Time for an other photocomp! I’m a bit early but don’t know if I’ll have time in the next days so I start it right away. So in this one I may make some of you work a bit. When I comment on pictures, especially for new comers, I most of the time suggest more aperture. Now you’ll have to set it at 100. For those not to familiar with aperture I suggest focusing with the X button and zooming might come in handy.
Same thing for prizes … They are no prize. You get to feature a podium in your gallery. This is for fun of competing each other.
Open to shots from to the whole Forza franchise.
Deadline: Sunday, March 8, 2015 ; voting will run until Friday, March 13
Your picture must have 100 of aperture.
One entry allowed with a maximum of two extras. Label each accordingly. You may change any of these at any time before the close of the entry round…just let me know you changed, please.
Bigshots are allowed, but must be within forum limits.
NO outside editing. you can crop out the watermark if you want.
All tracks/environments allowed, but NO autovista or homespace shots.
All modifications are allowed.
Custom liveries are allowed this.
You must vote for three pictures or you will be disqualified.
You cannot vote for yourself.
Votes are open to everybody.
Please only enter shots you haven’t entered in any other comps.
If you enter a shot taken by somebody else, you will be disqualified.
I don’t think the idea is to create a particular effect, just to use maximum aperture to whatever purpose it can be used, and learn why so many of the experienced photographers around here tend to give the same piece of advice to beginners. Since this comp is just for fun, it’s not necessarily going to be important to prove that someone used a 100 setting rather than 90 or whatever, because as you pointed out - it’s not going to make that much difference in some cases (and there’s no incentive to cheat). I guess what I’m really getting at is that the only issue I see could be; what if only photo mode vets enter this awesome comp?
Morc, thanks for trying practical application of a technique (other than using the color/sepia sliders) instead of just a broad theme as a comp requirement. I’ve idly wondered if I could help people learn about photography in a more participatory (and less rigid) way than tutorials, direct advice, etc. but you’ve actually done it!
On a related note: It’s awesome that Forza replicates real photographic principles as much as it does, although I wish there was also a “Pro” mode. It would feature real shutter speed & aperture settings (time intervals & f-stops); exposure being a function of those two things combined, rather than its own slider - and most importantly, the ability to take photos while spectating live races or from replays, without pausing. It would allow people to develop transferable photography skills for less than the cost of buying a decent camera+gear, and the possibilities for experimentation with long exposures in a Forza game are enough to make my head (or my virtual cars) spin.