Weekly Photography Assignment: Eyes & Catchlights

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 43: Eyes & Catchlights

Our theme this week is Eyes & Catchlights. It’s time to focus on the eyes – work on capturing that unique catch-light in the eye of your subject. That’s the little white colour that shows up in the pupil, and it makes a HUGE difference to your photo’s impact.

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, 4th September, to submit your photo.

Last Week’s Favourites

Here are our favourite shots from last week’s theme: Petals & Leaves! You can view all the entries here.

Photo by Dee Roelofsz

This shot stood out to me because of the striking contrast between the flower and the background. The stem of the flower also blends nicely into the background, all of which are elements which help it stand out nicely.

Photo by Jeff Luke

What lovely colours and focus! Jeff has created a beautiful pattern here, and the single yellow flower stands out nicely from the shot. Beautiful!


Sad Eyed Fox of the Lowlands by Roeselien Raimond on 500px.com


Bella the Jack Russell by Toby Lea on 500px.com


Arctic Eyes by Hisham Atallah on 500px.com


What?? by Hisham Atallah on 500px.com


Images embedded from 500px.com

Good luck!


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