Clouds | 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.

photo challenges

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.


Also try and 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.


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Luckily living in the UK there’s no shortage of these and absolutely no excuse for not finding any. The real challenge is finding not only a great location to compliment the clouds but the right time of day to photograph them.

clouds, blue sky

Technically speaking the best time of day is what is known as the golden hour (you can even download an app to find out when this is). Golden hour is generally accepted to be dusk but can be dawn.
The reason why photography is better at these times of day is all down to the quality of light.

Better quality of light = better photos.


Try photographing the view from your window (with clouds) at different times of the day. It’ll really make you appreciate how the time of day, the weather and indeed the clouds can completely change a scene.


Also consider perspective. It’s easy to just point your camera in the air and click away but how different do clouds look like from a plane, mountain or even the top of a multi story car park?

landscape clouds
clouds from plane

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