Weekly Photography Assignment: Black and White

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 142: Black and White

Our theme this week is Black and White. Back in the day, all photographs were taken in black and white! We challenge you this week to take all of your nature pictures in black and white. It may force you to really think about your images. If you can set up to your camera/phone to black and white while you’re shooting, do it! If not, consider your compositions carefully. How will you use light and shadow? Will you go for abstract patterns in plants or trees? Perhaps you’ll photograph the silhouette of an animal, or a striking close up portrait of their face? Or maybe you’ll look for a landscape with striking features. 

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, 28th September, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

Last week’s theme was the Seaside – and our favourite image this week is:

This week’s winner is by Ni Ch, with this moody shot of ‘the famous (or infamous – it’s been captured so many times) Howick Bathhouse, Northumberland.’ We love the use of long exposure in this image to create a lovely, soft quality in the waves. The house is a great focal point and the hazy lighting adds to this very dramatic, atmospheric photograph. Well done! 


Images embedded from 500px.com.

Good luck!

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