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This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (29 Nov-5 Dec ’09)

Weekly Assignment

Joedit is thankful for the small mercies (make sure to click on the link or the picture to see it bigger). The creativity involved in this shot really made it stand out, as did the attention to the depth of field and the consideration taken in setting it up.

Turkey Soup (by shutterbugdeb)mercies (by jo.pscat)This week’s assignment is Storyboards. The goal is to take a series of 3 shots that tell a story with a distinct beginning, middle, and end. It should be simple enough that it doesn’t require any explanation, but it should also take into consideration the basics that we try to emphasise with some of our technique assignments such as composition, lighting, and depth of field. If you are entering the mini-contest this week, make sure that all 3 of your shots were taken between 25 November – 9 December 2009. This week a more general version of your EXIF is fine (lens and camera used), but include as much info as you can. In order to be eligible for the mini-contest, make sure that your post contains both the date the photos were taken and the words “Assignment: Storyboard”. Next week’s assignment is Technology. Consider how you use it, how it helps you in your day to day life, and consider how you want to portray it. Is it a help or a hinderance? Remember to make your shot interesting and apply what you’ve learned.

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