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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Jmor's picture

Shout out from the PHILIPPINES! Aside from this being a chance for an awesome vacation in a place I've actually never been to, This is also a great opportunity for me to upgrade my knowledge on photography and reinforce the lessons I've learned from this website through the past year that I have been a follower of. Being able to attend this event is very rare in my condition, since I'm half way around the world that's why I'm joining this competition, but I believe the event would exude cultural diversity for it's a chance to brush elbows not only with the masters of photography but also with fellow photographers from different countries. -Romulo Acio Jr. from the Philippines

Jo's picture

It's a great opportunity so of course I want to participate.

Billy Jayadi's picture

So why you have to choose me ?
Because if you choose me for that jaw-dropping workshop, i'll make sure in the next 10 years i'll be featured in one of Fstoppers article as a professional photographer :)

Anton Katsarov's picture

Good luck to everyone. I will try only with this comment. The luck is a luck.

ColinCyruz's picture

I am from Austria, Europe and I am working as a event and product photographer here for the last 2 years. The reason why you guys should choose me over the others is that I am willing to give everything I have to be part of this stunning yet unique program.

This is MY chance to take my skills to the next level I know every single work from the photographers who are part of it and I really want to get to know them in person! see ya !

Deleted Account's picture

I would love to attend this! I've spent hundreds of hours reading,
watching and studying the work of Rob, Mike, Aaron and Peter! Thanks
for the opportunity - you guys kick butt!

Steve OConnell's picture

Dreaming of the Bahamas! This winter in Chicago has been a challenge. I know the trip won't be until May but the thought of learning photography from some of the best there is in the Bahamas will keep me warm until spring!

Cody Griffin Edger's picture

Bahhhh! So sick. Hope I win haha. It'd be such an amazing opportunity! Love what you guys do. Be blessed.

Markus Hofstätter's picture

I'm in US shooting street during that time....so please let me in :)

Isaiah Bouie's picture

This would be a very great opportunity for me. Not only because of what all is to learn from this trip but to be able to go to a place I've always wanted to visit and take photographs at. So please consider me in this contest. Good luck to everyone :)

corradomatteoni's picture

Everybody wants come in Tuscany (my place)... but I want go to Bahamas!

Nick Wade-Photography's picture

After shooting part time I quit my job in Oct 2013 to go full time, I shoot mainly swimsuit so I would really like to attend Dixie Dixon class to learn even more. And with leaving my job money is tight so it would be a great learning experience to take my photography to the next level

Michael DeRose's picture

Would love to win this contest. I have had dreams of photographing the Bahamas.

Marlin Gramenz's picture

I hope to start my photography business (soon), get into videography and incorporate it into the business, and shoot my first wedding as lead photographer this year! After 32 years, I feel like I've finally found the type of work I want to do (portraits, weddings, real estate)! I've been doing photography for about 1 1/2 years, have learned a lot and have a lot more to learn!

Justin Gill Photo's picture

The only thing better than a weekend workshop with such amazingly talented instructors, is to do it in such a photogenic part of the world!

Guest's picture

-what does the fox say?
- pick me!! :))

NelsonG's picture

- what does the fox say?
- pick Nelson!

rocketdrc's picture

2013 was a phenomenal year for me (probably the best yet for my photo business)...and I am going to make sure that 2014 is even better with or without this workshop.

Michael Burton's picture

I defineatly need to take it up a notch with my knolwedge base, so much to learn, so little time. But this is a start!

Christopher Lua's picture

You will be giving a young man to pursue his passion and follow his dreams.

Chelsea Micheals's picture

I just graduated from college with two degrees. I thought I would be more excited to join the workforce after putting in years of effort. Honestly, my passion has always been photography and traveling. It feels like a distant dream and this trip would really jump start me into taking the first steps I need to build a career doing what I love. Given the choice to be a professional photographer for a living beats any other opportunity for me. This trip could give me the skills, confidence, and outlook I need to live my personal dream.

Doug Adama's picture

I (and my photography) could use this. Looking forward to winning!!!

Conny Wallström's picture

Pick me and I will document every minute of this trip. All the way from cold Sweden to Bahamas and back :)

Davide Vesentini's picture

It Would be a dream for me!! Pick Me !! Wanna Make Great Images For You Guys !! :-D

Eric Hodges's picture

I'm interested in combining landscapes and fashion/portraits. Many of these courses would be great to achieve this. I'm also interested in the model shoots at the beach as these can often be composted as well. Headshot class would be icing on the cake.

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Fgs Mesitiko's picture

it's a great opportunity for knowledge in a wonderful place!

Abbey Taylor's picture

I would absolutely love to join this workshop. I'm gearing up to shoot my first wedding this year and could definitely benefit from all the knowledge from the Fstoppers team!!

