MARCH 22ND - Poll closed. Congratulation to djfsolo for winning this On Assignment!
MARCH 1ST - Submissions closed, vote for your favourite!
Hi everyone! Welcome to February's Assignment!
The theme for this month is "high key", as suggested by daisy who won the December 2010 competition. Be sure to read the whole post for the rules.
In daisy's own words:
"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."
1: You can only submit one image and it MUST be taken during February 2011. Photos taken earlier will be disqualified!
2: All images submitted must be no more than 1024 pixels on their longest side, although you can include a link to a full resolution version if you like. Flickr users must link back to the original version to comply with its latest rules.
As always, please exercise good judgement on what is suitable for the forum. Keep it clean and family-friendly or it'll be removed. See the Forum Rules for guides.
Please include a sentence or two with your photo describing what you were trying to achieve and if there were any particular challenges in doing so like, for example, any special exposure or lighting setup.
We're all enthusiasts here, so it's also great to see what equipment you used and the settings too. So please also include the following:
Lens and focal length:
Submissions will close at midnight GMT on 28th February 2011. The final poll will follow.
Please remember this thread is for submissions only. If you'd like to comment on any of the submissions or ask any questions, please do so in the February 2011 Comments and Questions thread
Thanks and good luck!
- Bjorn -