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 two favourites 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 34: Birds

Our theme this week is Birds. Celebrate our feathered friends. Try photographing birds in flight, behavioural sequences, ducks on a lake… anything! Just make it creative and more than just a “snap”. For some guidance, have a read of the following tutorials:

Submit Your Photo

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.

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, 11th July, to submit your photo.

Last Week’s Favourites

Here are our favourite shots from last week’s theme: Water! You can view all the entries here.

Photo by Josef FitzGerald-Patrick

This week’s chosen favourite is a lake, at what appears to be dawn, by Josef. The blue tones of the image are created with a good choice of white balance, reflecting the early hour. The added details in the sky compliment it nicely, and the longer shutter speed has introduced a nice blur into the clouds. I would suggest a different composition next time, as the 50:50 split between land and sky is less pleasing to the eye than a rule of thirds style shot. I would suggest a lower angle perhaps, nearer the water’s level, to aid this adjustment. Thanks!


Click by Marsel van Oosten on 500px.com  

brooding by Tiger Seo on 500px.com  

contact by Mark Bridger on 500px.com  

Look, Photographer still there? by Sajid Abdullah on 500px.com  

Photos sourced from 500px.com

Good luck!


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