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Human interaction

It’s time to put your best foot forward and get hands-on! This week we are looking for creative ways to integrate a human element into our photos. From an action shot of busy hands at work to relaxed reclining legs, putting people in the frame helps add context to our visual storytelling. When photographing places or objects, adding human interaction adds a point of interest and gives your viewer a better understanding of your subjects use and purpose. Challenge yourself to add a human element this week to convey movement, size, build emotion and add warmth and depth to your narrative. 

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Ways to challenge yourself this week:

  • Get hands on, literally, and put your hands in the frame

  • Get those pins out and photograph your legs in a looking down pic or on the bed scene

  • Give yourself a manicure or pedicure and show them off

  • Place yourself in a vignette...don’t worry, you don’t have to show your face. Turn your back to the camera or crop the photo from your shoulders down

  • You might have a beautiful bump to show off...take a pic of it with some newborn goodies

How to participate

During the week of September 16 - 22, 2019 create a new image inspired by the weekly theme and share it on Instagram tagging @creativelysquared and #cs_humaninteraction. Our talented mentor Patti Schmidt from @pattischmidt will be selecting her favourite entries to feature on the @creativelysquared Instagram account during the week.

Resources from our Creative Journal

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Meet your Mentor: Patti Schmidt

Our mentor this week is the ever so talented Patti from@pattischmidt. Patti’s light filled images capture the essence of her family life in a beautiful but authentic way. She adds the human element so cleverly in so many ways, her feed is full of inspiration to add human interaction. Plus, Patti is a super lovely, genuine person so it’s an absolute honour to have her mentor us this week! Get to know Patti some more in her mentor interview by clicking here.

So all hands on deck, lets get handy in your images or get your pins out and show us a human presence...we want to see YOU!

Earlier Event: September 9
In Situ
Later Event: September 23
In Context