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  • "Texture" 24 Sept - 8 Oct (2008)

    This week"s assignment is "Texture". I hope you took the time to read the entry on the DPS blog about the Five Elements of Composition. There is also a useful post about "Using Light to Create Texture".

    As for adding texture in post processing, check out these 2 tutorials: Mpix and flickr.

    An example of a subject with texture:
    DPS - Texture

    An example of texture added later in post processing:
    Day 288 threesixtyfive  "No Regrets"

    As always, don't forget the rules:

    1. The image you submit should be taken between the 24 September (when it was announced) and 8 October (until one of the moderators closes the the mini-contest).

    2. Your post must include "Assignment: Texture" (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 a fun one, "Bubbles". This can be silly, frothy fun, incorporate people or perhaps you have an interesting take on the subject.
    My Gear
    OK to re-edit and repost my shots on dps

  • #2
    Assignment: Texture

    Here is my entry for this assignment ... i took a lot for this assignment but I think this is my favorite

    DSCN0141 a

    I did some post processing by adding more shadows, contrast and saturated the colors

    Date Taken: Sept. 30, 2008
    Camera: Nikon Coolpix S210
    Focal Length: 18.9mm
    Exposure: 0.017s (1/160)
    Aperture: f5.9
    ISO: 161
    Flash: Used
    Last edited by GwenieThePooh; 10-01-2008, 04:13 PM.
    Nikon-D7000; Nikon D-5000; Coolpix S8000; NIkkor 28-80mm & 70-300mm; Nikkor 12-24mm Wide Angle; Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 Macro, Nikon , Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 & 55-200mm, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 & 35mm f/1.8


    • #3
      Assignment: Texture

      YAY!! My first assignment post and I have just the perfect one! I took this yesterday while out and about shooting buildings.

      This was shot through the atrium of the lobby, looking up to the building. There were no effects done in photoshop other than cropping and highlights.

      stained glass

      Taken on: September 30, 2008 at 6.20pm PDT
      Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
      Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
      Aperture: f/6.3
      Focal Length: 47 mm
      ISO Speed: 200
      Exposure Bias: 0/2 EV
      Flash: Flash did not fire


      • #4
        Assignment: Texture

        Hi there,

        Here is my assignment photo; 2nd time to submit to the 'weekly assignment thread' in past 6 months.

        Taken on a photo hunt at San Juan Capistran Mission here in So Cal.

        Taken: Sept. 25, 2008
        Camera: Sony Cyber-shot 8.1 m.px
        Flash: Not used

        Did post production "photo shopping" to bring up shadows & contrast.
        Am am very much a student, so would absolutey appreciate feedback from the group.

        Thank you! And happy snapping to all!
        Last edited by wulf; 10-04-2008, 01:24 PM. Reason: Please use medium size when posting from Flickr


        • #5
          Assignment: Texture

          Salmon CousCous
          Nikon Coolpix5100; Kodak Z650
          Enjoy taking photos but do not have a clue on techical side. Learning as I go along


          • #6
            Golden barrel cactus

            Assignment: Texture

            At the National Botanical Gardens in Washington, DC this weekend:

            Golden barrel cactus

            Here's one more of the Golden barrel cactus and an Owl's eye cactus.
            Last edited by MatthewBotos; 10-07-2008, 05:12 PM. Reason: Forgot the contest tag...
            Canon 50D | 50mm f1.4 | 70-200mm f4L | 580 EX II | Tamron 17-50 f2.8 | more gear
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            • #7
              Assignment: Texture - Texture on the sand

              Assignment: Texture

              Hi, this is my first post.


              Sep 29, 2008
              ISO: 200
              Exposure: 1/250 sec
              Aperture: f/5.6
              Focal Length: 75mm
              Last edited by nuno; 10-02-2008, 07:20 PM. Reason: forgot to add Assignment: Texture to the title of the post.
              EOS 50D - 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM - 17-50mm f/2.8 - 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM | 50mm f/1.4 USM

              My Flickr Stream


              • #8
                MatthewBotos - Wow that's an awesome picture.


