Photography Challenge - Week 48

26 November - 2 December

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.


  • 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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