Weekly Photography Assignment: Including People

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 39: Including People

Our theme this week is Including People. We’re so used to eliminating people from our nature photos, but including them can force us to think and be more involved with the story behind a shot. This week, I’d like you to purposefully include people in your nature photo – wildlife or landscape – to show scale, story, and out-of-the-box thinking.

Here are some tutorials 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, 7th August, to submit your photo.

Last Week’s Favourites

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

Photo by Harry

This first shot is impressive isn’t it. I like the composition, using the Milky Way almost as a leading line. The photo has a kind of vintage effect to it, although I would say there is a little too much noise – be careful of your ISO speed relative to the capability of your camera. Yes, a higher ISO helps with stars, but try compromising with longer exposures for star shots. That aside, it’s a lovely image that reminds us the joys of photographing the night sky.


Photo by Pam Mullins

Great use of the portrait aspect here by Pam, filling the frame with all the… ahem… action. It’s composed well and is a great piece of behaviour. Imagine this shot in landscape aspect – it probably wouldn’t work as well. Always be prepared to switch the camera’s orientation as situations present themselves. Nice work!


Among Giants by Lars van de Goor on 500px.com


The Fog by Patty Barker on 500px.com


Good morning... by Rozi Kassim on 500px.com


On the look-out by Bastiaan de Vrijer on 500px.com


Images embedded from 500px.com

Good luck!


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