Photo Contest - Bad Photo (6/6-6/12)

In summary, the "Bad Photo" category in the photo contest is meant to encourage photographers to think creatively and capture unique or unconventional images. Technical perfection is not the main focus, but rather originality and how well the photo fits the theme. Minor edits are allowed, but major alterations are not. Each participant is limited to one entry per category to ensure fairness.
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This is also another one of our popular and recurring themes that we haven't had in a while. So it is back now.

This is a contest for your photos that didn't turn out as well as you expected. Maybe it is blurry, shaky, underexposed, overexposed, finger on the lens, too dark, etc. Be proud of those unwanted accidents and show them here!

Please note that these bad photos must have been taken by accident and not on purpose.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. Size limitations: Your photo is only limited to the file size limitation set by PhysicsForums. However, your may want to consider reducing the size of your photo if the file size exceeds 1 Mb. If your file is being hosted elsewhere, I will have to see how it is being displayed here, and I may ask you to resize and resubmit if it causes problems.

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 withdrawal 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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The only reason why I didn't delete these photos is this contest.

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I'm not good at focusing, but I'm slowly getting there... :smile:

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DennisN said:
I'm not good at focusing, but I'm slowly getting there... :smile:

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You must shoot such photos on your way in not out.
 
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Taken while trying to switch lenses for a selfie.
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So close to being absolutely perfect.

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Unintentional 'Op-Art' produced while positioning my phone during a family hike.

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Klystron said:
Unintentional 'Op-Art' produced while positioning my phone during a family hike.
Cool photo!
 
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First time taking a photo of the stars

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brainpushups said:
First time taking a photo of the stars
Congratulations, you found one giant black hole. Perfectly, flawlessly captured on photo.
 
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brainpushups said:
First time taking a photo of the stars

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I dig this map of the night sky! It reminds me of Lewis Carroll's celebrated stanza from "The Hunting of the Snark",

He had bought a large map representing the sea,
Without the least vestige of land:
And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be
A map they could all understand.
 
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Murphy's Law applied to wildlife photography - the animal will always move at the worst possible moment.
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Finally, my specialty. It is very hard to get great photos in a moving boat, especially when rocking back and forth in waves made by other boats at times when the light does not allow a fast shutter speed. I see lots of great wildlife while fishing, but not many great pictures.

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If that's a bad photo I wish I had your problems.
 
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fresh_42 said:
You must shoot such photos on your way in not out.
The problem is that I shoot with this hand.
 
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My fingers sometime can't stand not being in the picture.

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The mysterious Blurry City...
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brainpushups said:
First time taking a photo of the stars

I took that one myself, more than one time, back when I was learning to use a rangefinder camera.
 
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Sports photography is hard <sigh>
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Ibix said:
Does anyone else see Captain Picard in goal?
Not me. What's up? Have you been binge-watching Star Trek lately? :smile:
 
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Transverse buoy waves and -x,-y horizon
 
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Final day to submit your photo for this contest.

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Related to Photo Contest - Bad Photo (6/6-6/12)

1. What is the purpose of a "bad photo" contest?

The purpose of a "bad photo" contest is to celebrate the beauty in imperfection and challenge traditional notions of what makes a good photo. It allows photographers to showcase their creativity and unique perspectives by intentionally taking photos that may be considered "bad" by traditional standards.

2. How do you determine the winner of a "bad photo" contest?

The winner of a "bad photo" contest is typically chosen by a panel of judges based on criteria such as creativity, originality, and the ability to evoke a strong emotional response. Technical aspects such as composition or lighting may also be considered, but the main focus is on the overall impact of the photo.

3. Can anyone participate in a "bad photo" contest?

Yes, most "bad photo" contests are open to anyone interested in photography. Some may have specific requirements, such as only allowing amateur photographers or limiting the number of submissions per person, so be sure to check the rules before entering.

4. Is post-processing allowed in a "bad photo" contest?

It depends on the specific contest rules. Some "bad photo" contests may allow minor adjustments such as cropping or color correction, while others may only accept photos that are completely unedited. Be sure to read the guidelines carefully before submitting your entry.

5. Do "bad photos" have to be intentionally bad to be considered for a contest?

Not necessarily. While some photographers may purposely take "bad" photos for the contest, others may submit photos that were taken without the intention of being "bad". What matters most is the overall effect and creativity of the photo, not the original intent behind it.

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