This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (24-30 Jul '11)

This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (24-30 Jul ’11)

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Weekly Assignment

For those in the northern hemisphere, it’s mid-summer, and Leisure seems to be on everyone’s mind. So, as we bring our Leisure assignment to a close, we picked out three photos that we thought really exemplified leisure.

Our winner this week was bigrobo89‘s “Tumble Dryer” a.k.a. wet dog. No matter who you are, this photo is bound to make you smile. bigrobo89 caught this movement at just the right time and the look on the golden retriever’s face is just pure happiness. The water drops flying around really give a good feeling of movement. Well done!

Our first runner up was Irn72‘s “Cold Beer After Work”. With this shot, the way the subject fills the frame really works well to show what was focus. The post processing was also good, and as one judge said, “it looks yummy!”

And last, but not least was lensonsim‘s “Leisure by Sunset”. This shot just exudes quite, peaceful, serenity. The colours are great, and the silhouette works really well.

Nicely done everyone!

Unusual Viewpoints is out most recent assignment. Do you remember your first early shots with a camera? The ones you took standing straight up and shooting what was right in front of you? Then you learned that bending to face a child was better than just looking down at them. Pretty soon you were shooting from all sorts of strange heights. So for this assignment we want you to take a shot of a subject of your choice, but from an unusual angle. As always, a quick reminder of the rules. First, your photo must have been taken between 20 July – 3 August 2011. Second, your post must include the words “Unusual Viewpoints” and the date the photo was taken. Finally, your EXIF should be intact, and it’s useful if you can include some of the main points such as camera, lens, aperture, ISO, etc.

Our next assignment will be Zoom While Shooting. You’ll need a zoom lens for this one in order to create the effect right in your camera. No editing should be used to create it afterwards on your computer, though other editing is allowed.

Best of luck everyone!

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

Some Older Comments

  • Cambridge Wedding Photographer -Hayley Ruth July 31, 2011 08:48 pm

    I love the Tumble Dryer! I have a golden retriever and that picture is perfect although when wet it is normally more fun to shake off indoors apparently.

  • Through the Lens of Kimberly Gauthier, Photography Blog July 31, 2011 10:14 am

    Fantastic choices! Congratulations to everyone who participated :)

  • Erik Kerstenbeck July 31, 2011 05:42 am

    Hi

    Here is an unusual perspective, both from the photographer and his subject - a fish!

    http://kerstenbeckphotoart.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/the-fish-eye/