Photo Challange: Feet Portraits


Hello, and welcome to this week’s shoot-along post. I’ll be featuring one photo tutorial, photo gift idea, or photo challenge every Wednesday from now through December. Scroll to the bottom of today’s post to see more from the shoot along.

A few years ago, when my daughter was five, she got a hold of our camera while grandma and grandpa were visiting. She went busily around the house taking pictures, and it was not until I got the camera back that I realized what she’d been up to. I scrolled through and found foot portraits of every house occupant and guest. Grandpa’s ankles crossed at the couch, me in my socks at the kitchen sink, my son’s legs dangling over his booster seat beneath the kitchen table.

Feet portraits have been a favorite of ours ever since.

Your challenge is to find a moment this week that you think might be suitable, and go capture every person in your home with a feet portrait. I think you will find them very telling.

And if you missed them, it’s not too late to try the other photo challenges (Sour Face | Same Time Shots | Then + Now)

I love these. Taken by this talented woman and found here.

Join the Shoot-Along right here

Tutorials to date:
Tell the Story | Light pt I | How to Boss Your Camera Around (shoot in manual)

Challenges to date:
Sour Face | A Trick for Capturing the Ordinary | Then + Now Scavenger Hunt | Feet Portraits

Gift Ideas to date:
Portrait Buttons | Photo Games | Photo Game Markers |Photo Booth Round Up

All this made possible by the lovely Carrie Butler.

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Elizabeth October 6, 2010 at 8:59 am

I love this idea too! I did something like it awhile back on my blog:
I was inspired by this woman:


erin / dfm October 6, 2010 at 9:29 am

thanks for the link — your blog is lovely! :) and yes — this woman is SO talented!


Sherry October 6, 2010 at 9:46 am

One of our family beach “traditions” is to take a photo of all our feet in the sand. It has now grown to include other places of travel. Guaranteed when the photos are downloaded, there will be happy feet amongst them!


Meital October 6, 2010 at 2:12 pm

I love feet portraits! :D
I’ll upload mine and add them to the shoot-along list…

Anyway, this is the blog that got me started taking feet pics, it’s Sarah Blank’s blog, there’s only one feet portrait in the first page, but if you go to the previous entries you’ll find some beautiful pictures that she takes of vintage shoes she finds, cool patterned socks, the change of seasons through feet portraits… I find her photographs very inspiring!


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