Introducing 6 New Photography Categories And A New Contest Payout Structure

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Thanks everybody for the follows, upvotes, comments and wonderful photos from you that that I get to see every day here on Steemit


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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

animalphotography
Any photo where an animal is the subject, this can be a pet or a wild animal.

travelphotography
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.

vehiclephotography
The vehicle is the main subject in the photo. Any kind of vehicle you can find, think of a bike, train, car, boat etc

cityscapephotography
I want to differentiate landscape photography and cityscape photography into two different categories.

longexposurephotography
Long exposure allows for some really interesting, fascinating and creative photos.

colorfulphotography
As the name says, an explosion of colours!


Payout structure

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.


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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


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Oh, fun! I can't begin to imagine the amount of time you are spending on this! Sure am glad that you are, though! Thanks, Julian! 💕

I believe it is worth it! And also, all the support is allowing me to do so :D

It's a great opportunity for all of us! Let me know if I can help in any way.

Holy smokes. 6 new categories?! I can find myself in 5 of the categories, so I don't complain but this will become almost a full time job for you, shifting to all the submissions!

Question, does it start right away, or starting from next monday? :)

Haha, nice that you like 5/6. That is a good ratio, which one does not interest you?

I takes me about an hour to make two selection, and I think that it well worth it. As for when they start, it will start from tomorrow with the colourfulphotography. I will make a last day post tonight.

That's a very good ratio! I don't 'like' colourful photography. I like nature colors that come together and with colourful I think of photos that just have a buttload of colors in it haha.

Love the new categories @juliank I have lots of animal photos to share ... and a few vehicle shots as well. Great work!

Awesome, I was hoping that animalphotography would be more accessible and well everybody must have some vehicles around to make photos of

It's funny because I was just thinking the other day how good it would be to have a contest for animal photography ;-)

Cool, Hoping that interaction through photography would be promoted more.
Photography is a Language ^.^

I hope so as well! I agree, photography is like an universal language

I thought that was mathematics :)

Hmm, a language that transcends words and numbers!

I can't imagine the amount of time it took for you to go through everyday! Thank you for that!

It takes me about 30 min for a selection. But I am working on methods to make the process quicker. Like automating the prize payout and gathering the title, photo and author data

You are the man :-) I really appreciate the fact that you're giving back and helping the newcomers! It is rare and generous of you..

I think that is what Steemit is about <3

Still, it takes time out of your day to do this. Your efforts are appreciated.

Thanks! I appreciate it. All upvotes do support me and enable me to give more ;)

how much better to give war to our head
thank you for staying active @juliank

Love you @txatxy! What do you mean with 'war to our head'?

I just got back from my month of traveling for work! I'm excited to rejoin your contests and love the additions, especially cityscapes and travelphotography!

Awesome, sounds like a great to get to explore some parts of the world while working. Where did you go and what kind of work do you do?

I work in tv production. I got to see different parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia. Eventually, I will have many pictures to share from the trip but I have a lot of sorting and editing to do before that!

That sounds wonderful, you have done well to put yourself in that position. Looking forward to the footage in the coming day/weeks/months

Thanks for the great support for new users @juliank

You are welcome :D

Nice, hope I can get a camera soon to enter post my entries ! :( Good luck everyone!

You can always use your mobile, I look at composition and creativity before I look at image quality :)

Ok, then I would make a post to see if I'm in ! :D Thanks for that

Great effort...I encourage you by upvoting...Go Go

Thanks for continually supporting the photography community and diversifying the content @juliank!

You are welcome, ideas are always welcome for further innovations

nice more pictures coming my way! really enjoy everbodies, can not wait for the Travel topic!

Keep them coming!

Looking forward to all the contest. It give us more variety to enter to.

Good, that is what I am trying to achieve

Nice efforts. You have given everybody a good platform to show case their photography skills and their experiences.

