feet that tell a story {photo tip}

Most days I pick my camera up quickly, take a shot or two and put it back down. Rarely, do I simply shoot for the sake of practice and challenging myself – mainly because I am usually IN the moment instead of only being behind a camera. Every now and then it works out for me to keep my camera out longer.

We went swimming recently and I wanted to find a different and challenging way to tell the story of the kids time at the pool. So I went with feet.

While they swam. I pushed myself to try to find different ways of telling a story with their feet as my main subject. Challenging myself like this often pushes me to find new ways of shooting and angles I’ve never considered.

So my PHOTO TIP today is simple: push yourself to try new things. Maybe, like me, tell a story with feet. Or hands. You might surprise yourself when your done!

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  • Kelley - Love this! Also, not sure if the photo of the girl with pink shorts that have white ties is of Little One or Firecracker. But either way, she has awesome leg muscles! I am jealous! Looks like she could follow in mom’s footsteps and be a gymnast!

  • Brandi - I love this story of feet! Great idea and great shots!

  • Southern Gal - You know I haven’t taken photos of feet or hands in quite a while. Thanks for the challenge. This was my only attempt at feet, but they are some of my favorites. http://itwasbroughtonbylove.blogspot.com/2014/04/wordless-wednesday_16.html

    My big girl camera is in the repair shop. I’m horrible at phone photos, so I’ll have to wait on my other camera.

  • Angie - Epic success! <3

  • Debbie - What a great idea! I can’t wait to challenge myself with ideas such as this one. Thanks for sharing.

  • Molly - Love this!!!

  • Andrea - Love the one where the two kids are looking up and all we see is (one of your boys’ I assume) feet! That’s a great story!

    Good challenge.

  • Jenny B. - Amazing! I love that you share your settings. Thanks!

  • ~abi~ - this is great! love how you are constantly finding fresh perspectives with your same beloved subjects!

  • suzy - Love the feet perspective! Great idea and an interesting way to tell a story!

  • Suzie - Very interesting! I loved every shot. I am definitely going to try this. Always trying to challenge myself and end up finding out that I am in a rut. Thanks for the tip!

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  • Kristi Rediske - Love your pictures-I did take your class a couple of years ago and learned so much-just wondering which lens you did use in these outdoor pics. I think you have said you like your 85mm for indoor, is that right?

  • AshleyAnn - Kristi – I used my 85mm for these. I don’t use it indoors very often because it is pretty tight inside – I need a wider angle inside

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