Photography Challenge - Week 5

20th April - 27th April 2021

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...

Portrait photography with shadows

Shadows

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

All images consist of light and shadows, but with the focus often being placed on the former, we often tend to forget about the importance of shadows. Shadows play an important part in images; they create contrast, reveal form and texture and allow us to convey mood and emotion. This week, challenge yourself to see photography in a different light and see what you can create for the theme of ‘Shadows’. This is your chance to get creative. You can use this challenge to really explore form, shape, texture and mood, whether you’re photographing people, products or even landscapes.

If you’re looking for ideas or inspiration, you’ll find numerous classes throughout the site that show you how to use light and shadow, including our ‘The emotion of light’ and ‘A guide to lighting emotion’ live shows. Below are a few other classes that you may find useful 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.

Week 5 - KTE Members Gallery

Each week we'll showcase a selection of members #KTEWeeklyChallenge photos 🙂

An image of shadows by Aby Hamouda An image of shadows by Alessandra Centanni An image of shadows by Alfie Jones Photography An image of shadows by Aquilino Paparo An image of shadows by Ashish Audaniya Fotography An image of shadows by Ashish Audaniya Fotography An image of shadows by Barry Rufus An image of shadows by Bogdan Sima An image of shadows by Damian Lamartine An image of shadows by Dan Chesny An image of shadows by David Morgan An image of shadows by David Morgan An image of shadows by Diane Ross An image of shadows by Douglas Dutton An image of shadows by Duane Paul Williams An image of shadows by Filianna Karamanli An image of shadows by Germaine Thurgood An image of shadows by Giovanni Giovo Roveran An image of shadows by Graham Robb An image of shadows by Ian Knight An image of shadows by Jason Crane An image of shadows by John Thompson An image of shadows by Jorge Reynal An image of shadows by Karen Hoinke An image of shadows by Lidija Hauck An image of shadows by Mark Rowe An image of shadows by Michelle Collins An image of shadows by Mikael Johansson An image of shadows by Paul Smith An image of shadows by Petr Skalka An image of shadows by Quentin Arrault An image of shadows by Richard Randle An image of shadows by Rits Razz An image of shadows by Ross Taylor An image of shadows by Scott David Burk An image of shadows by Slavek Sekanina An image of shadows by Stéphane Paris An image of shadows by Stéphanie Renon An image of shadows by Steve Molnar An image of shadows by Stuart Opie An image of shadows by Ulieta Krischak An image of shadows by Vatroslav Suvala Suki Fpv An image of shadows by West Maze An image of shadows by Andy Greenwell An image of shadows by Karin Werren An image of shadows by Wayne Densley An image of shadows by Adam Colvin An image of shadows by Arthur Hegarty An image of shadows by Deitra L Jackson An image of shadows by Eddy's Photo Art An image of shadows by Graziano Bongiovanni An image of shadows by Mido Barsoum An image of shadows by Paulo Pinto An image of shadows by Rob Toscano An image of shadows by Rob Toscano An image of shadows by Victor Pollak An image of shadows by Eddy's Photo Art An image of shadows by Heinz Peterherr An image of shadows by Japi Valadez An image of shadows by Jonathan Mark Hedrick An image of shadows by Ken Breivik Photography An image of shadows by Lee Hayes An image of shadows by Nicolas de Caritat An image of shadows by Petros Spyrou An image of shadows by Roman Chilikin An image of shadows by Aidan Hughes An image of shadows by Alice Msc An image of shadows by Brian Gross An image of shadows by Dirk Valcke An image of shadows by Doug Howell An image of shadows by Jo Perez Photography An image of shadows by Krisztián Kiszner An image of shadows by Massimiliano Ferrari An image of shadows by Maxine Rawlinson An image of shadows by Michael Fallon An image of shadows by Patrick Buddy Ryan An image of shadows by Paulo Álvares An image of shadows by Stefan Mercoli An image of shadows by Suzy Courtnage An image of shadows by Vera Change An image of shadows by Vera Change An image of shadows by Vladimir Plavac An image of shadows by Wayne Densley

Comments

    1. Karl mentioned last week that there isn’t the time to critique every week. I think he is busy with other things this week (live show on website design). Hopefully challenge critiques back soon.

  1. Hi Karl & Team,
    Am I right in saying you won’t be doing a live show for this weeks ‘shadows’ challenge?
    Just a suggestion and I’m sure you’re all over this already but perhaps a way to vote and comment on members images right here on the site could be a good way of keeping these challenges going, also driving traffic away from FB onto this site.

    Just an idea and I’m sure you’re already way ahead of the game anyway! Keep safe and well.
    Thanks
    Mark

  2. Hi there. Thanks for your reply. I know there are workarounds, but its just a bit clunky compared to the FB group where the photo and comments are all in one place straight away. This really shows up if there are a lot of submissions, and a lot of comments. Thanks again, and good luck with the development.

  3. For the KTE team. Unless I’m missing something, you cannot link comments here to a specific image in the gallery, so I guess that’s why everyone does that in the FB group.

    1. Hi David, yes you are correct the comments are a general board. You can of course roll your mouse over the image to identify the photographer and then mention any image specifically or by describing it. We are working to improve the members challenge areas and introduce members galleries as soon as we can.

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