This contest is open to photographers ranked 1000+ in this week’s Leaderboard.
Stripped of colour, portraiture can have an added intensity, a focus on shape, the look in the eyes, the textures of the skin, with fewer things to distract us from the essence of the person. Subtle toning in one colour is permitted, and we’re restricting ourselves to portraits of humans in this contest.
Ranked Contests are a weekly chance to compete alongside photographers of a similar Leaderboard ranking. Three contests with the same theme run at one time - for photographers ranked 1-250; 251-1000; and 1001+. They open Saturday morning after that week’s leaderboard has been updated, and are open for 5 days. They are Premium Contests, Expert-judged, but with no Crowd vote, so are worth 3x the standard ranking points.
This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.