Portrait of Two People: Weekly Photography Challenge - Digital Photography School

Portrait of Two People: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photographic challenge is to take and share a portrait of two people.


This is a followup to our recent post – how to take creative couples portraits – although you’re more than welcome to share two people that are not a ‘couple’ as such if you wish.

It could be a couple but it could also be two siblings, a parent and child, two workmates, two strangers… whatever you like.

You’re welcome to take a posed portrait or something less formal or even a candid one. Really it’s up to you!

Once you’ve taken and selected the ‘ZOOM’ 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 our embed tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSCOUPLE 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 – Zoom challenge where there were some great shots submitted.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • Emily Sedate

    August 24, 2013 01:33 am

    Got the chance to photograph my worship pastor and his wife. This was the first time I did a couples shoot, so I was really nervous, but I think it turned out well!


  • Sheila Norkis

    November 5, 2012 03:54 am

  • Marianne

    October 23, 2012 01:17 pm

    This is a photo of my granddaughters taken while attempting to get some "fall" color photos of them.


  • Daphne

    October 4, 2012 01:41 am


    This is a portraits of my daugher and husband in the Pumpkin Patch. I used fill flash for the shot to make them "pop" more in the photo. Lens used was Canon 17-40 L f4 Comments welcome.

  • Deane Notter

    October 2, 2012 07:55 am

    This is a picture that I have done for my parents anniversary.


  • Stephanie Walls

    September 30, 2012 03:37 pm


  • Alireza

    September 30, 2012 06:31 am

    This a photo of two sisters' concentration! Thanks for visit and comments!

  • Alireza

    September 30, 2012 06:18 am

    This a photo of twin girls. Thanks for visit and comments!

  • Ranjith

    September 30, 2012 02:06 am

    This picture was taken at a Chinese opera held in Malaysia. The father-son duo, in which the kid was very active and doing lip-sync when the artists were performing on the stage..


  • Rahela

    September 29, 2012 10:06 pm

    This one is one of my oldest photographs taken my first digital point & shoot camera, not only very poor quality but I see a LOT of things I didn't know about the photography then - but it is still, by far, one of my favorite photographs of the two of them:


  • Rahela

    September 29, 2012 10:02 pm

    This one was taken long, long time ago, and with my first digital camera; not only poor quality but I also see a LOT of the things I didn't know about the photography then - but it is by far one of my personal favourite photographs of the two of them:

    [eimg url='http://s2.pticica.com/foto/0001316095_m_0_yessx2.jpg' title='0001316095_m_0_yessx2.jpg']

  • Jennifer Pritchard

    September 29, 2012 06:53 pm




    I took these 3 photo's at The Botanical Gardens here in Wichita, KS. I was hired last minute to do an impromptu proposal. I took these from pretty far away, I used my canon EOS 30D Camera, with my EF 70-300 lens. By far, being an amatuer, these are my favorite photographs I have taken so far. I am really proud of how they came out. I did change the tone to sepia in photoshop because it really made the images look great, and was so much better than in color, it gives it more meaning and passion in my opinion. I hope you enjoy! I couldn't pick the best of the 3 images, so I posted all 3 links to them here. Would love to have some feedback if anyone get's a chance!

  • Jennifer Pritchard

    September 29, 2012 06:45 pm

    I shot this photo using my EF 70-300 Canon lens, using my Canon EOS 30D. I converted it to black and white to bring out more detail in the photo and make it stand out better. I shot this of an impromptu proposal at the Botanica Gardens here in Wichita, KS. It is actually my favorite photo I have taken so far. Thank you all for looking! [eimg url='http://www.facebook.com/CTMFotography?ref=hl#!/photo.php?fbid=369306666473206&set=a.369306659806540.75782.330425793694627&type=3&theater' title='photo.php?fbid=369306666473206&set=a.369306659806540.75782.330425793694627&type=3&theater']

  • Richard Lemmer

    September 29, 2012 06:02 pm

    This is from last month's trip to Sri Lanka. A brother and sister who were waiting for their
    parents to come out of the lake.
    This is also from the trip.

    This one is of two schoolboys having fun after school this past week.

    First submissions. I hope they get up OK.

  • Alexander Endi

    September 29, 2012 02:58 pm


  • Stephanie Walls

    September 29, 2012 09:03 am

    I call this one NO one Puts Baby in the corner

  • Leighroy

    September 29, 2012 08:16 am

    Quick tire change then back to the lounge room GP.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/76972411@N08/8033920559/' title='Sept 2012-3384' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8318/8033920559_8f25b0bac9.jpg']

  • Leighroy

    September 29, 2012 08:10 am


    Double slide time!

  • drmastellari

    September 29, 2012 03:12 am


  • pharris201

    September 29, 2012 03:09 am

    [eimg url='http://www.oakhillstudio.org/CivilWarSesquicentennialPhotog/THE-BATTLE-OF-SPOTSYLANIA/13th-VIRGINIA-INFANTRY/i-p9rmVj8/0/L/CBF-2011-1-L.jpg' title='CBF-2011-1-L.jpg']

  • Christine Swanzy

    September 29, 2012 02:42 am

    My daughter and I.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/vividmemories1/6074833861/' title='A mother and daughter - Contest #DPSCOUPLE' url='http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6073/6074833861_6379ced1fb.jpg']

  • Amy

    September 28, 2012 11:29 am

    Here's one I love.


