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#21 Jacqueline

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    Posted 22 July 2008 - 11:16 AM

    Oh that should be fun! That's something I wanted to do that right after college but never followed through. I was just telling Joe I'd like to take some classes for the fun of it. Good luck with it, I'm sure you'll do great!

    #22 rodent

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      Posted 26 July 2008 - 02:11 PM

      I was way too prepared. My lens still hasn't arrived, so I borrowed a friends last night. I had a crash course last night in photography. I read the entire camera manual & practiced everything. I was really worried I would be lost for the first class because I had so little time with my camera. Instead I might have been the most prepared in the class. Many people hadn't bought their cameras yet. We covered all the basics today that I crammed into my head last night.

      Next week we head outside & start taking pictures. Today we only took pictures of the instructor walking. I won't bother posting those.

      My homework is to take a self portrait. I want to try doing something cool with my shadow. I took a picture once of my shadow on the beach that turned out nice. I'm not sure how to recreate that effect though. I know it was really sunny & midday. I'll have to pay attention to the sun & shadows this week.

      The other assignment is to take a picture of someone at night with a lot of artificial lights behind them.

      These are due in 2 weeks.

      #23 ~Melissa~

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      Posted 26 July 2008 - 02:21 PM

      Cool! I saw you on this morning and I was abut to search for this post to ask you how it went. You beat me to it! A self portrait interesting. I usually only take self portraits when I'm drunk lol I can't wait to see your photo though incorporating the shadow. You're so creative!

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        Posted 26 July 2008 - 03:28 PM

        this is what I had in mind. but, with my shadow cast across something that represents me somehow. Like a distinctive building on duke campus. or a trail I enjoy hiking.


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        #25 rodent

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          Posted 26 July 2008 - 03:30 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Raeka
          Cool! I saw you on this morning and I was abut to search for this post to ask you how it went. You beat me to it! A self portrait interesting. I usually only take self portraits when I'm drunk lol I can't wait to see your photo though incorporating the shadow. You're so creative!
          I'm going to try to keep my blog updated with what I'm learning in class. There is a link in my siggy to it.

          OK off to look for my shadow like a groudhog.

          #26 rodent

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            Posted 26 July 2008 - 03:37 PM

            this is cool. if i can find a reflective surface that has something to do with me. My car might be shiny enough. hmmm, maybe mike wants to wax it :)

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            #27 amym567

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              Posted 26 July 2008 - 06:09 PM

              Love that shot in the motorcycle! I'm also trying to learn how to use my DRebel. I'm doing an online class through BigPictureScrapbooking.com. Hard to do it online though~ I would be better off going to a class. Looking forward to seeing your pix!

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                Posted 26 July 2008 - 06:38 PM

                Here are my best shadow pics. I adjusted the curves & layers a little different in each. Any feedback on the lightness or darkness of any?

                It's probably a cheesy idea, but I was thinking about photoshopping my wedding ring onto the shadow. I took some with my hand up.

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                4 i think i overdid the curves on this one.
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                quick pic of my reflection in the car. I'm going to wash off the dirt & take some more.

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                #29 TammyB

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                  Posted 27 July 2008 - 09:49 AM

                  You know what might be a cool idea? Maybe use the car rear view mirror or side mirror to do your reflection. What I liked about the engine reflection is that it had "interest" to the picture. Maybe like cool store window. or water reflecting your image... Something like that. Just an idea.

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                    Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:29 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by TammyB
                    You know what might be a cool idea? Maybe use the car rear view mirror or side mirror to do your reflection. What I liked about the engine reflection is that it had "interest" to the picture. Maybe like cool store window. or water reflecting your image... Something like that. Just an idea.
                    yes, i was thinking if I was a shopper the window of a store would be really cute. But, I'm not a shopper. I do most of my stuff online to avoid going to a store. But, someone carrying bags walking by a shoe store looking in would be a neat picture.

                    There is definitly nothing interesting with my car door. I just wanted to see how reflective it was. If I do the door picture again I'm going to make it more exciting. I have this imagage in my head that is going to make me look crazy in front of my neighbors.

                    I saw a cool picture the other day taken from someone's rear view. I'll give it a try.

                    There are more pictures on my blog now. I photographed mike playing frisbee golf this morning.




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