Nikon Photo contest held since 1969 will not accept film images anymore
Canons have that feature too don't they? Taking a picture during video?
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Anyone get a direct email or snailmail address to send the nasty notes to about no film images submissions yet?
In the olden days, many photography contest would ask you for your NEGATIVE, for every image you submitted. On the one hand, this was to ensure the authenticity of images. On the other hand it was a stinkin' idea since these negatives would most of the time get lost, so that your prize-winner ended up a hapax legomenon (one of a kind).
In them modern times, you ask for camera files in order to reduce the probability of cheating, using EXIF and other file metadata to authenticate the photo. With a scan or a retouched image, you have none of this, so your image could be "borrowed" from somewhere else. As Nikon does not feel like evaluating negatives/slides anymore, they're only accepting camera files.
That said, EXIF can be fudged by people in the know, just like negatives could be duplicated by people in the know.
But people who are so technically proficient usually don't participate to photography contests.
Originally Posted by EASmithV
Using film since before it was hip.
"One of the most singular characters of the hyposulphites, is the property their solutions possess of dissolving muriate of silver and retaining it in considerable quantity in permanent solution" — Sir John Frederick William Herschel, "On the Hyposulphurous Acid and its Compounds." The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal
, Vol. 1 (8 Jan. 1819): 8-29. p. 11
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Devil's Advocate forgot an important line in their rules:
Originally Posted by Michel Hardy-Vallée
You can submit manipulated images, but the original source had to be a digital camera. This makes a strong case for the suggestion of others, that Nikon rigs their competition towards their own digital gear and that this whole thing is nothing but a marketing ploy, and definitely not a serious contest.
Images that have been retouched using software or by other means will be accepted.
The most devious thing you can do to these things is: ignore them. These contests are a marketing campaign and will fail, if fewer good images are submitted. Throwing a tantrum about this will only help them, since common people will only hear "film bad film bad Nikon digital Nikon digital Nikon digital". What they should hear instead is "Nikon contest digital yawn"!
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who cares ?
photography has been retouched, altered and manipulated since the dawn of photography.
if you were going to submit an image to their contest i can see why you might be upset.
why not submit a question about if they are going to have a nikon FILM contest ...
this thread is more of the same old same old ... digital v analog whining and complaining.
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No, it's about being summarily excluded for not using digital.
Originally Posted by jnanian
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.
Originally Posted by lxdude
If it's OK to 'summarily exclude' digital discussions in this Forum, why does Nikon not have the right to 'summarily exclude' analog capture in their contest?
They do. We just have the right to be pissed off at them for doing it.
Originally Posted by Prof_Pixel
No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.
... so was anyone planning on submitting works to their contest, or is this an emotional/academic/civil rights discussion?
Because it is offensive...
Originally Posted by Prof_Pixel
There is no reason to exclude film photographers from a contest and frankly a lot of us are sick and tired of film and film based users being the butt of jokes, ridiculed, technically over-compared and now excluded. Digital is so overhyped it is simply disgusting at this point, the stupid death knells for film being heard over and over again when as a matter of fact, talented photographers, not techno-nerds who only care about the science and technology, are using film for their work, often along side digital as I do.
I could continue to use digital too as I have for nearly 20 years, but it's the attitude around it that makes me want to vomit. I hope to be done with it in less than 5 years and be all film only...
Nikon is alienating people here and I hope they change this fast, I wrote NPS about it last night, no response yet...