The Medium of Photography
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Photographers usually attempt to produce images that are representations of subjects out in the real world. This kind of representation is not unique, for skilled artists can make pleasing representations using the media of painting, drawing, mosaics, and others. But the photographic medium offers specific possibilities and problems not found in the older art forms. For this challenge, produce images that take advantage of the specific properties of cameras: for example, shallow depth of field, motion blur, wide-angle distortion, or perspective control. Perhaps you have specialty soft-focus, star-filters, diffraction grating, or split-tone filters. Perhaps extreme digital noise is more to your liking, or freezing motion using strobes. Experiment with over or underexposure. If you have a Lensbaby, pinhole, infrared, or a Holga camera, use it!
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Tuesday, 22nd March, 2011 (GMT)
Tuesday, 29th March, 2011 – Monday, 4th April, 2011 (GMT)
Tuesday, 5th April, 2011 – Monday, 11th April, 2011 (GMT)
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Taken on a day in March, at a beach in New York Harbor. No one has come yet to disturb the shells left by winter tides.
|Submitted:||Saturday, 2nd April, 2011 23:18 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Sunday, 27th March, 2011|
|Focal length:||20 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/100 sec|
|Notes:||Image made with infrared radiation. The camera is a Sigma DSLR which is well suited to this sort of work.|
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