Assignment 14: Showing Scale in Photography

Last year one of my most popular posts was Showing Scale.  Now, it’s your turn to show something to scale by using a reference within your photograph.  It can be something big, small or in between as long as I can tell its size.

Hot Air Balloons are big but how big? This photo gives the answer in comparison to the people, vehicles and structures.

As in the other assignments, do not send me your photos. What I would like you to do is post them on your blog, flickr or other photo sharing site, personal website or any other place on the Internet where you can place a link to it here by making a comment to this blog entry. Then we can visit those sites and enjoy everyone’s way of Showing Scale.

Please, have your photos posted on or before Midnight (your time), Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Don’t have a place to post? Might be a good time to start up a blog or join a photo community like flickr.  As I have done for all the Assignments, I’ll put together a recap with my comments.

If you have any questions, leave me a comment and I will be happy to answer them. By the way, I would really appreciate it if you would help spread the word about this assignment so we can get lots of people to participate. Blog it, tweet it, email it and talk about it to your fellow photographers, bloggers, friends, family and pets. Thank you

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32 Responses to Assignment 14: Showing Scale in Photography

  1. Karma says:

    I wondered if this assignment was coming soon! Would it be fair to say you’d be looking for something that folks might not otherwise know the scale?

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  2. Hmm.. what to photograph, what to photograph…… I think this calls for something macro 😉 I’ll do my best to participate this time, but I can’t promise. The deadline is only a few days after we get back from vacation.

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  3. milkayphoto says:

    Sounds like a great assignment, Scott! 🙂

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  5. tedgriffith says:

    Just found your blog through Karma’s. This sounds like fun! Beautiful images!

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  6. Giiid says:

    Interesting, I´ll join,- of course. Glad that you keep making these assignments, it´s fun and a good way to keep in contact with all the others, in times when my blogging is a bit behind schedule.

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  7. Robin says:

    I might have something from this past weekend. I’m in the midst of setting up a new computer (transferring everything from the old one). Hopefully that won’t take days to do, and I can join in the assignment fun. 🙂

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  9. Nye says:

    This sounds like fun, although I’m clueless at the moment of what to shoot. 🙂

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  11. Barbara says:

    It was time for me to stop lurking and join in the fun! I’ve posted my submission on my blog: http://photoaspire.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/showing-scale/.
    Thanks for providing some focus!

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  12. Giiid says:

    Hi Scott.
    Here is my contribution: http://my2008blog.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/scale-in-photography/

    -not in the last moment this time, I havent improved, just mistaken about the days. I thought it was wednesday 😉

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  13. You guys are doing great. Here’s mine: Scale Model. Will put up a recap next week.

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  15. Carsten says:

    http://c-langkjaer.dk/wordpress/2011/07/scale-in-photography/ – is my entry to your assignment Scott.
    I’m already looking forward to the next – and to solving minor issues bout linking in the latest wordpress version.
    🙂

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  16. truels says:

    Better late than never! Here is my entry to Assignment 14:
    http://truels.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/scott-thomas-assignment-14-showing-scale-in-photography/
    And once again: Thank you, Scott, for making these assignments, they are very inspiring for me 🙂

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  17. Karma says:

    Hey, Scott, I’m feeling a little left out… I didn’t get a comment from you on my scale assignment 😦

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