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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I voted for Lilia Alvarado and I’d love to win Peter Hurley’s Perfecting the Headshot.

Thanks!

Chris Rogers's picture

Rebecca Millen has my vote for a shot at "Making Real Money: The Business of Commercial Photography" because the business side of photography is something I have foolishly over looked and undervalued while learning photography D: Also Rebecca's work is just plain awesome.

Bill Peppas's picture

From the abovementioned, Naoki Fujihara easily for his brilliant Black & White architecture shots.
Wonderful work.
Tutorial I'd like to win is Elia Locardi's "Photographing the World 4".

Happy New year everybody!

Rebecca Saray has my vote, for "The Hero Shot"

William Howell's picture

Jan Gonzales, Clay Cooke’s tutorial.

Jeff McCollough's picture

Same and same hahaha.

Daniel Guinn's picture

Naoki Fujihara has my vote for a shot at "Mike Kelly's Where Art Meets Architecture"

Lilia Alvarado has my vote for a shot at "The Hero Shot: How To Light And Composite Product Photography". Want to learn how to make products look good in photos.

Elke Vogelsang for a shot at "Photographing the World 4".

Zach Werner's picture

They are all so impressive, but, Jan Gonzales has my vote for “Photographing the World.” Jan’s photos are so well thought out and executed. Beautiful use of color, light, composition and editing. I just love these photos. Congratulations to all the monthly winners. Well done.

rodney simba masarirambi's picture

Naoki Fujihara for me. Just brilliant. Probably Photographing the World 2 because that's where I spend most of my time and therefore where I need to improve the most

I would like Photographing the World 4. Living in Colorado, I have many opportunities for great landscape images.

Mike Smith's picture

Grace Almera for me and Peter Hurley, illuminating the face

I vote for Rebecca Millen. Not interested in the tutorials though.

Robert K Baggs's picture

This is incredibly difficult! I've narrowed it down to Grayson, Jan, and Josh for my vote, but even that took too long.

Dawid Bukowski's picture

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

mlittle's picture

Naoki Fujihara

All the pictures are great and I like Naoki Fujihara's style, but my vote goes to Lilia Alvarado for her evocative pictures.

I want to start a professional photo career when I retire from my daytime job and would go for "The Hero Shot: How To Light And Composite Product Photography" tutorial as I at least have a chance to not mess it up completely as opposed to wedding photography, which was my original thought.

Frederik van Lambalgen's picture

Naoki Fujihara has my vote, land(city)scape photographyin an aesthetic, beautiful and new way. Mayabe 'Photographing the world 4'

Elke, for a chance of Mike Kelley's Where Art Meets Architecture 2

I loved the photos from Lilia Alvarado. I would really like to win the Fstoppers Intro to Lightroom: The Ultimate Crash Course. I recently started reading and trying to take my photography to the next level but editing is nowadays an almost equally important part as taking the photo. So i would really apreciate the opportunity to learn and take my first steps on that field

my vote for Naoki Fujihara, for maybe in the future an "ultimate B&W crash course" tutorial!

Angelo Duarte's picture

Voted for Grace Almera. I looked and maybe you're not doing the Brian Rogers product photography tutorial any more (?), if not it's for a shot at Mike Kelley's Art to Architecture. Thanks

Lilia Alvarado has by far provided the most interesting natural compositions. Although I prefer landscape photography, her photos show more of what I hope to achieve as a novice photographer. She obviously loves her subjects and does a superb job of displaying that in her shots. I would appreciate the opportunity to win one of the tutorials, but I wouldn't want to pre-select one now. I would prefer to wait until all of the votes are counted. Other comments and picks are very interesting and I enjoy reading them.

Making Real Money: The Business of Commercial Photography - I need always know more about business...

Making Real Money: The Business of Commercial Photography

It was hard to pick, but Grace is the most unique in my opinion, so she gets my vote. My choice of tutorial would be the "Photographer's guide to filmmaking"

Doug Walkey's picture

Elke Vogelsang was my choice. As for a tutorial, "Photographing the World 4"

John Sheehan's picture

I voted for Saulius Kerikas and if chosen I'd like to win the Making Real Money: The Business of Commercial Photography by Monte Isom.

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