wth, some winnng shots are really no sense yet it can win...not to say i am being a sore loser but seriously some pictures are crap, like taking a picture of a canon camera and u can win a prize, plus the competitors WEARING the canon clothes itself is able to go in...
Just face it, judges do like these kind of stuffs from what you can see from the winners(or even shortlisted entries). The next time you go for other competition, you know what to do
Just like in advertising, u want to impress the creative directors, give them the basic bare bones - sketches in pencils, doodlings, all they want is the idea/concept.
they don't care about how much time you spent on photoshop or buying much materials from the art shop to beautify. If the pencil scratchings is a great idea, you worthy to be recruited.
Likewise its the same here i guess, just do the bare minimum and impress the judges, that's the main aim. If idea is good, it doesnt matter if your shot has bad lighting, noisy background, no rule of thirds idealogy, no pattern/lines/colors (stuff which Mr.JC so painfully preached during the seminar). As long as it's a good idea and the judges love it.
I believe it's gonna be the same next year, so let's stop complaining and start practising. Go Go Go!!!
well i still dont get this one
hope no one is really offended by my photo (btw the canon camera shot was mine) i just literally tried my luck with the idea and really didn't expect to get the prize.
furthermore almost everything shot within radius of suntec and right to its core at carrefour! that is really
Maybe it is reflected in the numerous entries with childen either in the playground or water fountain?
Not to say anything against entries with childen and playground, I myself submitted something along that idea.
Photography is very subjective and it's an art. And where judging of beauty is concerned, as the saying goes, it lies in the eyes of the beholder. Which explains why I've never thought of joining the competition, no matter the attractive prize.
Will not mention names, but I do agree that some shots are not how I would rate as winning shots as I feel, there are better ones. Some are good but a handful are clearly too "fixed up" or posed that I don't think qualify as winning shots. But who cares? Different judges have different criteria and preferences. I'm sure if you were to get second opinions elsewhere, the winners won't be winners.
But let's not be sour grapes, at the end of the day, they are still judged to be winners. So congrats to them!
Last edited by kiwi2; 23rd October 2007 at 10:30 PM.
hehehe... the results are out... nothing can be change...
so just receive it and congratz to all winner...
btw anyone have the photos of the canon girl that helping the prize presentation... the very pretty one? wanna see her again.. >_<
after 5 years...this year has the most salon.........perhaps they should rename it......photosalon marathon.......too extreme i have to add