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  • Assignment: "Fill the Frame" Nov. 10 - 24

    This week: Another Back to Basics composition assignment. Get in close, now even closer. "Fill the Frame" with your subject. Get rid of superfluous backgrounds and distracting secondary objects and make that subject stand out.

    6 Tips for Perfect Composition in Portrait Photography
    Fill Your Frame

    I came across this colorful display of umbrellas at a Renaissance festival:
    1/8000 f/2.8
    Focal Length 40 mm
    ISO 400

    As always, rules:

    Just a note to new posters: DO NOT start a new thread for your post. Please just hit the reply button at the bottom of any current post and put your image there.

    1. Your original image you submit should be taken between the 10th of November and the 24th of November. Each week as an assignment closes on the Wednesday, it will be AUTOMATICALLY deemed *CLOSED* after 8am GMT (3AM EST) and any posts after that time will not be eligible for the assignment competition. Don't wait until the last minute to post!

    2. Your post must include "Fill the Frame" (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). It must be an original image taken by you.

    5. Remember the cross-site image size limit (740px 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).

    7. If you are looking for the winners of the mini-contest, please check the front page of the DPS blog Saturday late afternoon (EST) and here.

    Next week: One more composition assignment, "Repetition and Patterns". With a little looking, you can find this anywhere, in nature, man-made objects or you can create your own. The trick is to make it interesting to your viewer.

    Using Repetition and Patterns in Photography

    Repetition and Patterns in Photography
    My Gear
    OK to re-edit and repost my shots on dps

  • #2
    Assignment: "Fill the Frame" Nov 10-24

    mounted Nikkor 105 2.5mm manual prime

    for DPS assignment

    Pentax K20D w/a Soligor 28mm manual
    Nov 23rd
    Exp - 1/180
    Arperture f/8
    ISO 200
    Last edited by Hayward Taylor; 11-23-2010, 03:27 PM. Reason: add photo
    DSLR -Nikon D300 - Fujifilm XT1 - Pentax K20D
    POINT 'n' SHOOT - Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ-150 - Nikon Coolpix P7000 - Canon PowerShot S90
    My Flickr


    • #3
      Originally posted by Hayward Taylor View Post
      I'll post my entry here later, but where is last week winners???
      Since the "Break the Rule of Thirds" contest only ended a few hours ago, we haven't had time to vote yet. Look for them on Saturday.
      My Gear
      OK to re-edit and repost my shots on dps


      • #4
        Or, if you mean the "Rule of Thirds" one from the week before, it is on the blog as always:

        This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (7-13 Nov ‘10)

        A quick tip for everyone looking for the results - got to Digital Photography Tips: Digital Photography School and search for "this week" using the box near the top right. That seems to focus things in (although, to be honest, it works even better just to subscribe to the RSS feed).

        Wulf Forrester-Barker << Sites: blog / flickr >>
        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


        • #5
          My fill the frame is a old glass float we have hanging in the dinning room. I would like to have any C&C as I am self taught and could use any pointers you can through at me. Thanks Jean Float | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

          Camera Canon EOS REBEL T1i
          Exposure 0.04 sec (1/25)
          Aperture f/5.6
          Focal Length 250 mm
          ISO Speed 1600
          Exposure Bias 0 EV
          Flash Off, Did not fire
          Date 11-11-2010


          • #6
            Fill the Frame

            Once I know the new assignment, I set out to shoot my interpretation of it. Somehow I could not find anything this time that filled the frame in a pleasing way. On my way home however, I was waiting to cross the road and saw a woman next to me touch her face. I managed to get this candid shot.

            Make Panasonic
            Model DMC-FZ8
            Datetime 2010:11:17 15:09:14
            Exposure time 0.0125 s
            F-number f/3.3
            Exposure program Normal program
            ISO speed ratings 100
            Date/time original 2010:11:13 12:58:53
            Date/time digitized 2010:11:13 12:58:53
            Exposure bias value -0.33
            Max. aperture value f/2.8
            Focal length 38.3 mm
            Pixel X dimension 555 pixels
            Pixel Y dimension 740 pixels
            Digital zoom ratio 0
            Focal length in 35mm film 230 mm


            • #7
              "Fill the Frame" assignment

              I havn't posted in such a long time, please forgive me if I didn't do this correctly.
              Plus my Canon is in the hospital, here's hoping it's in the recovery room. So this was with my point and shoot taken at a pretty special auto museum in Los Angeles.

