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07/09/2010 04:37:13 PM · #1
Using photography.

This idea came about because I was playing with sunflowers and messed with the camera settings (trying to learn more) and the image turned out rather strange and my husband said it looked like Van Gogh's sunflower painting. I said oh thats an awesome challenge idea!!!
07/09/2010 04:42:45 PM · #2
Love it!

Not sure if this has been tried already... but a great idea.
07/09/2010 05:26:49 PM · #3
Do you remember the settings you used? :)

I like the idea and I already know which artist I'd emulate.
07/09/2010 06:11:35 PM · #4
Originally posted by sonniejake:

Do you remember the settings you used? :)

I like the idea and I already know which artist I'd emulate.


Heck no! and I deleted the darn thing lol but Id have fun recreating something! Im a big Van Gogh fan... I have a friend that looks similar to the Mona Lisa, and well Monet is another favorite.
07/09/2010 06:28:35 PM · #5
It's a good idea, but I think we need to ban Topaz and other such toys from this (otherwise it's too darn easy.)
07/09/2010 06:51:39 PM · #6
Originally posted by coryboehne:

It's a good idea, but I think we need to ban Topaz and other such toys from this (otherwise it's too darn easy.)


I'm in 100% agreement.
07/09/2010 07:00:08 PM · #7
Originally posted by coryboehne:

It's a good idea, but I think we need to ban Topaz and other such toys from this (otherwise it's too darn easy.)


Let me see if I have this right:

One of the express *functions* of photoshop, a graphic arts tool, is to emulate different styles of art & effects in graphic production. One of the *express* functions of photography, from its inception, has been to be "not-painting".

Now someone's proposed an "emulate a style of painting with your image" challenge, which is pretty much anti-photographic according to a lot of people, and you want to ALSO forbid the use of post-processing tools that are DESIGNED to create those effects, and also are anti-photographic, according to the same people?

The mind boggles :-)

R.
07/09/2010 07:14:23 PM · #8
I love the challenge suggestion - someone else suggested it during the Fine Art challenge.

If it is basic editing, I forsee a lot of blurry abtracts. I would prefer advanced but either way I have a great idea if the challenge comes to be.
07/09/2010 07:35:32 PM · #9
I'm thinking Norman Rockwell...
07/09/2010 07:58:38 PM · #10
This is something I'm personally very interested in. I'd love to see it.

I checked and there have been numerous related suggestions, already in the database, as is one that covers this request as well.


07/09/2010 08:14:07 PM · #11
why dont you recreate the painting without making it look like a painting?

07/09/2010 08:34:34 PM · #12
Originally posted by mike_311:

why dont you recreate the painting without making it look like a painting?


Then it's called a photograph. : )
07/09/2010 08:40:24 PM · #13
Originally posted by love:

Originally posted by mike_311:

why dont you recreate the painting without making it look like a painting?


Then it's called a photograph. : )


Yeah, but at its best it's a photograph that recognizably pays homage to a master, like this image from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/1717.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/1717.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Sher:

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R.
07/09/2010 08:52:22 PM · #14
But many paintings don't look anything like something that could come from a straight photo. How about leaving it up to people to decide how they want to proceed? Btw, there were at least a couple of entries in the challenge for imitating famous photos which actually were based on famous paintings, not photos (unless they were imitating photos of paintings).
07/22/2010 10:53:17 AM · #15
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by love:

Originally posted by mike_311:

why dont you recreate the painting without making it look like a painting?


Then it's called a photograph. : )


Yeah, but at its best it's a photograph that recognizably pays homage to a master, like this image from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/1717.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/1717.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Sher:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/198/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_64589.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/198/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_64589.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

R.


Thats an awesome point bear and that is a totally great idea!!!
07/22/2010 11:27:29 AM · #16
Originally posted by EL-ROI:

I'm thinking Norman Rockwell...


You know that there is a wonderful book that shows photos Norman Rockwell took to create his paintings Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

And we had something akin to this with Impressionism I and II but impressionism is just a small sampling of the painting world so this suggestion is great. I would fully love to see this happen.
07/22/2010 12:48:12 PM · #17
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by coryboehne:

It's a good idea, but I think we need to ban Topaz and other such toys from this (otherwise it's too darn easy.)


Let me see if I have this right:

One of the express *functions* of photoshop, a graphic arts tool, is to emulate different styles of art & effects in graphic production. One of the *express* functions of photography, from its inception, has been to be "not-painting".

Now someone's proposed an "emulate a style of painting with your image" challenge, which is pretty much anti-photographic according to a lot of people, and you want to ALSO forbid the use of post-processing tools that are DESIGNED to create those effects, and also are anti-photographic, according to the same people?

