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    Posted: 30 December 2012 at 09:53
Assignment #1: Rule of thirds and Golden Mean Thread # 2.

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This assignment is about two compositional methods, Rule Of Thirds and Golden Mean. They are proven to be a good starting point to gain composition skills. But they are nowhere near the end of the search for the perfect picture, so don't stick to them always. The real point of this task is to look for a pre-defined composition in the environment around you. I suggest you read this great source about these composition principles. If you are confident that you know about them enough, you may skip this stage.



You will shoot a picture using the Rule of Thirds or Golden Mean, or a combination of both. No studio shots/no interfering with the subjects. You must not change the natural layout of the scene. Only cropping in one direction is allowed.



General Assignment Rules




The general rules for the assignments are as follows :



- clean slate, all “old” assignments will be locked (over time as the new ones are created)

- no mining, shots must be specifically taken for the assignment (we trust you )

- Provide shooting data, like camera, lens, exposure details, date taken etc. when there is no exif included in the picture file.

- only one assignment at the time. Once started you can only take the next assignment after having passed.

- one dimension crop and minor straightening allowed (to allow different aspect ratios, but don’t crop in both directions)

- max 2 pics per post/try

- you can do the assignments in any order, and repeated as many times as you want

- at least one moderators or admin will comment on every post and determine fail/pass. This might include general C&C as well.

- all members of Dyxum can also leave comments on the shots posted

- id of members that passed will be kept in a "pass post"

- specifically good pictures or good examples of assignment passes will be kept in a new "assignment gallery"

- instructions for specific assignments will generally stay as is (and we'll have to write new ones for new assignments).

- shots posted for the assignments are eligible for selection in the weekly exhibitions









Edited by pegelli - 26 January 2013 at 09:00
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First photo I've uploaded. Fingers crossed


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@ x3idave, that's a pass, the main points of the composition emphasized by ROT (as well as a leading line, but don't use the same pic for that assignment)
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Thanks
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kaidoloor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2013 at 10:09
Hope this "fits into" rule of 3rds :)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2013 at 10:44
@kaidoloor, pls. see the assignment rules.

I see two problems, (1) no shot date/exif included and (2) you can only be active in one assignment at the time. So you first need to pass "leading lines" before taking on your second one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote beardedspoooon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2013 at 17:58
Forgot the rules. :D

This one was shot with the goal of satisfying the rule of thirds. If the bird had been cooperative, might have even gotten the golden mean in there.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2013 at 20:59
That's a pass beardedspoooon, the lines of his neck and bill nicely follow the ROT lines with the intersection in the middle of the head.
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Hello Everybody,

Here is my fist submission to the assignment series.



I look forward to your feedback
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2013 at 09:01
grakat, can you pls. provide exif and date taken? (see general rules in the first post)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote grakat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2013 at 09:14
My apologies Pegelli, I assumed that it uploaded with the image. Some forums make the EXIF data available when the photo is uploaded.

Date of capture was 2013:01:25 14:41:52.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2013 at 09:49
Thanks, and it's a pass grakat, the head and the legs are nicely placed at diagonally opposed ROT points.

Btw, Dyxum doesn't strip the exif data from your shot, it's usually either your post processing program or your picture host who does that. If your picture host includes the exif an exif viewer will show it on Dyxum. By the format of your filename I think this picture is on Flickr, where passing through the in file exif is possible but not by default. However since I don't use Flickr I can't help you further, but maybe someone else who reads this can.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote grakat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2013 at 10:03
Thanks Pegelli,

I will look into the EXIF situation with Flickr, where the picture is hosted. I know Photobucket passes it through.

I'll cover my bases, and add the exif data at the bottom of the post too, hopefully it then makes your life easier. Onto the next assignment

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My new year resolution was to start the photographic assignments.   Here's a pic that I tried with the rule if thirds in mind. I took it for day 50 but was definitely thinking about The Rule when I looked through the VF...,


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