It's Wednesday, which means it's time to announce this week's photo contest -- and the winner of last week's black and white 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 intriguing photo by carlos2384! This photo immediately jumped out at me because of the originality, high contrast, and sharp angles. Black and white photos are tricky because not all photos look good in black and white, but carlos2384 nailed it with this photograph! I don't even have a desire to see it in color -- the black and white is perfect.
carlos2384 took the photo with an iPhone 4S and edited it with both Camera+ and Snapseed. Great work carlos2384!
- Camera+, $0.99 - [Download Now](http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camera?at=10l3Vy&ct=d_im /id329670577?mt=8&at=10l3Vy&ct=d_im)
- Snapseed, $4.99 - Download Now
This week's contest: Water!
With the end of one photo contest, comes the beginning of new one, and this week's focus in on water! Whether it's a photo of a body of water like above, reflections in a rain puddle, water droplets on a window or flower, or even just an artistic twist to a simple glass of water, we want to see it! Remember, though, creativity and originality is something we're always looking for.
The prize: Life Proof waterproof iPhone case!
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 have their photo converted into an official iMore wallpaper and we'll showcase it on the front page of iMore! But that’s not all! The winner will also receive a Life Proof iPhone case! This awesome case offers protection against water (including submersion), dirt, snow, and shock.
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 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!