creativity exercise: photographer in the frame

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Technically, all shots are taken from the photographer’s perspective (after all, that is your head behind the camera, right?), but this week, take a shot that really makes the viewer feel like she is seeing the world from your eyes. Look down (yes, right now, and without your camera), and what do you see? Your arms, hands, legs, feet … your body! Bring that into the frame.

Take a shot that tells us something about you and incorporates some part of your body in your image. — your goal is to really make the viewer feel like she is stepping into the shoes of the person behind the camera.

And here are some of the faves submitted for the exercise:

Clickinmoms Mrs Fun

Misti Dawson

Carla

Mindy

What’s the best way to improve your photography? Shoot thoughtfully and frequently! Try new things and embrace creative and technical challenges. Every month, Sarah Wilkerson posts a new tutorial and challenges our members to join in a new Creativity Exercise on the Clickin Moms photography forum. At the conclusion of the exercise, we select Editors’ Choice images from among the exercise submissions and share them here with you on the blog. Congratulations to the ladies whose photographs included in the exercise above were selected as this month’s Editors’ Choices, and thank you to everyone who participated in the exercise!

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Sarah WilkersonSarah Wilkerson, New York
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Duke graduate and former attorney Sarah Wilkerson joined Clickin Moms as a member photographer in 2008 and quickly became a leader in the community. Together with Kendra, Sarah has led the evolution of the company’s mission, program development, and position within the greater photography community. She currently resides in New York with her Army JAG husband, three sons, one daughter, and two dogs. Sarah shoots with a Nikon D4, enjoys tilt-shift and atmospheric black and white work, and instructs CMU’s upper level composition courses: Elements of Design and Composition and Creativity.

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free creative photography exercises by Sarah Wilkerson for Clickin Moms

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