A Photo a Week Challenge: Up Close and Personal

up_close_nmpLast week’s challenge was about profiles. This week, it’s about getting up close and personal with your subject. Close ups are fun and challenging, whether you’re shooting a person or a flower. It’s important to make sure you are focusing on what you want to have in focus (sometimes a challenge when you are used to using auto-focus). It’s also important to pay attention to lighting. My subject was back-lit, so I forced a subdued flash to fill in.


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.

26 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Up Close and Personal”

  1. A wonderful closeup portrait. What a bright face! I find extreme closeup portraits work best on young faces. Although it may produce interesting pictures of older people, mostly, they don’t much care for having every bump and wrinkle explored by the camera 🙂 That being said, my entry is of my young granddaughter. Because HER skin can stand up to the lens!

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