Shot On OnePlus October 2020 - A Cozy Place

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  1. thecursedchild
    Honeycomb Oct 1, 2020

    thecursedchild , Oct 1, 2020 :

    Hello Shutterbugs,

    Welcome to this month's SOOP contest!

    I'm Vaisakh, a photography enthusiast from Kerala, the southern part of India. Some of you might know me from the Sample Shot Program from OnePlus. I was honoured to be a part of the program last year. I hope you guys enjoyed my story.

    We've all been in a highly stressful situation for months, trying to manage this challenging situation. So it is essential to take some time off and go to a place where you feel most comfortable. Therefore, this month's topic is like an extension to last month's contest.
    The theme for this month is:

    A Cozy Place
    I was lucky to be born and brought up in a village in Alappuzha, Kerala. Alappuzha is gifted with beautiful landscapes and backwaters. Even during this pandemic, I could spend time outside, photographing the nature around me, and that helped me a lot to release the stress and appreciate nature.

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    The cozy place could be your beautiful garden, your rooms, a street or a restaurant you often go to etc. We would like to see pictures of the place that makes you comfortable. You can also share why the place so special for you. See below for a few examples.
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    Here are some of the tips I use while shooting:
    • Shoot in Pro Mode:
      Pro Mode allows us to take creative control over the settings. The ability to control the exposure, shutter speed and ISO helps in better composition of the photo. Pro Mode is implemented well on OnePlus phones. The ability to shoot in RAW gives a lot of flexibility in post-processing.

      @cdnfarmer has a shared very informative thread on Pro Mode in the Photography section: https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/a-practical-guide-to-pro-mode.1187960/

    • Make use of the gridlines and the horizontal reference line: I use them to frame my subjects. There are a lot of composition techniques you can try out. I use the central framing technique in my photographs.

    • Post-processing:
      The process of creating an image doesn't end after clicking it. Post-processing is an essential part of the process. I mainly use three tools to process my photos: Lightroom, Snapseed, and VSCO. Good post-processing can bring out the character and emotion of the scene.
      The most important rule in post-processing is to avoid overprocessing. Too much of anything is bad. Keep this in mind when you edit your pictures.
    I hope these tips will help you :)

    Contest Rules

    • 1 winner per week, 4 winners per month who all will receive the OnePlus buds.
    • 3 pictures max. per post, 4 posts max. in the whole month
    • All pictures must follow the weekly changing conditions!!!
    • All pictures have to be taken within the current month, maximum is the last week of September!!!!
    • State the specific device/ editing software/ hardware (extra lenses)
    • OnePlus reserves the right to request original photo files before fulfilling prizes if plagiarism is suspected. The photos that can not be verified are disqualified.
    • Copyright infringement is strictly prohibited. Users who post pictures that were copied from the internet, or were not taken with an OnePlus device, get a code of conduct warning, plus a reply-ban for the contest for the actual plus the following two months.
    • Terms and Conditions applied.

    How Do We Select Winners?

    The pre-selection team
    consists of: @Bouncer71 , @cdnfarmer , @hennes , @otto2 , @script , @TibiTibi , and @woSch . We check all pictures of the contest, discuss, which we think are the best, and collect them in a separate thread. Then this group of experts, plus OnePlus staff members, go in a second round through that collection and nominate the 4 or 5 best pictures of the current week. Out of this elite the final weekly winning picture gets selected. Its really a long and careful process.

    Finally, the selected picture has to get checked! Therefore it's needed to contact the person that has posted the picture, ask him or her to send in the original uncompressed file, to get the EXIF data checked. Only after that final check the winning picture can be announced in the forum. And again, it's never settle.

    Additional Reading

    So that is it from me. Waiting to see all the amazing entries!

    All the best! :grinning:
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  2. Zach X.
    Community Team Staff Member Oct 1, 2020

    Stickied Post
    Zach X. , Oct 1, 2020 :
    Winner of the first week
    OCT W1 winner.jpg

    By @Nipu_1998, Shot on OnePlus Nord, edited in Snapseed
    Cozy morning

    Winner of the second week

    By @Y1583348720433 Shot on OnePlus 7 Pro, No editors used
    Dal Lake Srinagar

    Winner of the third week
    By @Cogdo, Shot on OnePlus 6T, edited in Lightroom
    Miloševići village

    Winner of the last week
    By @Viktor2020, Shot on OnePlus 8; edited in Adobe Lightroom
    Forest meditations
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2020

  3. Starcommander
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Oct 1, 2020

    Starcommander , Oct 1, 2020 :
    Congratulations @thecursedchild for holding your first SOOP


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    thecursedchild , Oct 1, 2020 :
    Thank you guys! Keep the pictures coming 🍻 😀

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