Frantisek Dulik from East Slovakia won the macro photo contest with an incredible shot of an ant. Insects taken this close can look alien and monstrous but I love macro photography for bringing this hidden world to us in full glorious colour with mind blowing detail. It's also great to see winners from all of the world and from so many different countries. I-SHOT-IT is definitely a worldwide company now! Frantisek won $115.20 and ... as the Leica C has been discontinued, we now add about €400 to the prize.
Jessup Deane from the US has won $3,065.00 and a Leica M MONOCHROM body worth $8000.00. A fantastic prize for a fantastic photo. We'd like to thank everyone who entered one of the 613 entries. Now that summer is over in the northern hemisphere we need reminders of that hot sunshine. We would also like to thank the judge Jason M Peterson for selecting the winning shots.
We have recently updated the I SHOT IT website so that photos can be displayed at twice the pixel density for high resolution displays such as Apple's Retina displays. We have added a new Photo Scale option to the website settings.
The square and thumbnail versions of each photo are now stored with four times as many pixels as before. This means that on standard displays they will be bigger. On high pixel density displays they will be the same size as before, but they will contain more detail.
As most phones and tablets have high pixel density displays, photos will automatically be displayed with a higher pixel density for these devices. You can override the default setting in the website settings. This setting will be saved as a cookie in your browser.
We are continuously trying to make the I SHOT IT website easier to use on tablets and phones, as well as desktop computers. If you have any suggestions for how we could make the I SHOT IT website better, we would love to hear from you. Contact Us.
We are please to announce that Alex Coppel from Melbourne in Australia has won with this super shot. It's the angle of the shot and feeling of imminent danger that make this photo stand out. Alex has won a Leica M MONOCHROM body worth $8000.00 and a cash prize of $6,500.00. This is an a super prize and one of reasons why the black-and-white competitions are so popular.
We've just added a new file uploader page. The new file uploader allows you to upload multiple photos in one go, and it should work on phones and tablets. Our previous multiple file uploader used Adobe Flash. There has recently been some talk about the demise of Adobe Flash, so we thought it was about time we replaced the code with something new. One of the big advantages is that this uploader will now work on iPhones and iPads as well as desktop computers. If you use a desktop computer you can drag and drop files to the white area if this is easier for you.
If there is a problem processing a photo, for example if the photo is too big or too small, then you will see an error message. If you have any problems getting this new file uploader to work, then please contact us.
I SHOT IT judge Duncan MacArthur has come up with a fun one-off competition - Photos for this theme can be of any subject - so long as there is a prominent shadow. Shadows can be of anything or anybody and from any source of light. We will be looking for originality and fun as well as sound photography. This competition has now started.
For some inspiration, check out the photos that have been tagged with 'shadow:
J.W. Hendricks ( jwhendricksphotography.com ) from Orlando, Florida, US has won the child photo contest. A prize of $372.00 and a Leica C worth $700. Congratulations to the 20 winners and thank you for adding your comments. The winning photos were chosen by the judge Lisa Alessandra Kutzelnig. Thank you all for the fantastic 186 entries which made this contest possible.
I Shot It is excited to welcome Jason M Peterson to our team, influential Instagrammer, iPhone enthusiast, student of classic black-and-white photography, and advocate for the creative democracy that social media allows.
Jason's first I Shot It competition - Summer in Black and White - is a perfect fusion of our vision for competitions that are solely about the image not the means of capturing it, and Jason's vision for the clean simple shot that gets straight to the point and tells its own story.
Naturally the prize for the competition is our signature I Shot It prize fund, together with the Leica M Monochrom that Jason can be seen using to such great effect here:
The new competition brief: "Summer in black and white. Nothing captures timeless summer like black and white, looking for images that show the essence of summer. Summer can't last for ever but these images can."
Whether you are a photographer in the northern hemisphere out shooting now - or in the southern hemisphere looking back at memories of summer, nostalgically seeking your perfect image, this competition is for you - iPhone, compact, DSLR, the choice is yours.
Ralph Stiller from Germany has won $174.00 and a Leica C camera worth $700. Ralph has been taking photos since 1981. This is such a beautiful wildlife shot taken in the bavarian forest. The eyes of a lynx are stunning. Looking at wildlife like this give us so much pleasure and highlights the need to keep parts of the world free from too many of us humans. Perhaps we could call this the real lynx effect. I hope that one day these beautiful cats will be able to live in the UK as well.
Thank you to everyone who entered one of the 87 entries, and to the judge Duncan MacArthur
Antonio Heredia from Spain has won the black-and-white competition with a very Spanish photo. A timeless scene with mysterious dark shadows, patterns and textures. A contrast of bright sun light and shade with a story telling element that makes you wonder what happened before and after the shot. Antonio has won $8,410.00 and a Leica M MONOCHROM body worth $8000.00. That's a big prize!
There were 841 entries. Thank you to everyone who entered a photo giving the judges so many fantastic photos to choose from. The judges Thorsten Overgaard and Birgit Krippner have picked 43 of the best photos. We hope that you enjoy reading their comments and the photographers comments.