GuruShots: Winning images from the Your Magazine Shot photo competition

GuruShots - Your Magazine Shot
(Image credit: Tamás Faller - Hungary)

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. 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 Your Magazine Shot Challenge, we gave you the opportunity to showcase your most visually stunning and magazine-worthy images, and let your creative brilliance be recognised. Emotionally impactful photos tend to tell the most compelling stories, and getting published in a magazine allows photographers to share their technical knowledge, creativity, and unique vision with a wider audience.

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 Practical Photoshop 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: Ilan Horn - Israel)

Top Photo (Image credit: Kimmy - United States)

Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: Andrew Breur - United Kingdom)

#4 (Image credit: Jens Weber - Germany)

#5 (Image credit: Cindy Radmacher - Canada)

#6 (Image credit: Will - United States)

#7 (Image credit: Luis Alberto Rios - Mexico)

#8 (Image credit: Kai T Stoeyva - Norway)

#9 (Image credit: Maggie - Portugal)

#10 (Image credit: Bruce NI - China)

#11 (Image credit: Yana Raaga - Latvia)

#12 (Image credit: Ajit Deokar - United States)

#13 (Image credit: Igor Mavric - Slovenia)

#14 (Image credit: Add Dee - United States)

#15 (Image credit: Lance Meredith - United States)

#16 (Image credit: Gabriela Rosu - Canada)

#17 (Image credit: T R Moore - United States)

#18 (Image credit: Xan White - Switzerland)

#19 (Image credit: Tegan Marie - United States)

#20 (Image credit: Wesley Klijnstra - Netherlands)

#21 (Image credit: Melissa Tanfield - United States)

#22 (Image credit: Tamás Faller - Hungary)

#23 (Image credit: Agne Jotautiene - Lithuania)

Here are the remaining images from the top entries in GuruShots' Your Magazine Shot 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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