Boredom | Weekly Photography Challenge

This weekly photo challenge is deigned to complement our free online photography basics classes. Each week we will set a different theme and your homework is to go out and photograph a collection of images related to that theme.


You can start this challenge whenever you like and do the different themes in any order you see fit. Think of these challenges as a photography workout. Don’t just do them once and not revisit them. If you do start these challenges as you begin our online basics classes then in a few months why not revisit older challenges to see how much better a photographer you have become.

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Also try to think outside the box as much as possible. Photography is as much about creative interpretation as it is about technical prowess.


If at any time you’d like a critique of your images then please feel free to email us.


How on earth in the modern age of smart phones, tablets and all sorts of other gadgets could anyone possibly be bored?

As I write this I’m sitting on a delayed train to London after a weekend away at the coast. We’ve been stuck for an hour, we’ve read the paper, my wife’s iPhone battery has just run out of juice and I have 31% of the battery remaining on the iPad I’m writing this article on. My wife is looking unimpressed at me as I have something to play with and she doesn’t.

Now we’re talking about what to have for breakfast tomorrow. I think my wife is bored but for the time being she amusing herself by reading this article as I write it.
30% battery remaining.


Boredom is not an easy subject to photograph as its not particularly fun to go and find. Your kids might complain that they are bored all the time but what do they know. In my day we had to use our imagination to amuse ourselves!


Sometimes boredom brings out creativity. This could be in the form of doodles on a newspaper or a ridiculous article about sitting on a train. To photograph boredom you don’t have to show someone looking bored. You could simply record the actions that have been brought about by boredom.


Boredom, like ideal hands, can also be the Devil’s plaything.


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