This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (14-20 Nov '10)

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

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Weekly Assignment

EmilyLast week we did an assignment based on the rule of thirds. This week, your challenge was to belladoja‘s “Lime”. This one had a really creative setup to it, and it uses the centred composition to it’s benefit. You can’t help but wonder what you’re seeing in the middle of the lime. Well done everyone!

LimeWe started another composition-based assignment this week with our Fill the Frame thread must include the words “Assignment: Fill the Frame” and the date the photo was taken. Finally, your EXIF should be intact, and it’s useful if you can include the main points like camera, lens, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. Next week we have one more composition assignment for you, and that is Repetition and Patterns. With a little looking you can find this anywhere, in nature or in man made objects, the the trick is to use the patterns to make the shot interesting to your viewers.

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  • Awesome job! The lime is my personal favorite, very creative use of composition as well as light.

  • DannyC
  • DannyC

    I’m too late, aren’t I?

  • Luke

    @Ksenyia. I was a little surprised myself, as “Emily” is my photo, but the lime was probably my favorite too!
    Good job belladoja!

  • Excellent. You have really done a fantastic job. Carry on your effort.

  • Love the guessing game the lime is. Would not have guessed lime.

    Kudos

Some Older Comments

  • Yucel December 14, 2010 07:31 am

    Love the guessing game the lime is. Would not have guessed lime.

    Kudos

  • digital image recovery November 23, 2010 07:45 pm

    Excellent. You have really done a fantastic job. Carry on your effort.

  • Luke November 22, 2010 02:49 am

    @Ksenyia. I was a little surprised myself, as "Emily" is my photo, but the lime was probably my favorite too!
    Good job belladoja!

  • DannyC November 21, 2010 04:34 pm

    I’m too late, aren’t I?

  • DannyC November 21, 2010 04:21 pm

    I'm too late, aren't I?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/castrophotography/5194290668/

  • Kseniya Bulavko November 21, 2010 02:15 pm

    Awesome job! The lime is my personal favorite, very creative use of composition as well as light.

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