Behind The Photo contest - Edition #6

The Behind The Photo contest continues with Edition #6!

In the fifth edition, we saw entries from all over the globe, which was really cool! If you haven't looked into any of the previous entries, search for the #behindthephoto tag, and you will find them, or even better go to the @behindthephoto blog, where we re-steem all valid entries.

For those of you who haven't read the background for this contest, here's a quick re-cap.

There's a lot of great photographers (both pro and amateur) on this platform. But sometimes we feel that we want to know what the story behind a particular photo was. The "why"-s and the "how"-s and the "when"-s and so on. We thought that the story behind could be just as interesting (if not more) than the actual photo itself. Also, being amateur photographers, we felt that it would be great to "pick the brains" of all the pros. To perhaps learn new techniques, tricks, planning, gear and everything else they know so much better.

That's how the idea of "Behind The Photo" was born. This contest is not about the photo itself, but about the process before or during the photo was taken. (If you decide to enter this contest, you can of course include the "final" photo if you want. :-) )

We would like you to share and document your journey towards the photo - with text and/or photo(s) or even video(s). We would like to know your thoughts, ideas, decision process and the story behind. For example:

  • Was it spontaneous, in the moment? Then show/tell us about why. What prompted you to take the photo?
  • Was it planned? Then show/tell us about your preparations.
  • Who or what were you going to photograph? For what? This contest, a magazine, for this platform?
  • When did you take the picture?
  • How did you take the picture?
    • Camera, tripod, lenses, filters, etc.
  • Did you have to travel to where you took it?
  • Did you have to wait for the right moment?
  • Where did you take the picture?
    • Was it during a vacation, or while walking to the supermarket?
    • Was it deep in a forest, waiting for animals to walk by, or with your dog in your backyard?
    • Was it outside in freezing snow and ice, or inside a warm and comfortable high-end studio?
  • Did you do any post-processing?
    • What software did you use? Filters, cropping, retouching, colours etc.

All of these are ideas which we think could help you make a good entry for the contest and we would like you to use as many of them as you can.

In the first edition, we made a "quick and dirty" example, just to show you what you could do. Or not. Because we are sure you can do better, that was just an example. The link to that and the first edition post is here.

If you want to check out previous editions' winners and their excellent entries, here are the links:

Edition #5
1st place @qwerrie - cat's eye macros (behind the photo)

@qwerrie told us about the difficulties involved with taking photos of a cat. Not just casually taking photos either, but macros!

2nd place @yousafharoonkhan - Roads & Truck driver:Behind The Photo contest - Edition #5

@yousafharoonkhan shared a story with us about the heart of a truck driver, and the philosophical thoughts behind meeting him.

3rd place @wiseagent - Behind The Photo: A mesmerizing point of view from Cuiabá (Mato Grosso)

And finally, @wiseagent continued the story from the adventure in Cuiabá.

As in the previous editions, the stories behind all the photos were above all interesting, go and check them out!

You can also check our previous edition winners' post which were no less fantastic:

As any other contest, we have rules:

  • One (1) entry per account.
  • Your entry can be in the form of writing, photos or even videos.
  • Text, video(s) and photo(s) must be your own. This will of course be checked, and any form of plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification of your entry and will be reported to steemcleaners.
  • Multiple photos can all go in one post.
  • Your entry must be in English. Feel free to use additional languages, but the translation must be equivalent to the English version.
  • You must use the tag #behindthephoto as one of the first five tags. (It doesn't have to be the first tag.) This way, we, other contestants and interested parties can find your entry easily.
  • The title of your entry must have the words "Behind The Photo" as a part of it.
  • Your entry must include a link to this post (for example at the very end of your entry).
  • If you want to do a collaboration with a friend (like the example we made) that is totally fine. Just don't tell the same story! Be nice and credit each other!
  • Re-steems of this post are not required, but would of course help, to let others know about the contest.
  • You do not have to post a link to your entry in a comment below, as we will be checking the tag (make sure it's one of the first five).
  • We reserve the right to exclude any entry which we deem to be low-effort. I.e. one-picture entries with a couple of sentences, or a two-minute video will NOT cut it.


This edition of the contest will be active from the moment THIS is posted, and will run for seven (7) days. For those of you using Steempeak's front end, we will add a countdown timer to this post.

Please be aware that late entries will not be considered. After the seven days, we will take a couple of days to decide and announce the winners. Only entries posted after this post and before the 7-day deadline will be valid entries.


1st place: 50 STEEM, 10k SPACO, 2250 PHOTO
2nd place: 30 STEEM, 6k SPACO, 1350 PHOTO
3rd place: 20 STEEM, 4k SPACO, 900 PHOTO

Apart from the prize pool, with a STEEM total of 100(!), there is a possibility that our sponsor @appreciator will upvote some of the good entries. Any such sponsored upvotes are completely at @appreciator's discretion.

