Deranged Photography Contest - Hitting the Streets Again — Steemit

Deranged Photography Contest - Hitting the Streets Again

Photo taken by @gabyoraa - Take it to the Streets Professional 1st Place

Show me the Street Photography


The first round of Take it to the Streets was amazing, so I want to see more of your awesome street photography.

Remember that with street photography, it isn't about making the most beautiful picture of a building or landscape, it is about telling a story with the people that are in it. Good street photography is where the phrase "A picture is worth a thousand words" probably came from.

NOTE - We have had a lot of newcomers to the contest recently and some have not been reading the rules in their entirety. Only ONE submission per contest is allowed. Please do not enter more than once. If you see other people doing it, feel free to comment to them and inform them of the rules.

Photo taken by @bil.prag - Take it to the Streets Amateur 1st Place

How is the Deranged Photography Contest set up?


The contest will be broken up into three different tiers. Each will have a different payout for the winners based on what tier you enter into. Here is a breakdown of the winning based on the tiers:

1st1.25 SBD1 SBD1 SBD
2nd0.75 SBD0.5 SBD0.5 SBD
3rd0.5 SBD0.25 SBD0.25 SBD

Each contest will be open for submissions for 5 days after the post is made and then closes at 0100 UTC (1800 MST) on the 5th day.

This will give me and any guest judges time to judge the submissions and create the post announcing the winners.

How to enter


When you enter a photo in the competition, you will state what tier you want to be judged in and locked in for the month at that level.

For example if you enter a photo, you drop the photo in the comment section, state what level of photographer you are, and then give a description of the photograph.

If you want to make your own post and reference the contest in your post, that would be awesome, just remember to post your picture in the comment section along with your post link. Who knows, you may get a visit and an upvote on your post as well as an upvote on the picture. Use the tag #derangedphotography to make it easy to find your posts.

Monthly Prize Pool


There will be a prize pool of 5 SBD for each tier for the photo of the month. At after the final contest results are posted, I will create an additional post for everyone to cast their votes for their top photo of the month.

Each 1st place winner throughout the month will be tagged in the post as notification to drop their photo in comment section and the photo from each tier that receives the highest number of votes, number not value, will win the 5 SBD, plus they get all the rewards of the upvotes on their comment too, so win win for them.

I am hoping that this is incentive for everyone to continue to go out and shoot amazing photographs. You are all doing great.

Additional Notes


This contest is in its early stages and as time goes it things may need to be tweaked to benefit the group as a whole to make it a more fun experience for everyone.

  • Contestants can only win 1st or 2nd place once a week.

  • Only one submission per contest. Extra submissions will be ignored.

  • You can switch your tier ONE time per month, but only if you are moving up into a higher tier, for example if you are currently in the amateur tier, but you think that you have a photograph that you want to enter in the professional tier, you can state that you are changing your tier to professional. You will then be locked into the new tier for the remainder of the month. You are not able to move down to a lower tier, like going from amateur to the beginner tier.

  • If you do not state wish tier you want to be judged in for the month, I will leave a comment to remind you to do so, but if you don't respond, you will be assigned to a tier and locked in for that month.

  • Plagiarism will not be tolerated in any form. All submissions must be your own work. I will investigate every entry and one of the main sponsors is the @steemcleaners team, so if you are caught plagiarizing, not only will you be blacklisted from competing from any future contests, but you will be reported to Steemcleaners as well. It is not worth it to try and cheat, especially with the 3 tier set up where everyone has an equal shot of winning.

  • Deranged Photography Contests also has a discord channel that you can meet fellow photographers and keep up to date with all of the latest news that is going on with the contest. You can join at this link:

Who are the amazing sponsors?


One major sponsor to the contests is @pfunk. For those that don't know @pfunk is a very active witness on the platform that is doing a lot behind the scenes to ensure that your user experience is a smooth one.

@pfunk aids in the process of new account set ups, a big part of Steemit Chat, and a part of the @steemcleaners team. @pfunk also is a huge supporter of the Open Mic contests run by @luzcypher.

You should seriously consider casting a witness vote for @pfunk.

Another major sponsor is @czechglobalhosts. For those that don't know, @czechglobalhosts puts on two daily photo contests that are open to anyone to enter. His contests cover the entire globe so that anyone can enter. The days and themes are:

  • Australian Monday
  • Antarctica and World's Oceans Tuesday
  • African Wednesday
  • European Thursday
  • North American Friday
  • South American Saturday
  • Asian Sunday

On top of the themed daily continent contests, he hosts a daily travel contests specific to the beautiful country of the Czech Republic. So make sure to follow @czechglobalhosts and participate in his contests because he is offering two daily photography contests that you can enter to win.

The other sponsors I have are @guiltyparties and the @steemcleaners team. @guiltyparties and everyone else behind @steemcleaners does so much for the platform as a whole, trying to reduce the spammers, phishing and plagiarism that goes on here. If you have any free slots for witness votes you should consider casting a vote for @guiltyparties, vote for @patrice, vote for @anyx, vote for @pfunk, and vote for @arcange. Your votes for these great witnesses go a long way in ensuring the platform continues to thrive.

