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With the Outdoor Photography Guide Photo Challenge: Nature's Textures, our goal is to help you engage your passion, while connecting you with friends! Over the course of the challenge, you’ll put your creativity to the test with a new assignment each day that will encourage creativity and get you trying new things out in the field.

Photography is better when you're sharing the experience with friends! Be sure to share this challenge with your fellow photographers by clicking the share buttons below!


Join the Official Outdoor Photography Guide Facebook Group to share your own photos and check out others' interpretations of the daily assignments. Connecting with your fellow photographers is one of the best ways to get inspired!






 Each of the assignments will feature explanations of the technical and artistic aspects of that day’s featured topic. Additionally, there will be inspirational photos to help fuel your creativity.

The natural world is full of endless photo opportunities. Sign up for the Nature’s Textures Photo Challenge to push your photography skills to the next level and capture both the subtle and striking elements of nature through your own lens. Every day for six days, we’ll send you thematic assignments highlighting various natural textures to use as inspiration for your photographs. 

Then, submit your photos to the OPG Facebook Group using the hashtag #NaturesTexturesChallenge for the chance to win valuable prizes from our sponsors! Enter your email address to join the Outdoor Photography Guide Photo Challenge: Nature's Textures, plus get new photography tips and videos straight to your inbox with the Outdoor Photography Guide newsletter.


Matt was born and raised in the small fishing village of Sorrento, Australia, and since 2003 has been living in Rome Italy. Having been brought up surrounded by nature with a well noted artistic childhood, Matt was drawn to landscape photography viewing Europe for the first time, such as the Swiss Alps and Tuscan countryside. The passion and devotion for capturing these landscapes and many others around the globe has evolved over many years on field. In recent years his landscape images have been highly regarded, especially amongst the global Pentax community. 


Paul Thomson is a Professional Landscape Photographer living in the UK near the Lake District. With a love for the outdoors and the special landscapes surrounding me such as the North Pennines right on my doorstep, I am spoilt for choice for subjects to photograph. My goal is to capture these beautiful locations and share the magic of these areas with everyone. Published in Practical Photography Magazine as well as others and one of OutDoor Photography Guides contributors. I have an ongoing Youtube channel and podcast and run workshops in the UK.


My name is Tom Peters and I am a landscape photographer recently returned to Wiltshire after living in Cornwall for 8 years. I was mainly a seascape photographer but since being surrounded by ancient woodlands now I have been homing my woodland photography skills allot more recently. I’m a morning person so a 4:00am alarm isn’t uncommon for me, and you will find me in my local ancient woodland or back down the beach, now at the gorgeous Dorset coastline. Being outdoors and creative have always been two passions of mine and photography has been that outlet for me for a long time.

Join the Challenge Here!
Download the Instructions on the Next Page.
Receive Your Daily Assignments Starting February 7th. 
Follow the Instructions to  Complete the Challenge. 

To join the challenge, simply enter your email address in the box above and you'll immediately receive a download with instructions for the photo challenge. Get your equipment ready while you wait for the challenge to kick off on February 7th, and keep an eye out for daily emails that will provide detailed instructions for each photography assignment! 

Photography is more fun together! Don't forget to share this challenge and invite your friends to grab their camera too! 

Then, be sure to join the Official Outdoor Photography Guide Facebook Group to share your photos and check out what your fellow photographers are capturing. We can’t wait to see your work!


Share Your Photos in Our Facebook Group for a Chance to Win! 

After you’ve joined the challenge, submit your photos from each assignment in our Facebook Group using the hashtag #NaturesTexturesChallenge to be entered into the sweepstakes for a chance to win one of the three prizes below! Read official rules here.


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Choice of One Tamron Lens

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• Tamron 28-200mm for Sony full-frame mirrorless (A071), $729
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Join a community where passionate photographers can come together to express their creativity and learn from top professionals how to take better photographs in the great outdoors. With Outdoor Photography Guide GOLD Membership you’ll get access to exclusive benefits including hundreds of photography videos, free classes, downloads, exclusive galleries, live events with expert photographers, and more.

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