The theme for this week’s showcase of mobile photography is feet and legs. The inclusion of feet and legs in a composition can make a photograph so much more interesting, simple by clever use of cropping and composition.
Consider the following photos. Many make use of the shapes created by shadows to add interest while others use a low point of view. Meanwhile others like Autul Rezan’s ‘Selling Dreams’ and Joe Montoya’s hopskotch include legs and feet in their photos to tell a powerful story.
All photos this week show how you can take a simple subject, legs and feet, and by focusing on them you can create a compelling image.
Featured photographers this week include; Gary Poulton, Autul Rezan, Jenny Olsson, Joe Montoya, kimartinodiaz_hipstafiend, Valery Hache, _jeanettevazquez, i_trema_a, Daniel Truta and iphonelfg
Do you have a favourite photo from this week’s showcase? Let us know which in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Finally, hashtag your photos with #mobiography for a chance of getting featured in future showcases.
‘Displaced‘ by Gary Poulton – “This shot was taken after a meeting at Adobe in Sydney. I had taken some group photos and had lowered my phone to talk with one of the participants and there it was. The curved overhead ceiling was reflecting light down to the floor creating the illusion of the legs and feet sinking. I adjusted the angle of the phone to exaggerate the effect. Processing using Instagram.”
‘Selling dreams‘ by Autul Rezan – “I am a undergraduate student from Bangladesh, Dhaka. Last Saturday I went to a wedding and saw that boy selling balloons to those who were about the same age as him. I felt so bad that at that age one child was selling balloons and another was buying balloons. Also the one selling the balloons for a livelihood so it appeared to me like he was “selling dreams”.
I edited the picture by Snapseed and a little bit effect of Instagram”
The people he met, the places he passed, were all steps in his journey, and he kept a place inside his heart for each of them – Rachel Joyce
‘The people he met, the places he passed, were all steps in his journey, and he kept a place inside his heart for each of them – Rachel Joyce‘ by Jenny Olsson – “This photo was shot with my iPhone 6. I was in Copenhagen that day to send some friends off at the airport and I went downtown to do find some spiralcases, it was on a friday after all!
I ended up in Nyhamn on my way home over to Sweden when it started rain. I took cover and when the rain stopped a little puddle was right there in front of me and I wanted to catch someone walking by.
I liked the way this guy was walking and with his cigarette showing in his hand. I also love the cute colorful houses in the background. It’s one of those classic puddlegram/strideby shots I’ve been doing for years.
I did minimal editing in Instagram. I didn’t even crop it as I usually do with this format. I sharpened it up a little bit. And made it a little bit darker. That’s it!”
When was the last time you played hopscotch or rolled down a grassy hill or made a paper airplane and flew it?
‘When was the last time you played hopscotch or rolled down a grassy hill or made a paper airplane and flew it?‘ by Joe Montoya – “My family and I took a spontaneous detour to a town named Ojai, in the local hills about a 2 hour drive north of Los Angeles. My daughters saw the hopscotch in one of the shops and started playing. I captured this with an iPhone 5 and edited it with VSCO A5.”
‘No diving‘ by kimartinodiaz_hipstafiend – “It was a rainy day, so we decided to go swimming at the community center. I was standing at the edge of the pool, taking photos of my grandson when I looked down to see this. It struck me as odd that they’d have to post a No Diving sign when the depth of the water was only zero feet, zero inches…
Shot with Hipstamatic, using a Loftus lens, Love 81 film, and Dreampop flash preset that I’d previously created. The red flare at the top comes from running the image through Lens Distortions. ”
‘The street‘ by Valery Hache – “I always take my street photography according to the beautiful light. I spotted this street with a beautiful evening light and waited as people pass. I shot this girl who was passing at speed. This image let our imagination run… Taken with IPhone 6 and Hipstamatic application with Blackeys SuperGrain film and John S lens.”
In other news, a recent report suggests that things may not be as they seem. – Joseph Fink
‘Distorsion estivale…‘ by i_trema_a
‘Above all…‘ by Daniel Truta
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‘213 / 366‘ by iphonelfg
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