  • Monica

    September 28, 2012 04:27 am


  • Carol Banach

    September 28, 2012 03:15 am

    Photo taken September 21st. Two soon-to-be bridesmaids at the wedding shower.

  • Kathy

    September 28, 2012 02:33 am

    My grandsons.

  • Raluca Melania

    September 27, 2012 07:20 pm

    my best friends

    some of my colleagues from my photography course just being silly

    just some kids...being kinds

  • Liz. vuziy

    September 27, 2012 05:27 pm


  • Ricardo

    September 27, 2012 09:30 am

    Here's mine: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ltrQ2mwEPWc/UF8oTL6DbQI/AAAAAAAAB0Q/qvORat1g2uw/s1600/_MG_2529.jpg

  • azzra

    September 26, 2012 04:19 pm

    post wedding couple http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosespink/8025736969/

  • azzra

    September 26, 2012 04:18 pm

    not to late...post wedding

  • Richard

    September 26, 2012 02:34 pm

    What are the rules for these competitions? Can any one from any country enter. I'm from Canada.

  • Christopher Fleming

    September 26, 2012 01:33 pm

    A great candid photo of my brother-in-law and his son at the NuLu Festival in Louisville.


  • Christopher Fleming

    September 26, 2012 01:31 pm

    My nephew and brother-in-law at the NuLu Festival in Louisville.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/cjfleming/8013527332/' title='IMG_9657' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8436/8013527332_93ecdd9d4a.jpg']

  • Rena

    September 26, 2012 08:30 am

    A picture of two elderly persons on a bench

    [eimg url='http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/397206_10151276491507176_1469343598_n.jpg' title='397206_10151276491507176_1469343598_n.jpg']

  • kristen Larson

    September 26, 2012 07:07 am

    I took this on our last shoot. good luck everyone!


  • Luke Larson

    September 26, 2012 07:04 am

    Here's one of my favs from a couple months ago:


  • Erica Brown

    September 26, 2012 04:21 am

    Here are some of my attempts :)




  • Stefan

    September 26, 2012 01:31 am

    Here is my entry from the latest shooting:


  • Stefan

    September 26, 2012 01:30 am

    Here my entry from the latest shooting:
    [eimg url='http://www.skop-photos.de/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sara_1_wm.jpg' title='sara_1_wm.jpg']

  • blueb3ll

    September 25, 2012 09:03 pm

    Father & Son


  • Sarah Pradit

    September 25, 2012 07:31 pm


  • Sarah Pradit

    September 25, 2012 07:29 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/chaiyasarah/8018623117/' title='Climb a tree' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8458/8018623117_37335b9081.jpg']

  • Shanthan Reddy

    September 25, 2012 06:00 pm


  • Liz. vuziy

    September 25, 2012 04:54 pm

    Amazing shot of a mother and daughter

  • Liz. vuziy

    September 25, 2012 04:53 pm

    Amazing shot of a mother and daughter

  • Nikhil kumar

    September 25, 2012 04:47 pm

    [eimg url='http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/580148_463583623663693_839087167_n.jpg' title='580148_463583623663693_839087167_n.jpg']

  • Nikhil kumar

    September 25, 2012 04:41 pm

    Here is one from my recent shoot.. Cute couple -

  • Loke

    September 25, 2012 10:22 am

    sharing mine here... TQ

  • Luis Cardona

    September 25, 2012 09:40 am

    heres mine


  • Donald Gibson

    September 25, 2012 09:35 am

    This is my entry from St. Petersburg, Florida... of my mother and my grandfather (father and daughter)


  • MariaB

    September 25, 2012 09:17 am

    My beautiful children!http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbatllephotography/7932771350/in/photostream

  • Kat Patterson

    September 25, 2012 05:48 am

    Here's one from a shoot over the weekend.

    [eimg url='http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/387392_380640008671731_506910851_n.jpg' title='387392_380640008671731_506910851_n.jpg']

  • Cheri

    September 25, 2012 05:33 am


  • Cheri

    September 25, 2012 05:32 am

    Here's mine! Although for some reason, it doesn't look as good on Facebook as it does in my computer file

  • Alireza

    September 25, 2012 04:33 am

    Hi, this is my photo from Nicosia, Cyprus:

  • Alireza

    September 25, 2012 04:31 am

    Hi, this my photo, from Nicosia - Cyprus.

