Weekly photo contest: Clouds!

When shooting a photo outside, we quickly realize how important of a role the sky plays in how our picture turns out. Clouds are a huge part of that landscape and sometimes their presence can make or break a great photo opportunity. That's your task this week! Find a photo that you've taken — or snap a new one — that just wouldn't be the same without clouds in the sky.

The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, June 17th at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Good luck!

It's also time to announce the winners of our last photo contest! And the winners are...

Congrats to forum members rumpigs and Argee21 on snagging a win in our foodies contest! I picked the above photos because not only does the food look awesomely good, there is nothing in the background or on the table that takes your attention away from what they're trying to show you. The food is the main focus and the composition in both photos great. Awesome job guys! We'll be contacting you shortly to claim your prizes!

Both of the above photos were taking with an iPhone 5s and editing with either Camera+ or Instagram

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

The prize: $25 iTunes gift card!

The winner of this week's photo contest is going to snag a $25 iTunes gift card that they can use to load up on apps, music, movies, or anything else they'd like!

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!


Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.