GuruShots: winning photographs from the Meaningful Portraits contest

GuruShots: winning photographs from the Meaningful Portraits contest
#34 (Image credit: Piotr Drezinski - Poland)

Billed as the world's greatest photo game, GuruShots 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. 

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 'Meaningful Portraits' challenge tasked members with sharing their most impactful and hypnotizing portraits, which show people in special or honest moments that express who they are. The winners, and a selection of commended images, were published in Digital Camera magazine, and we're pleased to share the top 500 photographs here.

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

Top Photographer (Image credit: Ron Conigliaro - United States)

Top Photo (Image credit: Andre Miranda - Brazil)

Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: inlovewithdotdotdot - Hong Kong)

#5 (Image credit: Click_Emotions - Switzerland)

#7 (Image credit: Richard Boose - Canada)

#41 (Image credit: Rodrigo Izquierdo - Chile)

#49 (Image credit: Hitendra Barse - India)

#171 (Image credit: Ken Webb - United States)

#172 (Image credit: Uzo Udu - United States)

Here are the top 500 images from GuruShots' 'Meaningful Portraits' challenge, including the Top Photographer, Top Photo and Guru's Top Pick. Click on the arrows to scroll through the gallery of images!

Top shots: 1-100

Top shots: 101-200