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 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 70: Macro

Our theme this week is Macro. This week, try jumping into the world of macro photography. If you don’t have a macro lens, then try using a telephoto lens instead – it can work really well too if you stand back a bit! The bonus here is that you are less likely to scare away any insects.

Here are some tutorials to help you:

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, 13th March, to submit your photo.

Last Week’s Favourite

Here is our favourite from last week’s assignment, Comedy. You can view all of the entries here.

Photo by Tim J Nicol

Tim’s image captures a deer in a rather comical situation! Technically, I love the snowflakes in this image. They’re not too sharp or too blurred, showing just the right amount of streaking before they turn to looking like raindrops. Very magical, and funny, scene!


Warm feeling by Miki Asai on 500px.com


☼ Curious Leaf! ☼ by ☼ Eugene Banin ☼ on 500px.com


Images embedded from 500px.com

Good luck!


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