Deal 9: Hacking Photography mega-deal
Actually hands are something that some photographers (and artists) struggle to capture in a natural way (here’s a tutorial we wrote on the topic of posing hands) – so perhaps it is a good theme to practice.
Feel free to take any approach you like with the theme – you might take a shot that is all about the hands – or do something a little more subtle. Remember the hands can convey a lot of emotion (clench fists could be portraying anxiety or anger for example) and even a story (two hands holding one another for example).
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
Once you’ve selected the ‘Hands’ image that you’d like to share – upload it to your favourite photo sharing site or blog and either share a link to it or – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.
Remember these challenges are not just about finding pictures in your archives to share – we’d really love to see you getting out your camera and taking a new photo – after all that’s what dPS is about, helping you take better shots rather than just celebrating past shots.
If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSHANDS to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.
Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks challenge – Signs challenge where there were some great shots submitted.
July 4, 2012 12:55 pm
My younger son drew this one day. I thought it would make a great photo. These are his hands (2 on the left) and his brother's hand on the right.
May 14, 2012 03:41 am
May 12, 2012 04:34 pm
I always think that hands can make most of the expressions...here is my version of hands...i hope you would like it
April 26, 2012 01:17 pm
I've recently taken another one. It's of my son who I am in awe of.... http://deeandhercamera.blogspot.com/2012/04/for-my-son.html
I'm proud of this pic because these are his hands, whether the photo is considered "good" or not. =)
April 22, 2012 01:15 am
April 19, 2012 01:10 pm
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XS
April 19, 2012 10:33 am
April 19, 2012 05:48 am
Camera Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Exposure 0.013 sec (1/80)
Focal Length 55 mm
ISO Speed 6400
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash Off, Did not fire
April 18, 2012 01:13 pm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79096087@N05/6942864010/ Anzac Day is a time for reflection and remembrance
April 18, 2012 12:54 pm
[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/79096087@N05/6942864010/' title='Lest We Forget' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7104/6942864010_9132b003bb_b.jpg']
April 18, 2012 10:24 am
Anzac Day is a time for reflection and remembrance
April 18, 2012 07:01 am
http://mikhailanand.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/street-livingmumbai/img_2193/ hands that tell a story
April 17, 2012 10:24 pm
it's so nice to see a dad spending quality time with child,securely holding her and the child grasping his arms with her little hands
April 17, 2012 08:25 pm
My pensive daughter
April 17, 2012 03:09 pm
Something that I learned through project 365 is that a moment only lasts for a moment. While waiting for dinner, I noticed how the light was hitting my brother's hands and captured it. Here's my contribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shellyn82/7086330491/
April 17, 2012 06:47 am
April 17, 2012 02:16 am
Pictures of my class having fun with their hands
April 16, 2012 10:42 pm
Going to try and put my hands weekly challenge photo here.
April 16, 2012 09:36 am
Here is my entry.......
April 16, 2012 09:23 am
[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/rozebds4/6935806048/' title='Hands' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7255/6935806048_da8ed34af6.jpg']
April 16, 2012 03:34 am
[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/vigdhirajphotography/6864926794/' title='UNCONDITIONAL LOVE' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/6864926794_79c93e2378_c.jpg']
April 15, 2012 06:11 pm
[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/16486578@N02/6933029940/' title='Carnival hands' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7227/6933029940_2bdabf7f91.jpg']
April 15, 2012 06:06 pm
April 15, 2012 01:38 am
here's the link to my hand photo
April 15, 2012 01:32 am
my cousin's hand...
April 15, 2012 01:31 am
[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/19654678@N00/7076708537/' title='the hand' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5338/7076708537_9af858b8e8_b.jpg']
my cousin's hand...
April 14, 2012 10:52 pm
Something a bit different.
April 14, 2012 10:32 am
Link to my 'Hands' photo
April 14, 2012 10:30 am
My hands photo ;)
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/phototink/6929058216/][eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/6929058216_4f43f6d802.jpg' title='6929058216_4f43f6d802.jpg'][/url]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/phototink/6929058216/]hand[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/phototink/]Photo Tink[/url], on Flickr
April 14, 2012 02:44 am
April 14, 2012 01:59 am
My friend's hands and his bay[eimg url='http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4136/4927684241_9922b3fe54_z.jpg' title='4927684241_9922b3fe54_z.jpg']
April 14, 2012 12:35 am
Take 2: Didn't seem to twork the first time, so if this posts twice, I;m sorry.
