Only Hours Left To Enter Fstoppers Biggest Photography Contest Ever

The first ever Fstoppers Workshop in the Bahamas is happening May 28th - June 1st at Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas and we want to give one of our readers the trip of a lifetime for FREE! We are actually doing 2 separate contests and they both end today, Friday May 28th at midnight eastern time.  If you are looking to expand your own photo skills, connect with other photographers in your field, explore a different genre of photography, or simply take a vacation you can write off, this is going to be the event to attend. How do you win this trip for free? Details are below:

Contest 1: All expense paid trip to the 2014 Fstoppers Workshop in Nassau, Bahamas.

This contest is open to everyone world-wide. On February 1st, 2014, one lucky Fstoppers fan will win a flight voucher worth up to $500 to travel to the workshop in the Bahamas. They will also win accommodations for 5 nights at the Atlantis Resort and access to any of the courses offered throughout the event. A passport is required to enter the Bahamas so make sure your documents are current and up to date.

How to enter (each option below will count as a separate entry):

Fstoppers.com: All you have to do is leave a comment on this post below explaining why you want to win this contest. Vulgar or trolling entries will be disqualified/deleted so keep it nice

Twitter: Simply follow @fstoppers and retweet the following message between now and Jan 31st: "Follow @Fstoppers and retweet this message to win a free trip to the Bahamas for the Fstoppers Photo Workshop http://bit.ly/1afo3ky"

Youtube: Subscribe to our Youtube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/fstoppers and leave a comment on this contest video here.

Facebook: Like our Fstoppers Page and leave a comment on this contest post to qualify. BONUS: Share the Facebook contest post on your own wall and earn a second entry.

On February 1st we will randomly choose 1 name from each of the areas mentioned above and randomly draw one as the grand prize winner.

Contest 2: Full Refund on All Paid Classes

This second contest is open only to those who have signed up and paid for a class at the 2014 Fstoppers Workshop. To inspire you guys to sign up early, rather than waiting until the last minute, on February 1st we will pick one lucky attendee and reimburse their entire photography workshop class package. The full refund amount will depend on the number of classes bought prior to the announcement of the winner. Since this year's workshop is limited to about 200 students, your chances of being chosen are much greater than the above contest open to the general public.

Additional Rules and Terms:
All entries must be submitted before 11:59 PM eastern time on January 31st for consideration. Prizes are contingent on winner attending the workshop and are worth no actual monetary value. Winning trip and classes cannot be transferred or given to anyone other than the winner. Passport is required.

To learn more about the first ever Fstoppers workshop head over to www.FstoppersWorkshops.com or watch the video below.

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Kin Hai's picture

As a semi-pro in transition.....It would be amazing to see the work flow from some of the photogs i look up to. This would allow me to get an understanding of what inspires them, learn, and figure out what works for me

doug deane's picture

"A wish is a dream the heart makes" I truly wish I could be so lucky.

RONALD KENNEY's picture

All of my Camera's are packed and I'm ready to go. You say where are my clothing bag. Not necessary I have my swim trunks LOL.

Andrew Yianne's picture

I am an avid 15 year-old photographer based in Charleston, West Virginia. I dabble around in almost every area of photography ranging from studio work to landscapes. I am actually published in a few magazines (Shutterbug and Spotlight West Virginia) and I work for the Charleston Gazette. This would be an amazing trip for me for a few different reasons. I always accept any knowledge from any photographer that offers it to me, no matter what area of photography. After first hearing about the workshop a few months ago, I knew I would not be able to attend because of the cost. My mother is a single, hardworking parent with two children and could not possibly afford the trip plus workshop fees, or even be able to schedule time off from work for the trip. I have attended a few workshops before, but non comparable to this caliber. I love all content Fstoppers offers and this would be an amazing trip to win. If you're interested in my work, my website can be found at www.yiannephotography.com. Thanks for the consideration.

Steve Alicea's picture

I'm on a constant quest for knowledge on everything photography, so why not learn from the most elite there is? This trip would be a blessing for my 23rd birthday as well! lol

Jim Gerard's picture

I'm a freelance photographer......Someone please give me a holiday!

FreshRandy's picture

It's cold in Montréal and would love to shoot other scenery besides snow and mountains!

