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03/02/2011 10:58:43 AM · #1
The description says:
"Take a photograph inspired by 1 of the 22 cards ( reference) found in a typical Tarot Card deck. "

Just to be clear there are more than 22 cards in a Tarot deck. The 22 cards in the Tarot deck in the reference are only the major arcana.

There are 78 cards in a deck....a deck has 4 suits (called the minor arcana); usually pentacles, swords, wands and cups; along with the major arcana.

edited to get the link right

Message edited by author 2011-03-02 11:05:43.
03/02/2011 11:04:14 AM · #2
Thanks for that info. I may go look up some others so I have ideas in mind.
03/02/2011 11:07:55 AM · #3
I am used to not playing with a full deck, but I would not mind more options. Do you know a reference that lists all of the cards?
03/02/2011 11:08:27 AM · #4
tarot resource

Message edited by author 2011-03-02 11:14:57.
03/02/2011 11:10:25 AM · #5
So its likely fine if we go outside of the 22 referenced?
03/02/2011 11:10:52 AM · #6
that i don't know
03/02/2011 11:12:51 AM · #7
hmm...
03/02/2011 11:12:58 AM · #8
Originally posted by kichu:

So its likely fine if we go outside of the 22 referenced?

I think it's pretty clear about using one of the 22.
03/02/2011 11:13:46 AM · #9
damn! I can't get that link right! lol
03/02/2011 11:14:28 AM · #10
A list of all 78 cards, found on this site for anyone that wants further details.

The Fool
The Magician
The High Priestess
The Empress
The Emperor
The Hierophant (An interpreter of sacred mysteries and arcane principles, such as a priest)
The Lovers
The Chariot
Strength
The Hermit
Wheel of Fortune
Justice
The Hanged Man
Death
Temperance
The Devil
The Tower
The Star
The Moon
The Sun
Judgement
The World

Ace of Cups
Two of Cups
Three of Cups
Four of Cups
Five of Cups
Six of Cups
Seven of Cups
Eight of Cups
Nine of Cups
Ten of Cups
Page of Cups
Knight of Cups
Queen of Cups
King of Cups

Ace of Pentacles
Two of Pentacles
Three of Pentacles
Four of Pentacles
Five of Pentacles
Six of Pentacles
Seven of Pentacles
Eight of Pentacles
Nine of Pentacles
Ten of Pentacles
Page of Pentacles
Knight of Pentacles
Queen of Pentacles
King of Pentacles

Ace of Swords
Two of Swords
Three of Swords
Four of Swords
Five of Swords
Six of Swords
Seven of Swords
Eight of Swords
Nine of Swords
Ten of Swords
Page of Swords
Knight of Swords
Queen of Swords
King of Swords

Ace of Wands
Two of Wands
Three of Wands
Four of Wands
Five of Wands
Six of Wands
Seven of Wands
Eight of Wands
Nine of Wands
Ten of Wands
Page of Wands
Knight of Wands
Queen of Wands
King of Wands
03/02/2011 11:16:05 AM · #11
plus I finally got the link to work - they have an excellent resource on hundreds if not thousands of decks
03/02/2011 11:17:28 AM · #12
I think the challenge description might need some correction, since there are far more than the 22 major arcana. I would think it unreasonable to limit someone from entering a "Knight of swords" because it is not one of those top 22. It still suits the spirit of the challenge, IMO.
03/02/2011 11:17:38 AM · #13
Originally posted by Luci11e:

The description says:
"Take a photograph inspired by 1 of the 22 cards ( reference) found in a typical Tarot Card deck. "

Just to be clear there are more than 22 cards in a Tarot deck. The 22 cards in the Tarot deck in the reference are only the major arcana.

There are 78 cards in a deck....a deck has 4 suits (called the minor arcana); usually pentacles, swords, wands and cups; along with the major arcana.

edited to get the link right


Won't be mucking with such demonic paraphernalia in order to take a photo.

Glad there are two options.
03/02/2011 11:18:04 AM · #14
Originally posted by gcoulson:

Originally posted by kichu:

So its likely fine if we go outside of the 22 referenced?

I think it's pretty clear about using one of the 22.


