Nikon Assignment: Life in Detail

This assignment is now closed.


It’s time to think big, on a small scale.

To celebrate our partnership with Paramount Pictures – we’re giving 40 talented photographers the chance to win a double pass to watch DOWNSIZING (in cinemas Boxing Day). It’s all part of our new Nikon Assignment: Life in Detail, which focuses on macro photography and all things small.

Plus, the top entry will also win a brand-new NIKKOR AF-S Micro 105mm f/2.8G IF ED (1:1) VR!



DOWNSIZING imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

In cinemas Boxing Day. Watch the trailer here.

The Brief

Submit your best macro or close-up image that captures ‘Life in detail’.

Who Can Enter

You must be an Australian resident and a member of My Nikon Life. Your image can be taken anywhere in the world, with any kind of camera/lens combination.

Not a member yet? No problem, joining is easy and free, click here to sign up.

Note: By entering, you agree to let Nikon Australia use your image on social media at a future date. Any images used will be credited.

Judging Criteria

The winning image will be judged by these three categories:

  1. Image quality – Composition, lighting, focus, etc.
  2. Emotional reaction – Surprise, awe, joy, etc.
  3. Content – Does the image capture the essence of Life in Detail?

Winning entry

Congratulations to this assignment’s top prize winner, Cliff Sweetman, who snapped this shot of Life in Detail.

Taken by Cliff Sweetman