Thanks, I appreciate it :)

You can create a team to judge those photographs. It would lessen the toil from yourself.. :)

That is very much true, for now I can manage it myself. But indeed, when it grows to big I will do that

I can't begin to imagine how you are coping with such situations.
I mean checking out each picture and finding the best from them is not something easy. Especially, you hold such contests everyday. More of all, now there are more photography sectors.
I think you should start planning right away how you are going to manage it.
I don't think you spend all your time on steemit. Neither you should.
Take it easy and keep up your work. But don't overwork yourself.
I am saying all this because I enjoy your contests. I hope I am not irritating you as you know yourself more than me.

Anyway, Thanks for all your hardwork. :)

Super I will definitely be taking part in some of these. Thank you so much for encouraging us to show our photos.

Glad it is working ;)

I am happy to join the vehicle photography! Thanks for these new categories.

The first vehicle photography fan! You can compete in both categories every day. Do use separate posts for each entry though!

Great stuff @juliank - Cheers for putting this all together and encouraging us all to get snapping ;)

Thanks, just sharing my love for photogarphy ;)

Hi @juliank nice to hear the new theme of photography, so, in a day we have two themes in one post?

No, please post each photo for each contest separately. Yes, if you are up for it you can post 2 photos each day ;)

Thank you very much @juliank for your answer and explanation. I will always participate.

Thank you for so much contribution to this community through your contests, I will be here.
¿Is monochrome or just original color welcome?
Greetings.

I am not sure what you want to ask with your question?

Sorry for my bad writing. The question is: Today is macrophotography. Then I can upload a macro photo in monochrome or black and white. Or it is better that my photo be published in the original or natural color. Thank you.

yehey thanks for the new categories! I am so excited for the animalphotography and more

Glad you are excited! Me too!

Will definitely be joining some of the contests. Thank you! ☺

Looking forward to it <3

nice effort .. keep up the good work

Thank for the information. Greeting!

I like your post and upvoted @juliank , if you like my posts then Upvote me .

Holy smokes. 6 new categories?! I can find myself in 5 of the categories, so I don't complain but this will become almost a full time job for you, shifting to all the submissions!

Question, does it start right away, or starting from next monday? :)

Wow I am surprised because I have many pics of my cats and dogs Julian! I love it and pretty sure to participate even if I wont win. Hehehe

Having fun and learning are the main objectives, winning is also nice, but your fun should not depend on it;p

Awesome!

I have know about this contest for a while but from today i will try to be more active mainly to support the photography community in here and I am very excited with it :D

great post.....
loving blog .thanks for sharing.

Cool. Can we post for both themes in a day? Thanks.

Excellent! Iook forward to this! I cannot even imagine how difficult this has been!

Thank you for the extra effort in welcoming all into the world of photo competition!

Cool. Can we post for both themes in a day? Thanks.

Great job.thanks for share.

i like all the Categories. and ready for the contest.

Hello @juliank, I am a simple vote scheduling service for randowhale so that you can always catch it awake and get an upvote from it. For a full description, check out my latest post.

Nice contest. im your number one participant always. hehe! The more categories the more chances to win. Thank you for always helping us to grow.

Daily Learn some new from your post. Love to read it.

Thank you for so much contribution to this community through your contests, I will be here.
¿Is monochrome or just original color welcome?
Greetings.

Thanks for the post and very nice

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Daily Learn some new from your post. Love to read it.

Great :), @juliank! I just have a question? The "and" in each day means we can submit both categories per day? 2 posts, one for each? Thanks in advance for your reply.

And when does it start?

nice more pictures coming my way! really enjoy everbodies, can not wait for the Travel topic!

Ooooooo. This is very interesting. I have quite a few animal photos from my time working with horses and from photographing the Paws to Relax events at work.

Ah cool, looking forward to what you will bring to the table!

That's great news but, first things first... I have to adapt my post templates 😜🙃😜
Thanks for your commitment and making steemit a much more interesting place!