Dear Streethunters.net Readers,
The third Monthly Theme Contest photos for 2017 have been submitted and we have made our choices. Please keep in mind that the process of choosing a photo from the March 2017 Street Photography Contest Submissions was quite hard!
But let’s take a look at all the photos that were submitted and accepted in this Monthly Theme Contest.
ATTENTION: Photos that didn’t meet the Theme criteria have been disqualified by the editors. Please make sure to read the requirements carefully before submitting an image.
At this moment I would like to thank each and every participant for submitting their photograph. We have a great collection of photos with “Flash Street Photography” to show you! This time we had 28 valid submissions which can all be seen below.
The March 2017 Street Photography Contest Submissions
*All images that were not sent in at the correct size, have been resized. This might affect the quality of entries that were sent in very small sizes.
The March 2017 Street Photography Contest nominees
Every month each one of us Streethunters.net editors picks one photo as a nominee. Here are the photos we chose and the reasons why:
“Another Monthly Theme Contest and another tough decision. I know I’ve seen this shot before and I thought it was superbad then. Now that I see it again, I think it’s just as cool as when I first saw it. Shooting people in costume has become kind of old hat, so either the costume/outfit itself has to be over the top or the way they’re shot has to be done in a pretty special fashion. This gem has both. The person looks like a pretty twisted Mardi Gras or Carnival attendee and those freaky contact lenses are downright sick when coupled with their makeup and facial expression! The excellent use of flash and the surrealistic edge almost make this image look like something out of a Hunter S Thompson hallucination. The proximity makes this shot even more effective. Great mix of creepy and cool delivered by this flash gunner! “
“Flash street photography is probably one of favourite styles of street photography, as it infuses a shot with so much drama. What I particularly love about this particular photo though is how unusual it is. The photographer hasn’t grabbed a shot of a person in the street and illuminated them with a flash – they’ve gone a step further. The photographer has thrown themselves right into the scene (nice and close – always a good sign!), captured a moment of great drama and action, AND given it extra oomph with the flash! I really like how the flash work has made our boxer stand out from the crowd, and the way the harsh light really emphasises his fierce contorted expression. And then we have the surreal assortment of onlookers dotted all around the frame adding extra interest to the scene, and that gritty toilet block with its illuminated sign and weird signs and shapes on the roof. It’s all going on in this photo, and it all rocks!”
“I find that the photographer has played nicely with the flash in this photograph and has creatively created a very smart image that is at the same time minimal, with very few distractions and very nicely composed. The final result is surreal, showing a man with a face made of a bright light, looking in the direction of the viewer. Really cool! In addition to the above comments I have made, I would also like to say that I find the colour palette of the picture very pleasing and the textures on the train cart and window add to the small details that make this image feel so top class. In my opinion, this is a stunning pic.”
The winner will win the Feature Interview on the Streethunters.net website and more!
The photograph that wins the Monthly Theme Contest will receive the following prizes:
- The winning photo will be featured on our website in the respective “Announcing the winner” post and will also be featured for 1 month as our cover photo on our Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus pages.
- The Street Photographer that shot the winning photo will be interviewed by our Editorial team and his/her work will be featured on our website and on our Youtube channel.
- At the end of the year we will upload a video presentation of all the winning photos along with narrations by the winners themselves, explaining the story behind their photograph.
Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!