Weekly Photography Assignment: The Sky

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 164: The Sky

Our theme this week is The Sky and we’d love to see what creative shots of the sky you can take! Here is your daily reminder to look up: the sky can offer fantastic photographic opportunities, from cloud formations to stormy weather, and colourful sunrises and sunsets to the stars at night. Perhaps you will create a panorama to showcase this expansive form of nature? Maybe you will experiment with long exposure techniques to showcase the movement of clouds or precipitation? Or maybe you will try your hand at astrophotography, to capture the sky in all it’s brilliance at night? The options are endless, and we can’t wait to see what inspiring images of the sky 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, 7th March, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

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

This week’s winner is this image, captured by Marcel Kirchner: ‘Got Any Nuts for Me?’ We love the composition of this shot, with the diagonal framing of the subject by the branches pulling out focus into the centre of the image. The subtle use of backlighting also aids in creating a visually engaging and stimulating shot of a charismatic bird species. Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


Images embedded from 500px.com.

Good luck!

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