Photo Assignment #3 : “Hands”

This photo assignment is all about hands. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

This photo assignment is all about hands. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

I’ve posted the new photo assignment over in the Forums.  It’s all about HANDS. Once you’ve shot your image, go over to our Photo Assignment Forum to post your photograph. If this is your first time to post, there are detailed instructions on how to do this in a Sticky Post at the top.

Photo Assignment #3: ‘Hands’

Hands are one of the most interesting and expressive parts of the human body. Our hands reveal a lot about us: whether we live a hard or soft life, whether we ‘work with our hands’ for our jobs (or don’t), maybe something about the type of work we do. They can also simply be great expressive elements, denoting excitement, calm, anger, even serenity or in the case of infants, innocence. So: go out and shoot a NEW photograph in which hands (or a single hand) are a central element. The only requirement is that the hands really tell us something about the person that the hands belong to, whether that person is in the frame or not.

We’ll keep this assignment up for about two weeks. You may submit up to two images for this if you can’t pick a favorite.

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