Did you enter our weekly photo contest yet? If not, it's not too late. We're giving away over $140 in amazing photography accessories and apps, and all we're asking you to do to enter is to take a killer photo for your avatar here on iMore! Our forums and comments section is more than just a place to ask random questions with random people and make random statements -- it's a community where people get to know each other. Every time you post something, a piece of your personality is revealed and you become less random and more human. iMore is a place to make friends. But nothing screams "anti-social" more than that silly default avatar for comments and the default iMore logo in the forums. It's like showing up to a party dressed in a hoodie and mask. That's why this week is all about avatars! Make the first step to being "someone" in our community and upload an avatar.
Although self-portraits are extremely popular for people to use as their avatar, this is not a requirement. Pick a subject that reflects you, get creative, and capture that killer image that translates into the perfect avatar for you and your personality. We respect that you may be concerned about privacy and don't want to reveal your face, which is completely acceptable! All we ask is that your avatar is photo that you took with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
The prize: Olloclip Lens System, Glif tripod mount, and $50 iTunes gift card
We're going all out this week and not only offering the winner one prize, but THREE! The winner will receive an Olloclip Lens System, a Glif tripod mount and stand, and a $50 iTunes gift card to spend on all those photography apps you've been wanting to buy! That's $140 worth of prizes!
The rules of entry are very simple. The photo must have been taken with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (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.
Now, before you run off to take your photo, 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.
- How to take great looking portraits with your iPhone camera
- How to edit portraits with iPhoto for iPhone and iPad
- How to make your iPhone photographs more powerful with negative space
- How to make your iPhone photography more striking with the “rule of thirds”
How to submit
Submitting your photo is easy. First, you must set your photo as your iMore avatar, then head over to the iMore Photography Forum and post your photo 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!