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If it wasn't for coloring outside the lines, I wouldn't be able to color at all.
 
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This weeks homework (the last week of the really technical stuff): use a histogram to create a correctly exposed image of a white-ish thing on a white background that looks actually white.

Please forgive the bad editing when I tried to add the historgram.

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Last week was catchup.  I did the extra homework but incorporated it into my daily photography so nothing special to share with you.

Now we move away from the technical stuff to composition.  any of you frustrated with the first section, come on back.  This is much easier again and doesn't need a fancy camera for most of it.

Foreground, background, subject.  This week gives an awareness of the three.  The optional book was a big help for me here.  It's neat the way the book and the emails don't quite cover the same thing, but work together to increase learning.

Henny Penny was my 'subject'.  She had some fun with old man's beard and we got to work on the homework.
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mostly foreground
mostly foreground
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mostly background
mostly background
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pretty balanced
pretty balanced
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my favourite, just subject
my favourite, just subject
 
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Having something familiar in pictures like this gives a nice way to add "scale" without having something like a coin or a ruler *shouting* scale!  Nicely done.
 
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Awesome Picture!!!
 
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Here's some of the homework from Week 8.

I love this class - but now that we're into the really hard stuff that I need the most practice with, I find I'm reluctant to practice.  But this week is a catchup week, so I'm trying to work my way through the homework.
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Subject is framed by something else within the photo
Subject is framed by something else within the photo
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Leading lines draw the eye to the subject (not great, but I tried)
Leading lines draw the eye to the subject (not great, but I tried)
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Just one subject with no competing subjects
Just one subject with no competing subjects
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subject stands out because of its size in relation to the other elements
subject stands out because of its size in relation to the other elements
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background is blurred
 
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I still have three weeks catchup for composition, but I've decided to not stress about it and move on with this weeks homework which involves light and direction.

Poor quality photos, but I learned something new which is the point.  If I do this again, I will try to choose something a little less shiny.
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photography homework - light and direction
photography homework - light and direction
 
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r ranson wrote:

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I like that, and so maybe someday for me too. Until I can get the proper camera, I'm truly enjoying seeing everyone's work here. Beautiful and inspirational!

 
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