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Discussion in 'Photo Competition' started by stevegreen, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. stevegreen

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    I would like this thread to contain a list of possible themes for use in future competitions. If you add your idea's, I will keep the thread tight, delete the posted suggestions and compile a list in this post.


    Black and White
    Architechture
    Decay
    Buildings
    Light and Dark
    Emotions
    Portrait
    Technology
    Abstract
    Patterns
    Out Of Place
    Movement
    Energy
    Light
    Expression
    Damage
    Night
    Work
    Rest
    Play
    Nature
    Urban
    Modern
    Ancient
    History
    City scapes
    Industrial
    Emotion
    Sport
    Street Photography
    Still Life
    People
    Water
    Reflections
    Night/Low Light
    Machinery
    Age
    Man vs Earth
    Food!
    Transport
    Used
    Clouds
    Distorted
    Plastic
    Sky @ night
    Moonshots
    Beer
    Extreme weather
    Struggle
    Hope
    Music
    Sound
    Fire
    Construction
    Electricity
    Health and Safety
    Motion
    Lazy Days
    Reflections
    Encounters
    Spirit
    Fake
    Sport
     
  2. Jazz Monkey Jr

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    Colour, Texture, Animals, Fun, Science
     
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    How do I submit a picture? Anyone help, thanks
     
  4. nero0410

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    Stupid cat
    Sleeping
    Extreme close up (nothing rude)

    tris
     
  5. colinwheeler

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    I propose "Transitions" for one of the competitions!
     
  6. nero0410

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    Another thing that hasnt been put down which would open up some macro photography:

    Money

    Presuming that some of us have some left after buying all these expensive cameras and equiptment:D

    tris
     
  7. richard plumb

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    wow!

    as in any photo that makes you go 'wow!'.
     
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    How about numbers or a specific number? Can be applied to anything. :)
     
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    How about something really specific? So not a theme as such at all.
    For example:
    Portrait of an old man
    A rose
    Someone digging a hole
    A single tree
    etc.
    etc.

    I've always quite liked the competitions in magazines where they print a photograph and then the entrants have to try to reproduce it. These are generally too technical for mass appeal though I think. They generally rely on sophisticated lighting and filters. It's another idea though isn't it.
     
  10. Garf

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    Park life
     
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    What about SELF PORTRAIT ?
     
  12. senu

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    Happy,
    Sad ,
    Curious,
    Lost


    Different emotions but subject need not nessesarily be people
     
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    [one of] the 7 deadly sins
     
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    Yeah, I was going to suggest Greed.
     
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    Comedy
    Street Entertainers
    Festival
     
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    Unexpected!
     
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    Anger (directed at the photographer?)

    Disgust (e.g. the face pulled when eating/drinking something nasty)

    Cheese (very relevant for photography! :) )

    Fruit/fruity (could be interpreted in several different ways!)

    Fatigue (sleeping, yawning, collapsed after a race...)
     
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    My suggestion is "Nightscapes".

    Regards, Ian
     
  19. erikbloodaxe

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    How about the theme ' 1976 '. :hiya:
     
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    ignore that i actually see what i was asking for :(
     
  21. Liquid101

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    :D You're not going to let me forget that are you ;)
     
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    How about

    Macro ... xtreeeem closeup
    Crossing .....as in bridge, ferry etc.
    Olde Worlde ..... as in thatch cottage and re-enactment societies
    :hiya:
     
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    How about something that isn't left open to so much individual interpretation?

    These one word themes are quite vague.

    Something along the lines of;

    "Out of place"... e.g. using a pint glass as a hammer, a goldfish swimming around in a microwave....

    Or "Movie Titles"... e.g. look at rich1's 'up a tube'. Stick a secret agent 007 at the end of that,and wey-hey! You have James Bond.

    They may sound unusual but it may get some very interesting entries and will make people think hard about their shot.

    Even if not this theme, I think the one-worders are just too diverse.
     
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    How about Misery or Confusion
     
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    Are you insain they'll never go for that! :eek: :oops:
     
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    1976
     
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    contrast
     
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    Mercy, Enlightenment
     
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    what about "Opposites"?
     

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