As much as I like pulling out the camera, this made me think of a photo I took a couple of years ago as a photo shoot. I entered into a local photography competition and received a commendation on it. I felt this was perfect for this assignment!
[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/79036051@N06/7073520281/' title='Community' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/7073520281_eef9755357.jpg']
April 13, 2012 11:40 pm
Here is my picture of a friend.
April 13, 2012 11:25 pm
Trying for the first time, hope this works. I really liked these hands.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/wvmeo/7073607735/' title='Hands' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5232/7073607735_92a54ba780.jpg']
April 13, 2012 10:56 pm
[eimg url='https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0u66x_nN23U/Trfe5ARBdVI/AAAAAAAAZro/v6v14u3tZB4/s398/091101_nannok+ac+mera_139.jpg' title='091101_nannok+ac+mera_139.jpg']
April 13, 2012 09:20 pm
Here are a couple from Easter:
April 13, 2012 08:56 pm
Here's one -
April 13, 2012 07:30 pm
April 13, 2012 05:34 pm
I was intrigued by this man's hands when I was in Africa. He kindly allowed me to photograph them
April 13, 2012 02:36 pm
Here are my aunt and uncle at the renewal of their vows
April 13, 2012 12:06 pm
April 13, 2012 12:03 pm
This is from my photoblog. This post is one that I took while working at our church's nursery today.[eimg url='http://deeandhercamera.blogspot.com/2012/04/naptime.html' title='naptime.html']
April 13, 2012 12:02 pm
I am new at this so I hope I did this right. Most of my photos are of musicians. I would like some feedback so I know how I'm doing. Thanks.
April 13, 2012 11:01 am
this is me holding my grandma's hand
it’s been quite some time now since old age has finally caught up with my lola. my family has been having a hard time coping with her condition now because we can still remember how vibrant and enthusiastic she was the past few months. with a blinking of an eye, life has changed for her and for us.
so for now, we are holding on…to the beautiful life she has lived with us, to the wonderful years of great and picturesque memories, for the loving lola that she is, for the time God has let us spend with her…we are holding on…
hold on Lola Salud. We love you very much!
April 13, 2012 08:29 am
Here is my older brothers hand.
[eimg url='https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/574968_432233596793329_100000200770693_1970629_956977685_n.jpg' title='574968_432233596793329_100000200770693_1970629_956977685_n.jpg']
April 13, 2012 07:19 am
a shot of my son's hands
April 13, 2012 06:16 am
One of the photos I took doing a Newborn session; Mom's, Dad's, and Baby's hand.[eimg url='http://kmeadphotography.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/dexter039crop.jpg?w=700&h=' title='dexter039crop.jpg?w=700&h=']
April 13, 2012 06:02 am
I was intrigued with this man's hands while I was in Africa. he was kind enough to let me photograph them.
[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/bethwode/4375671260/' title='Let us Pray' url='http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4070/4375671260_43fdec0fbb_z.jpg']
April 13, 2012 05:09 am
What really interests me is creative hands in action. I have a set of shots of creative, working hands on Flickr.
and here are my two favorites of the set:
[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/34288646@N05/4045159549/' title='piano hands' url='http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2537/4045159549_85526498b1.jpg']
[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/34288646@N05/5005364042/' title='Potter's Hand' url='http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4086/5005364042_720943d248_z.jpg']
warmly / Judy Harrow
April 13, 2012 04:58 am
April 13, 2012 04:50 am
I love hands. Here is one of my son a couple of weeks after his birth...
[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/8720168@N02/7071479841/' title='IMG_2644 flckr size' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5152/7071479841_535645ca06.jpg']
April 13, 2012 03:23 am
Having lunch with my mom gave me a perfect chance to snap a 'hands' photo.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/41673227@N03/6925144654/' title='Coffee Break, "#DPSHANDS"' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7091/6925144654_059ea19e95.jpg']
April 13, 2012 02:57 am
Here two quite different pictures of hands: Male and female, worshiping and eating ...
April 13, 2012 01:59 am
April 13, 2012 01:28 am
My son playing piano. I was short on skill but big on luck with this photo. Thanks!
