I first discovered the shoot and share contest last year in 2018 and found it SO addictive scrolling through everyones images once they were through to the voting rounds.
Then yet again this year I find myself a little addicted but not quite as much as my fellow photographer friends But i get why as this year was even more special as like them I too decided to enter my own phtographs into the well established and worldwide competition.
Unfortunately at the eleventh hour one of my images was disqualified due to it’s edit so I didn’t gain my ‘ALL IN’ badge ( for those who don’t know its a badge to honour the fact you’ve had all your images accepted into the contest).
However I was awarded the badge of honour and to me that was enough - The fact I had entered has shown a BIG surge in my confidence, not allowing others to dampen my passion and critique me constantly. I entered an array of genres and also included some phone photographs becuase in today’s world it is used as a camera more often than not.
You can't vote for anyone specific unless you happen to recognise their work come up.
Voting works by showing you four images from the same category (of which there are many) and you choose your favourite.
You don't know anything else about the images, who took it or where, you just see the four images and choose, then you're shown another four. Each round the least voted are removed before the next round begins with the best images slowly getting narrowed down over 12 rounds!
I'd love to be a finalist next year and I'd really love to be in the top 100 too !
Essentially next year I plan to up my game and enter more images taken from my Nikon dlsr camera but it has dfefinitely been lots of fun and I have enjoyed voting and showing my children the many fantastic imagesand they helped me vote too.
I thought I would also share with you all in case anyone else wants to join in voting for some amazing photographs in the world's
"only free and fair photo contest".
That’s right anybody can enter - so what are you waiting for ???!!!