Weekly Photography Assignment: Night

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 13: Night

Our theme this week is Night. Show us your photos taken at night. That could be long exposures under moonlight, starscapes, star trails, or anything that you think is encompassed by this week’s theme.

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

Last Week’s Favourites

Here are two of our favourites from last week’s theme, Mammals. You can view all of the entries here.

deer by Tim J Nicol
Photo by Tim J Nicol

Tim has clearly braved some ‘bad’ weather to get this shot of a deer in the snow. The slower shutter speed used has allowed him to create streaks with the snow, making for a photo with more emotion and depth than normal. The composition is nice too, with the deer looking across the frame to the other side. I like the added details of the snow in the fur.

Photo by Kevin Pigney
Photo by Kevin Pigney

Kevin’s brown hare running towards the camera is a photo that brings back some memories for me. When I was younger I spent a long time trying to photograph hares running towards me down a track, and I know how challenging it can be to track such a quick animal whilst staying hidden and discreet. The colours in the ground and the hare’s fur compliment each other nicely, and I love seeing those big, loping feet.

 

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, 21st February, to submit your photo.

Inspiration

Liberate by William Patino on 500px.com

Wedding Road by Tristan O

Moraine Lake at night by Andrey Popov on 500px.com

The Green Lantern by Daniel F. on 500px.com

Stars in the Dolomites by Daniel F. on 500px.com

Images embedded from 500px.com

Good luck!

Will Nicholls is the founder of Nature TTL and a professional wildlife photographer and film-maker from England. Having been photographing since the age of 12, Will’s images have won a string of awards, including the title of “Young British Wildlife Photographer of the Year” in 2009 from the British Wildlife Photography Awards. Will is also the author of the book On the Trail of Red Squirrels.

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