2016 Shoot and Share Contest

HOLY SHIT

Y’all I’m a FINALIST and I have TWO photos in the TOP 100 of their category!!!

AHHHHHH!!!!!

SO MUCH SCREAMING!!!

For those of you who have NO idea what contest this is here is a snipped from their website:

“Totally Free – Enter up to 50 photos in 25 categories. View the photos randomly and vote for your favorites. No one knows who took the photos, but everyone votes for the winners. Most votes wins.”

 

I first joined the Shoot and Share community on Facebook Last year around the time the 2015 contest was in it’s voting stage. Voting was SO much fun! Everyone’s work was fantastic and inspiring!

 

Okay so here’s the breakdown for the 2016 contest:

  • 225,207 photos were submitted in the contest within 25 categories
  • I submitted 50 photos, most being in the Personal Work category (26 photos)
  • There was 10 rounds of voting, with photos being eliminated each round
  • 11 of my photos made it to the top 30% overall
  • 7 of my photos made it to the top 20% overall
  • 4 of my photos made it to the top 10% overall
  • 3 of my photos made it to the top 3.5% overall (Finalist)
  • 2 of my photos made it in the top 100 of their category

This was made by a member of the Shoot and Share Team

 

This was my first year entering the contest and to be voted amongst all the other wonderful photographers out there with absolutely outstanding work is a complete honor!

 

So here is how I did:

 

My furballs Holi & Bueller made it to the Top 100 in the Phone Photography category and placed 86th out of 3,307 photos.

Holi_and_Bueller_001

 

My photo of Sydney and Rebecca on lyra made it to the Top 100 in the Personal work category and placed 95th out of 6,139 photos.

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_001

 

Sydney’s pointe on wire made it to the Top 3.5% of all photos and placed 197th out of 6,139 photos in the Personal Work category.

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Katie on Russian bar made the Top 10% of all photos and placed 345th out of 6,139 photos in the Personal Work category.

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_004

 

Rileigh and Chyna during hand balancing made the Top 20% of all photos and placed 692nd out of 6,139 photos in the Personal Work category.

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_012

 

Hana mid-swing during flying trapeze made the Top 20% of all photos and placed 897th out of 6,139 photos in the Personal Work category.

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Rima on Mexican cloudswing made the Top 20% of all photos and placed 1,038th out of 6,139 photos in the Personal Work category.

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Another of Rima on Mexican cloudswing made the Top 30% of all photos and placed 1,311th out of 6,139 photos in the Personal Work category.

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Another of Katie on Russian bar made the Top 30% of all photos and placed 1,667th out of 6,139 photos in the Personal Work category.

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Bueller’s nose (plus freckles hehe) made the Top 30% of all photos and placed 804th out of 3,307 photos in the Phone Photography category. I used a macro phone lens (thanks Jillian!)

Bueller_macro_nose

 

Andrew’s first glimpse of his lovely wife, Rebecca, as she came down the aisle (ALL the feels) made the Top 30% of all photos and placed 1,705th out of 7,918 photos in the Emotions & Excitement category.

Tallahassee_Wedding_Photography_002

 

 

That’s it for placements! Here are the rest of the photos I submitted 🙂

 

In the Personal Work category:

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Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_023

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_022

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_021

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_020

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_019

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_018

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_017

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_014

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_013

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_011

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_010

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_009

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_008

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_007

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_006

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_003

Tallahassee_Circus_Photography_002

 

 

 

In the People Portraits category:

Tallahassee_Portrait_Photographer_001

 

 

 

In the Details: All Dressed Up category:

Tallahassee_Wedding_Photography_007

Tallahassee_Wedding_Photography_001

 

 

 

In the Emotion & Excitement category:

Tallahassee_Wedding_Photography_008

 

 

 

In the Engagement category:

Tallahassee_Engagement_Photography_001

South_Floirda_Engagement_Photography_001

South_Floirda_Engagement_Photography_002

 

 

 

In the Details: Ring Shot category:

Tallahassee_Wedding_Photography_005

Tallahassee_Wedding_Photography_006

Tallahassee_Engagement_Photographer_003

Tallahassee_Engagement_Photographer_004

 

 

 

In the That Just Happened category:

Tallahassee_Wedding_Photography_003

 

 

 

In the Just The Groom category:

Tallahassee_Wedding_Photography_004

 

 

 

In the Pets/Animals category:

Bueller_Cat_Photography_001

St_Pete_Photography_Grasshopper

 

 

 

And in the Phone Photography category:

FSU_Circus_Tent_iPhone_001

Skylight_001

balck_and_white_macro_knuckles_001

 

Thank you to the Shoot & Share team who created this contest and for everyone who voted and liked my images! You all rock!

 

**The badges on the photos and the table explaining the placements were made by the Shoot & Share Team**