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Old Oct 6, 2011, 1:36 AM   #1
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Default October 2011 Monthly Challenge: In-Camera Filters

I don't know about you but I've never used the in-camera filters so this will force me to experiment ! I believe (hope) that we all have cameras with some filters built-in, I have checked and even the venerable *istD & K100D etc. have filters so we should all be able to have a shot at this (pun intended)

Usual rules apply (shot taken with a Pentax/Samsung DSLR and within the last 3 months, though it would surprise me if anyone had a valid entry 3 months old !). However this month there are two more rules; no external filters (only in-camera) and no PP other than sharpening, cropping, removing of unwanted elements, so virtually straight out of the camera so we can see what can actually be obtained using the built-in filters without major manipulation.

Hopefully we can get more entries, and more votes, even from those regular members who were busy last month. So get out there and give your filters a whirl, who knows, we may discover something we enjoy and use it to enhance our usual shooting !
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Great idea. I enjoy playing with the filters.
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Interesting subject, I have never used the digital filters on my camera. I did some investigating today on my Kr and found that in camera digital filters can be applied after the shot is taken. Will that be acceptable for this challenge assuming the image was taken for the challenge.

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Interesting subject, I have never used the digital filters on my camera. I did some investigating today on my Kr and found that in camera digital filters can be applied after the shot is taken. Will that be acceptable for this challenge assuming the image was taken for the challenge.

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So long as the filters are applied in-camera it sounds fine to me Mike.
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A good topic! When I first got the K7 I played around with them quite a bit, it was fun to take a picture then sit for a while and apply different things. The one that fit best into my type of stuff was the selective desat - I found that one fascinating as things like leaves etc. often have more than one color in them and I got some unexpected results as I changed which color to allow through. It'll be fun to just play with the camera, instead of constantly thinking of trying to take a really GOOD picture (what would be the BEST way to approach this scene). That's been getting in the way of me having fun, and my best pictures are always the ones I take just for fun. So thanks for a great topic!

P.S. For those that have have cameras that are capable of in-camera HDR, is that allowed? I'm most likely not going to use that but this might be a good opportunity for some who have never tried it.
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Hi Harriet - I'm not too sure about dedicated HDR, it's rather more than just a filter, merging 3 frames into one (though of course no problem using the HDR filter). What do others think ?
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Kevin - Congratulations on a very well-deserved win! Have never tried any in-camera filters, this should be a spur to do so...
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You're the head honcho this month, it would be easier to limit to just the in-camera filters. And I'm assuming that you can use more than one in-camera filter/effect if you want - right after I got the K7 I played around with a couple of them and got one that was really cool.
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You're the head honcho this month, it would be easier to limit to just the in-camera filters. And I'm assuming that you can use more than one in-camera filter/effect if you want - right after I got the K7 I played around with a couple of them and got one that was really cool.
Absolutely ! You can stack multiple filters if you wish.
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Kevin - Congratulations on a very well-deserved win! Have never tried any in-camera filters, this should be a spur to do so...

Thank you Mole. Have fun !
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