Photography Challenge - Week 12

8th June - 15th June 2021

Photography challenges are a great way to develop your photography skills, learn new techniques and test your creativity. Why not get involved in this week’s challenge and try something new? We’ve got 52 weeks of photography challenges to help inspire you. Each topic is designed to be achievable whether you’re shooting at home or in a studio, use natural light or studio lights, have years of experience or just a few months. We started posting weekly challenges more than a year ago and they’ve been so popular we thought we’d continue to run them if you want to try something new or catch up on any that you missed. You can view the full list of challenges here.

This week's challenge is...

Portrait photography with shadows

Light Painting

Upload your image to our members Facebook group using the hashtag #KTEWeeklyChallenge or tag us on Instagram, where we’ll share some of our favourites on our stories each week.

How to get creative

Key to this week’s challenge is an understanding of flash duration. Once you understand this, you’ll be able to apply this technique to any subject of your choice, whether it be architecture at night, models in the studio or even product photography.

Light painting is a great way to produce some very creative images, and it isn’t as difficult as it may seem. But before you start, there are a few things that may help. Firstly, make sure you use the best light source for your ‘painting’. Powerful torches work well if you’re shooting outdoors, while LED lights may work better indoors. Next, think about your photo before you start shooting. Test your shot before and figure out elements like composition and background (and make sure you use a tripod). Finally, think outside the box. There are many, many ways you can get creative with light painting, so don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things.

Below are a few classes that will help you for this week’s challenge.

About the challenge

We’d love for all our members to get involved in our weekly challenges, but to ensure everyone gets maximum benefit from these, there are a few guidelines...

  • Members can submit any one image (taken at any time) for the challenge but in the spirit of the challenge we encourage you to post images taken during the week. A second image can be uploaded to show this (i.e with your phone in shot with the date showing).
  • All images submitted to our Facebook group will be displayed in a members gallery on Karl Taylor Education.
  • Images should be 2000px on the longest side.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page, exclusive members group and Instagram stories for the latest challenge. Share your images in our exclusive members Facebook group to feature in our weekly galleries on Karl Taylor Education or share your images on Instagram with the hashtag #KTEWeeklyChallenge and we’ll share some of our favourites on our stories each week.

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