Weekly Photo Contest: Flowers!
Now that our iPhone photography series is well on its way, it's time to put our new skills to the test -- and what a better way than with a contest!
That's right, this is the debut of iMore's newest series -- weekly photo contests!
Each week will have a different focus, and this week's is on flowers! Apple used a spectacular pink flower photo to show off the new iPad but never made it available as a wallpaper or download! We think the iMore nation can more than make up for it! It's the perfect time too -- it's the beginning spring and gorgeous flowers are starting to pop up all over the place. You're going to be taking photos of them anyway, so you might as well submit those beautiful shots and win a prize!
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 an official iMore t-shirt!
Here's an example of what your photo could look like as a wallpaper.
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 those, though. 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 flower 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 some great flowers 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 photography more striking with the “rule of thirds”
- How to make your iPhone photographs more powerful with negative space
- How to take amazing macro photos with your iPhone
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 get those beautiful flower shots!
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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 Kevin Lynch