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Has to be said the new photography forum rocks.

Anyway, in the main forum we have a car of the month section, I was thinking, what about Photo of the Month?

My boss is in a camera society and each month they are given a theme (ie Urban Landscape, Black & White, etc) - everyone submits up to 3 shots and a winner is declared.

Thought we could do something similar - announce a theme at the beginning of the month, give a final date for submissions (poss limited to certain number each for ease of voting) and then put it out to vote - the winner could then pick the next theme possibly?

What do you reckon?
 

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Sounds good. Especially since we are about to enter a whole new month.

But do you think the first them will be VW's/car themed[:p] End up looking like members rides LOL.
 

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I see where this is heading... UK-MkIVs will become the mother of all forums, everything you need under one roof! Soon we'll have to split the photography forum by camera brand [:D] Or, UK-MkIVs-incorporating-dpreview.net [:|] While we're at it, why not incorporate Tesco so I can order my shopping while I'm here [:p]

P.S. Good idea, Clipstone. Would you like to suggest a theme for the first month?
 

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P.S. Good idea, Clipstone. Would you like to suggest a theme for the first month?
Clipstone, a great idea would be cable car shots of Rio de Janeiro[;)]. (I already used my only 1/2 decent shot in the appreciation thread[:'(])
 

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I like the idea of having a shopping link on here so I can do my Tescos run while looking at the forum!!

I personally think this section should try and steer clear of being too car related - I think a good theme given the time of year would be 'Autumn' - pretty general, but at the same time loads of room for interpretation...
 

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I personally think this section should try
and steer clear of being too car related - I think a good theme given
the time of year would be 'Autumn' - pretty general, but at the same
time loads of room for interpretation...
Yeah I would say that it could include a car if the photographer wanted, but it doesn't have to
 

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Great idea [Y]

As Cat mentioned we did look into doing this a while back. Now we have this new forum theres no reason not too!

To make this work we could ideally do with linking this in with the forum leader role for this forum. i.e. it would be one of the taks the forum leader would be responsible for looking after.
 

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I think a good theme given the time of year would be 'Autumn'
Yeah, but does that not mean next months will be Autumn as well. (I'll get my coat)

Good idea, lets go for Autumn. (which can include Brazil, Shuiming!)
 

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Cat - you have managed to put much better than me what I was thinking!!

If the car fits into the theme, or can be interpretted into the theme, then cool, but the theme itself will not necessarily be 'best shot of my distributor cap', or whatever!

Tabs - who is the forum leader on here?
 

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I think a good theme given the time of year would be 'Autumn'
Yeah, but does that not mean next months will be Autumn as well. (I'll get my coat)

Good idea, lets go for Autumn. (which can include Brazil, Shuiming!)
does that mean Autumn for November ? Then Xmas for December presumably ?
 

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To add a little extra to this i think the photo mod blokey/chapette
should give a theme for the photography to be done around. That way
it'll always stay fresh and we wont just seen the same photos.

Examples would be: Power, fagile, cold or macros etc.

Just my 10p
 

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Surely that would restrict the scope for creativity and make it even more likely that pics will look the same? For example, "Autumn macros" would probably yield a bunch of close-up leaves, or am I not getting it? On the other hand, if just left at, "Autumn" then you'd get a wider variety of submissions?
 

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Surely that would restrict the scope for
creativity and make it even more likely that pics will look the same?
For example, "Autumn macros" would probably yield a bunch of close-up
leaves, or am I not getting it? On the other hand, if just left at,
"Autumn" then you'd get a wider variety of submissions?
If we have single submissions for a monthly comp then it needs to be
restricted somewhat otherwise there's no point having a category
wheather its a genre or just a monthly best of. If we didnt have
some sort of control then it'll just be the same as any other thread
full of photos being posted.
 

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The theme idea was suggested in the first thread, it sounds to me like
everybody is arguing the same thing? Obviously if a photograph did not fit the
theme it would not be eligible, for example if it was Autumn I would
not post a picture of my cat. (Unless he was rolling around in some
fallen leaves [;)])

It would be even nicer if people took new photographs for each month's comp, but you can't really enforce this
 

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I've come over all logical! Have more than one!

Photo of the month - General

Photo of the month - Themed

Then may be an overall winner or something.
 
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