You may be wondering what I am referring to! This year I entered a photo contest, Shoot and Share, with the help and encouragement of other photogs doing the same. I am part of a FB Photography group where we help each other grow in our photography journey and that is where I first learned about Shoot and Share.
The photo contest is the largest in the world and isn't based on a popularity contest. The way it works is you enter a photo into a category of your choosing and when it is time to vote, each voter gets 4 random photos within a category and you choose your favorite photo out of the 4, this continues until a round has ended. Due to such a large contest, the contest continues for well over a month and ends after 12 rounds. Each contender can enter 50 photos into the contest. 413,000 photos were submitted into 25 categories and 160 countries were involved. I am happy to say that the photo below is of Lake Louise and it made 7th place overall.
In this category, 4301 photos were submitted and I made it into 7th place. I will be honest with you and say that I was a tad disappointed as the category was phone photos. My initial thought was that, if my best photo was taken off of a cell phone as opposed to my nice DSLR...maybe I need to rethink my photography career. However, after much pondering, I realized that photography is art and is highly subjective, what I may view as mediocre, someone else may view as amazing, above photo is proof of this. Don't get me wrong, I think this photo is beautiful and I know that I captured Lake Louise in it's essence, but I almost didn't enter this photo as I didn't think much of it.
I am so thankful for all the people in my photography group who has helped me grow as a photographer. There are so many amazing, talented people in the group and I am truly honored to be part of such an amazing group of people. One of the ladies made 1st place in Famliy Portraits for such an amazing photo of a family in mud. Her pictures are absolutely amazing and I love that I can learn and grow within my own photography just be being surrounded by such talented people.
Anyone want to do a family photo shoot in mud? I can't promise that the photos will be as amazing but I can promise that you will have a lot of fun!
Congratulations Katelyn Tornroth Viveiros with Rosy Made Photography for winning first place in Family Portraits. This photo is absolutely amazing!!!
Come back tomorrow to find out which one of my photos made it to top 10%.
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