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Huy
March 6th, 2009, 04:39 PM
The first ever Unreal PJ Photo Competition is now accepting entries.

Yes, we know that y'all can shoot awesome pj images of tears, hugs, laughter - that's easy, anyone can shoot pj - but if those moments happen when you're not there or you're too busy to wait for them then here's your chance to show off what could've been. Or what you wish could've been.

Feel free to let loose the true visual artist in yourself and art up some images for this competition.

Let's see the endless possibilities of Unreal Photojournalism!

Please post your entries here on this thread and our undistinguished panel of judges will pick a few winners. Deadline for entries is April 1, 2009 :)

Each FWF member (if you can post, you can enter) is allowed a maximum of 2 entries. Hint: host the image on your server so you can change it if you "art" something better later...

The winners will receive prizes - of course! - though they might not be real :)

(yeah, I'm serious....)

David Murray
March 6th, 2009, 04:42 PM
I am having a hard time trying to figure out how one enters images where you are not there? Is this the composite with dog photos that we have been hearing about?

Tom Sanderson
March 6th, 2009, 04:50 PM
I am having a hard time trying to figure out how one enters images where you are not there? Is this the composite with dog photos that we have been hearing about?

It sounds like it, but remember the dog must have a thong, and the sky needs a big fat full moon.

Huy
March 6th, 2009, 04:51 PM
Flying birds, and fireworks too. The possibilities are endless....

Stacey Doyle
March 6th, 2009, 04:53 PM
seriously?
flying pigs and moons and junk?
totally make believe scenes?

**snicker**

oh i can't wait to see what everyone ahts up

Huy
March 6th, 2009, 04:54 PM
Make it look good though...

Riccis
March 6th, 2009, 04:55 PM
Is this inspired by the PJ composite discussion that erupted you know where? :D

Stacey Doyle
March 6th, 2009, 04:58 PM
Make it look good though...

I have no skillz in this department, I will be a (not so) silent observer.
:D

Huy
March 6th, 2009, 05:00 PM
Shhhhhhh....


Is this inspired by the PJ composite discussion that erupted you know where? :D

Scott Williams
March 6th, 2009, 05:05 PM
actually, I think the worse the composite looks the better.

Scale, perspective, conistent lighting? A true Jedi needs not these things...

Nic Dragomire
March 6th, 2009, 05:07 PM
Feel free to let loose the true visual artist in yourself and art up some images for this competition.

Let's see the endless possibilities of Unreal Photojournalism!


you mean kinda like your avatar?

Mark P
March 6th, 2009, 05:11 PM
Will you have another one of these? I have a few weddings in April and might shoot a few frames with this in mind.

Huy
March 6th, 2009, 05:12 PM
Can't you just composite some shots you have now?


Will you have another one of these? I have a few weddings in April and might shoot a few frames with this in mind.

George Weir
March 6th, 2009, 05:24 PM
ok but first someone's gotta tell or show me how to compost, oops sorry meant composite.

layers? I know what they are
mask? oh shoot
clone tool? yup I've found that bugger, just above the band aid thinngy, I hear it's good for uncoperative lightning and crap
what else do I need to know?

george

Huy
March 6th, 2009, 05:34 PM
Don't worry George, we'll turn you into an artist yet.

Carter Rose
March 6th, 2009, 05:36 PM
I am INCREDIBLY confused.

George Weir
March 6th, 2009, 05:39 PM
Don't worry George, we'll turn you into an artist yet.

oh goody, do I get to judge and win super-duper competitions too?

Huy
March 6th, 2009, 05:40 PM
Hey Carter, now's the chance to make some photos that you couldn't before and legitimately win competition with them.

David Pullum
March 6th, 2009, 06:00 PM
British and completely lost...........

Mark P
March 6th, 2009, 06:12 PM
Can't you just composite some shots you have now?


Ah, yes, I think I probably can do something quickly with what I already have.


http://www.uniqueimagesphotography.ca/webimages/composite01.jpg

Stacey Doyle
March 6th, 2009, 06:13 PM
omg, stunning. just amazing, Mark.



**whimper**

There you have it, David.
Take what you already have and just re-work it to the fantastical level.

Huy
March 6th, 2009, 06:27 PM
I dunno...I think more enhancements are needed...

Tina Carter
March 6th, 2009, 06:40 PM
I am INCREDIBLY confused.

Um me too :) but curious and interested....

Scott Williams
March 6th, 2009, 06:45 PM
Ah, yes, I think I probably can do something quickly with what I already have.


http://www.uniqueimagesphotography.ca/webimages/composite01.jpg

Just needs a dog and it's perfect.

Who is that BTW?

Scott Williams
March 6th, 2009, 06:55 PM
Do I win?

Stacey Doyle
March 6th, 2009, 06:57 PM
Scott,
I think you need to take all those components, throw them into the big soup pot called PS, and get jiggy with it.

Someone needs to be kissing in there. Huy likes kissing shots.

S

Huy
March 6th, 2009, 06:57 PM
Keep it Kleen, people!

