Weekly Photography Assignment: HDR

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 37: HDR

Our theme this week is HDR. It has a bad reputation for sure, but HDR isn’t necessarily the big bad beast everyone makes it out to be. Done subtly, the effects can look pretty natural. Also, bracketing shots allows you to take images in scenes with very bright and dark areas.

Here’s a tutorial to help you out:

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, 25th July, to submit your photo.

Last Week’s Favourites

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

Photo by Alison Wells

I always like to see someone taking a creative approach to our themes. The obvious choice is to photograph something with the sun in the frame, but this image by Alison captures the effect that sunlight has. The shadows and contrasting shapes, as well as the backlit details highlighted in the veins of the leaves, adhere to the theme in a more unique way. The black background sets off the picture and makes it pop.


Mount Fitzroy at sunset by Jimmy Mcintyre on 500px.com


"Dream of Venice" by Efemir Art on 500px.com


Horseshoe Bend by Stefan Brenner on 500px.com


Jurassic Park by Frank Jensen on 500px.com


Good luck!


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