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This Week in the Digital Photography School Forums (4-10 Oct ’09)

Weekly Assignment

Chucks (by eBomb716)This week we wanted you to show us your multilane‘s elephants. Although the colours were simply and understated, the background that was used gave it the illusion that the elephants were walking around outside. It was also clear that a lot of work was put into arranging the elephants in a pleasing way. Well done everyone!

collection (by Just Summer)Elephant collection (by mustlane)We also started a new assignment this week. Our current assignment is Bokeh. A quick reminder of the assignment rules for those of you who are new to the assignments or who are wondering what they need to do to participate. First, your photo must have been taken between 30 September – 14 October. Next, your post must include the words “Assignment: Bokeh” and the date that the photo was taken to show that it is a valid entry. And last, but not least, your EXIF should be intact and it’s helpful if you can include the main points in your post (e.g. camera, lens, aperture, ISO, shutter speed). Next week’s assignment will be Windows. This is another challenge where it’s up to you do make an ordinary object into something extraordinary.

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