Weekly Photography Assignment: Action Shots

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 force yourself to push the boundaries of your photography and improve together as a community on the website.

Week 161: Action Shots

Our theme this week is Action Shots and we’d love to see what creative action shots of nature you can take! Perhaps you will freeze movement in a landscape image such as waves or the rain with a fast shutter speed? Maybe you will photograph a bird in flight, capturing it in mid-air? Or perhaps you’ll use your macro lens to photograph an insect on the move? The options are endless, and we can’t wait to see what action shots of nature 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 week of the assignment
  • Include a description with your photo and tell us a bit about it!

You have until next Monday, 14th February, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

Last week’s theme was Minimalistic– and our favourite image this week is:

This week’s winner is this image, captured by Kezz Houghton. This ‘was an opportunity that presented itself as the rain started to fall later on in the day when the colour of the water appeared much darker and deeper, and the drops of water created the first ripples, creating a minimalist abstract that could only be captured in that moment.’ We love the colours and calming effect of this image. The creative choice to focus in tight on patterns in the water is highly effective and visually engaging. Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


Images embedded from 500px.com.

Good luck!

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