Win an Fstoppers Tutorial by Helping to Pick Our Photographer of the Year [NSFW]

Win an Fstoppers Tutorial by Helping to Pick Our Photographer of the Year [NSFW]

Want to start the new year with a free tutorial from Fstoppers? All you have to do is help us choose our Photographer of the Year! 

In 2018, we featured a photographer from our community each month, and now, we need you to help us choose the Photographer of the Year! To be entered to win a free Fstoppers tutorial, you simply need to choose your favorite photographer from the list here, vote in the poll at the bottom, and comment with what Fstoppers tutorial you would love to win and why! Be sure to both vote and comment to be entered. Voting closes January 8 at 11:59 P.M. EST.

Note: there is some nudity in the images below.

January: Josh Borup

February: Rebecca Millen

March: Lilia Alvarado

April: Jan Gonzales

May: Rebeca Saray

June: Benedict Eric

July: Grayson Lauffenburger

August: Saulius Kerikas

September: Grace Almera

October: Naoki Fujihara

November: Alexander Khokhlov

December: Elke Vogelsang

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Photographer of the Month Awards for 2018

Beginning in January, 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.

Lead image by Pok Rie, used under Creative Commons.

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Deacon Blues's picture

Naoki Fujihara has my vote for a shot at "Perfecting the Headshot"

Lilia Alvarado has my vote, for a shot at "Perfecting the Heashot"

Alexios Ntounas's picture

Naoki Fujihara for me as well for "Photographing the world 4"!

Alex Sheridan's picture

Grayson Lauffenburger has my vote for ''Clay Cook's Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography''

Josh Borup has my vote for a shot at "Intro to Lightroom: The Ultimate Crash Course" for more practise

Elke Vogelsang made some of the best photos I have seen this year. Last year, I guess.

Juriy Kolokolnikov's picture

Saulius Kerikas has my vote, for "The Hero Shot"

Mikkel Beiter's picture

Not much from the landscape genre :-)

Bruno Antonucci's picture

Grace Almera has my vote and i want "Joey Wright: Swimwear Photography - Lighting, Posing, and Retouching"

john k's picture

I would love to win Peter Hurley: Perfecting the Headshot. I need to leave my thankless job in a soul-sucking cube farm (back office operations at an insurance company) before I turn 50, and that gives me a couple years to learn all I can about taking headshots and the headshot business. Peter's teaching style is easy to understand and will most certainly help me achieve my goals.

I chose Naoki Fujihara as my vote. I'm interested in "Fstoppers Intro to Lightroom: The Ultimate Crash Course" because the only part of lightroom I know how to use is presets....

Naoki Fujihara has my vote for a shot at Making Real Money

Jan Gonzales has my vote for “Intro to Video: A Photographer's Guide to Filmmaking”

Elle Vogelsang has my vote for “Peter Hurley: Perfecting the Headshot”! Why that tutorial? I really want to get better at shooting portraits. Thanks!

My vote for Naoki Fujihara, for "Perfecting The Headshot"

Ilya Stolov's picture

Voted for Saulius Kerikas and will be glad to win advanced landscape tutorial

Nicolò Caredda's picture

Photographing the world 1 as I find lots in common with Elia style of shooting and would love to master it

user-156929's picture

Naoki Fujihara, but not interested in any of the tutorials.

Bartu Ahiska's picture

Lilia Alvarado has my vote for “Perfecting the Headshot”. Bartu

Naoki Fujihara has my vote. For choice of prize, Photographing The World 2. I've really been enjoying the Behind The Scenes for all of them. PTW 2 is probably most appropriate because I'm moving to Australia temporarily and what better place to learn cityscapes and astrophotography. Kinda interested in seeing if the processing techniques can carry over to Darktable.

Moritz Lüdtke's picture

For me it is Grayson Lauffenburger.
I would li,ke to win "Making Real Money" with Monte Isom. As the business side as not covered as often as e.g. a lighting tutorial I would like to win this tutorial. I could definetly learn a lot from it!

Kevin Evans's picture

Benedict Eric has my vote and I'd like to have Photographing the World 4!

Superb photography from every artist, but Elke Vogelsang has my vote for eye catching originality! Looking forward to pearls from Elia in Photographing the World 4.

Driss Garbaui's picture

I chose Naoki Fujihara as my vote!! I'm interested in "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi" Happy New Year and great shots guys :)

Lilia Alvarado has my vote, I would like to have the "Photographing the World 1: Intro to Landscapes". I'm just starting out with photography and that course fits perfectly with what I wanna do as a photographer.

Jan Gonzales has my vote for a shot at "Making Real Money: The Business of Commercial Photography"

My favourite photographer of the year is Lilia Alvarado. If I am chosen as a winner in this poll, my Fstoppers Tutorial of choice would be "Mike Kelley´s Where Art Meets Architecture 1". Thanks and have a good day.

Chris Denny's picture

I wonder why one of us regular photo people can't be on the list for Photographer of the year.....Naoki has my vote as well.

Elke Vogelsang Wins my vote, her creativity with the dogs and the quality of the images prove her skills are above ordinary.
I would like the Shooting the World 4: Advanced Landscapes video series. Elia explains things well and he would help take me to the next level.

Cristian Perotti's picture

My vote is for Lilia Alvarado, for a shot at "Photographing the World 4".

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