Photography Challenge - Week 28

8 July - 14 July

We’ve got 52 weeks of photography challenges to help inspire you. View the full list of challenges here.

This week's challenge is...

Portrait photography with shadows


If you’ve watched our live talk show with Sean Conboy, you’ll know that planning is an essential part of architectural photography (if you haven’t yet seen the show, we highly recommend watching it before trying this week’s challenge).

Sean talks about how he can spend weeks, even months, planning a shot, considering the best time of day to shoot, the angle and position of the sun, what time of year to shoot at, etc. Although you don’t have years, or even weeks for this challenge, the advice Sean shares gives incredible insight into how these ‘small’ details can make the world of difference.

Other great tips that Sean shared included: look for leading lines, consider your focal length, take your time before taking the shot, don’t be afraid to move items around when shooting interiors, and take control of your light by introducing studio flash.

The classes below offer further guidance, and you can also take a look at the winning images from our past 'Architecture' competition for further inspiration.


  • 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.

Submit your image

Use the form below to submit your image for inclusion in the gallery
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