Weekly Photography Assignment: Signs of Spring

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 271: Signs of Spring

Our theme this week is Signs of Spring, and we’d love to see how you can capture the first signs of this delightful season on camera. Perhaps you will photograph songbirds in the morning, or find the earliest wildflowers as they begin to emerge. Maybe you will look for insects, or other macro subjects that tell us warmer weather is on the way. If it isn’t spring where you are, look for things that remind you of spring! Fell free to use what’s in your garden, to to travel further afield. Whether you’re a seasoned nature photographer, or are new to the genre, the options for capturing new and interesting nature photos in sprintime are endless, and we can’t wait to see what inspiring shots 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, 1st of April, 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 of a swan swimming in the river.

This image displays a wonderful use of contrast that helps to enhance the majestic nature of the subject; the swan seems to glow, as does its shimmering reflection, against the dark background. A clever use of light that showcases how black and white techniques in nature photography can be used to bring out the very best in your subject, even when it is a familiar one! Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


"Lace and pearls" by Tatiana  Krylova on 500px.com
lily of the valley by greennrg on 500px.com
Baby Cygnet by Olivier Lefeivre on 500px.com

Images embedded from 500px.com.


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