Going through images for my new Moo cards, I noticed I have a lot of photos of hands.
One of my photo teachers at Western Kentucky University discussed the importance of symbolism in photojournalism. It helps connect viewers with the subjects as it threads a common bond.
Hands are a good way to do this. The can show hope, despair, tragedy, anger, and a myriad of other emotions.
While working on photo projects, I spend a little time watching my subjects hands. I observe how the use them. How they hold them.
Do they talk with them? Do they fold them quietly in their laps as they discuss days gone by? What do they do with them?
And sometimes the little detail can tell a larger story. Paying attention can help you capture some incredible images.
When out and about practicing your photography, don’t forget to watch your subjects hands.
Given one too many assignments at the local senior center? A perfect opportunity to watch your subjects closely. You’ll surprise yourself by capturing an image that is new and fresh
You may be quite surprised at what you capture.
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