GuruShots: Winning images from the Captivating Architecture photo contest

GuruShots - Captivating Architecture
(Image credit: Gisela Nunes - Portugal)

One of the greatest photo games you will ever play,  GuruShots is a super fun and competitive online platform (and app) that provides photographers with not only a place to showcase their images, but a chance to gain unmatched global exposure for their work and bag themselves some prizes and bragging rights in the process. 

There's no harm in a little friendly competition, and Gurushots will allow you to compete in epic challenges and daily battles against millions of photographers worldwide, and you can even become part of a team, too, and take on other groups together while sharing skills and connecting with other photographers. 

The idea of the game is to gradually increase your ranking from a Newbie to a Master, and then finally achieve the ultimate status of becoming a Guru. There are opportunities for your work to be exhibited in a physical gallery, published in magazines, and of course - be featured here on Digital Camera World too. 

With the latest Captivating Architecture Challenge, we wanted you to Step into a world where buildings tell tales, and submit your most captivating shots where every curve and corner holds the secrets of human craftsmanship and innovation. Whether you choose to capture towering skyscrapers, a bustling metropolis, a quiet local village, or ancient ruins, the subject matter is entirely in your hands.

It's really interesting to see how other photographers might interpret a photo theme differently from you. The idea of the timed challenges is to enter images that not only fit the brief but are also unique and might give you enough of an edge to earn a Guru Pick from the creator of the challenge, as well as votes from other players.

Winners can be in with the chance to receive prizes from GuruShots' sponsors such as Adorama, Kodak, Lowepro, and Lensbaby. The highest-ranked images from this challenge will be published in Digital Camera Magazine, and we're pleased to showcase these images below, along with the rest of the top-featured photographs in the following gallery. Also, check out GuruShots’ newest app AI Art Master to compete against others with your own AI-generated images.

Top Photographer (Image credit: Erik Enrico Ersson - Sweden)

Top Photo (Image credit: Gisela Nunes - Portugal)

Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: Sascha Lafleur - Germany)

#4 (Image credit: Maggie - Portugal)

#5 (Image credit: Feu - France)

#6 (Image credit: Izabella Hamar - Croatia)

#7 (Image credit: Zůza Kosejková - Czechia)

#8 (Image credit: Maria Fremming - Denmark)

#9 (Image credit: Marc Ollivier - Luxembourg)

#10 (Image credit: Danielle Stange - France)

#11 (Image credit: Viktor Borsós - Hungary)

#12 (Image credit: Kevin Cros - France)

#13 (Image credit: Marketa Zvelebil - France)

#14 (Image credit: Florenc Elezi - United States)

#15 (Image credit: Michael Gordon - Israel)

#16 (Image credit: Buffan Walter - Sweden)

#17 (Image credit: Zsuzsa Tothne Prekub - Hungary)

#18 (Image credit: Chris Walmsley - United Kingdom)

#19 (Image credit: Nate Riggins - United States)

#20 (Image credit: Josh Stevenson - Canada)

#21 (Image credit: Stephanie Vaughan - United States)

#22 (Image credit: Nicholas Wong - United States)

#23 (Image credit: Mia Kumlin - Sweden)

Here are the remaining images from the top entries in GuruShots' Captivating Architecture contest – click on the arrows to scroll through the full gallery of entries.

To find out more about GuruShots, and to sign up and take part in the next exciting challenge, visit

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