WEEK 15: People Walking Past Walls


Legs, November 2017 by Ulrike Lukasczyk

This week’s theme is pretty simple: Please capture a person walking past a wall.

My main source of inspiration for the theme was this amazing Instagram account:


Please have a closer look at the photos there and decide for yourself what principle of composition appeals to you best.

And yes – of course, you can apply some photography guidelines to make the photo more interesting:

1.) chose an interesting wall (mural painting, color, texture)

2.) shoot preferably perpendicular to the wall

3.) use a short exposure to have sharp legs (at least 1/250 sec)

4.) use a longer expose (e.g. 1/30 sec) if you want motion blur

5.) play with light and shadow

6.) shoot in burst mode and select the photo where the step is at its widest point

Modern Knights, Prague, January 2019 by Ulrike Lukasczyk

There are just a few photos matching the theme I was able to find on the Internet and tag them for the usual Pinterest Board.

Challenge Summary

  • Take a new photo of a person (or persons) walking past a wall
  • Post your photo during the week of Sunday, April 10, and Saturday, April 16
  • 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?” 

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.