Photo of the Month | 73rd Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 73rd Month

Northern Gannet, by Claudio Bacinello
Born in Italy, Claudio now lives in Thornhill, Canada where he exercises his passion for photography. Over a career spanning three decades Claudio has delved into a number of photographic disciplines including: weddings, portraits, product, corporate and stock. Claudio’s photograph Northern Gannet awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Wildlife Photography, as it scored a moderate 70 (Value 13, Clarity 12, Composition 18.5, Style 13, Skill 13.5) 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 8.94 from social media (Organic Share 2,44, Total Share 5, Organic Reach/View 0.3, and Comments 1.2), and in total 78.94, the highest score in this competition for the 73rd Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 73rd Month, 1st Place.

Northern Gannet, by Claudio Bacinello

Northern Gannet, by Claudio Bacinello

Prize:
We will publish a special interview with Claudio Bacinello in the Exclusive Interview section on our website. Based on the social media responses and comments, awarded photographs received on the 73rd month, we set the maximum number of Organic Social Share at 500, Total Social Share at 500, 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, 73rd 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 | 73rd Month

In the Eyes of an Angel, by Zahraa Al Hassani
Zahraa Al Hassani is a passionate photographer, and works as designer in Zain Telecommunications for more than 6 years. Graduating from the University of Technology Bagdad, her first job was at Wacther Company Ltd. as a graphic designer for constructions. Zahraa’s photograph In the Eyes of an Angel, in the category of Candid Photography scored a solid 69 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12, Composition 18.5, 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 9.105 from social media (Organic Share 3.13, Total Share 4.39, Organic Reach/View 1.585, and Comments 0), and in total 78.105, the second highest score in this competition for the 73rd Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 73rd Month, 2nd Place.

In the Eyes of an Angel, by Zahraa Al Hassani

In the Eyes of an Angel, by Zahraa Al Hassani

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 73rd Month

A Rumpin’ Steak, by Bashar Alaeddin
Born in Kuwait City, lived between Jordan and Lebanon most of his life, Bashar has over 9yrs experience in digital photography since he picked it up as a hobby for a course during his university years. Starting from a 2mp Samsung, he is now the founder of a photography & video studio based in Amman, Jordan where his time is split between his commercial day job photographing food, interior, products and portraits; and his night-time job traveling around the middle-east region capturing landscapes, the culture and his favorite genre, long-exposures of the night-sky. Bashar’s photograph A Rumpin’ Steak, in the category of Food Photography scored a solid 67.5 (Value 11, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13) 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 10.45 from social media (Organic Share 5, Total Share 5, Organic Reach/View 0.45, and Comments 0), and in total 77.95, the third highest score in this competition for the 73rd Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 73rd Month, 3rd Place.

A Rumpin' Steak, by Bashar Alaeddin

A Rumpin' Steak, by Bashar Alaeddin

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