Photography Challenge - Week 42
5th January - 12th January 2021
Photography challenges are a great way to get out of your comfort zone and try new things. Achievable whether you work with natural light or studio light, our weekly challenges are designed to encourage you to get creative, practice your skills and develop new techniques. If you’ve missed any of the previous challenges, you can view them all here.
This week's challenge is...
How to get creative
Have you ever wondered how to photograph floating objects? Well, now is your chance to find out — and try it for yourself!
Problem-solving and creative thinking are important skills to have for this week’s challenge — you’ll need to think outside the box to come up with solutions for the image you want to create.
If there’s one piece of advice we could share for this week’s challenge, it would be not to let Photoshop limit your creativity. If you don’t have Photoshop or aren’t yet skilled in post-production, you can achieve creative results straight out of camera, as we proved in one of our Youtube videos, where Karl replicated an old digital image without using Photoshop.
Instead, think about what you’re trying to achieve and how you can overcome any challenges. If you’re fixing your subject in position, acrylic rods and thin wire are just a few of the methods Karl uses to photograph floating objects. Alternatively, if you’re shooting a moving subject, remember to use a fast flash duration.
The classes below are a great starting point if you’re looking for more tips and information, and you can also find more classes throughout our site 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.