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Congratulations to our July – August Photo Contest Winners! The theme was “Faces.”

Theme: Faces

Inspired by the book: Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2014 Release

Guest Judge: Martin Evening

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Comments from Martin:

Grand Prize winner:

“Simple Man” by Russ Elkins: There was a high standard among all the finalist entries, which made it hard to choose the best three photographs, but this particular photograph stood out as the clear winner. It’s clearly a setup shot, but looks like an authentic documentary style portrait. The lighting and black and white tones remind me of the work of classic portrait photographers such as Yosuf Karsh.

Runner-ups:

“A part of my fantasies” MortezaJ: I chose this photograph as a runner-up because it works so well as a fashion portrait. I liked the styling, the choice of model, the natural light and soft colour palette, but also the composition and framing. It looks like the result of a great team effort.

“Daddy” by Dorothea Boonstra: This is another deserving runner-up. I like the use of natural daylight and shallow depth of focus, but above all the candid pose where the subject appears oblivious to the presence of the photographer. I suspect a fair amount of tone dodging might have been needed to lift the shadows around the eyes, but this has been done very skilfully to produce a great portrait.

Click here to see all of the finalists!

Grand Jury Winner

“Simple Man” by Russ Elkins

Runner Up Winners

“A part of my fantasies” MortezaJ


“Daddy” by Dorothea Boonstra


People’s Choice Winner

“IMG_5556″ by Lmer

Thank you to everyone who entered!

Enter our September – October contest! Theme: Close Up Photography in Nature. Enter for a chance to win $200 worth of Focal Press books and Close Up Photography in Nature!

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To enter Focal Press’s September – October Photo Contest, please click here.

Theme:  Close Up Photography in Nature

Inspired by the book: Close Up Photography in Nature

Guest Judges – John & Barbara Gerlach

Grand Jury Winner:

-          A copy of the book Close Up Photography in Nature

-          $200 worth of Focal Press books of your choice!

Two Runner Ups

-          A copy of the book Close Up Photography in Nature

-          A Focal Press book of your choice!

People’s Choice Winner

-          A copy of the book Close Up Photography in Nature

-          $200 worth of Focal press books of your choice!

About the Book:

In Close Up Photography in Nature, best-selling authors and nature photography pros, John and Barbara Gerlach share the tips and techniques necessary to successfully photograph the beauty all around you. They begin this book with a brief overview of the fundamentals before delving into some of the more advanced and unique challenges of close up photography. Topics covered include advanced flash techniques specific for close up shooting, as well as a discussion on focus stacking strategies and tilt-shift lenses for getting maximum depth-of-field. The Gerlachs also discuss their strategy of mixing flash with natural light when shooting close up, which opens up all sorts of photographic possibilities – opening up shadows, creating shadows, separating the subject from the background, reducing contrast between the subject and the background, improving the color rendition, shooting sharper images, and much more.

Guest Judges: John & Barbara Gerlach

John and Barbara Gerlach are professional nature photographers and teachers who have taken more than a million wildlife images since 1978 and run seminars and workshops all over the world. Their pictures have been published in Outdoor Photographer, Audubon, Popular Photography, National Wildlife, Sierra, Natural History, Petersen’s Photographic, Ranger Rick, Birder’s World, as well as books published by National Geographic Society, Sierra Club and others. John Gerlach is currently the Associate Editor for Nature Photographer magazine and together they have written 2 additional books for Focal Press – Digital Wildlife Photography and Digital Nature Photography. They are currently working on yet another book, Outdoor Flash Photography.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

THE 2014 FOCAL PRESS PHOTO CONTESTS:

About Focal Press’ New Photo Contest Platform:

For this year’s photo contests, Focal Press has partnered with Viewbug.com. Viewbug.com is a beautiful platform and it is very easy to use, as you will see!

ViewBug is an online photo contest community that provides the opportunity for photographers to share photos with chances to win prizes. With ViewBug, everyone can get an opportunity to be discovered. Unlike other photography competitions, ViewBug makes the photography contests fun and social by providing prizes by the best brands in the industry and including the most influential photographers as judges. Participants can also help judges select winners with a social media voting tool. ViewBug provides a slick profile to showcase your photos and different memberships to accommodate any type of photographer.

2014 Photo Contest Structure:

• This year there will be 6 contests

• Each contest will run for 8 weeks

• Entries can be uploaded during the first 6 weeks of the contest window

• During the last 2 weeks of the contest window, the  contest will be open for voting.

