Photography Challenge - Week 17

22 April - 28 April

Looking to try something new with your photography? Stuck for inspiration after a break from shooting? Get involved in our weekly challenges! You can view the full list of challenges here.

This week's challenge is...

Portrait photography with shadows


This week we’re challenging members to see what you can create for the topic ‘books’. Recipe books, map books, dictionaries or even story books, this week’s challenge presents a host of creative opportunities. Whether it be a flat lay of your favourite biographies or the organised chaos of your entire bookshelf, we can’t wait to see what you can come up with (whatever you do though, remember the book has to be the focus).

For those who may not have shot books before, they can be somewhat tricky subjects to photograph. Things you may have to look out for include glare or harsh reflections, distortion and sufficient depth of field. To help you overcome any of these challenges, there are a few recommended classes below that you may find useful for this week’s challenge.

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 Team,

    Could you add me to the Facebook group please (I have submitted a request), I was hoping to get my submission in before the deadline. Many thanks.

  2. Im excited about joining the weekly challenge but have to learn how to change my photo so it fits the pixel requirements

    1. DougHowell

      I’m loving it. I have done them three weeks in a row. These challenges have really kicked up my photography. You’ll love it!

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