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Part of the the Full Picture: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photography challenge is to take and share an image of ‘part of the full picture’.

Image: Image by John A Ryan

Image by John A Ryan

The theme was suggested by AnnMarie King on our Facebook page and I’ve chosen it because it’s actually a pretty good approach to photography – particularly when you’re looking for a new way to photograph a subject that you (or others) have photographed a lot.

Honing in on just a part of what is often a full scene can create interest and draw out the detail in that subject that might otherwise have gone unseen. This technique can be applied to almost any type of photography. For example:

  • Weddings – focus in on the detail of the brides dress
  • Baby Portrait (I’ve had a little practice of this one this week) – focus in on the hand or feet of the baby
  • Architecture – zoom in on the detail in an archway
  • Landscapes – zoom in on the road that winds through the rolling hills and show the patterns it creates
  • Family Portrait – compose it just to show the group’s feet (see example)
  • Animals – photograph the foot of that elephant
  • Portraits – focus in on the weathered hands on the walking stick of your elderly subject

You get the picture (I hope). In some cases it might be about using your zoom lens or in others it might be about you changing your position as a photographer to shoot from closer or from a different perspective.

Once you’ve taken your ‘Part of the Full Picture’ Images – choose your best 1-2, upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to them or – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSNOTFULLPIC 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 Red White and Blue challenge where there were 100+ great shots submitted

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Darren Rowse
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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