It’s MAY! That means that it is CHALLENGE REVIEW TIME! Let’s go allocate those Pins (if you’re lost, check this page here) and announce the next month’s challenge. Let’s get started…

The April challenge was Leading Lines. I asked you to submit an image that contains leading lines. Leading lines are compositional elements that lead your eye through an image and towards the focal point.

The video for this months review is here:


As usual, there is no way we can include everyone’s individual critiques in the video. Anyone with an image in either the shortlist or the short-shortlist or the final-short-shortlist or just the entries, in general, should be very, very proud!

That being said, there can only be one winner. Therefore, the winners of the pins this month are:

(If you don’t know what Pins are, please check out the section on pins here.)

But what is the May challenge? This month’s original challenge topic switched places with April’s and is therefore:

The “Self Portrait” Challenge.

The aim of this month’s challenge is to submit an image that includes you. You don’t need to show your face if you’d prefer not to, but you must be a core feature of the photograph and you must have set up and taken the image yourself. You can include animals, architecture, props or any other elements.

How to enter:

  • Stricly ONE entry per person.
  • Shoot or select an image shot within the last 12 months.
  • Post your piece to Instagram and tag @thattogspot in the image.
  • In the description/caption, use the hashtag #ThatTogSpotChallenge
  • NEW: In the description/caption, include somewhere the words “Self Portrait”
  • (optional) Share the post to your story (bonus points for adding a before and after) and tag @thattogspot and #ThatTogSpotChallenge in the story
  • Entries close at midnight (UK time) on the last day of May


The image will be judged on all the normal things (focus, composition, clipped highlights or shadows, focus, exposure, editing quality (not quantity!), and white balance) in line with Print comps

As always, no purchased/downloaded assets are allowed – these include overlays, composite elements and brushes. Entries should not be submitted of images taken on trainings and workshops.

The judging will take place at the start of June and the judge’s decision is final.  

Good luck!