April 12, 2012 07:57 pm
My entry! Parents were holding each other's hands :)
April 12, 2012 09:33 am
Here is my take.. taken a while ago
April 12, 2012 06:25 am
Preparing tomatoes to dry in the sun, Puglia, Italy:
April 12, 2012 01:18 am
Hands from a while back
April 12, 2012 01:16 am
Hands from a while ago
April 12, 2012 01:09 am
April 12, 2012 12:52 am
Here my family hands...
April 11, 2012 10:05 pm
Here are two from my photostream :)
April 11, 2012 08:41 pm
Preparing the tomatoes for sundrying, Puglia, Italy:
April 11, 2012 10:58 am
Here's my entry, of my dad building furniture in his workshop at Easter:
April 11, 2012 10:36 am
Here are a couple of shots. I could not decide on the colour one or black and white so I have included links to both.
April 11, 2012 08:55 am
This is my photo from this Easter
April 11, 2012 05:47 am
April 11, 2012 05:46 am
My hands photo
April 10, 2012 11:48 pm
4 hands: baby, mom and dad
April 10, 2012 11:22 pm
My son's hand http://www.flickr.com/photos/sinetics/7064234293/in/photostream
April 10, 2012 10:45 pm
Took a fresh shot last night -- had lots of fun setting it up and getting it shot!
April 10, 2012 08:35 pm
April 10, 2012 08:13 pm
A small hand
April 10, 2012 08:12 pm
Hands holding you safe.
April 10, 2012 05:50 pm
This old man was playing the flute with his nostrils !!
April 10, 2012 05:47 pm
playing the flute with his nostrils !!
April 10, 2012 03:59 pm
My friend's 3 yo. out collecting eggs from the coop. These were his favorites.
April 10, 2012 11:39 am
April 10, 2012 09:26 am
Hand and drawing tell a story
April 10, 2012 09:06 am
Hand and drawing tell a story.
April 10, 2012 04:00 am
Take my hand...
April 10, 2012 03:54 am
Having problems posting photo ;-(
April 10, 2012 02:40 am
I did have trouble posting the photo.
When I used the clicking here an container appeared in the text. But when I tried to submit the comment it did not show up.
I had use a link in the end.
Gustavo J. Mata
April 10, 2012 02:07 am
April 10, 2012 02:02 am
Eli's hands, A beutiful woman with a sensual hands.
April 10, 2012 01:49 am
I had a blast with this challenge. It was difficult choosing a final photo to share but I hope that you enjoy the final choice as much as I do.
April 9, 2012 11:38 pm
Does anyone else have trouble with their photos never posting?
April 9, 2012 10:41 pm
My husband playing guitar Sunday afternoon. I added a texture and made it into a fb timeline cover size.
April 9, 2012 09:52 pm
I love photographing hands! Great idea for a challenge. Here's a couple of my favorite hand shots:
April 9, 2012 03:58 pm
This was from a newborn shoot i did a few months ago. I find that getting imagea of newborns hands & feet are very important bc they change so quickly & they really show how tiny they are when put w bigger hands/ feet.
April 9, 2012 02:34 pm
The Piano Man
April 9, 2012 10:54 am
OOps I'm sorry, I deleted the other picture by mistakes,so here is the new link!
April 9, 2012 10:02 am
this is an old one taken on the nyc subway.
April 9, 2012 08:18 am
Here is one...
April 9, 2012 07:29 am
April 9, 2012 07:13 am
A shot I took while recently visiting my mother:
FWIW, this is my first image post to DPS.
April 9, 2012 06:57 am
The right hand took this picture of her left sister playing on a guitar fretboard.
Here is the link:
Gustavo J. Mata
April 9, 2012 06:48 am
A multi-exposure look done with a long shutter and a few pops from a 20 year old flash.
April 9, 2012 06:30 am
I just did a blog post today about my husband baking hot cross buns - lots of hand shots in there! (And the buns weren't bad either!)
April 9, 2012 04:43 am
My dad is a wonderful trumpet player, and i just had to take this picture!
April 9, 2012 04:37 am
April 9, 2012 04:17 am
This one is from Ldakh http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixhektar/5290061030/in/photostream
April 8, 2012 11:38 pm
These are my daughter's hands..
Happy Easter, Enjoy Life!
April 8, 2012 10:51 pm
Chinese hands... http://www.flickr.com/photos/furioshots/6910457980/sizes/l/in/photostream/
April 8, 2012 08:22 pm
I shot this whilst in Amsterdam last year.
