Weekly Photography Assignment: Plants and Fungi

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.

Enter to be our Monthly Assignment Winner!

From these weekly favourites, each month we will select one exceptional image, crowning the photographer as the Monthly Assignment Winner. This talented photographer’s captivating image will be shared on our Instagram story and in our newsletter.

Remember to include your Instagram handle in each weekly entry for a chance to be featured!

Week 287: Plants and Fungi

Our theme this week is Plants and Fungi, and we’d love to see what fantastic nature photos of plants and fungi you can take! The opportunities for plant and fungi photography are plentiful. They can be found pretty much everywhere in nature and offer interesting compositions and opportunities for unique images. This week, practice ‘getting your eye in’ and looking for smaller details found in the natural world. What parts of a plant are most engaging? How you can you make fungi look larger than life with perspective, and depth of field? Whether you’re a seasoned nature photographer, or are new to the genre, the options for awesome plant and fungi shots 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.

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 LAST WEEK
  • Include a description with your photo and tell us a bit about it!

You have until next Monday, 15th of July, 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 Flynn Thaitanunde-Lobb: Beautiful love dance between two swans in the middle of the lake.

The use of contrast in this beautiful black and white scene helps to draw our attention to the central subject matter. The dark background frames the swans elegantly and adds a majestic and ethereal feel to the mood of the image. Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


小蘑菇 by 顾光辉 on 500px.com
Fungi on birch log by Maurice van de Pas on 500px.com
Пикник. Picnic. by Lyudmila Lucienne on 500px.com

Images embedded from 500px.com.


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