A Photo a Week Challenge: Unusual Portraits

Don't eat me!Most people are unsure of what to do when they first get in front of a camera to have their picture taken by a “professional photographer”. When I’m shooting portraits (group or individual), I tell my subjects to do funny and unusual things, like scrunch up their faces as tight as they can then open everything as much as they can, or to give me their craziest faces. Most people laugh, which helps them to relax and feel more natural. With this little family, I didn’t even have to ask. They just did this on their own.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT OF YOUR FAVORITE, UNEXPECTED FACE WHEN TAKING SOMEONE’S “PORTRAIT” (FORMAL OR OTHERWISE).

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.
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