Weekly Photography Assignment: Sunlight

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 36: Sunlight

Our theme this week is Sunlight. There’s loads you could do with this one – light is one of the most important things we can work with as photographers. It might not be a sunset or a sunrise that you photograph for this theme, but perhaps shadows or different types of lighting.

Here are some tutorials to help you out:

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, 18th July, to submit your photo.

Last Week’s Favourites

Here are our favourite shots from last week’s theme: Birds! You can view all the entries here.

Photo by Jorgen

What a gorgeous bird! This wood duck makes for a very charismatic subject, but I just loved the moment Jorgen caught here as it stretched out its wings. The water spray in the air adds a nice dynamic to the photo, as well as the motion blur in the wings created by not having too fast a shutter speed.

Photo by Walter Frei

I had to share this image by Walter of a tern. I can’t quite tell whether its bathing, fishing, or just missed judged a dive and went a little too deep! It’s very funny, and no doubt a very quick moment to capture. Always being prepared and looking through the viewfinder, ready for action, is essential in bird photography.


Forest by Pascal Schirmer on 500px.com


Tree of life. by Johannes Hulsch on 500px.com


Silent Morning in the Dolomites by Daniel F. on 500px.com


Good luck!


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