Behind The Photo contest - Edition #5


The Behind The Photo contest continues with Edition #5!

In the fourth edition, we saw interesting entries yet again! We are getting spoiled now for sure... If you haven't looked into any of the previous entries, search for the #behindthephoto tag, and you will find them, or 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 #4
1st place @davidsuarezms - Unforgettable memories - Behind The Photo Contest Entry

@davidsuarezms told us about the day he dared to go out, despite the dangerous situation in his country, for only one reason: an amazing sunset. He took us down the roads, a path along which the sunset was the main character all the time, until we finally got to a roof were a couple was waiting for the magic to happen.

2nd place @fotostef - The long way: a "Behind The Photo" story!

@fotostef also took us to chase landscapes, but in Nafplion, Greece, in this case. He talked about his camera and lens for the day, and how he was shooting and shooting and shooting for about an hour. He also taught us, step by step, how to create a star effect on the sun using LR.

3rd place @rubencress and @depot69

Yes, third place was a hard one. We got two really good entries with a very nice and fun story behind the photos and exactly the same score (we add scores to the posts after reading them), so we decided that they deserved it and they both took third place this time.

Hair salon interior and many hair cuts.
Behind the photo

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. It doesn't have to be the first tag, as long as you use it. 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.
  • 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. We will not make a second post in seven days to let you know that the contest is closed. We felt that the "Contest Closed"-post wasn't really fulfilling any purpose, and those who will want to participate will be aware of the deadline by looking at the time of this post anyway. (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. We have created a STEEM account specifically for this contest, so if you like the contest and want to be notified in your feed, you can give @behindthephoto a follow as well. @behindthephoto will re-steem all valid entries, so it'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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Wowzers, that's stunning... and unnerving!


unnerving? hmm... ;=)


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final de post.png¡¡¡Felicidades!!!


Good evening, this is my entry

Ps: Non of my images have filter, all of them no filtered..


Hi @buraksivas. You seem to have forgotten to add the link to this post in your entry. Would you be so kind and do that, please? (You do have the link to the tag #behindthephoto, but not to this post.)


I really don't know how to that, i have tried but didn't get it i believe :(

Could you please describe me bit more..

Its really a pleasure to submit my entry, this is my first time and I hope to get good upvote.
Below is the link to my contest. Happy viewing

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Hi, this is my entry for the 5th edition. Good luck to you all.