Here's the challenge, we supply a competent image and you make it into something special
It's very simple: below is our donor image. It's not bad, but it deserves to be better. Download (warning - the ten megapixel image file is 2.4MB large) the full size original, unedited, camera image and work some magic with it and then email it back to us.
The deadline for entries is Thursday-week (13th September). A short list of the best entries will be presented soon after and then it will be down to you to vote for the best entry, overall. Winning entries will earn their owners some Amazon vouchers from the DPNow.com goodie-box. Please bear in mind that the image submitted may be printed to A4 (roughly 12x8 inches) in order to evaluate it, so please don't reduce the resolution of the image and bear in mind the printed form when processing the image.
The challenge is for you to make this picture better - are you up for it?
There are two obvious avenues for enhancing the picture. One is to fine tune it, to bring out the shadows,sharpen and improve the tonality while keeping noise in check - and, of course, to crop it in order to improve the composition, if required. The other option is to change the image radically and apply some artistic flair. Both avenues will be considered for their merits.
If you'd like to take up the DPNow Photo Fix Challenge, download the original camera image now and the rest is up to you. Once you have completed your masterpiece, email it as a JPEG image file attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name and country of origin.
For the record - the rules:
- The copyright of the original image is owned by Digital Photography Now (DPNow.com).
- DPNow.com gives permission for the original image to be altered for artistic purposes by DPNow readers.
- By submitting an edited version of the original image it will be assumed that you are happy to be publicly associated with the image submitted.
- The work done to edit the original image must be attributable to the person who enters it.
- Entrants must agree not to use the resulting edited image for purposes, commercial or otherwise, other than personal enjoyment, without permission from DPNow.com.
- DPNow.com agrees not to use entries for any other purpose other than featuring in or publicising the DPNow.com Photo Fix Challenge without the permission of the entrant.
- Selection of the short list of best entries is the decision of the Editor and the Editor alone.
- The selection of the overall best entry will be decided solely by votes cast by DPNow readers.
- The above DPNow.com Photo Fix Challenge rules are subject to change without notice.
- All entrants will be informed of rule changes to give them an opportunity to withdraw their entries if required.
- If you would like further clarification of any aspect of the DPNow.com Photo Fix Challenge, feel free to email your question to email@example.com.
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