Toys | 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.

Photographing Toys Lion

For this week’s photo challenge you don’t have to go further than your kids toy box as we’re taking our first steps into macro photography with some photos of toys.

Photographing Toys Monkey
Photographing Toys Sheep

How close you can get to your kid’s (or your) toys does depend on what type of lens you are using so if this is your first attempt at macro photography this could be a really good exercise for you.

Create a real sense of depth by using a wide open aperture. Most of these image were shot on about f2.8

Photographing Toys T REX
Photographing Toys Tiger

The trick is to make the toys appear much larger than they are. You could create whole dolls house scenes or just single portraits, it’s up to you!


Have fun and make sure you put them away when you’re finished!


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