We want to see photos of people in their surroundings, whether at work, home or play. It obviously helps if you’ve got an interesting environment to shoot in, such as a grungy workshop or a rugged landscape, and it might be necessary to set up a wider shot than you’d use for a standard portrait. Look for details in the background that tell us something about the person, although make sure that the person remains the most important thing in the frame.
The Expert's winner will win a Lowepro Photo Hatchback BP 250 AW II backpack.
Expert winner: Lowepro Photo Hatchback BP 250 AW II
Crowd winner: A photography bookazine (which includes a DVD).
Plus, the expert's top three choices and the crowd winner will each have their images printed in Digital Camera - the UK's most popular photography magazine!
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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