Prizes:

The prizes are bigger and better than ever!  Check to see what the prizes are for each contest.

For each contest there will be:

• A Grand Prize Winner and 2 Runner Up Winners that will be chosen by our Guest Judge.

• A People’s Choice Winner for the photo with the most votes.

Winners will be announced within 10 days of the contest closing.

Rules:

Photos: Share your best shot that fits the contest’s theme. Be creative and original!

Limit: 3 entries per participant

Participation: You must own all legal rights to submitted photos

Photo Format: Color, Black and White, edited formats are accepted

Copyright: You maintain the rights to all of your submissions

Judging: The contest winner will be selected based on the creativity, originality and quality of the photo in accordance to the contest’s theme.

Promotion:  Focal Press would like to use the winning photos to promote the contests on our Focalpress.com website, our MasteringPhoto.com blog and our Facebook page. We will check with the winners for permission to use their photos in this capacity before posting.

Questions? Concerns? Comments?

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Congratulations to our May – June Photo Contest Winners! The theme was “Distortion.”

Theme: Distortion

Inspired by the book: Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective

Guest Judge: Corey Hilz

Read excerpts from Lensbaby:

All That Blur…

Slice Vs. Sweet Spot

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Comments from Corey:

“Grand Prize winner:

JOHN8500-Flight: The use of distortion in this photograph lends a remarkable sense of movement, particularly against the dreamlike backdrop. The selective details–the clarity of the bird’s face and right wing amidst the surrounding frenzy–and blue-gray tones are striking in their subtlety. Congratulations on an excellent achievement!

Runner-ups:

Float on: It is amazing how this images makes you feel as if you were in the water right next to the frog, seeing the world through it’s waterlogged eyes. The shot is vivid and real and allows us to explore a new world by revealing more underwater than above.

Spoons: The mixture of textures and light in this photograph is so stimulating it is difficult to look away before becoming hypnotized. The simplicity of the subjects combined with the element of distortion work so well together it makes this masterful shot seem easy.”

Click here to see all of the finalists!

Grand Jury Winner

JOHN8500-Flight

By MrPhoto1

Runner Up Winners

Float On

By hcherdon

Spoons

By timot78

People’s Choice Winner

IMG_2010

By ianmarshall

Thank you to everyone who entered!

Enter our July – August contest! Theme: Faces. Enter for a chance to win $200 worth of Focal Press books and an Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers!

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To enter Focal Press’s July – August Photo Contest, please click here.

Theme: Faces

Inspired by the book: Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2014 Release

Guest Judge – Martin Evening

Prizes:

Grand Jury Winner:
- A copy of the book Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2014 Release
- $200 worth of Focal Press books of your choice!

Two Runner Ups:
- A copy of the book Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2014 Release
- A Focal Press book of your choice!

People’s Choice Winner:
- A copy of the book Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2014 Release
- $200 worth of Focal press books of your choice!

About the Book:

Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers by Photoshop Hall-of-Famer and acclaimed digital imaging professional Martin Evening has been fully updated to include detailed instruction for all of the updates to Photoshop CC on Adobe’s Creative Cloud, including significant new features, such as Color Lookup table exports, Focus Area selections, enhanced Content-Aware filling, and new Spin and Path blur gallery effects. This guide covers all the tools and techniques photographers and professional image editors need to know when using Photoshop, from workflow guidance to core skills to advanced techniques for professional results. Using clear, succinct instruction and real world examples, this guide is the essential reference for Photoshop users of all levels.

Guest Judge: Martin Evening

Inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2008, Martin Evening is an internationally renowned professional photographer. Working principally on studio-based beauty photography, Martin uses Photoshop to retouch or manipulate to some degree nearly every image he produces. This regular everyday experience with the software has enabled him to gain extensive specialist knowledge of Photoshop.

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THE 2014 FOCAL PRESS PHOTO CONTESTS:

About Focal Press’ New Photo Contest Platform:

For this year’s photo contests, Focal Press has partnered with Viewbug.com. Viewbug.com is a beautiful platform and it is very easy to use, as you will see!

