Weekly Photography Assignment: Atmosphere

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 159: Atmosphere

Our theme this week is Atmosphere. For this week’s assignment, we want you to focus on the feelings evoked by your photos. Look for different types of lighting, for example soft or dramatic, that could add a certain mood to your photo. 

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 Tuesday, 21st January, to submit your photo.

Last Week’s Favourite

Here is our favourite submission from last week’s theme, Bokeh. You can view all of the entries here.

This week our winning image is by George Mitchell, who photographed this Araneus diadematus in the UK. While the Bokeh is a key part of this image, it does not distract from the main subject. Instead, it compliments it, giving the photo a certain gentleness that is not often associated with spiders. The background is dark enough in places so as to not lose the detail of the intricate web, and the close crop really takes you into the spider’s world. Excellent work George! 


Descending Ellie by Jaco Marx on 500px.com


Beautiful forest landscape of foggy sunrise in forest with red d by Matt Gibson on 500px.com


Images embedded from 500px.com.

Good luck!




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