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Macro Mini Contest + Critiques!

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 6:00 AM


Macro Week Begins!


This week we've got lots going on to get you interested in Macro Photography, or help you if you've hit a stumbling block. Your week will focus purely on Macro Photography and if at anytime this week you have any questions, just note projecteducate and we'll try and help! Below is a bit more information about the Contest and Critique sessions with the chance to win points on both occasions to spend in the deviantART print store! Your hosts this week are 3wyl, Kaz-D and MarcosRodriguez.

Macro Photography Mini Contest


As part of the Macro Photography projecteducate week on deviantART, we're encouraging you to take part in a mini contest! You'll see lots of tips and tutorials about Macro Photography this coming week which will help you with the contest if you're a little stuck about where to start. Read on for more details of how to take part...

I see you by ruloso

The Theme


The theme is Macro Photography and as we already know, Macro Photography usually requires a specific Macro Lens for your camera. However we know that not everybody has access to these sorts of things so if you don't, you can try as accurately as possible to get as close as possible with your normal lens/camera.

The idea is to capture an eye - preferably your eye! (Because that's very tricky) but if you do find that a struggle then by all means use somebody else's including pets!

The Dates


Start: 17th March 2014
End: 22nd March 2014 midnight PST
Results: 23rd March 2014 with the PE roundup!

Submission


You can submit your work
here. Please allow time for it to be approved by the group admins. If you haven't received a response in three days then do contact us via note.

Rules


:bulletblack: Work must be your own.
:bulletblack: Entries must have been created on or after the start date of the contest (see above)
:bulletblack: Macro is the theme!
:bulletblack: One entry per person
:bulletblack: Please state that it's for the projecteducate contest in the artists comments.
:bulletblack: Prizes - 500 points to the best entry.
:bulletblack: Minimal manipulation please!


Giving and Getting Critique this Week!


It's important to give and receive good feedback in order to improve or allow others to improve with their work. Critique on deviantART is quite often seen as a way of heaping a lot of praise on a singular piece of a persons work. However within that praise it's always a good idea to give some constructive feedback. Therefore throughout this projecteducate week we are encouraging you to drop one deviation into the comments of this article and ask for some feedback. At the same time, we ask that you kindly give some feedback to a piece of work too. Please, where possible, do this on the artists work NOT in the comments of this article. The idea is to gain exposure for the artist - not for this news article!

We will give 500 points away to the most useful piece of feedback given. Once you've critiqued or commented on someone's work, just pop back here with the link!

Summarised Rules...


:bulletblack: You may request one critique by linking your work in the comments of this article
:bulletblack: You can give as much feedback to other people who have requested critique, by visiting their work and commenting or critiquing directly on their deviation
:bulletblack: Once you've done all that, head back here and link us to your constructive feedback for the chance to win 500 deviantART :points:!
:bulletblack: Work must all be Macro->Photography.





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splash-light Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Could I get some feedback on this?
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fav.me/d6q7qdh
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iAmoret Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Uhhh
I submitted it to the 'Macro' folder
because the one that the link follows isn't open :paranoid:
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You'll have to resubmit or send me a note - everyone else has managed to submit it to the contest folder :)
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iAmoret Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, never mind, it worked! I'm not exactly sure what the issue was, but apparently it's been resolved ;P
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iAmoret Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay, I sent you a note ;)
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ShineeDragon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I have actually been working on an Eye Project for a little while now. I have over 15 photos of macro shot eyes. Perhaps I should enter?
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure, if the entries were created on or after the contest start date :)
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Haha, this got me interested in trying out a few macro shots. I don't know if anyone's looking at this article at this point, but if you are, I'd love some feedback on this:
Fragments of Color - Pile of D20s by HowManyDragons
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely!
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splash-light Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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