The Portrait Photo Contest 2019

 

The Portrait Photo Contest

Rangefinder the Portrait

Deadline: April 4, 2019
Entry fee: $35 for a single or series (2-6 image)
Prizes: $1,500 cash, gift cards up to $500, participation in exhibitions and publications

Rangefinder is honoring the best in contemporary portrait photography.

This year’s expanded categories include Beauty & Glamour, Commercial, Corporate, Environmental & Travel, Fashion & Editorial, Studio and Sports portraiture.

Prizes include $1,500 cash, gift cards up to $500 to B&H Photo, a full-page profile of your work in an issue of Rf and international exposure: All winning images will be featured in the June issue of Rf, which is seen by 111,000 people worldwide in print and online.

Categories

  • Beauty/Glamour
  • Commercial
  • Corporate
  • Environmental/Travel
  • Fashion/Editorial
  • Studio
  • Sports

Website: https://www.rangefindertheportrait.com/

The Portrait Photo Contest 2018 Winners

Andrea, © Amanda Kubiak, Łódź, Poland, Grand Prize, First place Beauty/Glamour Category, Rangefinder the Portrait
Andrea
© Amanda Kubiak, Łódź, Poland
Grand Prize
First place Beauty/Glamour Category

A portrait of a young model, captured during golden hour using the highlights passing randomly through the leaves of the surrounding trees. Says Kubiak, “I tried to capture Andrea’s subtle beauty… It is the beauty of a person transitioning from being a child to being a woman.”

 

 

Daughter of Spring, © Rutvik Katuri, Jersey City, NJ, United States, Beauty/Glamour Category, Rangefinder the Portrait
Daughter of Spring
© Rutvik Katuri, Jersey City, NJ, United States
Beauty/Glamour Category

A beauty portrait series captured for the March 2018 issue of 7Hues magazine, featuring model Julie Furman and hair and makeup artist Sonia R.

 

 

Fragmented Identities, © Kriti Bisaria, New York, NY, United States, Beauty/Glamour Category , Rangefinder the Portrait
Fragmented Identities
© Kriti Bisaria, New York, NY, United States
Beauty/Glamour Category

From a black-and-white portrait series.

 

 

Pier Angeli, © Stefan Ruhmke, Berlin, Germany, Corporate Category, Rangefinder the Portrait
Pier Angeli
© Stefan Ruhmke, Berlin, Germany
Corporate Category

Ruhmke photographed this series in Sweden and says it is an homage to the late actress Pier Angeli.

 

 

The Last Days, © Collin Richie, Baton Rouge, First Place Commercial, Rangefinder the Portrait
The Last Days
© Collin Richie, Baton Rouge
First Place Commercial Category

The Last Days Richie was commissioned by Heart of Hospice to capture portraits of patients in their homes and with their families during the last days of their lives.

 

 

Bridgett, © Lisa Saad, Richmond, Vic, Australia, Commercial Category, Rangefinder the Portrait
Bridgett
© Lisa Saad, Richmond, Vic, Australia
Commercial Category

Saad says this portrait represents “not only the anticipation of puberty, but also the anticipation of the unknown.”

 

 

Adrian For Gomelsky, © Stacey Jemison, Richardson, TX, United States, Commercial Category, Rangefinder the Portrait
Adrian For Gomelsky
© Stacey Jemison, Richardson, TX, United States
Commercial Category

Taken for the launch of a new luxury women’s watch company. Says Jemison, “This shoot was created using a very small crew and minimal post-production. Simple and beautiful.”

 

 

I'll Pray When I'm Out of Bullets, © Rich Johnson, Altamonte Springs, FL, United States, First Place Environmental/Travel Category, Rangefinder the Portrait
I’ll Pray When I’m Out of Bullets
© Rich Johnson, Altamonte Springs, FL, United States
First Place Environmental/Travel Category

A Western-inspired series that Johnson says explores the question, “What happens when your back is against the wall and you’re left with no more options?”

