Learning the photographic ropes involves working out how to ensure that your images are well composed, well exposed, sharply focussed and nicely balanced. In this occasional series of contests titled “Deliberately…” we’ll explore the fun that can be had when we produce images that don’t conform so strictly to these rules. Here we play fast and loose with the focussing ring, the plane of focus, and/or a bit of camera movement, and reduce the sharpness down a notch or two.
Our Premium Contests are judged by some of the world’s finest photographers, who select the best submitted imagery, and provide valuable feedback that explains their choices, and helps you improve. Judges are confirmed towards the end of a contest. Premium Contests also carry more ranking points, so if you’ve got your eyes set on climbing the leaderboard, they’re a great way to achieve that.
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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