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Is it possible to create separate categories for studio flower shots vs natural ones?
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We'll take this into consideration as we redefine our category lists.
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Thanks Jason
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Great idea, hope you guys keep working on this!!!
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I hope you do Jason. Taking a shot of a flower in the studio where everything is within your control is so very different than outside shots where the light, weather and insects are all things to be contended with. Even natural dew has a different look than well placed studio water drops.
Thanks for giving this a thought.
~L
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I think that flowers should have their own category seperate from Landscapes and then whether it is studio or not can be the subcategories. I also think this could be done for sunsets and sunrises.
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While I agree that flowers should have their own category separate from Landscapes, is it really necessary to separate them any further? Yes, Linda, you do have difficulty with outdoor shots dealing with the forces of nature however you do still have equal difficulty with studio shots. I know, I've tried and it isn't easy all the time! Not everyone has the knack for it! Based on that, I still believe it would be fair for both studio shots and outdoor shots to compete against each other.

Not just with the topic of flowers, but this brings me to this - while I agree there does need to be the redifining of categories and there are some definate changes that should and from what i understand are going to be made, just how far should this break down really go? The farther you break down I would think would not really give anyone a true sense of "winning against the big boys" so to speak. Just my opinion.
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Although you make a good point on the flowers competing against other flower shots...I do think flowers should not have to compete against, mountains, fields, waterscapes..etc.....How do you feel about sunsets being in with landscape? Don't you think it should have it's own subcategory?
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yes, I do agree - that's what i said in my very first line :)
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I mean the sunset part too......but I get ya. Thanks!
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Here is my two cents. I think studio and outdoor (natural) shots SHOULD compete. Let the viewer decide. Both are beautiful, both bring something different to the table. I only photograph outdoor flowers and I love the competition with studio shots. But competition with Photoshop flowers is different when ripples, textures,etc. are added. Then the playing field is not fair in my opinion.
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I agree. If it is so photoshopped that you can't find it in nature or buy it at the florist then it shouldn't be in the flowers cat.
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who said anything about photoshop?? if someone uses photoshop then it should go in the photoshop category
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sometimes you see flowers that are photoshopped. I have one in the flowers cat, but since the flower itself was not affected and it was only a vignette...I put it in flowers. But I have had comments that it shouldn't be there.
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Kelli, each and everyone of your flower shots are properly category-ed...IMO
a studio shots are in Fine Art, a manipulated ones are in Photoshop Art.
But there are some that put both against a flower shot taken in the field, or in the garden....I'm simply saying that this
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
should have to compete with those, that's all.
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well, then i guess we have to agree to disagree because the subject matter is a "flower" not "where a flower was shot", yes or no?

and i'm quite sure you meant to say your image should not have to compete with the others....although i'm not really sure why because it's flowers against flowers IMO.

and somehow i just knew you would check up on all of my flowers and what categories they were in...as you can see, i'll never let ya down.
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Actually can we have separate categories for different variety of flowers as I think it's totally unfair that a gerbera should be duelled against an antirrhinum
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All joking aside you only have to look at the leaderboard to see that Flora should have a separate category.
I don't agree that pictures of flowers taken in a studio should be a separate sub-category however
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I'm coming around to the same conclusion.......with the exception of images that have been significantly altered....
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I agree with this. I just hope the Admin here has the time and money to do it. I am very curious to see what they come up with.

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