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    Default Auto-Mode! (30 Jul - 13 Aug)

    This weeks assignment is "Auto-mode". Here is Wulf's sample image:



    This week the challenge is to see what you can get out of your camera in full auto mode. If I had taken this shot manually, I would probably either have used a wide aperture, slow shutter speed and higher ISO to capture the foliage or exposed for the sky leaving the foreground as a silhouette. My D40 wanted to use the flash instead but actually I do think the balanced exposure works quite nicely...

    Camera: Nikon D40
    Exposure: 1/80s
    Aperture: f/4.8
    Focal Length: 35mm (18-55mm kit lens)
    ISO Speed: 400
    Flash: Flash fired, auto mode


    Whatever camera you've got, set the dial to auto. Take as much care as you like picking the subject and composition but leave those settings alone. To further level the playing field, no post-processing for this one either!

    Now go and take some stunning photos in auto mode!


    Here are the rules:

    1. The image you submit should be taken between the July 30 (when it was announced) and August 13 (up until one of the moderators closes the the mini-contest).

    2. EXIF data needs to be intact. It helps if you can include the main points (including camera, lens, date taken, ISO, shutter speed and aperture) in the text of your message.

    3. Your post must include "Assignment:Auto-mode" to show your permission to count it for the contest.

    4. Only one entry per member (if you can't restrain yourself until the end of the first week you can post two or three separate pictures but your entry should be in a separate post and the only marked with the text above).

    5. Remember the cross-site image size limit (640px on the longest side).

    For everyone, please do not repeat other people's photos by quoting them until the contest is over. If you want to comment on or discuss an entry you can use a link to it (or just delete the picture from the quoted text).

    *** Next week's assignment is "Affirmative". Show positive things: signs, applause, thumbs up, etc.. ***
    Last edited by Seltzer; 08-08-2008 at 08:10 PM. Reason: Added rules

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    Default Assignment: Auto-mode

    Abandon

    EXIF:
    Camera: Canon PowerShot A650 IS
    Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
    Aperture: f/4
    Focal Length: 7.4 mm
    ISO Speed: 80
    Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
    Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
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    Default Question about assignment

    Sime will we be allowed to crop the shot, also what is next weeks assignment going to be.

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    Default Assignment: Auto-mode

    I shot this on auto with the assignment in mind - my son skimboarding

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    Camera: Pentax K100D
    Exposure: 1/3200 sec
    Aperture: f/7.1
    Focal Length: 150 mm
    ISO Speed: 400
    Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV
    Flash: Flash did not fire
    Exposure Program: Action
    Date and Time (Original): 2008:07:31 13:30:48
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    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Clockdoc I View Post
    Sime will we be allowed to crop the shot, also what is next weeks assignment going to be.
    Try to get it perfect in camera - you can either go for careful framing to avoid the need for a crop or, pushing the other way, take lots of shots and pick one that stands out. Pretend you haven't got access to ANY post processing software.

    Next week's assignment will be added shortly - we're batting between a couple of ideas.

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    Gear: Nikon D40, Nikon AFS 18-55mm f/3.5 - 5.6G, Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8, Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G, Vivitar 90mm f/2.5 macro, Raynox DCR-250, Lensbaby 2.0k, SB600

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    Default A walk in the woods

    Hi

    I'm a new member this is a photo which i took at the week end , using a Nikon D80 , in Auto mode

    ASSIGNMENT:AUTO-MODE
    Camera : Nikon D80
    EXPOSURE : 0.017S (1/60)
    APERTURE : F/4.0
    FOCAL LENGTH :28MM
    ISO SPEED : 200
    FLASH : NOT USED

    TRIED TO UPLOAD THE PICTURE THROUGH FLICKR , KEPT GETTING FILE TOO BIG MESSAGE
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    Last edited by DEIRBHLE; 08-07-2008 at 05:40 PM.

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    Default Assignment: Auto-Mode!

    A local park has an entrance sign with a flower box on each side. I liked the riot of color.


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    CameraSony DSLR-A100
    Exposure 0.004 sec (1/125)
    ApertureF/13
    Focal Length50mm
    ISO Speed100
    Exposure Bias  +0 /10 EV



    Full exif on Flickr
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    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DEIRBHLE View Post
    Hi

    I'm a new member this is a photo which i took at the week end , using a Nikon D80 , in Auto mode
    You want to put "Assignment: Auto-Mode" in your post somewhere. The Moderators need access to your EXIF info, so you may want to put that in your post also. You may want to read the first post from Sime for all the rules.

    I see you are new here, so we'll let it slide this time.

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    thank you , i will make the changes

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    Hi, How do I include the EXIF with the picture I submit. where do I find this info? Can you tell I am a newbie to all this. Willing to learn though! Thanks for the help.

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