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Wedding Photography

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For our March photography contest, we want to see your best wedding photos!


3rd place wins any tutorial from the Fstoppers Store

2nd place wins a Loupedeck CT

1st place wins a 12-month group mentorship with Pye Jirsa

Prizes must be accepted by messaging Lee Morris within 30 days of the end of the contest. 

Contest Rules:

1. Each contestant may submit up to three images

2. Images this month must be wedding-related

3. Each image submitted must include a description of the photograph. We want to know how it was taken, the lighting used, the gear used, and any post-processing you did to it. Images without a description will be disqualified.

4. Each photographer is only allowed to win one grand prize/year and one tutorial/year but they may still submit images to, and be featured in all 12 contests. 

5. Everyone is encouraged to rate and comment on everyone's submitted photos but the highest-rated image will not necessarily win the grand prize.  

While this contest is running we have discounted our wedding photography tutorial to its lowest price ever of $49. Watch the trailer below. 

Featured image by Tímár Bence

  • Submission Deadline: Fri, 29 Mar 24 17:00:00 +0000

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  • 139 people have cast a total of 6,836 votes on 285 submissions from 132 contestants.
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I’m assuming that submission grants fstoppers certain limited usage rights, but not transfer of copyright. Where can I find terms & conditions? our privacy policy is almost identical to every other major website. If you post something, we have the right to use it, not because we want to steal it but because we have to protect ourselves from insane lawsuits. We just finished spending 30k on lawyer fees to win our last case.

Where is results of architecture contest?

The privacy statement says almost nothing about usage rights for images posted to the site, other than that submitted images may be published to the general public. This leaves my original question largely unanswered, but at least the absence of any rights-grabbing language leaves the copyright holder’s rights intact.
On a more timely topic, does your site have mechanisms to prevent images from being scraped for AI training?

you mean training AI how NOT to do it?

Do we have to remove watermarking from the posting?

You don't have to but I find them a little annoying

Ok thank you! I hope I can just change the picture without deleting the entry.

Why is hardly anyone commenting on some of these amazing photos? I went to do so, and then realised there is only a few other comments. I find it a bit sad actually.

I suppose, depending on which part of the world one lives, weddings usually take place in June! Why wasn't there something, at least, about spring? Flowers; Birds; or just 'Spring' itself? Who is making up these contests? There appears to be no creative thought about having them! This platform could be a really great one, if only they decide to reevaluate the whole thing!

As per the rules, "2. Images this month must be wedding-related". So if it is related, it can compete. Maybe next time we'll need stricter rules.

Hmmm... why are there so many 'Bridal Photography' images, and not more 'Wedding Photography' imagery?

--- "why are there so many 'Bridal Photography' images"

It just feels that way because you spent your time whining and crying about them. Images with the bride only make up 13% of total submitted. So, no, there actually isn't that many.


Part of photographing a wedding (The entire event, not just the ceremony) also involves taking photos of the bride getting ready, candid photos of the family and wedding party, the groom and groomsmen, the bridal party, the reception, the rings, and, yes, even the bride by herself.

It's a special day for the people involved, so they normally want to record every bit of it in photos. Brides might also spend A LOT of money on their dresses, so they definitely want to get their money's worth and get some nice photos of the gown as well.

It's kind of package deal, so "Wedding Photography" encompasses more than just that moment when the bride and the groom say, "I do."

Do engagement photos count as "wedding related" or will they have their own separate category later?

Honeymoon? Divorce? A Bride standing alone on a beach? etc... many of these submissions, do not show a wedding, rather, preparations of one, etc.

The criteria say "wedding-related", so it is intended to leave some room for creative freedom and interpretation.

It's exciting to see how much cultural differences there are between e.g. Show European and US American wedding photos. Many of the photos here are far too heavily staged, edited and pompous for my taste. I am german.

Pompous? rich coming from someone who does nothing but headshots. I am not German!

The photos are pompous?? Oh, the irony.

100% agree

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