Powerful Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their incredible photos where the main subject is showing power and strength. A big thank you to Laurie Rubin for collaborating as a guest judge in this photo contest. Laurie is an international award-winning photographer specializing in wildlife and nature photography. Her passion for photography as well as a career working for software companies, has combined her talents for teaching and sharing photography, from capture to post-processing. She currently has one of her prints displayed at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner  ”Eye 2 Eye – Elk” by JimCumming

“This image caught my eye immediately. The high-key, black and white contrast, adds an extra element of power and tension. Capturing a photo at the moment of impact helps create a story and begs the question… who is going to give up first and who will be the winner in this duel? Congratulations on a “Powerful” image that is both creative and technically well done! - Laurie Rubin

Congratulations Runner Up ”Lion in the Shadows” by stephanieswartz

“A fantastic portrait of a raw, intense and powerful lion. The post-processing on this image really makes this special as it now becomes a work of art. There are not background distractions, and the monotone colors of the image help to put our focus to the eyes of the lion. The fact that he is not the most elegant, full maned lion helps to add to the intensity of this king of beasts in all his natural, rugged glory!” - Laurie Rubin

Congratulations Runner Up “FEARLESS – 1218″ by daveyjphotog

“There is so much to be said in the eyes of an animal. This images doesn’t need to show this wolf’s body or surroundings. You can feel the power of this wild creature. I really like the natural selective coloring of the eyes as it draws you into the image. Beautiful close-up portrait, nice texture and intense eyes that stare directly at the viewer.” – Laurie Rubin

Congratulations to the People’s Choice “Lioness” by dezdizzyle-tog

Beautiful Figures Photo Contest Finalists

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in this photo contest, the idea of the contest is to show that there can be beauty in any figure. a big thank you to Anna Elyse Bridesmaids, Anna is a national designer and manufacturer of Bridesmaid dresses, Flower Girl dresses, Mother of the Bride gowns, Men’s Accessories and Bridal Gowns for the wedding industry.  Anna Elyse products may be purchased in boutiques, on line and at its Flagship salon in Pasadena, California. Another big thank you to guest judge Paul R. Giunta, Paul is a live music and portrait photographer in Los Angeles. His work has been featured in Rolling Stone, TIME, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Magazine, People Magazine, Glamour, & Entertainment Weekly.

The following are the top finalists shown in no specific order:

“lissa (1020 of 35)” by christophercupp

“empty space between us” by stephanie_schneider

“Meanwhile, Backstage… (Ballerina in Tutu)” by grahamkennethshort

“The white fairy” by ekaterinastamenova

“Female Figure Studies” by laurencoakley

“Lazy” by EmilyMeganX

“untitled” by alexanderduvall

“IMG_9483″ by Gpoulimas

“LRP_01″ by lukewilliam85

“Dreamland” by javauncrane-bonnell

“~Perfection~” by lazzatamantaevna

“Amazing red” by photos287

“DSC_6376″ by AustinJ06

“Dancer” by Kaos_Photography

On Location Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their entries in the photo contest, the idea behind the contest was to share photos which you made at a special place. A big thanks to Good Light! Mag for their collaboration and to guest judge Michael Zelbel.

Congratulations to the Grand Jury Winner ”The Kiss” by vonlordmalabanan

“Spectacular location! This is a very strong story, perfectly related to the location. Masterful use of one single color for the umbrella and the dress “ - Michael Zeibel

Congratulations to the Runner Up Winner “Autumn” by rejeanbrandt

“Wonderful cinematic location! A nearly surreal contrast between the soft, fragile dress and the harsh, thorny environment which creates a perfect composition with foreground, background and use of golden ratios.” – Michael Zeibel

Congratulations to the People’s Choice “Consume Me” by RachelTinePhotography

Markets Photo Contest Finalists

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing the amazing and diverse images depicting markets in different geographical locations. Another big thank you to guest judge Brooke Shaden. Brooke  began creating self-portraits for ease and to have full control over the images, and has since grown into a self-portrait artist. Self portraiture for her is not autobiographical in nature. Instead, she attempts to place herself within worlds she wishes we could live in, where secrets float out in the open, where the impossible becomes possible.

The following is the gallery of the top finalists shown in no specific order:

“in the market” by hanshandoko

“Morning Activity at Lok Baintan Floating Market” by vincentsinaga73

“Lok Baintan, Floating Market” by Saipullah

“freshseller : come to my shop……” by fayektasneemkhan

“Vendeuse de Poulets” by oliverschael

“IMG_5912″ by oleksiishevchenko

“Fruit vendor…” by journeyer50

“Morning in local market” by alilaku

“Morocco Market” by pbphotographer

“Cattle Market in Ecuador” by margauxdoucet

“fruit vendor” by viven

“Jornada de mercado / Market Day” by cosmecastell

“Fruits” by sergioloud

Congratulations People’s Choice “Traditional Market Jakarta_2″ by harymuhammad

Melancholy Photo Contest by iStabilizer Finalists!

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing melancholy in this photography contest. Melancholy is described as pensive sadness and the collection gathered in the gallery within the competition displays tons of amazing examples of subject showing this feeling. Be sure to browse the entries and get your inspiration pumping.

A special thanks to our friends at iStabilizer for making this photo contest possible and to friend and professional photographer Noah J. Katz for his collaboration as a guest judge!

Congratulations to all the finalists:

“Down” by teegar

“Dreaming beyond” by joeljauregui

“If tears could speak…” by rose7

“Fall down seven times, stand up eight” by JessicaDPlott

“Feeling Blue” by diane_hallam_4401

“bentley 116_2″ by maxinemary

“sad panda” by gabyz1

“Spare some change mate!” by ImagesThroughALens

“winter” by artemia

“Nicolina and the butterfly” by anettebruzan

“Rough one” by cathos1244

“War Child” by i_shoot_raw

“What couldn’t be” by hrvojemarekovi

“There is Always Hope” by tressiedavis

“Woe” by tammyswarek

“serious” by Mayasrevenge

“The sad life” by mbilo

“leaving” by CocoKingsolver

“Penny For Your Thoughts” by anichols

“Dasha” by Mosphoto

“Reflection” by ashleyturner_7999

“Lonely Birthday” by HeidaHB

Congratulations to the People’s Choice “Orphan Angel” by Leepix