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10 Photography Challenges

Think you need the latest gear or a new camera to take better pictures? Think again.

What if taking better pictures was as simple as learning to think outside the box and to challenge yourself to photograph differently? Well, it may just be that simple.

  • Designed to push you through your sticking points
  • Help you discover ways to look at everything differently
  • Expand upon your creativity, learn to take more interesting photos

Price: FREE

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I am a solid fan!

As a teacher and college professor for over 40 years. You have continually provided instruction that people of all ability levels can plug into and not be over or under whelmed.

Thanks for the reply. You are one of the few that take time to do that.

Tim Krenzke

If you haven't already downloaded my free ebook, keep reading and sign up to get it. If you already have it, skip down to the discussion part at the bottom of the page.

As a special bonus for subscribers, my new book is designed to push you through your sticking points and help you discover ways to look at everything differently



To Inspire and Challenge You

In creating this book my desire is to give you some ideas to inspire you, challenge you, and most of all get you up and out of the house to photograph something, anything! I also hope that you find some of the exercises thought provoking and challenging to the point that you are entirely outside of your comfort zone.

Some of these ideas I've shared in my classes and workshops, and some have come from, or evolved with, some of my students. This book is a work in progress and I as come up with more ideas I will add to it.

When you submit your name and email address, you'll receive a link to download the book and will begin to get weekly photography articles I write here on the website. You'll get them by email and you can stop them any time you like.

If you're reading this because you subscribed to my newsletter and website updates, you will be notified of any revisions and updates.

If you're not a part of the community, go ahead and use the green form above to join now. You'll get a link to the book immediately and can start with the challenges today.

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What's in the book?

  • Shooting Challenges
  • Non shooting challenges
  • Tips for Success


There is no better fast track to learning something new than to practice doing it wherever and whenever you can.

This book of challenges is an idea that came from my experience working with photography students of all ages and experience levels. The one thing I keep saying to them over and over again, but yet most having trouble doing, is to get out there and do some actual photography!

Bonus: As a subscriber, you'll receive emails every time a new photography article is published on this website and a monthly newsletter

Thanks for all the work you’ve put into this.

A couple of weeks ago, I subscribed to your newsletter and I must say … the tips are just great.



We can interact here through the commenting system. I can get a better idea of how you've used the challenges and together we may come up with more.

So, first use the green form above using your name and email address.

Then practice the exercises.

Then, let's discuss them here. Please leave any comments or feedback you have for me on the book below. I also want to hear your experience with the challenges you've tried, or if you're having trouble with any of them. Lastly please share the images you create while doing the challenges and anything else you'd like to share with me and other readers.

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your images.

Current & Previous Challenges

Shoot at 100 Paces – Photography Challenge - It's time to dust off your camera, put on your walking shoes, and get out and shoot for this month's photography challenge. Ready, aim, shoot at 100 paces! Take a friend with you to have even more fun, and enter to win.
Creative Self-Portrait Photography Challenge - Well, folks, we haven't had a photography challenge in a while so it's time! And you don't even need a model for this one because I'm going to send you out to do a creative self-portrait. Get in front of the camera As photographers, we tend to like to stay behind the camera. But you ... [Read more]

See all past photo challenges here.

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