Weekly Photography Assignment: Macro

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 172: Macro

Our theme this week is Macro and we’d love to see what striking close up nature photos you can create! Macro images give us a chance to get up close and personal with nature, so this week you task is to look down, and look closely for interesting new macro subjects! Perhaps you will focus on the center of a flower, or dewdrops on leaves in the morning, or go for something more abstract, like the patterns found in the bark of trees. Or you might catch an awesome portrait of an insect… the options are endless, and we can’t wait to see what inspiring macro nature photos 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, 2nd of May, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

Last week’s theme was Black and White – and our favourite image this week is:


This week’s winner is this image, captured by YitzPix of ‘Snowdrops in the Dark.’ We love the way that black and white has been used to maximum effect in this image, by contrasting a light subject with a dark background. Our eye is drawn straight into our subject effectively and the composition on the right third of the image makes for an aesthetically pleasing shot! Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


Images embedded from 500px.com.


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