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Photo assignments - "Z"

  • Jun 8, 2013 · 8:00 AM

A Photographic Assignment is intended to help you develop your image making 'eye'.

You can take photos anywhere in the Bay Area - in fact if you are pushed for time, a good technique is to stand on the corner by your home/office/pub/etc. and complete the assignment WHILST LOOKING WITH A 'FRESH PAIR OF EYES'. Look at details as well as the bigger picture.  Be imaginative.  See different!

Upload your best photos so that all members may make comments and help you improve your photography. The favorite image gets free coffee at the next Meetup! Upload you images by the Monday after the Meetup.

This assignment is "the letter 'Z'", taken between 8AM and 5PM on the above date.  It need not be a real Z, it could be power lines, shapes, an abstract - or anything you can see as an Z.

Try to be creative in finding and photographing anything naturally containing assigned subject - remember the aim is to help improve your 'seeing'.

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  • BMarie

    Hello Everyone, here I sit with my "Z" assignment photos and no way to get them into my computer! Three PCMI cards missing and the cable to connect from my camera is no where to be found because I never use it, only my PCMI cards! Drat! When I find one, I will post my crazy "Z" photos......
    Be Well, and happy shooting!
    Brenda Marie

    June 9, 2013

  • Josephg

    tough assignment but worth the effort.

    June 9, 2013

  • BMarie

    I am going out today to shoot, something very important came up yesterday and could not shoot. I will post by this evening!

    June 9, 2013

  • michael

    Thanks Graham for the concept and thanks to all who posted captures. Very creative!

    By the way - you did not have to be somewhere at 8 a.m. Graham's posting stated "You can take photos anywhere in the Bay Area". These self-directed shoots allow us to be creative on our own schedule.

    June 9, 2013

  • Judy S.

    Always good to get out and shoot whether motivated or not. Having a topic is great.

    June 8, 2013

  • Diane D.

    Much more challenging than "O"! Took all photos in my yard and driveway. Discovered that nature is filled with "Y" and "V" - finding "Z" was much harder when I looked around my garden.

    June 8, 2013

  • BMarie

    Yippee! I was not able to take part in this last time. I will take some Z shots tomorrow!

    June 7, 2013

  • Rachel G.

    I do not have phone insurance to fix the cracked screen. I mainly shoot food and architecture. Is there a camera that people recommend for that?

    I would like something that allows me to do professional architectural photography.

    Food photography is more of a hobby for me--so I am seeking a camera that is down and dirty with a good light meter.

    June 3, 2013

  • Rachel G.

    I am sad because I left my phone in Sonoma, so I have been "blind" for a whole week. I need my eyes back. Should I consider buying the Iphone5? My last phone was the latest Samsung model. I found that I could not see when pointing into the sun. As light is an occupational hazard of photography, I found the Samsung pretty annoying.

    I solved that problem--I smashed my Samsung screen (by accident). What is a girl to do in this situation?

    June 2, 2013

    • Veronica

      Do you have phone insurance? A friend just replaced his phone because he also cracked the screen.

      June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What time will this end? I need to head up to Napa that evening and need to leave by 3:00 pm. I would love to join as this will be my first time with this group.

    May 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You can do the assignment whenever is convenient for you. Just take them on the day and uplaod your images.

      May 22, 2013

  • BMarie

    Z is an interesting assignment!

    May 22, 2013

  • Josephg

    Just looking around this look like quite a challenging assignment:-).

    May 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hang in there.......

      May 12, 2013

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