GuruShots: Winning photos from the Perfectly Photogenic competition

GuruShots - Perfectly Photogenic
(Image credit: Sage Shirley - United States)

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. 

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. 

With the Perfectly Photogenic Challenge, we asked you to explore the realm of visual appeal for a chance to have your shots published in a world-class magazine! Everyone and everything has the ability to be photogenic; to enhance the ‘attractiveness’ of your subject matter, you needed to pay close attention to angles, lighting, and most importantly – to keep things natural.

The winning images didn't disappoint, and we enjoyed seeing the incredibly diverse portraits of all ages. We recommend scrolling through the images to see how all the top photographers interpreted the brief.

The 20 highest ranked images will be published in Digital Photographer 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: You wish you were a Rabbit - United States)

Top Photo (Image credit: Anca - Romania)

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

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

#5 (Image credit: Andrew Scott - United States)

#6 (Image credit: Denilson Vasconcelos - Brazil)

#7 (Image credit: Lisette Slagter - Netherlands)

#8 (Image credit: Gabriel Fox - Brazil)

#9 (Image credit: Marcos Bilate - Brazil)

#10 (Image credit: Batya Trokman - Israel)

#11 (Image credit: NG - United States)

#12 (Image credit: Alain Rochecouste - Ireland)

#13 (Image credit: Dúddi Photo Art - Iceland)

#14 (Image credit: Mara Vevere - Spain)

#15 (Image credit: Sage Shirley - United States)

#16 (Image credit: Yana Raaga - Latvia)

#17 (Image credit: Carmen Watkins - Romania)

#18 (Image credit: Ryan Carter Media - United States)

#19 (Image credit: Fernando Mendes Junior Pimentel - Brazil)

#20 (Image credit: Tamar Alazraki - Israel)

#21 (Image credit: Tracy Vargas - United States)

#22 (Image credit: Daiva RA - Lithuania)

#23  (Image credit: Paul Fox - United Kingdom)

Here are the remaining images from the top entries in GuruShots' Perfectly Photogenic contest – click on the arrows to scroll through the full gallery.

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

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