Only the Best

Only the Best Challenge – Get Featured and Get Spoiled!
Celebrate a brand new magazine sponsor with a fantastic once-off prize pack!

The 100 highest ranked photos of members who applied will be published on The Phoblographer

Top Photo winner, Top Photographer winner & Guru Top Pick winner are guaranteed to be published!

Top Photographer Winner: Nick Art
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Top Photo Winner: Wilson Valverde
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Top Photographer Honorable Mention: Pavlin Penev
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Top Photographer Honorable Mention: Ivan Heidrick Capelo
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Top Photographer Honorable Mention: AnnaPZphoto.com
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Only the Best Challenge
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Humans Decorating Their Body

Body art is as old as the human race. These photographs demonstrate the extremes that the human race will go to- in order to standout in a crowd.

“Green avatar ” by Alex Bystrov
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“brusted face” by Cak Hills
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“Acrobatic arabesques” by Roberto Roseano
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“Holi Art” by Hamza Tokmic
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“Alien Life” by Jim Merchant
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more in: “29 Astounding Examples of Humans Decorating Their Body”
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Abandoned Places

Photographing abandoned locations is a relatively new genre of photography. It has even coined its own descriptive term: Urbex. These photographs always create a haunting feeling, as if you might see a ghost lurking in the corner (if you look closely enough.)

Photo by Esmeralda Holman
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looking for cleaner by marcusjaenichen
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Abandoned.. by Danne Rydgren
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Homestead Memories by Rowena Richards
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Antica Tonnara by Massimo De Martin
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more in “35 Spooky Images of Abandoned Places”
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The 5 Cornerstones of All Great Monochrome Photos

So, you want to create jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, black and white photography- but you’re not sure how to go about it. Anyone with a camera can be creative and produce a monochrome image.

“eyes are a window on the soul ” by Cedric Angel
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However, if you wish to have your B&W photography excel, be it portraits, landscapes, still life, or any other subject matter- there are 5 cornerstone attributes that you should attempt to infuse into your black and white pictures.

Photo by Eric Forey
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In this article, we will cover:
Basic Black & White Photography Concepts
What is Black & White Photography
When and How to Take Better Black & White Photographs
Developing Ideas for Black & White Photograph

“Pebble Bag Building” by Salman Shaikh
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Advanced Black & White Photography Techniques:
Contrast
Tone
Shadow
Shape
Texture

Photo by Rosanna Rosy
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Examples of the Advanced Photography Techniques in Use:
Landscape Photography
Street Photography
Architectural Photography
Abstract Photography

“Saint Basil’s Cathedral” by Michael Ryvkin
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Black and White Photography Tips: The 5 Cornerstones of All Great Monochrome Photos
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Heartwarming Landscape Photographs

There really isn’t anything quite as satisfying as a beautiful landscape photograph. Enjoy the view

Sunrise at Mesa Arch
by Gerhard Korts
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val di funes
by Francesco Tavani
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Misty morning on the river Thurne
by davepsemmens
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The colors of Lithuanian winter
by Regina Šarkuvienė
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Denali National Park, Alaska
by John Meo
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from: “30 Heartwarming Landscape Photographs that Will Soothe Your Soul”
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