It's time to announce this week's photo contest -- and the winner of last week's portrait 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 and unique portrait by tnahumck! Everything about this photo is simply amazing -- especially the being underwater part! And bubbles! I was also very impressed with a few technical elements of this photos as well. First, despite being underwater, the lighting is phenomenal. The photo is also in great focus. It must have been difficult not to capture any motion blur while underwater! Lastly, tnahumck took care with composition and used the rule of thirds, which gives a great sense of location with the blue-green water to the left of the boy. Great work tnahumck!
tnahumck used a LifeProof Case to protect his iPhone from the water, took the photo with Camera+, and edited it with Snapseed.
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This week's contest: Pets!
With the end of one photo contest, comes the beginning of new one, and this week's focus in on pets! Many of you submitted gorgeous photos of your pets in last week's portrait contest, so please submit them to this contest as well! Please also include the name of your pet in your submission.
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 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.
- How to take irresistible photos of your pets with your iPhone
- 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 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!