Weekly Photography Assignment: Creative Composition

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 109: Creative Composition

Our theme this week is Creative Composition. There are a number of rules that photographers often find themselves abiding by, the rule of thirds is one example. Sometimes we have to break these rules to create something unique and eye-catching. Show us how you break these composition rules! 

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. 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,15th January, to submit your photo.

Last Week’s Favourite

Here is our favourite submission from last week’s theme, Motion Blur. You can view all of the entries here.

Photo by Tim J Nicol

This weeks winner is by Tim J Nicol, This image shows an American Goldfinch Isolated by motion blur. In this instance, the motion blur was created by zooming with the lens during an exposure, this creates very dramatic subject isolation. Well done Tim!


Cool & The Gang by Marsel van Oosten on 500px.com


golden morning by Mark Bridger on 500px.com


Images embedded from 500px.com.

Good luck!


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