This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (1-7 Aug ’10)

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Weekly Assignment

We started a set of motion assignments last week, and this week we finished up the first one, AlliBear17‘s Streams of Water. This night shot was quite interesting, and the silky streams of water really looked great. We know it was a tough subject, so well done everyone.

Assignment Water in Motion 4We started the second of our two motion assignments this week as well, and this week we’re looking at Motion Blur: People or Animals thread. Third, you must include the words “Assignment: Motion Blur: People or Animals” and the date that the photo was taken if it is eligible and you want it included in the contest. Finally, your EXIF should be intact, and it’s useful if you can include some of the main points, such as camera, lens, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. Next week’s assignment is Celebrate! Whether you’ve just had a birthday, want to celebrate cleaning out a closet, or losing albs, show us what you have to celebrate about and show us how you celebrate. We want to see shots that shout celebration!

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Nicole is a DPS Forum moderator and keen photographer from New Zealand. See her Flickr account.

  • Val

    I love it when I can pick the winning photo before the Judges! I just knew “Washing Away the Day” was gonna capture the laurels! Excellent Photoshop job!

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  • Val August 8, 2010 04:59 am

    I love it when I can pick the winning photo before the Judges! I just knew "Washing Away the Day" was gonna capture the laurels! Excellent Photoshop job!

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