Photo of the Month | 90th Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 90th Month

Choco Walnut Cake, 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 “Choco Walnut Cake” awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Food Photography, as it scored a moderate 69.5 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12.5) 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 15 from social media (Organic Share 5, Total Share 5, Organic Reach/View 5, and Comments 0), and in total 84.5, the highest score in this competition for the 90th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 90th Month, 1st Place.

Choco Walnut Cake, by Bashar Alaeddin

Choco Walnut Cake, by Bashar Alaeddin

Prize:
We will publish a special interview with Bashar Alaeddin in the Exclusive Interview section on our website. Based on the social media responses and comments, awarded photographs received on the 90th month, we set the maximum number of Organic Social Share at 500, Total Social Share at 500, Organic Reach 500, 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, 90th 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 | 90th Month

You’ve Got Mail, by Andrea Migliari
Born in Italy in 1981, Andrea Migliari and his family moved after 12 years spent in the big city of Milan to a small countryside village close to the lake Maggiore called Castelletto Ticino. He left school at 17 to start his working life as a junior carpenter and after a while he decided to take a gap year in London. In the English capital he used to work in many different places while studying English in the London West Collage. Now he is living in Italy, close to Bergamo where he works for a rental car company. Andrea’s photograph “You’ve Got Mail”, in the category of Still Life Photography scored a moderate 67.5 (Value 13, Clarity 12.5, Composition 17.5, 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 9.79 from social media (Organic Share 3.26, Total Share 4.22, Organic Reach/View 2.31, and Comments 0), and in total 77.29, the second highest score in this competition for the 90th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 90th Month, 2nd Place.

You've Got Mail, by Andrea Migliari

You’ve Got Mail, by Andrea Migliari

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 90th Month

Black-throated Forktail, 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 “Black-throated Forktail”, in the category of Widlife Photography scored a moderate 68 (Value 12, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, 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 7.7 from social media (Organic Share 2.84, Total Share 3.53, Organic Reach/View 1.33, and Comments 0), and in total 75.7, the third highest score in this competition for the 90th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 90th Month, 3rd Place.

Black-throated Forktail, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Black-throated Forktail, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

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