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    Next semester's project

    I teach photography classes for the local home school association. This next semester I will have some returning for their third semester, so I have to be a bit creative in figuring out assignments for them. I'd like some of you to run for a week or so with one I think could work. I'm looking for feedback in this thread to see if any would be interested. If so, I'll start another thread and we can run with it.

    Turn in two pictures. When you see something which you think will be worthy of photographing, take a picture of it from that vantage point, IMMEDIATELY!. Then, move about, frame it, compose it, get the right angle, perspective, exposure and all such. Make it the best you can. Take that picture.

    What we are looking for is two fold. What caught your eye. What you then did with that first inspiration.

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    Lesson 13 Composition Errors

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    Re: Next semester's project

    Hi Pops,

    I too teach an introduction to natural light photography, as well as run one-day workshops. I introduce both camera technique as well as an understanding of light and composition. I think your project sounds good.

    I would be more than happy to participate in a trial if that is what you are seeking here.

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    Re: Next semester's project

    Pops, I'll do my best to help you out, but have a busy week coming up. I usually take the cam with me when we go anywhere, so an opportunity may raise its head. Sorry about a lukewarm response, but you know how life goes - either full on, or full stop.

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    Count me in Pops, as long as there are no deadlines.

    Wendy

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    OK, Pops, I'll give it a go. One thing though - when we take the second shot can we go back at a later time to re-shoot it so we get better light etc? I only ask because light can make a huge difference to a shot. Obviously can't do that if it's something non-static.

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    That is what I'm seeking here, is a few people to participate over a week or two, to see how it goes. Mostly curiosity, but also to get me looking at "catch" vs "picture." I would think each of us could put up 2 or 3 sets and get a good idea of how it will work.

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    Re: Next semester's project

    Ok, that makes 4 now. that's great. That is what I'm seeking here, is a few people to participate over a week or two, to see how it goes. Mostly curiosity, but also to get me looking at "catch" vs "picture." I would think each of us could put up 2 or 3 sets and get a good idea of how it will work.

    Rob, if you want to go back later and get a better shot, that would be great, because that would be part of the "make it the best you can" exercise. I'd rather they weren't too far apart, though, just because of the time constraints of this test.

    I'll let this ride another day or two and then start the entry thread.

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    Re: Next semester's project

    OK,

    I'll see what I come up with (no promises though).

    Cheers,

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    Re: Next semester's project

    I'm always doing this in a sort of way anyway. I generally go walkies to do a specific photo idea I've seen from a previous walk and look for new ideas on the way, to be my next project, or I go somewhere special once every couple of weeks and take a lot of photo's, but because I can't get far it tends to be the same places and another attempt to improve on what I did.

    Can't promise anything because I don't carry a camera all the time and mostly I've seen everywhere local but I will give it a try.

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    Re: Next semester's project

    Well I can't find the landscape one anymore.

    I've done a few and this is the first; on entry

    Next semester's project

    First composition

    Next semester's project

    Second composition
    Next semester's project

    A lot of problems with high ev span as usual, I can't find the appropriate landscape version so I assume they are posted here now.

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    Re: Next semester's project

    I was going to wait another day, but let's get this thing going. I now have a thread in Nature & Architecture (and everything else) bucket for this week's entries. If you don't get anything for a given week, don't worry about it.

    Thank you all for offering to participate. If anyone else wants to join in at any time, please do.

    Pops

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    Re: Next semester's project

    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    A lot of problems with high ev span as usual, I can't find the appropriate landscape version so I assume they are posted here now.
    Hi Steve, (and Pops)

    Ooops, that's probably my fault; my small brain couldn't cope with two threads with identical titles and first posts, (even if in different fora) so I amalgamated the two sets of replies into one thread here.
    Possibly it would have been better in General Photography Discussion, but if I move it there now, even more people will get confused.

    Sorry,

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    No problem, Dave. I thought Nature & Architecture, because it is where we more often see themed threads, such as the triangle, circle and such.

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    Re: Next semester's project

    Quote Originally Posted by PopsPhotos View Post
    No problem, Dave. I thought Nature & Architecture, because it is where we more often see themed threads, such as the triangle, circle and such.
    In hindsight, I ditched the wrong one

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    It worked. Don't knock it. I like things that work.

    Pops

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