1st Place | Photo of the Month | 7th Month
Core, by Joaquín Alonso Arellano Ramírez
Joaquín Arellano is a software engineer but his passion is photography. He enjoys nature, macro photography, and also likes to experiment with different techniques. He loves photography since childhood, but it was until 2009 that bought his first equipment a Nikon Coolpix P90. In 2010 started take photos with his first DSRL camera a Nikon D5000. He spend most of his free time taking shots, and always tries to learn something new. For his photography he mostly uses a Nikon D5000, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR IF-ED. Joaquín’s photograph Core in the category of Close-Up Photography scored 74 (Value 14, Clarity 14, Composition 18, Style 14, Skill 14) from our international jury of 5. The number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 6.471 from social media (Facebook Share 2.15, Tweets 1.15, StumbleUpon Organic View 2.971, Comments 0.2), and in total 80.471, the highest score in this competition for the 8th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 7th Month, 1st Place.
We will publish a special interview with Joaquín Alonso Arellano Ramírez in the Photographer with Style section of the magazine, and the Exclusive Interview section on our website.
For our 7th 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.
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 | 7th Month
At 5 Km/H, by Mercedes Noriega
Mercedes Noriega is a 28 years old Buenos Aires based photographer and TV & Film producer. Having studied filmmaking at the Universidad del Cine with a degree in Direction of Photography, she moved into an active participation in diverse roles from early in her career. She then transitioned onto the world of commercial television in 2006 where she rapidly grew to become head of production of a Latin-American channel based in Buenos Aires. Mercedes’s photograph At 5 km/H in the category of Black & White Photography scored 72 (Value 13, Clarity 13.5, Composition 18, Style 13.5, Skill 14) from our international jury of 5. The number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 6.637 from social media (Facebook Share 1.55, Tweets 4.15, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.637, Comments 0.3), and in total 78.637. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 7th Month, 2nd Place.
3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 7th Month
Dhow and Washing Line, by Martin Meyer
Martin is a qualified DEAT / FGASA field guide and internationally accredited Emergency Responder with extensive experience in leading 4WD safaris throughout Southern Africa as well as in the game parks of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. He has been active in establishing new routes and locations for various safari companies, has led photo safaris in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. He has also guided scuba trips on the island of Zanzibar. Martin is thoroughly knowledgeable about all aspects of southern Africa’s natural history and fascinating cultures. His people skills and the love of the outdoors have made him a very sought after guide. Martin’s photograph Dhow and Washing Line in the category of Color Photography scored 69 (Value 12, Clarity 13.5, Composition 17, Style 12.5, Skill 13) from our international jury of 5. The number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 5.618 from social media (Facebook Share 2.13, Tweets 3.025,StumbleUpon Organic View 0.363, Comments 0.1), and in total 74.618. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 7th Month, 3rd Place.