Photography Challenge - Week 48

15th February - 22nd February 2022

It's easy to feel stuck with your photography, so photography challenges are a great way to kickstart your creativity. We’ve got 52 weeks of photography challenges to help inspire you, with each topic 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...

Black electric guitar on a black background

Musical Instruments

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

Guitars, pianos, drums, trumpets — this week’s challenge is all about musical instruments.

From close-up detail shots to creative still life arrangements, there’s a number of directions you could go with this challenge.

The key thing to keep in mind is the shape and form of the object. Before you start shooting, take the time to really look at the subject — consider its textures, its curves, lines, and angles.

Next, think about the mood you want to create and what you want to do with the image. Are you looking for a descriptive product shot or something more emotional and abstract?

Or, if photographing products really isn’t your thing, you could consider a portrait of a musician with their instrument (though keep in mind the focus of the theme for this week is instruments, not people). Tom Oldham's live talk show replay might provide some inspiration for this idea.

Below are a few classes that may provide some inspiration and guidance.

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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