Announcing the Fstoppers Photographer of the Year and the Winner of a Free Fstoppers Tutorial

Announcing the Fstoppers Photographer of the Year and the Winner of a Free Fstoppers Tutorial

The votes are in, and you've helped to choose our Fstoppers Photographer of the Year! We've also randomly selected one member who voted to receive a free Fstoppers tutorial of their choice!

Photographer of the Year

We're please to announce that Alban Xhakaj was your choice as the Fstoppers Photographer of the Year. We originally featured Xhakaj in August, when his impressive range of genres and highly creative concepts caught our eyes. Check out some of his amazing work:

Xhakaj will receive his choice of any Fstoppers tutorial from our store.

Be sure to follow him on Fstoppers, Instagram, and Facebook to see more of his work! 

Winner of a Free Fstoppers Tutorial

In addition, everyone who voted and commented on the original article was entered to win a free Fstoppers tutorial of their choice. David Mankovics was our randomly chosen winner! He selected "Peter Hurley: Perfecting the Headshot" from our store.

See Past Photographers of the Month

You can see all Photographers of the Month here.

Photographer of the Month Awards for 2018

Continuing this year, 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.

Alex Cooke's picture

Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Congrats to all concerned!

Thank you Robby !

Yes, great choice. Congrats, and looking forward to more stunning work from Alban.

Thank you Elan!

Go Alban! Happy to have you here in the community!

Thanks for your support Ryan!

Such beautiful images, I love the colors

Thank you Gabrielle!

It was such a hard choice! All of the options were amazing! Congrats! On another note, sad to see my chances of ever owning one of those “photographing the world videos” go down the drain!! Haha


Congratz! Well deserved! :)

Thank you !☺