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Home Life Project – May Creative Challenge

by Clare Mansell
Home Life Project – May Creative Challenge

I had some fun putting together this month’s challenge because I had no idea what the challenge was actually called, or if indeed there was a name for the style of image this post is about, but after a little bit of googling I discovered that not only does it have a name, but it also has its own Instagram hashtag (but of course!)

So… this month’s challenge is… Little Person, Big Landscape! It’s perfect for this time of year when the skies are (hopefully) blue and the trees are in full leaf. The photos you will hopefully achieve from it are great for putting on the wall as they are like personalised landscape images, rather than enormous portraits of your family.

Of course you don’t have to limit yourself to just one person, you can capture two or more of your children or perhaps the whole family. The key is that the landscape is the main focus and not the people. If it becomes a little like a Where’s Wally puzzle, then you’ve probably just about nailed it.

This photo of Theo was taken by my sister at West Wittering beach and we have it hanging on the wall by our stairs on a very large printed canvas.

Little Person, Big Landscape is considered to be a bit of a photographic cliche, but honestly I don’t care. For me it’s a way of capturing a record of my day or family in the context of the landscape we live in.

Photo by Sonja Guina

Photo by Chris Lawton

So if you are heading anywhere nice this weekend give it a shot (errr…literally!) I’m photographing a friends wedding on Saturday and traveling back on Sunday morning, so my shooting window might be a little tight, but I’m hoping to have a go anyway.

Further Reading : In defence of the Little Person, Big Landscape Instagram trend

As always the creative challenge is entirely optional, but I hope this post has given you some ideas for a new style of photo you may try at some point. If you want to know more about the Home Life Project or to grab badges they are all here and a big thank you to Sarah for letting me share their photos in this post.

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1 comment

Donna May 5, 2017 - 2:19 pm

I had completely forgotten that this was this weekend – thanks for the heads up, great prompt! x


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