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Horse photo reference competition


This competition has ended. Please submit more horse photos on Horse Reference Pictures!

The goal of this competition is to create a huge library of free photos of horses. Few animals are depicted as much as horses, but it is still hard to find horses in different positions and from different angles, and the photos are seldom free to use in your art.

The current photos are on Horse Reference Pictures (or below).

Rules


§1 Submit the photos by adding a link to an Elftown wiki-page at the bottom of this page. All the images must be uploaded to Elftown. If you go to your house and press "upload a folder of images", you'll get a nice page automatically.

§2 If you have many pages, place them together and arrange them as well as possible. All the pages will be counted as your work and the more the better!

§3 You must have taken the photos.

§4 By submitting the images here, you agree on letting them to be free for any kind of usage. Elftown will incite people to tell that the images are from you and Elftown, but we'll not enforce that. So the images might be used for homepages, for photo-manipulations and drawing references.

§5 If there are humans on the photos, they should have given express permission to be displayed here.

§6 No horses or humans should be hurt because of your photographing them. And please don't kill yourself while crawling under horses either!

§7 Deadline: 2007-02-15 (Might change)

§8 The pages you submit must be exported. (Of course. Otherwise people would copy them to other webpages and neither Elftown nor you would get any credit for them.)

Winning


The Elftown crew will select the winner, and if you make a good page (regardless of winning or not) you'll get this nice badge:
<img:stuff/perhnebadza%20copy.gif>
(Make by [Zab], text by [Ocean Soul])
"Equinógrafo" is Spanish for "horsograph" or something like that.
And you'll get your name on top of Horse Reference Pictures, of course.

What we want are photos that are useful for artists. The photos should be pretty big, as sharp as possible and contain little more than the horse(s) and maybe its rider or wagon. We want many kinds of horses, but more important is that we have shots on everything a horse does and from all angles.

Your photos will be ranked higher if they are unique. So here is a short list of examples of what to shoot: from above, under, front, from the side front, from the side, from the back side and straight from behind: The horse can be standing, lying, walking, turning, rising up, falling, standing on its back legs, landing after a jump, walking on three legs after an injury, giving birth, hugging another horse, climbing a cliff, shitting...

Winners and positions of the submissions


Note: The poll below and the judge [Hedda] very much agreed on the order, and even if it was hard to judge, I'm very confident that the 6 top submissions also are the 6 best.

Winner [Joneya]

<news:[Horse photo reference competition@wiki] ended!>




Second place [Demon Epona]



Horse References by Epona
Horse References by Epona


Third place [Zab], [Lady Di] and [Ricco]



Three people shares the third place. Impossible to rate anyone above the other.
Horse referense by Zab
Horse referense by Zab by [Zab]





Horses by Ricco
Horses by Ricco by [Ricco]

Congratulations!

Thank you to all that contributed!




Other contributions


Ordered after rating by [Hedda].

Horses by Nyaah* by [Nyaah*]

horses by hawthorne by [moira hawthorne]

Horse reference by that one fat bastard by [That One Fat Bastard]

Horse referenses icelandic by "Non Member" (Submitted by [Zab])

horses by atayemi by [Atayemi]

HorsesByKaelin by [Kaelin]

Horses by Tanka by [Tanka]

Horses by Lycaon pictus by [Lycaon pictus] (Note: Still not complete yet.)


Outside of the competition:

horses by hedda by [Hedda] (Example-submission)
Järvsöeldi and Timonella horse photos by [Hedda] Loads of photos of two trotters.




2407) (This is an advisory poll. The Elftown crew will sort it out which might lead to a new poll or some minor changes) Who has made the most useful horse photos? Please vote for the most useful reference photos, not the "coolest" nor for "people you like". (Administrator: [Hedda])

Number of voters: 24
* a) horses by hawthorne by [moira hawthorne]
Number of votes: 1 (4%)

* b) Horse referense by Zab by [Zab]
Number of votes: 2 (8%)

* c) horses by atayemi by [Atayemi]
Number of votes: 0 (0%)

* d) Horses by Lycaon pictus by [Lycaon pictus]
Number of votes: 0 (0%)

* e) Horses by Tanka by [Tanka]
Number of votes: 1 (4%)

* f) Horses by Lady Di Horses2 by Lady Di and Horses3 by Lady Di by [Lady Di]
Number of votes: 3 (13%)

* g) Horse reference by that one fat bastard by [That One Fat Bastard]
Number of votes: 1 (4%)

* h) Horses by Nyaah* by [Nyaah*]
Number of votes: 0 (0%)

* i) Horses by Ricco by [Ricco]
Number of votes: 4 (17%)

* j) HorsesByKaelin by Kaelin
Number of votes: 0 (0%)

* k) joneyashorses and joneyashorses2 by [Joneya]
Number of votes: 7 (29%)

* l) Horse References by Epona by [Demon Epona]
Number of votes: 5 (21%)



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2006-12-23 [Artsieladie]: Very interesting, indeed! I would always be in a "horse-photo-badge-making mood"...anything with a horse, of course!!! *nickers*

2006-12-24 [Atayemi]: Do all photos have to be new? :S

2006-12-24 [moira hawthorne]: §4 By submitting the images here, you agree on letting them to be free for any kind of usage. Elftown will incite people to tell that the images are from you and Elftown, but we'll not enforce that. So the images might be used for homepages, for photo-manipulations and drawing references.

on or off of elftown?

