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Photography Contest
« on: Thu, 26 July 2012, 08:37:19 »
So I'm looking to do a little bit of marketing with some blog posts to promote the new site, and I would like to add some pictures of my keys on keyboards to show the concept to people that may not have seen custom keyboards before.


Contest Rules
  • By submitting a photo you are agreeing to allow me to re-use on various blog posts
  • Photos must contain keys that are on a keyboard
  • Photos must contain only stock looking keys and keys that are available for sale on http://www.techkeys.us
  • There is no time frame to this contest, winner will be picked as soon as a great photo is chosen

Prizes
  • 3 Prizes will be awarded for photos used
  • 1 submitter can win all 3 if all of his/her photos are used
  • Prizes will not be announced and will be a surprise to all winners.
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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 26 July 2012, 08:44:32 »
great idea!! you should link this from the geekhack media forum :D

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 26 July 2012, 08:50:47 »
What about the Beaker key? I have one I bought from you, but it wasn't listed on your site
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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 26 July 2012, 09:10:18 »
What about the Beaker key? I have one I bought from you, but it wasn't listed on your site

I don't have enough quantity to sell those on the site.

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 26 July 2012, 09:21:02 »
This is awesome. I should be getting my 50mm lens today. I'll try to submit later :)

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 26 July 2012, 09:26:28 »
Nice.

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 26 July 2012, 09:42:16 »
how about this?


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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 26 July 2012, 09:48:38 »
Not sure if these are acceptable since there's other kinds of keys, but maybe you can crop them or something:




More raw images:  http://imgur.com/a/iNxMX#0
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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 26 July 2012, 09:50:51 »
Not sure if these are acceptable since there's other kinds of keys, but maybe you can crop them or something:

I like the second one, but it would be great with the Cue Ball instead of the Tri-Force.

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 26 July 2012, 09:53:00 »
I added a link to the post, maybe there's another image there you can use.  Unfortunately, I don't have this keyboard anymore (CM Storm wrapped in Military Green vinyl) so I can't take these exact pictures....

I'll try to take some new ones after the weekend, if the contest isn't already over by then.  Maybe I will need those Flash keys afterall =)

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Re: Photography Contest
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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 26 July 2012, 16:16:14 »
I might toss a picture up later but for now i'm just letting you know that the link in your post is busted, you forgot the "s"

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 26 July 2012, 16:31:49 »
I might toss a picture up later but for now i'm just letting you know that the link in your post is busted, you forgot the "s"

Thanks - fixed

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 26 July 2012, 17:54:46 »
Nice, will put something up over the weekend.
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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 26 July 2012, 19:01:21 »
Here are my attempt:




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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 26 July 2012, 20:41:30 »
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Holy baby Jesus that looks.....unique
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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 27 July 2012, 10:01:10 »
Just a quick shot with a Canon 500D, EF 50mm 1.4, extension tube EF-12 II and a B&W Käsemann polarising filter.
If you like it I can do more with the Billiard keycaps. Just let me know ;)




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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 27 July 2012, 10:08:49 »
Just a quick shot with a Canon 500D, EF 50mm 1.4, extension tube EF-12 II and a B&W Käsemann polarising filter.
If you like it I can do more with the Billiard keycaps. Just let me know ;)


Love the clarity on that shot, but I am looking for pics with the keys on a board.  Would love to see what you can do with the billiards!

What I really want is 3 shots that highlight 3 different keys/keysets so if you could highlight a given "product" in each shot that would be awesome!

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 27 July 2012, 10:17:04 »
Oops, read the OP but forgot the "rules" :D my bad

Yeah sure, can do that, but not today. The missus wants to see the Dark Knight rise.

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 27 July 2012, 20:46:39 »


Yeah sure, can do that, but not today. The missus wants to see my Dark Knight rise.
FTFY  ;)

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 28 July 2012, 14:53:49 »
If i don't start seeing some quality submissions soon I may win this competition :D

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 28 July 2012, 18:23:20 »
I'll provide some tomorrow.

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 29 July 2012, 10:09:58 »
i'd grab some pics boiler, but i kind of don't currently have an MX board to put the caps on :X

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Re: Photography Contest
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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 29 July 2012, 10:15:33 »
This one isn't on a board but feel free to use it if you like it!

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 29 July 2012, 13:51:00 »
@longweight
Dunno how OCD i3olermaker is, but you did too much post processing on your first shot. The HS keycaps have shades of purple...


It's getting dark over here in Germany. Already had to shoot 30sec at f8. The DOF with an extension tube is just sooo thin :/
Not quite content with this pic, but this is all I got for today. It's too dark already (to shoot).



