Billed as the world's greatest photo game, GuruShots (opens in new tab) is an online platform that provides a fun, structured way to showcase your images while gaining global exposure for your work.
By competing in epic challenges against millions of photographers, you can get instant feedback from over three billion monthly votes and increase your ranking from Newbie to achieve the ultimate status (and bragging rights) of Guru.
GuruShots' challenges are voted on by the platform's Gurus and the wider community, and there’s a fresh challenge every day. Winners can receive prizes from GuruShots' sponsors such as Adorama, Kodak, Lowepro and Lensbaby.
The 'Feeling Photogenic' contest challenged the GuruShots community to submit their best images of people. Creative use of color creates fantastic portraiture, as evidenced by the fine art palette employed by Witold Steblik (06), the complementary colors of Irena Říhová (11) and the awesome autumnal hues used by Robert Żełaniec (13).
Child portraits were well represented, with wonderful shots by Pavlína Rolincová (08) and Slytherpuff Christy on Break (23), while João Fernandes (07) made excellent use of the scenery to create a framing device, and Blan Hammargren (01) took advantage of stunningly shallow depth of field.
The 20 highest ranked images were published in Photography Week (opens in new tab), and we're pleased to showcase these images below, along with the rest of the top 500 featured photographs in the gallery that follows.
Here are the remaining images from the top 500 entries in GuruShots' 'Feeling Photogenic' contest – simply click on the arrows to scroll through the full gallery of photos.
To find out more, and to sign up and take part in the next challenge, visit www.gurushots.com (opens in new tab).