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08/07/2010 11:14:50 PM · #1
Best I can tell it's been almost 3 years since Photojournalism III. Although the Challenge suggestion search is a bit rough to use. So maybe there has been a IV and we need a V? How about it.

Take your best photojournalism shot. Minimum editing rules. *Special rule you MUST convert to black and white* Only adjustment available no crop, no rotate, resize once, and sharpen once.
08/07/2010 11:21:03 PM · #2
I like this idea a lot :-)

Message edited by author 2010-08-07 23:26:18.
08/07/2010 11:23:28 PM · #3
No Crop?? Yikes!
08/08/2010 01:54:49 PM · #4
Bump for the day crowd.
08/08/2010 01:56:49 PM · #5
I believe the day crowd right now chasing after kitties and puppies...

:-))

Message edited by author 2010-08-08 13:59:06.
08/08/2010 02:43:05 PM · #6
I like this challenge suggestion. Would be great to see more photojournalism on the site. Not quite sure why it should be B&W though. Or minimal rules with no crop. What's the reasoning behind this?
08/08/2010 03:07:16 PM · #7
Originally posted by clive_patric_nolan:

I like this challenge suggestion. Would be great to see more photojournalism on the site. Not quite sure why it should be B&W though. Or minimal rules with no crop. What's the reasoning behind this?


Classic journalism is printed in Black and white. I also think a good journalistic shot looks better in Black and white. Would it matter color or black and white to me? No But I like the stronger look of a good black and white. Maybe even force the Black and White to be shot in camera? I don't know. :D
08/08/2010 03:21:15 PM · #8
That makes sense to me. I'm keen.
08/09/2010 11:53:15 PM · #9
Monday night Bump for the crowd....
08/10/2010 12:19:16 AM · #10
yes please?
08/10/2010 07:32:04 PM · #11
Bump.
08/10/2010 08:23:58 PM · #12
love it, I wasn't here for the prior photojournalism challenges and not sure if I would be able to enter but I would love to try,
08/10/2010 09:35:41 PM · #13
No rotate? Would that mean it would have to be taken in landscape orientation?
08/10/2010 09:53:00 PM · #14
Originally posted by Trumpeteer4:

No rotate? Would that mean it would have to be taken in landscape orientation?


95% of our A1 Lead photos are Landscape. Journalism sometimes requires you to not use your best photo, but the best photo that fits the slot in the layout. In this case it's Landscape. :D

08/25/2010 12:10:55 AM · #15
Looks like we are on for this week. :D
08/25/2010 12:16:58 AM · #16
Originally posted by MattO:

Looks like we are on for this week. :D


And its minimal editing too
08/25/2010 01:36:12 AM · #17
Im looking forward to this one :)
08/25/2010 04:32:19 AM · #18
Of course, this challenge had to happen the week i'm visiting family in rural Mid Wales where nothing ever happens!! I guess i may be able to capture something worthy of the front page of Farmers Weekly. SHEEP GETS HEAD STUCK IN FENCE.
08/25/2010 04:39:12 AM · #19
Never once in my years of being a Photojournalist or a Journalism student was I ever required to stay with strictly out-of-the camera results. IMO, the ME rules set makes this challenge a bit unrealistic. AE would be much more realistic for a real working journalist.

Just sayin'.
08/25/2010 10:22:22 AM · #20
The "minimal editing" is foolish. That is all.
08/25/2010 01:36:27 PM · #21
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Never once in my years of being a Photojournalist or a Journalism student was I ever required to stay with strictly out-of-the camera results. IMO, the ME rules set makes this challenge a bit unrealistic. AE would be much more realistic for a real working journalist.

Just sayin'.


And I'm just sayin' if you get in right in the camera you don't have to rely on photoshop to fix it. Deadlines require you to get it right and get it right to the editor. I think it's a damn fine restriction. I've had many times I've to shoot an assignment and just send them directly from the shoot to the editor to get them there on time. Or burn a disc in my laptop on the way to the office and hand it to the editor. It happens so I think it's a good restriction.

Ethics really prevent too much beyond basic anyway. Levels, curves, crop. but since it's a CHALLENGE why not add some fun to it.

Edit to add.

My first front page photo was from that of a Funeral of a soldier who lost his life in Iraq. The paper we put out is a weekly and his funeral was on the same day we usually get the paper BACK from the printer and we deliver it the next day. They held just the front page I covered the funeral and downloaded my camera in the car on the hwy and burnt a disc as I sat in the newspaper office. Ran in handed a disc to the Managing editor who quickly picked a photo and added it to the page and sent that page to the press. 4 hours later the paper arrived at our doorstep. So it does happen.

Message edited by author 2010-08-25 13:40:24.
08/25/2010 01:40:13 PM · #22
Originally posted by Trumpeteer4:

No rotate? Would that mean it would have to be taken in landscape orientation?


In minimal editing you are allowed to rotate your photo, but no cropping.
08/25/2010 01:47:37 PM · #23
Where does it say we must convert to Black & White? I'm not seeing it anywhere.
Thnx.
08/25/2010 01:51:24 PM · #24
Originally posted by kellyo:

Where does it say we must convert to Black & White? I'm not seeing it anywhere.
Thnx.


It doesn't they didn't add ALL of the extra rules I wanted. It can be color or BW and it can be portrait as well as Landscape. Only special rule was MIN editing.

Matt
08/25/2010 01:53:27 PM · #25
You are not required to convert to B&W, but if you do there are special restrictions on the mthods/tools you can use to do so.
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