View Full Version : August 2012 - Post 10 consecutive JPEG photos with NO post-processing

08-02-2012, 08:47 AM
Hi members!

This month's assignment will be different. We want you to post 10 consecutive images with ZERO post processing. This will get us to slow down as we used to do in the film days. Given that these shots need to be consecutive, it's probably best to finish the assignment in 1 day or a few days.

Here are the rules:

No editing (including any compositional cropping)
- JPG only (no RAW)
- B&W's must be done in-camera
- 10 successive shots
- Images should be resized and saved for web AND THAT IS THE ONLY THING THAT SHOULD BE DONE TO THEM.

Please post all 10 images at the same time in this thread. This will require multiple posts but if they are posted at the same time, it will still 'flow'

Thanks to asnow for originally suggesting this and Ok then - who will go first

Matt K.
08-08-2012, 11:08 PM
Well, here is my contribution to level 2. I hope I understood the assignment right. Rather than posting 10 images in here, I opted to do a little slide show in Flickr. The link to my contribution is here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/photokubitza/sets/72157630979805066/show/).
I have been taking several shots at the Canmore Folk Festival over this weekend (just came back today with all the goods ...); just set the camera to jpeg fine for these shots. All are re sized to 1200 high (I usually re size them to this for uploading to Flickr in the first place), other than that nothing has changed, no editing whatsoever. And oops, I posted 12 images ... so junk a couple of them ...

If you want to have particulars about the images, you can find data here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/photokubitza/sets/72157630979805066/).

Was thinking of using some in the "portrait" assignment, but I think I will rather go and check the RAW images ... :laughing::wall-an:

08-10-2012, 12:18 PM
You've got a nice set of images, there Matt. Nicely done.

08-12-2012, 12:58 AM
These were shot between August 6 and August 11. They are consecutive shots taken with my G12 along my bike route, but not always while I was biking. I have included everything I shot, the good, the bad and the ugly. I reshot 4 of the photos, but in one case the original is better than the reshoot. They all need some processing or cropping at least IMO, but rules are rules. Excellent assignment.


08-12-2012, 01:00 AM

08-12-2012, 01:02 AM

Isa Luna
08-12-2012, 08:29 AM
nice set Matt ! i like how you captured the man whistling - good job!

08-12-2012, 11:07 AM
Nice set mbrager! This assignment is hard and you've done a lovely job with keepers for sure.
I have a few hours set aside today and hope to complete the assignment today as well.

08-12-2012, 12:57 PM
Matt just saw yours - lovely fun candids and quite a successful ratio i'd say!

08-12-2012, 09:22 PM
mbrager, I really like the Teepee and the boats in the cove.... nice on you for joining in the assignment.

I'll be taking my shots this week. I'll take a number of shots on the way to work or during lunch hours this week and post them next weekend.

08-12-2012, 09:36 PM
OK here is my first attempt. It sure has been an interesting experience. Still it is different from film photograph as you had no idea what you had in the camera until you had it developed. How often did you get a roll back, having forgot exactly what was on it? At least you can review and see what you have. That said, the small screen can lead you to think you have something better than you really do, and it is only when you get it to a PC you can see for sure. These are totally unprocessed(other than a rotation on some) and copied directly from the card to Flickr. I did cheat a little as I used other cameras to capture things I needed in the meantime. Some of these were shot just to make up 10 so I could post. I have these in RAW too and will see what improvements I can achieve on the best shots.
1. I have to admit there were a few shots before I settled on this as shot 1
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8296/7769590224_1d68594634_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769590224/)
Tulip (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769590224/)

2. This was a risky shot, and really was not what I envisaged. This definitely needs a crop and the focus is off.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8294/7769588488_6352a7cb83_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769588488/)
Model Yatch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769588488/)

3. I like the path in this, and would have worked a few more angles if shooting the way I normally do these days
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8294/7769585666_0f89179352_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769585666/)
Hi Dad (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769585666/)

4. This was an accidental shot, where I meant to pre-focus.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8433/7769616976_1aa35f7ba6_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769616976/)
Miss Fire :( (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769616976/)

5. This is an Australian native flower. It is still coming out. You can see fuller flower in the background.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8301/7769612492_bf5fd5ea55_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769612492/)
Grevillea Flower (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769612492/)

6. These flowers usually make good subjects, but I didn't quite nail it with a single shot.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8298/7769609560_e930b67aca_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769609560/)
Pink Flower (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769609560/)

7. This is my daughter and she was looking quite grown up. I was a bit lazy on this one and shot it from the car, rather than move about to get a better angle.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7252/7769607190_c9418ea12d_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769607190/)
Off to Viola Lessons (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769607190/)

8. This looked cool through the window, another risky one because I didn't want to used flash. It came out OK and captured the scene nicely for me.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8444/7769603556_1bec8a2323_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769603556/)
Viola Lessons (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769603556/)

08-12-2012, 09:38 PM
9. I knew I needed some more shots, and I wanted to see what I could catch with 1 shot. I took a heap more with my 7D.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8423/7769600382_85a6f195e0_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769600382/)
mmm...Carbon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769600382/)

10. Again, just trying to make up the numbers. How many times did you just snap a couple of shots to finish a roll so you could get it developed? So quite appropriate.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8307/7769592772_a10cc317a5_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769592772/)
mmm...Pancakes (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7769592772/)

I might give this another go yet, sometimes restrictions do help up concentrate on things a bit more. Then again yesterday afternoon I was snapping away at my kids on the beach thinking that if it was still film, there is no way I'd be getting these shots, even if my hit rate of unique keepers was 10%.

08-12-2012, 09:44 PM
Awesome set, Antz. Good go at it.

