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Photo Contest By Phlearn: Three Or More Subjects

Category: Contest, Video
May 20

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This Week’s Photo Contest: Three Or More Subjects

Hey, it’s another photo contest. Time to round some people up for photos! This week’s contest theme is three or more subjects. This is a great challenge for both posing and lighting, and a great way to tell a story. You can also get a lot more interaction and interest out of a photo with three subjects. Submissions are open through Memorial Day Monday at midnight, CST. Winners will receive a free PRO Tutorial of their choice! Contact us to receive your prize.

Hard Light Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to our winners from last week’s contest! We pick more every week because you guys just keep getting better and better!

Grand Prize Winner

Our grand prize winner is Jake Hicks Photography for this amazing back-lit portrait. Jake wins a free Messenger 100 Bag from our friends at Lowepro!

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Contest Guidelines:

How to Enter
Simply add your image to a comment below. Please only submit one image each week. You're submitting images to be edited, so don't do too much Photoshop beforehand. We want to teach not just how, but why edits are being made.

How to Win
The person who best exemplifies the contest theme will be the winner. If two entries are close, the amount of likes, comments, and a great description will be the deciding factor. Winners are chosen by the Phlearn team.

By submitting images, you give Phlearn LLC the right to digitally alter your image and display on, and use your image and any resulting derivatives to promote We reserve the right to change the rules whenever we want.

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  • Alfredo Javier


  • Rajiv Samaroo

    pic of me and my cousins on a fishing boat, taken with sony nex c3, 50mm f1.8

  • Shannon Bruns

    “Finally He Sleeps.” Let’s see if this counts for three subjects: Red light, bear, creepy guy in mask.

  • Jandrie Lombard

    Contest Entry – Zombie

  • Jukka Alasaari

    Hello, here’s my entry :)

  • Jacob Smith

    Self portrait taken on a solo backpacking trip.

  • Adam Jones

    Common Society

  • Robert Buchanan

    This was taken as part of a shoot for aerialists. These ladies do amazing things on silks, trapeze, and lyra. Hope you like!

  • Amy Andress

    “Revenge of Snow White”

  • Guest
  • Amy Andress
  • Damian Siqueiros

    Editorial shooting at The Fine Arts Museum of Montreal.

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Random Tips

Want to shoot on a micro level but don’t think you have a lens for it? Take a wide angle lens 18mm or so and hold it to your camera backwards, get close to the subject and control focus with your distance. You will have no aperture control so work exposure with ISO and shutter, but you will be now shooting with a micro scope!