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Yes Chef! CHAT: Weekly Comp Mon 26th Nov-Sun 2nd Dec
« on: November 25, 2012, 11:00:49 AM »
This is the CHAT thread, all entries to be posted in the ENTRIES THREAD:

http://cameracraniums.com/forum/index.php?topic=3113.new#new

Popular culinary publication, "The Top Nosh Review" is planning to celebrate it's landmark 1,000,000,000 edition with a one off, special cover shoot. They have commissioned the members of Camera Craniums with the task to provide a photograph worthy to be on the front page of this iconic magazine.
They have specified that the subject can be anything found in the kitchen/to do with cookery. This can be anything from utensils and ingredients, to equipment and cooking. They would like the subject(s) to be shot in PORTRAIT, so great care should be taken in planning/framing your photograph. You can use as few/many objects as you wish.

Due to the theme, photoshopping/editing is permitted and there are no restrictions, use any technique you wish to produce that winning cover shot. Montages and triptychs are allowed, but please make sure your images are taken within the time frame specified (see rules below).

The theme for this week's comp is "Yes Chef!"

Pictures to be taken between 00.01am Monday 26th November 2012 to 23:59pm Sunday 2nd December 2012.
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59pm Monday 3rd December 2012.
Poll will be up Tuesday 4th December.
Winner to be announced Saturday 5th December.

The Rules for the weekly competition are:-

By entering you agree to take responsibility to
post a topic on the Sunday following your declared win
create an entries thread
create a chat thread
create a poll for that weeks comp and declare the winner on the Saturday
(if for any reason there is a problem and no subject is posted by the winner by Monday night admin will advise second place winner to post the topic asap, do the poll etc)

In case of a tie, the first entry posted wins.

photos to be taken during the specified dates, ie Monday xx to Sunday xx as above

pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59 Monday night

« Last Edit: November 25, 2012, 11:16:10 AM by highlandscenics »


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Re: Yes Chef! CHAT: Weekly Comp Mon 26th Nov-Sun 2nd Dec
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 12:58:50 PM »
Now there's a challenge - nice idea Matt  :tup:
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Re: Yes Chef! CHAT: Weekly Comp Mon 26th Nov-Sun 2nd Dec
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012, 01:47:19 PM »
Cheers Andy. Thought I'd go for something that won't involve travelling about, especially with the current weather situation. We can all stay warm and dry, with a nice big mug of tea/coffee/large whisky  :beer: as we work on an idea!  ;D
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Re: Yes Chef! CHAT: Weekly Comp Mon 26th Nov-Sun 2nd Dec
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 03:57:52 PM »
Cheers Andy. Thought I'd go for something that won't involve travelling about, especially with the current weather situation. We can all stay warm and dry, with a nice big mug of tea/coffee/large whisky  :beer: as we work on an idea!  ;D

Still to come up with inspiration for this week  :-\
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Re: Yes Chef! CHAT: Weekly Comp Mon 26th Nov-Sun 2nd Dec
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 03:40:51 PM »
Oops. Shot this on the spur of the moment, forgetting all about the requirement for a portrait format.


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Re: Yes Chef! CHAT: Weekly Comp Mon 26th Nov-Sun 2nd Dec
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 07:36:33 PM »
You could always rotate it clockwise?......Making me hungry looking at that egg though!
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Re: Yes Chef! CHAT: Weekly Comp Mon 26th Nov-Sun 2nd Dec
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2012, 08:08:17 AM »
You could always rotate it clockwise?......Making me hungry looking at that egg though!

Simon caught me napping on this at first too - his entry is rotated :tup:
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Re: Yes Chef! CHAT: Weekly Comp Mon 26th Nov-Sun 2nd Dec
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2012, 09:25:36 AM »
Not rotated actually. Items copy-pasted individually to new layers with drop shadows, canvas size increased to portrait format, background cleared and textured. (Matt said we could!)

I know - it never was going to be the sort of shot you really wanted but I'm unlikely to get another chance this week.
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Re: Yes Chef! CHAT: Weekly Comp Mon 26th Nov-Sun 2nd Dec
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2012, 11:01:18 AM »
Not rotated actually. Items copy-pasted individually to new layers with drop shadows, canvas size increased to portrait format, background cleared and textured. (You said we could!)


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Re: Yes Chef! CHAT: Weekly Comp Mon 26th Nov-Sun 2nd Dec
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012, 08:40:39 PM »
Not rotated actually. Items copy-pasted individually to new layers with drop shadows, canvas size increased to portrait format, background cleared and textured. (Matt said we could!)

I know - it never was going to be the sort of shot you really wanted but I'm unlikely to get another chance this week.

True.....no holds barred for this one, let your artistic spirits run free  :dance:
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Re: Yes Chef! CHAT: Weekly Comp Mon 26th Nov-Sun 2nd Dec
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2012, 11:23:09 AM »
My spirits are running too free at the moment!
Still haven't got something, and instead of editing the shots I took yesterday, I've been playing with knives. And software. And once I get going , I cannot stop.
Don't know where it'll end, and if I'll enter it, but for the time being I'm playing happily.
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Re: Yes Chef! CHAT: Weekly Comp Mon 26th Nov-Sun 2nd Dec
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2012, 02:58:06 PM »
Playing with knives can be very dangerous - make sure you have a responsible adult with you at all times ;)
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Re: Yes Chef! CHAT: Weekly Comp Mon 26th Nov-Sun 2nd Dec
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2012, 06:01:44 PM »
Playing with knives can be very dangerous - make sure you have a responsible adult with you at all times ;)

Don't worry H, the responsible adult was at home, wondering why I raided the knife drawer.

I switched to fruit, as that gives a much more colourful result. Played around again and I think I've got one that is suitable. Will be uploaded later.
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Re: Yes Chef! CHAT: Weekly Comp Mon 26th Nov-Sun 2nd Dec
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2012, 10:55:22 PM »
Playing with knives can be very dangerous - make sure you have a responsible adult with you at all times ;)

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Re: Yes Chef! CHAT: Weekly Comp Mon 26th Nov-Sun 2nd Dec
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2012, 10:06:59 AM »
This is what I was playing with.



Then switched to fruit and ended up with this:

"I Love Fruit!"




This is, in all probability, going to be my entry.
I also made a version with a border so as to accommodate text, but as the brief was for a cover photo only, I decided to leave the actual make up to the editors.
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