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Fall 2010 Week 1 Assignment: Shutter Speed

This week’s assignment (Sept 21 – 28th) is Shutter Speed.  Start using the shutter speed on manual setting to make pictures instead of taking them.  If you need some advice or a review refer back to the help sheets I handed out on Tuesday or click on “Videos, tips and tricks” for a few shutter speed videos.  See you all Tuesday.

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Week 11 8/17-8/23 Assignment: Stills

This week we worked on stills using a homemade and professional lightbox.  If you missed the group check out the DIY Lightbox vide0 under “Videos, Tips & Tricks” on how to make a cheap lightbox.

Our assignment this week is stills.  No portraits, just still objects.  So get that homemade lightbox out and get some cool images with your snapper.

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Week 9 (8/3-8/9) Assignment: “Post your favorites”

Our assignment for Week 9 (8/3 – 8/9) to post on our blogs is “Just Post your Pictures”  No specific subject for this week’s assignment so post your pictures from this week for all to see.
Let’s see your pictures from our Practice Meeting on 8/3 or other pictures that you want all to see from last week or this week you took on your own.

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Week 8 Assignment 7/28-8/3: Motion/Sports

Hey all,

Sorry this is going out so late. I had to catch up on a lot of things since Tuesday but you all know the drill by now that the assignment for the week is taking pictures of what we just practiced this past Tuesday.  With that said the assignment for the week is Motion/Sports

Post your pictures from the rainy group on Tuesday or from your shots this week capturing your kids in motion both blurred and freeze framed.

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Week 7 Assignment 7/20-7/26: Portraits

This post is written a week ahead in anticipation of my absence and scheduled to post on 7/20.  I am anticipating you had a fabulous time at Christina’s studio and smiled a lot.  If not, we all understand why some of the guys didn’t smile.  Your just ugly!  Sorry, someone had to say it.  LOL.  I also anticipate you learned a lot so lets use that knowledge in this week’s assignment.

Make the effort to schedule a photo shoot with your spouse or kids or friends.  Nothing fancy but take 30 min-1 hr to be a photographer.  Use what you have learned to take, not good, but great portraits.  If you are comfortable editing then make the images even greater.  Even Ansel Adams, the infamous landscape photographer, used the darkroom to his advantage to make his images spectacular and stand out.  Do the same with the technology we have.

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Week 6 Assignment 7/13-7/19: Portraits

Portraits are the most common type of image to create as a budding photographer.  Portraits range from head shots for a model, family pictures in a wedding, a fashion shoot for a magazine, or your children on a playground or in a pool.   Portrait possibilities are endless.  You creativity is the limit or limitless, whichever way you want to look at.

Your assignment for this week is to capture people in any type of portrait.  Include the pictures of our Paparazzi Playground shoot (stole the phrase from Megan) and other portraits you take this week.

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Week 5 assignment 7/6-7/12: Edits

Hey all,

Great to see you all during the edits and our game.  I had a blast and loved seeing you all again after our little weather lull.  I called mother nature to help us out but she was on vacation in the gulf making sure the animals stay away from the spill.  She called back and apologized.

This week we are working on edits.  We discussed a few on Tuesday and I have already seen a lot from you guys.  Great work.  Keep them coming.  This coming Tuesday (July 12th) we will be working on portraits.  We will be meeting at Manna and bring your family along (spouses, kids, etc.) if desired because I will be going over a few tips on how to capture them in the moment and you can practice with them.  If its good weather I say we walk around the corner to Montclair Elementary school’s play structure and have a kid shoot (with our kids or with our hidden child like personalities that are often hidden away in the busyness of life)

Looking forward to seeing you.

In His name,

Ryan

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