FEATURED: Pipe Organ (ends January 12)

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    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    GET THE ASSIGNMENT DETAILS:

    Purpose: Ziesemer Family Publishers is bringing back to life an old, out-of-print sheet music booklet specially arranged for the organ, and is looking for an image to use on the front cover!
    Request: A quality photo of a pipe organ, as similar as possible to the one in the design comp attached below.
    Specifics: The idea is to use your image instead of the proposed stock image in the design comp! It should be very clear that it’s a pipe organ, with lots of pipes in the shot. While you are free to play around with different angles and perspectives, close-ups or wide-angle shots, make sure that your submissions are reverent in mood. Consider color of light! Ambient light coming only from windows may be better than the greenish hue of common large-interiors lighting. Dark interiors may require use of a tripod. If it’s impossible to visit a pipe organ before the deadline, photos of the keyboard of an electric organ will be considered.
    Orientation: Vertical.
    Photo Specs: Shoot in RAW if you can, or Large JPG. Edit however you like.
    How to Submit:
    1) Upload originals or DNGs to this link.
    2) Attach JPGs less than 8MB in size in reply to this topic if you would like them to be critiqued.
    Remuneration: Thanks to an anonymous donor, $20 will be awarded to anyone in “The Click” whose photo is chosen.
    Terms: If your photo is chosen, you grant Ziesemer Family Publishers permission to use and publish your picture under the typical Royalty Free license. There are no restrictions for how you may use the picture for other purposes.
    Deadline: Midnight Saturday, January 12, 2018 (or until this topic is no longer highlighted as yellow).

    LEARN HOW:
    Get related training and watch how I shot this assignment at http://www.lenspiration.com/learn-pipe-organ

    WATCH CRITIQUE:
    Sign up to watch the critique of the photos submitted for this assignment in January’s live Photo Critique Webinar! http://www.lenspiration.com/photo-critique-with-lenspiration-jan-15

    Shoot and/or Submit

    • This topic was modified 6 months, 4 weeks ago by  James Staddon.
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    #35636

    Eliana Franzenburg
    Participant

    @jamesstaddon Would a grand piano work? I don’t think we have any pipe organs anywhere close to us.

    #35638

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Sorry, no, a piano wouldn’t work. 🙁 Do some research and you might be surprised. Or even research where you might be over the holidays.

    Another more generic assignment will be posted soon, so that will be there if this one doesn’t work out for you.

    #35646

    Eliana Franzenburg
    Participant

    Ok, I will do some research and see what I find. Unfortunately (for this assignment) all of our family is right around us so my family won’t be doing any traveling.

    #35654

    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    So @jamesstaddon, is it okay for there to be Christmas deco included in the shot?

    #35655

    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    Oh and also, I’m guessing you can just up and take pictures of the interior of, in this case, a church; you don’t need some sort of written permission, do you?

    #35656

    David Frazer
    Participant

    Pipe organs being largely custom-made and unique, as well as a major part of most buildings where they are found, I would consider it wise to get a property release form signed, but perhaps there are others here that have additional insights.

    #35657

    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    That makes sense. I haven’t yet taken photos like this other than for personal pleasure, but it occured to me that may be the case.

    @jamesstaddon, would you happen to have a property release form that could be used, similar to what we had for the minor model release form?

    #35843

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    is it okay for there to be Christmas deco included in the shot?

    @bennett-family, yes that is ok.

    you don’t need some sort of written permission, do you?

    That’s a good question. Statements like this from Shutterstock really make me think twice: “If you’re shooting on private property, or shooting private property that is distinctive from a public place, be sure to obtain a property release from an authorized representative of the owner of the property in order to avoid issues with licensing your content.”

    That is coming from a stock website. Personally, for this booklet cover project, I didn’t get a property release because I had verbal permission from an “authorized representative” and they knew exactly what I was hoping to do with the pictures. Now, if I decide to sell the photos I took for some other commercial purpose (ie. stock), then I would want to make sure I had their permission for doing that too. Selling on stock is quite a bit more broad than “printing the photo on the cover of a booklet”, so I would probably opt for written permission over verbal permission, “in order to avoid issues with licensing”. A Property Release is the formal way of doing that.

    So, to be safe, and to use the picture however you want, get a Property Release, even if it’s only for the booklet cover. I don’t have a generic one, but one could be pulled together using a template such as Shutterstock’s or Adobe Stock’s Property Releases.

    Does anyone have a generic Property Release that they use?

    #35992

    Hannah Moore
    Participant

    Here is my pipe organ picture!!

    #36033

    Logan Lamar
    Participant

    @hannahm, your pic doesn’t appear to be attached to your post? Did you just dropbox the DNG to @jamesstaddon?

    #36051

    Hannah Moore
    Participant

    Thank you @loganlamar, I did see that they did not upload. I am still in the process of figuring out a way to down size. I’ve tried a few ways and the pictures seem too large that even Lightroom can’t seem to fix them. I’ve gone through this process before with @buddingphotographer , though, have had success!! Anyway, if anyone knows of a way to downsize a picture, the size of 20.5 MG, let me know!! 🙂

    #36053

    Ezra Morley
    Moderator

    @hannahm If you’re in Lightroom you need to be looking in the Lightroom Export dialog for the “resize” option. Set it to ~2000px, and make sure you’re saving as a JPG file with compression below 90. (or you can set the “Limit File Size to” 1900K)

    (Don’t mind my sharpening settings, I was doing some printing. :))

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by  Ezra Morley.
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    Hannah Moore
    Participant

    Thank you @buddingphotographer for showing me how to export the pictures!! The problem I’m having is importing the pictures into LR. I’ve attached the error code. Apparently the version I am using needed a certain upgraded for RAW files, so I figured out another way to do it.

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    Hannah Moore
    Participant

    Anyway, here are my submissions!

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