Weekly Photography Assignment: Birds

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.

Week 163: Birds

Our theme this week is Birds and we’d love to see what creative shots of birds you can take! Birds are a popular nature photography subject around the world, and you’ll have no shortage of choice as they can be found pretty much everywhere. Perhaps you will use fast shutter speeds to capture a bird in flight? Or maybe you will photograph a bird with a wide angle lens to include its environment in your image? You could even experiment with long exposure techniques to showcase the movement of a bird through the air! The options are endless, and we can’t wait to see what inspiring images of birds 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, 28th February, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

Last week’s theme was Rule of Thirds – and our favourite image this week is:

This week’s winner is this image, captured by C.P.C. of a ‘Possum on the Prowl.’ We love the composition, with the creative choice to position the subject on the right third of the image, and the way the surroundings have been lined up to showcase the ‘rule of thirds’ in action horizontally. These effects create a visually engaging and stimulating shot of a charismatic subject! Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


Images embedded from 500px.com.

Good luck!

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