Cold | 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.




I was going to write a photo challenge this week with a Spring theme but as I write this on the train home I’ve never felt so cold in my life! The daffodils I brought at the weekend are staying tightly in their buds and I can’t feel my feet.


This week’s theme for our photo challenge is cold. There’s a few ways you could communicate cold. The first and most obvious I guess is to photograph cold things like ice cream or snow but if you’d don’t fancy that then why not photograph something or someone looking cold. There’s plenty of those now waiting at the train station I’m passing!


Ice is actually a pretty fun thing to photograph. Try putting different things (not the cat) in the fast freeze section of your freezer overnight. To enhance the effect you could spray it with a little water first. It could be a glass, some food, a flower or even a random object from around the home. Take it out the freezer and photograph it quickly.


Other fun things with the freezer include putting objects into blocks of ice and photograph the thawing process. You could create your own little ice age set design!


If you want to create more of an interactive art piece then drawing things on your neighbours frosted widescreen can be the basis of an interesting photo. They might not appreciate the art element of your endeavour but it might amuse the other neighbours.


Have fun, stay warm.


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