Scott Williams
March 6th, 2009, 06:59 PM
Sorry Stacey.... That's the extent of my PS skills. Seriously. Ask Mark!

Verna Pitts
March 6th, 2009, 07:06 PM
British and completely lost...........


Affirmative on both counts..............

http://www.vernapittsphotography.com/FWF/1unreal.jpg

Scott Williams
March 6th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Love it Verna!

Tony Ku
March 6th, 2009, 09:04 PM
Keep it Kleen, people!

His photos are fine, i don't see any post, or any distracting background.

Though he should have gotten CLOSER on the middle pic.:o

Stacey Doyle
March 6th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Gawd, I hate it when I find a Pullum in my pancakes.



Affirmative on both counts..............

http://www.vernapittsphotography.com/FWF/1unreal.jpg

David Murray
March 6th, 2009, 11:02 PM
Do I win?

Shit, I think we have a winner, if he can put it all in one frame!

David Murray
March 6th, 2009, 11:04 PM
Gawd, I hate it when I find a Pullum in my pancakes.
OMG!!!!! Anna going cannibal? And then there's the sad story of Mr. Pullum!


I love this.

Aga
March 7th, 2009, 09:48 AM
How come I never get any Pullum in my pancakes? Damn it!?

Stacey Doyle
March 7th, 2009, 10:01 AM
How come I never get any Pullum in my pancakes? Damn it!?

You have to know who to ask ;)
Mmmmm ihop

Tina Carter
March 7th, 2009, 11:19 AM
verna, brilliant! hahahhaha

Mark P
March 7th, 2009, 01:08 PM
Who is that BTW?


No one you know. ;)

MikeD
March 7th, 2009, 08:53 PM
I hate it when I go out for a motorcycle ride only to discover when I get back that I have decided to wash my car while I was out, and I have nowhere to park.

http://www.photosforlife.ca/Misc/9Mikes.jpg

Anna Kuperberg
March 7th, 2009, 09:00 PM
No wonder I felt sick the next day!

Sergio
March 8th, 2009, 01:42 AM
I hate it when I go out for a motorcycle ride only to discover when I get back that I have decided to wash my car while I was out, and I have nowhere to park.

http://www.photosforlife.ca/Misc/9Mikes.jpg

That is amazing Mike!!

Mark P
March 8th, 2009, 01:06 PM
Mike, that is pretty damn cool. :)

Didn't have much to do yesterday, huh? ;)

Duncan Kerridge
March 8th, 2009, 06:40 PM
Dog n moon ...

http://www.pbase.com/kerridgephoto/image/109987981.jpg

Scott Williams
March 8th, 2009, 06:43 PM
Dog n moon ...

http://www.pbase.com/kerridgephoto/image/109987981.jpg

Oh man, I've got tears going here I'm laughing so hard.

Huy
March 8th, 2009, 06:57 PM
can you make the dog howl?

Duncan Kerridge
March 8th, 2009, 06:59 PM
Can you ask Mark P to silhouette a howling dog so I can steal that one as well ?

David Murray
March 8th, 2009, 11:07 PM
Wow, this is going to be a tough contest!!!! Duncan, MikeD and Vera. Wow. That is all I can say.

Verna Pitts
March 8th, 2009, 11:22 PM
Verna.......

Neil Cowley
March 9th, 2009, 12:16 AM
I just heard about this today - after looking through my Jerry Uelsmann Retrospective today....and laughing my way through the thread.....so give me a day or two....

David Murray
March 9th, 2009, 10:45 PM
Verna.......

Sorry dearest Verna! Can't type like I used to do.

John Heisel
March 10th, 2009, 01:45 AM
These are great! Thanks Verna, Duncan, Scott and all for sharing! I showed them to my Photoshop class tonight and gave them "Real to Unreal" as an assignment for next week. Really y'all should check these out though. I'm brewing a few unreals of my own, coming soon :o

http://abduzeedo.com/crazy-photomanipulation

Mark P
March 10th, 2009, 03:40 AM
These are great! Thanks Verna, Duncan, Scott and all for sharing! I showed them to my Photoshop class tonight and gave them "Real to Unreal" as an assignment for next week.


You showed them Scott's? :eek:

Scott Williams
March 10th, 2009, 01:46 PM
You showed them Scott's? :eek:

Sometimes you learn the most from the worst example.... ;)

Tim Forbes
March 10th, 2009, 02:15 PM
http://www.photosforlife.ca/Misc/9Mikes.jpg

Dude ... that killed me! Awesomeness!

Verna Pitts
March 10th, 2009, 02:37 PM
Dude ... that killed me! Awesomeness!


I get it now! S-L-O-W...............

AMAZING!

Linda Crayton
March 13th, 2009, 03:29 PM
I'm even more ssssss lllllllllooooooowwwwww...

that's perfect!

MikeD
March 13th, 2009, 10:20 PM
Took for-evahh to do :) Did you notice Mike #9 in the back seat?

Huy
April 9th, 2009, 01:10 PM
Thanks everyone. We'll be judging soon.