Movement | 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.


Movement can be tricky to capture if you don’t first decide on what you are trying to achieve. Do you want to blur some or all of the elements of your composition or do you want to freeze the action?

Different goals require different set-ups in camera and even if your camera does have some fancy action scenes its nice to know exactly what your camera is doing. If you haven’t already have a look at our Photography Basics articles on Shutter Speed and continuous focus modes. Stop and Pre-focus might also be another article which could help you.


There are numerous possibilities for this challenge so start off with something simple and build up from there.

A fun project to to set your camera to BULB to enable long exposures. Whilst in the passenger seat of a car driving at night capture the streams of light coming from other driver’s headlights. These exposures can be anything from a second or two to much much longer.


Capturing action can be as equally satisfying. Experiment by using high ISO settings in daylight to allow your camera to use very high shutter speeds.


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