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Photography Assignments
old-camera.png This series of photo assignments was prepared at the request of a former student, looking for direction during her initial forays into photography. As she had just bought a Nikon D40, the content is geared towards that equipment. Those with other setups will have to make adjustments accordingly.

For the most part, however, technical skills are de-emphasized and geek-speak is kept to a minimum in this series of tutorials. For many beginners, a preoccupation with ƒ-stops and shutter speeds and focal lengths can be a deadening turn off. For that reason, other, equally important abilities, such as observational skills, composition and lateral thinking are emphasized.

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1 Shooting from the Hip Brian Grover 2263
2 Silhouettes Brian Grover 2375
3 A Portrait of the Artist Brian Grover 1731
4 Backlighting Brian Grover 2437
5 Motion Blur Brian Grover 1867
6 High Contrast Photography Brian Grover 1741
7 The Height of the Action Brian Grover 1680
8 Top-Down Brian Grover 1754
9 Reflected Light Brian Grover 1835
10 Three' s a Crowd Brian Grover 1785
11 Serendipity Brian Grover 1799
12 Rim Lighting Brian Grover 1795
13 Weather Effects Brian Grover 1986
14 The Big Event Brian Grover 1718
15 Close Cropping Brian Grover 2065
16 Bottoms Up Brian Grover 1802
17 Foto-Grafix in the Key of High and Low Brian Grover 2201
18 Starburst Brian Grover 1790
19 Signs of the Times Brian Grover 1812
20 Night Photography Brian Grover 1953
21 The Color Purple Brian Grover 2087
22 Bokeh Brian Grover 2067
23 A Shadow World Brian Grover 1649
24 Depth of Field Brian Grover 1927
25 The Rule of Thirds Brian Grover 1782
26 Parting Shot Brian Grover 2259

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