April 8, 2012 08:03 pm
a photograph from Bangladesh
April 8, 2012 06:40 pm
OK, let's try this submission again...
April 8, 2012 05:29 pm
Taking hand photos is one of my favourite things! Here's one of them
April 8, 2012 05:04 pm
Here's my photography
April 8, 2012 03:46 pm
Here's is my entry :]
April 8, 2012 02:21 pm
April 8, 2012 01:45 pm
Here's a new one too:
April 8, 2012 11:36 am
This was part of a team building exercise.
April 8, 2012 11:30 am
Here is my hands photo :)
April 8, 2012 10:50 am
April 8, 2012 09:09 am
I took this one earlier this week and was pretty excited as to how it turned out -- I will have to try for something more targeted on hands over the next few days, though...
April 8, 2012 08:34 am
April 8, 2012 07:43 am
April 8, 2012 04:31 am
A couple of shots from my side:
April 8, 2012 04:17 am
And here's one from me :)
April 8, 2012 03:53 am
Here's my Hands picture. Hopefully this link works...
April 8, 2012 03:50 am
Here is one I shot after my son was born...
And here is fresh springy one... :)
April 8, 2012 02:54 am
April 8, 2012 02:49 am
Experienced hands of a coffee plantation worker in Guatemala
April 8, 2012 02:33 am
My 1 day old daughter :
April 8, 2012 12:37 am
Here is my contribution:
I took this one at the Feed Me's concert in Montréal last week.
April 8, 2012 12:22 am
April 7, 2012 11:31 pm
Congratulations to Johnny and Joan!
April 7, 2012 10:04 pm
Here are mine http://www.flickr.com/photos/flixel/sets/72157629395043676/ well not my hands if you know what I mean :)
April 7, 2012 09:10 pm
April 7, 2012 09:09 pm
April 7, 2012 08:48 pm
April 7, 2012 01:44 pm
My husband is real car guy- I think his grease covered, capable hands are just beautiful!
April 7, 2012 01:41 pm
a pic that i took of my friend :) !
April 7, 2012 01:38 pm
I like this theme in photography challenge
kids are feeding the goat with their hands
April 7, 2012 12:02 pm
a photo of my two day old grandson last week. Actually a portrait of the dad... strong, powerful, a little edgy, loving and tender
April 7, 2012 11:55 am
This is a picture of my daughter one day after she was born.
April 7, 2012 11:21 am
Here is my picture. :D
April 7, 2012 09:26 am
It’s amazing what a little boy will find fascinating…
April 7, 2012 08:42 am
Here's my favorite of a baby photoshoot I did recently. I don't know how to post just the hands though so just scroll down the page and you will find it. I'm sorry for not making it easier! I will learn, I promise.
April 7, 2012 08:41 am
Took this photo a while back of a potter in rural India. He was really skilled and deft, but he believes that it's a dying art form.
April 7, 2012 08:35 am
April 7, 2012 08:27 am
The "Hand Off"
April 7, 2012 08:08 am
I tried not to over think this one. I took a simple macro shot of my hand holding my wrist watch (hence 'hands of time'). If you can excuse my pun, I hope you like the shot:
As you've probably worked out, shooting your own hands isn't easy. Here is my entry for canon's Photo 5 last year:
April 7, 2012 08:07 am
Here is a photo I took for one of my HSC art projects.
April 7, 2012 08:05 am
Here's my favorite. It’s from a project I recently finished about tattoos, a world where hands are very important.
Greetings from Spain!
April 7, 2012 07:58 am
Here is my favorite one so far; my daughter loves "love bugs":
April 7, 2012 07:56 am
Here's my picture. I was buying beans from this old guy at a fair in Mexico and I just had to take this picture.http://www.flickr.com/photos/arimou0/6897298142/in/photostream/
April 7, 2012 07:48 am
Here there are a couple mine. It's from a project I recently finished about tattoos, a world where hands are very important.
Greetings from Spain!!
April 7, 2012 07:39 am
A couple from this week, when I was just playing around
April 7, 2012 06:53 am
A project I've been working on for a year now... I know a lot of artisans of various kinds, so I've been photographing them (candid) as they work - Artisanal Hands
April 7, 2012 06:26 am
Here's my entry:
April 7, 2012 06:09 am
seems like I am the first person on Instagram to do so...
April 7, 2012 05:45 am
Here's one of my favorite hand images:
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