Weekly Photography Assignment: Golden Hour

Each week we’ll be giving you a theme that you can submit a photo for, and we’ll choose our favouritebe 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 254: Golden Hour

Our theme this week is Golden Hour, and we’d love to see what fantastic nature photos you can take at this beautiful time of day! We encourage you to head out into nature in the early hours of the morning or right as sunset begins, whe the light is golden. This a fantastic time for nature photography in all genres. Perhaps you will use backlighting techniques on your favourite wildlife subjects. Maybe you will create a sunflare between trees in a landscape image. Perhaps you will use rim lighting on tiny macro or plant life. Whether you’re a seasoned nature photographer, or are new to the genre, the options for capturing new and interesting photos at golden hour are endless, and we can’t wait to see what inspiring shots 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, 20th of November, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

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

This week’s winner is this image, captured by B B of ‘an Anna’s hummingbird who doesn’t seem to mind the rain, guarding the feeder nearby.’ We love the composition in this lovely garden bird image. The subject has been captured in a unique, contemplative position, and the choice to position it off-centre is highly successful and engaging. The decision also to allow for some movement in the rainfall creates a real sense of mood and atmosphere.

Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


Chamomile by Deutsch Richárd on 500px.com

The Forest Of Light by Christian Wilmes on 500px.com

Gull chat by Sandy Spaenhoven on 500px.com

Images embedded from 500px.com.


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