2022 WEEK 3: Cutlery Photography

On our side of the globe we certainly expect bad weather in early January therefore I found an indoor theme: cutlery photography.

While I’m not sure if it’s an official genre or just a sub-genre of still life or food photography I still found plenty of creative examples.

The challenge now is about using these everyday objects: forks, spoons and/or knives to create an interesting and eye catching photo. Usually b&w works really well maybe because the objects have such clear and familiar lines. Eye catching photos of the genre sometimes include a different object and the viewer only identifies the used cutlery and its shadow on the second glance.

The Storm by Ulrike Lukasczyk, 2021

Inspiration and Examples

can be found on the Pinterest Moodboard:


or in this short video from the digital photography school homepage:

Challenge Summary

  • Take a new photo that features cutlery
  • Post your photo during the week of Sunday, January 16 and Saturday, January 22
  • Please remember to comment on at least FIVE photo submissions this week by answering the question “why?” in your comments. In other words, “why do I like (or not like) this photo?” or “why did this photo catch my eye?” 
  • Thank you! HAVE FUN WITH PHOTOGRAPHY!

The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple

  • Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • Post your photo each week to our active communities on Facebook or Flickr (or both). – Tag the photo:  #2022photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. 

Participating in the 2022 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.

About Ulrike Lukasczyk

While photography always fascinated me I seriously started learning techniques and composition only back in 2016. One of my first sources of learning material and feedback was this group: The Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge. Being insatiably curious I dived into all kinds of subjects and techniques until I finally dared to photograph people. That really is what excites me most about photography: capturing real people at the right moment, their personalities, their stories and even their dreams. This is contrasting quite nicely with my day-to-day business. I’ve got an engineering degree in biotechnology and work full time as a scientist in research. At least my husband and two kids also like my photography hobby and encourage me to pursue it, modeling for me or discussing my ideas. We live in a village near Darmstadt in Germany. We like traveling with our Unimog camper (www.derullimog.de) and I also enjoy horseback riding and Yoga. Now I’m very happy and excited to join the admin team of this group and give something back to the community: challenge ideas, encouragement and photography tips. My photos can be found via the search function in the Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge group on Facebook, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/mindseyes_ul/ or my portfolio site: https://ulliluke.myportfolio.com.

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