Photography Challenge - Week 33

2nd November - 9th November 2021

One of the best ways to get creative with photography is to get out and try new things. Our weekly photography challenges are designed to encourage you to try new things (whether that be experimenting with light painting or photographing different subjects) and therefore learn 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...

Beauty portrait image by Karl Taylor

Beauty Portraits

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’s challenge is all about beauty, specifically beauty portraits. Beauty portraits are, traditionally, close up portraits, with the makeup and styling of these images varying from subtle, natural makeup to more bold, creative styles.

This week we’re looking forward to seeing how far you take your creativity — will you be daring with the makeup, or more subtle? What lighting will you use — hard, traditional lighting, or softer, more feminine lighting?

Retouching will also be an important consideration for this week. The harder lighting that is typically used for beauty photography will more than likely result in any blemish being highlighted, so some skin retouching will be required.

This week’s challenge provides a great opportunity to learn how to photograph beauty portraits (this type of photography, although more artistic, can also be used for commercial purposes), and practice your retouching skills too.

Below are a few classes that provide some creative ideas for beauty portraits and 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.

Week 33 - KTE Members Gallery

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

A beauty portrait by Alecks Dimitrov A beauty portrait by Aby Hamouda A beauty portrait by Alan Longworth A beauty portrait by Andrew Paquette A beauty portrait by Andrew Paquette A beauty portrait by Andrew Paquette A beauty portrait by Andy Greenwell A beauty portrait by Andy Weatherburn A beauty portrait by Aquilino Paparo A beauty portrait by Ariel Hernandez A beauty portrait by Barry Rufus A beauty portrait by Caroline Reed Photography A beauty portrait by Chris Bantham A beauty portrait by Diane Ross A beauty portrait by Dirk Valcke A beauty portrait by Doug Howell A beauty portrait by Franck Charlery-Adele A beauty portrait by Franck Charlery-Adele A beauty portrait by Franck Charlery-Adele A beauty portrait by Ian Jacob Photography A beauty portrait by Ian Jacob Photography A beauty portrait by Ian Jacob Photography A beauty portrait by Igal Ginzburg A beauty portrait by Janosch Simon A beauty portrait by Jonathan Mark Hedrick A beauty portrait by Jules Holbeche Maund A beauty portrait by Kevin Reuel David A beauty portrait by Lee Hayes A beauty portrait by Mark Glancy A beauty portrait by Narek Mtazbax A beauty portrait by Narek Mtazbax A beauty portrait by Narek Mtazbax A beauty portrait by Narek Mtazbax A beauty portrait by Narek Mtazbax A beauty portrait by Narek Mtazbax A beauty portrait by Philipp Oberhuber A beauty portrait by Pierre Nli A beauty portrait by Raffaele Lel Sorbi A beauty portrait by Ross Taylor A beauty portrait by Stephen Dauris A beauty portrait by Thierry Passeron A beauty portrait by Tony Whittaker A beauty portrait by Tony Whittaker

Comments

  1. Ha-ha, I never thought that being good at jumping is a prerequisite that makes for a good candidate for a model. I guess, you, Karl, know something that I don’t. As a matter of fact it “looks like” you know quite a few things that I don’t.
    That’s why I signed up with your website.

    Best regards

  2. Oh, Karl! Where do you find your models? You realize that having made this portrait (Week 33, Photography challenge as displayed in your email notification) you are destined to go on ever unchallenged, don’t you? I mean looking at this beauty…and the way you’ve made her look even more beautiful…I just give up. That’s all.

    Best regards

    1. Ha Ha, I’m quite picky with my models but I’ll eventually find a selection that I like to work with. That lovely lady is now based in Dubai I believe, I haven’t seen her for years. I’ve just started working with a new one who has great potential and is good at jumping – check out my last two instagram posts!

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