Photo of the Month | 41st Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 41st Month

Purple Swamphen in Reflect, by Saniar Rahman Rahul
Saniar Rahman Rahul was fascinated by seeing his father taking pictures with a camera while his family was in Iraq during his childhood. Later in life, in 1997, when he became very much attached with his profession of graphic design, Rahul rediscovered the creative side of photography. Moving to advertising from printing media was a big step for him. In 2005, he joined G3, a special wing of Gray Worldwide. Two years later, he moved to Paper Rhyme. Now he is working as the Art Director of Grey World Wide, one of the ten largest advertising agencies in the world. His photo Purple Swamphen in Reflect was awarded in the Photo of the Day contest in the category of Wildlife Photography, as it scored a solid 73 (Value 14, Clarity 13.5, Composition 18, Style 13.5, 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 3.6625 from social media (Facebook Share 2.66, Tweets 0.9, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.0025, and Comments 0.1), and in total 76.6625, the highest score in this competition in the 41st Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 41st Month, 1st Place.

Purple Swamphen in Reflect, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Purple Swamphen in Reflect, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Prize:
We will publish a special interview with Saniar Rahman Rahul 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 41st month, we set the maximum number of Facebook Like at 250, Tweet at 100, Stumble at 2000, 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, 41st 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 | 41st Month

Point Reyes Elk, by Laria Saunders
Laria is an emerging photographer from Boston, New York and Los Angeles. She comes from a family of artists that span four generations on both sides including 3 professional photographers. Her passion for photography goes back 25 years. She has been awarded for her abstract, wildlife, dance and travel photography by Eden Arts, UK, Momentum: Images of Dance, CT., Art Scene Today, Art Slant and Projekt 30. Laria Saunders’s photograph Point Reyes Elk in the category of Wildlife Photography scored 69.5 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 17.5, 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 a notch, raising its score by 3.0125 from social media (Facebook Share 2.16, Tweets 0.65, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.0025, Comments 0.2), and in total 72.5125 This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 41st Month, 2nd Place.

Point Reyes Elk, by Laria Saunders

Point Reyes Elk, by Laria Saunders

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 41st Month

Egg and Steak Sandwich, by Avi Chatterjee
Avi Chatterjee was born in Kolkata, India on 1st December 1982. He was brought up in a family of Father, Mother and Younger Brother. After completing his Electrical Engineering from his native town he went outside India looking for fortune. He had stayed in countries like Singapore, Kuwait due to his work and finally for last 5 years he is settled in Dubai. His photograph Egg and Steak Sandwich in the category of Food Photography scored 69.5 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12.5, 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 a notch, raising its score by 1.9525 from social media (Facebook Share 1.2, Tweets 0.65, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.0025, Comments 0.1), and in total 71.4525. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 41st Month, 3rd Place.

Egg and Steak Sandwich, by Avi Chatterjee

Egg and Steak Sandwich, by Avi Chatterjee


Proud to be a Muslim, by Obayda Jamal
Obayda Jamal was born June 02, 1990. He is from Palestine, and currently a 4th year student of physical education. Photography is his passion, and his ambition to become one of the most famous photographers of the world. He has learned Photography via Internet, and practices it every day and experiences everything. Obayda loves traveling, but so far he did not travel any area outside of Palestine other than Saudi Arabia, where he traveled 3 times. Obayda Jamal’s photograph Proud to be a Muslim, in the category Night Photography scored 66.5 (Value 13, Clarity 12.5, Composition 17, Style 12, 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, raising its score by 4.8525 from social media (Facebook Share 4.3, Tweets 0.45, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.0025, Comments 0.1), and in total 71.3525. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 41st Month, 3rd Place.

Proud to be a Muslim, by Obayda Jamal

Proud to be a Muslim, by Obayda Jamal

As these two photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 41st Month, 3rd Place.

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