Photography Challenge - Week 51

17 December - 23 December

When it comes to photography there’s always something more to learn, and photography challenges can be a great way to try new things and improve your work. To help give you a little inspiration, we've put together 52 weeks of ideas, each of which are achievable whether you work with natural light or studio light. These are designed to encourage you to get creative, practise your skills and develop new techniques. 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

Night Skies

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

Whether you’re in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, now is the perfect time to get out with your camera to try your hand at night photography.

This is a great genre of photography as you don’t really need anything other than your camera and a tripod (a shutter release cable can be handy, but if you don’t have one of these you can set a timer delay on your camera).

When it comes to shooting at night, it’s not really that different from photographing in daylight. Keep in mind the basic principles of exposure (covered in our ‘Introduction to photography’ course) and look for interesting compositional elements (remember, the rule of thirds isn’t always the most important composition rule).

Whether you’re shooting from your garden, a city centre, or the countryside, remember to work safely. Take a torch with you to see where you’re going, wear reflective clothing and, if you can, take a friend with you.

If you haven’t tried night photography before, take a look at some of our recommended classes below.

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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