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...
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.