FRAMES: Photo Challenge #40: Feet

That’s right we are going with a bit of a quirky theme this week.

Here’s the thing, I have a whole folder of images of my feet, clad in whatever shoes of the season they are wearing at that time, in random locations from random photo assignments I have been on. You see, I end up having to wait around a lot for this job and in my boredom of waiting for things to happen (I’m honestly not the most patient of people), I turn my camera towards the floor and snap photos in order to quell my annoyance of having to wait.

But Larry and I also use low angles to capture feet to make quirky compositions while on assignment as well. It’s just part of noticing everything around you and realizing you can capture it in a photo to help tell a story.

So your photo challenge this week is to capture a photo with the theme of “Feet” (again “out of the box” thinking is ALWAYS encouraged when it comes to the theme). Be creative with this, sure you can just turn your camera towards the floor and snap a photo but think beyond that. Think about the lighting and composition before or as you are shooting the photo. Maybe ask yourself, “is there something interesting near my feet that would add to the composition of the photo?” Or of course turn your attention towards the feet wandering around in your line of sight. Think of all the varying styles of shoes you see every single day and what an interesting photo some of them could make.

Deadline for entries will be May 24th. (and while just looking at the calendar I realized that there are quite a few awesome festivals on Saturday that could lend themselves to some really nice photos of feet all in unison as they march down the street). Again we highly ENCOURAGE you to shoot the challenge during the week that it is assigned but older photos will be accepted.

Rules and regulation will be as usual posted at the bottom of the page.

Here are a few from our archives to get you thinking:

Many different combinations of shoes and uniform colors were at the Pumas open try-out at Gordon Field in Silverdale.  (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Celia Codd’s flashy red heels contrast against her husband Miguel’s work boots as the two embrace after the USS Connecticut docked at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

“Flippy Flops and Dog” by Meegan M. Reid

Pinups await the start of the “Night Under Strawberry Moon” burlesque show at the Silverdale Beach Motel. (MEEGAN M. REID |  KITSAPSUN)

Kitsap BlueJackets player Keegan McCamment stretches out with his feet up during the long bus ride from Bremerton to Bend, Oregon. The trip takes between seven and eight hours. (Larry Steagall/Kitsap Sun)

Young golfers wear Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers instead of the traditional golf shoes at the Gold Mountain Golf Club camp for kids. (LARRY STEAGALL | KITSAP SUN)

“Birdy Feet” by Meegan M. Reid


***To recap: Every week or so we will post a new photography “challenge” to help build on all of our current photography skills and to encourage everyone to get out and get shooting (cameras not guns). While we encourage you to shoot the challenge in the week that it is assigned, we will begrudgingly accept entries taken prior to the challenge assignment date.

When you’ve got your favorite shot, login to the Kitsap Sun Your Media Site (if you don’t already have a login, you can quickly set it one up) or click the “Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Entries” button over there on the right side of the page and upload your image to the Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Channel (the channels run along the left hand side of the page, again if you can’t seem to get it into the channel just upload it normally and send me an email and we’ll move it).