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Become a Top VotoArt Contest Photographer

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Plants & Natural Objects Weekly Contest Competitor
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by César Álvarez
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Thanks to all your great photos, there are 224 photos competing for awards and VotoArt credits in this week’s weekly photography contests, and there are already over 100 qualified for next week. Bigger contests bring more site visitors, bigger prize pools and more exposure, particularly for top photos and photographers. In fact, our contest leaderboard and overall top photographer pages are viewed thousands of times each month.

How Can I Gain More Exposure?

  1. Vote – Simple. With bigger contests, we need quality photographers determining the winners, and active voters are rewarded with position points, which are used to rank top photographers.
  2. Enter Cash Contests – Not only can you potentially win $600 with a single photo, but WonUp Cash Contest champions are some of the most prominently featured photos on and off the VotoArt website. We regularly feature WonUp Cash Contest Champions on social networks. WonUp photos that are defeated have a chance to compete in the Weekly Cash Contest, where they can win VotoArt credits. Lastly, work your way up the top photography leaderboard more quickly, because cash contests award more position points.
  3. Become a Pro Photographer – With our annual gold pro plan, you get 10 credits per month for 12 months (that’s 120 total VotoArt credits), so you can consistently compete for more position points in cash contests. Additionally, all your photos automatically qualify for weekly contests, with a perfect score, and qualifying scores are used as tie-breakers in weekly contests. See where you can improve by studying your full win/loss history of each voting criterion against each opposing photo! Lastly, gold pro photographers earn 3x the position points for all activities that award position points!

Quick Tips for Award Winning Landscape Photography

Phil Koch is a fine art photographer who has won numerous awards and over $350 with his landscape photos on VotoArt. This blog post features some of his excellent work and gives a few tips of where to start and what to consider if you want to be a successful landscape photographer. To see more of Phil Koch’s photography, visit Phil Koch Fine Art Photography Portfolio

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Photo by Phil Koch

Shooting at Dawn

Shooting during the Golden hours is known for producing award winning landscape photos and dawn is one of the Golden hours. At first the light of dawn is a cool blue then just before the sun starts to rise the light is flat and almost colorless. As the sun breaks the horizon the magic starts to happen. The landscape is bathed in beautiful hues of red and orange illuminating everything it touches with its glorious rays. Unless you are naturally a morning person, trying to capture this beauty may mean work and persistence. You must be willing to head out in the gloom when there are lots of reasons for staying in bed at 3am knowing that there is a risk of it being cloudy and cold. Some landscape views may only work well at certain times of the year, depending on the position of the sun. You can determine where this will be by using a sun compass or an app that shows you where the sun will rise each day.

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