Weekly Photography Assignment: The Golden Hour

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 145: The Golden Hour 

Our theme this week is The Golden Hour. Autumn is a great time to get out in the ‘Golden Hour’ as the days are getting shorter. Golden hour is the hour just after sunrise and before sunset, when the sun lights everything in warm golden tones – a photographers dream. Landscapes, macro, and birds, it all looks amazing at this time of day, get out and show us what you can find!

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, 15th October, to submit your photo.

Last Week’s Favourite

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

This week’s winning photo is this wonderful Peregrine Falcon flight shot by Robert Kaplan. Robert had some excellent entries, but this one stood out the most thanks to the awesome action. We really like the use of negative space, and knowing what the bird is thinking as it stares so intently at its destination. Well done Robert! 


Yosemite National Park at dusk with snow caps by William Freebilly photography ✅ on 500px.com



C L A T T E R I N G by Thomas Herzog on 500px.com


Images embedded from 500px.com.

Good luck!




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