So, I’m a part of a large, luscious photography community known as Shoot & Share. It’s a contemporary photography business model which inherently provides digital files to their clients as opposed to relying on in-person, print and product sales, the way traditional photography business models operate.
The founders of the Shoot & Share group hold a photo contest every year. It’s totally free. It’s completed by voting online over about 4 weeks and there are multiple rounds and cuts within that time. Most participants are other photographers but anyone can get in the game!
I’ve never contributed before this year but I happened to catch the deadline in February, entered the maximum 50 images in the 25 available categories and I, honestly, surprised myself!
Two of my images made it into the top 500 in their respective categories!!
Here are the full stats posted by the Shoot & Share admin on March 1 at the conclusion of ROUND 12…
We started with 332,768 photos and 13,337 photos remain (top 3.5%)!
That’s roughly the top 500 photos in each category.
So far, over 104,378 people have voted from 141 different countries.
Over 49 MILLION votes have been cast.
And these are the photos of mine that made it…
Newborn Category | #359 out of 18,536 entries
Maternity Category | #189 out of 12,359 entries
I also had…
Two others in the top 10%
Three in top 20%
Six in top 30%
And I nabbed this nice pin and few bragging badges for my website. ; )
It’s a positive, inspiring group to be a part of and they truly demonstrate community over competition. I’m so grateful to follow and fellow such amazing artists who maintain the same values as I do!
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