This Week in the Digital Photography Photography School Forums (26 Sep – 2 Oct ’10)

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Weekly Assignment

Full moon nightWe finished up our OneRingShort‘s “Midnight Bridge”. This one used a really interesting technique. It was a 30 second exposure where the flash was fired 4 times during the shot to light up the bridge and surrounding area. It was a really excellent demonstration of a long exposure and controlled lighting.

For DPS Assignment: BridgesThis week’s assignment is Midnight BridgeSecond, your post must include the words “Assignment: Street Photography” 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 points, such as camera, lens, shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Next week’s assignment will be Wide Angle. Even though we’re often told to get in close to isolate our subjects, but this week we want you to go wide. The composition may be more difficult, but use it to your advantage.

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  • Gordon Spoor

    This might sound like a stupid question, but as a newie, on your weekly assigement it says to include your EXIF.. What does that mean ???

  • Chris

    The EXIF shows your shutter and aperture settings, ISO used, date photo was taken etc. You can get this information by posting your images on Flickr then copy and paste this information into your post.

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  • Chris October 9, 2010 03:49 am

    The EXIF shows your shutter and aperture settings, ISO used, date photo was taken etc. You can get this information by posting your images on Flickr then copy and paste this information into your post.

  • Gordon Spoor October 5, 2010 11:46 am

    This might sound like a stupid question, but as a newie, on your weekly assigement it says to include your EXIF.. What does that mean ???

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