Your Winning Photo in 5 Steps
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Your Winning Photo in 5 Steps

How to win photo contests for amateurs and pros alike
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103 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2017
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Includes:
  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Successfully enter online and gallery photo competitions
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Requirements
  • If you want to learn how to win awards in photo competitions, this course is for you.
  • You need to have an interest in photography
  • It helps to have some photos in front of you as you take the course.
Description

I started entering and winning contests shortly after digital cameras came out. I’ll never forget when my husband, Chris gave me a Canon 2 mega pixel camera with a zoom lens for Christmas. Since we lived in Sunny Santa Barbara, where the weather was always in the high ‘60s, even in the Winter, we rushed out to Butterfly Beach in Montecito, and I photographed 2 kayakers paddling. It was a calm day, so there was a beautiful reflection on the water. I went online and searched “Free Photo Contests” and found one for a spice manufacturer that focused on spices to go on fish. Three months later, I received an email to let me know that I won. I received a gift basket full of their goodies, and I was hooked!


Fast forward to 2017. Since then, I’ve won awards in over 100 contests. You could call me a photo contest junkie. I focus on the free contests and enter as often as my schedule allows.


I mention several tools that I use, and do not receive any affiliate income or other payment for mentioning them. I’m just sharing them with you so that you can have an edge on your next competition.

In this course, I'll give you 5 easy to follow steps so that you can compete successfully in photo competitions.

Who is the target audience?
  • amateur photographers
  • professional photographers
  • digital photographers
  • landscape photographers
  • city photographers
  • artists
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Is this course for you?
2 Lectures 03:42

I started entering and winning contests shortly after digital cameras came out. I’ll never forget when my husband, Chris gave me a Canon 2 mega pixel camera with a zoom lens for Christmas. Since we lived in Sunny Santa Barbara, where the weather was always in the high ‘60s, even in the Winter, we rushed out to Butterfly Beach in Montecito, and I photographed 2 kayakers paddling. It was a calm day, so there was a beautiful reflection on the water. I went online and searched “Free Photo Contests” and found one for a spice manufacturer that focused on spices to go on fish. Three months later, I received an email to let me know that I won. I received a gift basket full of their goodies, and I was hooked!


Fast forward to 2017. Since then, I’ve won awards in over 100 contests. You could call me a photo contest junkie. I focus on the free contests and enter as often as my schedule allows.


I mention several tools that I use, and do not receive any affiliate income or other payment for mentioning them. I’m just sharing them with you so that you can have an edge on your next competition.

In this course, I'll give you 5 easy to follow steps so that you can compete successfully in photo competitions.

Preview 02:19

In this section, I will briefly touch on the course contents.

Preview 01:23
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The Rules of Success
8 Lectures 28:20

Rule #1. Take your camera everywhere, because you never know where the award winning photo will be. It may be as complex as a spectacular sunset or as simple as a lampshade, but you will miss the shot if your camera is at home and you are out.

Preview 05:15

In this section, I will touch on the rule of thirds and other important composition elements for winning photos.


Preview 03:26

What is the theme and how does it fit in with your image?

Preview 03:10

More important tips on how to ensure that your image matches the contest theme.

Preview 03:00

It sounds so simple, but you need to follow the rules. In this lecture, I talk about the most common rules in contests.

Preview 04:42

If you know who your sponsors are, you can take photos that maximize the exposure of those sponsors. In this lecture, I'll talk about certain types of competitions that offer cash prizes for product placement.

Know who the sponsors are
02:10

This concluding lecture will give you final tips to help you win awards in photo contests. I hope to see your entry on the next contest!

Final Tips
02:19

This is so critical so I'm giving a quick quiz to ensure you understand the value of catering to the sponsors of the competition.

Sponsors
1 question

In this lecture, you look over my shoulder at my 3 favorite websites to find photo contests: Photo Contest Insider, Pixoto and ViewBug. As a compulsive photo contest participant, I focus most of my efforts on ViewBug.

Over the shoulder viewing of Photo Contest Insider, Pixoto and ViewBug
04:18
About the Instructor
Mary Monique Littlejohn
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876 Students
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Monique Littlejohn is an accomplished jewelry designer, photographer, and nonprofit professional who now spends her time in South Australia.  

Jewelry Design: Monique has been designing and selling jewelry for 30 years. Her specialty is wire wrapping and she enjoys teaching others this unique art.

She is also an accomplished photographer who has won over 100 awards through Pixoto, Viewbug, and local competitions.

Her nonprofit leadership career has spanned several different areas including the arts, medical research, youth, and seniors.