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We finished an assignment this week that we really hope made people think, both about the shots they were seeing and the shots they were taking. We wanted you to Sweedon‘s story about finding a box of her biological mom’s photos that were kept by a friend just in case her child ever sought answers. As Sweedon said in her story: “I can not thank this wonderful lady enough for holding onto this box of photos for me. I have been able to get to know my mother through her photos. I see so much of myself in her. Everything I am now makes sense.” Again, this was another one that we really liked the staging on, and it was nice how it feels not only like your eye is traveling across the picture, but it’s also traveling across the life of a woman. Well done everyone, and thank you for sharing your stories and photos with us.
As Easter comes upon us, we’re reminded that once again, it’s Spring/Fall. So whether it’s just starting to warm up, or you’re seeing the slow end of summer, we want you to focus your shots on showing us the change of seasons this week. For bonus points, why not show us something other than the leaves and flowers that typically exemplify these seasons. As usual, a quick rundown of the rules for the assignment. First, your photo must have been taken between 24 March – 8 April 2010. Second, your post must include the words “Assignment: Spring/Fall” and the date that the photo was taken. And last, but not least, your EXIF should be intact, and it’s helpful if you can include some of the main points (e.g. camera, lens, shutter speed, aperture, etc.). We’re starting another month of themes this week, and month’s theme is Black and White. You can do black and white photography in your camera (most of the time) or you can do it in post-processing and have more control over the process. You’re welcome to use whatever method for black and white photography that you’re most comfortable with. Next week’s assignment will be Black and White Nature. When photographing nature, we have a tendency to look at all the colours that make it so eye-catching. Using black and white gives you a chance to focus on the lines, contrast, and forms that exist in nature and take away the potential for distracting colour. But that being said, capturing the beauty of nature in black and white can be difficult! Remember to pay attention to what you’ve learned in the past, and also check out the first post of the assignment thread for some links to useful articles.