Photography Challenge - Week 8

11th May - 18th May 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...

Shoe photography example

Shoes

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

From wayward shoelaces to different surface textures, there are a few challenges you can expect to face for this week’s challenge. As always though, the key thing to keep in mind is the light. What mood do you want to create? What type of light will best show the material of the shoe? What are the key features that need to be lit? When you break it all down and think about the shot, you’ll see that creating a good image of a shoe suddenly doesn’t seem so impossible. There’s plenty of ways you can get creative too! Try different backgrounds, experiment with long exposures and light painting (as we did in our live footwear photoshoot) or even try a more ‘lifestyle’ approach.

If you’ve never photographed shoes or footwear before, the classes below provide a few different setups and ideas, as well as include a number of tips that you may find useful.

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 8 - KTE Members Gallery

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

An image of a shoe by Ryan Enrico An image of a shoe by Tarun Bhowmik An image of a shoe by Andrew Parker An image of a shoe by Andy Greenwell An image of a shoe by Aquilino Paparo An image of a shoe by Barry Rufus An image of a shoe by David Morgan An image of a shoe by Dhayaalan Vr An image of a shoe by Giovanni Giovo Roveran An image of a shoe by Ian Knight An image of a shoe by Ilmars Ivara Dēls An image of a shoe by Ilya Strakhov An image of a shoe by Jonas Wångström An image of a shoe by Karen Hoinke An image of a shoe by Lidija Hauck An image of a shoe by Luis Erazo Studio An image of a shoe by Natarajan Ramasubramanian An image of a shoe by Paul Kato An image of a shoe by Paul Smith An image of a shoe by Ramandeep Virk An image of a shoe by Richard Randle An image of a shoe by Sebastian Reinhardt An image of a shoe by Tarun Bhowmik An image of a shoe by Tarun Bhowmik An image of a shoe by Tarun Bhowmik An image of a shoe by Thuan Ton An image of a shoe by Travis Patenaude An image of a shoe by Vatroslav Suvala Suki Fpv An image of a shoe by West Maze An image of a shoe by Abhishek Anand An image of a shoe by Andrea Rosca An image of a shoe by Ann Oversteyns An image of a shoe by Daniel Zevallos An image of a shoe by Doug Howell An image of a shoe by Emiliano Pane An image of a shoe by Fedor Dubiley An image of a shoe by Ilya Strakhov An image of a shoe by James Pastiche An image of a shoe by Jo Perez Photography An image of a shoe by Marie Chakmichyan An image of a shoe by Michail Musatov An image of a shoe by Raffaele Lele Sorbi An image of a shoe by Raffaele Lele Sorbi An image of a shoe by Rob Hoeltge An image of a shoe by Tony Reynolds An image of a shoe by Andy Greenwell An image of a shoe by CA Eccles An image of a shoe by Chris Mathisen An image of a shoe by Doug Howell An image of a shoe by Doug Howell An image of a shoe by Emiliano Pane An image of a shoe by Felix Hemsley An image of a shoe by Japi Valadez An image of a shoe by Luiz Freire An image of a shoe by Marie Chakmichyan An image of a shoe by Melih Üçer An image of a shoe by Remko Modderkolk An image of a shoe by Remko Modderkolk An image of a shoe by Remko Modderkolk An image of a shoe by Roman Chilikin An image of a shoe by Sanket Patil An image of a shoe by Shoji Kudaka An image of a shoe by Stefan Mercoli An image of a shoe by 森豊

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