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17 February 2013

Photo Assignment 4: One One-Thousandth, No Flash

Our photo assignment themes are all about helping photographers to improve their craft and broaden their creative scope. By participating in these assignments, you will gain experience in practicing photography “rules”, composition, camera techniques, and many other creative exercises specifically designed to help you see differently. Break our of your own creative shells, and let’s have some fun!

Your Photography Assignment:

Assignment #4 Theme: One One-Thousandth (or faster)
Timeframe: Feb 17th to Mar 4th, 2013
Entries are to be submitted here: Assignment #4: One One-Thousandth (or faster) (PhotographyBB Community)

The challenge is to take a BRAND NEW representing the given theme.

About This Assignment…

Last time it was all about long-exposures. This time, we want you to crank up that shutter-speed to a MINIMUM of 1/1000th of a second – or FASTER! To make things even more interesting, we want you to do it WITHOUT the use of flash. Just as with long-exposures, fast shutter-speeds freeze our world-in-motion and can yield some of the most surreal photographs. The challenge here is to think about what type of subject you could freeze in a thousandth of a second, then, find a creative way to photograph it. Some important points to consider are where you will set your focus, how fast you can push the shutter speed (and if it makes a difference), your ISO, and your ambient (or direct) lighting. Shooting high-speeds often requires many, many attempts – enjoy the process. Here are a couple of great videos (below) to provide inspiration for your challenge. Happy photographing!

Important (Please Read): With all of our photo assignments, the object (besides having fun) is to learn something new, even if that means learning how to see the world around you in a different way. Therefore, we only accept entries for new photos which have been taken during the assignment time frame (see above). You may submit up to 3 entries in total.

Submit Your Image(s) Here

Why Should You Participate?

In our efforts to help photographers grow and improve, our photography assignments are designed to test and push your creativity to the limit. These photo assignments are intended to encourage our members to see the world in different ways, try new camera techniques, and photograph subject which you may normally shy away from. We feel that in doing this, you will ultimately find new challenges for yourself which will help us to all grow as photographers. Our photography assignments are open to everyone at all skill levels and are to be submitted through our assignments section in the PhotographyBB Community. Membership is completely free and you can register in seconds, then do fun things such as sharing photos or discussing photography all day long. We have a supportive and friendly community of photographers and beginners, and this is a great way to get to know one another. Have fun, and happy photographing!

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