minimal photoshop
28 days
jeff wilson

Head and shoulders

Open Rating Results

Compared to other styles of portraiture, the 'Head and shoulders' shot can sometimes be seen as a little conservative, but in reality it has huge creative potential. And there's a skill to getting it right; a skill that should be in every photographer's arsenal. In this contest, we'd like you to showcase your own skill!

Remember, this is a minimal Photoshop contest. Please click on 'The brief in detail' tab to read our guidelines for submission.

Winners and highly commended finishers will gain LumeJet prizes worth £30, as well as exposure across Photocrowd’s social media channels and on the ‘Best photos’ page.

The brief in detail
  • Cropping is allowed
  • Dodging and burning is allowed, but please don’t overdo it
  • Adjusting contrast and brightness is also allowed, but again, don’t overdo it
  • A minimal amount of sharpening is allowed
  • No colour tinting, adjusting of colours, or application of software filters
  • Photos must be one image, and can’t include any elements from any other images
  • Nothing should be added or cloned out of the image
  • No use of HDR
  • No black and white images
Prize details

Crowd-voting only: The winner will receive a LumeJet voucher worth over £30 - earning you either a high-quality 1m print or equivalent value products! Winner and high-placed finishers will also gain exposure across Photocrowd’s social media channels and on the ‘Best photos’ page.

Lumejet voucher may be used against any online order and international shipping in a single transaction at within 28 days.

How it works

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.

Entries closed
3 December 2016

3 December 2016 to 7 December 2016

Winners announced
7 December 2016

For a more detailed explanation of how rating works, see our FAQs

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