Ivan Smiljkovic's picture

I started first steps in portrait and automotive photography....I love doing photography, and ill keep doing it win this contest or not...but this could be great opportunity for me to grow so much and get knowledge on the much higher level. Looking forward to get this chance because noone will teach me here in Serbia as you can. My curent work can be seen here on
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/IvanSmiljkovicPhotography
Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivansmiljkovicphotography/
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http://500px.com/IvanSmiljkovicPhotography

Lukas Prochazka's picture

I could go

Abbey Taylor's picture

I would absolutely love to join this workshop. I'm gearing up to shoot my first wedding this year and could definitely benefit from all the knowledge from the Fstoppers team!!

Scott Hinkle's picture

I would love a chance at this opportunity. I have my fingers crossed.

gianniello's picture

This can be the perfect opportunity to study photography outside my country, Italy, where photography is for everyone, but good photography is a rare thing

Amy Willard's picture

Definitely looking to get my photography back in focus (pun!)-- 2013 was a difficult year for me both personally and professionally-- a trip like this would be a great opportunity to begin the process of reinventing myself and my photography work in 2014.

Vladimir Bichev's picture

I would love to win the best opportunity to learn new photography stuff whit you guys!

Ben .'s picture

Hmmm I guess I could free up my Calendar if I won this

Brandon's picture

Me and my wonderful family deserve a vacation after a year of hard work at our jobs. It would be so great if we won. Thanks for the chance (:

Jillian Blackburn's picture

Wow, what a crazy cool opportunity! I'd love to win- I always love hearing from other photographers and how they've perfected their craft. Plus, Atlantis.

Ryan Casey's picture

This would be a ridiculous opportunity. The classes, the networking and the location. I would love to go learn and get motivated to take my photography to the next level.

Panos Misailidis's picture

it would be a great break from routine and an opportunity to meet and learn from great professionals.

Chris Dean's picture

I would LOVE to go to this.

Eric Klasko's picture

Would love to go to this workshop and desperately need a vacation but who doesn't. This workshop could make me get my business back in focus.

Houa Vang's picture

It's a place I have alway dream to do a photoshoot.

Sam Hain's picture

A once in a lifetime chance to pick the brains of the heavy hitters in the industry they could be holding this workshop in Corpus Christi, Texas and would still be worth the trip, but the Bahamas is good to! Good luck everyone!

Michael Trotman's picture

This would be a great opportunity as I'm looking to take my photography skills and business to the next level. Being in such a community would really give a lot of helpful insight especially as i come from the caribbean (Barbados)

Oscar Muniz's picture

I would love to have the opportunity to know all of these photographers, reading about them is one thing but having the amazing opportunity to meet them is a life changer, I'm sure that everyone attending will enrich from this life experience!

Luc Szczepanski's picture

I've probably learnt more reading Fstoppers than any other photography/filmmaking resource out there. As a student and sole operator in a photography/filmmaking startup, I couldn't think of a better or more exciting opportunity than this. Going to the Bahamas to learn and hang out with like-minded people would be the dream!

C3_nyc's picture

Its 8:45 pm on a Tuesday in New York, and I'm here at my so called 9-5 (seldom is 9-5 and more like 9 - 9 ). I sit here in my office everyday, looking at every one around with their dull faces knowing that from day to day their routine won't change and they will always be sitting behind the desk; plugging numbers, reading contracts, and approving entries. I do not want to be another robot in this world.

The second my camera is in my hand and my subject in focus, I forget everything, all my worries, stress, problems seem to evaporate into this air. I step into a whole other realm where I feel my creativity just goes crazy with ideas and visions that I want to create. Photography, makes me happy. I preach to everyone that they should do in life what makes them happy, yet I don't practice what I preach because of fear. I would love to take my photography to the next level, what ever that may be and I feel that by being lucky enough to attend a seminar like this will give me the boost, confidence, knowledge and savvy to take this step into a joyful state of mind. I want to travel, explore, let my soul free - rather be here still in the office just getting ready to leave to continue this for another day....just waiting on the next time I will have another subject in front of my camera.

Thank You for reading - I love Fstoppers :)

Melody Lisson DeBerry Conway's picture

A great opportunity to do what i really love, photography. Learn new thing, share eith others who love photography as much as i do. Network, relax, have fun, and meet new people all in a beautiful setting. Hope you pick me, i could really use the break. Thank you.

Jessica Turner's picture

Oh the oppurtunities! I would love to win this trip, mainly to explore some different types of photography in a different part of the world. But also to meet like-minded people who I can have a discussion with and learn from. This would be fantastic! :)

Ervin Alex Johnson's picture

I'm a student in grad school. I'll be paying off loans forever. Let me frolic in the sand for five days for the love of God!

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