  • Mark Baily

    September 25, 2012 03:41 am

    He he this is a cheeky one and not sure if it counts!!!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/chefb666/7924649438/in/photostream

  • arpit

    September 25, 2012 03:29 am

    Here is my entry:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/macwanarpit/3636288954/in/set-72157619799725191[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/macwanarpit/3636288954/' title='A kiss' url='http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2462/3636288954_09d4e4b69e.jpg']

  • Mark Baily

    September 25, 2012 03:12 am

    I love my mummy http://www.flickr.com/photos/chefb666/7902428532/in/photostream thanks for viewing

  • Mark Baily

    September 25, 2012 03:04 am

    My little son and his girlfriend http://www.flickr.com/photos/chefb666/7939134942/in/photostream

  • SebastienGenet

    September 25, 2012 12:37 am


  • Sajith

    September 24, 2012 10:37 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/75131684@N04/8015066992/' title='DSC_4517' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8322/8015066992_a96b85939d.jpg']

  • Sajith

    September 24, 2012 10:31 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/75131684@N04/8015119723/' title='DSC_4409' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8453/8015119723_fe4b5d1893.jpg']

  • Martie

    September 24, 2012 09:23 pm

    My daughter and her new husband at the end of their wedding day, sharing a quiet moment.


  • Sophie Gabrielle

    September 24, 2012 06:39 pm


  • Wim

    September 24, 2012 04:31 pm


  • Adrian Cotiga

    September 24, 2012 03:42 pm

    [eimg url='http://www.adriancotiga.ro/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/1.jpg' title='1.jpg']

  • Ashish

    September 24, 2012 03:19 pm


  • alie

    September 24, 2012 12:47 pm

    A self-portrait of my husband and I, for our wedding anniversary


  • Omar

    September 24, 2012 12:31 pm

    Here's mine :D

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7075/6917913112_02d1be0935_z.jpg' title='6917913112_02d1be0935_z.jpg']

  • Martie Shields

    September 24, 2012 11:43 am

    My daughter and her new husband at the end of a great day.

  • Barbro

    September 24, 2012 08:31 am

    Memories of a visit


  • Rob

    September 24, 2012 06:26 am

    Here is mine:


  • Sheila Norkis

    September 23, 2012 11:59 pm

    Reflections of a photographer. http://www.flickr.com/photos/32972109@N08/8015503702/in/photostream

  • David

    September 23, 2012 11:59 pm

    Birthday Girl and her Father


  • blueb3ll

    September 23, 2012 11:41 pm

    Self explanatory


  • Scottc

    September 23, 2012 10:24 pm

    A candid, I think many would not consider this a portrait.


  • Zamil

    September 23, 2012 09:07 pm

    Here's one of my own that I will cherish for a while... beautiful timing for a very beautiful and loving couple.


  • Debra

    September 23, 2012 08:31 pm

    Here's mine. -_-

  • Somsubhra Chatterjee

    September 23, 2012 08:25 pm


  • Jennifer Hu

    September 23, 2012 07:19 pm

    I shot this sweet couple's wedding a few weeks ago. There are actually four photos in my photo stream that fit this challenge. Enjoy!

  • Matthew Crabtree

    September 23, 2012 07:18 pm

    A shot I did a while back. One of my favorites from when I first started my business.


  • Eitel

    September 23, 2012 06:35 pm

    A shot I took yesterday during a maternity shoot.


  • raghavendra

    September 23, 2012 05:49 pm

    Two kids feeding the goat


  • Kathy Richardson

    September 23, 2012 11:06 am

    Sharing my granddaughter and daughter in a jump! http://www.flickr.com/photos/katrich/8013718428/

  • Daniel

    September 23, 2012 08:56 am

    The last photo in this post of my blog has a great silhouette against a new years fire;


    I think the body language tells a great story!

  • Mallory

    September 23, 2012 08:03 am


  • ricardo montegro

    September 23, 2012 07:43 am


  • ricardo montegro

    September 23, 2012 07:42 am

    Portrait of Two People

  • Ljubo

    September 23, 2012 03:57 am


  • Martin Cook

    September 23, 2012 03:55 am

    Mother and son


  • Colin Carmichael

    September 23, 2012 03:33 am

    My girls:


  • Donray Vaughn

    September 23, 2012 03:03 am


  • Jai Catalano

    September 22, 2012 09:46 pm


  • steve

    September 22, 2012 06:43 pm

    Trying to be different


  • Lydia

    September 22, 2012 03:11 pm

    This is one of my favorites from a Marine's homecoming. The look on his wife's face is priceless! (For the safety of the family, his name has been removed from his uniform.)


  • Tuan

    September 22, 2012 02:02 pm

    Here's mine


  • Gamal Istiyanto

    September 22, 2012 01:55 pm

    Here's my entry

  • Auki Henry

    September 22, 2012 12:14 pm

    My friends Ben and Paula at a sunset couples shoot I did for them in Darwin, Australia


  • Joe

    September 22, 2012 11:55 am

    Two lovely ladies on Wednesday evening.


  • Messaoudi

    September 22, 2012 09:51 am

    Self Portrait of me and my fiancée


  • Tom O'Connor

    September 22, 2012 08:50 am

    Here's one from the heat!


  • badflea

    September 22, 2012 08:20 am

    Here my entry from Sweden:


  • Sridhar Iyer

    September 22, 2012 07:12 am

    Back from 2008, but still one of my favs:

  • Jeff E Jensen

    September 22, 2012 06:26 am

    These will always hold a spot on my favorites list:


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