Weekly Photo Contest: Panoramas!
It's Wednesday, which means it's time to announce this week's photo contest -- and the winner of last week's macro 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 awesome photo of a quarter by BuhdeeBoy! What made this photo stand out to me was strong focus on "In God We Trust". He also did an awesome job of using the rule of thirds on this focus point. BuhdeeBoy used an iPhone 4S and his brother's Olloclip to take the photo and edited it with Snapseed for iPhone. The black and white conversion was also a nice touch. Great work BuhdeeBoy! Now that you won your own Olloclip, you can stop
stealing borrowing your brother's!
- Snapseed for iPhone - $4.99 - Download Now
This week's contest: Panoramas!
With the end of one photo contest, comes the beginning of new one -- this week we're going to completely shift gears and take panoramic photographs! There is no restriction on the subject. However, we expect a lot of entries to be landscapes, so it may help you stand out from the crowd if you get a creative and produce a truly unique image.
Apps for panoramic photography
The iPhone is does not come with the required software for panoramic photography, so to enter this contest, you'll need to head to the App Store and pick up an app for taking panos. Here's a couple popular ones:
- AutoStitch Panorama (my personal favorite) - $1.99 - Download Now
- Photosynth - Free - Download Now
If you prefer a different app for taking panoramas, please share it with us in the forums!
The prize: a Glif!
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 panoramas 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 create stunning panoramic photographs with your iPhone
- 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 get those beautiful panos!
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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.