                • #9
                  Assignment: Texture

                  A starfish that my fiance and I will be using as part of our decoration at our beach wedding.


                  Taken: October 1st, 2008
                  Camera: Sony DSC-H1
                  Focal Length: 6mm
                  ISO: 64
                  f-stop: f/4
                  Exposure Time: 1/160 sec.


                  • #10
                    I am having difficulty on how to post a submission for the assignment. Can you take me through it

                    Jimmy Dunn


                    • #11
                      Assignment: Texture

                      I took my dogs outside for their 'last potty call' of the night. We stepped on the back porch, and I saw something jumping! The dogs saw it too, so they kept this toad at bay while I ran in and grabbed the camera! Had to work fast here! I couldn't really see what I was shooting. It was 10:30 PM and just threw it into the auto mode and started shooting. I was surprised at how the shadows from the flash brought out all those 'wartee' little bumps.

                      Sept. 29, 2009
                      Sony A200 with 17-70 kit lens
                      Focal length 70mm
                      Exposure 1/125
                      F stop f5.6
                      ISO 400
                      Barb Root

                      Minolta X700, Olympus C700, Fuji S700 ,Sony A200 and Panasonic DMC FZ 150


                      • #12
                        Assignment: Texture

                        I love the texture of the petals
                        ..i just want to put it in a salad

                        File Size: 305 kb - 640x480 Taken On: 2008:09:28 12:39:56
                        Camera Make: FUJIFILM Camera Model: FinePix S5200
                        Date/Time: 2008:09:28 12:39:56 Resolution: 640 x 480
                        Flash Used: No Focal Length: 10.8mm (35mm equivalent: 270m...
                        CCD Width: 1.44mm Exposure Time: 0.0016 s (1/640)
                        Aperture: f/3.2 ISO Equiv.: 200
                        Whitebalance: Auto Metering Mode: matrix
                        Exposure: Manual Exposure Mode: Manual
                        Exposure Mode: Auto bracketing
                        D300s | D7000 | D80 | 17-50f/2.8 | 50-150f/2.8 | 24-70f/2.8 | 10-20 f/3.5 | SB910 | SB900 | SB600 | SB28 PhottixStratos


                        • #13
                          Jimmy - how to post an assignment

                          Hi Jimmy --

                          You'll find instructions on posting and proper sizing of photos in the following 2 posts, which are permanently at the top of the Digital Photography Assignments thread:

                          How to Post Pictures in Assignment Threads Using Flickr

                          Picture Size **Please Read Before Posting**

                          You'll get used to the process after you've posted a time or two -- it helps if you open 2 windows, one to write your post here, and the other with your Flickr image to cut and paste your link to the photo and EXIF information.

                          Have fun!

                          You don't take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it. ~Author Unknown
                          Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. ~Ansel Adams

                          Nikon D7000 :: Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6, & 50mm f/1.8D :: SB-400 Speedlight
                          Panasonic Lumix FZ150


                          • #14
                            Assignment: Texture


                            Camera: Canon PowerShot A650 IS
                            Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
                            Aperture: f/8
                            Focal Length: 7.4 mm
                            ISO Speed: 80
                            Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
                            Flash: Flash did not fire
                            Date and Time (Original): 2008:09:29 09:48:28
                            Date and Time (Digitized): 2008:09:29 09:48:28
                            Last edited by dlaf; 10-02-2008, 12:11 AM. Reason: posted correct version
                            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


                            • #15
                              Assignment - Textures.

                              You want a picture...of ME?

                              You want a picture...of ME?

                              Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
                              Exposure: 0.033 sec (1/30)
                              Aperture: f/3.5
                              Focal Length: 72 mm
                              Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
                              Flash: Flash did not fire
                              Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Windows
                              Date and Time (Original): 2008:09:30 18:10:06

                              I had the PERFECT photo for this assignment...a month ago! Blast the timing! Here is the link, if anyone cares to confirm claim.

                              But, adhering to the rules, I went with this one, noticing the texture of this tree -- the rough of the bark, the prickly of the pine, the tickly of the long things that I don't know what, and the occasional fuzzy of a squirrel.