Photo of the Month | 69th Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 69th Month

Ready for a Portrait, 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. He started his career as a professional graphic designer in October of 1995, in a pre-press house called Color Scan, which is one of the pioneers in the pre-process printing media in Bangladesh. Saniar’s photograph Ready for a Portrait awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Portraiture Photography, as it scored a moderate 68 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12) from our international jury of 5. The number of organic and total social share along with the organic reach and comments boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 5.905 from social media (Organic Share 1.13, Total Share 3.69, Organic Reach/View 1.085, and Comments 0), and in total 73.905, the highest score in this competition for the 69th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 69th Month, 1st Place.

Ready for a Portrait, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Ready for a Portrait, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Prize:
We will publish a special interview with Saniar Rahman Rahul in the Exclusive Interview section on our website. Based on the social media responses and comments, awarded photographs received on the 69th month, we set the maximum number of Organic Social Share at 500, Total Social Share at 1000, Organic Reach 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, 69th 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 | 69th Month

Ladybug, by Saniar Rahman Rahul
Another marvelous piece of work from photographer Saniar Rahman Rahul Ladybug, in the category of Close-Up Photography scored a solid 71 (Value 13.5, Clarity 13.5, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13) from our international jury of 5, and gains a good position in the competition. The number of organic and total social share along with the organic reach and comments boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 1.395 from social media (Organic Share 0.16, Total Share 1.14, Organic Reach/View 0.095, and Comments 0), and in total 72.395, the second highest score in this competition for the 69th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 69th Month, 2nd Place.

Ladybug, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Canon EOS Mark III | Exposure 1/60sec @ f/5.6 | ISO 160 | Focal Length 17mm | Bias 1/2 EV
Ladybug, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 69th Month

Texas Sunset, by Tisha Clinkenbeard
Tisha Clinkenbeard works have been in exhibits at The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs, Black Box Gallery in Portland, and in several fine art shows in Texas. She believes photography captured her years ago before we had the digital wonders for cameras. Her life offers many opportunities to capture the things that she sees as she wanders this earth. Tisha’s photograph, Texas Sunset, in the category of Sunrise & Sunset Photography scored 68.5 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12.5, Skill 12) from our international jury of 5. The number of organic and total social share along with the organic reach and comments boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 2.82 from social media (Organic Share 0.21, Total Share 1.02, Organic Reach/View 0.19, and Comments 1.4), and in total 71.32, the third highest score in this competition for the 69th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 69th Month, 3rd Place.

Texas Sunset, by Tisha Clinkenbeard

Texas Sunset, by Tisha Clinkenbeard

Where The Mountains Meet You, by Tisha Clinkenbeard
Surprisingly another Tisha’s photograph, Where the Mountains Meet You, in the category of Landscape Photography scored 67 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12.5, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12) from our international jury of 5. The number of organic and total social share along with the organic reach and comments boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 4.205 from social media (Organic Share 0.29, Total Share 3.21, Organic Reach/View 0.705, and Comments 0), and in total 71.205, the third highest score in this competition for the 69th Month.

Where The Mountains Meet You, by Tisha Clinkenbeard

Where The Mountains Meet You, by Tisha Clinkenbeard

As two photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 69th Month, 3rd Place

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