This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (17-23 Oct '10)

This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (17-23 Oct ’10)

Weekly Assignment

Hyde Mill _Glamour Glow 003-DSC_4529We wanted you to show off your Elvie‘s photo of one of the treasures that surround us, a dewy spiderweb. Oh, it looks like a real treasure the way the water looks like jewels, but it does help to remind us to treasure the little things that surround us every day that we might not notice.

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We also started our newest assignment this week, Journey thread for some links to help you out.

Hot Threads

  • Photos Taken From Public Land: It’s a question that comes up a lot. But what are the legal and ethical issues associated with taking photos of people’s houses, etc from public land? Come share the rules from your country and ask your own questions over in the thread.
  • Why Does a Large Aperture Equal a Shallower Depth of Field?: We know that when you have a large aperture the depth of field is quite small and very little is in focus, but if you use a small aperture, almost everything is in focus. But why is this? Come read some excellent explanations over in the forum and contribute your own.
  • Prints Look Bad: You take your photos, you edit them, you see them on the screen and they look great, and then you go to print them. And then you get the prints back and they look terrible. How do you make sure that what you see on your screen matches what you get back from the printer? Come share your hints and tips over in the thread.
  • How to Make Myself Look Better in Photos?: As much as we often try to stay behind the lens, sometimes we aren’t. But if you don’t often shoot portraits it can be a bit daunting to get a good photo. So, if you have suggestions for how a person can get better pictures of themselves when someone else is taking them, pop into the thread and offer up your suggestions.
  • I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours: If you’re looking for a game to pass the cooling days you might want to pop over to our games section. And while there, you might come across this thread where you post a photo similar to the one in the previous post, then post a new one of your own for someone else to match. It’s hard to explain quickly, so if it sounds like fun to you, have a read of the thread.

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

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