Jury: @nelyp and @johan.norberg

Sponsorship: We sincerely thank @appreciator for sponsoring this contest!

So, get creative, tell all your friends, post a link in your discord servers, spread the word and share this contest in any way you think is appropriate. If you like the contest and want to be notified in your feed, you can give @behindthephoto a follow. @behindthephoto will re-steem all valid entries, so that's an easy way of following the contest and to find all the entries.

We look forward to your entry! Good luck!

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07.02.2020 21:12

Excelente aporte @nelyp, gracias por compartirlo.

Excellent contribution @nelyp, thanks for sharing.

07.02.2020 21:37

@nelyp :)

Love the idea👌🤗

I will share this contest is fantastic!😊

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10.02.2020 09:53

I think there could be a need for theme prompts for each contest in order to make it unique from the previous. My thoughts though

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07.02.2020 22:08

Thank you for your feedback, we will take it into consideration for future editions.

10.02.2020 09:48

Gracias @nelyp y seguiré intentandolo. :) felicitaciones a los ganadores, excelente trabajo.

Aqui dejo mi participación.

07.02.2020 23:12

As always, thank you, for the opportunity to share the Beauty we see with others. Here’s my entry


08.02.2020 00:04

Thank you, we always enjoy your entries!

10.02.2020 09:56

My pleasure _/|\_

11.02.2020 00:58

No sé que dice pero muy bien. Solo paso a saludar y felicitarte por el post.

08.02.2020 01:04

Here is the beauty of #Islamabad in the autumn.

08.02.2020 02:08

What an amazing shot !

08.02.2020 21:41

Right, followed and my first entry here!

08.02.2020 11:07

What a good effort for everyone to join this contest.

08.02.2020 12:08
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08.02.2020 15:49

I like your logo

08.02.2020 21:43

09.02.2020 07:27

Excelente iniciativa, prepararé mi entrada, muchas gracias.

08.02.2020 18:52

Muy bien!

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09.02.2020 14:15

I wish I knew about this contest earlier! A lot of my photographic content is written in a similar format to the contest guidelines. I'll be sure to use the tag and enter for the next shoot I publish on Steem!

Awesome initiative!

09.02.2020 04:57

It's not easy to spread the word, but we're happy you found it! We look forward to seeing your entry.

09.02.2020 14:15

Por ahora solo un reesteem @nelyp. Tremenda iniciativa.

09.02.2020 21:47

Gracias por hacer efecto este concurso.
Ya hice de nuevo mi entrada.
Voto y resteem @nelyp

Thank you for making this contest effective.
I already made my entry again.
Vote and resteem @nelyp

10.02.2020 02:12

Really you have done a great work. It motivated me a lot. Why we take photos, yes surely it behind a cause.

10.02.2020 06:46

Encantada de participar una vez más en esta iniciativa que nos permite jugar con los recuerdos y la imaginación.

I am delighted to participate once again in this initiative that allows us to play with memories and imagination.

10.02.2020 13:40

With total pleasure I leave you my entry for the Behind The Photo contest - Edition #6:
Greetings to all, partners.

Con total complacencia les dejo mi entrada para el Behind The Photo contest - Edition #6:
Saludos a todos, compañeros.

10.02.2020 17:32

No había visto este concurso, veré si puedo preparar mi participación. Gracias por la oportunidad.

11.02.2020 01:25

Congratulations to the winners and a special shoutout to @qwerrie👏🏆👏

Good luck to everyone participating in Behjnd the Photo Edition 6!📷

Upv & Rsd to get the word out! @nelyp

11.02.2020 09:39

This contest is so professional , i am very happy to be part of it
Thank you

11.02.2020 16:51

Estupenda iniciativa, @nelyp, me encanta hacer fotografias y reseñar sobre ellas. Me apuraré para entrar en esta edición. Un abrazo y gracias por estos espacios.


Great initiative, @nelyp, I love taking pictures and reviewing them. I'll hurry to get into this issue. A hug and thanks for these spaces.

11.02.2020 22:41

Hola mi querida y siempre recordada @nelyp, luego de este saludo quiero felicitarte por este estupendo espacio que brinda un sinfin de oportunidades a los amantes del arte fotográfico. Me encantaría participar, mi gran problema el ingles y ya conocemos los "errores" con el uso de traductores.
Un abrazo y que continuen los exitos.

12.02.2020 13:23

Good evening, here my entrystrong>entry .

13.02.2020 00:12

Hola, gracias por la oportunidad de escribir la historia detrás de cada fotografía aquí dejo mi entrada al concurso. exitos.

13.02.2020 05:33

Estupenda iniciativa, ya participando!!!

13.02.2020 18:03

Lista mi participación amigos. Gracias

13.02.2020 20:43

I Felt really sad, because fail to know about the contest before @nelyp.

13.02.2020 22:37

Axeman's Travelfeed #019 - The Magic of Angkor Wat Part 1 - Behind The Photo Contest Entry


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