Send Your Photos Into Battle

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Sometimes, photo competitions can be intimidating.  Your photo against hundreds or even thousands – your chances are slim (even if your photo is incredible), feedback is often lacking.  It’s enough to frustrate anyone trying to grow.  I am always on the lookout for a fun photo competition, so recently I stumbled upon a fun concept that I wish I had discovered earlier:  Photobattle.me.

Photobattle.me is simple – you create a free membership, upload 9 of your photos, and send them into battle.  They then face off against one photo at a time, and voters (other members or even casual observers) get to choose which of the two photos they like best.  Your photo will face off against others, and statistics are kept.  It’s a simple and fun way to see how your photos stack up against the works of others.

Mind you, there are no prizes.  There aren’t absolute winners – though there is a scoreboard showing the photos with the best record.  The whole system is anonymous, so unfortunately you never get to see the scores of others, unless they make the scoreboard.  But statistics are kept on each of your photos, and you can see how you fair in your own personal gallery.

Aside from having fun in competition, there are some great photos to be seen.  So if nothing else, it’s worth browsing through the battles and voting along the way.

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D. Travis North is a professional Landscape Architect, a Freelance Photographer and founder of Shutter Photo. Ever since he picked up his first SLR, his father's Nikon N2000, he's been hooked on photography. Travis likes to photograph urban environments, architectural details and has a new-found interest in close-up photography. His work can be found at D. Travis North Photography. Follow Travis on twitter: @dtnorth.

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