GuruShots: Winning images from the latest Visual Storytelling photo challenge

GuruShots - Visual Storytelling
(Image credit: Roberto Valdes - Cuba)

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 Visual Storytelling Challenge, we wanted you to weave a compelling narrative with your most captivating and meaningful shots. Storytelling in photography can be a tricky thing to master - but commonly involves capturing the essence of a moment, a feeling, or a place. 

It's really interesting to see how other photographers might interpret a photo theme differently to you, and 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 NPhoto Magazine, and we're pleased to showcase these images below, along with the rest of the top-featured photographs in the gallery that follows.

Top Photographer (Image credit: Emmanuel Fazembat - France)

Top Photo (Image credit: Ilan Horn - Israel)

Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: Kathy - United States)

#4 (Image credit: Ginger Hodnett - United Kingdom)

#5 (Image credit: Bambi Bibi - Germany)

#6 (Image credit: Roberto Valdes - Cuba)

#7 (Image credit: Ramya Roy - India)

#8 (Image credit: Lee Gunderson - Canada)

#9 (Image credit: Gaby Burtin - France)

#10 (Image credit: Gz - Georgia)

#11 (Image credit: Shane Lockhart - United States)

#12 (Image credit: Gwen Carr - United States)

#13 (Image credit: Ali Ann - Canada)

#14 (Image credit: Darius Cosmin - Romania)

#15 (Image credit: Miguel - Germany)

#16 (Image credit: Marius Forgaciu - Romania)

#17 (Image credit: Radek Matouš - Czechia)

#18 (Image credit: Yima Jahiel Medrano - Mexico)

#19 (Image credit: Danielle Penn - United States)

#20 (Image credit: Luc Bussieres - Canada)

#21 (Image credit: Kimber Lights - Canada)

#22 (Image credit: Mindy McCabe - United States)

#23 (Image credit: Pierre Lagarde - France)

Here are the remaining images from the top entries in GuruShots' Visual Storytelling 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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