Photo of the Month | 35th Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 35th Month

Shadows and Light, by Minh Nghia Le
Minh Nghia Le is a passionate Singapore-based photographer. Photography has nothing to do with his daily job but it has become his passion for years. His main interests currently are street photography and portraiture, which certainly have influences on his other work in travel and wedding photography. On April 19, Minh Nghia Le’s photograph Shadows and Light was awarded in the Photo of the Day contest in the category of Artistic Photography, as it scored a solid 72 (Value 14, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 14) from our international jury of 5. The number of Tweets, Facebook shares, and StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 3.872 from social media (Facebook Share 2.37, Tweets 1.35, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.052, and Comments 0.1), and in total 75.872, the highest score in this competition in the 35th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 35th Month, 1st Place.

Shadows and Light, by Minh Nghia Le

Shadows and Light, by Minh Nghia Le

Prize:
We will publish a special interview with Minh Nghia Le in the Photographer with Style section of the magazine, and the Exclusive Interview section on our website.

Based on the social media responses, awarded photographs received on the 35th month, we set the maximum number of Facebook Like at 500, Tweet at 200, Stumble at 5000, and our subscribers Comments at 50. For this month, we had a head-to-head contest between the top scorers and the photographs that scored the highest became winners of the Photo of the Month. Our team decided to honor these top scorers as 2nd and 3rd places with a page in the next issue of our magazine, where the photographers will share their stories of these photographs. We will also publish their interviews in the Exclusive Interview section on our Web. One can see the details of the score from this file. Award Score details, Photo of the Month, 35th Month

We always try our best to make this competition as transparent as possible. Please read the award rules, and don’t forget to participate in next month’s competition for a chance to win this prestigious award!

2nd Place | Photo of the Month | 35th Month

Give to Live, by Zahraa Al Hassani
Zahraa Hashim Salih Al Hasani is a passionate photographer, lives in Iraq, and work as designer in Zain Telecommunications for more than 6 years. Resources in Iraq are mostly limited, thus she used her photography skills to get a visuals for her designs. She started photography with Sony H7 and Carl Zeiss lenses, and then moved to Nikon. Graphic Design has helped her to strengthen her photographic perspective. Zahraa believes she is here to acquire knowledge from the trove of purist photography. Zahraa’s photograph Give to Live in the category of Conceptual Photography scored 67 (Value 13, Clarity 12, Composition 17.5, Style 12.5, Skill 12) from our international jury of 5, and gains a good position in the competition. The number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph a notch, raising its score by 8.209 from social media (Facebook Share 5, Tweets 1.8, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.309, Comments 1.1), and in total 75.209. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 35th Month, 2nd Place.

Give to Live, by Zahraa Al Hassani

Give to Live, by Zahraa Al Hassani

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 35th Month

Yellow and Green, by Mai Phuong Duong
Mai Phuong Duong and her husband Minh Nghia Le are two Singapore-based photographers. Photography has nothing to do with their daily job but it has become their passion for years. They just hope everyone enjoy their photos as how they see the world. Mai Phuong’s photograph Yellow and Green, in the category of Close-Up Photography, scored 71 (Value 14, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13) from our international jury of 5, and gains a good position in the competition. The number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score by 3.751 from social media (Facebook Share 1.63, Tweets 1.45, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.471, Comments 0.2), and in total 74.751. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 35th Month, 3rd Place.

Yellow and Green, by Mai Phuong Duong

Yellow and Green, by Mai Phuong Duong



Deer in the Morning Light, by Dimitrios Zavos
Dimitrios Zavos is an independent, freelance travel and wildlife photographer and writer. Born on the beautiful Greek island of Samos in 1980, Dimitrios moved to Athens when he was just two years old. After spending his childhood and teeange years in Athens, he moved to the United Kingdom in 2007. Dimitrios is currently based in Farnborough, England. Dimitrios’s photograph Deer in the Morning Light, in the category of Wildlife Photography, scored 69 (Value 11.5, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13.5) from our international jury of 5, and gains a good position in the competition. The number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score by 5.59 from social media (Facebook Share 3.71, Tweets 1.125 StumbleUpon Organic View 0.355, Comments 0.4), and in total 74.59. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 35th Month, 3rd Place.

Deer in the Morning Light, by Dimitrios Zavos

Deer in the Morning Light, by Dimitrios Zavos

As both these photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 35th Month, 3rd Place.

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