Thanks everybody for the follows, upvotes, comments and wonderful photos from you that that I get to see every day here on Steemit
More and more Steemians are enjoying in the photography contests every day. There is also more engagement as the amount comments has doubled compared last month, while October is not even finished. These are great milestones and show how far we have grown.
I have been getting automated upvotes from several high value users, and combined with the upvotes from the rest of you this enables me to host these contests. Not only do I appreciate every upvote and comment, know that by doing so you also enable me to give more to the community.
To enable and encourage even more Steemians to participate I will be introducing 6 new photography categories. Some are catered towards everyday life, while others are more advanced.
The 6 new categories
Any photo where an animal is the subject, this can be a pet or a wild animal.
Show the world as viewed by a tourist, traveller or explorer. Share great experiences from your travels and inspire other Steemians to go to these places.
The vehicle is the main subject in the photo. Any kind of vehicle you can find, think of a bike, train, car, boat etc
I want to differentiate landscape photography and cityscape photography into two different categories.
Long exposure allows for some really interesting, fascinating and creative photos.
As the name says, an explosion of colours!
I will be introducing 3 different tiers each with a different payout scheme. While doing the smartphone contest and selecting 20 photos I noticed it took me a lot of time, as you can image the number of possible selections grows exponentially when making the selection bigger. To make it more manageable for me I will be testing the following structure.
Tier 1: 10 x 0.5 SBD/Steem payout
Tier 2: 10 x 1.0 SBD/Steem payout
Tier 3: 5 x 2.0 SBD/Steem payout
The tier of a category will depends on the amount of competition currently within that category and/or the level of photography required. Longexposurephotography will start as the first tier 3.
An exact overview will follow soon.
Monday: foodphotography and animalphotography
Tuesday: landscapephotography and cityscapephotography
Wednesday: architecturalphotography and vehiclephotography
Thursday: macrophotography and colourfulphotography
Friday: streetphotography and travelphotography
Saturday: sportsphotography and smartphonephotography
Sunday: goldenhourphotography and longexposurephotography