GuruShots: Photography Game #1 17+

Photo Community with Contests

Gurushots Ltd

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.5 • 5K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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GuruShots makes your photography more fun, exciting and rewarding.

Join our photography community with over 7M photography lovers from around the world and take your photography to the next level.

Discover incredible photos taken by some of the world’s most talented creatives, ranging from mobile creatives to hobbyists and photography professionals.

Grab a camera and join the game! Inspire and get inspired, learn photography, develop your own style and get the exposure you deserve. Enjoy fun and challenging gameplay that will test your creativity.

Choose from 300+ new themed photo challenges every month. Submit your photos and find out how good they really are.

Gain votes on your photos and level up the ranks to achieve the ultimate title of Guru. Experience a new way to share photos.

Capture fresh photos with your camera or dust off photos you already have and compete against others in the world’s greatest photography game.

Boost your photos, fill the exposure meter or even swap a photo to gain maximum exposure and win the challenge. What’s your strategy?

Track your progress in real-time throughout the game. Vote on other players’ photos, collect votes and see how you rank compared to others. Your voting power increases with every level.

Improve your photography and sharpen your camera skills through gameplay. Earn badges, collect achievements and get recognition for your photography.

Receive instant feedback on your photos from photographers around the world who share their knowledge and help you become a better photographer.

Join a team or create your own and take on challenges together! Participate in team vs team matches. Chat with other members and track your team score in real-time. Move up Team Leagues and win bigger prizes!

Submit your photos to an exhibition challenge for a chance to showcase your work in international photo exhibitions.

Connect with fellow photography enthusiasts from all over the world. Over 100,000 GuruShots members have already exhibited their photos.

Special magazine challenges give you the chance to get your photos featured in leading online and printed photography magazines.

GuruShots is a one-of-a-kind photography community with members at any level from mobile creators to DSLR camera photographers.

Download the app or enjoy it on the web for free. Let the fun begin!


What’s New

Version 2.26.2

We've updated the app to fix some bugs and make features load faster.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
5K Ratings

5K Ratings

Cheese on a stranded farm ,

Years on the app

The misleading money prize values has been resolved, tool bundles now just say what they are, in app tools. It seems the last update didn’t block me from playing without updating which is good cause I can’t afford a new phone just to play. Sooner or later I won’t have a good enough device to update. The beta battles tab needs to be either worked on or moved until it’s sorted out. It’s been so long with no activity taking place in the feature. Like driving past road construction that has no noticeable improvement. Report button needs far more options. There’s nowhere to report porn except “adult content” but adult content is allowed on the app and not necessarily being reported to get deleted. Porn removal should have priority over adult content reports. Nothing reported for porn should be voted on until reviewed and resolved, and anyone falsely reporting to sabotage should be banned. This would help prevent both the vulgar content and the abuse of the report feature. AI imagery is banned but there’s nowhere to report it making the ban meaningless unless enforced. There’s already people posting entire AI images and getting guru picks/top votes over genuine artists. The block feature is missing. No button exists to block another user but FAQ says there is. Following instructions to block someone leaves you in a wild goose chase. Please fix these issues.

Developer Response ,

Hi Cheese on a stranded farm! Thank you for being a part of our community and devoting your time and attention to the game for so long! We're sorry you feel this way. We update certain aspects of the game from time to time as the platform continues to grow. Taking these measures will help ensure a fair and enjoyable competition. Hopefully, you'll be able to adjust to the changes and find a balance in your life where you will have time for everything you enjoy! Looking forward to seeing your lovely photographs in challenges.

Psychostudent1919 ,

A lot of in-app purchases but creative

I thought this was an app that would issue creative prompts and you would shoot and upload relevant shots. But you place your photos strategically to gain more votes and if you want to swap a low performing photo you need to purchase “swaps”. If you want to unlock challenges you need to purchase “keys”. You then must vote on photos in the challenge or purchase “fills” to opt out of voting. If you don’t want to “swap” a photo you need to purchase “boosts” and so on. Supposedly you can get feedback but haven’t found that yet. Additionally there are galleries you could submit your photos to and they can potentially be chosen for exhibit but I am not aware of the validity of these exhibitions. I do know the few I have submitted to required “keys”. When you’re new, you’re a “newbie” and need a specific number of votes to progress to “rookie” then up a 9- level scale to “guru”. Downside is all the photos I have worth posting are on my MAC and not on my phone so there is transferring that needs to be done. Although, this is more gratifying than posting on Instagram. I wish there was the option to view the metadata of each photo to see what settings the photographer used to achieve particular shots. Maybe in the update.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. You are wellcome to send your comments and suggestions to out support team Looking forward to hear from you!

Jashalee02 ,

“Pay to Win” ruins yet another, otherwise great experience

Started playing, and thoroughly enjoy discovering others beautiful photos, while being discovered at the same time. It feels great to get 300 vote-ups on a picture you’re proud of, and its so fun, and a great pastime, swiping through neat works by everyone else, too. However, after completing challenges at elite and all-star level, and gaining GS points (which are like an experience value), I was excited to move up to Challenger level, knowing I had all the requirements to do so. But then I noticed I needed to make 2 more successful “swaps”, which is a paid for ability in-game, that allows you to swap a photo out for another in the middle of a challenge, in order to enhance how many votes you might get. But I can’t do this, because I only have one swap, not two. Now, granted, its a small in-game purchase to get one swap, and I wasn’t unaware of the fact that this game offered in-game purchases in the first place. The problem I have with it, is the next level, I’ll have to complete five successful swaps, which I will have to pay for, yet again. Its very frustrating, to complete requirements for level advancement, but lack one thing which is just a money grab. Anyway, regardless of this, I will happily continue to play. Its a great concept and game experience, for those who love color palettes and photography. Get it – its fun... and frustrating.

Developer Response ,

Hi There
One of the best parts of GuruShots is accessibility! We have thousands of Gurus and users who rely exclusively on free and earned resources. Learning strategies and tips is all part of the game! go here for some tips

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