Tall Buildings | 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 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.


Wherever you live I’m sure you’re not too far from a tall building. You don’t have to go and photograph The Shard, any building which towers above the others that surround it will appear tall no matter how many storeys it has.

This photo challenge is real about communicating size through choosing the right perspective. You don’t even have to be looking up at these buildings. Try travelling to the top of the building and photographing it top down.


Consider how these buildings become part of their environment or in some cases fight against it.


The interesting thing about photographing tall buildings is that you will get a certain amount of distortion. Wider angle lenses will increase the amount of distortion.


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