We’re counting hours until the end of 2021, hoping for a better, healthier, and happier New Year. It’s the time of the year when we wrap things up, and our team at DIYP chose the top photo contests, funny stories, and photography projects of 2021 for you. And now, it’s your turn to choose. Based on your views and interaction with our posts from this year, we made a list of the top ten most popular articles of 2021.
It’s always interesting at the end of a year to look back and reflect on where you’ve been, and where you’re going to go next in the new year. Often I think about what I’ve achieved, and what goals I’ve attained, or missed. But this year I decided to take a slightly different tack and looked back at the images I shot instead. Which ones really spoke to me? Which ones am I most proud of? Which ones point to the direction I want to keep going in? It’s no surprise that the majority of these fall under personal work or are new things I was trying out. They aren’t perfect, but they all point towards some sort of growth, which is why I like them. So, here are my favourites, and my thoughts behind them.
Here at DIYP, we cover plenty of photography contests and their spectacular winning photos. Over the course of the year, they take us through a range of emotions: from laughing at Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards winners to crying at the winning photo of the Siena International Photo Awards.
In this article, we bring you ten of our favorite photography contests we covered in 2021. There can only be ten on the list, so let’s see if your favorite ones are there, too!
Like every year, our team at DIYP has seen plenty of wonderful photo projects throughout 2021. As we’re wrapping up the current year, it’s time to get reminded of all those creative folks we got in touch with and who generously shared their work, stories, and good vibes with us. We have selected the top ten amazing photography projects of 2021… And some honorable mentions, because it was so darn hard to pick only ten!
If you’re anything like us at DIYP, you use humor to live through tough times and make them more bearable. Just like the infamous 2020, the year of 2021 was also one of the weirdest and toughest in our lives. But thankfully, we still have our humor. And despite a tough year, we found time to laugh, joke, and of course – write stories that entertain us and you.
As we’re wrapping up 2021, ye wanted to remind you (and ourselves) of some of the funniest stories we reported about over the course of this year. We bring you our choice of top ten stories and hope to put a smile on your face today!
2017 is almost out the door (maybe it already is in Australia). As we say goodbye, I wanted to come back to our top ten popular posts of 2017. I was surprised at some of those.
Sometimes the phone rings and someone asks you to go photograph a floor. Sometimes they will even agree to pay you a pretty decent chunk of change to go do it.
No models, no makeup, no wardrobe, no lighting – just a floor.
My first reaction is usually something like “I’m not a floor photographer.”
But then I remember that people who own big buildings with floors often have money, and I figure income is better than no income, so I agree to go photograph a floor.
Which brings me to the question: Why would anyone go out of their way to find a floor photographer and pay them a healthy sum of money to go out and take what I consider to be natural light snapshots of a floor?
The answer is that as photographers, we have developed some considerable talents that many of us take for granted on a regular basis.