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 2019, 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: Liza Rock

February: Yechiel Orgel

March: Anna Pyhäjärvi

April: Erik Johansson

May: Giulia Valente

June: Aritz Atela

July: Dasha and Mari K.

August: Kevin Plovie

September: Barbara MacFerrin

October: Sasha Onyshchenko

November: Juhamatti Vahdersalo

December: Suvi Sievilä

Vote Here

Photographer of the Month Awards for 2020

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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97 Comments

Manny Pandya's picture

All amazingly talented photogs; good luck to all! I'd love to receive Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography with Clay Cook. Thanks for all the great content and the chance to win. Wishing y'all peace, joy and prosperity in the new year!

Looking for Illuminating the face - Lighting for Headshots and Portraits from Peter Hurley. Fingers crossed. Thanks in advance.

Justin Roux's picture

I have two comments:

1-What an amazing collection of gorgeous images. There are so many talented people out there. It's truly inspiring.

2-The BEST photographer of the year is going to receive a FREACKING TUTORIAL!!! What the real fuck!!?? Give them MONEY. This website exist basically because talented people still share their work here.

Not the best, but you have a chance to receive a tutorial.

Count me in, but can I choose later? ;)

Lennart Böwering's picture

I especially love the diversity of styles presented here.
My choice would be Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography with Clay Cook.

Mike Smith's picture

I would love to try - Illuminating the face - Lighting for Headshots and Portraits - Peter Hurley.  Good luck everyone...

I would like to receive the new Mastering Macro Photography because I never thought macro photography could be exciting and adventurous before I watched the trailer, but fstoppers dit it again. After Photographing the World they launched a new course (a series maybe?) with that characteristics Discovery Channel taste

12 very talented photographers. Tough to choose. I'm interested in the new Mastering Macro Photography tutorial. Looks supremely interesting.

fo - tik's picture

I admire and aspire to the creative expression shown by all of these photographers.

I would choose The Art of Nude Photography by Andreas H. Bitesnich. (Assuming it's one of the choices for the winner.)

Mark Guinn's picture

Beautiful collection of photos, and a tough choice for the year's best. For the tutorial, I'd love to have Where Art Meets Architecture (either 2 or 3 would be great). Happy New Year!

All of the work is amazing here and I feel that the work that you are drawn to, is the one to vote for.
I appreciate the technical skill and the creativity of Erik Johansson! I want to advance my skills in the art of architecture photography with Where Art Meets Architecture v3 by Mike Kelley.

I would like to take the Perfecting the Headshot
With Peter Hurley tutorial because I love capturing special moments with people. I fell in love with photographing people after my mom died when I was 24 because it made me feel close to her as she was always the one to take photos of those around her and it helped me to work through my grief. Learning to position people and use proper lighting would help me capture people better and make me feel closer to those around me. Thank you!

Kevin Plovie wins for me, stunning images! The tutorial i would like is Photographing the World 1, needing all the help i can get to move photography on to the next stage!!

Would love to have Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography by Clay Cook

Brett BARCLAY's picture

Any one of the Photographing the world series. I've been starting to do more and more travel photography and I would love to learn Elia's style of editing. And i love all the locations they go to. I would start with the first series and work through them from front to back.

Foto Toad's picture

Wow, stiff competition! Although not a huge fan of the subjects I have to choose Sasha for the motion and flow. Tough pick for tutorial too but prolly go with Monte

Brent Short's picture

Wow these are all incredible! I would love to use the Hero Shot by Brian Rodgers to improve my product photography

Jeff Walsh's picture

Perfecting the Headshot With Peter Hurley

Good luck everyone

Alex Thomas's picture

I’d like Making Real Money: The Business of Commercial Photography. Good luck to all the photographers!

Nate Sheets's picture

Mike Kelley’s Ultimate Sky Library - Mike has a great eye for detail and would help with my work tremendously.

Jess Hess's picture

All so talented! I voted! :D

Michael Messing's picture

I’d like to win “Making Real Money” because I really enjoy commercial photography.

If I win, I’d love a copy of Peter Hurley’s, “Perfect the Headshot”. I already have the first “Where Art Meets Architecture”, and while I’d love parts 2 and 3, I’d really love to learn more about headshots. Thanks for the opportunity Fstoppers!

All the best to all featured photographers. I'd love to receive Making real money tutorial.

I love the creativity that has gone into all of these great images. I would love to get Perfecting the Headshot with Peter Hurley.

Nick Cooper's picture

I would love making real money. To me, winning that tutorial would be the perfect start to this year.

LaMont Johnson's picture

I'm a fan of well done Black and White

Wolfgang Post's picture

I would be interested in the Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography by Clay Cook.

Todor Kolev's picture

I would love to win the "Swimwear Photography" tutorial as it is an area where I would like to improve.

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