Photography Challenge - Week 28

9 July - 15 July

If you’ve never photographed hands, chairs, or experimented with light painting, our weekly challenges are the perfect opportunity to get outside your comfort zone and try something new. This is one of the best ways to develop your skills,  explore new interests and grow as a photographer. We’ve got 52 weeks of photography challenges to help inspire you. 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

If you’ve watched our live talk show with Sean Conboy, you’ll know that planning is an essential part of architectural photography (if you haven’t yet seen the show, we highly recommend watching it before trying this week’s challenge).

Sean talks about how he can spend weeks, even months, planning a shot, considering the best time of day to shoot, the angle and position of the sun, what time of year to shoot at, etc. Although you don’t have years, or even weeks for this challenge, the advice Sean shares gives incredible insight into how these ‘small’ details can make the world of difference.

Other great tips that Sean shared included: look for leading lines, consider your focal length, take your time before taking the shot, don’t be afraid to move items around when shooting interiors, and take control of your light by introducing studio flash.

The classes below offer further guidance, and you can also take a look at the winning images from our past 'Architecture' competition for further inspiration.

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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