Open to photographers with a ranking outside the top 1000. There are two other 'Candid portraits' contests currently open to other ranks. Take a look at the leaderboard for more information on Photocrowd rankings.
A candid portrait is one that’s natural and unposed in appearance. This is absolutely crucial if you want to capture an atmosphere, within your photo, that feels truly authentic, and where you can portray your subject in a totally honest light. This type of photography is challenging and you may need to be subtle, and even secretive, to shoot people when they’re totally uninhibited.
Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submissions period has ended. You can see all the images uploaded to a contest, but will need to rate them to see how they’re ranked once the rating period begins.
Some contests on Photocrowd also have a judge. After the submission period closes the judge chooses their favourite images and writes some image reviews. The crowd and judge results will be announced on the same day.
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