From a high angle | 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.

Photo Challenge Mmeory Gate

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.

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We’ve already talked about creating interesting and unexpected images from a low angle but today’s challenge is all about taking things from a higher point of view.


Many moons ago when I was at university we were given an aerial photography project. The idea was that we built a kite, attached our camera to it and create stunning aerial images.

You could do that, some people on our course did just that. My small team quickly discovered that we weren’t good at making kites or had the confidence to attach our camera to it without the fear that it will come crashing down on our heads.

So we cheated. We spent the day visiting hotels in Manchester and asking if we could go to their top floor and take a photo. One very enthusiastic hotel manager asked us if we’d like to go up their clock tower and after a terrifying climb up a very old ladder we reached probably the best view of Manchester.


I’m not saying you should all do the same but there are plenty of multi-storey car parks and hill sides which offer splendid views.


……..or you could just rent a plane…..

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