It's Week #43: In Your Bag

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Tips and Tuts for this week:

  • Check out this great Buzzfeed article, where strangers tell all with their possessions!
  • A bag does not necessarily mean a purse. In this case, wallets, suitcases, briefcases, camera bags, pockets, backpacks, duffels, it all works!
  • Here is another great group of photos to use as inspiration!
  • Consider using the contents to tell a story. Are you a student trying to cram for a test? A photographer getting ready for a shoot? Or an athlete, on the way to a game? Use what’s in the bag to tell us about you!

Looking for more inspiration? Check out The Googles! Oh you sweet Googles.

Extra Credit: “Studio Lighting”

For some extra credit joojoo, try setting up a shot with studio lighting! Ok, so not everyone has access to a full studio setup. But certain equipment, like an off camera flash, fill lighting, and soft boxes, are all essential tools for a professional photographer. If you’re looking to take your photography to the next level, here is a perfect place to start! Check out this awesome blog post about using a one-light setup.

Check out the Googles for some more inspiration. 


Remember, it is not necessary to keep this Extra Credit challenge in mind while shooting. It’s extra credit!

*Please note!! You can only submit ONE photo per week, for the week’s challenge. This photo can include the “Extra Credit” part of the challenge, or the “regular” challenge, but you can never submit more than one photo!

Past Challenges - 2015