**I will begin this comp once Sophisticated Man and Sophisticated Style (Seasons) is over and/or there is enough reserves for this comp**
Caught on Candid Camera! (like the show by a similar name that used to be on TV) is a competition about taking spontaneous shots of your models in everyday situations in-game that gives a candid-look to your photography.
Definition: “A candid photograph is a photograph captured without creating a posed appearance. This is achieved in many ways, for example: when the subject is in motion, by avoiding prior preparation of the subject ... by not distracting the subject during the process of taking photos.”
This comp won’t be exactly as the definition suggests above, but you will have to catch your Sims in a situation that creates that candid look so the pause option will be your best friend in this competition. It is all about taking candid shots of your models male or female, young or old, in all different angles and body shots, situations and clothing styles of all types, which won’t be specified, that will be left up to your own initiative as long as the background gels with the choice of clothing and scenario.
However it is not as easy as it sounds. A good eye will be needed to get the lighting and background right so it produces a good open and honest candid shot that would make a photographer proud but you cannot specifically “pose” your Sim with created poses. You will also be practising your lighting and shadow used on in-game shots to get that authentic photo shoot look. However, not too much editing will be required since they will be based on in-game shots, but you may need to take note of edges, highlights, shadows, colour etc.
I will be writing up scenarios that you can spontaneously catch your model in, both in the game and with backgrounds that represent that candid appeal and match what I've written in the scenario.
It is open for Sims 3 and Sims 4 male and/or female Sims of any age.
There will be 10 rounds, depending on the interest, including the semi-final and final so 8 actual photo shoots but that may change as we see how things progress. I will allow 6-8 days between rounds but an extension up to 3 days will be available if asked 24 hours prior to the latest due-date.
Examples will not be provided as I want to see your own creativity shine through.
** Depending on how many apply, there may be eliminations, or alternatively, if 6 or under apply, then there will be no eliminations, just a final three from accumulated points**
Backgrounds are left to your own creativity to suit each round unless specified by me for a particular round, but must be in-game.
The usual rules apply. Please read thoroughly
*Please support each other and enjoy the competition
*No photo-skinning, face plastering, or created poses are allowed.
*Drawn hair is acceptable
*Only CC clothing or Maxis-match or standard Maxis
*Accessories can be added either in-game or with CC.
*In-game, backgrounds only.
*Extensions for up to 3 days maximum and only if you ask at least 24 before the earliest due date, as I realise RL can get in the way at times.
*Each Round will have a leeway of two dates available.
*One edit is allowed per round. You may adjust lighting, shade, etc., up until midnight on the due dates, unless stated otherwise as long as it is not a different shot, and you inform me so I can display the most updated version.
*Please check in after judging and seeing the new assignment.
*hairstyles and colour, eye colour and other genetics can be changed unless specified otherwise.
If at any time you need the rounds earlier for one reason or another please let me know and I'll PM them to you so you can get your entry in. Just send it to me via PM and I will put it up for you around the same time as the other contestants as I know RL can get busy at times.