Environmental portraits contest is open

Rebecca Greig

Our latest competition in association with Photocrowd and MindShift Gear has opened for entries


In our newest competition in association with Photocrowd we are challenging you to submit your best environmental portraits. Environmental portraiture draws attention to a subject and their usual environment, and often tells a story about that person’s life and surroundings. It could be a teacher in a classroom, a trader on a market stall, a hairdresser in a salon, a builder on a construction site, a jogger in a park, or just someone at home… the list goes on and on.

Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submissions period has ended. You can see all the images uploaded to a contest, but will need to rate them to see how they’re ranked once the rating period begins. Digital Photographer contests on Photocrowd are judged by an expert. After the submission period closes the expert judge chooses their favourite images and writes some image reviews.

Entries close on 9 January 2017, so submit your imagery now!

Prize details

The expert’s winner, as chosen by Digital Photographer magazine, will win a MindShift Gear rotation180° Horizon 34L backpack worth $259.99 USD.

The expert’s top 3 will be printed in issue 184 of Digital Photographer magazine – one of the UK’s leading photography publications.

The crowd winner will receive a MindShift Gear UltraLight™ Dual 36L backpack (below in black) worth $199.99 USD, and will be printed in Digital Photographer magazine issue 184.

If you need some inspirsation as well as some top tips and advice for taking the best environmental portrait, pick up a copy of Digital Photographer issue 181 now! Our in-depth feature talks you through what makes a good environmental portrait, how to light your scene as well as how to edit your imagery to perfection.

Enter the competition here now!

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