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Decisive Challenge IV Summer 2013: June 29th & 30th. Join in!
Old 06-03-2013   #1
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Exclamation Decisive Challenge IV Summer 2013: June 29th & 30th. Join in!

Worldwide “Decisive Challenge” IV Summer 2013 June 29th & 30th

As summer makes it’s way across the Norther Hemisphere it’s time to dust off the street shooting gear and go out to try and capture the “Decisive Moment” once again. Join with fellow photographers from around the world to create a day where street shooting and capturing life around you reigns supreme. Whether you’re in a small town or a major metropolis, do your best and share your skill and “eye” with fellow photographers.

Use any camera you like. Shoot as much, or as little as you like on June 29th & 30th. This fun challenge is about the end result, how you get there is your business.

We are going to set up a gathering of our local RFF group for that day as a bit of a nexus for getting lots of people involved in a fun way. I’d love to see regional clubs around the world do the same.

If you're planning in participating please let us know by exclaiming "I'm In!" here in the thread. Having a nice big turnout might help us with sponsors so we can have some goodies for the top vote getters!


When: Saturday and Sunday, June 29th and 30th.

Where: EVERYWHERE. The challenge itself is a worldwide challenge, open to anyone who wants to capture a “decisive moment” on the 29th & 30th. Let's see street work from around the world on one day, this day.

What’s this all about?
On June 29th & 30th you will head out into your local city, village or town and try to make HCB or Garry Winogrand proud. One thing to remember, this is about YOUR style of shooting street, not an attempt to copy HCB or anyone else. Let your talent shine.

What are the rules? Not many.
  • All photos MUST BE TAKEN ON June 29th or 30th.
  • This is not a limited “one lens, one camera” challenge, instead you can use whatever tool best works for you and take as many pictures as you like. Digital, Analogue, Rangefinder, SLR, Holga, iPhone...whatever you like. HCB used the tools that were right for him, and if he was alive today he would do the same I am sure. It’s about the image and capturing the moment, use whatever allows you to do that.
  • You have ALL DAY to shoot so you can find the light and conditions that are right for you. It’s the honor system, so an image taken one minute too early or late should not be submitted.
  • Please submit all photos in Black and White. Well, that’s a nod to HCB and his preferred medium.
  • Each participant can enter one, and only one, photo. If we do not get enough participation we may expand this to two photos but let’s count on only one.
  • For fair and unbiased judging please do not include anything that tips off who took the shot. No watermarking or copyrights on photos, no naming that gives away who the photographer is.
  • IMPORTANT- Pictures should not be shared anywhere before the contest. Anonymity is important for a nice fair vote later on. Any images that have been found anywhere on the web prior to results being posted will be disqualified.


How do we submit our entries?
  • You will have until midnight on July 14th to submit your entries via the entry form located at DecisiveChallenge.com
  • Submissions should be no more than 300k and measure no longer than 1000 pixels wide.

Key Dates.
  • Shooting Period: June 29th & 30th
  • Submission Deadline: July 14th
  • Voting Begins: July 16th
  • Voting Closes: July 28th at Midnight PDT
  • Winners Announced: July 29th
All submissions will be posted for voting in random order and with no names attached to help ensure fairness.

Example ballot where photo “x” is your favorite, “F” is your second choice and “A” is your 3rd favorite. You must make 3 selections or the votes will not be counted.:
X-1
F-2
A-3

Prizes...
Well beyond the obvious honor and thrill of winning this event we are working to provide some nice prizes for the top three vote getters. Our super cool RFF members have generously donated the following prizes:

From Clint Troy:
- Nikon F401-x Body in almost Like-New Condition (or Mint +++ if you prefer) (5-10 rolls, if ever). I must say that I like this camera quite a bit. It's zippy, has an excellent and very clear viewfinder.

- 4 Mini soft releases (2 Black and 2 Red)

- One Tom Abrahamsson "8" Soft release!

From Roland (Ferider)
- Canon 50/1.8 LTM lens

From Joe (Back Alley)
- Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 30i Bag

From Keith (KXL)
- A Brick (10 rolls) of B&W film (for the winning B&W film shooter).
- A Nikon SB-23 AF TTL flash

From Kent (Me, kdemas)
- A $39 100' roll of Kentmere 100 or 400 or the same value of your favorite film.

From Kirk (thompsonks)
- Used (and really nice) Olympus EP-1 camera with 17/2.8 and OVF. Donated in last challenge by FrozenInTime.

From Bob (bob338)
- 10 pack of hp5 in 120 (expired)
- 5 pack of tri-x 320(yes, really) in 320(obviously expired.)

From Erik (erikhaugsby)
- 2 Abrahamsson Soft Releases for the Leica M240 (only for that model)

From Jim (JCrutcher)
- $100 Gift card from B&H photo.

