Weekly Photo Contest: Texture!

Texture is all around us and in almost everything we touch and see. From paint peeling off a brick wall to a knotted oak desk. Textured surfaces not only make things around us more interesting, they make for great subjects in photos. This week your task is to go out with and capture something that shows off texture. Everything has it so it may seem easy but don't be fooled! The prize this week will go to the person that can showcase it in the most creative and beautiful way!

The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, August 20th, at 10pm Eastern time.

It's also time to announce the winner of last week's photo contest! And the winner is...

Congrats to stuhFAN! The photo above was taken Bow tower in Calgary, Alberta which showcases Jaume Plensa's Wonderland sculpture. We chose this photo because it had a great balance from the sky to the actual sculpture to the building around it. The angle chosen was a good choice and it wasn't overly edited as to destroy the natural look of the photo. Great job!

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Great job to stuhFAN and everyone else who submitted awesome photos! There were definitely some great ones in there this week!

We'll be contacting you to shortly to collect your iStabilizer Monopod!

And without any further delay, here are the details on this week's photo contest!

The prize: iStabilizer Dolly for iPhone

Aside from a thumbs up from the entire iMore crew, this week will be giving away an iStabilizer Dolly for iPhone which will help you capture sweeping panoramas and cinematic video shots like the pros. The iStabilizer Dolly will allow you to use any flat surface to stabilize your iPhone in order to create great looking movies or panos with less room for error.

Not only does it fit virtually any iPhone, but any other smartphone and even some professional cameras as well.

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 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.