Photo of the Month | 91st Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 91st Month

Sharing an Umbrella, by Siew Bee Lim
Born in 1965 in Singapore, photography was one of the old hobbies of Siew Bee Lim. Now she would like to learn it formally via Light & Composition platform as she believes it’s not too late. Siew’s photograph “Sharing an Umbrella” awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Minimalistic Photography, as it scored a moderate 69.5 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18.5, Style 13, 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 11.44 from social media (Organic Share 3.96, Total Share 4.74, Organic Reach/View 2.74, and Comments 0), and in total 80.94, the highest score in this competition for the 91st Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 91st Month, 1st Place.

Sharing an Umbrella, by Siew Bee Lim

Sharing an Umbrella, by Siew Bee Lim

Prize:
We will publish a special interview with Siew Bee Lim in the Exclusive Interview section on our website. Based on the social media responses and comments, awarded photographs received on the 91st 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, 91st 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 | 91st Month

Looking into the Vastness, by Dipanjan Mitra
Being a software professional since 1999, Dipanjan Mitra always had an intense desire to travel across the Indian terrains. It was long inhibited till 2006 when his journey began with a small digital camera in the state of Karnataka. The world of photography really got him going when he moved on to a relatively higher end digital camera in the form of Canon S5 IS which he had used for around 2 years, trying to learn the magic of shutter and aperture until the real journey began with a Rebel T1i in May 2010. Dipanjan’s photograph “Looking into the Vastness”, in the category of Travel Photography scored a moderate 67.5 (Value 12, Clarity 12, 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 11.25 from social media (Organic Share 3.34, Total Share 5, Organic Reach/View 2.91, and Comments 0), and in total 78.75, the second highest score in this competition for the 91st Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 91st Month, 2nd Place.

Looking into the Vastness, by Dipanjan Mitra

Looking into the Vastness, by Dipanjan Mitra

Seoul Lights, by Dimitrios Zavos
Dimitrios Zavos is an independent, freelance travel and wildlife photographer and writer. Born on the beautiful Greek island of Samos, Dimitrios moved to Athens when he was just two years old. After spending his childhood and teeange years in Athens, he moved to the United Kingdom in 2007. Dimitrios is currently based in Farnborough, England. Dimitrios’s photograph “Seoul Lights”, in the category of Night Photography scored a moderate 68 (Value 13, Clarity 12, 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 10.66 from social media (Organic Share 2.46, Total Share 4.2, Organic Reach/View 1.2, and Comments 2.8), and in total 78.66, the third highest score in this competition for the 91st Month. This photograph is also the winner of Photograph of the Month – 91st Month, 2nd Place as their scores are so close.

Seoul Lights, by Dimitrios Zavos

Seoul Lights, by Dimitrios Zavos

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 91st Month

Seeking the Warmth, by Abdellah Azizi
Born in Ouarzazate in 1987, Abdellah Azizi is a passionate photographer from Morocco, who loves to photograph South Moroccan landscapes, people, folklorists’ bands, and the life of the rich part of Africa. After finishing high school, Abdellah applied for the Institute specialized for film industry, where he studied for two years on techniques of lighting, and griping. Then he moved to Casablanca to study camera work, and audio-visual post production for a year. He started to work as camera an assistant, lighting technician, and also worked for a local e-magazine, as videographer. Abdellah’s photograph “Seeking the Warmth”, in the category of Travel Photography scored a moderate 68 (Value 13, Clarity 12, 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 8.37 from social media (Organic Share 2.45, Total Share 3.99, Organic Reach/View 1.93, and Comments 0), and in total 76.37, the forth highest score in this competition for the 91st Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 91st Month, 3rd Place.

Seeking the Warmth, by Abdellah Azizi

Seeking the Warmth, by Abdellah Azizi

Blue Hour, by Jens Hieke
Jens Hieke was born in 1967 and lives in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Though he was a graduate librarian, but working for a broadcaster for some time. He was always fascinated by the unlimited diversity of the world, and only a few years ago he discovered photography as a wonderful possibility to capture the transient, constantly changing beauty of humans, animals and things. Actually a man of words, the passion for photography is more than an addition to his other love, the literature. He had previously photographed with the Samsung NV24HD, but currently the Canon EOS 500D is his catcher. Hieke’s photograph “Blue Hour”, in the category of Color Photography scored a moderate 67 (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 9.36 from social media (Organic Share 3.18, Total Share 4.06, Organic Reach/View 2.12, and Comments 0), and in total 76.36, the fifth highest score in this competition for the 91st Month. This photograph is also the winner of Photograph of the Month – 91st Month, 3rd Place as their scores are so close.

Blue Hour, by Jens Hieke

Blue Hour, by Jens Hieke

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