ViewBug is an online photo contest community that provides the opportunity for photographers to share photos with chances to win prizes. With ViewBug, everyone can get an opportunity to be discovered. Unlike other photography competitions, ViewBug makes the photography contests fun and social by providing prizes by the best brands in the industry and including the most influential photographers as judges. Participants can also help judges select winners with a social media voting tool. ViewBug provides a slick profile to showcase your photos and different memberships to accommodate any type of photographer.

2014 Photo Contest Structure:

• This year there will be 6 contests

• Each contest will run for 8 weeks

• Entries can be uploaded during the first 6 weeks of the contest window

• During the last 2 weeks of the contest window, the  contest will be open for voting.

Prizes:

The prizes are bigger and better than ever!  Check to see what the prizes are for each contest.

For each contest there will be:

• A Grand Prize Winner and 2 Runner Up Winners that will be chosen by our Guest Judge.

• A People’s Choice Winner for the photo with the most votes.

Winners will be announced within 10 days of the contest closing.

Rules:

Photos: Share your best shot that fits the contest’s theme. Be creative and original!

Limit: 3 entries per participant

Participation: You must own all legal rights to submitted photos

Photo Format: Color, Black and White, edited formats are accepted

Copyright: You maintain the rights to all of your submissions

Judging: The contest winner will be selected based on the creativity, originality and quality of the photo in accordance to the contest’s theme.

Promotion:  Focal Press would like to use the winning photos to promote the contests on our Focalpress.com website, our MasteringPhoto.com blog and our Facebook page. We will check with the winners for permission to use their photos in this capacity before posting.

Questions? Concerns? Comments?

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Congratulations to our March – April Photo Contest Winners! The theme was “Capturing Light.”

Theme: Capturing Light
Inspired by the book: Capturing Light
Guest Judge: Michael Freeman

Read excerpts from Capturing Light:

Gray Light – The Beauty of Restraint

Capturing Light: Magic Hour – Magic Colors

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Comments from Michael:

“The way that judging usually goes in photo competitions is that you scan quickly through the selects, and almost immediately see the small group from which the winner will emerge. Although there’s a narrow band of maybes, it’s usually clear cut, and the uncertainties come in fighting it out with other judges! This competition, I have to say, was different. For once I don’t enjoy making a choice, because the overall level among the finalists is so high. I’m actually more concerned about disappointing the ones I do NOT pick, because they all deserve recognition. That said, it’s also a little unusual in that for the overall winner I agree with the People’s Choice of ‘The Perfect Gap @ North Curl Curl’. Simply outstanding. Much more than just camerawork went into achieving this shot.

For the two runners up, I’m choosing ‘Milky Way over the Italian Alps‘ and ‘Shining‘. Choosing between the star shots (all good) was difficult, and among the others I chose ‘Shining’ because, while the subject itself, if you simply described it, is not much—just a flower in morning dew, which has been done many times—the sheer enthusiasm evident in this image, and the explosion of light, pushed it high on my list.”

Click here to see all of the finalists!

Grand Jury and People’s Choice Winner

The Perfect Gap @ North Curl Curl
By TheFrothLab

Runner Up Winners

Milkyway over the Italian Alps
By Thomas Zagler

Shining
By Agnieska D

Thank you to everyone who entered!

Enter our May – June contest! Theme: Distortion. Enter for a chance to win $200 worth of Focal Press books and a Lensbaby Composer Pro!

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Lensbaby

To enter Focal Press’s May – June Photo Contest, please click here.

Theme: Distortion

This contest is co-sponsored by Lensbaby!

Inspired by the book: Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective

Guest Judge – Corey Hilz

Prizes:

Grand Jury Winner:
- Lensbaby Composer Pro with Double Glass
- A copy of the book Lensbaby: Bending your perspective, 2nd Edition
- $200 worth of Focal Press books of your choice!

Two Runner Ups
- A Focal Press book of your choice!

People’s Choice Winner
- $200 worth of Focal press books of your choice!

About Lensbaby:

Lensbaby is a Portland, Oregon based manufacturer of award-winning Creative Effects SLR and mirrorless camera lenses. Lensbaby lenses are the brainchild of Craig Strong, a professional photographer turned inventor who launched the Lensbaby company in 2004.

Learn more about the Lensbaby product family here. Get inspired by the work of accomplished Lensbaby shooters here.

To learn more about the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Double Glass, click here!

About the Book:

If you’ve ever wished you could learn about all of the creative possibilities the Lensbaby offers, this is the book for you! Seeing subjects with a new perspective is at the heart of the Lensbaby experience, and with the essential information found in this book, you’ll be able to take your creative exploration to the next level.

