Canon EOS 40D | EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
but after yesterday , i realise that there were numerous great photos , just that those chosen are really lousy.
i really hope canon does something about the judges as i want to go again next year , but i wouldn't want the ending to be like this again. it would be so much better if i didn't win a prize but at least can admire the winners for having truly nice and creative shots , instead of sheer luck.
My opinion but it does look the Student category is much better then the Open catergory. I find the Students to be more imaginative while the Open are more on the safer and tried/tested photos which lacks that creative spark.
but whatever it is, a win is a win regardless. Congrats.
*Just a small note, there have been reports of users memory card getting infected by a virus after uploading the pics for the photo marathon.
Its this one.
Norton killed it just moments after i inserted the memory card into the card reader.
Last edited by Reportage; 11th October 2009 at 05:50 PM.
You wont see me much less remember me but i am the guy who makes you look good.
I see everyone has problem with virus.
You should bring a netbook and USB. You need to buy McAfee USB. Because you don't want to get a virus.
1) When you taken photos, transfer to netbook then again transfer to USB memory to security. It is safe your photos. If McAfee has already an installed in an USB memory, you don't need to get virus.
CF memory card, SDHC card have not secure. Above one mention is good way.
Enjoy to take photo anywhere.
Maybe should just lock and protect the SDHC card before passing to the Canon staff, at least this way the virus can't be written into your SD card.
BTW, where can I view the winning photo online. I leave early, so like to see the winning shot.
On a general note, when professional photographers judge competitions, they are not just looking for an image that catches the eye, they are looking for the participant to understand and execute the idea well. Thus, an image might not have a compositional oomph, but if it demonstrates a strong idea, it will merit points.
Overall, in some of these competitions, the organizers are trying to move away from the traditional photo salon style where aesthetics and technical execution played a major role.
I scanned my CF card for errors and viruses, fortunately nothing found.
Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.
No viruses on our CF and SD cards as well... I did notice that they don't eject the cards like they used to the past 2 CPM events, though.
I didn't stay till the last theme result is out, but for the first two themes, did any of you notice that those who got shorlisted are mostly shots that are:
- very literal/traditional interpretation of the themes
- with people in it
- shot on the street/public places
And shots that shows alternative/out-of-the-box/creative interpretation and still life or abstract shots don't seem get chosen?
It might be all subjective, just what I perceived.
The group of us were like "WHAT?! THIS PHOTO CAN WIN?" when the photo of the 2nd winner for togetherness was shown. It was like complete blackness la.
And moreover, if you noticed, all the winners are guys. :/
I really prefer the Canon Photomarathon I had 2 years ago where we had chicken essence, ice-cream and cereal drinks. Moreover, the people at the downloading station 2 years ago were Canon staff, while this year's one is teenagers hired by the event organiser. (My friend, who is a Canon staff, told me that when I asked for job lobang.)
But on the side note, we can just take the winning shots and judging as crap because they only took 2 hours to choose the 20 best shots out of 1400 entries.
This competition is starting to fail badly, especially the emcee.
Will most likely not join again.
Ooops, this is your first post. Are you being sore? Troll in the house?
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