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  • 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, 08:10 PM. Reason: Added rules
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  • #2
    Assignment: Auto-mode


    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
    Canon Powershot A650IS (Bridge Camera)
    Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best.

    OK to edit and repost only on DPS forums.
    If you're bored: My flickr


    • #3
      Question about assignment

      Sime will we be allowed to crop the shot, also what is next weeks assignment going to be.
      I shoot what I like and sometimes I even like what I shoot.



      • #4
        Assignment: Auto-mode

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


        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
        Pentax K100D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 Macro Super II, SMC Pentax-DA F3.5-5.6 18-55mm AL, SMC Pentax-M 1:2 50mm, Vivitar 1:2.8 MC Wide Angle 28mm, Pentax 540FGZ, Vivitar 285HV, Cactus wireless trigger and receivers


        • #5
          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.

          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


          • #6
            A walk in the woods


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

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

            Last edited by DEIRBHLE; 08-07-2008, 05:40 PM.


            • #7
              Assignment: Auto-Mode!

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


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

              Full exif on Flickr

              Sony Alpha 100, Maxxum AF Power Zoom 35-80mm, Maxxum AF Zoom xi 80-200mm


              • #8
                Originally posted by DEIRBHLE View Post

                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.
                MY GEAR


                I turned out to be the only hell my Momma ever raised.


                • #9
                  thank you , i will make the changes


                  • #10
                    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.


                    • #11

                      20080731 094

                      took this pic of canoes at Johnson's Beach in Guerneville along Russian River in CA

                      camera Panasonic DMC-TZ3
                      exp - 1/800
                      app - f/8
                      focal length - 4.6 mm
                      iso - 100
                      pic taken 7/31/08


                      • #12

                        Camera: Sony DSLR-A350
                        Lens: SAL 100M28 Macro
                        Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
                        Aperture: f/5.6
                        Focal Length: 100 mm
                        ISO Speed: 100
                        Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV
                        Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
                        Sony α700
                        Sony α350
                        Sony 24-70mm F/2.8 CZ, 16-80mm F/3.5-4.5 CZ, 100mm F/2.8 Macro
                        Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8, SP 200-500mm F/5-6.3
                        Sony Alpha Photos


                        • #13
                          RE: shooting in auto mode

                          I have a Canon S3 IS p&s that allows you to set "macro" mode while in full auto mode. Is it okay to use the macro setting for this assignment if I'm shooting in full auto mode?


                          • #14

                            It has been along time since I posted. Trying out my new camera today and remembered this weeks assignment... enjoy


                            Camera: Olympus E-510
                            Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
                            Aperture: f/8
                            Focal Length: 42 mm (14-42 Kit Lens)
                            ISO Speed: 100
                            Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV
                            Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
                            Olympus E-510
                            Samsung TL220


                            • #15
                              Assignment: Auto Mode

                              Outside in the backyard

                              Camera: Olympus E-510
                              Exposure: 1/200
                              Aperture: f/8.0
                              Focal Length: 14 mm (14-42 Kit Lens)
                              ISO Speed: 100
                              Exposure Bias:
                              Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode