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Creative Photography Challenge

Lesson 7 of 10

Challenge #7: Collage Portrait


Creative Photography Challenge

Lesson 7 of 10

Challenge #7: Collage Portrait


Lesson Info

Challenge #7: Collage Portrait

everybody. I'm Lindsay Adler, and this creative photo challenge is to create a photo collage. Now, you can do it in photo shop, but we're going to do it by hand. For this challenge, you're going to need to gather a few materials. First, you're going to need several different prints of your subject at different angles or different crops. Then you're going to need a piece of mat board. And finally, you're going to need glue to attach the prince to that Matt board for this photo collage actually started with a really simple portrait shoot. I just use window light and a white background. But during that portrait shoot, I tried a lot of different poses in a lot of different angles to give me variety when I put my Clash together next, I printed out several prints, and in this example, it's just different crops and a couple different angles. And I was printing it on my canon desktop printer on a luster paper. So now what I'm going to do is actually tear out the base photo. This is going to be...

my main shot, and then I'm gonna take pieces from the other shots and collage them on top. So here is my base shop for the portrait. The next thing that I'm going to dio I'm gonna take this shot, and I'm gonna just take out a piece of her eye to collage it on top. Okay, so there's the eyeball for this shot. I want to grab the fingers and the lips, try clutching that on top, all right. Having a little bit offset for some interest. And then for the last print here, I'm going to just grab right around her lips. So it gives me several layers. Pretty good. I'm going a little closer, So try something kind of like that. So once I figure out my composition, I'm going to just simply glue it down, move things around till I find just the perfect combination of elements. Now it's time for you to share your creative photo collage. You can use the hashtag creative photo challenge and you can join our Facebook group. If you'd like to get these challenges. Director in box, you can visit creativelive dot com ford slash CPC

Class Description

Feeling stuck and uninspired behind the lens? Stop scrambling for ideas on your next portrait.

Take Our Creative Photo Challenge

We teamed up with master portrait photographer, Lindsay Adler, for a bi-monthly series of FREE photography challenges designed to push you well beyond your comfort zone. Named one of the top 10 best fashion photographers in the world, Lindsay knows how vital it is to grow and explore to thrive as a photographer.

To spark your creativity, try a new (totally doable) challenge to help you discover and harness new techniques. Each 5 minute video will outline simple steps and ideas for a unique portrait. Take a moment to think about your point of view and deliver something outside of your norm.


  • Upload your photos and tag it on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter using #creativephotochallenge.
  • Have questions or want to check in with fellow photographers? Join the Creative Photo Challenge Facebook group.
Step outside of your routine, see the possibilities and discover what you love to capture!

By RSVPing to this class, you agree to have your email shared with Lindsay Adler.


Jid Kwinka

I am so much more willing to participate this challenge, tho' i don't have the materials and studio equipment. I only have a tripod, a camera, a softbox, a flash and a reflector but it ain't gonna stop me. I'm eager to learn new things, I love creative live, I love Lindsay, and I LOVE Photography! So thank you all for this free class! keep inspiring us!

Adiel Ahmed Munir

I loved it, I highly recommend this class. It's super informative and Lindsay is a superb Photographer and teacher. Thanks for sharing

Beyond Neverland

OMG! Is this for real? Lindsay is not only an amazing teacher and very knowledgeable but super creative! Such an inspiration! I watched this during my lunch break and now just want to grab my camera and go try some of these techniques!