Entering a contest, need help deciding what to enter.

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  1. SoulfulRecover

    SoulfulRecover Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I am entering a free large format contest which is something a don't typically do. I can submit 3-5 images, judged by Drew Nikonowicz, and I have two separate sets I am debating between. Which set would you prefer to see? I have my nit picks about them all and almost feel like scraping the entire idea but I would also like to step outside my comfort zone and do this.

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    A large format contest. Set 2 displays movements...whereas set 1 could have been shot with a fixed body camera.
     
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    My preference is set 1.
     
  4. SoulfulRecover

    SoulfulRecover Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Yes sir. That was one of my thoughts as well. I think set 1 is better photography over all, however, set 2 displays the movements that are associated with large format.
     
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    Set #1 - not sure the movements add much to set #2, other than yes, LF supports movements.
     
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    Set 2 certainly shows off movements...... but to me, they're a distraction.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Honestly, I am not a fan of movements in the way that they have been used in set 2.
     
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    Set one has the better emotion.

    Set two with respect to the op looks like something I would use for examples of movements and DoF capabilities.
     
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    The movement works well in the 2nd and 5th images of Set 2. It doesn't do a whole heck of a lot in the 1st, but I also don't think it detracts - it's still a strong image. For the 3rd and 4th, it does nothing.

    The first set I won't comment on. Portraiture generally doesn't interest me so I couldn't tell you if they are more compelling or not compared to other more traditional portraits. I mean, I can tell they are well done, so I don't want this to sound like a criticism, but in terms of what I would rather see? Well, yeah, they are pictures of people. Okay.

    I would personally prefer to see the second set. I like the evidence of movement. In general, I skip over portraits and if I were walking around a gallery, I would be mich more likely to stop at the second set to look more closely than I would at the first set. But again, you might consider replacing the 3rd and 4th images.
     
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  10. SoulfulRecover

    SoulfulRecover Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thank you all for the thoughts! The deadline is at the end of the month so I should have a couple more shoots I can choose from. Right now its a little limited as I haven't shot anything in months and I think all of last year I did like 4 or 5 shoots total. :048:
     
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    They're all very nicely printed. Especially 2nd and 3rd image.
     
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    Set 1.
     

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