Weekly Photography Assignment: Water

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 5: Water

Our theme this week is Water. Interpret the theme how you wish! This could cover all fields of nature photography.

For some guidance, have a read of the following tutorials:

Last Week’s Favourites

Here are our favourites from last week’s theme — Backlighting! View all the entries on our post.

Photo by Bob Pietrowski

I chose this image because of the sharp focus, shown by the beautiful details in the fur highlighted by the strong backlighting. The variation in colour tones through the grasses works nicely and adds more interest into the foreground. Bob has also properly exposed the subject itself, which can be challenging when also trying to expose for the rim lighting.

Photo by Will Snow

I think this photo encompasses the backlighting theme entirely. It not only has rim lighting, but some very strong colours from a low sun. Will has done well to expose this shot properly and it looks truly magical with the various shadows cast through the haze. Great work.

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, 27th December, to submit your photo.


The Modern Force by Toby Harriman on 500px.com

Rising by Andre Luu on 500px.com

vole in a hole.. by Mark Bridger on 500px.com

Where the Gods Perish by Örvar Atli on 500px.com

Ice Capades by Marsel van Oosten on 500px.com

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Good luck!

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