The Photo of the Month is an exclusive $300 challenge available only to active Foap Plus users, offering significantly higher chances of winning.
It’s where the best Foapers get to showcase their finest work!
How does it work?
- Foap Plus users who have participated in at least one mission in the previous month can find the mission titled “Upload your Photo of the Month” where they can submit their photos.
- Our dedicated team carefully curates the uploaded photos, selecting the most outstanding shots.
- These chosen photos will receive top placement within our app!
- The Photo of the Month will be selected by one of our top Foap users or our guests.
- Additionally, the other 50 selected photos will also be rewarded for their excellence.
The creators of the best photos may get the opportunity to be featured on our social media accounts
Photo of the Month – Creators Award (August) by tata.fotos
Photo of the Month – Editors’ Choice (August) by laura.ad
“I chose this photo as the photo of the month because it made me smile the moment I saw it. Photography is not just about technicalities. It’s not just about the grandest subject nor the most beautiful places. It also helps us to capture a soul. To relay a message. And to spread it for people to see. A smile is indeed contagious.”
“I loved so many of the photos in this mission and there are many that deserve prizes and recognition. I could identify something great about each of them. Ultimately, I chose this photo of horses because it is challenging for a photographer to do a portrait of an animal in a truly original way. The photographer used a classic composition technique of framing the subject, but then did the framing with another horse. So creative! Looking at the photo, I felt myself drawn through the frame toward the subject! Well done!”
“It’s out of the box. The image has air and mystery in it. Classic black-and-white palette captivating the eyes of viewers on gorgeous symmetry created by the reflection of the landscape in water.”
“The image titled Rice Fields and Mountains in Rural Indonesia is absolutely stunning in such a serene and simplistic way. I love the composition and everything from the leading lines and depth, to the lighting and reflection of the water, to the way it is beautifully broken into thirds feels really welcoming and draws the viewer in. Well done @dodyk.dodgyk!”
“After going through all the great shots several times I stopped on this moody black and white. I feel the energy in this photo and it reminds me of a great classic movie (“The Birds”).”
“The choice was not easy. I had my eye on a few other photos, but in the end I chose this photo. The world seen from above shows a whole new face. An example is the photo I chose. A person in a hat with a plantation in the background, together they create unique, aesthetic and colorful shapes that attract and make you stop at this photo for longer.”
“From a technical standpoint, it’s composed really well. The subjects of interest are in sharp focus. Also, the rule of thirds allowed for a well balanced composition, with the cup on the lower third line, and the kettle at the junction of the upper third and right third lines. And of course the bright red kettle really gives it that extra pop, especially with a beautifully blurred and muted background of the rugged landscape.
But what really elevates this photo is the story. Go “unplug” with the one you love. Headlines in the news are filled with unpleasantries around the world, and we are surrounded by a constant barrage of digital technology and self-imposed pressure to stay engaged on social media. So, what I see here is simply a man and a woman enjoying the great outdoors together, with a focus only on one another as he pours a cup of hot tea for his partner. I love the relaxed posture of her hand holding the cup. I can feel my tension ease as a viewer. No digitalness, no deadlines. Just quiet contentment.”
“This stunning image stood out from all the other entries to me because of its crispness, lighting and pop of colour. I think these three factors were the reasons I chose this photo as the winner. Also this photo shouts loudly to me as being the epitome of “APRIL” with its colourful fresh yellow Springtime flowers and it was actually taken recently in April which I like too !”
“This original “zipper” closeup caught my attention as soon as I saw it! A very simple shot, yet very original and creative with a great angle choice and a nice choice of bright matching colors between the slider and the matches to create an interesting version of a very common everyday object. Congratulations!”
“This photo stood out to me. It’s well composed and the lighting is great. It’s very interesting because it captures a unique moment and different perspective.”
“I like when photos are not just pretty but also tell a story or send a message. To me, this picture is about the difference between natural beauty and enhanced beauty. People on social media usually only show their best sides and hide their imperfections. This can be bad for mental health, especially for young people and women, because it’s impossible to be as perfect as these standards. With this photo, let’s remind ourselves that we are beautiful with all our imperfections, and we don’t need to hide behind makeup and filters. We are good enough just the way nature made us.”
The Photo of the Month (August) was taken by @mverkhoturtseva, and selected by Michał – Foap’s Head of Product, who commented:
“I really like the composition of this photo, and everything here fits together: the port, the boat in the background, what the girl is wearing, and the theme of the book she’s holding. From a technical standpoint, the photo is great as well, and the characteristic color editing by @mverkhoturtseva gives the photo a perfect atmosphere.”
“This beautiful photo immediately caught my eye with its vibrant colors and its ability to capture the essence of the early Fall season.”
“I’ve got to admit, choosing one photo from so many great works wasn’t an easy task. However, this picture really caught my eye. I really enjoy shots that showcase stairs twisted like a snail’s shell. There’s something captivating about them. Also, I like the editing of this photo, especially the colors. Great job. Congratulations!”