever making a decent portrait in my life. :) But I'll give it a go anytime soon. portrait means people I guess, or are dogs eligable also?
     
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  9. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
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  10. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    E-p1 and 20/1.7

    My Nephew Mondo
    S1213060.

    K
     
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  11. Orientator

    Orientator Mu-43 Regular

    48
    Dec 7, 2010
    Summer - Park - Freedom

    E-PL1 (F/8, 1/180 Sek, 42mm)
    Grainy Film
     

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  12. scarbrd

    scarbrd Mu-43 Regular

    144
    Jul 1, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Skate Visions

    Taken with the Olympus E-PL2 and the Panasonic 20mm 1.7 in a studio with a single mono-light with softbox and a high key light from behind.

    P7032037a.
     
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  13. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    First time at the Seaside!
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

    579
    May 3, 2011
    Scotland
    My other half taken yesterday....

    20110703-P7032628-Edit-Edit.
     
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  15. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    586
    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    My son captured with Panasonic G1 and Mir 1-B m42 Lens

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slorenzi/5643180429/" title="The Film Photographer por sLorenzi, no Flickr"> 5643180429_144deb8dae_z. "640" height="614" alt="The Film Photographer"></a>
     
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  16. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

    843
    May 13, 2011
    NYC
    Friend's engagement party!

    Shot with my E-PL2!

    5819667113_b4e011f3ae_b.
    Marina by Taz Spin, on Flickr
     
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  17. kylotofoto

    kylotofoto Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    Jan 23, 2011
    Canada
    Kara Woodward
  18. kylotofoto

    kylotofoto Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    Jan 23, 2011
    Canada
    Kara Woodward
    P6113361.

    Taken with EP-2 and contax g 45/2 planar with grainy black and white art filter
     
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  19. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    788
    Feb 1, 2010
    P1000955.

    Panasonic G1 with 14-45mm
     
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  20. PSimmons

    PSimmons Mu-43 Veteran

    218
    Mar 24, 2010
    Central Florida
    Can we get a scarier pitbull on set??

    EP1 w/Canon FD 50mm 1.8

    5852346821_8db62365b1_b.
     
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