Eyes | 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 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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It could be said that eyes are the most important part of ant portrait. They must be, they are the windows to soul after all!

Technically speaking if they are not in focus then a portrait just doesn’t seem right.

Blue eyes

Eyes in an image can also guide a viewer around an image. A subtle glance to the left and you find yourself wondering where the subject wants you to look.

character eyes

In portraiture terms there is nothing more powerful than a thousand yard stare straight down the lens. Put a picture like that on your wall and that look follows you around the room begging for your attention.


For this challenge you could think about what sort of emotions you can convey with only the eyes in the frame.


You could create a scene in which the eyes might not be the largest part of the photo but it drags you into it.


I look forward to seeing your eyes so please feel free to send me your photos at the usual email or via Twitter.


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