This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (27 Sep-3 Oct ’09)

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Weekly Assignment

shadow swirls (by fbroschart)This week we made use of tj6016‘s Killer Shadow. We’ve all seen the horror movies where you see the shadow coming up behind the victim, well tj6016 put that theme to good use and used the shadows to create a story, showing just how effectively shadows can change a shot.

canopy (by duna12)Someones Out To Get Me (Day 262) [Explored] (by Tj6106)We also started our Collections assignment this week. Most of us collect something, whether it’s seashells, coins, or dust, we want you to show us your collections in a creative and interesting way. As usual, a reminder of the assignment rules. First, your photo must have been taken between 23 September -7 October 2009. Second, your post must include the words “Assignment: Collections” and the date that the photo was taken, otherwise we will not include it in our considerations. Finally, the EXIF should be intact and it’s useful if you can include some of the main points (e.g. camera, lens, ISO, shutter speed, and aperture) in the body of your post. Next week’s assignment will be Bokeh which is the out of focus area in your image when you use a shallow depth of field.

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  • That mean that this school will have the “Blind” leading the “Blind” ???

  • I find photographers are often afraid of shadows – especially when lighting people. Over lighting is common, filling in every shadow taking away much of the character.

    We have one sun, it leaves a shadow. Shadows are natural and as you can see in the above photos can help create exciting images.

    Rosh

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  • Rosh - New media photographer October 4, 2009 10:20 pm

    I find photographers are often afraid of shadows - especially when lighting people. Over lighting is common, filling in every shadow taking away much of the character.

    We have one sun, it leaves a shadow. Shadows are natural and as you can see in the above photos can help create exciting images.

    Rosh

  • vizcara October 4, 2009 11:10 am

    That mean that this school will have the "Blind" leading the "Blind" ???

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