2006-12-25 [Hedda]: It says "Any kind of usage". This competition is created so that we get really free images, otherwise it's totally useless. How fun is it to create a great image and then not be able to use, sell or do as you please with it?

Of course it's still not allowed to use a copied images on your Elftown presentation, but that's an Elftown rule, not legal stuff.

2006-12-25 [Hedda]: [Atayemi]: It doesn't matter from when the photos are, as long they are yours and you're ready to give them away.

2006-12-25 [moira hawthorne]: well I suppose Hedda it depends.. on how much the next person changes it...

if A artist's photo is being used as reference for a total new peice of art created by B artist.. than B artist has a right to sell it and make money... without A being offended... too much... BUT if B artist were to take A artist's photo and sell with little or no changes made... A artist would have a right to be upset...

plus I removed the photo that had my son in it.. if Im not gionna know where its being used...

2006-12-26 [Lady Di]: is there a limit to the number of pictures we can submit??

2006-12-26 [Hedda]: [moira hawthorne]: No, it doesn't depend here. The photos should be free. So if anyone wants to sell them, they are welcome to (Not that I get why anyone would buy them, as they are free here.). It will save the ones using the images a lot of problems as they don't have to read horrible legal texts to figure out how they can use the image.

[Lady Di]: Please don't submit more than 10 000 images... So: No. <img:stuff/sutN.gif> Try to put the best ones on top or on a special page though.

2006-12-26 [Hedda]: I've taken about 40 images yesterday <img:61691_1126352591.gif> Can't upload them until next year though.

2006-12-26 [moira hawthorne]: what is complicated about ... 'you can use my photos for reference to make your own art.. but not claim my work as your own?'

2006-12-26 [Hedda]: That doesn't say anything about if the photo can be a part of a photo manipulation or not.

If the photos aren't totally free to use, they should not be here. There are already millions of horse photos on the Internet with crappy licenses which basically say "You can use this, but if you make money of it, we'll try to steal them from you." so there is no need for Elftown to provide such photos. Or: Say what you want, but I'm not interested in helping to provide unfree horse photos and therefore the rules above.

2006-12-26 [moira hawthorne]: but photo manipulation is making art .. in my mind...

2006-12-27 [H3_six]: This is a great idea.

2006-12-30 [Lady Di]: ya i work at a horse barn and over the years i've taken a tone of pics...but i can't decide which ones i like the most which is why i asked :P

2006-12-30 [moira hawthorne]: I worked at an English stable and rode for 7 yrs... but I only had a few photos... very few... and all lost over the years... well the could be somewhere in this house but where is anyone guess...

2006-12-30 [Zab]: Do we need permission from the horses owners, to submit photos we have taken of their horses? (I suppose I could ask my old school if it's ok, but...)
And is it okay to blur out the faces on humans riding them? I don't want to ask all of them for permission..x)
I have some quite sharp photos of jumping horses..

2006-12-31 [Zab]: Also want to add (when I finally read all the comments..x) that I think it's a great idea with completely free images!
I've seen a lot of stock photos that's free to use as long as you mention who made them. But if I make a manipulation using 5 different photos, it's just too much work remembering all the names (yah..I'm lazy..). Of course I'd most probably say I didn't take the photo, and perhaps if I got all of them from, let's say DA, I'd say they're from DA. But not the names of everyone who took the picture.
When it comes to others claiming that they had taken the photos..if they wrote ''I took these with my camera'' I'd be a bit pissed because it's a lie, (but really..what to do about it anyway?) but if they made a manip and just didn't mention that the photos wasn't theirs I wouldn't mind too much when I've put them up here.
So I think it's a great idea. :D

2006-12-31 [moira hawthorne]: that's basically my point...

IF the photo been USED to create new art... as reference for a CG painting... or a drawing... or as part of a photomanip... I dont mind if they dont name me... tho it be nice...

I know people who want their brushs they created linked back to them when they are used... but if you put them into your computer to use in photoshop ect... there isnt a way to note who's they were... and months later while working Im likely not to remember...

BUT I wouldnt want someone to use my photo without making it theirs in any way... and claim its theirs.. or their horse... I *hate* that kind of theif! its just so cheeep...

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