The mind boggles :-)

R.


There are some photographers who've made a specilaity of taking pictures w/broken or misfunctioning equipment, resulting in some 'artistic' interpretations of reality. There's a Broken Camera set on Flickr. There might be more anti-photography photographers out there than you would at first suspect. I might be one of them. It is possible to master the correct/traditional use of the camera & then go on to experiment with non-traditional uses of the camera. Like creating art. Just probably not on this site, where a more fundamentalist, traditonal use of the camera prevails. At least, that's my impression.

Message edited by author 2010-07-22 12:52:22.
07/22/2010 12:56:22 PM · #18
I think we should make paintings of photographs and ship them to langdon's house.
07/22/2010 12:59:25 PM · #19
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by coryboehne:

It's a good idea, but I think we need to ban Topaz and other such toys from this (otherwise it's too darn easy.)


Let me see if I have this right:

One of the express *functions* of photoshop, a graphic arts tool, is to emulate different styles of art & effects in graphic production. One of the *express* functions of photography, from its inception, has been to be "not-painting".

Now someone's proposed an "emulate a style of painting with your image" challenge, which is pretty much anti-photographic according to a lot of people, and you want to ALSO forbid the use of post-processing tools that are DESIGNED to create those effects, and also are anti-photographic, according to the same people?

The mind boggles :-)

R.


I'm with Robert, what the heck? I see nothing wrong with using the tools available for a special challenge like this. For me I have been experimenting with Corel Painter 11 and a tablet. It gives you the ability to actually paint on your photo using different brushes and is quite realistic. You can use auto tools but I like to experiment on my own which is kind of cool. I'm not much of an artist (actually none at all) in the paint world but this allows me to combine my photography with learning to paint.

You still have to set up the photo to get the base of the original artist you wish to emulate. I say all in or why bother.
07/22/2010 09:43:56 PM · #20
Originally posted by jbsmithana:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by coryboehne:

It's a good idea, but I think we need to ban Topaz and other such toys from this (otherwise it's too darn easy.)


Let me see if I have this right:

One of the express *functions* of photoshop, a graphic arts tool, is to emulate different styles of art & effects in graphic production. One of the *express* functions of photography, from its inception, has been to be "not-painting".

Now someone's proposed an "emulate a style of painting with your image" challenge, which is pretty much anti-photographic according to a lot of people, and you want to ALSO forbid the use of post-processing tools that are DESIGNED to create those effects, and also are anti-photographic, according to the same people?

The mind boggles :-)

R.


I'm with Robert, what the heck? I see nothing wrong with using the tools available for a special challenge like this. For me I have been experimenting with Corel Painter 11 and a tablet. It gives you the ability to actually paint on your photo using different brushes and is quite realistic. You can use auto tools but I like to experiment on my own which is kind of cool. I'm not much of an artist (actually none at all) in the paint world but this allows me to combine my photography with learning to paint.

You still have to set up the photo to get the base of the original artist you wish to emulate. I say all in or why bother.


Couldn't agree more.
07/22/2010 09:45:20 PM · #21
I think Advanced would be fun... even expert... though basic would be limiting it would really up the challenge part... In general I think it all could be fun... I hope that one day this gets selected...
07/23/2010 01:14:09 AM · #22
Of course I hope it does not come as a challenge until I get my camera back!

Message edited by author 2010-07-23 01:14:22.
07/23/2010 02:09:13 AM · #23
tell me how can i emulate myself?
07/23/2010 02:15:21 AM · #24
There were similar challenges:
Impressionism
Impressionism II

We can also have a "Dutch School Art" challenge or "Surrealism" challenge...etc.

Message edited by author 2010-07-23 02:25:36.
07/23/2010 02:31:20 AM · #25
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by coryboehne:

It's a good idea, but I think we need to ban Topaz and other such toys from this (otherwise it's too darn easy.)


Let me see if I have this right:

One of the express *functions* of photoshop, a graphic arts tool, is to emulate different styles of art & effects in graphic production. One of the *express* functions of photography, from its inception, has been to be "not-painting".

Now someone's proposed an "emulate a style of painting with your image" challenge, which is pretty much anti-photographic according to a lot of people, and you want to ALSO forbid the use of post-processing tools that are DESIGNED to create those effects, and also are anti-photographic, according to the same people?

The mind boggles :-)

R.


Yeah, I think you've got the idea :)

Now, how do I convince you that this would be fun to see the creative solutions that would be brought about with a basic editing challenge on this topic... :)
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