Photography Challenge - Week 46

11 November - 17 November

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. You can view the full list of challenges here.

This week's challenge is...

Sunglasses with dramatic lighting on black background


With 45 weeks of challenges behind us, things aren’t getting any easier, and this week we’re challenging you to photograph sunglasses.

These reflective products, with their curved shapes and multi-textural surfaces, can be tricky to photograph, but the good news is that you don’t need to be a pro or have a lot of equipment to get good results.

If you have a good understanding of light, a couple of studio lights, a tripod, diffusion material, and some reflectors, then you’ll be able to do this week’s challenge.

Keep in mind the basics of product photography this week: analyse the product to determine the best features and shooting angle; choose the right lens (use extension tubes if you need to); fix your camera on a tripod; and use mirrors, reflectors or flags if you need additional lighting control.

Below are a few classes that may help with this week’s challenge.


  • 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
To view the entry form login or non-members sign-up here to join Visual Education.


  1. I uploaded my picture but it never show up in the gallery. Maybe I did something wrong? And I’m wandering if it well be some criticism video or not?

    1. Ben H (VE Team)

      Hi fotobostoncom, thanks for taking part in this Weekly Challenge! We’ll be adding all of the submitted pictures to the gallery today. We don’t offer critiques for these challenges I’m afraid, but you should check out our Upcoming Live Workshops to submit your work for our next themed critique.

      Best wishes,

    2. Hi, our weekly challenges are not part of our critique shows. We offer critiques on our critiques shows as well as our brief assignments, you can read more about those shows here:

      You will find the schedules for future shows in your members calendar on your members home page. Kind regards KTE

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