Photography Challenge - Week 34

20 August - 26 August

Are you 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...

Chanel No.19 perfume bottle in ray of light

Perfume Bottles

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

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.

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. 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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