I would also like to welcome @ats-david as another amazing sponsor to the contests. He is an awesome photographer himself and runs several of his daily own contests over on @brospn-contests. If you are a sports fan, you definitely need to check out those contests. He is also the brains behind @brospn where you can stay up to date with anything sports related. He works tirelessly to make sure everyone is informed with what is going on in the sports universe. On top of all of that, He is a witness for the Steem blockchain. So if you have free witness votes you can vote for @ats-witness here vote for @ats-witness

In keeping with my mission for humanitarian work, I have partnered with @youarehope and will be sending a portion of the proceeds to help with their global humanitarian efforts. They have been helping people all over the world using the Steemit platform.

If you would like to become a sponsor and delegate SP to the Deranged Photography Contests you can do so by clicking on the following links:
50 SP, 100SP, 250SP, 500SP, 1000SP,5000SP.

Now get out and start shooting


I hope you are all excited about this new contest. The contest themes will be different than what you are used to seeing on Steemit, and I am doing this to encourage everyone to get out and shoot new pictures. If you are a life long professional nature photographer, some of the themes may push you to try and learn something new. If you are just a beginner photographer, this is a great place to have fun shooting all sorts of exciting styles and learn in the process.

Photo taken by @matkodurko - Take it to the Streets Beginner 1st place

I am looking forward to seeing all of your great submissions. Have fun taking those pictures!!




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When in Havana you have to join this awesome ride around city. My hair was rolling and I felt like a star in old classic black and white film :) It was amazing!

Tier: beginner


Great colours!

Amateur : Lady on the bridge.


Street Musicians in the City of Kuala Lumpur

Tier: Amateur

Here's my Amateur entry.
I visited an interesting local market near the village Turmi in southern Ethiopia. These two girls were from Hamar/Hamer tribe, a semi-nomadic, pastoral community best known for their distinctive style and bull-leaping ceremony:


Ordinary streets, in downtown Manhattan. I love New York City and the people who seem to go nowhere and everywhere with that exact same fast pace, high buildings, lots of visual input, a river always at the end of your walks if you want it.

It's a perfect city for photography, because: nobody cares! Much much different in Paris, where people spot you and your camera everywhere and they try to avoid it whenever they can.

The guy with the hat, police stopping their car. The guy making a gesture: "Ah, come on! I'm just walking!"

I don't know their history, but they seem to have one. I capture his posture and the eye contact the two men are having, one from the car, the other from the street.

Entry for the 'pro' Tier. Original post:


Love the expression of the guy!

A big greeting to everyone in steemit. This is my photo to participate in the photo contest Hitting the Streets Again, organized by @derangedvisions.

My work seeks to show the great diversity of people, cultures, structures and any type of situations, from the most dramatic to the most fun and beautiful that we can find when walking through the streets of my city Barranquilla or any other city in Colombia or the World.

Fly with music.
Tier: Professional.

I think I somehow missed the first round so let me make up for that with this shot taken on a street in Old Havana, Cuba. It was the amazing cover photo by @gabyoraa what inspired me to go for this black and white image.



Oh that is sweet. Thanks for mentioning me. And great street photography!!!!

Can I do street photography again? :D :D


Of course you can.


And can you host it again and again in future? :D


Ya, this will become a frequent theme. These photos are always awesome.

C H U A O - V e n e z u e l a
I was just walking along the streets, when these kids walked up to me to show me what they had just made. It was "cars" made with empty water bottles that were filled with sand. They were having so much fun racing each other. I stood there looking through my camera waiting for the perfect moment to capture this. I stood there, composing with these beautiful shadows that the clothes made, and out of nowhere this girl with her doll appeared right in front looking straight at me. I love these "planned" accidents!

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Love your shot and these "planned" accidents! I have lots of similar experiences too. :D The "cars" they made are creative and fun, haha!

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Heres my Entry to the Streets i know its a bridge :D Iron Bridge of Frankfurt/Main Germany at golden hour....

im going as every time into the Amateur tier...

Shot made with D3000 forget which lense :D

Taken in a London street tunnel. Something about this speaks to me. The Graffiti reads "Will you marry me Fedwa? Love Abdou. I wonder if she said yes to his bold declaration of love.


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Ameteur Tier.

Beginner Tier.
A little boy as a street hawker.

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Local fisherman from the picturesque Choroni's colonial downtown getting amazed by the "crazy kids from the city" skills.

Let me borrow your skateboard, son, you'll see how it should be done.

He said while laughing and walikg away.


Tier: Amateur

Cuba is still my favourite country for street photography. I got this shot at New Year's in Sancti Spiritus when they were selling beer for 1 Peso (= USD 0.04) per 250ml from a beer truck.


I did a post with some more photos about my New Year's Experience in Sancti Spiritus back in January:

Here is my beginner tier entry.
Near the Colossus of Rhodes, one of Seven Wonders of the ancient world, in the middle of the passage, a cutie was basking in the sun.

Tier: Beginner

Hah, so last time my entry was from India, this time it'll be from opposite border - Pakistan. Picture is from Lahore which is the bordering town on indian border (I think those two girls with colourful dresses are actually Indians). I love two facts of this pic and actually can't decide which one more:

  • Hindus and Muslims living together in peace. After Pakistan separated from India, there was a several years long bloodbath between these two religions. This picture shows there's also another way.
  • When eyes laugh - it's sooo cool that just from the eyes of that covered girl, you can say she's laughing. There's this saying that eyes can laugh. If someone doesn't believe, i'd just show him this picture :)

Haha, both facts are lovely!

Egypt. One of the most famous world's miracles - The Great Pyramids of Giza.
Shot with long tele-photo lens. Very nice example of comparing the scale of objects - small silhouettes of horses and huge ancient creation out of stones

Enjoy the scenery :)


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