Written by Lensbaby Guru Corey Hilz, Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective starts off with an overview of each lens in the Lensbaby suite. Then comes the fun stuff! Packed with tips on composition and techniques for capturing your best images, you’ll be immersed in the wonderful world of Lensbaby in no time. On nearly every page you’ll find a full color image created by a Lensbaby expert to inspire your own shooting. You’ll also find complete coverage of all of the Lensbaby accessories, from the Optic Swap System to a macro kit, creative aperture discs, and a super wide angle lens. With this gorgeous and practical book by your side, you’ll never see the world in the same way again.

Read an excerpt from Lensbaby: All That Blur…

Guest Judge: Corey Hilz

Corey Hilz focuses his photography on the natural world and has built his stock of photographs from travel and extensive exploration of local areas; believing some of the most interesting subjects are found close to home. Corey is a published author and his photos have been used in magazines, books, newspapers, calendars, brochures and catalogues. He gives lectures, teaches workshops and provides private instruction for those looking to focus their learning. In particular, Corey enjoys working with students in the field, so they may learn to improve their images as they create them.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER!


THE 2014 FOCAL PRESS PHOTO CONTESTS:

About Focal Press’ New Photo Contest Platform:

For this year’s photo contests, Focal Press has partnered with Viewbug.com. Viewbug.com is a beautiful platform and it is very easy to use, as you will see!

ViewBug is an online photo contest community that provides the opportunity for photographers to share photos with chances to win prizes. With ViewBug, everyone can get an opportunity to be discovered. Unlike other photography competitions, ViewBug makes the photography contests fun and social by providing prizes by the best brands in the industry and including the most influential photographers as judges. Participants can also help judges select winners with a social media voting tool. ViewBug provides a slick profile to showcase your photos and different memberships to accommodate any type of photographer.

2014 Photo Contest Structure:

• This year there will be 6 contests

• Each contest will run for 8 weeks

• Entries can be uploaded during the first 6 weeks of the contest window

• During the last 2 weeks of the contest window, the  contest will be open for voting.

Prizes:

The prizes are bigger and better than ever!  Check to see what the prizes are for each contest.

For each contest there will be:

• A Grand Prize Winner and 2 Runner Up Winners that will be chosen by our Guest Judge.

• A People’s Choice Winner for the photo with the most votes.

Winners will be announced within 10 days of the contest closing.

Rules:

Photos: Share your best shot that fits the contest’s theme. Be creative and original!

Limit: 3 entries per participant

Participation: You must own all legal rights to submitted photos

Photo Format: Color, Black and White, edited formats are accepted

Copyright: You maintain the rights to all of your submissions

Judging: The contest winner will be selected based on the creativity, originality and quality of the photo in accordance to the contest’s theme.

Promotion:  Focal Press would like to use the winning photos to promote the contests on our Focalpress.com website, our MasteringPhoto.com blog and our Facebook page. We will check with the winners for permission to use their photos in this capacity before posting.

Questions? Concerns? Comments?

Email [email protected]

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Congratulations to our January-February Photo Contest Winners! The theme was “Public Displays of Affection.”

Theme: Public Displays of Affection
Inspired by the book: This Modern Romance
Guest Judge: Stephanie Williams

Comment from Stephanie:

”This was tough! A lot of good entries, but I went more with the “PDA” title for the winner – the public aspect. The winner is “Love is Everywhere” by Clark Anthony Capistrano” – Stephanie

Grand Jury Winner:

Love is Everywhere
By Clark Anthony Capistrano

People’s Choice Award Winner:

Peekaboo
By Melissa Richardson

Runner Up Winners

Gross Kisses
By Valerie Jo Adams

By Massimo Laurenzi


Thank you to everyone who entered!

Don’t forget to enter the March-April contest!  Theme: Capturing Light

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Capturing Light

To enter Focal Press’s March – April Photo Contest, please click here.

The theme is “Capturing Light.”  The guest judge is Michael Freeman, author of the book Capturing Light.


Theme: Capturing Light

Inspired by the book: Capturing Light: The Heart of Photography

This contest is co-sponsored by creativeLIVE, so the prizes are bigger and better than ever!

