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Announcing the Winner of the Story Behind the Photo Contest

Congratulations to Anabela Sequeira, the winner of September's Story Behind the Photo contest!


To see all the entries paired with their stories, click through this slideshow. There were many great entries!


The October contest is now open for entries. Enter your 2 favorite photos of Creatures for a chance to win some great prizes!


Story Behind the Photo Contest Winner, member vote
Prize: $250 Amazon.com gift card

"Silent World of Majority"
Photographer: Anabela Sequeira

The Story:

This photo was taken in a beach where these workers toiled around the clock to provide the raw materials that allow others to lead a more comfortable life. In this case working for a luxury resort under construction.

This is the sad way how big companies systematically accumulate capital through the organised exploitation of labour. That's the most dramatic silent world of people, in cheap labour countries forced to work for subsistence wages.

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.—Mahatma Gandhi

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Announcing the Winners of the Mobile Photography Contest

Congratulations to the winners of August's Mobile Photography Contest!

The September "Story Behind the Photo" contest is now open. Enter here!


Mobile Photography Contest Winners

Winner, member vote
Prize: Lensbaby LM-10 for Mobile
Photographer: henri njuma


Winner, guest judge Alexandra Klasinski from Photojojo.com 
Prize: $300 gift certificate to Photojojo.com
Photographer: Stanislav Khatsevich
"Summer time"

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Announcing the Winners of the Travel & Adventure Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the July Travel & Adventure Photo Contest!

Our August contest is now open. Click here to enter the Mobile Photography Contest!


Travel & Adventure Contest Winners

Winner, member vote
Prize: Blue Fujifilm FinePix XP70 Action Camera courtesy of Newegg.com
Photographer: Scott Tyrell


Winner, guest judge Alexandra Klasinski from Photojojo.com 
Prize: DryZone Duffle from Photojojo.com
Photographer: Dani Heller


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Announcing the Winners of the Hero Contest

I'm so late this month! Here are our fantastic winners of the Hero Contest last month.  The July contest (Travel & Adventure) is now also live. 

Hero Contest Winners

First Place, member vote
Prize: Lensbaby Circular Fisheye Lens
Photographer: Michael Sulka
"Ola & Bartek" 

Second Place, member vote
Prize: Think Tank Retrospective 30 Shoulder Bag
Photographer: John Hill
"Near Drowning Victim"


Third Place, member voting
Prize: Dodge & Burn T-shirt
Photographer: Timo Hartikainen
"railway station"


Congrats to the winners! 

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Best Gear - YOUR Opinion

Hello! We'd like to give a little recognition to some of the gear that photo.net members truly love. This will help our readers--and more importantly--our fellow members who are in the process of deciding on what gear to purchase. If you answer the questions in the widget below (and it shouldn't take more than a minute of your time), you'll be helping your fellow photographers out and you'll also be entered to win two great prizes. 

We look forward to announcing the choices and giving awards to the best of the best -- chosen completely by you! 

NOTE: Please be specific.  Example, you may love a 50mm f/1.4, but we need to know the brand and any other details (G, D, EF, etc.).  Furthermore, as a good suggestion from a devoted reader (that I took for granted), make sure it is equipment that you've used and respect rather than have on your wish list and haven't yet used.  Thank you!!

Thank you!

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