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This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (16-22 May ’10)

Weekly Assignment

Day 138 of 365 (by Adriana Glackin)Things slowed down a little this week with our gomommygo‘s White on White. This shot is simple and clean, and technically, very well done. Sometimes photographing white objects on a white background is difficult. But this shot goes to show that when it’s done right, it looks great! Well done everyone!

Fork 'n spoon - Explore (by pascalbovet.com)White on White (by pkcarstens)

If you’re debating about whether or not to participate in an assignment, you may be thinking you’re on the fence. But Fences are just what we want you to be photographing for this week’s challenge. They may be white picket, they may be imposing metal, but we want you to show us your new take on this common subject and make it stand out. As usual, a quick reminder of the rules. First, your photo must have been taken between 12-26 May 2010. Second, your photo must include the words “Assignment: Fences” 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, shutter speed, ISO, etc. Next week’s assignment will be Spice. Whether you take this word as a noun or in a more descriptive way it’s up to you. But just remember that this is a family friendly forum. And remember, just taking a shot without thought rarely results in an interesting image. Every assignment is about composition and lighting in addition to the subject we’re asking you to photograph. Best of luck!

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

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