Photography Challenge - Week 29

5th October - 12th October 2021

Are you looking for some photography ideas to test your skills and get your creativity flowing? 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

Black-On-Black

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

Black-on-black photography is a simple technique that can look really effective… when done correctly. Key to this is ensuring there is enough separation between the subject and the background, and this applies whether you’re shooting products or people.

The last thing you want is a subject that disappears into the background, which means there has to be some visible separation between the two. There area few techniques you could use to achieve this: add rim lighting to the subject, add a light on the background, or carefully control the exposure on the subject and background (checking your histogram might be helpful here to ensure you aren’t losing any details).

Whichever way(s) you choose, this week’s challenge will give you ample opportunity to experiment and test your lighting skills.

We have a few classes on Karl Taylor Education that will offer some guidance and inspiration, which you can find below.

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.

Week 29 - KTE Members Gallery

Each week we'll showcase a selection of members #KTEWeeklyChallenge photos 🙂

A black on black image by Julieta Krischak A black on black image by Maxmad Photostudio A black on black image by Aby Hamouda A black on black image by Aby Hamouda A black on black image by Aidan Hughes A black on black image by Alan Longworth A black on black image by Alejandro Camacho A black on black image by Bob Shaw A black on black image by Bogdan Rusu A black on black image by Captured Light A black on black image by Daniele Benedetti A black on black image by Denis Lomme A black on black image by Doug Howell A black on black image by Doug Howell A black on black image by Doug Howell A black on black image by Fabrizio Bignotti A black on black image by Faten A black on black image by Firat Tuzunkan A black on black image by Flutter Shutter A black on black image by Franck Charlery-adele A black on black image by Franck Charlery-Adele A black on black image by George Stanescu A black on black image by George Stanescu A black on black image by Gordon Hanson A black on black image by Hamed Daneshkhah A black on black image by Hannu Mononen A black on black image by Henrik Rusi A black on black image by Ilmars Ivara Dēls A black on black image by Jan Kirwin A black on black image by Jonathan Mark Hendrick A black on black image by Jules Holbeche Maund A black on black image by Jules Holbeche Maund A black on black image by Kaustubh Amberkar A black on black image by Keiji Kigorashi A black on black image by Kevin Lui A black on black image by Lucy Seremak A black on black image by Mark Naguib A black on black image by Mauricio H Vanegas A black on black image by Maxmad Photostudio A black on black image by Narek Mtazbax A black on black image by Narek Mtazbax A black on black image by Narek Mtazbax A black on black image by Narek Mtazbax A black on black image by Narek Mtazbax A black on black image by Oliver Ayerle A black on black image by Paul Hindmarsh A black on black image by Rob Hill A black on black image by Rob Toscano A black on black image by Rob Toscano A black on black image by Scott Steinweiss A black on black image by Tarun Bhowmik A black on black image by Thierry Kuba A black on black image by Thomas James A black on black image by Tony Whittaker A black on black image by Yasser Abou El Ezz

Comments

  1. Hi there, would using a subject matter that is not brand new detract from the spirit of the challenge and carry less weight, image quality aside?

    I could buy a new product but would like to photograph a used one that I have in mind which will show signs of use!!

    Thanks, Andrew

    1. Hi Andrew, I generally buy new ones if it’s a small product or close up as all the small scratches will show up.

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