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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2014, 10:12:28 PM »
I seriously have no idea what to do, and it's not like people couldn't figure it out in five minutes because of the type of terrain and dropcloth.


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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #41 on: August 15, 2014, 10:10:59 AM »
My actual entry is ready, except for the title.

Since I joked about this but decided not to do it... THIS IS NOT MY ENTRY:

Here is the Time Machine:
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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2014, 10:55:26 PM »
My actual entry is ready, except for the title.

Since I joked about this but decided not to do it... THIS IS NOT MY ENTRY:

Here is the Time Machine:


Would have been a interesting entry! ;D

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2014, 08:41:55 PM »
Don't hate me. But I don't think photoshop should be used.
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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #44 on: October 02, 2014, 11:19:51 PM »
Don't hate me. But I don't think photoshop should be used.

Why ?

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2014, 12:42:04 AM »
Don't hate me. But I don't think photoshop should be used.

I think photoshop is ok, it doesn't always make a photo better, in fact, sometimes it does more harm than good, it's just another tool, If someone painted a beautiful backdrop or made their own pieces or used a hi end camera then they are also using tools other people don't have, and many of the contestants produced beautiful work without using any of that.

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #46 on: October 03, 2014, 12:49:46 AM »
Reason i hate photoshop? People who use it always win. Those who do not loose. All the work for nothing. :( where photoshop is all computer.
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Walking With Monsters: (Hynerpeton) To avoid injury the males demonstrate their strength  in a strange  push up contest.

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #47 on: October 03, 2014, 05:16:37 AM »
I agree with brandem,its depend to our skill to use photosop or skill to take a pic with camera.the most important is this is diorama contest,not photography contest.photoshop help the contestant to improve their imagination,in fact the model of diorama is a miniature/toy.let them make their own creativity :D thank you for admin for allow us to use other stuff for improvitation :) Photoshop user not always win i think,btw in my count,there are only 5 winner from 17 winner who using photoshop from 2008 contest till 2013 contest (including joint position).
« Last Edit: October 03, 2014, 05:38:46 AM by ARUL »

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #48 on: October 03, 2014, 06:27:55 AM »
I think Photoshop is a great tool for adjusting some elements in your picture like removing wires etc. But the line between an okay amount of photoshopping and excessive use of it is very subtle. In many cases one shoul really consider how much to use it. Sometimes adjusting one's image may result in unrealistic colors etc. I personally prefer the dioramas whose authors have gone for creating original pieces with very little photoshopping. It is the amazement of realizing I'm actually looking at a well crafted diorama that gets my votes. It really is a challenge to get those small models to look believable in real world setting!
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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #49 on: October 03, 2014, 08:47:04 AM »
Reason i hate photoshop? People who use it always win. Those who do not loose. All the work for nothing. :( where photoshop is all computer.
No, they don't. We have had entries in the past where little or no photoshop was used. Maybe it was used to touch up the lighting or something similar. But you don't necessarily need photoshop to do that. There are plenty of free programmes that can be used, and are easy enough to learn.

Here's Jeremy K's winning entry a few years back.



Very little photoshop used (if any). Just great photography.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2014, 08:47:50 AM by tyrantqueen »

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #50 on: October 03, 2014, 09:19:14 PM »
The use of Photoshop or similar improvement tools in the diorama contest: I know this discussion from the last year.
I have used and will use photoshop for my attempts to come as close as possible to my imaginations. Sure, it's difficult to find the right use for this tool and like other craftsmanship it needs training and experience to do not to much. But for me it's another field like model making, customizing, building the landscapes and taking the photograph. Here are the potentials and skills of everyone very different. For example there are perfect models versus gaudy chinasaurs or great natural surroundings vs homemade finds and so on. In this competition are no absolute equal terms or you will get a very tight control equipment or countless categories. I like this contest because it's so open. There are so many possibilities of view what is a breathtaking diorama. Every year the difference of all entries has proved this. Like me everyone can try to find the right balance of all set screws for the personal best performance. But that's also true, no one must support this with his vote.

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #51 on: October 03, 2014, 09:30:07 PM »
Idk TQ, I zoomed in and saw pixels,

Just kidding, no rotten tomatoes please

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #52 on: October 03, 2014, 09:34:56 PM »
Idk TQ, I zoomed in and saw pixels,

Just kidding, no rotten tomatoes please
I couldn't find a bigger photo :) Maybe he has a better one on his DeviantART account, I'm not sure.

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #53 on: October 03, 2014, 11:08:02 PM »
Reason i hate photoshop? People who use it always win. Those who do not loose. All the work for nothing. :( where photoshop is all computer.

I love AC/DC music where no computer is being used and I love Fear Factory or Laibach, too, both bands with many, many synthesizers.
If photoshop is being used as an end in  itself, people will notice and won´t vote.
What makes a picture / diorama great - in my opnion -  is the right composition, the just right amount of moment - models - scientific accuracy - idea - and this can include photoshop  to support the intention/idea of the diorama, of course.
I didn´t use photoshop in my contribution, because I simply have no idea how to use it. But I am not envious of people who did, some of their dioramas probably being better than mine.
A nice woman looks great without makeup - and with the right makeup too.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2014, 11:08:55 PM by Libraraptor »

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #54 on: October 04, 2014, 02:22:46 AM »
As a voter I have a lot of respect for well-executed Photoshop dioramas - it's actually rather difficult to create one that doesn't look artificial.

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2014, 04:56:17 AM »
Photoshop user not always win i think,btw in my count,there are only 5 winner from 17 winner who using photoshop from 2008 contest till 2013 contest (including joint position).

I hope you're not talking about my diorama back from 2010. I won joint third place that year, but didn't use photoshop, just good old real fire.

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2014, 08:35:08 AM »
Nope. That pic is cool. :) some i think over use it. I know we want perfect pics. But some go too far with it.
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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #57 on: October 04, 2014, 09:42:13 AM »
Photoshop user not always win i think,btw in my count,there are only 5 winner from 17 winner who using photoshop from 2008 contest till 2013 contest (including joint position).

I hope you're not talking about my diorama back from 2010. I won joint third place that year, but didn't use photoshop, just good old real fire.


Yep i know that's pure original photo,i like it hahaha the title is "mother nature did her job" right ?
« Last Edit: October 04, 2014, 09:50:51 AM by ARUL »

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #58 on: October 04, 2014, 09:45:53 AM »
some i think over use it. I know we want perfect pics. But some go too far with it.

Yeah i do think so..

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Re: General diorama contest discussion
« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2014, 12:45:16 PM »
Dear fellow reincarnated dinosaurs, is there a page where I can check all the winners from past editions?
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