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    Default Assignment: Costumes (17 Sept - 1 Oct)

    This week's assignment is "Costumes". Costumes can be used by adults, children, animals and even inanimate objects. They can be used to disguise, amuse, hide, tell a story or express hidden feelings. Various styles of clothing not seen in all parts of the world might be considered costumes (for example, American cowboys). Try to use what you know about lighting and composition on your images.

    Here are examples by Seltzer (click for larger):









    As always, don't forget the rules:

    1. The image you submit should be taken between the 17 September (when it was announced) and 1 October (until one of the moderators closes the the mini-contest).

    2. Your post must include "Assignment: Costumes" (to show your permission to count it for the contest) and the date the picture was taken (to show that it is a valid entry).

    3. EXIF data should 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.

    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).

    6. If the image does not exist in post at the end of the contest, it is disqualified. If you modify anything on flickr and re-save the image then the link is broken and the message needs edited to link the picture again before it will be included in the contest.
    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 (for which you can begin taking pictures now) is "Texture". The DPS blog has an interesting post on the "Five Elements of Composition". Read the one on "Texture". Texture can also be added in post processing to add interest to an otherwise ordinary shot. Explore the use of texture whether you find it in the subject you are shooting or adding it later.
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    Default Assignment: Costumes

    Guess I'll go with an inanimate object. My wife has a number of seasonal outfits for the goose in our foyer. Halloween is coming up soon, so a hat and cape is the current adornment..

    Halloween







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    Exposure 0.013 sec
    ApertureF/5.6
    Focal Length60mm
    ISO Speed400
    Exposure Bias  +0/10 EV
    FlashFlash did fire



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    I think the contest dates are Sep 17 to Oct 1. Took this photo 9/22/08.

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    Default Assignment - Costumes

    costumerobe

    Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
    Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
    Aperture: f/7.1
    Focal Length: 24 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    9/23/08

    2 flashheads with gel filters for the background, one flashhead rim light, one ringlight key light. Shot a tad late at sunset, but still kinda cool. Made my wife look like the emporer. Definately need to get one of those portable steamers for wrinkles though. There is another picture of me on flickr kind of showing the setup.
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    Default Assignment: Costumes

    This was at a local event celebrating the Chinese Moon Festival.

    "House of China"
    House of China19

    Camera: Nikon D40
    Exposure: .006 sec
    Aperture: f/6.3
    Focal Length: 50mm
    ISO Speed: 200
    Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
    Date Taken: September 21, 2008
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    Default Assignment: Costumes

    I always wear my costume for work... it like putting on my own set of armor, but modified a little..

    DSC06920-1

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    Camera: Sony DSLR-A100
    Exposure: 0.333 sec (1/3)
    Aperture: f/6.3
    Focal Length: 200 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
    Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV
    Flash: Flash did not fire
    Last edited by mrlee_1979; 10-01-2008 at 01:51 PM. Reason: Added exif data
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    Default Assignment: Costumes

    This is a window display of a designer shop.

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    On the catwalk

    Date taken: 18 Sept 2008
    Camera: Nikon D50
    Shutter speed: 1/5
    Aperture: f/5
    ISO: 200
    Focal length: 40mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keikyu View Post
    Wasn't this assignment announced on the 17th, lasting though the 1st?
    Whoops! My bad; all fixed!
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    Igor - Forgive me, but I think it's hilarious that your wife has multiple costumes for a goose statue! Is there some significance to the goose and costumes, or just a bit of frivolity on your wife's part? Makes me smile every time I think of it!
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    Default Assignment: Costumes

    Nothing says Oktoberfest like ... Bellydancers???? Well, I guess they wanted to support local artists - so it was beer, glassblowers, other artisans and bellydancers Here I thought Oktoberfest would be in October - silly me

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    Camera: Pentax K100D
    Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
    Aperture: f/11
    Focal Length: 38 mm
    ISO Speed: 200
    Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV
    Flash: Flash did not fire
    Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
    Exposure Program: Aperture priority
    Date and Time (Original): 2008:09:20 13:33:40
    Date and Time (Digitized): 2008:09:20 13:33:40
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlaf View Post
    Igor - Forgive me, but I think it's hilarious that your wife has multiple costumes for a goose statue! Is there some significance to the goose and costumes, or just a bit of frivolity on your wife's part? Makes me smile every time I think of it!
    Quilters tend to carry ideas to extremes. You can get patterns. At least they aren't out in the lawn in front of the house.
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