Photo Creative

Free Photography Challenges And Feedback Sessions

Each month a new new photo challenge is issued to our facebook group as a project for you to work on, developing your camera and creative skills.

The Photo Creative Facebook group is a lively, supportive community of over 6,000 photographers of all levels. Monthly live feedback sessions accompany each challenge on my Youtube channel.

Current challenge, dates etc below... ⬇️

It's not expected - but your support is appreciated

We all like to be paid for our work and expertise and there are costs involved with running these challenges. If you have gotten value from them, please consider making a small monthly donation to help. The equivalent cost of 1 take away coffee a month is very much appreciated.

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Current Challenge: #FRAME

Frame in a Frame is a composition technique where you frame the main subject with another element within the image. The setting sun through a hole in an iceberg, or someone framed by a structure, like this image of Emmalene from my Masterclass In Photography online course. 

Here are three ideas to explore this technique and encourage you to observe your surroundings differently.

Natural Frames: Use elements in nature to create a frame for your subject. This could be branches of trees arching over a pathway, a view through a cave opening, or looking through a window of leaves. Natural frames provide an organic feel and can beautifully isolate your subject while providing context about the environment.

Architectural Elements: Buildings, doorways, windows, and arches are excellent for framing a subject. You can photograph someone through a window or doorway, or use the lines of a bridge or tunnel. This approach is great for urban photography and can help to blend the subject with the architectural character of a place.

Everyday Objects: Get creative with everyday objects around you. For instance, shoot through a loop of a mug handle, a hole in a newspaper, or through the middle of a rolled-up magazine. These everyday items can create intriguing and unexpected frames, adding a playful and creative element to your composition.

Have fun...

Join this challenge...

  • Join the Photo Creative Facebook group
  • Upload 1 entry to the #FRAME album (available 1 week before closing date)
  • Tag your entry #FRAME in the description and add a few words about the image
  • CLOSES FOR ENTRIES: 11.59PM - 31st December 2023 GMT [UK TIME]
  • LIVE FEEDBACK: 7.00PM - 4th January GMT [UK TIME]


Feedback is Live on YouTube and a link to it is shared in the group. Due to high participation, not all will receive feedback. But stay positive – learning is limitless!


  • ONE image per person per challenge
  • Upload your image to designated album in the Facebook group by 23:59pm [UK Time] on the closing date of each challenge
  • Include the weekly #hashtag in the text field and a caption which includes the challenge title
  • Challenge albums will be open 1 week before challenge closes

No archive or AI images

Please shoot for the challenge. We learn and grow by doing - not sitting back and being lazy. Archive and AI images will be discounted.

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Photo Creative was only intended to be for 12 weeks and stemmed from a time in people's lives where they really had to re-evaluate their approach to photography, and life in general! - Lockdown.
Today it has grown to be a supportive, inspirational and fun - ever growing group of like-minded budding and experienced photographers alike!
Good luck, don't be shy and get stuck in! I look forward to seeing your images...
Best wishes

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