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  1. #11
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    Re: Photo Contests?

    Very poor standards if you ask me. unless you want to give your stuff away for credit I could see this being ok but for them to hope you don't read the fine print so they can have free rights is just cold. I would have not have read the fine print had I read these post.


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  2. #12
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    Re: Photo Contests?

    Wow I certainly wouldnt have thought they would do that either. Guess you really need to read the fine print. I hope the new one offered by Nikon isnt like that!

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  3. #13
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    Re: Photo Contests?

    If you are going to read terms and conditions, its important to understand that copyright policies and usage right policies are two different things and should not be confused as being the same.

    You can enter the vast majority of photo contests out there and still retain your copyright, but you do have to read the small print as some competitions do have unfair usage rights, where they can, if they so wish, use your photo for what ever they like for as long as they like, but each contest will have there own determining factors as to whether you should enter or not, even with what could be seen as unfair usage rights.

    For example, if you win a $25,000 prize, I would think it very fair to let the contest organiser use the image, after all, if you was to sell your photo exclusively to them, how much would you get?, this is a choice for each individual photographer to determine the value of their work as it has been since the inception of the photographic industry.

    But remember when entering a contest, you are entering in to a contract, so read the small print and pay particular attention to the copyright and usage right policies.
    Last edited by PCN; 11-09-2012 at 08:39 AM. Reason: typo

  4. #14
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    Re: Photo Contests?

    Quote Originally Posted by PCN View Post
    If you are going to read terms and conditions, its important to understand that copyright policies and usage right policies are two different things and should not be confused as being the same.

    You can enter the vast majority of photo contests out there and still retain your copyright, but you do have to read the small print as some competitions do have unfair usage rights, where they can, if they so wish, use your photo for what ever they like for as long as they like, but each contest will have there own determining factors as to whether you should enter or not, even with what could be seen as unfair usage rights.

    For example, if you win a $25,000 prize, I would think it very fair to let the contest organiser use the image, after all, if you was to sell your photo exclusively to them, how much would you get?, this is a choice for each individual photographer to determine the value of their work as it has been since the inception of the photographic industry.

    But remember when entering a contest, you are entering in to a contract, so read the small print and pay particular attention to the copyright and usage right policies.
    Please do not take offence to my language. It is my style of writing on occasion.

    I have to say... RUBBISH.

    Your chances of winning, say, $25,000 or even a mouse pad are SLIM TO NON. And, you are going to submit, most likely, your BEST PIC.

    So, you are giving away your best work for nothing at all.

    No thanks.

    READ THE FINE PRINT. Any photo contest that USES YOUR PICTURES and asserts their right to do so for ever and for nothing (no remuneration to you) to suit their purpose should be avoided at ALL COSTS.

    PERIOD!

    You will get ZERO exposure, trust me. There is NOTHING IN THIS FOR YOU. DON'T GIVE AWAY YOUR WORK!

    and, I see this is your first post. Welcome.
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  5. #15
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    Re: Photo Contests?

    Thank you for the welcome, it's much appreciated, and I don't mind people being blunt as long as they can take it in return.

    You may as a photographer wish to give away all your rights to a photo even if you only win $100, that is the photographers choice and shouldn't be decided by a forum post, your view, or my view, it's up to the individual to value their work.

    As for winning contests, people do, and that's a fact, but obviously we can't all win each contest as there would be no point in having a contest if that was the case.

    You can not put all contests in to the same category and say the entrant will get zero exposure and there is nothing in it for them, unless you have the proof that all contests offer nothing to the entrant.

    The only point I was trying to make in my original post was that the individual would first need to read the terms of the contest to evaluate if it is beneficial to them.

  6. #16
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    Re: Photo Contests?

    there are also a growing crop of Photo Gallery places that essentially hold theme contests in which people pay say 10 dollars to enter,, and yes, the photos are judged and fairly hard to get selected due to the sheer volume, and well world wide entries.

    There is a local for profit gallery in town that I have entered/selected, and it is amazing, the photographs he receives from all around the world.

    After a couple of times, the novelty wears off, and well, its mostly ego. I asked his sales lady how many photos the store has sold,, well, zero.. the whole model is this contest for cash entry model. The more entries into the contest, the more money the store makes.

  7. #17
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    Re: Photo Contests?

    Hi
    I am looking for contests in which only the photographers skill is involved, not how well he can use photoshop or any other program
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  8. #18
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    Re: Photo Contests?

    Quote Originally Posted by harleridr View Post
    Hi
    I am looking for contests in which only the photographers skill is involved, not how well he can use photoshop or any other program
    I am a little confused here. Are you shooting in raw or jpeg? All raw images need some post processing and jpegs are being processed for you by that little Japanese fellow hiding inside of your D7000. Quite frankly, I do not trust him and prefer to process my way. Just sayin
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  9. #19
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    Re: Photo Contests?

    Nothing confusing No doctored photos JPEG or natural nef or raw. Just no retouching
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  10. #20
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    Re: Photo Contests?

    Quote Originally Posted by harleridr View Post
    Hi
    I am looking for contests in which only the photographers skill is involved, not how well he can use photoshop or any other program
    Psssttt...gonna let you in on a little secret:

    Image editing has always been part of the photographer's skill, even in the days of film.
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