Hands portraits rival the face as a way to show a persons’ character. Any time I’m doing a portrait session, I try to get at a least a few hand photos in. They can be incredibly expressive both alone or as part of a portrait.
Hand portraits – just the hands – can be compelling. At a local festival, I found these hands and the hair were very expressive – carefree and whimsical. The hands seem gentle and expressive.
My photographic goal is to send a message, a mood or an impression. How the viewer chooses to receive it might be the opposite of my intention, and that is the serendipity of art.
Nikon D500, Nikon 24mm f/2.8D, ISO 200, f/6.3 1/200
In Adobe Lightroom, I increased Clarify for sharpness and contrast an reduced Highlights to bring down the hot spots.