Community Photo Assignments - June 2017


Every month, people like yourself will have the opportunity to train and challenge your eye with some photography. I will pick a prompt (usually a word or phrase provided from the community; something to theme an image) and you can go out there with your camera to see what you can capture with that phrase in mind!

June's theme is "UP." Interpret it as you wish! If people may not be able to figure out the connection between your photo and the theme, it might be a good idea to leave a one-to-two sentence description.


  • Please keep it to one photo. Spend time and effort picking your favorite.
  • Photos must be your own, and taken WITHIN the timeline of the challenge. No, you cannot use work you've previously shot.
  • Keep it SFW.
  • Use of something outside of a DSLR is allowed.
  • Do not provide criticism unless the artist asks for it.
  • Have fun. :slight_smile:

I personally share photos on Flickr and 500px - it is a decent resource for sharing photos that are capable of retaining some quality and sharing meta data. Make sure you read their ToS before committing to a platform. Speaking of which...

Legal jargon provided by forum overlords:

  • All submitted images are submitted with creative commons license, no commercial use outside of L1T without prior consent of the author, attribution mandatory; [this is in the site ToS already but just a reminder]
  • All submitted images come with the guarantee of the submitting user that he owns all the rights to those images and is fully qualified to license those images as aforementioned;
  • The submitted images will not interfere with rights of third persons, meaning no people will be photographed without a model release permitting publication under the conditions set forth here;
  • In countries where applicable, the submitted images will not interfere with rights in res of third persons, meaning the rights of the image of objects belonging to persons in countries that protect the right to an image of those objects (e.g. France, but also some publicly accessible musea - in Anglo-American countries - for instance). The submitting user is liable for checking and/or clearing these rights prior to submitting;
  • The submitted images will not contain derogatory or offensive content in any way;
  • The submitted images will not contain private information of third persons, and will not contain data that could be abused, like for instance software keys, confidential technical data, etc;

I'm going to try to use exposure for the moon, I'll edit this post once I get my tripod from my school and take it.

Edit: Fuck, I don't have any capture cables, and my camera only has bulb exposure. I'll have to rig this somehow.

What camera do you have?

Pentax k50.

Somehow I didn't get what you meant when I read it before. Now it makes perfect sense.

Anyway, you don't need cables for that, the moon is pretty bright. Also you don't want the exposure to be very long because of the movement of the moon and also because of atmospheric interference. (In other words warm air makes everything wibbly wobbly timey whimy.) So you probably won't even reach the 30s limit.

If the images turn out soft, crank the ISO up to get faster shutter speed.
Try your longest lens first, regardless of it's maximum aperture.

When you take the shot for real make sure you have long exposure noise reduction turned on.
It will take longer but saves some time in the edit.

The desired effect I wanted was a timelapse that led the moon into the sky, and then I would take one extra photo to make the moon more clear after some layering.


You have one of those moon apps? Helps to find a good spot and be on time.

I guess I win?

Come on! Final week.

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All my free time got sucked up with the new job. I'm not sure I'll get something in time.

I guess this experiment has come to a conclusion.

It was worth a shot. Fun for me, atleast - while it lasted.

Do one for July! I'd participate.


@moderators please lock! Thanks. :slight_smile: