Photography Challenge - Week 17

13th July - 20th July 2021

Looking to try something new with your photography? Stuck for inspiration after a break from shooting? Why not get involved in our weekly challenges! 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


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

This week we’re challenging members to see what you can create for the topic ‘books’. Recipe books, map books, dictionaries or even story books, this week’s challenge presents a host of creative opportunities. Whether it be a flat lay of your favourite biographies or the organised chaos of your entire bookshelf, we can’t wait to see what you can come up with (whatever you do though, remember the book has to be the focus).

For those who may not have shot books before, they can be somewhat tricky subjects to photograph. Things you may have to look out for include glare or harsh reflections, distortion and sufficient depth of field. To help you overcome any of these challenges, there are a few recommended classes below that you may find useful 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.


  1. Hi Team,

    Could you add me to the Facebook group please (I have submitted a request), I was hoping to get my submission in before the deadline. Many thanks.

  2. Im excited about joining the weekly challenge but have to learn how to change my photo so it fits the pixel requirements

    1. I’m loving it. I have done them three weeks in a row. These challenges have really kicked up my photography. You’ll love it!

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