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Win an Fstoppers Tutorial by Helping to Pick Our Photographer of the Year [NSFW]

Want to start the new year with a free tutorial from Fstoppers? All you have to do is help us choose our Photographer of the Year! 

In 2019, we featured a photographer from our community each month, and now, we need you to help us choose the Photographer of the Year! To be entered to win a free Fstoppers tutorial, you simply need to choose your favorite photographer from the list here, vote in the poll at the bottom, and comment with what Fstoppers tutorial you would love to win and why! Be sure to both vote and comment to be entered. Voting closes January 8 at 11:59 P.M. EST.

Note: there is some nudity in the images below.

January: Liza Rock

February: Yechiel Orgel

March: Anna Pyhäjärvi

April: Erik Johansson

May: Giulia Valente

June: Aritz Atela

July: Dasha and Mari K.

August: Kevin Plovie

September: Barbara MacFerrin

October: Sasha Onyshchenko

November: Juhamatti Vahdersalo

December: Suvi Sievilä

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Photographer of the Month Awards for 2020

Beginning in January, we'll be selecting a photographer of the month. Each month, we'll cull the best of the most recent photos in the community and select our favorite, featuring that photographer's work. At the end of the year, we'll select an overall winner from the 12 monthly winners, who will win a tutorial of their choice from the Fstoppers store. To qualify each month, you simply must have uploaded an image to your portfolio in the past 30 days.​ So, get out there, post some photos, and check out the work of the talented Fstoppers community! We're pleased to have you here.

Lead image by Pok Rie, used under Creative Commons.

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97 Comments

Manny Pandya's picture

All amazingly talented photogs; good luck to all! I'd love to receive Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography with Clay Cook. Thanks for all the great content and the chance to win. Wishing y'all peace, joy and prosperity in the new year!

Nitin Pawar's picture

Looking for Illuminating the face - Lighting for Headshots and Portraits from Peter Hurley. Fingers crossed. Thanks in advance.

taytus's picture

I have two comments:

1-What an amazing collection of gorgeous images. There are so many talented people out there. It's truly inspiring.

2-The BEST photographer of the year is going to receive a FREACKING TUTORIAL!!! What the real fuck!!?? Give them MONEY. This website exist basically because talented people still share their work here.

Alexander Petrenko's picture

Not the best, but you have a chance to receive a tutorial.

Alexander Petrenko's picture

Count me in, but can I choose later? ;)

Lennart Böwering's picture

I especially love the diversity of styles presented here.
My choice would be Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography with Clay Cook.

Mike Smith's picture

I would love to try - Illuminating the face - Lighting for Headshots and Portraits - Peter Hurley.  Good luck everyone...

Giuseppe Saporetti's picture

I would like to receive the new Mastering Macro Photography because I never thought macro photography could be exciting and adventurous before I watched the trailer, but fstoppers dit it again. After Photographing the World they launched a new course (a series maybe?) with that characteristics Discovery Channel taste

eric piskura's picture

12 very talented photographers. Tough to choose. I'm interested in the new Mastering Macro Photography tutorial. Looks supremely interesting.

fo - tik's picture

I admire and aspire to the creative expression shown by all of these photographers.

I would choose The Art of Nude Photography by Andreas H. Bitesnich. (Assuming it's one of the choices for the winner.)

Mark Guinn's picture

Beautiful collection of photos, and a tough choice for the year's best. For the tutorial, I'd love to have Where Art Meets Architecture (either 2 or 3 would be great). Happy New Year!

Zac Grimaldo's picture

All of the work is amazing here and I feel that the work that you are drawn to, is the one to vote for.
I appreciate the technical skill and the creativity of Erik Johansson! I want to advance my skills in the art of architecture photography with Where Art Meets Architecture v3 by Mike Kelley.

Tasha Miyo's picture

I would like to take the Perfecting the Headshot
With Peter Hurley tutorial because I love capturing special moments with people. I fell in love with photographing people after my mom died when I was 24 because it made me feel close to her as she was always the one to take photos of those around her and it helped me to work through my grief. Learning to position people and use proper lighting would help me capture people better and make me feel closer to those around me. Thank you!

Ross Patmore's picture

Kevin Plovie wins for me, stunning images! The tutorial i would like is Photographing the World 1, needing all the help i can get to move photography on to the next stage!!

Dom Fine Art's picture

Would love to have Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography by Clay Cook

Brett BARCLAY's picture

Any one of the Photographing the world series. I've been starting to do more and more travel photography and I would love to learn Elia's style of editing. And i love all the locations they go to. I would start with the first series and work through them from front to back.

Foto Toad's picture

Wow, stiff competition! Although not a huge fan of the subjects I have to choose Sasha for the motion and flow. Tough pick for tutorial too but prolly go with Monte

Brent Short's picture

Wow these are all incredible! I would love to use the Hero Shot by Brian Rodgers to improve my product photography

Jeff Walsh's picture

Perfecting the Headshot With Peter Hurley

Good luck everyone

Alex Thomas's picture

I’d like Making Real Money: The Business of Commercial Photography. Good luck to all the photographers!

