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Alright time for another contest, this will run through april  ( 01. - 30. 23:59:59 Cet ) and winners will voted for and announced in May.


This time is a bit different, Im looking for the clearest, sharpest and most noisefree image.

Photography techniques is a must here, and there is no excuse thinking that poor camera gear wonīt work, cause with proper techniques you can take pin sharp, noise free images with any camera.

Rules:

* 1 photograph that has to be taken in the month of April ( exif data has to be present )

* Image has to be sharp, in focus and noise free ( pixel perfection :) )

* Selective focus shots like for instance Bokeh ( nice background blur ) shots is of course allowed.

* Subject is up to you, but just a clean and sharp image is not enough, it has to be something interesting to look at.

* Image editing is up to you, but photomanipulation will not be accepted, removing dust specks is alright, but adding things that does not belong in the image is not.

* Only 1 entry per person, and you enter by replying to this journal with a link to your shot.


And to clarify, you dont have to be anywhere near a professional photographer to take a picture that is noise free, sharp and with correct focus, but you might have to go out of Auto mode on your camera. :)

I will pick out 5-10 images I think meets the criteria of this contest, after that it is out of my hands cause the winner will be voted for by you.



1st place: 1250 points and a 2 hour online photography workshop with me ( Skype and a working microphone is required for that ).
- Ill go through shooting techniques, timing, how to see, composition, gear choices and also do a full edit of an image from start to finish explaining the steps as I go along.

2nd place: 500 points

3rd place: 250 points

Voting will go through a week, in case of a draw the poll will stay up for 1 more day ( total 8 days ).

Best of luck. :woohoo: :boogie: :hooray:

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:iconnarodenia:
Narodenia Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Annnd I just noticed I was about an hour and a half late on my entry... wish i could have figured out that exif data earlier. Thanks anyways~
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
I am sorry about that, but I do got to stay true to the contest and its timelimits.

Better luck on the next contest. :)
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:iconnarodenia:
Narodenia Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Silly me, I got it.

Here is my entry! [link]

I just want to thank you for this wonderful opportunity. Even though the odds are slim of me winning what you're doing is really great in so many ways. Many popular artists here never take the time to help others, which is understandable since you are all so busy creating your wonderful art. I hope you continue to post your gorgeous photos, they are a joy to look at. Thanks again!
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:iconnarodenia:
Narodenia Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to enter my picture but deviantart isn't recognizing the exif data even though its on my photo :/
Can I just copy and paste it into the description or give you the actual file. Something like that?
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:icondavid-manson:
David-Manson Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
[link] My entry. Thanks! ~
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for entering. :)
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:iconmarshalllipp:
MarshallLipp Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hello there Trichardsen! Could I please enter this photo...[link]
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yeah sure, and thank you for entering. :)
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:iconkdcphoto:
KDCPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
[link] --My submission, a little different genre from the other submissions I browsed, but meets the requirements.

This is also my first contest entered here on DA!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for entering. :)
Good luck.
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:iconchild-of-minerva:
Child-of-Minerva Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's my entry [link]
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for entering. :)
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:iconchild-of-minerva:
Child-of-Minerva Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconunknownsphere:
unknownSphere Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey!
Here is my entry: [link]
:D
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for entering. :)
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:iconkyrenmearr:
kyrenmearr Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Will try!
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:iconlostfallenhero:
LostFallenHero Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
[link]
This is my entry, hope it's alright. :3
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for entering. :)
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:iconddt-dooshan:
ddt-dooshan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Here's my submission. Good luck everybody. (:
[link]
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for entering. :)
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:iconddt-dooshan:
ddt-dooshan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No, no, thank you for the contest. (:
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconcundrie-la-surziere:
Cundrie-la-Surziere Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
May I enter a squirrel from April-4? [link]
:wave:
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
Sure you may.
Thank you for entering. :wave:
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:iconsandeepsarma:
sandeepsarma Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Photographer
I would like to enter this photo.

[link]

Thanks a lot for the opportunity. Have a nice day! :D
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for entering. :)
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:iconxandory:
Xandory Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's the link to my picture. [link] I finally found out how to change the ISO on my camera. :blush: Until I read your suggestion, I had no idea what ISO was. Then, it wasn't under something easy like "ISO" so... I got to learn about exposure too. :D
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much for entering. :)
Once you get ISO, shutterspeed and F-stops it gets pretty easy to get more creative. :)
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:iconxandory:
Xandory Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You realize I had to look up what F-stop is, right? :D I'm still learning, but I'm having fun every step of the way.
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
yeah, but that is a good way to learn. :D

And if you are having fun with it, there is no thing better, keep it up. :)
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:iconnahnia:
nahnia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
[link]

The time is off because of my Nikon's setting problem. The photograph was taken in April last week.
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Ok. :)
Thank you for entering.
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:iconginaliu:
ginaliu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I didn't do anything to my picture, except brighten it up a bit. (My camera's not really good :p.) I'm a beginner at photography so it might not be outstanding. :) Here's the link: [link]
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for entering. :)
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:iconginaliu:
ginaliu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :) Can you critique my art? I want to know what I need to improve on. Thanks!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
I think it would not be fitting to critique this when its entered into this contest, as I might give a skewed impression to other participants.
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Here's the link to my picture: [link]
Everything's real here. :) don't worry.
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
I believe you, and after all the shots ive seen from you I know you are very good at just this.
Thank you for entering. :)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the great compliment. :)
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
my pleasure. :)
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:iconsharkharrington:
SharkHarrington Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   Photographer
:firelite-photo: Oh this sounds like fun. Let me see what I can come up with . . . :plotting:
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
awesome. :)
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hayley--jade Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I tried with this, really surprised it stayed clear! : [link]
All I did was increase contrast, my camera has problems with that :P.
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for entering, but you do need to have the exif data present on your shot.
If you use the save for web option, check that all info in metadata is selected. :)
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:iconhayley--jade:
hayley--jade Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
snap! I thought I saved it correctly, but not for that one haha.
I fixed it: [link]
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for fixing it. :)
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Midnight-Sun-Art Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I guess I might not stand a chance among those that enter, but I would like to give it s try anywas! We have some nice days to take photos now and I got some amazing photos of my dogs outside in the snow. It was hard to decide which picture to submit. But an incident this weekend made up my mind, when my darlig Shira suddenly sufferede a series of seizures (epilepsy, but we're not sure whats causing this. shes old so it might be a tumor..) So I'm hoping for the best for her and want to show off how beautiful she is! She is 13 years old, and this picture was taken just a few days before she got her first seizure. You could'nt suspect a thing by looking at her :)

The only thing I did with the picture in photoshop was adding the watermark. I tried to adjust sharpnes but it wasn't any big difference from the original file. I'm very pleased with this photo off her. Isn't she a beauty? :D : [link]
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
She is indeed gorgeous, I love dogs. :)
Thank you very much for entering. :)
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Ravensaura Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Photographer
WELL. This is like the only noise free image I have so far.
[link]
I guess I'll enter that!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for entering. :)
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