The Shoot & Share Photo Contest is the world’s only completely free and fair photo contest. Anyone can enter up to 50 photos in 25 categories. This year over 332,768 photos were entered in 25 different categories, and over 104,378 people voted from 141 different countries! Over 60 MILLION votes were cast! AND the Shoot and Share contest results are here!!! Here are some more stats from the 2017 contest:
Throughout the contest I would text with one of my close friends whenever I caught wind that a photo was still in the contest. Sometimes I would go days without hearing anything or seeing any of my photos – but then I would receive an email that a photo was still in the running! I think even more fun was seeing photos I recognized as my friends’! It was so much fun supporting those I know and discovering new talent as well.
The day that complete contest results were released, the Shoot and Share website was running at a snail’s pace. I knew I had at least one photo in the top 100 but that was about it.
Anyway, after weeks of waiting, I’ve finally had time to sit down and log in to view all the results. I am sure you are wondering… Did I win? No. But was I proud with this result? Yes.
I think what I am most excited about is the massive amount of growth that I feel I’ve endured over the past year. I’ve learned how to use my gear better, I’ve further developed my style. I’ve learned how to better communicate with couples to make them feel confident in front of the camera, which absolutely affects how their images turn out. I’ve sharpened my pencil and know what light I love to work with and how to find it.
I am so excited to see what 2017 will bring.