Weekly Photography Assignment: Slow Shutter Speed

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 force yourself to push the boundaries of your photography and improve together as a community on the website.

Week 162: Slow Shutter Speed

Our theme this week is Slow Shutter Speed. This week your challenge is to get creative with your camera settings and create images using a slow shutter speed. Show the motion of the ocean with a long exposure and a tripod or pan with a moving animal to give a sense of speed and action. 

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 Tuesday, 11th February, to submit your photo.

Last Week’s Favourite

Here is our favourite submission from last week’s theme, Backlighting. You can view all of the entries here.

This week our winning image is by Pam Mullins who took this stunning photo of a back-lit bear. Not only does the lighting create a stunning atmosphere, it also draws attention to some of the more intimate details of the bear such as it’s fur and it’s breath. Nice work Pam!


Running free by Lucio Valmaggia on 500px.com


Path to the stars by Piriya Wongkongkathep on 500px.com


Images embedded from 500px.com.

Good luck!

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