Weekly Photography Assignment: Close-up Photos

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 64: Close-up Photos

Our theme this week is Close-up Photos. For this assignment, try your hand at picking out the details in nature around you. Try some macro photography, in the traditional sense or otherwise, to focus close-up on one particular thing. The goal here is to see part of your subject in more detail than you would with the naked eye.

Here are some tutorials to help you:

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, 30th January, to submit your photo.

Last Week’s Favourites

Our favourite images from last week’s theme, Snow. You can see all of the entries here.

Photo by Iain Macleod

This photo has a lovely, strong composition. The foreground interest leads the eye into the shot, with beautiful light cast everywhere in the image. The snow-capped hills in the background are complimented nicely by the clouds in the sky and, most of all, everything across this large tonal range has been exposed perfectly.

Photo by Susan Wojieck Hartman

Susan’s image definitely has the cute factor. I like the close crop here, cutting the edge of the tail. It actually works in this case, giving a very “Christmas card feel” thanks to the feeling of closeness and warmth the composition provides. I love the falling snow in the background, too – that is a great touch.


Rain by Jean-Christophe B. on 500px.com


Miss Dandy by Jades Journey on 500px.com


Brilliant Sunflower by Sharon Brisken on 500px.com


Images embedded from 500px.com

Good luck!


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