Weekly Photography Assignment: Looking Down

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 24: Looking Down

Our theme this week is Looking Down. I thought this might be quite an interesting theme. This week I’d like to see photo taken where you’re having to point your camera completely downwards – looking straight at the ground. Or anything below the camera, that is. This will allow you to think creatively and outside the box. It might be in a rockpool, an abstract, some close-up details of leaves, or the reflection in a puddle. Who knows – it’s up to you!

For some guidance, have a read of the following tutorials:

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, 9th May, to submit your photo.

Last Week’s Favourites

Here are our favourites from last week’s theme: Insects. You can view the rest of the submissions here.

Photo by Andy Brown

Who doesn’t love an orange-tip butterfly? Their markings are so beautiful, and a species we are lucky enough to have in the UK. This shot shows off the furry body and amazing colours brilliantly.

Photo by Georg Burchard

Georg used focus-stacking to achieve this macro image with all parts of the insect in focus. It shows a great understanding of macro technique and worth sharing!


Untitled by Drew Butler on 500px.com


Looking Down by Braden Olsen on 500px.com


Looking back on a promise by Wilco Westerduin on 500px.com


Bending waves by Paolo Lazzarotti on 500px.com


Photos sourced from 500px.com

Good luck!


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