AussieJo

Lives in Canada Toronto, Canada
Has a website at www.createdimage.com.au
Joined on Oct 27, 2009

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On Challenge:5648 (19 comments in total)

Head and hair should take up 90% of the frame. Any more background than that and I will disqualify

Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 12:37 UTC as 14th comment
On Challenge:5646 (5 comments in total)

From Wiki

"A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer."

I want the photo to be of a person predominantly, mainly of their face. Wide angle shots that happen to have a person in it that is not just of the person will be disqualified.

The golden hour is when the sun is close to the horizon and casts a yellow glow on the preson.

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 at 14:02 UTC as 4th comment
On Challenge:5037 (5 comments in total)

The multiple images should taken from as close to the same standpoint as possible, clearly showing the same subject matter.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 at 13:12 UTC as 2nd comment
On Challenge:5037 (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

Steppe: Are the other alternatives accepted, for example summer and autumn?

my ie should have read eg - of course any two seasons are fine as long at it is obvious that it is different times of the year

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 at 13:08 UTC
On Challenge:4846 (8 comments in total)

I agree with the intention of the below definition taken from Wikipedia and will be disqualifying entrants based on my interpretation of that.

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 at 12:54 UTC as 6th comment
On photo _DSC0510 in the Unusual Catch Light Portraits challenge (2 comments in total)

I almost disqualified this photo for not having any catch lights and then I found one person with lights reflected in his glasses

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 02:33 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Challenge:5505 (2 comments in total)

just to clarify - round, small, singular flash catch lights are not considered unusal and therefore will be disqualified

Posted on Nov 15, 2011 at 11:53 UTC as 2nd comment
On Challenge:5508 (2 comments in total)

I would make this comment to a couple of the entries in this challenge - in meeting the theme of the challenge, please remember that a pleasing result after you have applied the filter is likely to fair better. Put yourself in the person's shoe who you have photographed - do you think that it brings out unique and interesting aspects of the photo, or just results in them looking ugly (a subjective opinion I know)?

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 at 11:46 UTC as 2nd comment
On Challenge:5242 (8 comments in total)

Then it would not be considered "one overhead light only" and I would disqualify it

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 at 21:01 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On photo Trains, India in the Countries and their most common form of transport challenge (1 comment in total)

I disqualified this entry due to the fact that the train is almost non existant in the photo, but it was resubmitted. Technically it complies with the challenge rules so I will now leave it up to the voters to decide how well it meets the challenge rules.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 11:09 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:5242 (8 comments in total)

When I created this challenge I really wasn't thinking about the sun being a spotlight, but I am prepared to allow those photos as long as the sun is featured as the light source, or there is obvious streams of sun light in the photo. My intention for the challenge was for the spotlight to be an artifical bright light shining on the subject from above, typically in a stage setting.

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 at 23:49 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Aboriginal in the Countries and their oldest native people challenge (4 comments in total)

As soon as I saw this photo entered I knew it had a great chance of being the winner. I'm glad to see that first place went to a deserving entry. Well done.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2011 at 15:28 UTC as 2nd comment
On Challenge:5140 (2 comments in total)

The intention for this challenge is to show house exteriors, not any interior photos

Posted on Oct 10, 2011 at 20:16 UTC as 2nd comment
On Challenge:4843 (1 comment in total)

I have recieved a couple of complaints about some entries not being side lit - when determining the direction of the lighting please look at the shadows cast.

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 at 11:10 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:5383 (3 comments in total)

The trick is managing to take a photo of yourself as you aren't allowed to submit a photo that someone else has taken under your own member ID.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 at 15:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On Challenge:5131 (3 comments in total)

There was nothing stopping you from correcting your mistake and resubmitting the photo. Any time you enter any challenge you should make certain that you read all the details about the challenge fully to make certain that it complies and then it wont get disqualified.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 at 13:23 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:4844 (5 comments in total)

I want the back lighting to be the only obvious light source, so no obvious lighting from the front (a small amount of fill flash is ok as long as it is only enough to give detail to the face, but not enough to be the main light source)

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On Challenge:5130 (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

AussieJo: I'm no authority as to what breeds of cows or sheep are known for what country. I'm hoping that those who enter the photos know so that all of us can learn something from these photos.

As a general comment to some of the entrants - I would encourage some of you to withdraw you image, crop it so that the animal is the main feature of your photograph, not just a small aspect of it, and then resubmit the photo. It will look a lot better.

I have incorporated a new rule in my future challenges to try to address this issue. No I didn't have a problem with you raising the issue as you did it in a friendly constructive way.

Posted on Sep 17, 2011 at 17:40 UTC
On Challenge:5130 (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

AussieJo: I'm no authority as to what breeds of cows or sheep are known for what country. I'm hoping that those who enter the photos know so that all of us can learn something from these photos.

As a general comment to some of the entrants - I would encourage some of you to withdraw you image, crop it so that the animal is the main feature of your photograph, not just a small aspect of it, and then resubmit the photo. It will look a lot better.

As I said, I am no authority on what animals come from where. For all I know Iceland may have a special breed of sheep, as does Italy for it's cows. I'm not going to disqualify based on my own ignorance. Before you said anything I would have assumed (wrongly by what you have just said) that Lions are only from Africa:)

Having said that. I love the entries where there is a detailed description of the animal and the country it is associated with so that it can be a learning experience for all.

Posted on Sep 16, 2011 at 19:06 UTC
On Challenge:5130 (7 comments in total)

I'm no authority as to what breeds of cows or sheep are known for what country. I'm hoping that those who enter the photos know so that all of us can learn something from these photos.

As a general comment to some of the entrants - I would encourage some of you to withdraw you image, crop it so that the animal is the main feature of your photograph, not just a small aspect of it, and then resubmit the photo. It will look a lot better.

Posted on Sep 15, 2011 at 12:14 UTC as 1st comment | 5 replies
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