I SHOT IT Blog

Cat Photo Competition 6 2014 Results

February 9th, 2015

Cat Photo Competition 6 2014 Results

Shannon Lee has won the cat photo contest. Shannon lives in London, England, and was originally from Durban, South Africa. This photo shows that sometimes it is enough that only a small part of a photo is sharp and in focus, and that the blurriness and colours of foreground objects can be used to great artistic effect. Shannon has won $291.60 and a Leica C worth $700.

We would like to thank the judge Illona Haus for picking the 10 winning photos, and her comments on each one. There were 243 entries. Thank you to everyone who entered a photo.

Cars and Transport Competition 6 2014 Results

February 3rd, 2015

Cars and Transport Competition 6 2014 Results

Stefan Bischoff from Germany has won the cars and transport competition. Stefan has won $219.60 and a Leica C camera worth $700. There were 183 entries. Our judge, Tim Wallace has picked 10 stunning photos. Thank you to everyone who took part in this competition and made it possible.

Food Photo Competition 2014 No 5 Results

January 27th, 2015

Food Photo Competition 2014 No 5 Results

Congratulations to Scott Cromwell from Oklahoma. A very clever idea and it's wonderful to see a photo with an element of humour. Scott has won $134.00 and a Leica C worth $700.

There were 67 entries. Thank you to everyone who entered. The next food competition will sadly be the last food photo competition. If you have any ideas for a new theme we would love to hear from you.

Landscape Photo Competition 2014 No 6 Results

January 26th, 2015

Landscape Photo Competition 2014 No 6 Results

Congratulations to the winner Tobias Ryser from Switzerland, and all the runners-up. Tobias has once again shown us that he is a very skilled landscape photographer with this stunning snow scene. Tobias has many more wonderful photos on his website: tobiasryser.ch. Tobias also won this landscape competition proving that landscape photography is very much a skill and not just luck. The first place prize was $622.00 and a Leica C camera worth $700.

Thank you to everyone who entered one of the 311 entries. The competition was judged by Duncan MacArthur.

Leica Oskar Barnack Award

January 16th, 2015

The 2015 Leica Oskar Barnack Award is now open to entries. The countdown has begun.

I SHOT IT will be providing the platform for the Leica Oskar Barnack Public Award. All I SHOT IT members will be able to vote for an entry, and the lucky winner with the most votes will receive a cash prize of 2,500 Euros.

Last years results are here: 2014 Leica Oskar Barnack Public Award

Last year we gave away ten Leica C cameras to ten I SHOT IT members. To win a camera all they needed to do was add a vote.

Change the font for this website

January 16th, 2015

The Settings Page now has a new font menu. You can choose from a number of different fonts, and in an instant change how the I SHOT IT website looks. Combined with the background theme setting, I SHOT IT is becoming more and more customizable. We think it's fun to allow everyone to customise the look of this website, and we've now made it easy to do so. Some people may find that some fonts are clearer and more readable than others, so it does have a practical purpose.

We have started with a selection of nine free fonts. There are many free fonts that are difficult to read and messy to look at, so I hope that you like the ones we have chosen. One of my personal favorites is the Ubuntu font, which I'm using at the moment white I write this blog entry. If there are any fonts that you would like us to add to this list, please let us know : Contact Us.

More...

Black-And-White Photo Competition 4 2014 Results

January 9th, 2015

Black-And-White Photo Competition 4 2014 Results

Congratulations to Levien Lockefeer, a young photographer from the Netherlands. Levien has won the super prize of $8,760.00 and a Leica M MONOCHROM body worth $8000.00. We hope that this win will be perhaps a spring board for a career in photography.

Thank you to everyone who entered one of the 876 entries. As always the standard of photography in this black-and-white competition was very high with so many fantastic photos. We'd like to thank the judges Thorsten Overgaard and Birgit Krippner for looking at the large number of entries and picking out the best shots.

Horse Photo Competition 1 2014 Results

January 7th, 2015

Horse Photo Competition 1 2014 Results

We are very pleased to announce the results of our first horse photo competition. The competition has been won by Daniel Rodrigues from Porto in Portugal. Daniel has won $264.00 and a Leica C camera worth $700. The judge Illona Haus has picked ten winning horse photos from 132 entries. Thank you for all your entries and we look forward to seeing more horse photos in the next horse photo contest.

Macro Photo Competition 2014 No 5 Results

January 6th, 2015

Macro Photo Competition 2014 No 5 Results

Congratulations to Richard Kubica from Slovakia who has won this macro photography competition. This macro photo of a fly has a stunning amount of detail. Richard has won $198.00 and a Leica C worth $700. Thank you to everyone who entered one of the 165 entries and to our judge David Chambon who has chosen 10 of the best macro shots.

500K Facebook Likes Competition Results Announced.

January 3rd, 2015

How exciting - the announcement of the winner of the 500, 000 Facebook 'likes' Free Competition. If you have followed the progress of this competition, we offered free entry and a massive $20,000 for a competition to celebrate this milestone in our development and to thank you, our wonderful participants - the subject 'selfies'! Inspired by I SHOT IT's involvement in the Leica Oskar Barnack Public Award, we combined both judging and voting to decide the final prizewinner.
We chose the 30 photos that we thought were the best and combined them into a shortlist thrown open to votes from our registered members - in the same way as our weekly FREE Competition.
We'd like to congratulate our lucky winner, to thank everyone who participates in all of our competitions - lots of cash, binoculars and cameras have been sent out every week - and with our new competitions starting at regular intervals we look forward to rewarding lots more of you over the coming months. Happy 2015 to everyone!