Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best non-studio portraits in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Phlearn. Phlearn is a small, fast and flexible company comprised of creative and passionate photography professionals. Our fun and innovative company creates Photoshop and Photography tutorials for photographers in all phases of their career. We strive to create a trustworthy, engaging and supportive community, help our audience grow and contribute to their success. Helping others is ingrained in our culture. We are committed to being an affordable resource while simultaneously pushing the boundaries to create the best possible product.

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Aaron Nace for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. For over five years, Aaron Nace has been teaching photography and photo manipulation to millions of users across the world at every skill level. Initially a hobbyist while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Design from North Carolina State University, Aaron’s expertise in Photoshop developed rapidly. His creative portfolio of retouching, compositing, and conceptual work grew quickly, and he soon became a globally recognized Photoshop master. His images have been published on MSNBC.com, AOL.com, and The Huffington Post.

"Dandelion Magic" by jleigh2014

Dandelion Magic by judyhurley - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Flying Autmn" by romankamko

Flying Autmn by romankamko - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Elyse in Pearls" by johnkaminski

"Country Play" by (A)Inspire4More

Country Play by Inspire4More - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Roots" by katjakemnitz

Roots by katjakemnitz - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Hunter" by cindygundrum

Hunter by cindygundrum - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Emma" by marusnazzaro

Emma by marusnazzaro - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Lavender" by ktq101

Lavender by KDRphotography - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Spring" by (A)vickiecrosbycarroll

Spring by vickiecrosbycarroll - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"After the storm" by Agravain

After the storm by Agravain - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"GOLDEN BEAUTY" by tarryngoldman

GOLDEN BEAUTY by tarryngoldman - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"The Lavender Farmer" by talynsherer

The Lavender Farmer by talynsherer - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Flowers" by jonnyngo

Flowers by jonnyngo - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Spring is Here" by (A)ChrissyW

Spring is Here by Chrissywphoto - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"On the prowl_MG_4363" by Jaia

On the prowl_MG_4363 by Jaia - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"IMG_0459-web" by hansvandenbroek

Danielle by hansvandenbroek - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Stormy day" by jamesmckinlay

Stormy day by jamesmckinlay - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Dolls" by Laima

Dolls by LaimaKavaliauskaite - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Paige Mazzie" by vastdreamer

Paige Mazzie by vastdreamer - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Mermaid Child" by ChristinaWitham

Mermaid Child by ChrissyJones - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"untitled" by maxlaurenzi

 by maxlaurenzi - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Dream Girl" by (A)razvancornelius

Dream Girl by razvancornelius - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Julyla Autumn" by (A)TUG-Photography

Julyla Autumn by TUG-Photography - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Ivanka" by karinsanders

Ivanka by karinsanders - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"_MG_3724-Recuperado" by irinajalba

GOOD LIGHT by IrinaJalbaFurtuna - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"TimCollings" by tomato1236

TimCollings by tomato1236 - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Eyes" by EnricoFinottiRe

"The Crow" by keithpersall

The Crow by KeithPer - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Fall" by BonnieHillPhotography

Fall by BonnieHillPhotography - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Snowy Bliss" by LiveInspiredByBrenda

Snowy Bliss by LiveInspiredByBrenda - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Forest fairy - Sanja Balan" by photos287

 by photos287 - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Blossom Sky" by Wendy-J-Photography

"LIV" by AgnieszkaD

LIV by AgnieszkaD - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Winter Light" by JuliaAltork

Winter Light by JuliaAltork - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Ashley Waterfall" by Bordaine

Ashley Waterfall by Bordaine - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Butterfly" by Boholm

Butterfly by Boholm - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Butterfly" by momasko

Butterfly by momasko - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Flow | Editorial & Conceptual" by jenmontgomery

Flow | Editorial & Conceptual by jenmontgomery - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Red Dress" by (A)PChumleyIMAGES

"Yoko" by Chakrit

Yoko by Chakrit - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Noah" by HamptonPhotography

Noah  by HamptonPhotography - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Riga X Gacho" by janisozols

Riga X Gacho by janisozols - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"The grass is greener..." by CrowFoxCarol

The grass is greener... by CrowFoxCarol - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Lost in the sea of love" by Gianstefano

Lost in the sea of love by Gianstefano - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"gangster" by Child_Expressions

gangster by Child_Expressions - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Danish style" by SecaBlue

Danish style by SecaBlue - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Young Girl in the woods" by katphotogirl

Young Girl in the woods by katphotogirl - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Autumn Aspens" by LelaKieler

Autumn Aspens by LelaKieler - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"walk in the woods" by BensPhotography

walk in the woods by BensPhotography - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Flower Child" by dwillo1230

Flower Child by dwillo1230 - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Caught" by RosieHardyandAaronNace

Caught by RosieHardyandAaronNace - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"2014-06-09_natalie-018-1" by birgitzimmermann

2014-06-09_natalie-018-1 by birgitzimmermann - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Queen of Spring" by Propelthemoon

Queen of Spring by Propelthemoon - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Into the Woods" by yannickdesmet

Into the Woods by yannickdesmet - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Eliza" by Bloups

Eliza by Bloups - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Rio Love the sun" by stephanieveronique

Rio Love the sun by stephanieveronique - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"The last saharan queen" by christophcouillard

The last saharan queen by christophcouillard - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Haos" by adalgheida

Haos by adalgheida - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Forest witch" by anastassiavolkova

Forest witch by anastassiavolkova - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Freckles Beauty" by Ermal

Freckles Beauty by Ermal - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"***" by katarzynamwiskajaboska

*** by katarzynamwiskajaboska - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"_D7K7977-sait500" by tanyamarkova

_D7K7977-sait500 by tanyamarkova - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Pumpkins" by Ethos

Pumpkins by Ethos - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Cruel Summer" by KendraPaige

Cruel Summer by KendraPaige - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Cowboys are my Weakness" by CMcDaniel

Cowboys are my Weakness by CMcDaniel - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"Melanie Lagoon Samui-1" by rhino886

Melanie Lagoon Samui-1 by rhino886 - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"DSC_6070-4ernobqlo (1)" by kalinivanovkostov

"DSC_6291ccover" by JudiD

DSC_6291ccover by JudiD - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest

"0B2A9931-Edit" by samcousins

0B2A9931-Edit by samcousins - Environmental Portraits Photo Contest