This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (24-30 Nov ’10)


Weekly Assignment

On Historic Route 66We finished our Journey assignment this week, and we saw all kinds of different journeys. There were physical journeys, emotional journeys, skill journeys, all of them captured in pictures. But there were a few photos that really stood out to us. Our winner this week is Lepidopteran‘s photo symbolising an iconic journey down Route 66. Maybe it’s an American thing, but Route 66 definitely holds it’s place as part of an iconic journey. In fact, it was actually a major path of the migrants who travelled west in the early 1900’s. In any case, this photo really draws you into the scene with the strong graphic element of the Route 66 painted on the road and the curve that leads you through the scene. But add in the light and those buildings and you can’t help but wonder what kind of journeys have taken place on this road. Our first runner up was WildRain‘s “Emancipation”. While this photo symbolises the end of a journey, it really isn’t the end as that journey lives on in the stories we hear, see, and read. This shot has an almost eerie quality to it with the fog and trees, but it also really tells a story. And last, but not least was JaiCatalano‘s NYC Journey. And this photo really tells the tale of the start of a journey and journeys yet to come. This shot had a nice composition with the boy as a clear subject, while the city in the background helped to provide the context. Well done everyone.

IMG_2791: EmancipationJourneyGlamour is an interesting aspect of portrait and fashion photography, but even if you don’t have a model, you can show it in other ways too. And if you haven’t guessed by now, Glamour is this week’s assignment. Check out the first post in the thread for a few tips on fashion photography. But before you head over to post your glamourous shots, a quick reminder of the rules. First, your photo must have been taken between 20 October – 3 November 2010. Second, your post must include the words “Assignment: Glamour” and the date the photo was taken. Finally, your EXIF should be intact, and it’s useful if you can include some of the main points like the camera, lens, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc. Next week’s we will be going back to some of the basics with a Rule of Thirds assignment. It’s one of the first rules of composition that most of us learn, and it can be very useful for creating an interesting photo. So we want you to show us how you can use the Rule of Thirds effectively to create an interesting photo. Best of luck everyone!

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

  • House Mommy

    ~sighs~ One of these days I’ll see one of my photos here, if I don’t croak first.

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  • House Mommy October 31, 2010 05:54 am

    ~sighs~ One of these days I'll see one of my photos here, if I don't croak first.

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