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Welcome to the Photography Contest!

Here you submit photos you've taken and users vote on which photo they like the best!

  

Submission deadline: September 13th

 

This time, the theme is: Night Photography

Night photography refers to the activity of capturing images outdoors at night, between dusk and dawn. This was one of my favorite parts of photography class. It made me try something I never had before.

 

Voting deadline: September 20th

 

Submissions:

Little-Star's Campfire

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sh20000sh's Night at 서현 station exit #6

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GhostMouse's Moon over the Sargasso Sea

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Seriva Senkalora's House next to the Rhine

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Lagie's Fifty potcakes leave the Bahamas in style

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Ruby Eyes' Brighter-than-life Moon

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Rules:

- One entry per person.

- Picture has to be made by yourself and can't be just a reproduction of someone's work. If someone else's work is in the picture, there needs to be something extra.

- No manipulation besides basic photo adjustments (contrast, exposure, cropping, color balance, lighting, etc.).

- No text or framing in the photo. A signature/watermark is just fine, but it's preferable if you don't have "O Hai Eye Hav3 T3XT" (or something similar) present in the photo.

- When voting, please don't select your own image. This will ensure fairness.

- You are free to submit an old photo; you don't need to take a new one just for this competition.

- Winner hosts the next contest.


Previous themes:

1: Beginning anew / 2: Simplicity / 3: Summer / 4: Wildlife / 5: Black & White / 6: Food / 7: Macro / 8: Farewell / 9: Light and Shadow / 10: Urban

11: In the home / 12: Travel Photography / 13: Pets / 14: Red / 15: Coupled Animals / 16: Clouds / 17: Green / 18: Water / 19: Scenic views / 20: Invertebrates

21: Sunrise/Sunset / 22: Purple / 23: Out of Context / 24: Snow / 25: Flowers / 26: Mountains / 27: Old / 28: Birds / 29: Inanimate Objects / 30: New Life

31: Play / 32: Road / 33: Leaves / 34: People / 35. Books / 36. Statues / 37. Nighttime / 38. Candy / 39: Fruits / 40: Reflection

41: Transportation / 42: Trees / 43: Happiness / 44: Communication / 45: Youth / 46: Colors / 47: New Year / 48: Music / 49: Contrast / 50: Pink

51: Spring / 52: The first letter of your username / 53: Party! / 54. White / 55. Weather / 56: Buildings / 57: Union / 58: Doors, gates and windows / 59: Texture / 60: Pairs

61: Your Favorite / 62: Mushrooms / 63: Happy holidays / 64: Treasure / 65: Bells / 66: Warmth / 67: Blue / 68: Center / 69: Zoo / 70: Memories

71: Chitin / 72: Garden / 73: Silhouette / 74: Darkness / 75: W / 76: Small / 77: Silly / 78: Toys / 79: Three / 80: Autumn

81: Yellow / 82: Macro / 83. Horizon / 84. Winter/Christmas / 85: Skies / 86: Baked Goods / 87: Your Home town / 88: Abandoned places / 89: F / 90: Fears

91: Adventure / 92: Detail / 93: Illumination / 94: Color Orange / 95: Black and white / 96: Abstract / 97: Unnoticed / 98: Fire / 99: History / 100: Bridges

101: Wild animal close ups / 102: Street Lights / 103: Hobby / 104: Three / 105: Eyes / 106: Unappreciated / 107: Desk / 108: Opposites / 109: Mechanical Parts / 110: Monuments

111: The bond / 112: Action / 113: Up / 114: Spooky / 115: Self / 116: Extreme Weather / 117: Patterns / 118: Down / 119: Ground / 120: Brown

121: Softness / 122: C / 123: Summer / 124: Flowers / 125: Gathering / 126. Living Room / 127. v1 Crystal/Gemstone / 127. v2 Nostalgia / 128: Mammals / 129: Sea and Lake / 130: Birthday Cake

131: Aquatic Creatures / 132: Sunshine and Summertime / 133: Close-up Photography / 134: Rainbows / 135: Circles / 136: Coffee / 137: Storm / 138: Halloween / 139: Something You See in Everyday Things / 140: Celebrate!

141: Signs of Affection / 142: Most recent photo / 143: Easter / 144: Pastels / 145: Wings / 146: Hope / 147: Text / 148: Home / 149: Winter / 150: Vacation

151: Insects / 152: Botanical / 153: Carvings / 154: Crafting / 155: Glass / 156: Coniferous / 157: Wind / 158: Classic / 159: Games / 160: Procrastination

161: In Motion / 162: Music / 163: Empty / 164: Still Life / 165: Night /

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Since I don't have a lot I'll go with this one of a campfire

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I took lot of night photos as night in this area looks cyberpunk-ish.

