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Curves: Weekly Photography Challenge


This week – as a follow up to our article Composing with Curves – your challenge is to take and share an image on the theme of ‘Curves’.

Atlanterhavsveien - "The Atlantic Road"

Read Composing with Curves, choose one of the types of curves mentioned (‘C Curves’, ‘Arches’, ‘S Curves’, ‘Circles’ or ‘Implied Curves’) and go out and try to capture some of them.

Arched people

Once you’ve taken your ‘Curves’ Photos – choose your best 1-2, upload them to your favourite photo sharing site either share a link to them even better – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSCURVES to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Beijing Opera House ("The Egg") - ?????

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Headshots challenge – there were some great shots submitted.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

Some Older Comments

  • Athenos May 31, 2013 01:47 am

    Out of 60 submissions for this challenge, only 'anand rdhakrishan' posted his/her submission on this site. It is lovely. Thank you for displaying your photograph.
    I joined this site because I could view at a variety of photographs on various topics in the submissions. Since most people these days are posting their photographs on their photo sharing sites instead of on your site, they are missing a great opportunity to have their work displayed. I DON'T BOTHER TO GO TO THEIR SITES TO SEE THEIR PICTURES AND I DOUBT MANY OTHERS TAKE THE TIME TO DO SO EITHER. I will not spend my time going in and out of this site when the photographer does not respect his/her photography or the viewers of this site enough to take the time to display their photography here. The photographer should submit the challenge photograph here and then include a link to their site if the viewer is interested in seeing more of their work.

  • Jim May 29, 2013 04:29 am

    Such a small ball but so many curves to it

  • abbybaby May 28, 2013 12:28 am

    Here's my perspective on curves:
    The fence perspective:
    The alley perspective:

  • Lillian Castner May 26, 2013 01:44 pm

    and one more, just because I really like this one.

  • Lillian Castner May 26, 2013 01:42 pm

    Curves - manmade and bird-made

  • Stephen Pelletier May 25, 2013 12:28 pm

    Delicate curves.

  • Vanita Kataria May 24, 2013 07:30 am

    Columbus Circle, New York City

    Union Station, Washington DC 1.

    South Miami

  • Chris May 24, 2013 01:05 am

  • Thomas D May 23, 2013 09:01 pm

    Couldn't see the post I made yesterday for this......? Trying again.

    Easter Beach Pier - Geelong.

  • Elindiare May 21, 2013 07:24 pm

  • Anand Radhakrishnan May 21, 2013 12:47 pm

    Fountains at the Discovery Green in Houston, TX:

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  • Anand Radhakrishnan May 21, 2013 12:46 pm

    Fountains at the Discovery Green in Houston, TX:

  • Eric May 21, 2013 12:08 pm

    My first challenge. These are two of my favorites;

  • Justin Aiman May 20, 2013 11:51 pm

    Here is my Weekly Photography Challenge for Curves. A back country Ohio road. Hope you enjoy!

  • Danny Dutch May 20, 2013 10:15 pm

  • William Bunag May 20, 2013 08:23 pm

    The Corniche in B & W

  • raghavendra May 20, 2013 04:50 pm

    wow loved all these pictures
    I need to give a try

  • Indikaparane May 20, 2013 12:23 pm

    Very nice article .
    See my collection of curves.


  • Diane May 20, 2013 07:29 am

    Inside basilica in Ravenna, Italy

  • Svetlana Matviy May 20, 2013 06:23 am

    Hi guys,
    here is my selection photos, curves of nature and artificial origin, just click to enlarge
    Nature and surrounding life are manifold, man-made facilities are often of regular geometric shape, it was curious to look out at photos from different angles, and finding curves there was also an amusing task.

  • Jacquelyn Russo May 20, 2013 04:13 am

    Next stop Praga

  • Divya May 20, 2013 04:04 am


    C curve composition

  • Divya May 20, 2013 02:34 am

    A C curve composition of a flower twig

  • Jacquelyn Russo May 20, 2013 02:08 am


  • Zain Abdullah May 20, 2013 02:07 am

    My curve pictures:
    Mughal architecture framed by the horse-shoe arch of another Mughal architecture
    Curve of a boat's bow

  • Markus May 19, 2013 09:53 pm

    Another river curve of Budapest:

  • Sita May 19, 2013 08:18 pm

    Hi, I took a different perspective of the Swan Bell here in Perth, WA.

  • Gerald Thomas May 19, 2013 06:35 pm

    My Curves and Arches photos fro the Gateway Bridge in Taylor, Michigan.

  • Gerald Thomas May 19, 2013 05:46 pm

    My Curves and Arches from the Gateway Bridge in Taylor, Michigan.[/img][img]

  • Markus May 19, 2013 05:03 pm

    A river curve:

  • cherrie zell May 19, 2013 11:27 am

    An attempt to celebrate the curves of the new hot-air balloon - the Skywhale.

  • Diane May 19, 2013 07:59 am

    Roman windows

  • Alessio Rota May 19, 2013 07:19 am

  • Corey May 19, 2013 06:26 am

    A bit old, but easily my best curve picture.

  • Zain Abdullah May 19, 2013 04:59 am

    Here are my entries:
    The curve of the TM Tower - one of the intelligent buildings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    The Oriental Building having architectural style of Art Deco
    Mughal architecture is full of curve

  • aneeskA May 19, 2013 04:30 am

    Here is my attempt

  • Fabio Petry May 19, 2013 12:08 am

  • Nimir May 18, 2013 10:52 pm

  • Roshan Panjwani May 18, 2013 09:06 pm

  • Scottc May 18, 2013 08:09 pm

    The Hoover Dam.

  • Guigphotography May 18, 2013 07:16 pm

    More nature curves (thanks to a stiff breeze)

  • Steve May 18, 2013 06:15 pm

    There are many curves to be found in nature

  • Frej May 18, 2013 05:17 pm

  • Josh May 18, 2013 04:45 pm

    A kind of curvy mountain goat

  • Josh May 18, 2013 04:41 pm

    Some northern lights curve

  • wrenchhead May 18, 2013 01:45 pm

    A closer view of the Sydney Opera House.

  • Cherrie Zell May 18, 2013 12:44 pm

    I'd hoped to catch Canberra's newest hot-air balloon this morning - the Skywhale - but missed out. Maybe I'll be able to add another submission tomorrow ... in the meantime, a couple of paperweights that contain some interesting curves.

  • Ahmed Zoha May 18, 2013 11:16 am

    A curve created by Nature, Durdle Door England

  • Aisvarya May 18, 2013 11:07 am

    another one... (curvy winter tracks)

  • Aisvarya May 18, 2013 11:05 am

    curvy Winter tracks :)

  • blueb3ll May 18, 2013 08:43 am

    Spring walk

  • Marcos A. Loyola Rivera May 18, 2013 08:13 am

    Here goes a little one

  • Al Guzman May 18, 2013 07:07 am

    The curves of Palm Tree branches

  • Graham May 18, 2013 07:00 am

    From Truro Cathederal

  • Graham May 18, 2013 06:59 am

  • WillyC May 18, 2013 06:59 am

    I do love the curves! I had a couple come to mind...

    and a little different

  • Tom OConnor May 18, 2013 06:58 am

    Here's another from NOLA:

  • Jeff E Jensen May 18, 2013 06:47 am

    One of my favorite curves images is the second image in this post from a couple of years ago:

  • Thomas Schmidt May 18, 2013 06:34 am

    I had some nice curves with cherry stalks:

  • DyaDyo Sadim May 18, 2013 06:08 am

    Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Corridor

  • FarzinPhoto May 18, 2013 05:52 am

    winding trail through a park...

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