July 2, 2021 at 12:02 pm #63375
• Publisher: Ziesemer Family Publishers
• Purpose: Ziesemer Family Publishers would like to experiment with turning music from their CDs into beautiful, relaxing music videos for posting on online platforms. They would like to begin by gathering photos for the first song on their CD, Oh, What A Day.
• Request: The first song on the CD is “Oh, What A Day”. Here are the lyrics:
When we reach the land of light
Where shadows are no more
Oh, what a day!
When we meet our blessed Saviour
On that peaceful shore
Oh, what a day!
Oh, what a day that will be
When my dear Saviour I see
In those mansions of love
Now awaiting above
Oh, what a day, Oh, glorious day!
So, the request is for high-quality beautiful, bright, outdoor photos. If they specifically match the lyrics, that would be great, but the emphasis is more on the feeling of the photos being bright and beautiful. Think artistically. That’s what makes a photo beautiful. Photos taken at midday may be bright, but are they beautiful? Photos taken at sunrise or sunset may be beautiful, but do they feel bright? It doesn’t matter what the subject is (a “shore”, a “mansion”, a leaf, a landscape), the photo should be the kind that gives you a feeling of bright and beautiful.
• Orientation: Horizontal. Photos will most likely be cropped down to a 16:9 ratio.
• Photo Specs: Feel free to use any device to take the photo, but make sure it looks high quality on a computer screen and the photos are at least 2000px wide. Edit however you like. No watermarks.
• How to Submit: Members can follow the A, B, C process outlined here. (Instructions for non-members can be viewed here.)
• Special Restrictions! You may only submit a max of 7 photos total per photographer, with a max of 2 photos from your existing portfolio.
• Remuneration: Lenspiration members will receive $1.00 per chosen photo. As many as 20 or more photos may be chosen!
• Terms: By submitting your photo(s) on this forum, you agree to the terms outlined in the STS Photo Assignment Agreement.
• Deadline: Midnight Saturday, July 24, 2021 (or until this topic is no longer highlighted yellow).
Watch how I shot this assignment and get related training on how to shoot it yourself on the blog post, On Assignment: The Bright Outdoors!
Watch the photos submitted for this assignment get critiqued live by registering for the July 27 Photo Critique Webinar!
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- This topic was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by James Staddon.
Here are my pictures for the assignment. Kristina Van Gorp
July 20, 2021 at 7:32 pm #63748Marietta VanGorpParticipantJuly 20, 2021 at 9:34 pm #63759July 22, 2021 at 9:28 pm #63774
- This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by Marietta VanGorp.
A new thing that I learned in a resent Nature Friend magazine was to not have your flower stems exiting the frame. So for the gladiolus I held up some leaves to provide some foreground blur and to cover the stem. Then first day I tried it I realized you can only do so much with just two hands. So another evening I used my tripod and the 10 sec timer so I could get the leaves in place. I like how the technique adds depth.
With the cross and yellow flowers, something seems off with the colors; I just can’t tell what.
-HannahJuly 22, 2021 at 9:51 pm #63778
When I was photographing the sunflower, I noticed a big difference when I exposed for the sunflower instead of simply exposing for the whole picture.
It was difficult for me using live-view (I don’t have a viewfinder) to have the sun in the frame and to block the sun with the subject. It was hard to frame the shot with the glare.
-RuthannJuly 23, 2021 at 10:11 pm #63885Lenora SchollParticipantJuly 24, 2021 at 10:20 am #63896
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