April 19, 2019 at 12:02 pm #38507
• Purpose: I would like to update the main header image on the Lenspiration homepage!
• Request: A photo of a photographer. Feel free to be as creative as you’d like and to experiment with different ideas, but here are a couple things to keep in mind: don’t include the open eyes of a photographer (since they distract viewers from reading header text first); the photo must appear sharp and high in quality (cell phone images taken in low light probably wouldn’t make the cut); the photo should have an “epic” feel to it (not just a snapshot of someone who happens to be holding a camera); and it must be composed to fit within the following parameters.
• Parameters: The center of the image should be distraction free. Main elements of the image should fall to the extreme right or left of center, but should still be centered vertically. All content below the red line will be cropped off. All content above the green line will not be visible most of the time. I have also included some examples of other header images I’ve used in the past.
• Photo Specs: Submit RAW, DNG or JPG, at least 3000 pixels longest edge. Edit however you like. No watermarks.
• How to Submit:
1) Upload originals or DNGs to this link.
2) Attach JPGs less than 8MB in size in reply to this topic if you would like them to be critiqued during the webinar.
3) If your photo is chosen, you must submit this model release for each recognizable individual in the photo.
• Remuneration: $25 per chosen photo will be awarded to Lenspiration Members. It may be that more than one photo will 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, May 11, 2019 (or until this topic is no longer highlighted yellow).
Get related training and watch how I did this assignment at http://www.lenspiration.com/learn-photographer
Sign up to watch the critique of the photos submitted for this assignment in http://www.lenspiration.com/photo-critique-with-lenspiration-may-14April 20, 2019 at 1:15 pm #38788April 22, 2019 at 11:59 am #38837April 23, 2019 at 10:32 am #38924Frazer FamilyParticipantApril 25, 2019 at 3:33 pm #38984
@frazer-family, interesting. If just a camera by itself, I’d probably want to emphasize more dynamic lighting, and would want to make sure the camera itself was shooting a horizontally or vertically level image. The pure black interior of the lens feels a little unfriendly. And yes, it would be good if the camera was neutral when it comes to branding. 🙂April 29, 2019 at 7:45 pm #39146Hannah EspinedaParticipant
Hi! Any requirements for the background? Does it have to be nature/landscape scenery or can it be a cityscape, or nature and some buildings? 🙂
This is a unique assignment! I’m not sure if I’ll have time to shoot it (tis the season for finals) but definitely will if the opportunity arises!May 1, 2019 at 3:24 pm #39231
Hey @hannahe, great question! Feel free to be as creative as you want with the background! It should feel “location generic” in that it shouldn’t have text on signs saying where it is or be in front of some famous structure (like the Statue of Liberty) that might give the impression to viewers that Lenspiration was specific to a location or catered only to a specific group of people.May 7, 2019 at 8:24 am #39372Blessings CapturedParticipantMay 8, 2019 at 3:17 pm #39419
Oh this is so great! I like how it makes you feel like folks don’t have to have a super fancy expensive camera to learn photography with Lenspiration!May 8, 2019 at 4:44 pm #39425Blessings CapturedParticipant
Oh, I’m glad! I was afraid that it wouldn’t work for you.
I tried taking the pictures with that camera and then have my DSLR in the picture…but it couldn’t take as quality pictures. 🙁 I tryed.May 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm #39466Caitlin ComptonParticipant
What a fun assignment! I’m not 100% sure that all the photos will work with the crop that you’re planning on doing – it was hard to eye it when I was out in the field. 🙂
One of the challenges I came across when editing this first batch of photos was the hot spots in the sky. How could I edit the sunset to bring out the colours, without getting the hot spots?May 9, 2019 at 6:35 pm #39472Caitlin ComptonParticipantMay 9, 2019 at 8:28 pm #39478John MachenParticipant
Wow @creative-click-photography, those are some awesome shots! Good job on the second photo shoot, I like those best.
And here’s a picture of you James… 😉 Not sure it’s the right specs though.May 10, 2019 at 8:23 am #39491Esther MarieParticipantMay 10, 2019 at 11:33 am #39498Lydia BennettKeymaster
I’ve got to agree with @creative-click-photography, it was a challenge to visualize the crop in-field. But I definitely enjoyed shooting this assignment!
I also found it ironic when I realized that the weekend that I got together with my friend from church for this shoot was exactly a year since the Lenspiration Field Day that I attended! At that time, I barely knew what Aperture and ISO were… I sure have learned a lot since that day! So glad to be part of Lenspiration – it’s amazing what abundant resources, friendly encouragement and honest critique can do! 🙂
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