Photography Challenge - Week 30

12th October - 19th October 2021

We're on the thirtieth week of our weekly photography challenges! If you're 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...

Handbag product photo by Karl Taylor


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

Textured leather, intricate zip detail, and endless colours… Whether you’re shooting close up details or more general flat lays, this week’s challenge presents plenty of opportunities to get creative.

As you’ll see in our handbag live show, colour is one of the ways you can get creative. Incorporating juxtaposing colours is an effective technique if you want to create eye-catching results. But it’s not the only way. Matching hues are another option if you’re looking for a more classic, elegant style, for example.

Lighting is another way to get creative. Handbags can be tricky subjects to light, but professional results can be achieved with quite simplistic lighting (in the handbag live show I only used bare bulb lights in a small studio space). Experiment with your lighting to control the hardness or softness of the light or see what mood and emotion you can create.

Below are a couple of recommended classes that will be useful for this week’s challenge. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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. I don’t think I’ve seen a course specifically on this bag but you have other courses which can help you. Some of them are listed in the description above.

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