              I changed it to sepia tone just because. Any critiquing is much appreciated.

              November 17, 2010 at 8.50AM MST (edit)

              Exif data
              Camera Sony DSC-W100
              Exposure 0.5
              Aperture f/2.8
              Focal Length 7.9 mm
              ISO Speed 200
              Exposure Bias 0 EV
              Flash Off, Did not fire
              X-Resolution 96 dpi
              Y-Resolution 96 dpi
              Orientation Unknown (0)
              Software Picasa 3.0
              Date and Time (Modified) 2010:11:17 17:19:20
              YCbCr Positioning Co-sited
              Exposure Program Program AE
              Date and Time (Original) 2010:11:17 17:19:20
              Date and Time (Digitized) 2010:11:17 17:19:20
              Compressed Bits Per Pixel 8
              Max Aperture Value 2.8
              Metering Mode Multi-segment
              Light Source Unknown
              Color Space Uncalibrated
              Custom Rendered Normal
              Exposure Mode Auto
              White Balance Auto
              Scene Capture Type Standard
              Contrast Normal
              Saturation Normal
              Sharpness Normal
              Image Unique ID 815f4a5512c12fb099198cfbb0acf2aa
              Exposure Mode Auto
              Quality Fine
              Anti- Blur Off
              Compression JPEG (old-style)


              • #8
                Assignment: Fill the Frame

                I've been trying to get better at moving closer to my subjects. For some reason I tend to stand back a bit. In this recent maternity session, I framed my shot with both subjects completely in my view. When I saw the laughter, I stepped in to get a tight shot & fill the frame with just the mother-to-be. I realize I could have gone even closer & selected just her face. But this is definitely progress in the right direction for me

                Date: 11/14/10
                Camera: 5d Mark II
                Lens: 50mm, 1.4
                F-stop: f/2.0
                Exposure: 1/250
                ISO: 200

                My Website:


                • #9

                  Was that at the Peterson museum?


                  • #10
                    Norman, as a matter of fact it is at the Peterson..............39 Pontiac Woody!! NHRA exhibit just opened for the Prudomme exhibit.


                    • #11
                      ***Assignment: "Fill the Frame" Nov. 10 - 24

                      Why Focus?

                      From Drop Box

                      Nov 17, 2010
                      800530 pixels – 55KB
                      Filename: Lcy 002.JPG
                      Camera: NIKON CORPORATION
                      Model: NIKON D7000
                      ISO: 100
                      Exposure: 1/250 sec
                      Aperture: 8.0
                      Focal Length: 170mm
                      Flash Used: No
                      Last edited by Obijuan; 11-17-2010, 06:44 PM.
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                      • #12
                        assignment fill the frame

                        samsung gx10
                        iso: 100
                        aperture: 5.6
                        shutter: 1/1500
                        focal: 95mm
                        15/11/2010 10:49:18

                        An Artist is only as good as their will to succeed.


                        • #13
                          Edit to change entry with a pick I took at yesterdays local Christmas parade.

                          pic taken nov 20th should be able to click on it and go to my flickr page to view full details.

                          Last edited by GaryC; 11-22-2010, 04:38 AM.


                          • #14
                            "Assignment:Fill The Frame"

                            Fill The Frame

                            Camera:Canon EOS 450D
                            Lens:Sigma 18-200mm
                            Aperture: f/11
                            Exposure time: 1/160sec
                            ISO 200
                            Focal length: 96mm
                            Taken on 11/11/2010
                            Last edited by Paperclick2; 11-17-2010, 08:04 PM. Reason: more details


                            • #15
                              Fill The Frame

                              Nikon D5000
                              Shutter 1/800sec
                              Aperture F/7.1
                              Date taken - 11/14/2010