Weekly Photography Assignment: Long Exposure

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 213: Long Exposure 

Our theme this week is Long Exposure, and we’d love to see what creative images you can take of nature using long exposure techniques! Perhaps you will try to blue the movement of water or clouds in a landscape image. Maybe you will try your hand at astrophotography and try to capture the stars with long exposure techniques! Perhaps you will have a go at intentional camera movement to give the illusion of a long exposure! Whether you’re a seasoned nature photographer, or are new to the genre, the options for creative long exposure 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.

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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, 7th of February, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

Last week’s theme was Urban Nature Photography – and our favourite image this week is:

This week’s winner is this image, captured by Kezz Houghton: “I hoped to catch a bird on one of these very deliberately formed, sharp edges. Instead, I looked up to find a blackbird perched on some curved iron-work, curiously peering down at me. I aligned my composition, using the archway sculpture to frame my shot, and got several postures. I felt that capturing a strong silhouette emphasised the urban settings.” We love the moody atmosphere of this image, and the use of black and white to help highlight negative space and the use of light and shade. The carefully composed composition is highly effective, creating a unique and engaing image. Well done, and thank you to all who entered!



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long exposure photography assignment
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