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Postby MBrutus2009 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:29 pm

How about 'motion' Weather it be stopping it... panning... or having the shutter go on forever like I have seen on night shots...
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Postby dryan2 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:58 pm

Alex_Venom wrote:I would suggest the theme "BOKEH", where the users should cut an creative format in a piece of black paper, shoot some out of focus lightning at night and participate. :wink:

I second that ...... I love bokeh :D
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Postby Cam-I-Am » Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:51 pm

A possible subject suitable for December could be 'Ornamental Light'. Or somewhat broader it could include any type of light that is not primarily there to improve seeing things in the dark. So light decorations, candle light etc. But also signalling lights of any sort, neon signs and even lights on displays like CD-players or whatever.

Just a thought.

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Postby Johanna » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:58 pm

I know this was done last year, but it could be cool to repeat the tradition:

"New years resolutions" for january?

Postby Gordon Laing » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:54 pm

Hi Johanna, great to see you back on the forums !

It is a great idea, but it's up to the winner of last month's assignment to choose the next one - this thread is handy for giving them suggestions though!
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Postby Retina » Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:39 am

how about doing a theme of Graffiti?... it is obviously omnipresent everywhere.... from walls, trains, bridges, etc...

What About Infrared ?

Postby Actionman » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:44 am

Does anyone do IR photography or Videography ? ... bHwV9NpHBM ... df-qo8S9ec
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but it looks ok for the videos i do.

Postby agun » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:10 am

I'm not sure if this has been suggested but i think making a RANDOM themed on Assignment would be funny.

Whoever is more random with their photo wins. :!:

Example: Get a pretty model and put a potato on her head. :P

Postby MBrutus2009 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:04 am

I like that idea of "random"... if i for some reason pull out a win for this months assignment... I'll most likely do this one! Great idea!
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Postby c » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:45 pm

How about pareidolia, also known as "things with faces"? Here is a wiki-link:

Postby Q u e n t i n » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:01 pm

How about "illusions"?
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Postby Brian Harmer » Mon May 31, 2010 7:29 am

My suggestion is "irritants" (Hey, I could enter a self-portrait :-) !
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Postby EvanK » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:57 pm

What about something like, "Electronics"? I mean, everybody has something electronic! Otherwise they wouldn't be able to even log onto Cameralabs!

It could be something like a hand reaching out to pick up a computer mouse. Anything that really involves electronics or tech works.


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Postby jameswilby5 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:10 pm

How about Christmas being the theme, as its December's theme. I know it's a very vague theme, but it would allow everyone to interpret what they think Christmas is! :D
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Postby Lee Brandon » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:03 am

For many of us winter means limited getting out and about so my suggestion is home. Anything taken within or from your home.
Making a good shot out of the familiar really pushes your creativity.
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