GuruShots: Winning images from The Power of Minimalism photo competition

GuruShots - The Power of Minimalism
(Image credit: Agata Górska - Poland)

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 The Power of Minimalism Challenge, we wanted you to focus on the essence of simplicity. Minimalism is all about keeping things simple, and this captivating photography challenge encourages you to enter the realm of elegance. Whether that's by choosing a single object, working with negative space, or making use of clean lines and geometric shapes to let your creative vision flourish.

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 Photography Week magazine, and we're pleased to showcase these images below, along with the rest of the top-featured photographs in the gallery that follows. Also, check out GuruShots’ newest app AI Art Master to compete against others with your own AI-generated images.

Top Photographer (Image credit: Micha Mettier - Switzerland)

Top Photo (Image credit: Sarcastic Mg - Austria)

Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: Jindra Hrnčířová - Czechia)

#4 (Image credit: Masood Aslami - Germany)

#5 (Image credit: Jens Weber - Germany)

#6 (Image credit: Salvijs Bilinskis - Latvia)

#7 (Image credit: Buonarroti - Switzerland)

#8 (Image credit: Jacques Bertrand - Canada)

#9 (Image credit: Bachar Alnaser - Sweden)

#10 (Image credit: Agata Górska - Poland)

#11 (Image credit: Trevor Preston - United States)

#12 (Image credit: Douglas Krammer - United States)

#13 (Image credit: Christine Hasapes - United States)

#14 (Image credit: Flavia Fischer - Switzerland)

#15 (Image credit: Norma George - Great Britain (UK))

#16 (Image credit: Roy Egloff - Switzerland)

#17 (Image credit: Bryony Herrod-Taylor - United Kingdom)

#18 (Image credit: Gabriel Riveros Vilches - Sweden)

#19 (Image credit: Luca Sharabidze - United States)

#20 (Image credit: Radek Matouš - Czechia)

#21 (Image credit: Debbie Squier-Bernst - Canada)

#22 (Image credit: Karen Moore - United Kingdom)

#23 (Image credit: Angelica Papaioannou - Greece)

Here are the remaining images from the top entries in GuruShots' The Power of Minimalism 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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