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

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Weekly Assignment

When Milk Goes Bad - 5 (by photoboothguy)This week’s assignment was shinyscale‘s Photo in a Bottle. It was a very complex edit, but it was well done and did the job of making us laugh. A big thanks to everyone who added a little humour to all of our days this week!

cybersex (by DAVID GRAY2009)I'm a weirdo in a bottle [122/365] (by shinyscale)We also started our Machinery assignment. Whether they are old or new, machines help us in many ways. But how interesting can you make a picture of something that is often a cold, inanimate object? As usual, a few rules for those of you who wish to participate in our mini-contest to have your photo featured on the blog. First, your photo must have been taken between 15 – 29 July 2009. Second, your post must include the words “Assignment: Machinery” and the date that the photo was taken. Finally, your EXIF should be intact, and it’s helpful if you can post the basics of the shot (e.g. camera, lens, ISO, shutter speed, and aperture). Next week we will be continuing the machinery theme with “Trucks”. While taking a picture of a truck isn’t difficult, turning it into a quality photograph is.

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

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