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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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Matias Guarda's picture

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

Patrick Meulnet's picture

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

Robert Campbell's picture

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.

Rodolfo Giacco's picture

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

Garrett Barco's picture

Making Real Money: The Business of Commercial Photography

G R's picture

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.

Ralf Albert's picture

Jan Gonzales got my vote and I am interested in any tutorial on the "Photographing the World" series.

Julian Mann's picture

Josh Borup has my vote, for "Photographing the World 4"

Anthony Rassam's picture

I voted for Grayson Lauffenburger! It was a hard choice between so many talented photographers! If I win I'd like to get Making Real Money: The Business of Commercial Photography by Monte Isom

Fahad Hassan's picture

Voted for Jan Gonzales. I would love to win if possible "Making Real Money: The Business of Commercial Photography" Cuz the quality of my photos are better than the competitors in my area, still I don't get that much clients. So this my help. Thank you.

user 65983's picture

For me I really want the Clay Cook's Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography tutorial as I want to learn to shoot better editorial photography.

I voted for Jan Gonzales.

Edgard Rodriguez's picture

Grayson Lauffenburger, for Photographing the World 3: Advanced Cityscapes

Randy Pugh's picture

Naoki Fujihara has my vote. My selected tutorial would be "Making Real Money: The Business of Commercial Photography" so I could learn how to make real money in commercial photography.

Andres Cifuentes's picture

Loved Lilia Alvarado evocative warm images. So many amazing tutorials to choose from but would love " The Hero Shot", besides my interest in product photography, the post processing knowledge to be attained from this tutorial can be applied to many types of photography.

Frank Page's picture

Clay Cook's Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography

Matthias Dietrich's picture

I voted for Naoki Fujihara for "The Hero Shot"

eric piskura's picture

My vote goes to Grayson Lauffenburger, for ''Clay Cook's Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography''

Graf Kirk's picture

Alexander Khokhlov for PTW 4 🤟🏼

Paul Jarrett's picture

Naoki Fujihara has my vote and I would like to win "Photographing the World 4" to improve my landscape photographs.

Nichole Vild's picture

Ptw 4! I love Elia’s tutorials and am looking forward to learning advanced landscape techniques from him. The PTW series is an amazing inspiration and learning resource.

ronan colin's picture

Grayson Lauffenburger has my vote for "Joey Wright: Swimwear Photography - Lighting, Posing, and Retouching"

Cory Weaver's picture

Naoki has my vote. PTW 4

Kody Cheyne's picture

Jan Gonzales is fantastic. I think the Fine Art tutorial would help me the most with shooting boudoir.

David B's picture

Lilia Alvarado has my vote. I would like Clay Cook's Fashion and Editorial Portrait because I think he is a unique and great photographer that can help me step up my portrait game!

Nicolas PIZZONERO's picture

Naoki Fujihara has my vote for "Photographing the world 4" !

Marlyn Lopez's picture

Rebecca Saray takes captivating photographs, would love a shot at "Photographing the World 2"

Oliver Saillard's picture

It was super hard to chose, but I went for Benedict Eric's portrait. And why not get Dylan Patrick's Cinematic Headshot?

Nick Merlevede's picture

Naoki Fujihara has my vote for a shot at "Photographing the world 4"

Percy Ortiz's picture

So many inspirational photographers. I give my vote to Grayson. Just love looking at his work and in a field where things can become repetitive his images alway make me stop and admire

Chris K's picture

Not easy, but I'd have to go with Naoki Fujihara, never seen architectural photography like that!!! And I would love "The Hero Shot" as a tutorial :)

Los Benos's picture

Naoki has my vote for "The Hero Shot"

Tiffiny Duke's picture

I love how Elke Vogelsang captured my favorite animal!! So precious! Hoping for Photography 101: How to Use Your Digital Camera and Edit Photos in Photoshop

Alexis Nethercleft's picture

Naoki Fujihara for me too. And I'd like "Photographing the World 3". Or Photographing the World 4. I can't decide. If I win, you can surprise me! I really like Elia's work and I covet his lifestyle.

Saulius Kerikas's picture

How many time can one vote?

Kristof Raemdonck's picture

Naoki Fujihara for a shot at "Photographing the world 1"

Julian Bailey's picture

It's gotta be Rebecca Millen. I want that ''Clay Cook's Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography''

Alex Niculaescu's picture

Lilia Alvarado has my vote for "Photographing the World pt 1"

José Trujillo's picture

Grace Almera has my vote, for a chance at "Intro to Video". I already sort of have my camera and lighting skills to fit my style and know I want to venture to the unknown with video and learn is scary part of the industry and craft because a lot of people ask me if I do video but like I don't know I lose lots of potential clients but I truly want to learn this new craft and use my camera to its fullest. Thanks

RJ Snider's picture

Naoki Fujihara for Photographing the World 4!

Raimon Bjørndalen's picture

Jan Gonzales had my vote for PTW4

Bryn Price's picture

Jan got my vote for a chance at winning "Clay Cook's Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography"

Michele Cheeseman's picture

Lilia Alvarado has my vote for a win to view "Photographing the World 4: Advanced Landscapes"

Nelson Correia's picture

Definitely Lilia Alvarado for me. Would love to win Elia’s Photographing the World pt 4 to complete my library :)

Win Mag's picture

Jan Gonzales has my vote for intro-video-photographers-guide-filmmaking

Dave Coates's picture

Been a fan of Saulius Kerikas for a while. Voted Saul for Clay Cook's Fashion and Editorial tutorial.

kenneth hao's picture

Jan gonzales for me .... The Hero Shot: How To Light And Composite Product Photography

Piotr Borowiec's picture

Joey Wright: Swimwear Photography - Lighting, Posing, and Retouching - for the things the title states ;)

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