08-14-2012, 08:11 AM
Nice set Antz! - thanks for taking the time.
I finished mine up yesterday as well and did exactly what you did - lol.
I whipped off my last 2 shots...so i could start shooting in Raw.

08-14-2012, 08:15 AM
Here's my attempt at the assignment. I knew it would be hard and I was right. It 100% did slow me down...maybe too much though - lol.
I think the issue I had was that I had no game plan....I just went out to shoot.
Usually i have some broad idea or a very specific idea to work with.
Anyway here's what I came up with, with zero post processing. I do believe these are the first images in at least a decade that have zero pp. Even when I printed bw, every print had at least 1 area that was selectively dodged or burned to make the image sing.
Nearly every single image benefits from local contrast control - but when you slow down like this - you can see the trouble spots before you click the shutter. This means less PP later on.

Thanks asnow for suggesting this assignment - very valuable.

08-14-2012, 08:16 AM
3 more -

08-14-2012, 08:17 AM
set of 2

08-14-2012, 08:18 AM
last 2 - shot uber-quickly.

08-14-2012, 12:25 PM
What size should the images be to attach?

Liking the work so far. This isn't easy. I've done 5 this morning. Out of them 5 I would of used one shot but maybe the next will be better ;)

08-14-2012, 01:24 PM
it's up to you kat as long as you respect the original crop and its propoortions. Mine were 800 pix wide for the horizontals and 500 pixels for the verticals.

08-14-2012, 03:09 PM
Alright. My first five. Will get the others up this evening. LOL..in shot #3 I got the whits scared right out of me. Had a friend drive by at 7am and honk right behind me as I was shooting..lucky I got that shot! Not easy to just shoot one and go..whether it's what you want or not.






08-14-2012, 11:02 PM
Nice additions, Marko. Did you really catch that feather as it fell? Love the spiderweb shot and the window.

I'm liking yours as well, kat. You always have cute photos of the kids. Aren't they getting annoyed by now? :laughing:

08-14-2012, 11:42 PM
Bribery is an amazing tool when it comes to photography...lol

08-15-2012, 11:04 AM
Nice ones kat - I really like the portraits that u do of your kids.
Iggy - The feather was actually suspended there by a new invisible spider web.

08-15-2012, 09:03 PM
Well done everybody.

Mbragger - Like Iggy, I really like that Teepee shot and the boats in the harbour

Antz - These are awesome. Can't believe these are 10 consecutive right out of the camera. Like all of them

Marko - I really like the window shot.

Kat - Cute pics of you kids (as always) and I really like that spiderweb

Hoping to get mine done this weekend. (you are giving me a hard act to follow)

08-19-2012, 02:13 PM
Okey-dokey... I promised last week that I'd post mine and here they are. The first shot is a collage showing all 12 with the obligatory black image at the end as just like in the old days I couldn't wait to use that last image on the roll. The "full size" shots follow with the first and last removed (meaning 10 consecutive images). Straight out of camera, no post processing though I did use a custom picture style on my camera to add some sharpness and a little contrast.


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08-19-2012, 02:15 PM





08-19-2012, 04:57 PM
Nicely done Iggy - I can see the compositional effort!

08-20-2012, 08:16 AM
Nice % of keepers there Iggy. I really like that mushroom one and the rain coat dolls.

08-20-2012, 08:35 AM
Thanks, Marko. Thanks, Antz. Cheers! :)

08-22-2012, 04:01 AM
OK I am playing too

I was recently at a conference in Melbourne and had an hour or so between sessions, so went for walk along the Yarra River to undertake this assignment. This assignment was harder than I thought it would be. I think I missed some good shots trying to reserve the 10 images.

In keeping with the intent of the challenge, after the first 2 shots I added an additional limitation of fixed ISO. I was thinking of also fixing white balance (but forgot to), and manual focus (but focusing screens are not what they used to be).

I wasnt real happy with the results. Shot 7-8 were difficult as I was guessing the amount of overexposure to give a natural high key shot. Shot 9 was underexposed as I had an open aperture and I am used to auto ISO taking over. Shot ten was a brain fade trying to remedy shot 9.

I did shoot in raw + jpg, so will have a play with what I can salvage





08-22-2012, 04:03 AM
The next 5






08-22-2012, 07:23 AM
Nice series RM. Nice eye on the coiled rope.

08-22-2012, 07:49 AM
Thanks AntZ

If anyone is interested I have reworked a couple of the above images and have posted them here http://www.photography.ca/Forums/f11/reworks-10-shot-assignment-18769.html#post131747

08-22-2012, 07:57 AM
I like 7 and 8 and the coiled rope as well and the reflections in the building. Good stuff.

08-23-2012, 05:31 AM
Thanks Iggy,

I forgot to say that I have enjoyed eveyone elses submsssions. It was a difficult assignment and there is a high level of "keepers" among the posted photos.

08-23-2012, 03:20 PM
My ten (#8 was an accidental shot, I was viewing and counting my images, meant to press shutter 1/2 way down to get back to camera mode, pressed too hard)






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08-26-2012, 10:36 AM
I've been a little lax in getting out and taking pictures and replying on the forum. I finally managed to get out and do the 10 in a row assignment. Here they are.

08-26-2012, 10:44 AM
Caught!!!!! Wasted one accidentally pushing shutter when taking a meter reading off a gray card. Definitely better than my test run in getting the exposure correct.

By the way these are in Guildwood Park Toronto.

08-27-2012, 07:53 AM
A very nice set, asnow. Thanks for sharing!

08-27-2012, 07:55 AM
You've got some nice ones there too, AT. I really like that old washing machine and the old farm tools.