Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing a composition with multiple layers in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Good Light! Mag. Good Light! Magazine shows you how to use simple and reliable lighting setups in order to return from your shoot with awesome photographs. It features videos with tips and tricks.

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Michael Zelbel for his collaboration as a guest judge. Michael Zelbel is an amateur photographer operating a photo studio in Duesseldorf. On his photography blog SmokingStrobes.com and in his eBook The Art of Boudoir Photography he shows lighting setups enabling amateurs to shoot professional glamour and boudoir photos. Besides that he is the main tutor in his photographer coaching club ProPortfolioClub.com and he publishes the quarterly Good Light! Magazine for photography.

Congratualations Runner Up  "New born" by anteamrela

New born by anteamrela - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"This photo is a brilliant lesson in spectacular simplicity. What that means is that foreground and background are very plain and simple. There is the really blurry green in the background are plain and then there are the leaves in the foreground, which leave just a bit of space for the star of the photo. Hiding behind the branch we see only a tiny bit of the model: her big, wide open eyes, her hair, a bit of shoulder, a few fingers. It’s just enough to tell from her expression and the situation, that something big has caught her rather shy attention. The rest is left to the phantasy of the viewer, which is certainly started by the hints that this photo masterfully provides." - Michael Zelbel 

Congratualtions People's Choice "untitled" by RCorneliusphoto

The Thread of LIfe by RCorneliusphoto - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

Congratualations Grand Jury Winner "Power of The Book" by alexmoldovan

Power of The Book by alexmoldovan - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Technically this picture is based on a wonderful layered concept. The blurry sheets of paper in the foreground are framing the scene, while the book pages in the background, while also being blurred, are directing the attention of the viewer towards the model in the middle. This is an excellent and stunning example of creative story telling. Take for example the wind rushing through the hall. Of course we can’t see it visually but we still understand that it is there by seeing all the flying sheets of paper and the flying hair of the model. Furthermore the location, the long library, is a bit mysterious and so is the action of the model as well. Why is she standing on one leg? Why is did the turbulent wind come in? There must be a Harry Potter like kind of magic going on. I’m dying to talk to the photographer of this image and learn about the backstory of this masterpiece." - Michael Zelbel

"Reflections of a sunset" by elenapardini

Reflections of a sunset by elenapardini - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"[ Phantasm ]" by danieljamesgreenwood

 Phantasm  by danieljamesgreenwood - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Waiting For God" by ElenaParaskeva

Waiting For God by ElenaParaskeva - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Foggybottom LAYOVER" by timothywood

Foggybottom LAYOVER by timothywood - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Saturn Ascends" by sarahallegra

Saturn Ascends by sarahallegra - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"me and leanne bell" by drewer1er

me and leanne bell by drewer1er - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Paint me Colourful" by anikamolnar

Paint me Colourful by anikamolnar - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"The-hitchhiker" by adrianchinery

The-hitchhiker by adrianchinery - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Symphony of the raven" by Ethos

Symphony of the raven by Ethos - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Miss Natasha" by ShailineDoneyPhoto

"Here's to You [World]" by yugus

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"The long and not so winding roads of Northern Nevada" by brentmorris

The long and not so winding roads of Northern Nevada by brentmorris - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"hitting the Bags low" by GinoMartino

"Spring Came By Surprise" by jenmontgomery

Spring Came By Surprise by jenmontgomery - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"West coast delight" by manuelmartel

West coast delight by manuelmartel - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Ties" by Laima

Ties by LaimaKavaliauskaite - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Always Storming" by RosieHardyandAaronNace

Always Storming by RosieHardyandAaronNace - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Resting on the Roof of Texas" by OpenWorldPhotography

Resting on the Roof of Texas by OpenWorldPhotography - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"IMG_5191" by ryanfarrugia

IMG_5191 by ryanfarrugia - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Jazz-Café Bathroom feat. Jeannine Carbenay" by Nicolas_Carbenay

Jazz-Café Bathroom feat. Jeannine Carbenay by Fotoart_Nicolas_Carbenay - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"_MG_5777-Edit-2" by ashleybrilliant

_MG_5777-Edit-2 by ashleybrilliant - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Sundown over vernazza" by aaronchoiphoto

Sundown over vernazza by aaronchoiphoto - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Mask" by Rosemaryswan

Mask by Rosemaryswan - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"img007" by georginamay007

"Cover" by _Lion_

"Richardson Living Cover Art" by jamesnelms

Richardson Living Cover Art by jamesnelms - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Cosmic Railroad" by aaronjgroen

Cosmic Railroad by aaronjgroen - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Echo Lake, Montana" by scottwilson

Echo Lake, Montana by scottwilson - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Power" by tammyswarek

Power by tammyswarek - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Winter Wonderland" by Inspire4More

Winter Wonderland by Inspire4More - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"The lady of the forest" by ManualFocus

"Red Fox" by erangissis

Red Fox by erangissis - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Francesca 7515" by KitzKlikz

Francesca 7515 by KitzKlikz - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Climbing at Cinque Torri" by jamesrushforth

Climbing at Cinque Torri by jamesrushforth - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"sorrow" by TatanZuleta

sorrow by TatanZuleta - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Butterfly" by momasko

Butterfly by momasko - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Bathroom beauty" by AndChisPhoto

"Bogdan Teodorov - editorial fashion" by BogdanTeodorov

Bogdan Teodorov - editorial fashion by BogdanTeodorov - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Tulips in the sunset" by kimschou

Tulips in the sunset by kimschou - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Helpless to the Tide" by WendyHudnall

Helpless to the Tide by WendyHudnall - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"The King and his Ghost are laughing at me" by lauracallsen

The King and his Ghost are laughing at me by lauracallsen - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"The Nomad" by Straight8photo

The Nomad by Straight8photo - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Fishing, fireflies, crickets and frogs" by Lynzybrooke

Fishing, fireflies, crickets and frogs by Lynzybrooke - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Portland Bill - The Shining Final" by ollietaylorphotography

Portland Bill - The Shining Final by ollietaylorphotography - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Spellbound" by CreativeArtView

"Escape from the city" by semy

Escape from the city by SamantaKrivec - Layers and Composition Photo Contest

"Shown the Way" by MarshallLipp

Shown the Way by MarshallLipp - Layers and Composition Photo Contest