|Last Month's Self Assignment Winners
Last month's self assignment was about taking a fresh look at common
household items. It's amazing what you can find to photograph that's just
lying around the house.
We want to congratulate both the winners and all those who
participated. Thanks to our sponsor, FujiFilm, the winner receives 20
rolls of the Fuji professional film of their choice. The runners-up
receive 10 rolls of the Fuji professional film of their choice.
Winners are notified by email.
This image is actually one of a series of images that Melissa shot
for her "bathroom series" which fit in perfectly with the
idea of taking a fresh look at household items. The idea she said
came from a case of cabin fever while she was home with a cold.
The original image was created using her Nikon D100 digital
camera and Tamron 28-300mm lens set at 185mm (f32, ISO 400). She
used a Nikon SB28DX flash and set her camera's white balance to
Once she had the original image she "hand tinted" the
individual Q-tips "using the hue brush mode with little opacity".
The result looks like a traditional hand tinted photograph and is
definitely a different take on the common Q-tip!
|Basketball, Jim Quinn
Jim tells us "When I was looking for items to photograph I
found this basketball on the floor of my sons room. The light was
hitting it perfectly so I took a few shots. I like the way the gold
letters are reflected the sun."
To take this photo Jim used his Minolta XTSI and Minolta 24-105
zoom lens shooting on Kodak Gold 100 and scanning on a Umax scanner.
||Tivo, Gregory Kendall
"I caught the Tivo remote watching it's favorite show on
To sneak up on the Tivo remote Greg used his Olympus C-2020
Digital Camera set to ISO 400. This final image was cropped from the
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