It's Wednesday, which means it's time to announce this week's photo contest -- and the winner of last week's panorama photography contest. Before I do, I want to congratulate everyone on their awesome entries. We've got some talented iPhoneographer readers here at iMore and it wasn't an easy decision!
And the winning entry is...
...this gorgeous sunset panorama by Nibbier! Panoramic photos often include a lot of sky, so an interesting sky is a must for the photo to stand out -- and boy did Nibbier nail it with this sky! He also did an awesome job of using the rule of thirds on the horizon so that the sky, clouds, and sunset steal the show, while still using the silhouette of mountains to give even more of a "wow" factor. Nibbier used PhotoSynth for iPhone to stitch the panorama and edited it with iCameraHDR for iPhone. Great work Nibbier!
With the end of one photo contest, comes the beginning of new one, and this week's focus in on negative space! Composition is the most important part of a photograph, so this week I want you to give extra close attention to the negative space of your photos. There is no restriction on the subject or even how much negative space is in your photo -- just that the negative space is playing an important roll in your image.
In addition to a thumbs up from the iMore crew and all of us yelling about how great of a photo star you are, the winner of this week's photography contest will have their photo converted into an official iMore wallpaper and we'll showcase it on the front page of iMore! But that’s not all! The winner will also receive a Glif tripod mount and stand!
The rules of entry are very simple. The photo must have been taken with an iPhone or iPad (we'll check the EXIF data of the original file to verify) and any edits must have been done with an iPhone or iPad app. No Photoshop CS6! If you have external lens accessories you are more than welcome to use them. You can submit as many photos as you'd like, but remember, this is a contest, so make sure you submit your best work!
Now, before you run off to take your photos, remember that it's not technical skill alone that will claim this prize. Even if you're not the best photographer (yet!), a great eye and a great subject can still get you the win. However, a little help can never hurt, so make sure you check out these articles from our iPhone photography series for some tips.
Submitting your photos is easy. Just head over to the iMore Photography Forum and post your photos to the official contest thread. Don't forget to state which apps, if any, you used to edit your photo!
That's it! Now go out and shoot!