Weekend Challenge - Photograph a Stranger

Weekend Challenge – Photograph a Stranger

It’s time for another weekend photography challenge – something that could take a few of us out of our comfort zone.

Photograph a Stranger

Image by fabbriciuse

Image by fabbriciuse

Lets start with a call to safety – if you’re worried about this challenge – I highly recommend doing it with a friend by your side.

This idea comes from a video that we’ve posted here on DPS once before (see it below) – where a photographer gets out on the street with his camera, sets up a white sheet of paper on a wall and starts randomly approaching strangers to take their photos. The results are an interesting collection of images.

Now you might not choose to set up a studio on a street corner like this photographer – you might choose to photograph a friend of a friend for example) – but make it your goal this weekend to photograph at least one stranger – you might be surprised by what you learn from the experience.

As always – once you’ve taken your shots and uploaded them to your favorite photosharing site – come back here to this post and share a link to it so we can all enjoy what you do.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSSTRANGER 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. (update – see the images with this tag on Flickr)

Remember that it doesn’t really matter if you do this challenge this weekend or not – the thing behind these challenges is simply to give you something to go and try for yourself, whether it’s on a Saturday, a Wednesday or a Friday.

Be safe and have fun!

Here’s the video mentioned above (there is a short sponsored message from Wired who produced the video before it starts).

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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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