This week we’ve chosen a theme that should be accessible to most of us – hands.

Actually hands are something that some photographers (and artists) struggle to capture in a natural way (here’s a tutorial we wrote on the topic of posing hands) – so perhaps it is a good theme to practice.

Feel free to take any approach you like with the theme – you might take a shot that is all about the hands – or do something a little more subtle. Remember the hands can convey a lot of emotion (clench fists could be portraying anxiety or anger for example) and even a story (two hands holding one another for example).

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Once you’ve selected the ‘Hands’ image that you’d like to share – upload it to your favourite photo sharing site or blog and either share a link to it or – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

Remember these challenges are not just about finding pictures in your archives to share – we’d really love to see you getting out your camera and taking a new photo – after all that’s what dPS is about, helping you take better shots rather than just celebrating past shots.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSHANDS to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks challenge – Signs challenge where there were some great shots submitted.

Post originally from: Digital Photography Tips.

Check out our more Photography Tips at Photography Tips for Beginners, Portrait Photography Tips and Wedding Photography Tips.

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