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    Photo Assignment: Weekend 11/24/07 Thanksgiving Special

    Thanksgiving is here and it's time for families to gather, and you know what happens when families gather. What we need are a few rules. With slight modifications, here they are:

    • Photos must be shot this Thanksgiving weekend: Thu, Fri, Sat, or Sun.
    • You must provide the EXIF information if asked (we'll help you, if you'd like to know how to get it).
    • No photoshop alteration (we're looking to improve your skills with your camera, not software).
    • Your photograph must adhere to the theme, which will be described below.
    • Post only one photo per post, so that commentary can be easily provided for that photo. You may post more than one photo, but try to keep it to a handful.
    • Title your photo. Do it.
    • Post your photos in this thread only. Do not start a thread in reply to this assignment. Please post your photos no later than next Wednesday.
    • And, the most important rule: have fun! We're looking to spread the joy that many of us derive from taking pictures, particularly ones that tell a story of some kind.


    This week's theme: "Gratitude"

    It's Thanksgiving. For what--or for whom--are you grateful? Tell us in a picture.

    In last week's theme there arose a discussion about the joys and challenges of photographing people, specifically portraits. So for this week's theme, I invite you to try your hand at a portrait. Now, you don't have to. If you're grateful for that new F800 and want to photograph it, by all means do. But aren't you grateful for your mom? Your brother? Your riding buddy? Give it a whirl if you'd like and teach us something in the process.

    Burnzilla directed us to a cool portrait site: http://www.365portraits.com/. Here you will find a multitude of inspiring examples.

    Here are a couple of others I quickly culled from a google search:

    Photonet

    Kodak

    Picture Correct

    So that's it. Bake your pies and clean your house today, because tomorrow you've got to take pictures.

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

    Oh--BTW--I'm very grateful for these photo assignment threads.

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    Well, then I'm a grateful thread head!
    Excellent!

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    In. Dirty camera or not.
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    Thanks, Tom. I'm looking forward to seeing some great portraits!

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    Links to the Photo Assignment threads:

    11/24/2007: Gratitude ÔÇô Thanksgiving Special

    11/17/2007: Triangle

    11/10/2007: Harmony

    11/03/2007: Pure & Simple

    10/27/2007: Open Wide

    10/19/2007: Shadow of a Doubt

    10/13/2007: Group Dynamic

    10/06/2007: Blue

    09/29/2007: Evolution

    09/22/2007: Balance

    09/15/2007: Where I Want to Be

    09/08/2007: A Long Way to Go
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    and most gratifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    In. Dirty camera or not.
    As I said in the last assignment thread, its really no biggy with the right equipment and little reading up on it. Go for it, its very satisfying once you've done it, you'll wonder why you waited to try it.

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    I'll go charge the camera batteries now!! Thanks Tom.

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    I guess I'll go first on this one. My family thought it was a little strange that I was actually taking photos at a family event; a job usually limited to my mom and aunts. Most of the pictures I took were not that good. I was hurrying myself and neglected to make sure I didn't have half of someone in the background, or too much zoom, or whatever. I kind of like this one, though it's far from perfect. I shut the flash off and got some blur effect as my dad was carving up the turkey for everyone - maybe more than I wanted. He posed for one, but I should have zoomed a LOT more. I didn't like it, though it would be OK cropped. I'm going with the spontaneous one. I think it's a bit "ordinary". I like taking photos of objects and vistas more than people. He would probably be unhappy with me if he knew I was posting it here.

    As for gratitude, we'll, he's my dad, after all. He takes care of my dog for me when I'm on a riding trip (my mom is involved as well, of course), he helps me remodel my house, he gives good advice, he's responsible for my wrenching knowledge, and he's probably responsible for my warped sense of humor, as well. That, and he's good at carving the turkey.


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    Ovation TV is running an interesting series on photography this week called "framed" if you get a chance check it out. go to http://www.ovationtv.com to see the schedule.

    RM

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    Thanks for the ride, Mister. . .

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    Thank you for being my friend . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    Thanks for being my friend . . .
    That is such a sweet pic . . . thanks Voni!

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    I'm thankfull for many things, but I'll concentrate on two,
    one of which family......

    this was shot in color then converted to B&W, i played with the color temp in the camera setting before taking it to try and get it to appear like an old photograph since many of the furnishings in our house are antiques (Jeanne's parents antique were dealers for years) and I was curious if it would effect the photograph after conversion to B&W...

    Giving Thanks for The Earth's Bounty



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