Can Special Effects Transform Your Photo into Art?

In summary, the theme of the photo contest is SFX, which includes creative and manipulated images using special techniques. Multiple photos can be submitted, but each must be unique. Winners will be selected by judges based on creativity, technical skill, and adherence to the theme. There is no entry fee for the contest. Once a photo is submitted, it cannot be edited or replaced.
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For this contest only, we will be suspending Rule #2 on editing and special effects. Go all out in modifying your photo. Add in the special effects that you wish you can do on it. However, your submission must only be of one photo. It must not be a combination or collage of more than one photo. So multiple overlays of a scene, for example, is not allowed.

Contest Rules:

1. Any digital photo or digitally-scanned photo relevant to the theme will be accepted within the contest period. In case there's a gray area, or you're not sure if the picture is suitable, check with me first.

2. Please resize your digital photo to no more than 800 x 600 or 600 x 800 pixels. You may also crop your picture if you wish. You are also allowed to adjust the brightness and contrast of your picture but these should not dramatically alter the look of the picture. But other than those, any form of picture editing or modification is not allowed. This is a photo contest, not a picture editing/special effect contest. You may add a watermark or your name/nickname to the photo for identification purposes.

3. Upload your photos to any of the photo servers such as imageshack or photobucket. Then post it the relevant contest thread and link your picture using the img command. PM me if you do not know how. Alternatively, you may simply upload your image file to PF, and then have the full image displayed in your post.

4. Only ONE picture per member per contest. Once a picture is posted, it cannot be changed other than a total withdrawl by that member from that week's photo contest. Exceptions will be made for modification to comply with the rules, such as resizing.

5. At the end of the contest period, I will open a poll and every PF member can vote for the picture they like best.

6. Note that in case we have a large number of entries, I will do the polling in more than one thread. If that's the case, you can vote in each of the polling threads. The photos will be assigned in the polling threads in the order they were submitted.

7. The photo of the subject must be something that you took directly, not via in intermediary medium, and not taken by someone else. Unless otherwise noted, a photo of another photo, painting, print, etc. does not qualify.

8. You can use a picture only once. Once it is used in a contest, it cannot be reused in another contest.

9. Please post only pictures meant for submission in this thread. Photos not meant for submission must not be posted in the contest thread. Posting of more than one photos by a member may result in an automatic disqualification from the week's contest.

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ZapperZ said:
For this contest only, we will be suspending Rule #2 on editing and special effects. Go all out in modifying your photo. Add in the special effects that you wish you can do on it.
This can become fun! :smile:
 
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Sunrise at the harbour, digital oil on digital canvas.
(lots of contrast and color modifications and a digital oil painting filter applied twice)
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My dog returns yet again. This time I used the panoramic function to allow her to appear several times in the same image...
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Horizontal montage of a non-log on the Olympic Peninsula, WA.
There was a log, but now its gone.
However, it persists in the roots of trees that fed off its rotting corpse.
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My dog returns yet again. This time I used the panoramic function to allow her to appear several times in the same image...
Schrödinger's dog has escaped!
 
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Schrödinger's dog has escaped!
I think it is Heisenberg's dog, since he cannot be uniquely located.
 
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The Industrial touch in Post #1 adds to the surrealism; er, Impressionism.
Claude Monet would approve. Digitized image of Monet's "Impression, Sunrise"
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Related to Can Special Effects Transform Your Photo into Art?

1. What is the theme of the photo contest?

The theme of the photo contest is SFX (special effects). Participants are encouraged to use their creativity and editing skills to create stunning and unique images with special effects.

2. What types of special effects are allowed in the contest?

All types of special effects are allowed in the contest, including but not limited to digital manipulation, practical effects, and use of props or costumes. The only requirement is that the effects must be applied to a photograph.

3. Is there an entry fee for the photo contest?

No, the photo contest is completely free to enter. However, participants must follow the submission guidelines and agree to the terms and conditions in order to be eligible.

4. Can I submit multiple photos for the contest?

Yes, participants are allowed to submit multiple photos for the contest. However, each photo must be unique and cannot be a duplicate or variation of another submission.

5. How will the winners be selected?

The winners will be selected by a panel of judges based on creativity, technical skill, and adherence to the theme of SFX. The decisions of the judges are final and cannot be contested.

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