This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (12-18 Jun '11)

This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (12-18 Jun ’11)

Weekly Assignment

We finished off our Symmetry Assignment this week, and we saw many different ways that we can find symmetry around us.

Our winner this week was i speak in math‘s black and white glass. This was a very clear example of symmetry in the way that the black mirrored the white and the way it was clearly split down the middle. This one had an almost graphical quality that stood out to us.

Our first runner up was shutterbugdeb‘s barn image. The barn is so symmetrical it almost looks as if someone put a mirror in the shot. Even the top window with it’s angles is clearly symmetrical. This was also a good example of a black and white image that captured the tones nicely.


And last, but not least was Cambyses‘ “Light at the end.” This was an interesting shot. In fact, it reminded us a bit of the Vitruvian Man” the way the arms are in the photo. This was an interesting way to include a human element into the symmetry assignment.

We also started our Diagonal Lines Assignment this week. Diagonal lines are another compositional technique that can add interest to an image and help guide the eye through it. As always, a quick reminder of the rules. First, your photo must have been taken between 8-22 June 2011. Second, your photo must include the words “Diagonal Lines” and the date the picture 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, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc.

Next week our Horizontal Lines Assignment will be posted, but don’t forget you can start photographing now. Good luck everyone!

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

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