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Picture This! -- Our Next Assignment

Special Effects
Our next Picture This! assignment is Special Effects. While you might think that this is for digital photographers only, special effects were around way before digital made its appearance. A special effect can be lens, filter, or software induced, and it's having fun with an image using any and all of the above. This example is a combo, using Panoramic mode with the Olympus SP-510 UZ and in essence doubling the exposure and then using Black and White, Posterization, and Hue/Saturation adjustment layers in Photoshop CS3 on a MacBook Pro. It's using the "straight" shot as a foundation for a more graphic approach to the scene. So send in slide film or prints and share your special effects vision with us all.

© 2008, George Schaub, All Rights Reserved

Please Read This
It is important that you read and follow these guidelines. We need to follow this procedure because of the large volume of images we receive. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at: editorial@shutterbug.com.

1) Images sent to us cannot be returned. You retain complete copyright over the images, but do grant us permission to print your image(s) in the magazine and on our website, www.shutterbug.com.

2) Because images are not returned please send a quality print or duplicate transparency. We will not accept or view images on CD, ZIP, or any other electronic media.

3) Images will be selected on the basis of content and technical quality. Please mark your outer envelope with the topic of the month (for example, "Wide View").

4) Enclose a short caption with the image stating camera, lens, film and exposure, plus location. If you are submitting an image with a recognizable person we must have a model release or signed permission from that person to reproduce their image in the magazine and on the website.

5) Please submit no more than three photos for consideration (4x6 up to 81/2x11).

Send your image and information to: Picture This! Shutterbug Magazine,
1419 Chaffee Dr., Suite #1, Titusville, FL 32780.
Deadline for submission: August 15, 2008.
Images will appear in our November 2008 issue.
Our next topic: Sacred Spaces
Deadline: September 15, 2008
Publication Date: December, 2008

Please note: We receive hundreds of submissions for Picture This! each month and want to be sure we properly identify each image we publish. Please be sure to attach your name and image information to the back of each submission.

Want to see images selected for past Picture This! assignments? Go to www.shutterbug.com and click on Picture This! in the "More Articles..." box on the homepage.