It's time to announce this week's photo contest -- and the winner of last week's iMore avatar 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 awesome self portrait by iGeo. Words aren't even needed to describe why this avatar caught my eye. Such a clever and creative twist to the traditional headshot avatar. Great work iGeo!
iGeo took this photo with an iPhone 4 and edited it with Pic Stitch and ToonPAINT.
This week's contest: Gadgets!
With the end of one photo contest, comes the beginning of new one, and this week's focus is on gadgets! We know how much our readers here at iMore love their gadgets and so we're giving you a chance to show them off! Do you have one gadget you love the most? Let's see it? Have a gadget that's extremely rare and perhaps an antique? Show it off! Have too many gadgets to count and are possible a little embarrassed to admit how man you have? We want to see them all! And as always, get creative!
(The above image is of my original iPhone and one of its many battle wounds. Taken with an iPhone 4S and olloclip macro lens.)
The prize: Glif tripod mount and stand!
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 a Glif tripod mount and stand!
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 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 make your iPhone photography more striking with the “rule of thirds”
- How to make your iPhone photographs more powerful with negative space
- How to take amazing macro photos with your iPhone
How to submit
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!