Photography Challenge - Week 16

15 April - 21 April

Looking to try something new with your photography? We've got 52 weekly challenges to inspire you. You can view the full list of challenges here.

This week's challenge is...

Sunglasses hands by Karl Taylor


You use them for everything from brushing your teeth in the morning, to opening doors, making food and even taking your images — this week the focus of the challenge is hands. Be warned: hands can be particularly tricky subjects to photograph. Not only do you have to be careful about the positioning, particularly the arrangement of the fingers, you also have to carefully control your lighting.

You’ll find a number of classes on our site where hands form part of the image. In these classes Karl covers some of the common difficulties you may face and how to overcome these. If you’ve never photographed hands before, these may also provide you with some inspiration or ideas.

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 Visual Education.


  • 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, but will not appear in the gallery unless also uploaded via the form.


  1. Hi Ben .
    I hate to bother you again, but I wondering when will the photos for the Hand Challenge will be posted. Also how do I view them? As it is my first time doing a weekly a weekly challenge and I am really looking forward to this.
    Greg K
    Thanks Ben

    1. Ben H (VE Team)

      Hi Greg, we’ll be uploading them today – thanks for your patience! All the new shots will appear at the bottom of the gallery on this page 🙂

  2. Hi Ben,

    I was wondering when and how do I see my photo that I submitted for the Weekly Challenge Hands? Looking forward to see all the photos.

    Thanks again Ben

  3. Hi Karl
    I have submitted my “hands” shot.
    I enjoyed the challenge and look forward to the next one.
    I was wondering how long I should expect your review.

    Greg K

    1. Ben H (VE Team)

      Hi Greg,
      Thank you for submitting your image! It should appear in the gallery shortly. Karl doesn’t review Weekly Challenge submissions I’m afraid. If you’d like to have one of your photographs critiqued by Karl, be sure to submit to our next Member’s Image Critique, the theme of which is food photography. The live critique is scheduled to take place on 14th July. Submissions aren’t open quite yet so keep an eye on our email newsletters and social media posts for more info! 🙂
      Best wishes,

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