Macro Photography Contest

Our next photography contest is starting today and going to be all about getting up close! I absolutely love shooting with my macro lens, it gives you such a different viewpoint on things to get really close up and I use mine pretty often. Even at weddings i’ll use the macro lens a lot for detail shots, its a great lens for ring photos, close up’s of flowers, etc… There are so many creative ways to use a macro lens and we want to see your best image!

So get out your best Macro shot and add it below. This contest is also going to be a little bit different than our past. This time you get to vote on what image you think is the best. To enter just upload your image below (max size 600×400) by Monday May 24st. Make sure to enter your website address or name in the Caption so we know who you are!

NOTE: Once you click submit the image does need to be approved and may take a few hours, just click the submit button once we will get your entry online soon. Also please wait until after the 24th to cast your vote so you can see all of the images.

After the 24th we will leave all of the images in the gallery for one more week to give everyone time to cast your vote, you have until Friday May 28th at 5:00pm PST to vote on your favorite image. The winner will get a $100 giftcard from Black River Imaging! Plus to to celebrate the launch of my latest iPhone and iPad app, Wedding Photography 101 I am throwing in a $25 iTunes card.

Lets see your best shot!

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Contest Terms:
Anyone can enter 1 image.

For every photo you enter, you must:

own the copyright
the photo can not have won or been runner-up in a previous competition on
You are allowed to enter photos you uploaded to before, even if they haven’t been featured.

By entering your photo, you’re also giving a non-transferable, non-revocable right to feature it on our website. You will still own the copyright, and full credit will be given to you for the photo.

Winner will be selected on Friday May 28th at 5:00 pm PST

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Author: Mark

Mark is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer from Northern California. He has been passionate about photography since childhood and started his studio 12 years ago to bring a fresh style of photography to the wedding and portrait world.

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  1. love this! i accidentally hit “send” too soon and uploaded two of the same photo. 🙁 sorry!!

    for future reference, how long does it take for a photo to be moderated?

    looking forward to the results! best of luck to everyone 🙂

  2. Thanks Shannon! It does take a few minutes to hours to have the image moderated just depending on our schedule. If you have submitted an image and it isn’t online yet just hang tight, they will always be added by the end of the day.

  3. When I go to vote it says to login, but there is no apparent way to login or register.

  4. hi
    i have submitted my one photo here
    but how to log in and how to know when they slect it coz you did not ask for my email address
    so waiting for good rply
    plz do rply

  5. Voting will start on Monday when all images are submitted. Thanks!

  6. I want to change the caption in the photo I uploaded. How can I do that?

  7. I think I also hit submit twice by mistake. If two came through, one has my name and website, and the other does not. Sorry!

  8. Hi Erdina,

    There isn’t a way to change the caption once you upload it. You can upload a new one and i’ll delete your first entry.

  9. Go green! 🙂 Good luck to everyone.

  10. Thank you Mark. I uploaded the photo again with the change in the caption. You can now delete the first photo 🙂

  11. Heya, yeah i upload the ‘ time is the only thing that mends a broken heart photo, but forgot to write name/website so yeah im just gonna post it here lol – sorry! p.s how long till they are moderated ??

  12. Pleas delete my first photo. I didn’t put the info in the caption. Thanks.

    BTW, how many entries are allowed?

  13. Just one entry for this contest. Thanks for submitting your image!

  14. Hey Mark

    Apparently I can’t follow instructions – feel free to delete my second upload!

  15. All d best! to everyone 🙂

  16. This was taken during an early foggy morning when dewdrops on flowers and spiderwebs were strings of pearls. What a great day to take photos!

  17. Hi there, I submitted a photo (twice by accident) but it never asked me to register…how will I know if I win and how will you know how to contact me.

  18. Hi Mark. I think I’m with Shannon 😉 Forgot the caption with the first upload.

    Cool work already uploaded, a joy to the eye I must say.

  19. Hi Mark, I had uploaded my photograph, but do not see it here. Was it received in time for the competition or was it rejected. Thank you. J P Joshi

  20. All of the images have been approved now, if you don’t see your’s just submit it again.

  21. Hi Mark, I have resubmitted. I believe, I had made a mistake the last time, as I had sent it as an enclosure with this mail. Sorry. This time I have sent it via ‘Add Photo’ link, and I see it showing. Thanks. J P Joshi

  22. How do you send pictures for contests ,have problems doing this .thank you Ronald

  23. Hi Ronald,

    This contest is actually now closed so you can’t submit any more. But feel free to vote for your fav and follow us on facebook or twitter to see about the next contest! You can also get our posts emailed right to you if you sign up for our email newsletter near the top right of the site.


  24. I would have submitted a picture, but I don’t have enough friends to jump online and vote for my picture. That is what this is, right? See who has the most friends? Because I see some amazing photos up there with hardly any votes, and some pretty lame ones with a ton of votes. Kind of seems unfair. Oh well. I’ll vote for my personal favorite, but I don’t see it winning.

  25. Thanks for your reply Gary. I do hope that after every casts their vote, the best image does rise to the top and wins. Just like things like American Idol though sometimes it can be a popularity contest, but lets hope the best shots comes out ahead!

  26. My entry is ‘Gladiola’.It didn’t ask for my email so you’d know who it was from. Or maybe I missed it. I’m Thanks. Great pictures everyone.

  27. Wonderful, but the votes are huge for such a short time 🙂
    Good luck to all

  28. Thank you DPB. I gained a dozen fans on my FB page because of this posting! That to me is a WIN!

  29. I think the people who voted for “Good Morning Sunshine” actually were able to see the color, pattern, focus, and composition of the photo. It was shot with an artists’ eye. On the other hand, it is curious how the winner of the contest actually went ahead a few more than the runner up, with each vote. Perhaps a hidden IP was used to win this contest because that picture was just lame. What is it anyway??? I think they should count how many hidden IP’s were made with the winner before they determine who is the real winner.

  30. And PS…hopefully it has brought new fans to your site as well!

  31. We do get a pretty good amount of traffic, I thought we might have had even more votes than this!

  32. Thank you for entering! And congrats on 2nd place, thats a win right there!


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