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    Posted: 09 July 2007 at 13:40
Hello Dyxum friends,
This is the fourth Dyxum Photographic Assignment, the topic is Softness

The general rules can be found at here.

now, here is your task!

You will shoot a soft picture.
By 'soft' the following are meant: motion blur, misfocus, strange optical filters, shooting through dirty glass etc.

You will shoot your main subject 'soft' intentionally. With this you will aim to deliver an emotional impact higher than a sharp copy of the same shot would deliver. Your photo must be convincing with the emotions added by softness. Blurring your image at post-processing stage is strictly prohibitied. The softness must be achieved in camera. Other than that, you are free to use any type of PP.

If you are taking the misfocus route, i suggest you to turn off your AF, otherwise you'll have hard times with 'correctly misfocusing'.

Happy shootings:)

From this point those taking part in our Assignments can choose their own sequence of completion, but a pass in your "current" assignment is needed before moving to your next choice.


NOTE: If you want to set yourself a personal challenge, you can still do them in the numbered order -- the prizemoney
does not increase, but the satisfaction when finished will be greater.


Edited by brettania - 19 May 2008 at 14:31
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 July 2007 at 14:11
sounds like a job for me :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2007 at 04:19
Think I can do this one!! ;P
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2007 at 12:41
here is one


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2007 at 22:46
Zoom Blur is good? she looked so peacefull...


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2007 at 22:48
but zoom blur is not something peaceful imo... oppositely it gives a very aggressive feeling. so i cant say this photo is enhanced by softness. sorry.
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2007 at 13:44
Don't feel sorry, i'm learning and liking it. Because... it's constructiv.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2007 at 21:05
OK, motion blur is quite easy (well, could be more problematic in the midday, but not in the evening).

Throw!


More problems I expect with misfocus or strange optical filters, but I'll try and will post my results in here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2007 at 23:15
Originally posted by Turerkan Turerkan wrote:

but zoom blur is not something peaceful imo... oppositely it gives a very aggressive feeling. so i cant say this photo is enhanced by softness. sorry.


There is a certain dreamy quality in parts of the image, esp at top, but the radial lines do have the opposite effect, I agree.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2007 at 00:08
ana000: well.. this one doesn't do it for me too. may be you should read the assignment rules once again and give it some thoughts.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2007 at 00:14
I think maybe this could be a good example:

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2007 at 21:52
OK, here's my attempt:

Softened version first, and then the unsoftened for comparison (they should appear side-by-side if your window is wide enough)


For the softened one, I held some nylon gauze in front of the lens (actually the skirt from my daughter's fairy costume!).

I think the softened version has a dreamy quality that the other doesn't but would welcome opinions / feedback on whether others think I've enhanced anything here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2007 at 00:07
I think it's very good and fulfills the assignment goal.
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