This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (17-23 Jul '11)

This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (17-23 Jul ’11)

Weekly Assignment

We finished up our Cinematic Widescreen assignment this week and there were some really creative entries. But there were some really stand out entries as well.

Our winner this week was debsij‘s Silence of the Lambs shot. This one really stood out because it was clear exactly what movie was being referenced. It was also carried out really well with the selective colour really helping to emphasise the eyes and the butterfly. Nicely done!

Our first runner up was burningphotography‘s Grapes of Wrath. Although it’s not quite as dusty as the original movie, the emptiness in the scene prevails. The 16:9 aspect ration also helps to further emphasise the expansiveness of the landscape.

And last, but not least was Samuel Hearn‘s “Love Embrace”. This shot really made us think it could be from any number of romantic movies. The tones, the composition and the background all work well, making it seem like it was almost captured mid-pan.

Nicely done everyone!

With summer hitting everyone in the northern hemisphere, our most recently posted assignment is Leisure. We want to see what defines leisure for you, keeping in mind the rules of composition and lighting to create an interesting shot. Make sure it’s more exciting than looking at the dreaded “vacation photos”. As always, a quick reminder of the rules. First, your photo must have been taken between 13-27 July 2011. Second, your post must include the date the photo was taken and the word “Leisure” in either the post title or in the post somewhere. 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.

Our next assignment will be using Unusual Viewpoints. This week you can photograph a subject of your choice, but do so from an unusual angle. Get up high, get down low, turn your camera, but use the unusual angle to create an interesting shot. Make the use of the angle work for your picture to further emphasise the story you’re trying to tell.

Until next week!

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

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