Week five is upon us. Congrats to all who have made it this far!
If you think you might like to join in, check out this thread for details.
Easy to catch up
The fifth lesson is: Camera Filters, Soft Focus, Zooming And Pan
So read through the lesson this week, and then use what you've learned to complete the assignment:
Assignment 1: I don't expect people to go out and buy a bunch of new equipment. If your budget allows it or you already have any of the above filters in your inventory, go out and take some shots with and without the filters to compare the difference. Even if you don't have access to the filters listed in the assignment, try the nylon stocking stretched over the lens for a soft-focus effect and let me see what you come up with. Try and find a subject that will be particularly fitting for soft-focus and see what happens.
Assignment 2: Practice panning to capture a moving object and blur the background. It's fun! Once you get the hang of it you'll be impressed with yourself. Post your best results for us all to see.
The assignment is 'due' on Monday the 2nd of May. A new thread for the next lesson will be posted on the day before (Sunday).
If you like, please post your images in this thread! You don't *have* to if you don't want to though, but definitely use this thread for chat and tips!
Any questions just ask away - have fun
If you have a Flickr account, you can make your images show in the thread that automatically includes a link back to the Flickr page.
To do this, go to your photo on flickr. Where the little facebook/email/twitter icons are directly above it, click on the drop arrow. Click on "grab the HTML/BB code", and make sure the "BB code" selected. I've used SMALL size below - copy the text in the little box and simply paste into your post here on BH.
It will look like this:
93/365: composition (thirds) by phozographer [doing a 365], on Flickr