Yeah I think I agree. Unless the description is changed to say "any tarot cards," I don't think there is any point at looking beyond the 22 listed.
03/02/2011 11:19:06 AM · #15
I wish this was advanced editing!
03/02/2011 11:21:26 AM · #16
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

I think the challenge description might need some correction, since there are far more than the 22 major arcana. I would think it unreasonable to limit someone from entering a "Knight of swords" because it is not one of those top 22. It still suits the spirit of the challenge, IMO.


But that's your assignment, to figure out a shot to take with the criteria given.

I've started looking at these challenges as if they were a photography client, asking for specific things. If my client asked me for a shot using one of the 22 cards as a reference, I wouldn't immediately start looking beyond the 22 cards for ideas. That's my assignment, I have to use my creativity to fulfill THAT assignment.

Message edited by author 2011-03-02 11:22:17.
03/02/2011 11:26:54 AM · #17
I have quite a few ideas going on for this. Except most of them require an advance editing rule. I think basic would do just fine. You can take a basic-rules portrait of someone dressed as any of those characters, but I doubt how much you can bring out of the somewhat magical/mythical/whatever effect that the actual graphics on the cards has. It would have been better if we were allowed to play more with the editing.
03/02/2011 11:30:35 AM · #18
Originally posted by kichu:

I've started looking at these challenges as if they were a photography client, asking for specific things. If my client asked me for a shot using one of the 22 cards as a reference, I wouldn't immediately start looking beyond the 22 cards for ideas. That's my assignment, I have to use my creativity to fulfill THAT assignment.

As it is currently written, I agree we will have to limit it to the top 22. I also think the description is probably based on misinformation.
03/02/2011 11:32:07 AM · #19
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Message edited by author 2011-03-02 11:33:16.
03/02/2011 11:32:34 AM · #20
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

I also think the description is probably based on misinformation.


Yeah, likely. Agreed.

Message edited by author 2011-03-02 11:32:59.
03/02/2011 11:37:07 AM · #21
You all are probably right about just using the 22 cards. I just wanted to make sure people who weren't familar with the cards but were curious about them knew that there were more than 22 cards in the deck.

Message edited by author 2011-03-02 11:39:44.
03/02/2011 11:39:29 AM · #22
More fuel for thought.
The description says "Take a photograph inspired by 1 of the 22 cards"

Do you think that means were supposed to set up a shot to look as much like it can by looking at the card or are you to be inspired by the card?
For instance....the Chariot....in my mind that could be my car.
....Strength....could that be a picture of my son working out?
....The Fool....could that be a picture of Art? LOL

Message edited by author 2011-03-02 11:40:22.
03/02/2011 11:40:43 AM · #23
A variety of styles here
03/02/2011 11:46:33 AM · #24
Originally posted by Luci11e:

More fuel for thought.
The description says "Take a photograph inspired by 1 of the 22 cards"

Do you think that means were supposed to set up a shot to look as much like it can by looking at the card or are you to be inspired by the card?
For instance....the Chariot....in my mind that could be my car.
....Strength....could that be a picture of my son working out?
....The Fool....could that be a picture of Art? LOL


I'm taking the word "inspired" and thinking it means just that. So for example, "lovers" could be a black and white of two nude bodies embracing. I think if it was to look like the card, it would say "replicate as best you can, one of the 22 cards."

Although I bet you would blow the minds of everyone here if you could take a fantastic shot that looked really close to one of the actual cards themselves.

hmm..something to think about!
03/02/2011 11:52:25 AM · #25
Originally posted by klkitchens:

Originally posted by Luci11e:

The description says:
"Take a photograph inspired by 1 of the 22 cards ( reference) found in a typical Tarot Card deck. "

Just to be clear there are more than 22 cards in a Tarot deck. The 22 cards in the Tarot deck in the reference are only the major arcana.

There are 78 cards in a deck....a deck has 4 suits (called the minor arcana); usually pentacles, swords, wands and cups; along with the major arcana.

edited to get the link right


Won't be mucking with such demonic paraphernalia in order to take a photo.

Glad there are two options.


*Points and laughs*
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