Photography Challenge - Week 34

10th November - 17th November 2020

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. If you’ve missed any of the previous challenges, you can view them all here.

This week's challenge is...

Chanel No.19 perfume bottle in ray of light

Perfume Bottles

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

How to get creative

As I showed when I created two very different images of the same Chanel No. 5 perfume, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to making creative product photos of perfume bottles.

As you’ll see in many of our perfume product photography classes, we use various different types of backgrounds. From custom-made tiles to simple gloss acrylic or even water, the background you use can have a big impact on the shot.

Another way to get creative is to experiment with your angle of view. Although product photography generally utilises a low angle of view, many of my perfume images are shot from above. Why? Because it suited that particular shot. So play around and see what works best for your shot.

And finally, the lighting. Although perfume bottles aren’t the easiest of subjects, they are beautiful to light. They often have interesting shapes and little details that can make photographing them a real treat.

Below are just a few of the classes on Karl Taylor Education that may provide some inspiration for this week's challenge.

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 34 - KTE Members Gallery

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


  1. pity I missed the event .. I have a large portfolio of perfumes .. if you are interested I can post the link of my site.

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