Hands and Their Stories – Photo Theme Challenge

H for Hands 

It is said that one’s hands can tell tales about the owner, from details of their background to character, health, relationship bliss, future and fortune. Therefore, it’s no wonder that hands are fascinating appendages of human structure that’s worth admiring and photographing.

For the H letter of the photo theme challenge, it was a tussle between doing photos for History or Hands. I love history and I am one of those who haunts museums and soaks up stories of long past history, but I settled for Hands in this case.

Close-up portraits of body parts can be magnificent. They can also have a meaning and send a strong message. Such photographic portraits imply which sex the part belongs to, the possible age of the owner, their social condition, and a lot of other things. Our body parts portraits reveal many details than one would be tempted to believe.

 

Photographing The Hands

While photographing these hands, my main interest is to tell the person’s story.  For example, the first photo is the cobbler that I pass by occasionally. His hands were always busy repairing shoes and I wanted to take shots of them whilst he worked.

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The second photo is a perfumer at work. She makes fragrance from natural ingredients and always had some henna painting on her hands. I wanted to capture her painted hands as she worked and filled the bottles.

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My focus is on my subject’s story. I wanted the character of their hands to show their reality and not glamourous images.

Tips & Recommendations for photographing hands:

  • Try to tell your subject’s story that anyone looking at the photo later can interpret the story that your image portrays.
  • Think about your lighting and use it to enhance the story.
  • Place continuous lighting on the side of your subject which will show the lines of the skin better.
  • Use a tripod when possible for best shots.
  • Use your macro lens for close-ups.
  • Have fun and be creative. Play with a variety of positions.

To join the photography theme challenge for practice, check this link and you can find other photo tips here.

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Read Your Manual Improve Your Photography

I know, I know, camera manuals or any manual for that matter does not make an engaging article to read. They can literally bore you to tears but the truth remains that the manual would tell you a whole lot about your camera and how to get the best out of it.

Just spending a little time with your cameras’ manual could surprise you with the amount of information that you learn from it.

It would save you lots of time wasted on trials and errors and the knowledge would help you each time you photograph.

Check this link for more tips on how to improve your photography.

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Take Photo Shoots Every Day

Every skill is perfected through practice. It’s as simple as that. The more you take photos, the more you understand the medium and your tools of operation.

You don’t have to own an expensive digital camera in order to take great photos. Start from where you are and with what you have at hand. The important thing is to develop your eye as you take more pictures. Just keep practicing and creating and you will be well on your way to owning great photos that are sellable.

For tips on how to sell your photos online, you can check this post.

Digital Photography

Digital photography, Earning money selling photos, taking great photos, cameras and properties, online photo salesWith the constant evolution of online lifestyle and presence, so has the World of photography continued to evolve.

This science and art of recording and creating durable images show that photography matters – possibly now more than ever.

This has opened up opportunities to turn your passion of clicking and capturing beautiful images into a money-making venture. What could be better than doing something you love and getting paid for it.

On this blog, we will be exploring ways of creating beautiful photos and the various mediums of selling them.

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