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 244: Birds

This week, our theme is Birds. You might opt for black and white to emphasize contrasts, or set out during a foggy morning to capture a bird’s silhouette against a soft backdrop. The time of day you choose to shoot can drastically alter your results; the golden hour might illuminate a bird’s feathers in a way midday sun won’t, and changing weather conditions can influence the vibrancy of your shots. Whether you’re an experienced bird photographer or a newcomer, the world of avian photography offers endless possibilities. We look forward to seeing the incredible moments you’ll freeze in time.

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, 11th of August, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

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

This week’s winner is this image, captured by Robert Campbell. This shot has a great atmosphere and black and white tones. Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


Images embedded from 500px.com.


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