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01/22/2006 12:31:52 PM · #1
Why are the open challenges now advanced editing? Is this a trend that is going to continue? It's kind of exciting for me, since for the basic editing challenges I've had to use a wider angle than I've wanted so that I would be able to crop out the places where I have sensor dust.
01/22/2006 12:42:19 PM · #2
Why don't you clean your camera then it won't matter?
01/22/2006 12:47:41 PM · #3
It is on the CCD. The camera manual recommends that you don't try to clean it yourself. The spots aren't that large and are easily cloned out. It's just when I can't spot edit that I sometimes have problems. I am considering trying to clean it, but I'm afraid I'll make it worse.
01/22/2006 12:56:37 PM · #4
I don't believe it's going to be an ongoing trend since it is typically a benefit of being a paid member. There was a thread and a specific reason that was requested to make then advanced editing this time. If there is a strong enough reason and enough support for it, then it appears the admins will consider it but personally I wouldn't consider it the future norm.
01/22/2006 01:09:46 PM · #5
It was pointed out in a discussion thread that, since the assignment was to imitate the style of a famous photographer, it was necessary to allow people to apply the same kinds of editing control as were available to the original photographers.

We made the same rule-set available to both Open challenges so as to make the theme -- not the editing rules -- the primary factor in people deciding which to enter.

AFAIK, this is a one-time exception due to the particular circumstances.
01/22/2006 01:24:59 PM · #6
Thanks for clarifying that Paul. I was just curious.
01/22/2006 01:46:20 PM · #7
Originally posted by sarrobi:

Thanks for clarifying that Paul. I was just curious.

You're welcome. Here's the original announcement -- you can find similar items via the menu Community > Forums > Administrator Announcements
01/22/2006 02:11:09 PM · #8
I think it's my fault!
01/22/2006 07:21:55 PM · #9
Originally posted by sarrobi:

It is on the CCD. The camera manual recommends that you don't try to clean it yourself. The spots aren't that large and are easily cloned out. It's just when I can't spot edit that I sometimes have problems. I am considering trying to clean it, but I'm afraid I'll make it worse.


Don't clean it yourself take it into a good camera shop and they will do it and won't hurt your camera, Should only cost you 50 bucks which is a little bit of a rip off but then if they screw up you can make them buy you a new camera, and one note still cameras use CMOS sensors in general not CCDs they tend to be used on video camera there are excptions but they are few and far between, I'm just being anal so don't take that the wrong way.
01/22/2006 07:36:01 PM · #10
If you take it to a camera shop for cleaning, ask to watch. The process is simple enough that you might gain the confidence to do it yourself. I use the Copperhill method and it is just a bit tougher than cleaning the rear element of a lens, certainly nothing you need to force you to change the way you shoot.
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