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This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (14-20 Mar ’10)

Weekly Assignment

rain (by Draycat | www.draycat.com)This week we finished our Titorianto‘s motorcycle riders. We really liked the motion of this one too. The panning was excellent. And the shot was so well done it almost looked like the riders had posed specifically for the shot. Well done everyone!

Titorianto_023660 (by TITO RIANTO)

Comute 1 (by indigo37)

We also started a new assignment this week, which was all about Product Photography. Product photography is something we see on a daily basis. We see it in magazines, newspapers, billboards, pretty much everywhere we look. Your challenge this week is to create a shot that could be used that way. Product photography isn’t easy though, so make sure you pay attention to things like lighting, composition and staging in your shots. Make us want to buy what’s in it. As always, a quick reminder of the rules. First, your photo must have been taken between 10-24 March 2010. Second, your post must include the words “Assignment: Product Photography” and the date that the photo was taken. And last, but not least, your EXIF should be intact and it’s helpful if you can include some of the main points like aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc. Next week’s assignment will be Tell Me a Story. Find something that’s meaningful in your life and use what you know to photograph it. Then if you’d like, write a few short lines giving us the background of the object you photographed, and why it means so much. The written story is optional, but it definitely helps the rest of us learn what makes the object so interesting.

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