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    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    ASSIGNMENT DETAILS:
    Purpose: Photo will be published in IBLP’s printed Biblical Character Illustrated Curriculum!
    Request: Esther is looking for two pictures of toys to contrast orderliness and disorganization.
    Special Instructions: She imagines a well organized system (perhaps plastic containers on a bookcase, or shelves in a child’s closet?) to illustrate the organized photo, and then the same perspective of the same scene with the same toys spread out on the floor or dumped in an untidy heap for the disorganized photo. The kind of toys in the photos is important; she doesn’t want the photo to go out of date quickly. No Frozen or Disney toys, super heroes, etc. Acceptable toys would be more like standard blocks, wooden cars, dolls (not Barbie or Cabbage Patch), books, Lincoln logs, Legos, etc. A special note for the disorganized photo: she doesn’t want it to look like a room or section of the room is filled with toys because that could draw attention to the amount of toys instead of the fact that they are disorganized.
    Orientation: Vertical pictures are preferred.
    Photo Specs: JPG or DNG, at least 2000 pixels longest edge. Edit however you like. No watermarks.
    How to Submit:
    1) Attach JPGs less than 8MB in size in reply to this topic (especially if you would like them to be critiqued).
    2) Upload originals or DNGs to this link.
    Remuneration: Lenspiration members will be awarded $20/submission if chosen.
    Terms: By submitting your photo(s) to Lenspiration, you agree to the terms outlined in the STS Photo Assignment Agreement.
    Deadline: Midnight Saturday, July 13, 2019 (or until this topic is no longer highlighted yellow).

    LEARN HOW:
    Get related training and watch how I shoot this assignment at https://www.lenspiration.com/2019/06/learn-toys/

    WATCH CRITIQUE:
    Sign up to watch the critique of the photos submitted for this assignment at https://www.lenspiration.com/photo-critique-with-lenspiration-jul-16/

    Shoot and/or Submit

    • This topic was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by  James Staddon.
    #41128

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Here are the photos I took!

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    Sarah Beers
    Participant

    Here are a few photos.

    #41458

    Sarah Beers
    Participant

    I realized after I submitted my photos that there were some blemishes/scuff marks on the wall, so I fixed them. Here are the re-edited photos:

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    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Awesome! Thank you @sarahb! Isn’t it just so much fun to make a big mess on purpose? 🙂

    #41693

    A&E Mullet
    Participant

    I think I might have just made a mistake. I tried to upload my JPEGs to your DNG/originals link. I hope it won’t cause problems (if you see any pictures by me coming from the DNG/originals link, you can count them out because my photos are attached to this reply. If you have questions or problems with it please let me know). Now that I have read the instructions more thoroughly, like I should have done the first time, here are my shots. I would love any feedback/critique if anybody has any to offer. Thanks!

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  A&E Mullet.
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    A&E Mullet
    Participant

    For some reason, the photos I have uploaded so far are all duplicates. I guess I am having some for tech problems, so please bear with me. I have 4 photos I want to submit. My previous replies contain the first photo, plus two copies (I’m not sure what’s going on). I think I can submit my photos without a problem if I submit them one photo per reply, so I will send this reply with my second photo and then two more replies with my third and fourth photos. Here goes. This is the second photo:

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    A&E Mullet
    Participant

    Here is my third photo:

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    A&E Mullet
    Participant

    Here is the fourth photo.
    P.S. James,
    If you are having problems understanding my replies or cannot get to any of my submitted photos, feel free to contact me. I will try my best to get back to you ASAP. Thanks for bearing with me!

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    #41828

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Love your photos @elmullet! I am able to view all 4 of your submissions, so thank you for your persistence in getting them submitted! Currently, I am not seeing anything here on my end that may have caused the difficulty in uploading, so I’m glad you’re figuring it out on your end. It’s all part of the process of shooting real-life assignments, right? 🙂 Feel free to let me know if there’s anything on the Lenspiration website that could be set up better to make it easier for you to upload your photos or whatever. Just shoot me an email at james @ lenspiration . com

    Also, if you are able to upload your original/DNG files via the Dropbox link I provided in the details above, that will help me critique them better on the webinar next week!

    Thanks for your participation!

    #41863

    Frazer Family
    Participant

    Here are a couple other ideas. I realize that the first photographs are not toys, but they demonstrate organization vs. disorganization.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  Frazer Family.
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    Esther M.
    Participant

    Here are my submissions! Besides toys in the attic, (which is not a place to photograph! 😀 ) we don’t really have a toy area, because my youngest sibling is seven years old. So, these pictures are taken in our church nursery.

    I’m thinking the Noah’s ark pictures are not exactly “organized toys” like Esther was thinking, but it could be a example of God’s orderliness. How they came to Noah two by two. I imagine it was orderly, not them trying to go in at once! 😉 It was fun trying to picture that!

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    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    This assignment was definitely much more challenging than I anticipated, in many ways – finding an artistic angle, lighting, editing, etc. But it was fun… this was the most I’ve played with toys by myself for a lonnnng time!! 😀 I outsourced to our church nurseries too; we don’t have a play area at home since the youngest in our family is 19, and our first little niece is only a week old. 🙂 And thanks to my sister Julianna for helping set up some of the shots, too, while I was giving a violin lesson.

    Oh, another thing, I never quite know whether to explain thoughts behind why I set up shots for STS assignments the way I did or if I should let the photos speak for themselves. Thoughts?

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    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    @jamesstaddon, I’m not sure that the disorganized photo for that last pair uploaded correctly… It appears that it did and it’s just not showing up as a preview in the attachments, but let me know if I need to re-upload it. I don’t think I’ve ever tried uploading that many photos at once!

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    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    Here are my photos for the assignment! Maybe one day I’ll submit them early. . . 😬 🙂

    I haven’t really spent a lot of time editing them, so they may need more tweaking to look right.

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