We have chosen what we think are some of the best background textures from the excellent Subtle Patterns website. If there are any backgrounds that you think would be good for I SHOT IT then please let us know.
The Street Photography Competition that so many people have asked for has now started:
Featuring the trademark I SHOT IT growing cash prize and a fantastic Leica camera to win: the Leica X. Each entry costs $8, and $3 of each entry is added to the cash part of the prize. We're expecting a lot of entries so the cash prize could grow to a significant amount. The Leica X is a beautiful looking camera with a fast f/1.7 Summilux lens. Ideal for looking cool on the street!
Judged by Herbert Piel - read more by clicking here.
Congratulations to Stefan Pütz from Germany. Stefan is a very talented photographer who consistently produces award winning photographs. Stefan has won $600.00 and a Leica C worth $700. The large cash prize is thanks to the fantastic turn out for this competition with 300 entries.
The judge Lisa Alessandra Kutzelnig has picked 20 winning photos. Well done to the photographers who had their photo chosen, and thank you to everyone who entered a photo. We enjoyed looking at all of the entries in this is a very popular competition. The standard of photos was very high.
30 photos have been chosen for the next round of the selfie photo contest. To add your votes please click on your favorite photos here: 500,000 Facebook Likes - Selfie Competition Voting, and then click on the 'Vote For This Photo' link below the photos. We hope that many I SHOT IT members will take the time to vote for their favourite selfie photos. The more people that vote, the better the results will be.
Thank you to everyone who entered a selfie photo into the 500,000 Facebook Likes 'Selfie' Competition.
All voting competitions can be found on the Voting Competitions page from the drop-down menu at the top of every page.
Richard Kubica from Slovakia has won $189.60 and a Leica C worth $700. Richard has used an image stacking technique which is common in macro photography. If you have never heard of the image stacking technique there is a good explanation in this YouTube video.
Gerard Collett ( flickr, twitter ) from London, England has won the fourth mobile panorama photo contest. Gerard has won $88.00 plus a Leica C "E" Light Gold Camera with Panorama Function and Wi-Fi. We'd like to thank the judges William Stewart and Birgit Krippner and everyone who entered a photo. There were 44 entries.
Mattia Zaldini from Italy has won $422.00 and a Leica C worth $700. Mattia has shown his skill as a photographer by winning a second I SHOT IT competition and we applaud him for this amazing achievement.
Congraulations to all of the winners who had their photos chosen by the Harvey Milk Photo Center. Thank you to everyone who entered a city photo. There were 211 entries.
The latest bird photo contest has been won by the very talented photographer Stefan Pütz from Germany. Stefan has won $322.80 and a Leica C worth $700. We would like to congratulate Stefan and the runners-up who also have astoundingly good shots. We'd like to think the judge Mike Atkinson for picking the winning photos.
There were 269 entries. Thank you for everyone who entered a bird photo.