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Photomaniplation Contest!

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Out of Darkness into the Light CONTESTAs the days are getting shorter we do our best to lighten our mood with lamps and candles, trying to keep the darkness at bay. This darkness can be literal or more of a metaphor (for anxiety and depression), same with the light. For this contest, I want you to choose at least one of my stock images and create a photomanipulation with darkness and light.You do not have to limit yourself to images depicting night scenes with candles or lamps (though those will surely give you a great opportunity for high contrast images), you can also think about other light sources in other (dark) settings. For example moonlight, magic / fairy light, an eclipse, a dark cave, sunlight shining through trees, a sunset,... The only thing I would not recommend is a full on daylight scene since there are less opportunities for showing darkness when the whole setting already is so bright. Also do not limit yourself to just actual light and dark - you can also use the concept to convey a mood, an idea or a whole concept; you can be as abstract as you like!From a more technical side, what I would love to see is your skills with lighting: how light plays off your main character or object, how the scene is illuminated and how the shadows help to define your image - keeping in mind that darkness is rarely pitch black.,Theme: Out of Darkness into the LightMandatory Stock Use: you have to use at least one (1) stock image (sorry textures don't count) provided by @kuschelirmel-stock, this stock image needs to be easily recognizable in your work and needs to be linked to directly for easy reference, the rest of the stock you use is up to you (NOTE 1)Medium: Photomanipulation (with additional digital media if you want - but the main part has to be a manip)Deadline: The contest runs from 01.11.2020 until 03.01.2021 23:59 CET countdown to deadline | list of local times and datesSubmission Rules: The entry has to be made for this contest and this contest alone - uploaded after the start date and before the deadline - please include a link to this journal to promote the contest! (NOTE 2)Judges: @kuschelirmel-stock & to be announced laterWhat we will be judging on: Of course your entry needs to fit the theme, using light and darkness in contrast, using photomanipulation (with additional digital media if you want). We'll be looking at creativity and technical skills (like blending, use of light and shadows in a logical manner, etc) (NOTE 3)NOTE 1) It should go without saying, but I feel I need to say it anyway for the sake of clarity:Only entries with legitimate stock sources will be accepted. Google is not a stock site, it is a search engine. It is your responsibility to make sure you adhere to whatever rules are attached to the images you use (link back, credit, notify,... whatever the rules may be). If you use your own images or ones you bought that do not require you to credit, please also indicate this in some fashion. I reserve the right to decline your entry if I cannot be reasonably sure that all your stock is in fact legal!NOTE 2) You can enter as many times as you like, but you can only win once. If you want to avoid competing against yourself, you might want to choose just one entry, your best.NOTE 3) While I am giving you free choice as to what you want to use as the mandatory kuschelirmel-stock image, I would like to make it a point that if you use a premade background with pretty lighting and your own part in the lighting is only minimal, it will not score very high on the technical side of things... I'm not saying it will automatically put you at the bottom of the list, but it will mean the difference between individual places for sure.How to EnterUpload your image on dA and specify in the artist's comment that it is for this contest. Then note me on my stock account @kuschelirmel-stock with your entry so I can add it to the Contest Collection (link will be added as soon as there is the first entry). Alternatively you can also just comment on this journal.-- If I get less than 20 entries I reserve the right to extend or cancel the contest for lack of competition; I hope this will not be the case! --Latest Entries:none so farPrizesprizes are updated as the contest progresses - if you would like to donate something yourself, please leave me a comment or a note 1st Place1500 points from @kuschelirmel-stock 500 points from @Butterkuegelchen 3 exclusive stock packs from @kuschelirmel-stock (see this folder) exclusive stock from @AwakenedComposites Journal features at @AwakenedComposites, @kuschelirmel-stock & @kuschelirmel 2nd Place1000 points from @kuschelirmel-stock 300 points from @Butterkuegelchen2 exclusive stock packs from @kuschelirmel-stock(see this folder)exclusive stock from @AwakenedCompositesJournal features at @AwakenedComposites @kuschelirmel-stock& @kuschelirmel3rd Place500 points from @kuschelirmel-stock 200 points from @Butterkuegelchen1 exclusive stock pack from @kuschelirmel-stock(see this folder)exclusive stock from @AwakenedCompositesJournal features at @AwakenedComposites , @kuschelirmel-stock& @kuschelirmelHonorable MentionsPre-cut Stock Open Book from @kuschelirmel-stock Journal features at @AwakenedComposites, @kuschelirmel-stock @kuschelirmelNote to the donors: Please check if I represented your wishes to donate correctly - thank you so much for the support!!!I am looking forward to your entries!...

some of the stock shown is a teaser for upcoming packs that I put together to have some more prizes for this contest :heart: 
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