Your Best Shot

Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by manaheim, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I recently submitted a shot for Popular Photography's Your Best Shot... monthly photo contest sort of thing. Anyone ever done this?
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    No, but it sounds interesting
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    sometimes I think of entering competitions - then I look at the works submitted and those that one the years before and slink away.
    I don't think I am good enough yet - but I certainly don't think its not within my reach!
     
  4. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yeah, you can submit up to 5 shots a month. I figure I'll send in a couple more for this month and then a few next month just to see.

    I dunno. I've been reading pop photog for a while now... some of the shots in there are pretty good, but honestly I see better shots posted up here pretty frequently. I think it's somewhat a matter of timing. If you just happen to get in a month where everyone kicks ass, well... tough. Otherwise you may have a shot.

    Plus, Over, your shots are good. :)
     
  5. BTilson

    BTilson TPF Noob!

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    I'm always leery of photography contests. I've heard too many stories about them just being ripoffs that somehow claim all the rights to every submitted picture. That said, I'd love to find a legit one to enter.
     
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    MACollum TPF Noob!

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    I missed the deadline to bring the pics I entered to the fairgrounds last year for entry in the amateur photo show at the state fair (no prize really, I just think it is cool to see my pics up. Besides, I won 7th place for one I entered the year before). I was pissed when I went to look at the entries. Hardly any were very good and many were downright awful. I probably would have gotten a ribbon! Maybe next year...
     
  7. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I figured I'd be pretty safe with Popular Photography as it's a big publication based around a community of subscribers.

    I actually just realized that I submitted some to Nikon's photo contest as well. Forgot about that.

    Yeah, I'm going to try to do that this year. Our town has a photography contest every year as part of their little town fair thingy.
     
  8. AlexColeman

    AlexColeman TPF Noob!

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    Anyone know of a good photo contest for me to enter? I don't really know which ones are good or bad. None are local, in mesa,az.
     

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