Weekly Photo Contest: Up close and personal

Photo submission by buxna

It's been awhile since the Weekly Photo Contest focused on macro shots. There were so many up close and personal shots in last week's Birds and Bees contest, and they are just so fun to look at, so I figured it's a great time to revisit that format. So get in nice and close, take your best shot, and maybe you'll be the winner next week!

The contest begins now and ends Tuesday August 12th at 11:59 PDT. Good luck!

It's also time to announce the winner of our last photo contest! This was so difficult, because every photo was just amazing! The winner is...

Submitted by iMore reader galligator18

Taken with iPhone 5S, no edits

Congrats to forum member galligator18 for snagging a win in our Birds & Bees photo contest. We really loved the vibrant flower and your use of the Rule of Thirds in the composition. Great job! We'll be contacting you shortly to collect your prize!

Now on to the details of this week's photo contest...

The prize: $50 iMore gift certificate

The winner of this week's photo contest will snag a $50 gift certificate to use towards whatever they want in the iMore store! Been looking for a new case or other accessory? Here's your chance to snag something fun, compliments of iMore!

The rules

Submitted photos 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, Lightroom, or other external editing programs! If you have external lens accessories such as an Olloclip or other snap-on lens, 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 our iPhone photography series for some tips.

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 what device you have and which apps, if any, you used to edit your photo!

That's it! Now go out and shoot!


Michelle Haag