 

These are some candidates for submission. Any suggestion?

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26 minutes ago, sh20000sh said:

I took lot of night photos as night in this area looks cyberpunk-ish.

 

These are some candidates for submission. Any suggestion?

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I like the second one.

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On 8/29/2019 at 7:06 PM, sh20000sh said:

I took lot of night photos as night in this area looks cyberpunk-ish.

 

These are some candidates for submission. Any suggestion?

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On 8/29/2019 at 7:33 PM, Lagie said:

I like the second one.


Agreed, the second one.

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As they liked this one, my submission will be this:

 

Night at 서현(Seohyeon) station exit #6

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Exit number wasn't numbered for subway station. It was numbered for mall actually.

 

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I have yet to manage to get anything other than darkness on any photo I try ...

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Germany, Bonn

A house next to the Rhine with colorful lamps during a light festival.

 

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I can't hide stuff on my phone.

Fifty potcakes (dogs) leave the Bahamas in style.

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2 hours ago, Ruby Eyes said:

I see the style, but where are the dogs? XD

In an air conditioned ballroom-like room on the lower deck! :D

(But the photo of that part doesn't look like night, and isn't mine.)

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On 9/5/2019 at 3:57 AM, Ruby Eyes said:

I have yet to manage to get anything other than darkness on any photo I try ...

 

Hi, what kind of camera are you using? If you're using a phone camera I unfortunately don't know how to help, but if you have a digital camera, I do have some pointers that I learned in my photography class. :) 

Switch the camera over to manual mode, then adjust the aperture to open as much as it can (the lowest f-number), then adjust the shutter speed to something around 3-10 seconds. This will let a lot of light into the camera and should produce an image even if it is very dark outside. It is best to take photos from a stable surface or a tripod to avoid the picture coming out blurry from your hands shaking. 

 

Here's a picture I took while looking at complete darkness. You can tell I was just holding the camera from the major blur. ;)

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I really hope people consider getting involved, this is a really great, fun, interesting and CREATIVE events we have going on for years now! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us! And make sure to watch out for when the voting opens to show support and enjoy the entries and keep involved!

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13 hours ago, Aqub said:

what kind of camera are you using?

Canon Powershot - it actually has a night mode, but I haven't figured out how that works yet. Will try your suggestions tonight!

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7 hours ago, Ruby Eyes said:

Canon Powershot - it actually has a night mode, but I haven't figured out how that works yet. Will try your suggestions tonight!


I found a Canon Powershot on Amazon so I'm going off of those features, but things might be slightly different if you have a different model.

If you have any control over ISO, set it high (higher number). This lets in more light but will also increase grain. It's not ideal but personally, I'll take a grainy shot that's in focus over a blurry shot with no grain.

Otherwise, the Night Scene, Low Light, and Long Shutter settings are your best bet, as they are all designed for low light situations. Try them all out and see what gets you a result that you like. Like Aqub said, stabilizing it on a table or a tripod will be ideal because most of these will give you a longer shutter speed to let in more light, which also means any motion will cause blur. If you can use the Remote Shooting option and take the picture using your phone, that would be even better because you won't risk nudging the camera when you hit the button.

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I haven't actually found the shutter settings yet (it's an older model, it was someone else's old camera which I got like 9 years ago, so I don't have the manual), but the ISO button worked wonders XD and the night mode helped as well, I suspect. I managed this picture of a brighter-than-life moon above the front yard before I ran out of battery power. Go figure.

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Thanks a lot for your help! :)

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@Ruby Eyes You wouldn't happen to know exactly which model it is? I was trying to look through Canon's old archives since they usually have every camera they've ever made still listed there (and it's usually also possible to find old manuals online for old cameras. I for one tend to use the manuals online for those of my cameras that I don't have the manuals for and end up having some sort of trouble with). Personally I have a Canon Powershot G16 that I bought back in late 2014, so in the G-series I believe that something around G12 or such must be closer to being 9 years old by now.

 

Sadly they've had four different major series over the years that all beings with Powershot in their name (it's the A-series, G-series, S-series and SX-series - then there's also about three to four smaller series other than those), so yeah, it ends up being kind of hard pin pointing exactly which camera you have when there's quite many of them to look though, heh. 😅 

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I was trying to find that out - all I could see was "Canon PS1234" at the bottom which seems to refer to the whole series.

My camera was already old when I got it 9 years ago, so I don't think it's that G12 one XD

 

edit: it's actually in the image file properties (of the un-resized version) XD exif data for the win! "Canon PowerShot S5 IS" it says. Googling for manual now.

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Oooh yes, the data within in the images are saviors every so often! :D Hope you found the manual 🙂

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