It’s September (HOW?!) which 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 August challenge was the indoor challenge. I asked you to shoot and submit one image that was taken indoors. It could be indoor in a building/under a roof in natural light, or it could be shot in studio, it doesn’t matter, as long as the image is not shot outside then anything goes. The subject can be anything – dog, horse, cat, penguin, pencil – I don’t mind!

The video for this month’s review is here:

Anyone with an image in either the shortlist or the 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 September challenge? This month’s challenge is:

The “Human” Challenge.

The aim of this month’s challenge is to shoot and submit one image that includes a human being. The human must be a major part of the image or the main subject, they can’t just have a leg popping in from a side, tiny in the frame. Only entires which completely meet the criteria below will be collected for judging.

How to enter:

  • Select ONE image shot in the last 12 months (or shoot a new one!) to enter into the challenge
  • Add “HUMAN” in the caption along with the hashtag #ThatTogSpotChallenge
  • Post your piece to Instagram and tag @thattogspot in the image
  • (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 September


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.

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

Good luck!