Weekly Photo Contest: Black and White!
It's Wednesday, which means it's time to announce this week's photo contest -- and the winner of last week's negative space 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 silhouette by caropinzon! What stands out to me with this photo is how the negative space, the sunset, defines it. Had this photo been taken in the middle of the day, it would've been boring, but caropinzon took advantage of the time of day and produced a beautiful photograph. He also did an awesome job of using the rule of thirds on the horizon and on the tree. caropinzon used an iPhone 4S to take this photo and did not edit it with any apps. Great work caropinzon!
This week's contest: Black and White!
With the end of one photo contest, comes the beginning of new one, and this week's focus in on black and white (and monochromatic) photography! There is no restriction on the subject, it just needs to be edited with an iPhone app to be in black and white. If you want to apply a tint to the photo making it not technically in black (I'll be highlighting a few great apps over the next week, so keep an eye out!) Not all photos make good black and white conversions, so make sure you choose a photo that is benefited by the mood that a black and white conversion brings.
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 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 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 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!
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Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.
By Daryl Baxter