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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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.

Jeff McCollough'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.

Grayson Lauffenburger, for Photographing the World 3: Advanced Cityscapes

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.

Clay Cook's Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography

Matthias Dietrich's picture

I voted for Naoki Fujihara for "The Hero Shot"

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.

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

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!

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

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 :)

Naoki has my vote for "The Hero Shot"

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?

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''

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

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