The votes are in, and you've helped to choose our Fstoppers Photographer of the Year! We've also randomly selected one member who voted to receive a free Fstoppers tutorial of their choice!
Photographer of the Year
The votes were incredibly close, with four votes separating the winner and second place, but Eric Paré was your choice as the Fstoppers Photographer of the Year. We originally featured Eric in March, when his jaw-dropping light-painting caught our eyes. Check out some of Eric's amazing work.
Eric will receive his choice of any Fstoppers tutorial from our store. I spoke to him just a bit ago to tell him the good news, and after sending me a very humorous GIF, he told me:
YESSS! I nearly became Employee of the Year at McDonald's a while ago. This is my revenge!
Be sure to follow Eric on Fstoppers, Instagram, and his website. Also be sure to check out his Facebook group, where you can interact with him personally and learn his techniques. He's a super kind and helpful guy from whom you can learn quite a lot.
Winner of a Free Fstoppers Tutorial
In addition, everyone who voted and commented on the original article was entered to win a free Fstoppers tutorial of their choice. Jacopo Pregnolato was our randomly chosen winner! He selected "Photographing the World: Cityscape, Astrophotography, and Advanced Post-Processing," our second tutorial with Elia Locardi.
Photographer of the Month Awards for 2017
Continuing this year, we'll be selecting a photographer of the month. Each month, we'll cull the best of the most recent photos in the community and select our favorite, featuring that photographer's work. At the end of the year, we'll select an overall winner from the 12 monthly winners, who will win a tutorial of their choice from the Fstoppers store. To qualify each month, you simply must have uploaded an image to your portfolio in the past 30 days. So, get out there, post some photos, and check out the work of the talented Fstoppers community! We're pleased to have you here.