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 Post subject: Great Photos
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:07 am 
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As usually so many great photos, hard to pick just one!!!!!!

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nice shot naniani, you get my vote

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Bjorn and DP PARIS thank you both very much.
Sue :)

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 Post subject: Overwhelmed!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:36 am 
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Many thanks to all who voted for my outrageously lucky 'point-n-shoot-on-idiot-mode-auto' shot of the tree frog. I suppose it goes to prove the old maxim that 'the best camera in the world is the one you have with you when the event happens'.
Thanks again.
Margaret (Daisy)


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Congrats Daisy, there is nothing wrong using auto or P mode, it's the result that counts, many may disagree. :)

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`Congratulations` Daisy on winning the assignment. Well done! Look forward to seeing your choice for next month!
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PRIOR WARNING of the February task. Get thinking guys and gals!
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The task for February is HIGH KEY. Any subject is acceptable so long as it conforms to the style and technique. You can look up definitions online but my ‘take’ on High Key photography is that a full range of tones from the lightest to full black must appear somewhere in the picture with the lighter end of the tonal spectrum dominating; areas of black should be minimal but certainly present. Perfect lighting and precise exposure will be necessary to retain texture throughout the tonal range and to achieve subtlety of contrast between the full range of shades. Imagine a blonde girl in a white brocade wedding dress holding a bouquet of white flowers in a white room,.. but a misty landscape could work too, or a suitable still-life subject … anything you choose. This need not necessarily become a monochrome exercise, colour images should be submitted so long as they remain within the spirit of the idea.

RULES: Image size 1024 pixels maximum (or smaller but with a link to a larger off-site image if you so choose), shot during February. Lighting: I would like to think that an amateur using bedsheet reflectors and tissue paper diffusers could match the efforts of a semi-professional with all the studio bounce-flash, diffuser screens, lighting stands and backgrounds that that environment provides, and that credit might be given accordingly come voting time. Please describe your lighting set-up in your technical notes. Minimal post processing please and certainly nothing intrusive… try to get the image as perfect as possible actually in the camera. Append descriptive notes on the subject and composition if you wish and please describe equipment used and techniques employed.


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Hmmmm.... tough one.....

Done quite a bit of digging on this subject, looks a bit beyond my capabilities.

I have not entered assignments for a few months now or picked up my camera, perhaps March I will dust it off. :cry:

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A tough one indeed!

Sue :?

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 Post subject: High Key ... be brave!
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A bit of a shaker at first sight but the freedom of choice of subject takes off some of the pressure, so I don't think we should all throw up our hands in horror just yet.

By way of an example that good shots can be taken with simple setups I dredged this ancient photo of my daughter taken in 1974 from the archives ... it's not quite high key but is in the right spirit and with just a bit more effort the lighting could have been made 'flatter' producing true HK. The shot was taken in her little bedroom the only lighting being bounce flash directed behind me and which subsequently re-bounced off other surfaces filling in many of the shadows.

I hope when we all stop our knees knocking at the fear of the unknown, some good stuff will emerge.

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