This photo contest was an extraordinary experience for all the ViewBug staff, all of us truly appreciate all the photographers that shared their art in this competition!
A special thanks to friend and photographer pioneer Skip Cohen (Photo Resource Hub) for his collaboration in creating and launching this amazing opportunity. The goal of this photography contest was to get images that best represent the following: “From Da Vinci to Rembrandt to Ansel Adams and George Hurrell there are hundreds of great artists who have planted a seed of inspiration and creativity for each of us. Here’s your chance to recognize their influence on your work, your skill set and the images you love to create.” Luckily enough, ViewBug’s community is packed with today’s most talented photographers of all levels and the proof is within the collection of this contest. Be sure to browse the amazing photography in this gallery.
A BIG THANKS to X-rite photo and Resource Magazine for providing such amazing awards for the winners of this contest!
We are very grateful to Mary Virginia Swanson and Aurelie Jezequel for their participation as the judges for this contest selecting the following winners:
Congratulations to spitfire544 winner of the X-rite Color Munki and the publishing of this winning photo in Resource Magazine with photo “Soldier’s Memorial”
“This composition’s swirling geometric patterns combined with dramatic skies overhead draw us in to what appears to be a the gravestones of men and women who have served in our Armed Forces. These elements, and the choice of black and white, add to the strong impression this image brings to the viewer. For me, this powerful image lingers…one can not help but reflect deeply on those who have given their lives in service to our country.” – Mary
Congratulations to the following Runners Up and winners of the publishing of their winning photos in Resource Magazine:
jtjones with photo “Walk by”
“I love the quality of the B&W of this image and the fact that it hints at a story. There’s a mood to it, you can almost feel what this person may be feeling.” – Aurelie
AniaGajda with photo Forrest Fairy Queen
“This is a beautiful portrait: the light is gorgeous, the background unexpected but perfect for this scenario. The expression on this little girl’s face gives us a glimpse of her, of how intent she is to have a nice photo of herself in her fairy tale costume. The image captures some of the sweetness of childhood.” – Aurelie
“The young girl depicted in this photograph takes us back to our childhood, to the fables and fairytales of our youth. The clothing she is wearing could be from the Victorian era or in fact be a contemporary costume designed to achieve an experience such as this for the viewer. The frame is devoid of additional informational details, so we are intentionally left to ponder the direct gaze of the child, the era she exists in and the mythology she is immersed in.” – Mary
Congratulations to Teekzilla the People’s Choice and winner of year of ViewBug PRO with photo A Foggy Sunrise