A Photo a Week Challenge: Props

When doing a shoot for a child or high school senior, I tell my clients to bring things they are interested in. For small children, I suggest parents bring favorite toys. Having something familiar can help them relax and brings out really fun things in their personalities. Too many props can get in the way, but a few well-selected ones really help to make the portrait shoot more memorable and more fun for your clients.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE ONE OR TWO OR MORE PHOTOS FEATURING PEOPLE WITH PROPS.

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″ tag.
  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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy

As a portrait and wedding photographer, I try to pay extra attention to people’s eyes. Here are some old and new photos for this challenge.

For more entries, visit Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: And the number of the counting shall be three

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My mother, my nephew, and his fiancee

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Another nephew (brother to the first), his wife, and their soon-to-be-born son

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My step-daughter, her best friend, and the friend’s baby.

Three photos of threes for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Three Items for the Number Three.