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PORTRAITS: Weekend Photography Challenge

Image by JOHN CORVERA

Image by JOHN CORVERA

This weekend your photographic challenge is to take and share a portrait.

Early next week we’ll be launching our first ever e-book here at DPS – ‘The Essential Guide to Portrait Photography‘ and in anticipation of the launch and to get a little practice in – I thought it’d be fun to set the challenge to take a portrait over the weekend.

If you’ve not participated in our weekend challenges before – they’re pretty simple. You can see the last three weekends results in our Kitchens, Pets and Environment challenges.

The task is simple – take the best possible portrait that you can and come back to this post and share it..

Any kind of portrait is cool – it might be of a friend, child, partner or even yourself. All we ask is that you keep it family friendly and refrain from posting nudes (we have a password protected section in our forum for that).

PLEASE NOTE: We’re looking for ‘new‘ shots – this is a challenge rather than a look through your archives for a shot! This is about inspiring you to take more photos, not just showing off what you’ve already taken – we have a ‘share your shots‘ section in our forum for showing other shots you’ve taken so please do use that section for that purpose.

Once you’ve taken your photos – choose your best 1-2, upload them to your favourite photo sharing site either share a link to them even better – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSPORTRAIT 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.

I can’t wait to see your portraits!

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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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