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Spring is here!
For many of us, street shooters, it's the best season to go out and shoot "street".
And then come back and show what we got.

And maybe enter a neat little contest ;)


"So, you think you can street?"



 


It is my great pleasure to announce
the first Official deviantArt "So you think you can street" Photography Spring Contest
which will be held from May 1st till June 15th in deviantArt site.
Everyone is welcome to enter !


Contest Guidelines



1. Your entry must be a STREET photograph. If it isn't, it will be removed from the contest and you can replace it with one that it is.

2. Your entry must be submitted in a special deviantArt category which will be open from the 1st of May till the 15th of June and can be found following this path: Submit art > Category > Choose category > Contests > 2012 > So You Think You Can Street

3. You can enter the contest with ONE photograph that must have been taken from April 1st till June 15th and submitted in the "So you think you can street" category from May 1st till June 15th. If your photograph has already been submitted in the Street category, simply change its category to: Contests > 2012 > So You Think You Can Street

4. Your entry must have the minimun post-processing possible (minor adjustments in contrast and sharpness). It must be in Color or Black and White only. Tints (sepia etc.) of any kind will be disquallified. Selective coloring is out of the question. Film is very welcome.

5. If you want to have more chances to be among the winners:

Forget watermarks.

Try to keep your cropping at a 3:2 ratio, landscape or portrait orientation.

Shoot street shots from close, which put one right into the action, without totally rejecting shots from far, which showcase a carefully composed scene pleasing to the eye.

Avoid beggar and homeless shots, from people who just sit still, or shots of people just passing in front of a poster. As a matter of fact, avoid "just" shots! (Just another guy, Just another pretty girl, Just another backshot, just another street musician etc.) Seek for those special moments that take place out in public places with people interacting with their environment in a special, unusual, unique way which forms a story worth telling by an image.

6. Helpful links
PROJECT EDUCATE: Street Photography Week

7. DD features are excluded from the contest.

PRIZES



1.*
First winner:  1 year premium subscription + 3200 points
Second winner: 6 months premium subscription + 2400 points
Third winner: 3 months premium subscription + 1600 points

1st honorable mention: 3 months premium subscription
2nd honorable mention: 3 months premium subscription
3d honorable mention: 3 months premium subscription
*kind donations of deviantArt site

2.
News article from the Street CV (ce moi) announcing all winners.
News articles from Street groups in dA.
Featuring journals from dA members.

3.
Praise, fame and glory.

Good luck to all!

Spread the news by faving this article and mentioning it in your personal or group journals especially if you run a group. If you need the CSS code, please note me.
Thank you for promoting street photography in deviantArt.


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:iconfuxs:
fuxs Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Who's judging, btw? Is the panel discreet?
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Photographer
It will be announced on time :)
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:iconfuxs:
fuxs Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ναι κύριε, δεν ήταν μόνο περιέργεια.
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:iconpen-at-work:
PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I was curious too...
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:icondukeofspade:
dukeofspade Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
#ThePeopleAvenue would love to feature the winners if it's ok.
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012   Photographer
Of course it's ok!
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:icondukeofspade:
dukeofspade Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup:
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:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
I guess I couldnt join it cos hadnt much chance for street photography.
I took a few but they werent special to send therecos I guess I lost a little bit my inspiration and I m sooooo tired really:P
Maybe on this weekend.
Good luck to all photographers:heart:
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:iconeveningstars242:
eveningstars242 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
why isn't my photo showing up in the gallery?
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Photographer
which is your submitted photo?
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:iconeveningstars242:
eveningstars242 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oops I'm sorry they are there now...:D thank you for replying so fast!
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Photographer
Unforunately they were removed for not being "street"
If you want to find out what "street" is check this: Street Photography for dummies :)
Plus only one entry is allowed.
You know there are some guidelines about the contest.
It might be useful to read them before participating.
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:iconeveningstars242:
eveningstars242 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I submitted the 2nd one when the first one didn't show up. I did read the rules. Thank you for the link though :D
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:iconye-yephoto:
Ye-YePhoto Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
This looks like so much fun. I'm totally in on this!
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
i . t h i n k . i . a m . o u t . :rofl:
i . m u s t . t r y . t o . d o . m y . f i r s t . s t r e e t . p h o t o ... =)
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 4, 2012   Photographer
yes! :lol:
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
=)
=)
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:iconpen-at-work:
PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Send as a Yard journal if you want to. (I hope you do)

:)
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012   Photographer
:salute:
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:iconpen-at-work:
PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Thx!

Pelle
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:iconbatsceba:
Batsceba Featured By Owner May 1, 2012   Photographer
:confused: there's no more link!!!
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 1, 2012   Photographer
link to what?
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:iconbatsceba:
Batsceba Featured By Owner May 1, 2012   Photographer
to submit!!! Submit art > Category > Choose category > Contests > 2012 > So You Think You Can Street
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 1, 2012   Photographer
As it seems the gallery has not been opened yet :confused:
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:iconbatsceba:
Batsceba Featured By Owner May 1, 2012   Photographer
:no:
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:iconxhatelove:
xhatelove Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just got a camera and this seems like fun... even if I dont win :D
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:iconnetbug009:
Netbug009 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Writer
Are those bike wheels through their heads?
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:iconilman-lintu:
Ilman-Lintu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012   Photographer
"Your entry must be a STREET photograph. If it isn't, it will be removed from the contest and you can replace it with one that it is." brings in the hope to qualify =)
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:iconbalakadut:
balakadut Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hm, post processing. What do you say about vignetting? Not that I abuse them or something. :P
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012   Photographer
I say that minor adjustments in contrast and sharpness do not include vignetting unless it's a very discreet one, so much discreet that one can barely see it :D
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:iconbalakadut:
balakadut Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Basically, looked as if they're not touched at all?
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012   Photographer
:nod:
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:iconinnocencedied2nite:
innocencedied2nite Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Writer
This week has honestly got my mind re-geared towards shooting street. I'll be keeping my eyes open and my camera with me continuously! Good luck to all!
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012   Photographer
I'm looking forward to seeing some great entries!
I hope one will be yours :)
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:iconinnocencedied2nite:
innocencedied2nite Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Writer
Planning on it! I'm still kicking myself for not having it with me earlier this week. I had the perfect shot... and no camera.
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012   Photographer
Don't let it happen again :lol:
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:iconinnocencedied2nite:
innocencedied2nite Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Writer
:salute: No, I don't plan on it.
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:iconptiepolo2:
PTIEPOLO2 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
My eyes will be open.
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012   Photographer
:nod:
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:icondream-nova:
Dream-Nova Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
I definitely want to try!

Just a few questions:

1. So we have to take a photograph of a street, but there has to be some little scene or scenario behind it?
2. Okay it was just one question
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012   Photographer
You have to take a photograph of people in candid situations in public places :)
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:icondream-nova:
Dream-Nova Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
So like at a park would be okay?
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012   Photographer
sure
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:icondream-nova:
Dream-Nova Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Oh, ok. Thanks! I'll give it a shot
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:iconbroodingone:
BroodingOne Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll try to enter this. It sounds fun!
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012   Photographer
It is!
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:iconanythingpossible14:
AnythingPossible14 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
hmmm maybe i'll give it a shot. i've always wanted to try photography; might as well start now :3
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012   Photographer
:nod:
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:icontarynnefdt:
TarynNefdt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Sounds great - I can't wait to see the entries for this contest
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