Dan Cavallari's picture

I'd love to go to the Bahamas for the workshop. I'm one of those photogs in that nebulous, in-between place: I've been a pro for a while, but I'm sort of the local pro who wants to expand his skills, scope, creativity, and connections.

I am and have been a freelance writer as well, and I've been in this nebulous place before. The kiss of death is isolation: artists often tend to be solitary people, and that's the best way to get stuck in ruts that can kill creativity and drive. I want to be among a community of photographers who can push my boundaries, who can drop me into a place that makes me uncomfortable and encourage me to come away from it with images that will wow, and an experience that will never leave me.

Also, I like drinking beer on the beach.

Ken Pham's picture

I wanna come!!!

Stina Oliver's picture

I started down the path of photography after finding myself in the position of a single mother, after spending 6 years as a homemaker. As a veteran, I sought the help of vocational rehab services through the VA in order to find work, but because of my physical limitations they would not put me into a 'real vocation'. I told them I had always dreamed of becoming a photographer. To them, this seemed as something "fun that I could pursue, but not too difficult on my body." Well, they got it half right. ;) It has been so much fun, and hard on the body. They paid for me to take some junior college courses and paid for my camera to get me started. I've been very fortunate in that regard. However, I feel I am ready to take things to the next level. My education is not complete, and very well never will be. In terms of affordability, a trip such as this is well beyond my reach for many years. (At least until my daughters have grown). It would mean so much to me, and offer me an opportunity to expand my skills in order to make me a more successful photographer.

Michael Lakav's picture

I'm ready to go!!!!! Sign me up! Fingers crossed!

Keith Walters's picture

This would be the trip of a lifetime. Would love to attend and advance my photography skills

Hideto Shimizu's picture

You guys create great contents constantly. It'd be a dream come true if I can learn from such an inspiring spirit as Fstoppers!

Alvaro Uematsu's picture

I'm a freelance photographer from Peru, and this would definitely be a great opportunity for me to learn more about photography from some fantastic instructors! Thanks for making this contest open internationally!

Abdulwahab Al Fredan's picture

It would mean the world to me !
I'm a huge fan of yours & learning from instructors that I look up to is like living a dream
Thanks for such an opportunity

Josh Hanna's picture

This is an amazing opportunity and someone will be truly blessed to receive...so thank you for making it possible! 2014 begins my 2nd year as a full time photographer. I worked in banking for 16 years and struggled physically, emotionally & spiritually working in a job that literally felt to eat away at my soul each and every day. Leaving to pursue my passion for photography was not an easy decision...and it has not been an easy road, but I believe I am on a road towards a healthier and more productive lifestyle.

Holding this workshop in the Bahamas is awesome, but I would enter this contest for an opportunity like this even if the workshop were being held next door to my home! I've been following fStoppers for quite some time and have gotten so much valuable information and instruction on a consistent and regular basis. I can only imagine the skills, knowledge, and experience that could be gained by working hands-on, in person with such talented folks would be priceless and unimaginable!

If I could afford to attend, I would happily pay out of pocket...but unfortunately this is not a situation I am in! So thank you again for providing this opportunity to all of us! Selected or not, I will still be following the fStoppers for all of the great content provided!!

Mario 'Mayin' Paz Saavedra's picture

It would change my aim on I how take photograph.

Maryus Bio's picture

Great contest. I wish I'm he lucky winner to get my photography to the next level :)

Jeremy's picture

I find myself with a choice I have to make which will affect who I will become. Perhaps this workshop will shape the person I am to be.

Good luck everyone!

Mau's picture

This course will be awesome!!

Drew Quizon's picture

So down! This would just be another great opportunity for photos and to learn from the best and meet new people to grow, share passion and learn!

Robert Robichaud's picture

I'm in. Cameras are packed, batteries are charged. I want to hang out and learn from the "Squinch-mysta" Peter Hurley, Mike Kelley, Mark Wallace and Dixie Dixon to name a few.

Christa Lamoureaux's picture

The Bahamas + photography classes sounds like an amazing trip!

