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This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (21-27 Nov ’10)

Weekly Assignment

38 Skeins of Vesper Sock YarnHappy Thanksgiving to our friends in the US who celebrated this week! As you filled your plates, you might have given a thought to our Fill the Frame assignment. Well, there aren’t any full plates from our winners this week, but they all did a great job of filling the frame with their subjects. This is a great compositional technique that helps when you want to really focus on the subject and eliminate a distracting background. Our winner this week was CaroleKnits‘s Yarn. This shot had great colours and it almost looks like the yarn is about to fall out of the screen. Our first runner up was Evil_Banana‘s “Framed”. Well, this one definitely fills the frame, and the other interesting thing about this one is how the frame is used as a way to compose the shot as well. It was a fun and interesting shot. Our final runner up was Dusty5150‘s “Mittens”. This one doesn’t fill the frame quite as much as the other ones, but there is no doubt at all what the subject here is. The bright coloured mittens contrast nicely with the more neutral background. Well done everyone!

FramedNice MittensWe also started a new assignment this week, and it’s Repetition and Patterns. Repetitions and patterns can be found pretty much anywhere. The trick with it is to use the patterns and repetition to make the image interesting to your viewer, which is a little more tricky. As always, a quick reminder of the rules. First, your photo must have been taken between 17 November – 1 December 2010. Second, your post must include the words “Assignment: Repetition and Patterns” and the date the photo was taken. Finally, your EXIF should be intact, and it’s helpful if you can include some of the main information like camera, lens, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc. Next week we’re heading back to the topics that require a bit more interpretation with Breakable. Although we aren’t doing another composition-based topic this year, it’s worth keeping the last few assignments in mind as you move forward with the next ones.

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

  • http://caroleknits.net Carole

    I can’t believe my photo won the weekly assignment contest! There were some great entries and I’m really flattered that you chose my photo as the best example of Fill the Frame. Thank you!

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  • Carole

    November 29, 2010 12:24 am

    I can't believe my photo won the weekly assignment contest! There were some great entries and I'm really flattered that you chose my photo as the best example of Fill the Frame. Thank you!

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