Prizes:

  • Grand Jury Winner – wins a copy of Capturing Light, $200 worth of Focal Press books of the winner’s choice and $200 creativeLIVE credit.
  • Two Runners Up – wins a copy of Capturing Light, one Focal Press book of your choice and $50 off any creativeLIVE purchase.
  • People’s Choice – wins a copy of Capturing Light and $200 worth of Focal Press books of the winner’s choice!

About creativeLIVE:

creativeLIVE empowers you to unleash your potential by bringing the world’s greatest experts directly to you, live. Featuring workshops in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, and crafting, creativeLIVE makes dynamic education accessible to everyone.

About the Book:

In almost all photography it’s the quality of light that makes or breaks the shot. For professional photographers, chasing the light, waiting for it, sometimes helping it, and finally capturing it is a constant preoccupation — and for some an obsession. Drawing on four decades of doing just this, Michael Freeman, acclaimed International photographer and author takes a simple but practical approach to reacting to, and capturing photography’s most important commodity.

Read an excerpt from Capturing Light: Magic Hour – Magic Colors


Guest Judge: Michael Freeman

Michael Freeman is a renowned international photographer who specializes in travel, architecture and Asian art. Freeman has released a total of 135 books selling more than 4 million copies. His professional shooting ranges from reportage to architecture and special effects. Hallmarked by a 30-year collaboration with Smithsonian magazine, Freeman is a veteran professional editorial photographer working for major international publications.

Click here for a list of Michael Freeman’s books.
Michael Freeman’s books are available outside of the US and Canada through Ilex Press.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER!


THE 2014 FOCAL PRESS PHOTO CONTESTS:

About Focal Press’ New Photo Contest Platform:

For this year’s photo contests, Focal Press has partnered with Viewbug.com. Viewbug.com is a beautiful platform and it is very easy to use, as you will see!

ViewBug is an online photo contest community that provides the opportunity for photographers to share photos with chances to win prizes. With ViewBug, everyone can get an opportunity to be discovered. Unlike other photography competitions, ViewBug makes the photography contests fun and social by providing prizes by the best brands in the industry and including the most influential photographers as judges. Participants can also help judges select winners with a social media voting tool. ViewBug provides a slick profile to showcase your photos and different memberships to accommodate any type of photographer.

2014 Photo Contest Structure:

• This year there will be 6 contests

• Each contest will run for 8 weeks

• Entries can be uploaded during the first 6 weeks of the contest window

• During the last 2 weeks of the contest window, the  contest will be open for voting.

Prizes:

The prizes are bigger and better than ever!  Check to see what the prizes are for each contest.

For each contest there will be:

• A Grand Prize Winner and 2 Runner Up Winners that will be chosen by our Guest Judge.

• A People’s Choice Winner for the photo with the most votes.

Winners will be announced within 10 days of the contest closing.

Rules:

Photos: Share your best shot that fits the contest’s theme. Be creative and original!

Limit: 3 entries per participant

Participation: You must own all legal rights to submitted photos

Photo Format: Color, Black and White, edited formats are accepted

Copyright: You maintain the rights to all of your submissions

Judging: The contest winner will be selected based on the creativity, originality and quality of the photo in accordance to the contest’s theme.

Promotion:  Focal Press would like to use the winning photos to promote the contests on our Focalpress.com website, our MasteringPhoto.com blog and our Facebook page. We will check with the winners for permission to use their photos in this capacity before posting.

Questions? Concerns? Comments?

Email [email protected]

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Thank you to author Brooke Shaden for acting as our guest judge for the December contest. The theme was “Seasonal Inspiration” sponsored by Brooke’s latest book, Inspiration in Photography.

First Place: “Spirits of Monsoon Playing”
by Abhijit Dey, Barrackpore, West Bengal, India

What Brooke had to say:

For the theme of “Seasonal Inspiration” I found this photograph to be spot on. It reminds me of being a child yet with the distinct feeling that I cannot fully relate: playing in mud puddles during the rainy season with my sister, yet this is a place I do not know, with people I’ve never met. The action of it is beautiful, the way the rain is captured. This picture contains one thing that I love above most else, which is joy in darkness – these boys take advantage of the rain and what it has to offer instead of staying inside or being blinded by the beauty of it. I love the connections between them, the way they all have the same goal. I love how immersed they are in the scene, completely unaware of a camera lurking nearby.

