I’ve entered the international Shoot & Share contest for three years now. Each year this contest grows by number of submissions, photographers around the world, and voters. Any one can enter. Any one can vote. And it’s all free. I am one Denver photographer out of a few hundred submitting our images in the competition this year. In years past I’ve had at least one image make it to the finals and in the top 100 for its category. I am super excited to enter more maternity and newborn images than in previous years, and as always, a few wanderlust photos from my travels and explorations. We are only allowed to submit 50 images total, and this year I’m “all-in!” If you see your image below that means your sweet face, baby, or belly has been entered. And if you dare to vote (open and free for anyone) then you just might see your own image! A couple of cautions though: 1) with over 300,000 images submitted world wide the chances are slim you’ll see one of my photos at any given time, and 2) Do NOT blame me for loss of sleep because you spent all night voting on “just one more.”
So how does voting work? Well, if you’ve done it in the past it will be the same. First go to Shoot & Share by clicking here. A set algorithm displays one of the 25 categories to you with 4 images from that category. You simply tap/click on the image you think is the best of those 4, and then it auto-generates the next category and set of 4 images to pick from. You do not get to choose which category or set of images you see. This keeps the voting completely fair. You do not know whose image you’re voting for unless, of course, you recognize it as your own. You may have to vote through 15 wedding categories before you see a maternity, newborn, or other category. But it’s FUN! I promise. And the more votes the better! As photographers we never see who votes or how many votes we get. We only know at the end of the contest where we placed with each image we submitted.
So see my images below. If you happen to spot one in the contest be sure and vote for it! Some of the categories I have submitted to are: Newborn, Maternity, Toddlers, Kids, Travel, Phone Photography, Families, Joy, People Portraits. Since we are not allowed to put our logo on the images we submit, some of these are also missing my logo. Please bear with the loading if it’s slow. And please respect all copyright laws. Thank you! See you in March when I come up for air after this ends! 😉
Voting Opens Feb. 1, 2018!