It's time to announce this week's photo contest -- and the winner of our pet 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 adorable pet portrait of bulldogs Loki and Eleanor P. Wigglesbottom by Buzzerfly68! I love how Loki and Eleanor are out in nature and perfectly and symmetrically posed. Buzzerfly68 also did an awesome job of getting down to the level of his bulldogs to create an interesting point of view. Great work Buzzerfly68, Loki, and Eleanor!
Buzzerfly68 took this photo with an iPhone 4S and edited it with Snapseed.
With the end of one photo contest, comes the beginning of new one, and this week's focus is on cars! Many people treasure their cars almost as much as their kids and are always looking for an excuse to show off photos of them -- well now you have the perfect excuse! To clarify, when we say "cars", we actually mean vehicles, so please share your favorite photos of your cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, scooters, go-carts, or whatever you've got that's sporting a motor! As always, creativity will give you an edge, so take your car out to a nice location and get some quality "portraits" of your ride or get up close and show us some detail that you love. We're not picky -- as long as your photo is somehow related to a motor vehicle, we want to see it!
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 receive an Olloclip Lens System!
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. 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!