Weekly Photography Assignment: Composition

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 6: Composition

Our theme this week is Composition. I want to see how creative you can be with your camera when it comes to framing and composing your images. This is a chance for you to try out some of the common ‘rules’ to composition, or think outside the box! Maybe even a bit of both.

For some guidance, have a read of the following tutorials:

Last Week’s Favourites

Here are our favourites from last week’s theme — Water! View all the entries on our post.

Photo by Snorri Hafsteinsson

I really like the use of a long shutter speed (I assume I am right, and that this isn’t just ice!) to give a completely flat surface to the water. The colours in the sky are reflected beautifully, contrasting really nicely with the white of the surrounding. I also like the composition, with a foreground element and curve of the peninsula leading your eye into the image.

Photo by Zachi Shtain

Zachi’s quick reactions captured this bear splashing through the water, freezing each droplet with a quick shutter speed. There’s bags of action in this image, and who doesn’t like a bear!

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, 3rd January, to submit your photo.


steam and dust by greg du toit on 500px.com

Mount Rundle by Adam Burton on 500px.com

Stormy Hartland by Adam Burton on 500px.com

Upstairs by Adam Burton on 500px.com


Sunrise  by Nitin  Prabhudesai on 500px.com

Images embedded from 500px.com

Good luck!

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