Nate Sheets's picture

Mike Kelley’s Ultimate Sky Library - Mike has a great eye for detail and would help with my work tremendously.

Jess Hess's picture

All so talented! I voted! :D

Michael Messing's picture

I’d like to win “Making Real Money” because I really enjoy commercial photography.

Jeffery Choi's picture

If I win, I’d love a copy of Peter Hurley’s, “Perfect the Headshot”. I already have the first “Where Art Meets Architecture”, and while I’d love parts 2 and 3, I’d really love to learn more about headshots. Thanks for the opportunity Fstoppers!

bhumika bolia's picture

All the best to all featured photographers. I'd love to receive Making real money tutorial.

Nate Bennion's picture

I love the creativity that has gone into all of these great images. I would love to get Perfecting the Headshot with Peter Hurley.

Nick Cooper's picture

I would love making real money. To me, winning that tutorial would be the perfect start to this year.

LaMont Johnson's picture

I'm a fan of well done Black and White

Wolfgang Post's picture

I would be interested in the Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography by Clay Cook.

Todor Kolev's picture

I would love to win the "Swimwear Photography" tutorial as it is an area where I would like to improve.

Dawid Bukowski's picture

Happy new year to everyone and congratulations to nominee photographers.
I'd love to see the Making Real Money: The Business of Commercial Photography course.

Charissa Snoeck's picture

What a competition !!!

I would like the weddingtutorial... Looks so awesome to learn from

Daniel Lee's picture

Good luck to the finalists, they are all amazing so will be a tough choice for the judges!
If I win the free guide, I would love The Hero Shot thanks.

Amirun Bisoyi's picture

So many marvellous pictures. Had to scrolI up and down several times to decide who to vote for. Had to vote pictures that suite my style or the type of pictures I can imagine taking myself. But all of these artists are top notch. Best of luck to all, also wishing everyone (who reads this in next 5 days) a Happy New Year.
My pick : Where Art Meets Architecture 2

Varun Rock's picture

Wow! These are some mind blowing pictures, all the best to everyone out there! ❤️❤️⚡️
I wanna become a Fashion and Portrait Photographer and for that, if I win the ‘Fashion and Editorial Photography tutorial by Clay Cook, it’ll really help me to achieve my dreams!
Thank you! 🙌🏻

Kevin Chavez's picture

I would like to see Perfecting the Headshot With Peter Hurley. I think Hurley has a lot to share on the topic. Plus, I dig his style and presentation.

dhani borges's picture

All amazing works of art, but I feel that there needs to be a division, almost half of the work seen is digital art with photography as the base. How am I supposed to choose the best photographer when half of the work only uses photography to create digital masterpieces?

Rodolfo Giacco's picture

Erike Johansson -- Making Real Money

Eric Tate's picture

My vote is for February: Yechiel Orgel. The amount of time the photographer had to spend to get this right in camera, as well as the unique and creative photoshop techniques used to complete the images are unparalleled. I have seen some really nice commercial photography done on this site, but I think this photographer knocked them out of the park. My tutorial I would like to receive is Where Art Meets Architecture Part 1. Although this is a little more a beginner tutorial in this subject, I really want to dive into how Mike got started and worked his way up to where he is now. Would love to get my hands on this tutorial to see if the other tutorials (part 2 and 3) are worth the money as well. Thanks and great job to all the photographers of the month, very tough decision.

David Lapierre's picture

Great images. Tough choice.
I would love to have the Mastering Macro Photography tutorial.

Juha Kauppila's picture

Great pictures! Mastering Macro would be my choice.

Deleted Account's picture

Such amazing talent featured. I truly am inspired by Erik Johansson and his work. A follower if his for some time, he has my vote. Best of luck to the featured artists!

Jeff Jordan's picture

Tough to pick just one photographer, but I'd really like the photography 101 tutorial, so I voted for the wildlife photographer.

Said al's picture

Voted for Erik Johansson

I'd like (Introduction to Video), I want to start learning about filmmaking

Andres Cifuentes's picture

Would love the Hero shot, besides the awesome product photography, the lessons in photoshop look to be useful in many types of photography.

Devin DelGrosso's picture

Wow! Great stuff! Photography 101 please. :)

Burt Johnson's picture

I would have said I want the Advanced Macro course, but I already bought that one... The class I would like to get that I don't already own is the Advanced Cityscape course.

We travel the world a lot (10 countries in 2019, and so far 5 planned for 2020), so I would love to see how to capture these various cities in a more unique style.

John Anderson's picture

All amazing! I’d love Art Meets Architecture 1

Árion Aleixo's picture

My choice would be The Art of Nude Photography

Brendon Fidek's picture

Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography by Clay Cook

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