This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (19-25 Jun '11)

This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (19-25 Jun ’11)


Weekly Assignment

We finished up our Diagonal Lines assignment this week. There were some good uses of diagonal lines to create interesting images.

Our winner this week was cristen‘s green leaf photo. This is a great example of diagonal lines in nature. The colour was nice and overall it showed a nice example of how diagonal lines can be found anywhere and can create an interesting image.

Leaf and all it's imperfections

Our first runner up was another leaf photo, this time by docxnoel. The leaves echo the diagonal lines of the boar underneath them and the neutral tones work well for the image overall. And although typically you want to avoid centring your subject, this was an example of where it can work really well.


And last but not least was unmnorth‘s black and white bench. The diagonal lines in this one come from the light and shadow, but it helped create an interesting texture in this shot.


Well done to everyone this week!

Our newest assignment is our Horizontal Lines assignment. Keeping our eye on lines again, we will search for horizontal lines next. Hopefully, this emphasis on seeing lines in our environment will make it all second nature. As always, a quick reminder of the rules. First, your photo must have been taken between 15-29 June 2011. Second, your post must include the words “Horizontal Lines” and the date the photo was taken. Finally, your EXIF should be intact, and it’s helpful if you can include some of the main points such as camera, lens, aperture, ISO, shutter speed, etc.

Next week we will start our Vertical Lines assignment, but start shooting now. Good luck everyone!

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Some Older Comments

  • ae's images June 29, 2011 03:17 am

    a picture of mu daughter's keyboard

  • Maria June 27, 2011 08:46 pm

    I'm new to DPS and still trying to figure out how things work. I am excited about this weeks assignments. In fact so excited that I'm late to work :) gotta go

  • Tom June 27, 2011 04:31 pm

    Photo of a bench in the background is amazing ... big congratulations to the author ..

  • Adcontrast June 26, 2011 10:27 am

    Iā€™m looking forward to this already, with the sun out this should be a good week!
    Also - the above photos are sublime. Great work Noel, I am learning from you!

  • Adcontrast June 26, 2011 10:26 am

    I'm looking forward to this already, with the sun out this should be a good week!

  • Noel June 26, 2011 04:50 am

    Thanks for choosing my image once again, A great thanks for DPS community, I think, I am now learning.

  • maha June 26, 2011 04:43 am

    Wooow loved the collection and thanx for the tips ;)

  • Erik Kerstenbeck June 26, 2011 01:44 am


    Here are some horizontal lines for inspiration!