The Fine Art of Photography (1 p.d.)

Please read the revised guidelines and other announcements.

Portrait

This challenge closed about 8 years ago.

The Challenge

The first Fine Art of Photography challenge has arrived!
Post your best portrait – posed, formal or candid.
Portraits are to be of humans :)
Feel free to get ‘creative’, providing you keep within the guidelines.
Submissions need not be already in the group gallery.

Judging / Voting Criteria

All submissions need to meet the criteria of the group guidelines. A submission that does not, will be removed from the challenge at our leisure. Our guidelines are particularly strict – please read them very carefully…

When voting, please consider the photographic skill, the emotion or story from the shot, the technical quality and the originality.

Rewards & Prizes

The reward is……dadadadada!!!! – acceptance into the group gallery :)
May not sound like much, but since we have around a 1% acceptance rate – it is more than it sounds.

The top three portraits will be included in our gallery.
The overall winner will be featured, as will the photograph.

Additional Information

Works need to stand on their own photographic merit – we do not accept the usual heavy post-processing commonly found in this genre – that includes skin softening.

Please browse our gallery for examples of the standard we are after.

We do not accept bribes.
Well, we would, but only if they are extremely massive.

Cover Image: Mark D. by david malcolmson

Completed

The Top Ten

I'm in you hands by Rosina  Lamberti

I'm in you hands by Rosina Lamberti was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 26 votes.

  • Windswept... by Nicole Goggins
  • thinking of you by chen cohen
  • Fundi by Liv Stockley
  • Poser by Mishka Gora
  • Let it wash over you.. by Caroline Gorka
  • Aymara Man. Taquile Island. Titikaka Lake, Bolivia by Eyal Nahmias
  • The Look by AlexMac
  • Green Eyes by Gisele Bedard
  • Persian artist Parviz Tanavoli by jon  daly

Browse All Entries

Open for entries right now

  1. Works of Snow or Ice

    Works of Snow or Ice

    Submit snowy or icy images

    Entries close and voting starts 2 days from now

  2. Artistic Flowers

    Artistic Flowers

    Look at the launched photo

    Entries close and voting starts 2 days from now

  3. The Colour Blue

    The Colour Blue

    Show me works in blue.

    Entries close and voting starts 14 days from now

  4. The Colour Purple or Pink

    The Colour Purple or Pink

    Please submit works with the main colour purple or pink

    Entries close and voting starts 14 days from now

  5. Dramatic Clouds

    Dramatic Clouds

    Show me dramatic clouds in color or B&W

    Entries close and voting starts 21 days from now

  6. Stairs

    Stairs

    Show me stairs outside of buildings

    Entries close and voting starts 21 days from now

  7. Trees in B&W

    Trees in B&W

    You can submit a single tree or more

    Entries close and voting starts 21 days from now

Open for voting right now

  1. Women

    Women

    Please show me women in B&W or colour

    Voting ends 2 days from now

  2. Monochrome

    Monochrome

    I would like to see works in monochrome, no B&W or sepia

    Voting ends 2 days from now

  3. Land- or Seascapes in B&W

    Land- or Seascapes in B&W

    Submit images in B&W, no man-made things.

    Voting ends 2 days from now

  4. Hoar Frost or Icy Details

    Hoar Frost or Icy Details

    Show me hoar frost images

    Voting ends 2 days from now

  5. Piers, Jetties or Remains of them

    Piers, Jetties or Remains of them

    Show me works of jetties, piers or remains of them

    Voting ends 2 days from now

  6. Children

    Children

    Please show me works of children in B&W or colour

    Voting ends 3 days from now