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So here it is boys and girls!

Our first photo assignment!

Please refrain from comments or critique until after the assignment closes which is exactly seven days from now April 5th!

Goal:
  • For you to learn that there are ways to shoot other than AUTO. If you already know that then lend a helping hand to those who are not familiar with their dSLR models.
  • For you to learn there are other perspectives than eye-level.
  • For you to learn how to turn a picture into a Photograph!
Rules:
  • Must be shot by you or you and an assistant.
  • Must be shot in a mode other than AUTO*
  • You may use a post processing program(PS CS*, Paintshop, Paint.net, ect..) only if the instructions allow.
  • Must be shot and submitted within 7 days of instruction issuance.
  • If you wish to create a photo assignment you can PM me and the first one that i get that has complete instructions and is easily read will be posted following the closing of the current.

This week we will dive into the world of Bokeh!!!!!

Bokeh is derived from the Japanese word boke
which translates to fuzzy.

What is Bokeh you ask(pronounced bo-kay), well let me explain.

Bokeh is the out of focus areas that are found in many close up, long range, and for that matter any photograph that has been shot where the photographer has chosen to keep the depth of field to a minimum.

Good bokeh is soft and smooth. Bad bokeh is harsh, sharp and distracting...at least that is the definition. As an artist i prefer harsh sharp edge bokeh...if that is what im shooting.

Your assignment is to pick a night time subject with lots of lights in the background and show off what you can do to create a bokeh work-of-art!


As an option you may cut out a design to cover your lens to create shapes in the bokeh! ***As this is an option i will not tell you how to achieve this beyond what i have typed***






Edited by Ctrl+Alt+Del - 3/29/11 at 7:45pm
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I'll have something up over the weekend.
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Nice! I always enjoy the photo contests because they challenge me to re-envision (resee) my world or my current batch of stock photos.

This assignment / group seems to be a step up; not only is the first task more creative but it is more technically challenging too! Nice that the focus (no pun intended) is on technique rather than subject--although I am sure the best efforts will combine both.

Well done!
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Nice, what's the prize again? lol
    
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I'll have something up over the weekend.
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Nice! I always enjoy the photo contests because they challenge me to re-envision (resee) my world or my current batch of stock photos.

This assignment / group seems to be a step up; not only is the first task more creative but it is more technically challenging too! Nice that the focus (no pun intended) is on technique rather than subject--although I am sure the best efforts will combine both.

Well done!
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Nice, what's the prize again? lol
Im really glad i could bring something new to the forums. Its great you guys are excited about this.

I just hope that we have a big turn out for the first time around.


BTW the prize is knowledge! WOOOO
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BTW the prize is knowledge! WOOOO
Woooohooooo!

Sounds like fun! I'll try to submit something too.
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awesome! love the idea and i like the first assignment. always wanted to do night stuff with my 50 but just never had the time to learn about it because of how to work with really low light without being able to add my own. looking to definitely pick up some pointers from this first set.

i think part of this photo club everyone should tell a little about how they took the photos so it can also be a way for other to learn from some of yall
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Something to do this weekend, will ask some friends to come along who are new to photography.
    
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I suppose I can try and do these, hopefully my noobish-ness doesn't prevent me from at least somewhat accomplishing the assignment.
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I suppose I can try and do these, hopefully my noobish-ness doesn't prevent me from at least somewhat accomplishing the assignment.
That is the point of the assignment, to learn
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