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First, let me say a big congratulations to BullDogMom who earlier this week found out that she was the winner of the Nikon D60 contest! Congratulations! I’m sure we’re all looking forward to seeing the pictures from the new camera.
Last week’s assignment was Japaslavian for his incredibly disorienting view of a staircase, which had some great angles once you got your composure back.
This week’s assignment is blog post on converging lines to learn what they are and how they can crete an interesting picture.In order to be eligible for the mini contest to have you photos featured in this weekend write-up, your exif needs to still be intact, your picture must have been taken between 23 April – 6 May 2008, and your post must include the words “Assignment: Converging Lines” to show your consent to participate in the contest. Next week’s assignment is “Wide Open” so, whether your camera’s largest aperture is f/1.4 or f/4, just shoot it using your lens wide open!
This week we asked forum members whether most of the pictures that they post or show to other people were straight out of camera or post-processed. The results were closer than I would have expected with a lot of people using their pictures straight out of camera.
RussHeath said “I shoot RAW, convert to JPEG, and tweak from there. I definitely think that PP and work with the camera are distincly different skill sets, each very important to photography. While I enjoy shooting more than editing, a photo in the camera is only a starting point. You always want the best starting point possible, but it seems a waste not to adjust contrast, sharpness, and color — if you don’t do these in post then you’re really just letting the camera make these decisions for you.”
dmvp, however, said “Almost all of my shots are SOOC. I’m one of those “purists” that like to get it right in camera. I’m not against PP. People can do what they want, but I like to not use it if possible. I’ll crop or convert to B&W every once in a while, sometimes I’ll adjust exposure, but I don’t like to take the time to shoot in RAW and adjust everything later. Takes too much time.”
Watch for a new weekly poll posted later this weekend.
Another week means another week of Classic Rock Challenge which this week features songs by the Leningrad Cowboys (and links to their videos on YouTube. They are classic rock covers though!
Until next week, enjoy shooting!