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09-03-2012, 11:24 AM
Hi members -

It's September 2 and no assignment ideas yet.

Who has level 1 and level 2 ideas?


Maybe for level 2 we could investigate the "black card technique" I'm getting ready to give it a try and it would be interesting to compare notes with others to gain some understanding of method. It's kind of dodging a shot on the fly and looks promising for landscape photography where high contrast (in sunsets especially) has to be effectively handled to render a properly exposed image. Normally we would shoot HDR or mess around in post to achieve this but the black car technique gives us another more natural method. I have still yet to try it though.

This seems like in camera dodging which is very cool. I found a flickr group on it Hanjié's Blog: Black card photography Part I (http://hanjies.blogspot.ca/2009/10/black-card-photography-part-i.html) and another link. Hanjié's Blog: Black card photography Part I (http://hanjies.blogspot.ca/2009/10/black-card-photography-part-i.html)

For regular assignment, here are a few ideas:
- the mouth
- red

Level one idea ..how about Circles?

I like circles for level one!

For level 2 - how about black on black or Low key subjects

I just saw this and it looks like fun!

19 More Creative Mirror Self Portraits (http://digital-photography-school.com/19-more-creative-mirror-self-portraits)

There's no consencus so I'm going to make the call.

Regular assignment - Circles
Level 2 assignment - Mirror self portraits

merging suggestion posts now.
Thx - marko

09-04-2012, 08:57 AM
Ok members - suggestion posts have been merged and the regular assignment this month will be circles.

Ok then - who will post first?

The level 2 assignment can be found here.

09-06-2012, 08:17 PM
Well [I] guess [I] might start first...I realize this fall outside the parameters of theassignment guidelines; that is I took it in May, however I did not process it until now thinking it would be perfect for the assignment...I hope that is ok with me bending the rules a little...:fingerscr


09-06-2012, 09:10 PM
While the purpose of the assignment is to encourage everyone to get out and shoot we also don't mind bending the rules from time to time. Nice addition, casil. :)

09-07-2012, 07:16 AM

Took this early this week thinking Black on Black would be for level 2 and I thought I could 'shoot' two birds with one stone. :)

09-07-2012, 08:12 AM
Very interesting, Ed. I like the way it's lit with rim lights defining the shapes.

09-07-2012, 08:18 PM
Nice start so far Casil & Ed.

I think this is a great assignment. The more you think about about it the more ideas just keep rolling in. Here is my first one.

6 sec exposure - lit with a moving giveaway key-ring LED torch

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8319/7952444024_e5f23880e9_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/7952444024/)
cd1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/7952444024/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

09-08-2012, 11:09 PM
Cool shots so far. Inspired me to find some circles.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8030/7959723140_aab1d6d109_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7959723140/)
Circles (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtb_antz/7959723140/) by ~AntZ~ (http://www.flickr.com/people/mtb_antz/), on Flickr
I converted it to monochrome to emphasise the circles.

09-09-2012, 04:55 PM
Nice additions, Runmonty and Antz.

09-10-2012, 02:53 PM
Nature's circles

09-12-2012, 08:23 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8442/7981095176_167657ca0a_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinryansr/7981095176/)
sockets (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinryansr/7981095176/) by Justin Ryan sr (http://www.flickr.com/people/justinryansr/), on Flickr

09-12-2012, 08:25 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8436/7981086515_3c7c8717ff_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinryansr/7981086515/)
gears (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinryansr/7981086515/) by Justin Ryan sr (http://www.flickr.com/people/justinryansr/), on Flickr

09-12-2012, 08:27 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8451/7981082633_92f958c75a_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinryansr/7981082633/)
coils (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinryansr/7981082633/) by Justin Ryan sr (http://www.flickr.com/people/justinryansr/), on Flickr

Matt K.
09-18-2012, 06:49 PM
Dirty Circles ...


Ron Cardinale
09-20-2012, 01:41 AM
1959 Oldsmobile 98 SportSedan

09-20-2012, 01:18 PM
I'm late to this party but I'm really impressed by the variety I see - great work everyone!

09-22-2012, 01:25 AM
Hope this is ok here... (old shot of mine when i was a chef in Dubai =D)

Sunset at Burj Al Arab ( Dubai UAE)



09-22-2012, 02:26 AM
nice one postman
Normally we try to shoot for the assignment - we we are not too strict around here :)

09-23-2012, 08:47 PM
Une eglise that the Montreal team can probably recognize


09-29-2012, 03:56 PM
Nice one ewaizel!

09-29-2012, 03:58 PM
Here's Mine

09-30-2012, 01:42 AM
Very cool shot Marko.

09-30-2012, 05:34 PM
And last but not least... I have one as well. I took a half dozen circle shots one day and while this is not the best shot in the world it's my favourite of the ones I captured.