I SHOT IT Blog

Jason M Peterson - Summer in Black and White

July 13th, 2015

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.

Wildlife Photo Competition 2 2015 Results

July 9th, 2015

Wildlife Photo Competition 2 2015 Results

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

Black-And-White Photo Competition 2 2015 Results

July 7th, 2015

Black-And-White Photo Competition 2 2015 Results

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.

Cat Photo Competition 2 2015 Results

June 23rd, 2015

Cat Photo Competition 2 2015 Results

Congratulations to Wu Wen-Po from Taiwan who has won $262.80 and a Leica C worth $700. Wu Wen-Po took the photo with a Leica M Monochrom. Thank you to everyone who entered one of the 219 entries. The winning photos were chosen by Illona Haus.

Cars and Transport Competition 2 2015 Results

June 11th, 2015

Cars and Transport Competition 2 2015 Results

Damian Hock from Cumbria in the UK has won $177.60 and a Leica C camera worth $700. Damian has many potential winning photos on his 500px page: 500px.com/damianhock

Thank you to everyone who entered one of the 148 entries and to the judge Tim Wallace. It was great to see such a high standard of photography in this contest, and good variety of different forms of transport.

Flower Photo Competition 2 2015 Results

June 5th, 2015

Flower Photo Competition 2 2015 Results

Congratulations to Benno Riffel ( bennoriffel.de ) from Germany. The way the flower disappears into the sunlight sets this photo apart, and colors look fresh and vibrant. Benno has won $343.20 and a Leica C worth $700.

We would like to thank the judge Birgit Krippner, and everyone who entered one of the 264 entries.

Landscape Photo Competition 2015 No 2 Results

June 4th, 2015

Landscape Photo Competition 2015 No 2 Results

Congratulations to Tobias Ryser ( tobias-ryser.ch ), a wedding photographer from Switzerland who has won $388 and a Leica C camera worth $700. When I first saw this photo I wasn't sure what I was looking at. The foreground looks like a distant mountain range even though it is close.

Thank you to everyone who entered one of the 194 entries and to the judge Duncan MacArthur for picking the 20 winning shots.

Child Photo Competition 2015 No 2 Results

June 2nd, 2015

Child Photo Competition 2015 No 2 Results

Aurora ( lensdaisy.com ) from California has won the child photo competition. It's a photo that makes you smile. It's a photo that I'm sure has universal appeal and will be a timeless classic. Well done Aurora! Please continue to take great shots like this. Aurora has won $482.00 and a Leica C worth $700.

We would like to thank the judge Lisa Alessandra Kutzelnig for choosing 20 of the best photos. Thank you to everyone who entered one of the 241 entries, which were all a joy to look at.

Horse Photo Competition 1 2015 Results

June 1st, 2015

Horse Photo Competition 1 2015 Results

Vedran Vidak from Croatia has won the horse photo contest. It's a super photo with the wind swept grass and mane in a beautiful remote location. Vedran has won $178.00 and a Leica C camera worth $700. The judge Illona Haus has picked 13 of the best horse photos from 89 entries. Thank you to everyone who entered a photo.

Street Photo Competition 2015 1 Results

May 28th, 2015

Street Photo Competition 2015 1 Results

Girmantas Bucas ( www.girmantas.com ) from Lithuania has won $1,731.00 and a Leica X Camera worth $2400. Girmantas is the first winner from Lithuania and it is unusual to have a winning photo that was taken with a film camera, rather than a digital camera.

We would like to thank everyone who entered one of the 577 entries. It's great to see that street photography is so popular. We would also like to thank the judge Herbert Piel for choosing the winning photos.