 

 

Faces of South Africa, © Martijn Roos, Zwijndrecht , South Holland, Netherlands, Environmental/Travel Category, Rangefinder the Portrait
Faces of South Africa
© Martijn Roos, Zwijndrecht , South Holland, Netherlands
Environmental/Travel Category

This series features young professionals who have been struck by poverty or have limited opportunities. “They are embodying a new trend called Dandyism,” Roos says. “By using the contrasting backgrounds of a local township, I tried to emphasize this idea, as well as the joy and style that come with the new trend.”

 

 

Records, © Iga Wozniak, Lodz, Poland, Environmental/Travel Category, Rangefinder the Portrait
Records
© Iga Wozniak, Lodz, Poland
Environmental/Travel Category

Portraits of people 60 years or older living in a small province of Poland. Says Wozniak, “These are people with a wide range of experiences, people who could still teach us about life.”

 

 

Dazed Delusions, © Gabriel Isak, Huskvarna, Sweden, First Place Fashion/Editorial, Rangefinder the Portrait
Dazed Delusions
© Gabriel Isak, Huskvarna, Sweden
First Place Fashion/Editorial Category

Photographed in a playground in San Francisco, “Dazed Delusions” tells the story of a person who drifts off into her imaginary world. Isak captures the abstract and dreamy environment where the subject interacts with the colors, shapes and lines she encounters.

 

 

Winter Walks, © Billy Tziatas, Limenas Thassos, Kavala, Greece, Fashion/Editorial Category, Rangefinder the Portrait
Winter Walks
© Billy Tziatas, Limenas Thassos, Kavala, Greece
Fashion/Editorial Category

“Winter Walks” was created in Erlangen, Germany, and features Tziatas’ friend Stella Ballman. “My goal with this shoot was to create some interesting images of this magnificent young woman while keeping it simple and natural.”

 

 

Untitled, © Alec Morris, Braddon, ACT, Australia, Fashion/Editorial Category, Rangefinder the Portrait
Untitled
© Alec Morris, Braddon, ACT, Australia
Fashion/Editorial Category

Using the same subject repeatedly, Morris was inspired by the view of a beach from the cliffs above. He says the work focuses on the interplay of sunbathers, presenting the color and sprawling dialogue of a beachscape within an ordered, minimalist context.

 

 

Take Me Out to the Ball Game, © Sonja Shamblin, Perkinston, MS, United States, First Place Sports Category , Rangefinder the Portrait
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
© Sonja Shamblin, Perkinston, MS, United States
First Place Sports Category

Shamblin captured dramatic portraits that, she says, “feel as if you are in or watching the game.”

 

 

Senior Portrait Dive, © Rich Johnson, Altamonte Springs, FL, United States, Sports Category, Rangefinder the Portrait
Senior Portrait Dive
© Rich Johnson, Altamonte Springs, FL, United States
Sports Category

Johnson created a dynamic portrait for a senior client.

 

 

Adventure Sports, © Justin Lister, Mcpherson, KS, United States, Sports Category, Rangefinder the Portrait
Adventure Sports
© Justin Lister, Mcpherson, KS, United States
Sports Category

A series featuring portraits of adventure sports athletes.

 

 

Black Is Beautiful, © Kah Poon, New York, NY, United States, First Place Studio Category, Rangefinder the Portrait
Black Is Beautiful
© Kah Poon, New York, NY, United States
First Place Studio Category

This series studies the contrast and highlight in black men and women’s portraiture. Says Poon, “Like yin and yang, the shadows and highlights each have their own important role to play.”

 

 

Tiarna, © Paulina Duczman, Corby, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom, Studio Category, Rangefinder the Portrait
Tiarna
© Paulina Duczman, Corby, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Studio Category

A portrait of a young girl captured with window light. Says Duczman, “I wanted to create a natural photograph showing the pure and unique beauty of Tiarna.”

 

 

Untitled, © Vikki Sloviter, Wynnewwod, PA, United States, Studio Category, Rangefinder the Portrait
Untitled
© Vikki Sloviter, Wynnewwod, PA, United States
Studio Category

A photograph of a pas de deux, a ballet duet between two dancers, typically a male and a female.

 

The Portrait Photo Contest 2017 Winners

 

Next:
RPS International Photography Exhibition (IPE)
RPS International Photography Exhibition (IPE)

 

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