"Shoot In" Permanently Gone?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by John Turco, Mar 24, 2014.

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    Sandman Guest

    Right, but that would move it *to* G+, including the comments. I wasn't
    suggesting using an existing web-based network only. I was thinking about a
    system that use the web for convenience, but puts the content right back on
    usenet. See my other post to Tony for examples.
     
    Sandman, Mar 25, 2014
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    John Turco Guest


    Oh, well...I started an on-topic subject thread, at least! It's been
    free of the various flame wars, that often plague this newsgroup.

    John
     
    John Turco, Mar 25, 2014
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    George Kerby Guest

    THAT is some kind of record!!!

    Lately it seems like one needs an asbestos suit in here...

    ;-)
     
    George Kerby, Mar 25, 2014
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    Tim Conway Guest

    I agree. My health isn't what it used to be and occasionally I have archive
    shots that fit the mandate but don't feel up to going out to photograph
    anything.
    Anyway, my opinion is that that is what stock photography is all
    about---matching archive photos up with a given subject/client.
     
    Tim Conway, Mar 25, 2014
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    But just think of teh H&S implications of such a thijng doubt I'd want to be in a NG where someones walking around in an asbestos suit have you never heard of mesothelioma.
     
    Whisky-dave, Mar 26, 2014
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    Savageduck Guest

    Nomex.
     
    Savageduck, Mar 26, 2014
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    George Kerby Guest

    Yea, my local television attorney tells me about it everyday!
     
    George Kerby, Mar 26, 2014
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    George Kerby Guest

    In California?!?

    R-I-I-G-G-H-H-H-T!!!
     
    George Kerby, Mar 26, 2014
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    Savageduck Guest

    In any firehouse, wild fire line, military flight suit, or auto
    racetrack, you will find yourself up to your short & curlies in Nomex,
    even in California.
    < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomex >
     
    Savageduck, Mar 26, 2014
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    George Kerby Guest

    George Kerby, Mar 27, 2014
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    Savageduck Guest

    Savageduck, Mar 27, 2014
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    George Kerby Guest

    The rules are rules...
     
    George Kerby, Mar 28, 2014
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    Eric Stevens, Apr 3, 2014
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    Robert Coe Guest

    On 2014-03-24 22:19:10 +0000, Eric Stevens <> said:
    :
    : > On Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:59:13 -0400, Tony Cooper
    : >
    : >>
    : >>>
    : >>>>>>> John Turco:
    : >>>>>>> Hello, all:
    : >>>>>>
    : >>>>>>> I'm aware of the recent demise of the "Shoot In" (after
    : >>>>>>> roughly 10 years of existence). Will it be replaced or
    : >>>>>>> resurrected, anytime soon?
    : >>>>>>
    : >>>>>>> Just wondering!
    : >>>>>>
    : >>>>>>> (Note: I never entered the Shoot In.)
    : >>>>>>
    : >>>>>>> John
    : >>>>>>
    : >>>>>> PeterN:
    : >>>>>> We need someone willing to organize and run it. The last two
    : >>>>>> folks were quite good, but it really takes time and dedication.
    : >>>>>> It also takes active participation, where members of the group
    : >>>>>> are willing to submit, and give honest comments,
    : >>>>>
    : >>>>> Sandman:
    : >>>>> Hmmm, I could probably set up a neat web page with galleries for
    : >>>>> each theme, and the possibility for comments that get autoposted
    : >>>>> to rpd in a summary.
    : >>>>
    : >>>> The "Shoot-In" died because of lack of participation, not a need for
    : >>>> a host site. Not enough people submitted images, and very few
    : >>>> comments were made about the images that were submitted.
    : >>>
    : >>> Yeah, that may be true. Maybe the disconnect between usenet/web made it
    : >>> awkward to comment? Maybe you could have added a rating system to it?
    : >>>
    : >>> The idea that popped up in my mind was that the gallery would have a
    : >>> comment and rating function, and you could auto-submit the comments and/or
    : >>> ratings to rpd directly from the site, so you'd get a post with the subject
    : >>> "Comments from Tony Cooper" and then each and every comment had the photo
    : >>> name and a link to it along with any rating as well.
    : >>
    : >> That would be a better system. Much better. When comments did
    : >> appear, they were in several threads and posts, and it was difficult
    : >> to relate the comment to the image.
    : >>
    : >> I dunno that we want ratings, though. Just comments. The idea wasn't
    : >> to have a "winner". It was to provide a showcase for images. A
    : >> competitive aspect might not be welcome.
    : >>
    : >> The Shoot-Ins used a theme or mandate. That was good, in my opinion,
    : >> because it got people to look for shots that fit the mandate and not
    : >> just link to some archive shot.
    : >
    : > Being old and less than mobile while they keep whittling skin cancers
    : > out of my legs, I found the requirement that the shots be taken during
    : > the period of the mandate quite off-putting. On the other hand, I have
    : > had archive shots which fitted the bill. Is the object the shot, or is
    : > it the whole task of being sent out to get a particular shot?
    :
    : The idea was for the shot to meet the mandate, with the expectation
    : that one would be shooting to meet that mandate. Usually submitting
    : archive shots which met the mandate could be acceptable, but they
    : should be labeled to indicate that they were archive shots. usually
    : using the following labeling convention:
    : {SI Mandate}-{Shooter Nym}-{Shot #}-{Old}

    There was a certain confessional aspect to that naming convention, since it
    was really unnecessary: every shot was displayed with the date it was taken
    anyway, extracted from the Exif data.

    Sometimes I'd be too busy to go out shooting and would slip in pictures I had
    taken for work. (Some of them were even a reasonable match for the mandate.)
    It was either that or send in nothing, and Martha and I both wanted to
    contribute whenever we could.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Apr 6, 2014
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