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.

Enter to be our Monthly Assignment Winner!

From these weekly favourites, each month we will select one exceptional image, crowning the photographer as the Monthly Assignment Winner. This talented photographer’s captivating image will be shared on our Instagram story and in our newsletter.

Remember to include your Instagram handle in each weekly entry for a chance to be featured!

Week 270: Black and White

Our theme this week is Black and White, and we’d love to see how you can capture nature in black and white on camera. The options for black and white nature images are plentiful. This week, look for light and shadow, as well as contrast in the scenes around you. Consider which compositions might look best in black and white. You may choose to shoot in black and white originally, or to convert your images after. Perhaps you will photograph a dark and moody landscape, or try for a high key image of wildlife in your garden. Whether you’re a seasoned nature photographer, or are new to the genre, the options for capturing new and interesting nature photos are endless, and we can’t wait to see what inspiring shots 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 of March, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

Last week’s theme was Creative Landscapes – and our favourite image this week is:

This week’s winner is this image, captured by Pam Mullins.

This is a beautifully composed image, crafted with creative flare to reimagine a familiar scene. The decision to create a sunstar works especially well in the echoed reflection beneath the sky, and the radiating lines of light draw our eye outwardly through the frame. A creative construction of light in the landscape! Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


Portrait of deer standing amidst flowers in forest by Larry Mammone on 500px.com
Cason di Brica by Christian Faggionato on 500px.com
晨雾 by apollo0813 on 500px.com

Images embedded from 500px.com.


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