Weekly Photography Assignment: Wildlife Portraits

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.

Enter to be our Monthly Assignment Winner!

From these weekly favourites, each month we will select one exceptional image, crowning the photographer as the Monthly Assignment Winner. This talented photographer’s captivating image will be shared on our Instagram story and in our newsletter.

Remember to include your Instagram handle in each weekly entry for a chance to be featured!

Week 284: Wildlife Portraits

This week, we want to you take wildlife portrait photographs! Let’s take a look at how you can capture the faces and expressions of your favourite animals on camera. Perhaps you will photograph your local garden wildlife, and focus on birds at your feeder, or squirrels in your trees. Maybe you will head out to look for wildlife that is not so commonly found, and use a telephoto lens to create a wonderful portrait scene. Pay attention to eye contact, and how getting down to eye level with the animal you’re photographing can make for a more impactful composition. Whether you’re a seasoned nature photographer, or are new to the genre, the options for capturing new and interesting wildlife portraits are endless, and we can’t wait to see what inspiring shots 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 LAST WEEK
  • Include a description with your photo and tell us a bit about it!

You have until next Monday, 24th of June, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

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

This week’s winner is this image, captured by Flynn Thaitanunde-Lobb: ‘Zooming in on part of the sky where a huge darkened cloud moved over and covered the sun completely. However, the bright yellow sunbeam could be seen from behind, providing a stark contrast between the two parts of the sky.’

This dramatic sky image is a thrilling and exciting composition. The balance between light and dark creates interest and intrigue in the scene, and greatly adds to the overall mood and tone of the image. A close up composition of a much larger subject also allows us to appreciate details and colours in a new way. Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


Oriental Turtle Dove by Nishant Shah on 500px.com
:-P by Pim Leijen on 500px.com
Meister Lampe by Bernd Wesner on 500px.com

Images embedded from 500px.com.


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