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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 29 July 2012, 14:09:31 »
No processing whatsoever, it's a phone camera picture :)

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 29 July 2012, 14:52:48 »
All those white keys look like very light purple
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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 29 July 2012, 15:05:36 »
I hate to bring the news to you....but phone cameras suck big time :D (it's a phone after all)

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 29 July 2012, 16:09:46 »
Oh don't I just know it!

Going to look at one of these next week :D


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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 29 July 2012, 17:25:27 »
Well, you can take the cam, I'll take the girl ;)

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 02 August 2012, 09:10:27 »
Not sure if these are acceptable since there's other kinds of keys, but maybe you can crop them or something:

I like the second one, but it would be great with the Cue Ball instead of the Tri-Force.

NOTHING is better than the Triforce. Sorry :P

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 05 August 2012, 09:57:07 »
not quite on a keyboard, but certainly on a switch!
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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 05 August 2012, 10:22:08 »
mkawa: I put a trollface keycap on mine, it looks fantastic.

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 05 August 2012, 10:23:29 »
yep, these little keychains are tres cool. i wish i had the parts to finish my topre keychain though :(

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 05 August 2012, 10:28:30 »
Those are très cool - but not quite what I am looking for in terms of marketing material.

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 05 August 2012, 10:41:05 »
unfortunately i have to wait for better light to get good pics on boards

edit: ok, have light and broke out the big gun. images forthcoming
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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 05 August 2012, 14:44:07 »
wow, the stock pure keys are really unattractive.

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 15 August 2012, 06:52:30 »
I know it's not really applicable to the contest but I figured I might as well contribute, perhaps it will give people ideas. This was achieved using the glow from my monitor.

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 15 August 2012, 15:54:53 »
Great Pic! Almost makes me miss those stock Ninja keys a bit...

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« Reply #40 on: Wed, 15 August 2012, 21:31:03 »
How many more pictures do you need? I just received 4 of the USSR keycaps.

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 15 August 2012, 21:37:00 »
I will entertain all submissions, but only looking to use ones that I think really promote the product.

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 16 August 2012, 05:46:04 »
Bah... my attempt with a crappy camera and crappy lighting. I think I have all of the caps that you made except for lightning bolt. If interested, I can take pics of the other caps.

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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 16 August 2012, 05:47:51 »
I think it looks pretty cool.
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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 16 August 2012, 20:55:49 »
Bah... my attempt with a crappy camera and crappy lighting. I think I have all of the caps that you made except for lightning bolt. If interested, I can take pics of the other caps.
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I think this looks great!
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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 20 August 2012, 00:17:29 »
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Warning! These might sting your eyes! lol! :D

My Leopold, with double shot CC&G modifiers, and some Cherry thick doubleshot I got sometime ago,
since the modifiers of the old cherry keyboard doesn't fit to my Leopold switch stem position,
I have set them aside for a few months now, until I tried the black + green combination,
I find it not bad and realize that I have these doubleshot white on black keys sitting ideally in my drawer!
So I put them on, replacing the Leopold's A~z, numbers, and etc x1.0 keys, and replace the modifier with the green modifier from the CC&G sets, turn out not bad at all! then since there are many others double shot sitting in the drawer too, I start playing around with it, until what shows on the photo @@..... What to say.?

I replace the black 8 ball with the red lightning bolt key, since one black key at that position aren't fit in well.
Alien at Insert key, (there might be some shape shifting Aliens inserted among human race as spy?)
and far away~ key are Alien too.
Delete key replace with the Cue key from Billiard key set, deleted hence blank :P
Solviet hammer sickle at Esc, 5 and 0 key,
the home and end key replace with the reverse and inverse Pi key,
cat paw on page up and down, foot prints, why not?
/ key for lightning bolt, same angle anyway.
the yin and yang, for the arrow keys, in x and y axis, some how reflect the ancient Chinese philosophy, no?
J & F, the CC&G's Cream color with green lettering, for easier recognition.

most of the keys available at Techkeys I got from Techkeys, but I m not sure of the billiard keys,
Back when I do not have a Pay-pal account,
I joined the groupbuy started by a forum in Malaysia, where I m.
I m not sure where the group leader get our billiards sets.
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Re: Photography Contest
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 20 August 2012, 00:20:32 »
^ That board definitely looks interesting.

I have quite a few of your keys now, half of them being gifts, the least I could do is make an attempt to promote them for you. My pictures aren't the best but I'll attempt some nicer ones once my Filco returns :)
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