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Today while surfing on Flickr I came across this old classic photo from 1908. It was in the Library of Congress Flickr account in their ‘photographer in the picture‘ set and not only captures an Indianapolis street scene but also the photographer in the act of taking the shot – or at least his shadow.
The shadow itself tells a story of the moment the photo was taken – the size of the camera, the remote shutter release, the photographers (Lewis Wickes Hine) outfit (hat and coat). Something about it grabbed me so I thought perhaps this weeks photographic challenge should be – ‘photographer in the picture’.
Your challenge this week is to take and share a photo with you the photographer somehow in the frame.
There are a variety of ways you might want to do this ranging from a full self portrait – to something a little more subtle – perhaps capturing your shadow, perhaps your reflection, perhaps a part of your body… I’ll leave it up to you as to how you do it – but do let your creative juices get going!
Note: while we don’t mind you posting previous images that you’ve taken that fit this topic – the real point of these ‘challenges’ is to inspire you to go out and take NEW photos. So perhaps instead of just trawling through your old photos to find one that fits – grab that camera and go use it too!
If you’re looking for some inspiration – do check out our Self Portraiture resource.
Once you’ve taken your ‘Photographer in the 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 #DPSPHOTOGRAPHERINPIC 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 Smile challenge where there were some great shots submitted.