|Last Month's Self Assignment Winners
Last month's self assignment "Tools of the Trade" was to
capture images of the common tools we use everyday.
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.
||Winner, Joseph Polevoi Kitchenware
"I am retired so the tools I use often in this phase of my
life are tools of our kitchen. Very important items as I attempt
to cook. The image was created using a kaleidoscope (Camerascope)
filter with some Photoshop enhancement (Negative areas,
Joe created the image using his Minolta Maxxum 700si camera and
Minolta 28-85mm lens on Fujichrome Velvia 50 scanned with a Nikon
LS-2000 film scanner
|Danny Vowell, Camera Portrait
"I was asked to shoot a portrait of a new freelance
photographer in town and was pulling my hair out trying to figure
out how I could show her in her environment/medium without
resorting to the usual images."
"I was staring at some of my equipment on the shelf and my
old, trusty Nikon F2S caught my eye. I attached a 85mm/f2 Nikkor
to the camera and removed the finder. I focused on my subject and
then shot straight down through the finder using my D1H and AF
Micro Nikkor 60mm f2.8. Light on the subject was provided by one
White Lighting Ultra 1800 bounced from an umbrella and the camera
was lit by a slaved SB-26. This image was not composited in any
way. Being that we are all photographers, I though this fit this
month's theme quite well."
"After capture, the image was imported into Photoshop and
resized. Curves were used to preserve highlight detail and a small
amount of unsharp mask was applied."
|Tom Baker, Guitar
"I photographed my brother's band while visiting him in
Colorado. He plays lead guitar and the image is of him playing
during a show. I used a red filter on my Nikon SB-25 with the
camera set to rear sync to catch the movement of him playing while
being able to isolate the guitar and his hand with my strobe. I
used the red filter to blend with the color of the stage
The camera was a Nikon N80 with a 28-105mm lens using Fuji
Provia 100F and scanned using a Nikon CoolscanIV
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