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 193: Birds

In honour of the recent winners of the Bird Photographer of the Year competition, our theme this week is Birds, and we’d love to see what creative images you can take to showcase our feathery friends! Wherever you are in the world, this week we’d like to encourage you to try to capture images of birds. Perhaps you will look for moments of interesting bird behaviour, or pay close attention to the details of birds that are easily missed, or try to take unusual and creative images of these familiar creatures using long exposures or intentional camera movements. Whether you’re a seasoned nature photographer, or a total newbie, the options for awesome bird photos are infinite, and we can’t wait to see what inspiring images 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, 19th of September, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

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

This week’s winner is this image, captured by Kynzie Ware; ‘Sweater Weather; taken on a canon rebel XT.’ We love the way Kynzie has used the rule of thirds in this image. The green grass is complimented by the stormy sky, and hints at the cooler weather of Autumn to come. The depth of field and use of foreground are also particularly effective, and draw our eye into the image. Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


Images embedded from 500px.com.


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