Have you heard of "Shoot and Share"? It is an annual photography contest with hundreds of thousands of images from thousands of photographers world-wide.
What makes this contest special is that anyone can submit images and that the entries are displayed anonymously so that the focus is on the photos, not on the popularity of the photographer. This is my second year entering! (You can see the 50 photos I entered at the top of this page!)
A HUGE thank you to all of my amazing clients who allowed me to enter their images into this contest. It was VERY hard to narrow a year's worth of images down to only 50.
Now to the really important stuff, the reason why I put this blog post together: You can be involved to. How? By voting.
When and how can you vote?
It's easy. Voting will last until February 22. The huge volume of photos will be narrowed down in 12 elimination rounds. You do not need to sign up for anything. Simply go to their website and vote. The images are displayed at random, in groups of four. (They are supposed to be family friendly.) Voting is like playing a game, and it can be quite addictive. Who knows, maybe YOUR image will show up for you!!
You can also favourite ("heart") images that you love if you login via Facebook. Receiving a heart lets the photographer know that they are still in the game. We don't know until March how each photo did in the contest. Chances are that you won't see any of the images that I entered, but if you do, let me know!! Now please head on over to contest.shootandshare.com/vote and cast your votes!!
You made it this far, so here are some of my favourites that I entered into the contest this year: