It's time to announce this week's photo contest -- and the winner of last week's gadget 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 awesome photo of SimpleAsItSeems's Nikon FE with a 50mm 1.8 Series E lens! The high contrast between the camera and everything else made for a perfect black and white conversion. Great work SimpleAsItSeems!
SimpleAsItSeems took this photo with an iPhone 4S and edited it with Camera+ and VSCO CAM.
- Camera+, $0.99 - [Download Now](http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camera?at=10l3Vy&ct=UUimUdUnU15185 /id329670577?mt=8&at=10l3Vy&ct=d_im)
- VSCO CAM, $0.99 - Download Now
This week's contest: Sexy Beach!
We're in the middle of summer which means trips to beaches, lakes, rivers, and just about any body of water we can find. And what do you get when you combine the hot summer sun with water? Half-naked hot bodies! Need we say more? Let's see those sexy beach photos! Now, by "beach", we don't actually mean only the beach -- we're really just looking for an excuse to see sexy bodies -- both male and female! As always, be creative with your photos and find some sexy angles!
Seriously, though, be tasteful. Keep it PG-13, please.
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 take great looking portraits with your iPhone
- How to use iPhoto to polish and perfect your iPhone portraits
- 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 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!