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 encourage yourself to push the boundaries of your photography and improve together as a community on the website.

Week 171: Black and White

Our theme this week is Black and White and we’d love to see what striking nature photos you can create with black and white! Black and white can add a classic, timeless look to your nature images, and enhance the contrast between dark and light, as well as draw your viewer’s eye to shapes, patterns and details within your shots. You can shoot your black and white images ‘in camera,’ or edit them with this effect later! Look for contrast, detail, and shapes in your compositions…the options are endless, and we can’t wait to see what inspiring black and white nature photos 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, 25th April, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

Last week’s theme was Long Exposure– and our favourite image this week is:

This week’s winner is this image, captured by Andrew Thomson when they ‘went to Nudgee Beach Australia, a place known for its fantastic sand patterns, to shoot the sunrise last weekend. I didn’t do my research very well and the tide was too high and also the sunrise was not very inspiring. I still managed to get this shot. 10sec, F8, 24mm.’ We love the striking tones and mood produced by this image, and the way the use of long exposure softens the water, allowing our eye to be drawn to the featured lone tree subject. Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


Images embedded from 500px.com.


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