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07/17/2007 07:21:03 PM · #1
Convince me that a point-and-shoot camera can win ribbons
My camera isn't on the list: Nikon s10.
I gotta have goals ! ;P
07/17/2007 07:33:23 PM · #2
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Nuff said...

Edit: Besides, cameras don´t win ribbons, people behind them do :)

Message edited by author 2007-07-17 19:33:56.
07/17/2007 07:39:15 PM · #3
Right - this is pretty heavilly edited though. Any less edited images?
07/17/2007 07:42:51 PM · #4
Originally posted by j-bot:

Right - this is pretty heavilly edited though. Any less edited images?

How about a 7.8539 / Blue Ribbon with 1.2MP?
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And a 7.2227 / Yellow Ribbon with 1.2MP?
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Message edited by author 2007-07-17 19:44:20.
07/17/2007 07:44:54 PM · #5
And here I am with thousands of dollars of equipment... I'd give it all up to take shots like those.
07/17/2007 07:46:36 PM · #6
Or: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/98/thumb/21885.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/98/thumb/21885.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' Blue ribbon, 7.0091
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1.92MP

I'm not sure where this thread is going, there are loads of examples like that. All it proves (again) is that it's the photographer who makes the picture.
07/17/2007 07:50:42 PM · #7
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/271/thumb/116347.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/271/thumb/116347.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' taken in 1mpix mode (not the 5mpix the camera maxes at)
07/17/2007 07:52:07 PM · #8
Time and time again its been said and proven that it's the artist and NOT the brush that creates a masterpiece. same holds true with cameras and every other medium used to "create".

-dave
07/17/2007 07:53:09 PM · #9
Look at the dates on all of those though.. mostly in 2003.

If those pictures were up now they would get alot of hype about bad quality.

DPChallenge is much more competitive now.

Im here struggling with my Canon PS SD450. And im in mourning for the loss of my Nikon.

New cam soon though.
07/17/2007 07:56:34 PM · #10
The 'bad quality' that DPC doesn't like anymore is primarily a change in post processing techniques. New challenges go for strong saturated colours, heavy noise removal, and lots of sharpening. The base images are the same and it doesn't matter what camera you use to generate them.

Originally posted by WeatherGurl:

If those pictures were up now they would get alot of hype about bad quality.


Message edited by author 2007-07-17 19:57:02.
07/17/2007 08:03:00 PM · #11
Originally posted by jrdawson:

The 'bad quality' that DPC doesn't like anymore is primarily a change in post processing techniques. New challenges go for strong saturated colours, heavy noise removal, and lots of sharpening. The base images are the same and it doesn't matter what camera you use to generate them.

Originally posted by WeatherGurl:

If those pictures were up now they would get alot of hype about bad quality.


but still, the noise in most of those pictures wouldnt be there had they used a better camera... and you cant always rely on post processing to fix a picture

im not putting those pictures down at all, they are amazing pictures, im just saying im not sure how well they would do if judged as they are in current challenges.
07/17/2007 08:09:19 PM · #12
hmmm...for "bad quality" photos, i still sell a lot of those prints.
07/17/2007 08:12:30 PM · #13
I'll bet you do. Those are some stunning shots Sher. I went through your profile a few weeks ago and added a few favorites. Didn't notice that they were taken with an older camera at the time. lol

Originally posted by sher:

hmmm...for "bad quality" photos, i still sell a lot of those prints.
07/17/2007 08:15:23 PM · #14
Hmmm, tonights roll-over is a DPL challenge again. We could also just ask the ribbonhogs to bring along their point-and-shoots when they go ribbon hunting and do a few captures with them. I'm not saying they'd need to submit with them, but looking at the outtakes would be interesting - comparing the quality and all that jazz.
07/17/2007 08:30:35 PM · #15
Originally posted by j-bot:

Convince me that a point-and-shoot camera can win ribbons
My camera isn't on the list: Nikon s10.
I gotta have goals ! ;P


Hi Juli welcome to DPC. Do you not have a D-70? If not the s10 looks like a fine p&S. It's 6mp as long as your fundamentals are there you should do ok. I would recomend getting a tripod and learning all the capabilities your camera has. Learn as much as you can about image editing. I've only been here for about eight months or so and I've learned alot from these good folks. Good luck. PS. You dont have to ribbon here to enjoy the site, I'm lucky if I get in the top 50%, but I love it anyway:-)
07/17/2007 08:33:41 PM · #16
Originally posted by sher:

hmmm...for "bad quality" photos, i still sell a lot of those prints.


lol... In about 3 or 4 years mabey not that long, someone is going to refer a 10mp picture as a bad quality.
07/17/2007 08:48:18 PM · #17
How about ArnaRos, The Bridge, Free Study 2007-02. Red ribbon, Panasonic DMC TZ1. "A photo is a photo is a photo." (Gertrude Stein, posthumourously).
07/17/2007 09:02:45 PM · #18
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I know, it's not great, but it IS a ribboner, since 2003, and with basic editing.

Message edited by author 2007-07-17 21:03:53.
07/17/2007 09:05:20 PM · #19
Originally posted by Snake:

Originally posted by sher:

hmmm...for "bad quality" photos, i still sell a lot of those prints.


lol... In about 3 or 4 years mabey not that long, someone is going to refer a 10mp picture as a bad quality.


I wouldnt bet on that. I'm still seeing sports shooters use the 4MP original 1D camera, and selling lots of stuff for print and for editorial use.

MattO
07/17/2007 09:14:36 PM · #20
Originally posted by sher:

hmmm...for "bad quality" photos, i still sell a lot of those prints.

Oh shame on you for selling bad quality photos.
:P
07/17/2007 09:41:33 PM · #21
Originally posted by Brad:

Originally posted by sher:

hmmm...for "bad quality" photos, i still sell a lot of those prints.

Oh shame on you for selling bad quality photos.
:P


lol...i have no shame :P

07/17/2007 09:44:43 PM · #22
Originally posted by dknourek:

Time and time again its been said and proven that it's the artist and NOT the brush that creates a masterpiece. same holds true with cameras and every other medium used to "create".

-dave


Yeah, but it sure is a lot easier and usually more enjoyable when you have a nice brush and some quality paint to start with.
07/19/2007 08:08:42 PM · #23
My one ribbon was with a point and shoot:
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07/20/2007 02:25:19 AM · #24
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7.6 and a red with a Kodak DX7590
and that was January of THIS year.
:-)

...and, that same week, there were 2 other ribbons on the front page by point n shoots!
07/20/2007 03:40:05 AM · #25
maybe we should have a point & shoot challenge.
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