Weekly Photography Assignment: Sunrise and Sunset

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.

Week 202: Sunrise and Sunset

Our theme this week is Sunrise and Sunset, and we’d love to see what images you can take at this time of day! ‘Golden Hour,’ as it’s often called, is one of the best times of day for all kinds of nature photography.  Sometimes, the light can make even an ordinary scene look extraordinary! Perhaps you will photograph the reflections of the sky in a lake at sunset, or look for wildlife early in the morning, backlit by the rising sun. You might even look for the tiniest of examples of nature with your macro lens, and find ways to photograph them at ‘golden hour.’  Whether you’re a seasoned nature photographer, or a total newbie, the options for photos of nature at sunrise and sunset 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 week of the assignment
  • Include a description with your photo and tell us a bit about it!

You have until next Monday, 21st of November, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

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

This week’s winner is this image, captured by Scott Pollard of ‘A Posing Robin in my garden.’ This is a beautifully composed image. The central placing of the subject is simple but effective, and the use of depth of field allows our focus to rest solely on that subject. The subject itself is charismatic and beautifully exposed,  with just the right amount of light filtering through, and a catchlight in the eye. The uncluttered foreground allows for a clear, characterful portrait of a well beloved species! Some fantastic entries this week, so well done, and thank you to all who entered!


Images embedded from 500px.com.


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