Photo of the Month | 45th Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 45th Month

Ethan, by Keith Goldstein
Keith Goldstein was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1957. Keith was interested in art for as long as he can remember, with his mother being his biggest influence and supporter, encouraging him in his earliest artistic endeavors. Keith began studies at night school with David Attie and moved into New York City, receiving his BFA with Honors in photography from the School of Visual Arts. It was there, working with Tad Yamashiro, that he began to experiment with a more emotive way of expression. Wanting to explore this further, Keith went on to continue his experimentation with Carl Toth at Cranbrook Academy of Art. After receiving his MFA in Photography, he subsequently moved back to New York City and began, through a course of personal experiences, to unravel everything that he knew and was for the next 15 years of his life. Keith’s photograph Ethan awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Artistic Photography, as it scored a solid 70 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13) 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 4.48 from social media (Facebook Share 2.375, Tweets 2.1, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.005, and Comments 0), and in total 74.48, the highest score in this competition for the 45th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 45th Month, 1st Place.

Ethan, by Keith Goldstein

Ethan, by Keith Goldstein

Prize:
We will publish a special interview with Keith Goldstein the Exclusive Interview section on our website.

Based on the social media responses, awarded photographs received on the 45th month, we set the maximum number of Facebook Like at 400, Tweet at 100, Stumble at 1000, 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, 45th 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 | 45th Month

Birds and Trees, by Saniar Rahman Rahul
Saniar Rahman Rahul was the first winner for ‘Photo of the Month Award’ in June 2010. He 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, while he became very much attached with his profession of ‘graphic design’, Rahul rediscovered the creative side of photography. Saniar’s photograph Birds and Trees, in the category of Nature Photography scored 68.5 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12, 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 a notch, raising its score to 5.4925 from social media (Facebook Share 3.0375, Tweets 2.45, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.005, and Comments 0), and in total 73.925, the second highest score in this competition for the 45th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 45th Month, 2nd Place.

Birds and Trees, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Birds and Trees, by Saniar Rahman Rahul


Climb Your Mountain Every Day, by Ronnie Glover
Photography took a backseat while Ronnie obtained his college degree. After graduation, he purchased his first camera but was unable to produce the images that he saw in his mind. He then took a few continuing education classes to learn the technical aspects of the camera and realized there was so much more to learn about photography. So Ronnie enrolled in the professional program at Southeastern Center for the Arts in Atlanta. The school was operated by Jeanne & Neil Chaput de Saintonge, who currently operate Rocky Mountain School of Photography. He spent 14 years living in Alaska and this gave him unbelievable opportunities to experience nature and capture many images. Ronnie also enjoys sports and travel photography and the experience of different cultures. Glover’s photograph Climb Your Mountain Every Day, in the category of Nature Photography scored 67 (Value 13, Clarity 12.5, Composition 17, 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 to 6.73 from social media (Facebook Share 3.275, Tweets 2.45, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.005, and Comments 0), and in total 74.73, the third highest score in this competition for the 45th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 45th Month, 2nd Place.

Climb Your Mountain Every Day, by Ronnie Glover

Climb Your Mountain Every Day, by Ronnie Glover

As these two photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 45th Month, 2nd Place

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 45th Month

Long-tailed Shrike, by Masudur Rahman
Photography is a passion of Masudur Rahman Mamoon, which he started back in 1998. Initiated with portrait photography using a film camera, Mamoon was unable to give time, due to his work in RMG sector. In 2007, when he had started his own business, he managed to give more time, especially in wildlife photography. Mamoon was born on 15th October, 1967, and completed his post-graduation in Marketing from Chittagong University. He believes that photography can give freedom of expression and can bring positive changes into our lives and society. Masudur’s photograph Long-tailed Shrike in the category of Wildlife Photography scored 66 (Value 13, Clarity 12, 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 a notch, raising its score to 6.8125 from social media (Facebook Share 4.4125, Tweets 2.4, StumbleUpon Organic View 0, and Comments 0), and in total 72.8125, the forth highest score in this competition for the 45th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 45th Month, 3rd Place.

Long-tailed Shrike, by Masudur Rahman

Long-tailed Shrike, by Masudur Rahman

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