Paul de Burger's picture

Would absolutely love to win this! I saw Dixie speak in Toronto earlier this year and thought she was fantastic - would really enjoy learning more from her, as well as all of the other amazing instructors you have on tap. The setting you have chosen is brilliant, and I would love to bring my wife along for our anniversary - a perfect fit! Thanks for putting this on. Cheers -

Ed Rhodes's picture

I would love the opportunity to hone my photo skills in an island paradise! May be the push i need to quit my day job :)

David Lee's picture

I've learned to love Lee Morris and the Fstoppers team. I'd love to meet them personally and immerse myself in some great teaching and exercises. Big bonus to have fun at such a beautiful place at the same time!

bimala naysmith's picture

i think it is a great opportunity and the courses look amazing who wouldn't want to go.

Burt Johnson's picture

I just moved to Ecuador a couple months ago, and am now investigating a new region, both photographically and personally. The timing of this workshop dovetails perfectly with a planned trip back to the States in June.

oscar campos's picture

i'd love to win this contest. One of my goals for 2014 is to attend a photography workshop, and this one looks like it will be EPIC!

Vincent Morretino's picture

I have no formal education in photography, just real world experience from working alongside/for a professional photographer for the last 3 years. I could really use some additional photography business insight, as well as see how others manage their workflow :)

Trevor Walker's picture

I started being a photographer because of your Wedding Photographer video series! It would be ridiculous to be a part of this workshop!

Katie Rader Anderson's picture

What an amazing opportunity!!! After a rough year and a half of my ex stealing my 5D and my 24-70L, 35mm and 85mm lenses, I have finally bought a new camera and I am now the road to launching my business again. What a way to get excited and motivated!!!! ;)

Jackie Burhans's picture

Dude, it's the Bahamas!

Yury hardzei's picture

that would be simply ... AWESOME!!!!!

VtotheD's picture

I'd love to win and learn from the best!

Cathie Heart's picture

YES PLEASE, right *positive thinking* I will win this opportunity, I will win this opportunity! Got my passport, my toothbrush and my kit bag of gear. I'm ready!

Cathie Heart's picture

I want to win this because I want a boost to help me make my dream life happen and happen faster. I love photographing the memories of my clients and in turn making fun memories of my own while capturing theirs.

I want to learn from Dixie about incorporating more fashion, to learn from Mark Wallace about getting my lights to behave for me in even the most awkward lighting situations. I'd love to pick Peter's brains on enticing my clients character to emerge, get Pye's help in making a signature look for my weddings and finally to enjoy the creative team in a beautiful haven of the Bahamas! A dream week would come true for me, I'm a woman with passion and a LOT of questions!

Cameron Akin's picture

This workshop would totally help to unleash your creative juices!

steve carrillo's picture

I'd like to win this contest simply because it's the only way I'd be able to attend. Workshops are expensive.

Mat Bergel's picture

thanks

aviraj saluja's picture

Oh wow. There really could be no better contest. Tons of free guidance along with a paid vacation. Business AND leisure. I just hope whoever wins does justice to what they will receive. I know I will! :)

Jeremy Nielsen's picture

Loving this contest/workshop idea!

xaiya's picture

A once in a lifetime opportunity, pick me!
Www.illuminatingphotography.com.au

Daniel Troutman's picture

You guys had me at Mark Wallace. Adding the Bahamas blew my mind! Seriously your instructor line up is amazing and I would love to pick all of their brains!

Kyle Yoest's picture

This would be an amazing opportunity for me. I really want to come down for this workshop and go to Mike Kelley's classes because i am in the process of starting a real estate photography business, but I just simply cannot afford to go to the workshops and buy all the gear I need. This would mean the world to me.

Kristian Lund's picture

My passion is photography and my life goal is to become a good professional photographer. Recently I tried to get in the school, where I wanted to study photography. But due to the high requirements and limited amount of available places, I didnt get in this time. I need to improve and develop myself before I try to get in for the second time. Winning this contest would be a life changing opportunity and it would be an honour to learn from the amazing photographers, who will be present at this workshop!

Rannvá Joensen's picture

Wow this is almost to good to be true hahaha :) Would be a dream come true, to visit such a stunning place such as the Bahamas. It's sure sound like a amazing workshop, and when I'm so passionate about photography, why miss out :)

Francisco Guadamuz's picture

This trip i would be an amazing learning experience for anyone.

Robert Hunter's picture

This contest is insane! Flight, hotel and workshops with some of the best photographers in the industry and at an amazing tropical resort? Uh... Please put my name in the drawing as many times as possible! Thanks Fstoppers.

David Lara's picture

You guys rock! Hope to win and grow even further as a photographer with you guys.

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