This Week in the Digital Photography School (16-22 Jan '11)

This Week in the Digital Photography School (16-22 Jan ’11)

Weekly Assignment

Nifty FiftyWe finished up our yogijenn‘s new knitting project. It’s pretty clear to see that this is a piece that has just been started. And this has the benefit of being both a brand new project, and eventually a brand new finished product too once it’s finished. Well done everyone!

No two are the same 6/365newWe also started a new assignment this week, Spot of Colour. This one is tricky, so make sure you pay attention to what we are and aren’t looking for. What we are looking for in this assignment is a photo where there is an area of colour that your eye is naturally drawn to. A colour that is brighter than the rest of the photo. What this assignment is not, is selective colour. We are not looking for photos that are black and white with one section left in colour due to post-processing or a camera setting. It should be essentially natural to the photo that your eye is drawn to the spot of colour. As always, a quick reminder of the rules. First, your photo must have been taken between 12-26 January 2011. Second, your post must include the words “Assignment: Spot of Color” and the date that the photo was taken. Finally, your EXIF should be intact, and it’s useful if you can include some of the main points such as camera, lens, aperture, ISO, etc. Next week’s assignment will be Still Life: Food. Check out the assignment thread for some suggestions and helpful tips.

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Some Older Comments

  • Tucker Stantliff January 27, 2011 03:19 am

    Good Job Shelly I like the part with the Gold.

  • Shelly M January 25, 2011 02:28 am

    Ok, I'll try it again.

  • Shelly M January 25, 2011 02:27 am

    Here's my shot! I hope you like it!

  • arpita January 24, 2011 07:25 pm

    Assignment: Spot of Color

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  • Dan B January 23, 2011 10:01 am

    Great shots! You've shown that photography is a fine art that requires a unique and creative eye. Thanks for the post!!


  • Kionda January 23, 2011 02:05 am

    Beautiful images! Congrats to the winners. :)

  • Valerie jardin January 23, 2011 01:31 am

    Congratulations to the winners. Beautiful shots!