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Announcing The Winner And Runners-Up To The Fstoppers Portrait POTD Contest!

After looking at all of the great submissions for our April POTD contest, it took a few weeks to narrow them all down and come up with commentary for what were some outstanding photos. Like I said in the original post, it was truly humbling to have people from all over the world send us their images to view and judge against others. It was great to see images from all over the world of various cultures and places, and I’m happy to announce that we’ve finally settled on our top portraits and the winner of the $100. [more]

UPDATED: Is World Press Photo Photoshopped?

Photojournalists prepping images for competitions often walk a fine line between the enhancement of a photograph and outright alteration. Swedish photojournalist Paul Hansen, winner of the 2012 World Press Photo Award, has denied that his winning image of two dead Palestinian children in a funeral procession, is a forgery. A forensic image analyst named Neal Krawetz came forward on Monday with an allegation that the image is a composite, an egregious manipulation that may invalidate the award. Yesterday, World Press Photo issued a statement verifying the authenticity of the image. [more]

Personal Project to POYi: Bob Croslin’s “Grounded”

You submit your assignment images each year as a staff photojournalist at a major newspaper and never place in the prestigious Picture of the Year International competition. Then, years later as a freelance photographer, you win first place for a body of work that was undertaken solely as a personal venture. This is the story of Bob Croslin’s self-assigned “Grounded,” a portrait project of injured birds undergoing rehabilitation at a sanctuary in western Florida. [more]

It’s A Wrap! Check Out All Of The Submissions From Our April POTD Contest!

We received over 1000 submissions from our readers to our new POTD contest, and yes, we looked at every single one of them. There were some brilliant entries and it was incredibly tough to select the top 30 for the month of April, but they’ve all been chosen, and you can check out the gallery here [more]

SquareSpace Featured Image Contest: Vote For Your Favorite

Two weeks ago we asked you to submit your best “Featured Image” and the top three submissions would win a year of SquareSpace. We wanted to see what images you would use to entice visitors to your website. We got hundreds of entries, but after careful deliberation we narrowed them down to the top ten images we thought really brought a “pow” to the party. Now we leave it in your hands: vote for your favorite! [more]

Fstoppers Announces Another Picture Of The Day Contest! Win $100 For Your POTD

Owing to the success of our April POTD Contest, where we received over 1000 awesome submissions from readers all over the world, we are happy to now announce the contest for the month of May. In order to have a shot at a gift certificate worth $100 to B&H Photo & Video, be sure to check out the full post for details about how to submit and what to submit.
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Win over $400 in Promote Control [Digital SLR Camera Remote Control] + Accessories!

WINNER: Bob Mishkin! Be a winner yourself by using the promotional code “FSTOPPERS” at www.promotesystems.com and get 10% off your entire purchase when buying a Promote Control for the next 2 weeks! [more]

LAST CHANCE: Submit Your Best “Featured Image” and Win a Year of SquareSpace

ENDS TOMORROW: We have teamed up with our friends at SquareSpace to give away three one year subscriptions to their awesome service. That means three of you are going to win brand new websites, and all you have to do is show us what you would use as your website lead image. [more]

Win A Free Copy Of Peter Hurley’s The Art Behind The Headshot!

We’ve teamed up with the guys over at Viewbug to give one lucky person a free copy of Peter Hurley’s The Art Behind The Headshot. We’re looking for the best examples of images showing photographers doing what they do. The winner receives a copy of the instructional DVD by renowned photographer Peter Hurley plus a feature in both the Fstoppers and Viewbug blogs. [more]

Fstoppers Announces The POTD Contest: Enter Your Shot To Win A $100 Gift Certificate to B&H

Over the past few months, I’ve been looking at how we can improve our POTD feature to make it more, well, awesome. For a while now, we’ve been taking your submissions and combing through them to find some interesting shots. But we’re going to change that up a bit. We’re going to turn it into a contest format for a month, and the best shot takes home $100 at B&H for doing nothing more than sending us an image. [more]

And The Winner Of Fstoppers’ Gulf Photo Plus Trip To Dubai Is…

Over the last 10 days we have been running a contest to send one lucky reader to Dubai for Gulf Photo Plus 2013. Not only does the winner get all their travel expenses covered but they also get a full access pass to the whole event and workshops of their choosing. Lee and I threw in free copies of our How To Become a Professional Commercial Wedding Photographer and Peter Hurley’s The Art Behind The Headshot to sweeten the deal even more. Want to know who wins? Watch the video above or [more]

2 DAYS LEFT! Fstoppers Is Giving Away A Free Trip To Gulf Photo Plus In Dubai

To celebrate the release of our newest wedding tutorial, Fstoppers is giving away a free flight and accommodations to Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai! One lucky reader will fly out to GPP during March 2013 to attend one of the coolest photo workshops on the planet. If you win, you will pick the workshops you want to attend as well as win digital copies of Peter Hurley’s The Art Behind The Headshot and FstoppersHow to Become a Professional Commercial Wedding Photographer. All the juicy details are inside this post [more]

And The Three Wedding Tutorial Winners Are…

The contest for our tutorial How To Become A Commercial Wedding Photographer just came to a close an hour ago, and the final 3 winners have been randomly picked. These three lucky readers will get a pre release copy of the Digital Download as well as a free copy of our new light modifier as soon as it is released sometime this year. Read on to see the winners [more]

Winner of the Lowepro $570 in Bags Contest

Sorry for the delay (holiday season tends to do that, as you can probably understand), but we are ready to announce the winner of the Lowepro Bag giveaway! We saw a lot of hopeless, sad and some of them downright confusing, entries to this contest, and judging it was a tough call. We’re going to show you a few of our favorites, but to pick a winner Lowepro chose to select someone who made the most out of their bag-less situation. [more]

Winner of JOBY Strap Contest: Marcin Gruszka

Marcin Gruszka is the winner of our JOBY Strap Giveaway with this awesome image. If this is how you have to strap a camera to yourself, you definitely need JOBY’s help. Marcin, congrats! Send me an email to claim your prize. [more]

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