Weekly Photography Assignment: Macro

Each week we’ll be giving you a theme that you can submit a photo for, and we’ll choose our favourite to be featured on the Nature TTL website. Participating in these assignments will be a great way for you to encourage yourself to push the boundaries of your photography and improve together as a community on the website.

Enter to be our Monthly Assignment Winner!

From these weekly favourites, each month we will select one exceptional image, crowning the photographer as the Monthly Assignment Winner. This talented photographer’s captivating image will be shared on our Instagram story and in our newsletter.

Remember to include your Instagram handle in each weekly entry for a chance to be featured!

Week 281: Macro

This week, we want to see your macro photography! Let’s take a look at the smaller aspects of nature, and draw attention to the fascinating details, patterns, and tiny creatures found in the natural world. Macro photography is incredibly exciting. It can allow us to see things in a new light. You may be able to use a designated macro lens to get close to your tiny photography subjects, but if not, you can still create compelling images of the macro world with the kit you have! Perhaps you will look to photograph an insect, or the details of your favourite plant. Whether you’re a seasoned nature photographer, or are new to the genre, the options for capturing new and interesting macro photos of nature are endless, and we can’t wait to see what inspiring shots you can create.

Here are some tutorials to help you:

To enter your photo to this assignment, add it in the comments below this post. By submitting your photo, you are giving us permission to feature your photo the following week if it is chosen as one of our favourites. Please keep images under 2MB in size otherwise you may have difficulty uploading them.

weekly photo assignment
To enter your photo, look at the comments at the bottom of the page and press the ‘Upload Image’ button.

Here are some guidelines to keep things running smoothly:

  • Photos must be your own work
  • Please enter no more than 3 photos per week
  • Please only enter photos taken within the LAST WEEK
  • Include a description with your photo and tell us a bit about it!

You have until next Monday, 3rd of June, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

Last week’s theme was the Northern Lights– and our favourite image this week is:

This week’s winner is this image, captured by Abi Goulding.

This is a fabulous display captured on camera. The composition is wonderful and highly engaging with sweeping vistas and a hint of reflection to draw our eye across the frame. Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


Draped in velvet by Ravi S R on 500px.com
morning lights v2 by Detlef Knapp on 500px.com
Black and Yellow by Lorenzo Angelini on 500px.com

Images embedded from 500px.com.


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