Master a Master: Weekly Photography Challenge

Master a Master: Weekly Photography Challenge


This week your photography challenge is to ‘master a master‘. The idea was suggested by Vanessa Almodóvar on our Facebook page and is a pretty simple concept.

Image by joanneteh_32

Simply find a photo that you love from a favourite photographer and try to emulate it in some way. Hopefully in doing so you’ll learn something about that photographers technique that will help in your own photography.

Alternatively you might like to choose a painting from an artist that you love to inspire you.

Once you’ve taken your ‘Master the Master’ Images – choose your best 1-2, upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to them or – 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 #DPSMASTER 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.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Primary Color challenge where 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

  • Mary November 4, 2011 01:59 pm

  • Mary November 4, 2011 01:57 pm

    "Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe" Vincent Van Gogh
    My 8 year old often tortures me for fun...I thought I might return the favor and have him pose as my favorite artist.

  • Vanessa November 2, 2011 09:49 pm

    Uelsmann's Symbolic Mutation (1961)

  • Vikramaditya Bagri November 2, 2011 04:41 pm

    I have something very similar to what Bob Holmes and Raghu Rai have in their portfolio.



  • Salman S November 2, 2011 08:09 am

    Master A Master

  • Salman S November 2, 2011 08:08 am

    Master A Master

  • Andre langenus October 31, 2011 06:17 pm

    To what extend is thuis a legally accepten action?

  • iggy hb October 31, 2011 04:03 am

    If you've ever seen Poltergeist:

  • Chummi Photography October 30, 2011 09:51 pm

    Inspired by Google Chrome.

  • dbinkc October 30, 2011 11:00 am

  • dbinkc October 30, 2011 10:59 am

    This photo is an inspiration from the great painter Claude Monet.

  • Erik Kerstenbeck October 30, 2011 09:34 am

    I can imagine that Classic Beauty is just around the corner for The Masters

    I found one!

  • Michael Miller October 29, 2011 10:46 pm

    Here is my entry, made from a wedding portrait and of course the original Vermeer

  • Scott MC October 29, 2011 08:42 pm

    Goya - La Maja Desnuda

  • ccting October 29, 2011 07:28 pm

    wow, excellent learning.

  • Erik Kerstenbeck October 29, 2011 12:14 pm

    We consider some of the photographers who shot Hollywood Actresses in the 30's and 40's to be Masters in their own right! We tried to create just such an image with some subtle lighting using a large soft box.

  • Rachel styles October 29, 2011 09:05 am

    Photography can be a great career if you enjoy taking pictures and creativity. But to be a great photographer you have to know how the camera works and what each part does. If you don't know, this article gives a great explanation.

  • Rich October 29, 2011 06:41 am

    I love Keith Loutit's work, here is are two of my attempts to replicate his tilt-shift magic: