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woodym3
08-30-2011, 08:32 PM
An announcement should appear on our website tomorrow, but here's a heads up that the Chapter will be holding a photo contest for the Baltimore Grand Prix. Likely categories will include race cars at speed, race cars at rest, people, and our corral. The winning photos will appear on our website and in der Bayerische.

Details about submissions and the technical requirements for der Bayerische will appear in the announcement.

1996 328ti
08-31-2011, 07:17 PM
http://www.nccbmwcca.org/bgp/photocontest.jpg

mcoupemindy
09-01-2011, 08:10 PM
SET YOUR CAMERA TO "FINE"

ROFL

Only n00bs use jpeg settings.

CoolToolGuy
09-01-2011, 10:00 PM
ROFL

Only n00bs use jpeg settings.

If you know how to get it right in the camera, you don't need RAW ;-)

M50_328is
09-02-2011, 12:06 AM
So since all I have is a point and shoot, am I wasting my time entering? How will the photos be judged?
~Phillip

mcoupemindy
09-02-2011, 06:08 AM
If you know how to get it right in the camera, you don't need RAW ;-)

Except for that whole compression issue :)


So since all I have is a point and shoot, am I wasting my time entering? How will the photos be judged?
~Phillip
The size reuirements pretty much rule out all point and shoot cameras. (Unless you are perfect with a newerish one.)

BMW0299
09-02-2011, 07:06 AM
So since all I have is a point and shoot, am I wasting my time entering? How will the photos be judged?
~Phillip

We have a size requirement so that the winning entries can be properly shown in the dB and in a large enough size. The printing process requires images that are higher resolution than those used in emailing.
-Raine


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED IN DIGITAL FORMAT ONLY.
SET YOUR CAMERA TO “FINE”. A “NORMAL” SETTING WILL NOT BE SUFFICIENT. ENTRIES SHOULD BE NO SMALLER THAN 2560 x 1920 PIXELS.

Bob
09-02-2011, 07:46 AM
Except for that whole compression issue :)


The size reuirements pretty much rule out all point and shoot cameras. (Unless you are perfect with a newerish one.)

Its always about compression with you FI guys,LOL!

Griffon252
09-04-2011, 10:24 AM
I was able to email my photos for one category (Race Cars at Speed). But, when attempting to email my submissions for Race Cars at Rest it keeps returning my email. It says my message size is too big for the recipient. Is there an alternate email, or do I have to compress my pics into a zip file or something like that to get it to work?

I apologize for having to send them in multiple emails but each pic is 6-8 MB and I would hate to have to make them smaller to email them.

I'm no pro and don't have the fanciest camera, but I thought I did well with my Canon EOS T2i :)

1996 328ti
09-04-2011, 11:59 AM
Please upload your photos to http://gallery.nccbmwcca.org/showgallery.php?cat=655 for everyone to share.
To be entered into the photo contest, follow the instructions in post 2.

woodym3
09-04-2011, 12:43 PM
ROFL

Only n00bs use jpeg settings.

Some of us will always be n00bs when it comes to anything techical.

Griffon252
09-04-2011, 02:00 PM
That's what my question is about. When I try to email my submissions it returns my email because my message is too big for the recipient. I will email my pictures one at a time if need be, but I don't want to flood the mailbox haha.

I should be able to upload my pics tomorrow. Below is a link to my YouTube with the video clips I made this weekend.

http://m.youtube.com/index?client=mv-google&desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US&rdm=4nsqg3f2s#/profile?user=Griffon252

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BMW0299
09-04-2011, 02:16 PM
Grifton252,
I looked at a couple that were received and they are just about twice the size we requested (5184 x 3456 pixels vs. 2560 x 1920 pixels). They will create a problem unless the files resampled or are sent individually.
-Raine

Griffon252
09-04-2011, 04:19 PM
Ok I apologize. I'll figure it out and get them in. Thanks a lot for your help!

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1996 328ti
09-04-2011, 05:51 PM
Just checked with our web hosting company. Attachments are limited to 50Mb.
I don't think anyone is sending a file that large.
Problems sending attachments is most likely on the senders end.

Note: Mar 20, 2011 ... With Gmail, you can send and receive messages up to 25 megabytes (MB) in size.

Griffon252
09-04-2011, 09:01 PM
Hmm ok. Ill try to tweak it tomorrow thanks

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docchaez
09-05-2011, 05:31 PM
I'm getting a kickback message from Mailer-Demon@<hidden> when I submitted my photos. My message did not appear to be delivered to one or more of its intended recipients.

Here is the link to my pictures I'd share with you:
https://picasaweb.google.com/114922833644673470612/2011BGP?authkey=Gv1sRgCIXKgeXvsuLQrwE

Andy

1996 328ti
09-05-2011, 05:52 PM
I'm getting a kickback message from Mailer-Demon@<hidden> when I submitted my photos. My message did not appear to be delivered to one or more of its intended recipients.[/url]AndyHow big was your image and are you sure it's going to photocontest@<hidden>?
Our email server has a 50Mb limit.

jhm5
09-05-2011, 06:42 PM
I'm getting a kickback message from Mailer-Demon@<hidden> when I submitted my photos. My message did not appear to be delivered to one or more of its intended recipients.

Here is the link to my pictures I'd share with you:
https://picasaweb.google.com/114922833644673470612/2011BGP?authkey=Gv1sRgCIXKgeXvsuLQrwE

Andy

A suggestion from one of the judges. If you get a bounce-back, your email is too big. The ncc email is actually forwarded to several judges and some of their servers will not accept emails of 15 megs or more. We're seeing emails of 20 megs because more than one large photo is attached. Please check your email size before mailing.
If your pictures files are 6 megs, for example, attach only one per email. That should help.

We would like to see all the photos you're submitting, but we won't have time to search for them. They must be submitted. Granted, we should have specified not only a minimum size for photos, but also a maximum. In the past the problem has always been folks submit photos that are too small to print.

Sorry for any confusion.

Also, if you have not yet submitted your pics, it would be helpful to name each file with your last name, category and if 2 entries for that category, number 1 or 2.

docchaez
09-05-2011, 08:10 PM
Thanks for the clarification. Mine was about 8 MB each.

schnellmom
09-05-2011, 08:45 PM
I took a picture I would like to submit but I took it on my iPhone. Is that high enough resolution or not?

Thanks.

Alan
09-05-2011, 09:03 PM
I took a picture I would like to submit but I took it on my iPhone. Is that high enough resolution or not?

Thanks.


What is the resolution?

mcoupemindy
09-06-2011, 06:09 AM
I took a picture I would like to submit but I took it on my iPhone. Is that high enough resolution or not?

Thanks.

2592 x 1936 - you should be fine with submitting.

Alan
09-11-2011, 10:05 PM
Pics submitted!