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This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (19-25 Apr 09)

Weekly Assignment

The Woodcutter's Edge (by kjfasimpaur)

Olympus E410 | 1/25s | f/5.6 | ISO 800

We took a look at a lighting topic this week with MeC 73‘s shot of a little Italian boy. As usual, the child is more interested in something outside the frame than the photographer, but because of the setting sun lighting the photo the face is nicely lit.

Ritratto (by e.celesti)

Max B&W (by KatherineNaomi)

You’ll want to jump up and down with excitement when you see that our latest assignment is Jump!. Jumping has become very popular in portraits recently, but how creative can you be to make your portrait stand out from the rest? In order to be eligible for the mini-contest, your photo needs to have been taken between 15 – 29 April 2009, your post must include the words “Assignment: Jump!” and the date the photo was taken, and the EXIF should be intact. Next week’s assignment will be “Your Evening”. How do you spend your time, what does this time of day mean to you, what do you see? Good luck!

Hot Threads

  • Tips and tricks for photographing people: Photographing people is one of the hardest things you can do because unlike flowers, buildings, and other inanimate objects, you need to capture the essence of their personality. Come join in this thread to share your pearls of wisdom about taking pictures of people and editing the pictures.
  • Panoramic Landscape – Any Advice?: One of our forum members asked a question looking for advice on how to take a panoramic shot. There was a lot of good advice given in this thread and there’s even a shot resulting from the advice. If you’ve thought of taking a panoramic shot but never knew how or didn’t think you had the right equipment, this is the thread for you.
  • The Council of Dave: Fun with Light Painting: This thread really is fun with light painting and has to be seen to be believed. This thread gives a really indepth “how to” on how the shot was taken and it’s definitely worth reading to get an idea of some of the creative ideas that our forum members have.
  • A Living with Photography: Sometimes the simplest questions are the hardest to answer. One forum member asks just how hard it is to make a living at photography. If you’ve ever thought of becoming a full time professional photographer you may want to read the advice in this thread. And if you are a full time professional photographer you may want to offer your own advice to those just starting out.
  • How Do I Know if a Lens Will Fit My Camera?: It may seem like a simple question, but with all the various cameras and mounts out there and some mounts being able to work with different brands and some mounts having adapters, it becomes a much trickier question. If you’ve ever shopped for lenses on online auction sites you may have wondered about this yourself. This thread focuses mainly on Canon lenses.

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