Weekly Photography Assignment: Fine Art

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.

Week 228: Fine Art

Our theme this week is Fine Art, and we’d love to see what creative images you can take of nature in a fine art style. Trying a fine art nature photography style is a great way to shake up your images! Fine art nature photography is really left to interpretation, but typically it might focus on shapes and patterns, negative space, light and shadow, or bold and contrasting colours. You might expiriment with soft light and unusual compositions, or getting so close to your subject that you obscure them. Look for leading lines and striking scenes in the world around you. You may want to work in black and white. Whether you’re a seasoned nature photographer, or are new to the genre, the options for fine art nature photos are endless, and we can’t wait to see what inspiring images 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, 22nd of May, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

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

This week’s winner is this image, captured by Shayne Kaye: ‘American Pika at Blackcomb, BC, Canada.’ We love the moment captured in this image. It’s full of personality and really tells a story, and encapuslates the character of the species portrayed. The blurred background creates a beautiful effect, with darkening around the edges of the image that draws our eyes into the central subject, which is crisp and engaging! Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


For the rest of life by Ahmed Badawy on 500px.com

Ice II by Timo Clemens on 500px.com

Raven by Tobias K on 500px.com

Images embedded from 500px.com.


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