Design By Hümans Presents, The Photo Real Contest

    

From the first pinhole camera to you snapping madly on your smart phone, photography has always been an important part of life. Whether it's storing fond memories or capturing your friend's cat for the latest meme, humans have always loved photography. That's why we feel it's time to give the photographers of the world a chance to win some cool cash prizes.

We challenge YOU to design a T-shirt centered on photography. Take YOUR photography and make it into the next big fashion item. Have fun with it, make us laugh or make us cry, snap the next iconic image of our decade or send a message to the masses with words, keep it simple or go insane, you just need a photograph as the focal point and your mind for imagination. Submissions will be judged on the photography used, the incorporation of creative photography and overall creative reaction to the brief set. Take up yee cameras and make with the snappy snappy! We expect great things and we know you won't disappoint.

Prizes

  1. 1st Place
    $1,500
  2. 2nd Place
    $1,000
  3. 3rd Place
    $750 + Goodie bag

Contest Deadlines

  • November 9, 2012
    Contest & Voting begins
  • November 30, 2012
    Submissions End
  • December 10th-12th, 2012Winners are announced

Contest Guidelines

  1. Participants can submit as many designs as they want, no limit.
  2. This design must be 100% your own work, please do not submit photography that is produced by someone else. Proof of original source material may be required to be eligible to win prizes.
  3. DO NOT use images directly taken from a third party/ use protected symbols/logos or characters that may have copyright protection.
  4. DO get creative; but remember your design MUST contain photography in your art.
  5. All submissions will be approved/rejected at DBH's discretion. If your design is rejected you will be given a reason why.
  6. Maximum size for artwork is 14" x 19" and there are no exceptions. Number of colors is unlimited for this contest.

Using Real Photography in T-shirt art:

When using photography as part of T-shirt design the key is to get creative. Here are a few ways photography has been used to drive trends and creative interesting/unique tees.

Examples of Manipulated Photography

Taking elements of photography and manipulating (changing) them. For example taking a photograph of a human body and adding a photograph of a tiger's head. Mixing elements from different sources or changing one element within a photograph is referred to as Photograph manipulation.

Examples of Art and Photography

Another cool way to use photography is to mix art into your photo. So taking a photograph of a penguin and adding sunglasses and a hat that were drawn on can make a funny and cool T-shirt design.

Examples of Using typography and photography

Using mixed elements of photography within text can create very cool and trendy results.

Examples of Photographic collage

This technique is not new, it's been used for decades to create cool collage effects. KennyBanzai (http://www.designbyhumans.com/profile/kennybanzai) and Casajordi (http://www.designbyhumans.com/profile/casajordi) are both masters of this technique. If you want something funky and surreal in your portfolio maybe this technique is for you. Give it a whirl, what's the worst that can happen?

Examples of Plain Good ole Photography

A great picture is a great picture. "A picture tells a thousand words" When you see an amazing photograph that is untouched and perfect all on it's own it can blow your mind. Are you an amazing photographer? Then just submit your photo on a tee, simple. No need to dress up a great photo, right?

22 Comments

thestray thestray Artist from United States

Couldn’t make the deadline :/ ah well, look forward to the next contest!

Gargi Gargi Human from India

interesting n very inviting contest

TenTimesKarma TenTimesKarma Artist from Philippines

Awesome sauce! Definitely gonna have something for this challenge.

iamrobman iamrobman Artist from Batangas CIty, Philippines

I’m now working on a design sir Wotto, just wondering if this will be printed as DTG?Color separation will be a pain in this part unless I need to halftone the design.

wotto wotto Artist from CA, United States

The artwork should center around Photography. Either a mixture of art and photography or just photography, manipulated or not.

Egger – the difference is a more cash prize, a different creative challenge and an opportunity for photographers to win here more often.

iamrobman iamrobman Artist from Batangas CIty, Philippines

I think I need to manipulate some of my pictures in photography class, haha. Great contest!Most of the pictures above are priceless pictures,something I wish I captured. Good luck everyone.

Egger Egger Artist from Hungary

and what is the different between daily contest and this contest? :-D

Ingkong Ingkong Artist from Philippines

or vector & real photo combination is that ok sir Wotto?

Ingkong Ingkong Artist from Philippines

I want it as vector style like my BEAR MADNESS...

Ingkong Ingkong Artist from Philippines

i have a photo of mine in Were Wolf with a back pack form i plan to traced it and make it a cartoon type since i used my own photo is it ok to traced it?

wotto wotto Artist from CA, United States

@msmason no limit :)

msmason msmason Artist from Michigan, United States

Hi
Is there a limit to the number of a submissions from one artist?

wotto wotto Artist from CA, United States

Here are some examples of photography used in a cool way in apparel design:

thestray thestray Artist from United States

Cool beans, might try something for this.

MrFourFingers MrFourFingers Artist from London, United Kingdom

Nice one. Cool idea DBH.

Is there a ratio for actual photograph (not incl levels and colour) vs photoshop and illustration more as a support?

wotto wotto Artist from CA, United States

Hi Hharmazero,

I have some answers.
1. You can submit reworkings of older designs as long as the photography is all yours.
2. Yes, we’d need a written agreement from that photographer. YOU would be responsible for splitting the prize money.
3. No this will be judged by DBH but votes will as always be considered.
4. You are welcome.

kharmazero kharmazero Artist from France

Nice!
i’ve got some questions
1 – can we resubmit reduxed or not previous designs ?
2 – Can we collaborate with photographers as long as they agree on the use of the photo(s)?
3 – Will it be like in wacom contest?high votes=print?nothing is mentionned on this point so i guess no.
4 – thanks for this contest

starry_eyez starry_eyez Artist from Sri Lanka

AWESOME!

starry_eyez starry_eyez Artist from Sri Lanka

AWESOME!

dvdesign dvdesign Artist from Argentina

yes i in :P

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