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.

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.

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