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March 'Human Form' contest Top 10

Posted by Teresa Hanafin May 4, 2011 02:02 PM

FIRST PLACE - $100

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"Triathlete"
Photo by Robert Terry of Boston



SECOND PLACE - $50

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Untitled
Photo by Helen of Acton



THIRD PLACE - $25

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"33 Weeks"
Photo by Lauren Silverio of Methuen



You can find all of the Top 10 winners in this gallery.
Here's a look back at the Final 50, and here's the full gallery of all entries.
Congratulations to all!


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March 'Human Form' contest Final 50

Posted by Teresa Hanafin May 2, 2011 01:54 PM

My name is Mark Sarver and I was honored to participate as a judge in the Boston.com photography contest.

My background is as a photographer and a teacher of digital imaging, printing, and design, and as a digital technician hired by many photography professionals to enhance their images and realize their vision.

The theme this month was "the human form." I interpret "the human form" to mean the study of the human body using design, shape, and light. Many great portraits, editorial portraits, and action shots were submitted, but they didn't quite fit the theme.

Within the Final 50 were some images that would have been better with a simple crop. Others could have been enhanced by shooting in RAW and using better image processing.

The images I ranked highest were those using design, shape, and light to say something about the human form.

Thank you for this opportunity to participate as a judge.

Mark Sarver

Here is a gallery of Mark's Final 50 choices. Look for his Top 10 on Wednesday.


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March contest judge

Posted by Teresa Hanafin April 27, 2011 06:33 PM

I know you all think I have been in Timbuktu for awhile, but I've actually been on two major projects. I apologize for neglecting you. But some good news: We have a terrific judge for the March "Human Form" contest: Mark Sarver, a freelance photographer and technical consultant who formerly taught at the New England School of Photography.

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March contest theme: The human form

Posted by Teresa Hanafin March 1, 2011 09:00 AM

We've done several themes lately in which we haven't had to include people in our photos, so let's challenge ourselves to capture images of people while at the same time celebrating the human body.

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The March 'Items We Carry' Top 10

Posted by Teresa Hanafin April 13, 2010 12:16 PM

Despite his experience and professional achievements, our judge, James Worrell, admitted that he had a tough time making his final choices. And on top of that, "It was really tough to pick 3 out of my top 10!"

But choose he did, and here are the results:

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The March 'Items We Carry' Final 25

Posted by Teresa Hanafin April 12, 2010 12:17 PM

The results are in! With fewer than 100 eligible submissions this month, we asked our judge, James Worrell, to choose 25 finalists instead of 50. He did so, and sent this comment:

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Meet the March 'The Items We Carry' judge

Posted by Teresa Hanafin April 9, 2010 10:00 AM
 
James Worrell
Photo by James Worrell

Even though the instructions for our March contest were to empty your pockets and pocketbooks and start photographing (I think I'll skip the phrase "shooting" this month), the critical part of the instructions was to arrange the items in an interesting or creative way.

In essence, we were photographing still lifes -- just with unexpected items. So when I looked for a judge, I wanted someone with an expertise in this field. And I found one.

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Your March "Items We Carry" entries

Posted by Teresa Hanafin April 1, 2010 06:00 AM

Keys, wallets, iPods, iPhones, lipstick, cell phones, money, watches, credit cards, Chap Stick, insulin pumps, combs, pill boxes, hand sanitizer, pacifiers, receipts, hair clips, tweezers, glasses, lozenges, gum, diapers, toys, paper clips, inhalers, losing lottery tickets -- and of course, camera equipment -- clutter up the pockets and pocketbooks of the RAW amateur photographers who entered our March "The Items We Carry" contest.

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March theme: The Items We Carry

Posted by Teresa Hanafin March 2, 2010 06:33 PM

I came across a cool Flickr group: The Items We Carry. The criteria for that group is simple, and one I'll adopt for this contest: Take a photo of the most commonly found items in your pockets or on your person, arranged.

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Winners of the March "Nighttime" contest

Posted by Teresa Hanafin April 24, 2009 12:45 PM

There were a few twists and turns with the March contest, but in the end, photographers Lance Keimig and Christian Waeber combined to choose an impressive array of strong images that best illustrated the theme, "Nighttime is the right time."

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March contest update

Posted by Teresa Hanafin April 17, 2009 11:47 AM

Time to close voting and move on with the choices for the 10 best "Nighttime" photos. There's a little wrinkle this time, thanks to the honesty of our judge.

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The March "Nighttime" Final 50

Posted by Teresa Hanafin April 9, 2009 03:30 PM

Our March judge, professional photographer Lance Keimig, has made his selection of the 50 finalists from among 300 photos entered in the "Nighttime is the right time" contest.

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The final gallery is finished

Posted by Teresa Hanafin April 8, 2009 09:40 AM

I've finished the final gallery for the March "Nighttime" contest -- Gallery 6. If you don't see your photo in any of the galleries, it's because:

a) It was a sunset, dusk, or twilight shot
b) It wasn't taken at night
c) You entered more than one photo

See all the entries as they appear on Flickr here.

If you think I made a mistake, which believe me, is highly likely, just send me a note at raw@boston.com.

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March contest judging update

Posted by Teresa Hanafin April 7, 2009 12:22 PM

Folks, Lance Keimig and I were unable to keep our Monday evening appointment to judge the March "Nighttime" contest, so it's rescheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. I'll keep you posted.

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We have a judge for the March contest

Posted by Teresa Hanafin April 3, 2009 11:07 AM

Lance Keimig, a professional photographer who specializes in night photography, has agreed to judge our March contest, with the theme "Nighttime is the right time."

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March Nighttime contest update

Posted by Teresa Hanafin March 29, 2009 11:59 PM

Well, I have jury duty today, folks, but over the weekend I built two more galleries of March contest entries. So we have 4 galleries done, containing 200 of your photos in all. As of right now, there are just 72 more photos to feature, but given that you still have until midnight Tuesday to enter, we just may surpass 300 photos.

Here are the galleries I've built so far: Gallery 1 | Gallery 2 | Gallery 3 | Gallery 4

Here's more about the theme, and here's how to enter.

Once I get all the contest entries posted, I'll get back to your Wildlife shots. That's not a contest; that's just a call for photos. And dozens of you have sent in some pretty great pictures.

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Nighttime entries are lighting up Flickr

Posted by Teresa Hanafin March 23, 2009 03:37 PM

We're up to 138 entries for the March "Nighttime" photo contest. I've built two galleries of your photos so far, each containing 50 photos. Gallery 1 is here, and Gallery 2 is here. More to come.

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Your March "Nighttime" entries

Posted by Teresa Hanafin March 17, 2009 01:16 PM

Getting a head start on posting the contest entries this month. As you know, the theme is "Nighttime is the right time," and we're asking for real night shots: No sunsets, no twilights. Here's more about the theme, and if you want to enter, here's how to do it.

Meanwhile, here's a gallery of the first 50 entries. More to come.

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March theme: Nighttime is the right time

Posted by Teresa Hanafin March 6, 2009 07:49 PM

Before I talk more about this month's theme, I want to mention a rule for this month's contest right off the bat: Let's be a little stricter, and therefore a little more challenging, with this theme: These must be true night shots. That means after dark. No sunsets, no dusks, no twilights. Ah ha!

Night photography can produce some of the most beautiful pictures you've ever seen -- and some of the most disappointing. Here's why:

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