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Photography caption contest week four

We have now tcome to the last round of the Creative Dreamer’s four-week photography caption competition. Winner from the last three weeks have already been notified and are all in the running to win the top prize of thier choice as well as the prizes for single week winnings.

Now let’s get down to the final round.

Reminder of the rules – leave your most creative caption idea, limited to one word only, as a comment on this post for a chance to win a weekly as well as overall prize. For all details on the contest please click the link above.

Week four photo:

caption contest photo

Photography caption contest week three

For the second week in a row, cate b. has won our four-week photography caption competition. As the winner, once our contest is concluded, she’ll earn her choice of prizes for each of the first two weeks.

Now let’s get down to round three.

Reminder of the rules – leave your most creative caption idea, limited to one word only, as a comment on this post for a chance to win a weekly as well as overall prize. For all details on the contest please click the link above.

Week three photo:

country shed

Good luck!

Photography caption contest winner and round two

The first winner of the four-week photography contest is cate b. Congrats on your win!

So without further ado, let’s get to the next round.

Once again, the rules are that you leave your most creative caption idea, limited to one word only, as a comment on this post for a chance to win a weekly as well as overall prize. If you need a refresher on all the details, please see the link above.

Week two photo:

photography contest

Online photo storage options – for free!

Where can a store my photos?

As an artistic photographer , I can assure you that it is vital to have options and resources for online storage of your work. Of course you want to have your work stored in places like external/portable hard drives and possibly on digital media like CDs (for the old-school among us) or flash drives. But it’s also quite beneficial to have your images in an online storage utility for a number of reasons.

Some such reason include:

1. Easy of ability to transfer and share files with others.

2. No need to buy excessive physical storage devices.

3. This makes for a great backup in case of the failure of your hard drives or portable media.

And while there are many options out there, a lot of them can be rather pricey. But here are a few that will serve the purpose and cost you nothing at all.

Flickr:

This Yahoo! owned site is easy to use, visually professional and now allows for 1 Terabyte of free storage!

flickr

Shutterfly:

While essentially a photo printing company, Shutterfly let’s you store images and even create sites and communities of sorts.

Shutterfly

Fotki:

While limited in the amount of storage available, it’s not a bad option either.

Fotki

Google Drive:

Started as a storage/sharing utility associated with Gmail, this tool allows for 15GB of free storage.

Google Drive

Picasa Web Albums:

Also a Google owned tool, it’s easy to use and makes downloads simple.

Picasa web albums

Hopefully one or more of these sites will help you in your search for a quality storage option on the Internet.

A few easy tools for artists (and everyone else)

Most of us know about the ability to make a screen capture from the scene on your computer monitor. It’s not new technology by any means. However, have you ever wanted to capture motion instead of just a still shot? Well, it is actually simpler than you might think.

Just think of the possibilities.

Two examples include:

1. Tutorials -

If you create tutorials on anything, perhaps the use of a program like Photoshop, a visual/video approach can be of a major benefit to your audience.

2. Personal reference -

Perhaps you don’t have the need or ability to create an action in the aforementioned Photoshop, or you are working on a project that you hope to duplicate in the future, the use of  a motion/video capturing application can be a big help.

So without further ado, here are some suggestions for free options you can find with a quick Google search to take advantage of this technology:

Sceencast-O-Matic 

It’s simple to use, shows the mouse movement on the screen perfectly and only records the sound if you want it to. You can export files in  various formats as well.

video screen capture

HyperCam 

This tool is highly user friendly as well. And even the free version doesn’t contain any watermarking.

video software

Video contest with awesome prizes!

So, a website I work with in the alternative modeling industry is holding a video contest and I’d like to pass the info along to the readers here at Creative Dreamers. Below you will find the details of the contest. Feel free to join anytime as that it runs through mid-September.

Twisted Angels Video Contest

1 Grand Prize – New Digital Video Camcorder, 1 item of your choice from the Twisted Angels Store at http://www.zazzle.com/twistedangels and a one year free subscription to our site at http://twistedangels.net.

3 First Prizes – One on one video chat session with one of our amazing models, a free professional photo of one of our models and a one year free subscription to our site.

5 Second Prizes – A free professional photo of one of our models and a one year free subscription to our site.

10 Third Prizes – A one year free subscription access to our site.

TWO CATEGORIES:

Entertainment – These clips should feature women primarily and fit somewhere in the goth, emo, punk, body modification or related concepts themes. They can be anything from skits to stories about subcultures or your own personal body art. The options are pretty open ended.

Promotional – These clips should be a conscious effort to promote our website which focuses on the aforementioned subcultures and anything that goes along with them.

RULES:

300 MB file size limit. Any common video format is acceptable. Any video recording device may be used.

All people appearing in the video and involved in the making of it must be at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in your region and voluntarily consent to involvement in the final product.

Entries may or may not be made with NSFW content but anything in this category must be artistic in nature.

Videos cannot contain any watermarking or similar content except in which case they only appear in either the intro or closing credits.

No real illegal activities may take place in the videos. Such things as simulated horror themes are fine.

All submissions must be received by no later than September 15, 2012.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES:

Once you’ve completed your video, upload the file to a private file sharing website (like Zippyshare, Google Drive, easy-share, etc.) not a public sharing site (like Youtube, Vimeo, Daily Motion, etc.).

Send a download link for your file to our e-mail address at twistedangelsnet@gmail.com. Do not post your video anywhere else online. This e-mail address can also be used to ask any additional questions you may have.

Along with the link, in your e-mail send the following information:

Your name/nickname that you want credited for your video.

Any title you may have for your video that is not evident in the video or file name itself.

The names/stage names of anyone credited in the video.

JUDGING:

The winning entries will be determined by Twisted Angels staff and/or assignees. Winners will be revealed Oct. 1, 2012 corresponding with the third anniversary celebration of our website.

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