Second Place: “Way to Nowhere”
by
Anindya Phani, Beledanga, Kolkata, India

What Brooke had to say:

So many things about this image speak to me. The person walks away, no umbrella to stay dry but instead embracing the surroundings. The fog creates uncertainty – we do not know where the person is walking or how they are feeling. I love images where the face is hidden – it allows me to interpret the character in my own way, which may be different from what the photographer intended but makes for a more dynamic interaction. The bridge and the leading lines of the ropes draw me in, and I never want to leave.

NOTE: Brooke will be choosing another 3rd place winner since the same person cannot win twice in one contest.

Third Place: “Awakening”
by
Anindya Phani, Beledanga, Kolkata, India

What Brooke had to say:

There is much to love about this image, and what struck me instantly was the composition and color palette. The person in the image looks so small, while the world is so huge. I imagine it to be cold there, which adds to the intensity of the image. The water is blue while the sky is warm, and this seamlessly creates a dynamic that is both cold and inviting. We do not know what the person is doing: fishing, or maybe enjoying a boat ride, or even still, maybe transporting him or herself? The answer is unimportant, because a story is implied.

Thank you to everyone who entered!

Don’t forget to enter January’s contest!  Theme: Public Display of Affection

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This Modern Romance

To enter Focal Press’ January 2014 Photo Contest, please click here to be redirected to our new contest platform.

The theme is “PDAs – Public Displays of Affection.”  The guest judge is Stephanie Williams, author of the book This Modern Romance.


THE 2014 FOCAL PRESS PHOTO CONTESTS:

About Focal Press’ New Photo Contest Platform:

For this year’s photo contests, Focal Press has partnered with Viewbug.com. Viewbug.com is a beautiful platform and it is very easy to use, as you will see!

ViewBug is an online photo contest community that provides the opportunity for photographers to share photos with chances to win prizes. With ViewBug, everyone can get an opportunity to be discovered. Unlike other photography competitions, ViewBug makes the photography contests fun and social by providing prizes by the best brands in the industry and including the most influential photographers as judges. Participants can also help judges select winners with a social media voting tool. ViewBug provides a slick profile to showcase your photos and different memberships to accommodate any type of photographer.

2014 Photo Contest Structure:

• This year there will be 6 contests

• Each contest will run for 8 weeks

• Entries can be uploaded during the first 6 weeks of the contest window

• During the last 2 weeks of the contest window, the  contest will be open for voting.

Prizes:

The prizes are bigger and better than ever!  Check to see what the prizes are for each contest.

For each contest there will be:

• A Grand Prize Winner and 2 Runner Up Winners that will be chosen by our Guest Judge.

• A People’s Choice Winner for the photo with the most votes.

Winners will be announced within 10 days of the contest closing.

Rules:

Photos: Share your best shot that fits the contest’s theme. Be creative and original!

Limit: 3 entries per participant

Participation: You must own all legal rights to submitted photos

Photo Format: Color, Black and White, edited formats are accepted

Copyright: You maintain the rights to all of your submissions

Judging: The contest winner will be selected based on the creativity, originality and quality of the photo in accordance to the contest’s theme.

Promotion:  Focal Press would like to use the winning photos to promote the contests on our Focalpress.com website, our MasteringPhoto.com blog and our Facebook page. We will check with the winners for permission to use their photos in this capacity before posting.


THE JANUARY 2014 PHOTO CONTEST:

Theme: PDA’s – Public Displays of Affection

Click Here to Enter!

About the Book:

In This Modern Romance, award winning photographer Stephanie Williams shares her approach to engagement photography, including her thoughts on the psychology of shooting and directing couples, current industry trends, and the use of blogs and social media. Discover photography tips on romantic styling, workflow, and branding that will help get your engagement sessions recognized by prospective clients and industry publications. Whether you are an aspiring photographer or established professional, this book is sure to inform and inspire your next photo shoot.

Guest Judge: Stephanie Williams

Stephanie Williams runs her own studio and blog, This Modern Romance. Her work has been featured on the cover of Pacific Weddings, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, Destination I Do, California Wedding Day, and Australia’s White magazine as well as in the pages of The Knot, Brides, Oui, Southern Weddings and numerous blogs and internet publications such as Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, etc. Stephanie was listed as one of the top 20 Destination Wedding Photographers in the world by Destination Weddings and Honeymoons. In 2011, Stephanie was honored as one of PDN‘s Rising Stars in Wedding Photography.

Questions? Concerns? Comments?

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