Note: For international winners there my be a charge for shipping (we can only ask so much of the donating parties). Shipping can be discussed between the winner and provider.

Most Importantly... Have Fun!
This event is designed to give shooters of all types, with all different equipment, the chance to participate in a fun challenging competition. Shoot what you want, at the time of day you want, in the light you want. Impress us all and enjoy!

**Note- This challenge is in no way connected to or in association with the Cartier-Bresson family, Foundation or Magnum Photo. This is merely a grass-roots contest in honor of a famous and well-respected photographer and man.
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Old 06-03-2013   #2
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Who might have picked that super date ? I'm in, Kent.

And I'll donate a Canon 50/1.8 LTM to the price pot.

Cheers,

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Old 06-03-2013   #3
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Pretty cool. Guess I can't say no to a challenge like that...

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Who might have picked that super date ? I'm in, Kent.

And I'll donate a Canon 50/1.8 LTM to the price pot.

Cheers,

Roland.
Excellent Roland, so generous as always! Thank you on behalf of everyone who will be taking part.
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Old 06-03-2013   #5
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and as stated previously, i have a brand new think tank mirrorless mover 30i, to add to the prize pool!
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i am in!

and as stated previously, i have a brand new think tank mirrorless mover 30i, to add to the prize pool!
You're the man Joe, thanks!
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I am in again - I didn't win a prize last time, but did collect one image I was very happy with, not bad for a weekend!

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I'm in! Reposted here as well to help spread the word:

http://www.pdexposures.tv/worldwide-...v-summer-2013/
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I am in again - I didn't win a prize last time, but did collect one image I was very happy with, not bad for a weekend!

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And I just got that image on a postcard last week as a matter of fact!
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Thanks Clint!

@pdexposures - Thanks for spreading the word!
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This really is not my type of photography, but I would like to play, but . . .

how are the results posted? Is everyone in the world going to know that I came in last ??
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This really is not my type of photography, but I would like to play, but . . .

how are the results posted? Is everyone in the world going to know that I came in last ??
well, now that you've told them...
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I'm in, and will probably meet up with you Bay Area folks for a few that day as well
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any albertans want to get together for this shoot?

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This really is not my type of photography, but I would like to play, but . . .

how are the results posted? Is everyone in the world going to know that I came in last ??
Hi Dave,

Nope, only the top 5 are announced. Anonymity is bliss in this case

Kent

PS- Here's an example of how it's announced. There will be a thread here too.
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Looking forward to this one. The winter 2012 DC forced some good street work out of me.
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Kent, although I'm disappointed to see the cat/flower limitation has been dropped from the rules, I'm in. Thanks for organizing the event.
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I'd like to be in! Can't promise I will either get the chance to shoot anything, or to turn it round for submission in time, even if I do, since a baby is a randomising factor, but I will give it a go. If I don't make it, I guess I shan't be missed.
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I'd like to be in! Can't promise I will either get the chance to shoot anything, or to turn it round for submission in time, even if I do, since a baby is a randomising factor, but I will give it a go. If I don't make it, I guess I shan't be missed.
Hope you can take part. Maybe shoot some C41 for easy processing to save time. Good luck with the baby!
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Love this.

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I'm IN....

Hope this isn't a double post, but I didn't see the last "I'm in" in the thread :-)

Thanks for organizing this again !!!!
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Ok, the Prize I am giving to the winner is:

- Nikon F401-x Body in almost Like-New Condition (or Mint +++ if you prefer) (5-10 rolls, if ever). I must say that I like this camera quite a bit. It's zippy, has an excellent and very clear viewfinder.

- 4 Mini soft releases (2 Black and 2 Red)

- One Tom Abrahamsson "8" Soft release!


I will see what I can add to this list in the next few days...
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Ok, the Prize I am giving to the winner is:

- Nikon F401-x Body in almost Like-New Condition (or Mint +++ if you prefer) (5-10 rolls, if ever). I must say that I like this camera quite a bit. It's zippy, has an excellent and very clear viewfinder.

- 4 Mini soft releases (2 Black and 2 Red)

- One Tom Abrahamsson "8" Soft release!

I will see what I can add to this list in the next few days...
Fantastic Clint, thanks!!
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Hmm, those days were scheduled as picture-taking days anyway. So I guess I am in.
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Count me in too please! I enjoyed entering the last Challenge.

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I'll give it a shot...or 36.

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Kent, thanks for organizing once again.

I will mark the dates down and get out on the streets!

. . . . . now which camera to use?
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I will mark the dates down and get out on the streets!

. . . . . now which camera to use?
My pleasure! The camera picking is always part of the fun.
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