Photography Challenge - Week 4

22 January - 28 January

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...

Creative photo of an egg

Close Up / Macro Of Stationery

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 we’re challenging you to take a closer look at something we all have laying around the house — stationery. Macro photography is a great way to get creative as it enables us to look at and see the ordinary in extraordinary ways. Be it a macro shot of highlighters or a creative arrangement paper, think outside the box to see what you can come up with this week. A few key points to keep in mind are: think about colour and how you can incorporate this; consider composition and how you can use this to your advantage; and be mindful of your background and how this compliments your shot. There’s no limit to what you can create — as long as it classifies as macro photography.

If you’re looking for ideas or inspiration, below are a few classes that you may find useful.


  • Please rename your image file using your first and last name (e.g. Karl Taylor.jpg).
  • Only images uploaded using the form below will appear in the gallery.
  • Please upload no more than one image.
  • Uploaded images should be 3000px on the longest side.
  • Images can be posted in our members' Facebook group using #KTEWeeklyChallenge, but will not appear in the gallery unless also uploaded via the form.

Submit your image

Use the form below to submit your image for inclusion in the gallery
To view the entry form login or non-members sign-up here to join Karl Taylor Education.


  1. I really value your feedback as it helps me to see things I missed and clarify my thinking/approach in my work. For the most part I think your comments are on point and very well put.

    I’m going to sorely miss future critiques on these weekly challenges. I think it’s a big mistake to stop them. They are one of the best ways to learn that you offer on your platform.

    Please reconsider your decision to stop these critiques.

    1. Hi Christopher, thanks for your feedback. The critiques are valuable but they are also very time consuming and quite tiring to undertake every week, they were also starting to run towards 2 hours on each event. We also have a large proportion of our membership that are professional photographers that are not looking for critiques on their work and there preference is for top level information from other pros (as with our increased guest shows) as well as a selection of other live shows on websites, business, post-produciton and shooting. As such and to accommodate this we are unable to continue with weekly critiques although the challenges will continue weekly. My plan however is still to try and find additional time to do critique overviews from a selection of images from the challenges and I will try to fit this into the schedule.

  2. Thank karl sir for the complements on my picture and special thanks to you for given a feedback on every single pictures. karltaylore education is one of the best platform to improve photography skills.

    1. Karl,

      If the consensus is truly to stop… then stop. I find it hard to believe that – even with a large number of professional members that there is not more interest in hearing your critiques. I’m fully aware of the importance of “baiting the hook to suit the fish” and establishing priorities that are in line with the wishes of your audience. It just seems to me that there must be more interest in your critiques then you realize. I know that in my case, as a professional myself, I regard professional feedback extremely valuable. Please take my feedback for what it’s worth.

      In any event, thank you very much for going the extra mile (especially in these trying times – which prompted the weekly challenges in the first place) and please stay strong, healthy and safe.

      — Chris Moore

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