Photography Challenge - Week 30

13th October - 20th October 2020

We're on the thirtieth week of our weekly photography challenges! If you’ve never considered photographing hands, chairs, or experimenting 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 new skills and explore new interests and grow as a photographer.  If you’ve missed any of the previous challenges, you can view them all here.

This week's challenge is...

Handbag product photo by Karl Taylor


Upload your image to our members Facebook group using the hashtag #KTEWeeklyChallenge.

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.

Week 30 - KTE Members Gallery

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


    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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