Hands | 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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Hands are strange things that we often take for granted. Without then our modern lives would be so much more harder.


Celebrate your hands, show us how wonderfully they can be contorted and manipulated.

Perhaps you are a closet shadow puppeteer or you want to express certain gestures or movement.


Don’t only think about this challenge as one to photograph hands but explore what they leave behind, fingerprints and moulded clay are just two examples.


Hands can also play an important part in portraiture. They can frame a face or draw attention away from a subject with just the simplest point of an index finger.


As always I’d love to see how you explored and interpreted this subject so feel free to email me some images or send them to me via Twitter.


abstract-hands fingers and thumbs

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