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This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (22-28 Nov ’09)

Weekly Assignment

First, Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers. I hope you had an enjoyable holiday!

168/365 - The All-Powerful Blake (by Keikyu)We finished our LAOR‘s Pipes. This one also appears to use zooming to create movement. It was well composed and you could tell what it was, but the fact that the pipes became almost transparent was what set it apart. Well done everyone!

Rising Flower (by StephanieInTexas)kinetics1 (by laor2009)With Thanksgiving this week in the US and earlier in Canada, our assignment this week was first post of the assignment, so make sure to check them. Remember, your photo must have been taken between 18 November – 2 December to be eligible for the mini contest. Next week’s assignment will be Storyboards. Your goal is to tell a story in 3 images (it should have a beginning, middle, and end). Keep this in mind: if you need to write out an explanation to what the story is, you probably aren’t getting your message across in a visual medium.

Hot Threads

  • No Photoshopping: You’ll hardly believe there’s no photoshop in creating these photos that take a humorous look at nature. Ron Lacey explains some of the results he’s had with his outdoor studio.
  • Polarizing Filter & White Balance: This technical question came up in the forums this week: should you set your white balance before or after putting on a polarizing filter? Come read the answer and learn a little more about setting white balance and using DIY tools to set it.
  • Which Lens for a Beginner?: With all the lenses out there, sometimes it can be hard to know which lens you should start with when you’re just getting started with a DSLR. Do you stick with the kit lens? Do you get a cheap prime? What do you do? And as usual, inkista offers some great advice why the kit lens isn’t always as bad as it can be made out to be.
  • What Would You Do: If you’re looking for a break from the eating, football, and shopping this weekend, why not come have some fun in our weekly post-processing thread where you get the chance to edit another forum member’s photo. It’s open to all levels of post-processing and you’ll learn a lot in the process.

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