Weekly Photography Assignment: Signs of Summer

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 282: Signs of Summer

This week, we want to you take photographs of the signs of summer! Let’s take a look at things in the natural world that remind you of this beautiful season. If it is truly summer where you live, look for wildlife that becomes active at this time of year, or plants that bloom during these warmer months. What does summer mean to you? You may be inspired to capture the essence of this season in a more abstract way, such as using long exposure techniques on a moving body of water, like the ocean. If it is not the summer season where you live, instead look to photograph aspects of nature that remind you of this season. Whether you’re a seasoned nature photographer, or are new to the genre, the options for capturing new and interesting signs of summer in nature 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 LAST WEEK
  • Include a description with your photo and tell us a bit about it!

You have until next Monday, 10th of June, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

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

This week’s winner is this image, captured by Carsten: ‘In the evening, shortly after sunset, I looked again in the garden at home for macro motifs and found them. This little yellow dung fly willingly allowed itself to be photographed for a stack. The shot was stacked and edited from 60 individual images in Affinity Photo 2. The photos were taken freehand.’

An excellent macro portrait with a display of technical skill. The stacking of this image allows us to appreciate the subject matter in great detail; a subject which we would not normally get to see with such clarity. A testament to the true excitement of macro photography! Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


Anise Swallowtail by Rumen Raykov on 500px.com
Above & Below by Murphy Osborne on 500px.com
The colors of the summer by Irén Udvarházi on 500px.com

Images embedded from 500px.com.


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