Water | 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 challenges

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.




Water is one of the most marvellous things to photograph purely down of its unpredictability. There are so many ways to approach this photo challenge so here are a few ideas to get you thinking.


Capture the movement. Experiment with the shutter speed of your camera. Fast shutter speeds will freeze every drop from even a thundering waterfall whereas show shutter speed shot from a tripod have a mystical look to them and suggest movement rather than actually show it.


Images through water. Objects viewed through something like a glass or bowl of water become abstract and take on new forms. Experiment with how you can change the appearance of objects using water.

leaf-water drops

What remains. Water is one of the most devastating and powerful elements in world. It erodes and wipes away sole masses of land. It’s effects can also be subtle. Think about how you could capture the effect of water without actually showing it.


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