Think your iPhone photographs are beautiful enough to win a contest?
Consider posting them to ViewBug. It’s a massive photography community where you can browse more than 15 million images from professional photographers and amateurs alike.
After you find creative inspiration, share your own images in contests for the chance to win fabulous prizes—not to mention the admiration of other shutterbugs who voted on your perfect shot.
To discover photographers who inspire you, start on the home page with the Following tab and swipe through images and shooters recommended by the app. Can’t get a certain shot out of your head? Like the image, leave a comment, or even better, tap on the star to leave one of five different awards. On the Discover tab, find various categories and collections of beautiful images. Tap on stories like “8 Tips to Capturing Severe Weather” to learn new tricks, or browse through editor-curated galleries in categories such as Food and Black & White. Just be ready: These collections of user-submitted photographs, taken by beginners, experts, and everyone in between, will make you want to head out with your camera and start shooting some winners of your own.
Once you have the perfect edit, adding a shot to your profile is a snap. Tap on the Upload button, select the image from your Photo Library, and then add a caption and tags. These tags (categories like Abstract, Fashion, and Wedding) help users discover your images. For many photographers, finding new ways—and new subjects—to photograph is part of the artistic challenge. ViewBug encourages you to improve through its popular contests. Each one has its own topic, like Soft Tones, Photogenic Villages, and All About Horses. Photographers submit their favorite, then users vote. The winner receives a prize, which is often a piece of professional photography equipment to help capture even more great images.