While I really commend Simon for offering such an incentive, the REAL question here is how does the likes of myself, Dave and other amateur photographers compete against the likes of Alex & other professionals who do superb photography ?
(no offence intended here to Alex or Dave BTW)
Last Edit: Apr 27, 2006 12:14:35 GMT 12 by turboNZ
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I wonder if they'll accept works that are outside the norm, like digitally manipulated images? I don't mean using software to "clean up" an image, but using it to create an montage, or something like that?
Thanks Alex. Yes, my Canon S2IS has been well worth the money I spent on it: pity about the shutter lag at times.
The biggest problem with my previous camera was that it only had 3x optical zoom, which basically meant the aircraft had to be within about 6ft ( ;D) of the lense - which is okay if you're taking ground shots, but bloody hopeless for aerial shots!
Post by Dave Homewood on Apr 27, 2006 15:53:11 GMT 12
For what its worth, and I know it ain't much, but all the shots I've taken of the Thunder Mustang have, due to my lack-lustre photography and the use of a basic point and click camera, never actually done it any justice. So I have nothing to offer the competition I'm afraid.
I can put up a couple of not so good shots I did take though.
Edit - I have taken on board some of the post-production advice from Alex and Phil et al, and attempted to make the photos I had on here a little better. I hope thy're not quite so much an eyesore now.