Lips | 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.


Read my lips….or photograph them if you like. This week’s challenge is more about creating an abstract portrait image as lips not only come is all sorts of shapes and sizes but they are full of character too.


There are a couple of different ways you can approach this subject. Photograph close up images of lips showing a variety of different expressions or create an image where lips are the central focus.

The latter is not so easy to achieve as you will need to draw attention away from the eyes which will always draw in the viewer. This can be done by enhancing the lips with lipstick or by closing or covering the eyes.


Try close close-up images first then consider creating a larger composition in which the eye in drawn into the lips.


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