Photography Challenge - Week 9

26 February - 3 March

Photography challenges are a great way to develop your photography skills, learn new techniques and test your creativity. 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...

Rim lighting product photography


Something we use every day, cutlery is a popular subject for still life photography. Not only are these common household utensils a great item to get creative with, but they’ll also really test your understanding and control of light. From antique knives and forks to modern serving spoons, there’s no shortage of things you could use, which means there’s no excuse not to push your creativity to the limit. With such simple objects, however, lighting and composition are key. Make sure to carefully consider each of these when you plan your shot. What might seem like ‘little details’, can actually make a big difference.

Below are a few suggested classes that you may find useful to help you with this week’s challenge. You may also find the Still Life, Rim & Precise Lighting How To video on our Youtube channel inspiring.


  • 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. DavidMorgan

    Hello Ben. Nothing to lose any sleep over, obviously, but take the top three thumbnails, for example. If I hover/click to see who’s image it is, all three show up as by Andrey Petrov. This happens in other area of the thumbnails, too. The top-right one is mine, so I know not by Andrey. 🙄

    1. Ben H (VE Team)

      Hi David, thanks for letting us know and apologies for the error. I have updated the image with your name. Before we introduced the submission form, we used to pull all Weekly Challenge images from our members’ Facebook group, which is why you may see multiple images from some photographers.
      Best wishes 🙂

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