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This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (20-26 Sep ’09)

Weekly Assignment

john (by villafane928)This week’s assignment was madfox1‘s Pencil shot. With this shot there were several kinds of contrast. The red and green are contrasting colours on the colour wheel. Then the different black and white patterns provided contrast between each other. The overall shot really just caught our eyes.

climb the path to the sky (by beverlykaytw)We also started our Shadow assignment this week. When we take our shots we often want to eliminate shadows. But shadows can also be a powerful element in the composition of a photograph. There’s only one extra rule for this assignment: No pictures of your shadow on the ground (too easy!). In the mean time, our standard rules for the contest apply. You must take your photo between 16 – 30 September 2009. You must include the date the photo was taken and the words “Assignment: Shadows” in your post. And the EXIF should be intact and it’s useful if you can include some of the main points in your post (e.g. Camera, lens, ISO, aperture, white balance, etc). Next week’s assignment will be Collections.

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  • What can I do with old flashes?: What do you do with your old flashes once you no longer have the cameras or when they’ve been sitting around unused for a while. Don’t throw them out, these old flashes can still be useful. Have a look at this thread for some suggestions about how to breathe some new life into those old flashes.
  • What would you do?: Each week we run a thread where you have the chance to edit another forum member’s photo. Whether you’re a post-processing pro or new to the world of image manipulation you’re more than welcome to show us what you would do.

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