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January, 2013 Assignment Break the Rules


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rmigliaccio

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rmigliaccio Administrator Nikonian since 10th Mar 2004
Tue 01-Jan-13 12:03 PM | edited Tue 01-Jan-13 12:07 PM by rmigliaccio

Please read the Rules and Objectives before you submit a photo for this Assignment.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The January Assignment is “BREAK THE RULES”.

You are all aware of the various “rules” or “guidelines” that are supposed to govern your photography. For example:

• Rule of thirds
• Balancing elements
• Leading lines
• Use of symmetry and patterns
• Watch your backgrounds
• Watch your foregrounds
• Creative cropping
• Framing of the subject
• Angle of light
• What should be blurred
• Etc.

This month’s assignment is to break the rules. A great article posted on a National Geographic site (http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-tips/breaking-the-rules/) is an awesome place for you to start as you consider how you are going to break the rules this month.

One requirement – YOU MUST TELL ME THE RULE YOU BROKE WHEN YOU POST YOUR SUBMISSION! Let’s make this interesting and instructive – why did you break the rule? What did you hope to achieve? Do you think you achieved it?

There are no other restrictions except that your image(s) MUST BE TAKEN DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY, 2013. I have noticed that some have used archived photos to satisfy an assignment (i.e. photos NOT taken during the month of the assignment). Using images taken prior to January of 2013 is NOT PERMITTED and will be deleted. Please honor the rules of the assignment.

As always, I emphasize “artistic”. Strive to be different; let your artistic juices flow when composing your image. Is the image you post for this assignment one you would be willing to frame and hang on your wall?? Please keep in mind that images will be selected based on image quality, subject matter, relevance to the assignment, and creativity just to name a few.

Also, over the course of the month, you may post no more than four (4) images. I want you to be discriminating in the selection of images you post for this assignment – PLEASE POST ONLY YOUR BEST SHOTS!!!

Also, please:

• Be imaginative and go for the unusual shot. After all, that’s what makes this fun!!!
• Do not use a shot in your archive – the whole point of this exercise is that it is an assignment.
• Submit only artistic shots. Naturally, we want to see your very best work with regard to subject matter and composition - translation – snapshots are not permitted.
• Include shooting data, and ideally, please include your thinking behind the scene – what were you trying/hoping to capture, and did you succeed?

As discussed here, the top five images will be selected by the previous month’s winner and be included in a poll for members to vote for the winning photo. The winning image with be added to our new Monthly Challenge Winner’s Gallery.

I look forward to seeing how you fulfill this assignment!

Good luck!!!

Rob

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