Photography Challenge - Week 42

15 October - 21 October

Photography challenges are a great way to get out of your comfort zone and try new things. If you're 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...

Falling handbag on colourful background

Floating Objects

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

Have you ever wondered how to photograph floating objects? Well, now is your chance to find out — and try it for yourself!

Problem-solving and creative thinking are important skills to have for this week’s challenge — you’ll need to think outside the box to come up with solutions for the image you want to create.

If there’s one piece of advice we could share for this week’s challenge, it would be not to let Photoshop limit your creativity. If you don’t have Photoshop or aren’t yet skilled in post-production, you can achieve creative results straight out of camera, as we proved in one of our Youtube videos, where Karl replicated an old digital image without using Photoshop.

Instead, think about what you’re trying to achieve and how you can overcome any challenges. If you’re fixing your subject in position, acrylic rods and thin wire are just a few of the methods Karl uses to photograph floating objects. Alternatively, if you’re shooting a moving subject, remember to use a fast flash duration.

The classes below are a great starting point if you’re looking for more tips and information, and you can also find more classes throughout our site too.


  • 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.

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