Weekly photo contest: Coffee

Ready for another weekly photo contest? Of course, you are! Last week we kicked off this new weekly series with the theme sunrise. You guys and gals submitted some gorgeous sunrise photos! Now it's time for another photo contest. This week I want to see your best coffee photos!

Winners from last week

Last week our theme was sunrises. There were so many good photos, but I had to settle on two I liked the most. Congrats to geodan7 and blue1k for winning! And congrats to everyone else who entered you're all very talented! Head to the forums to check their winning entries.






Coffee keeps the world fueled. This week I want to see some creative photos of your coffee. I don't care how you drink coffee; I just want to see it. Show me your affogato, your cold brew, your latte, your mocha, your espresso, your machiatto, your café au lait or even your instant coffee. It can be hot, iced, or blended. Doesn't matter at all. Just show the world how you drink coffee and how you capture it with your Windows Phone.

The photo above was captured this morning by me. It's a latte from Olive Avenue Market – a local market here in Redlands, California. They don't roast their own beans, but instead get them from Wild Goose Coffee.

I captured it using the Lumia 1520 and did some slight processing in Lightroom. Mostly played around with curves until I saw something I liked, plus I cropped it to the standard photo size we use on our site.


Rules are going to be just like last week. Here they are:

  • Picture must be taken with a Windows Phone
  • Picture must be uploaded to the contest thread (linked below)
  • You have to tell us what device you used to take the picture, and any special software or apps you might have used. Editing your pictures is fine, this is art
  • Feel free to add a little back story, we want to know how the picture came to be
  • You must have used a valid email address to register here at Windows Phone Central, so I know how to contact the winner
  • Only one entry per week per person


We're also going to throw hashtags into the mix this week. Share your photos to Instagram or Twitter and you can check out the competition. We'll use two hashtags for photo contests going forward. One never changes and the other is specific to the contest theme of the week. There will be a general hashtag for the Windows Phone Central Photo Contest (#wpcpc) and one new one each week.

Here's how it looks this week.

  • #wpcpc
  • #coffeewpc

This doesn't count as your entry; it's just a fun way to track the photos on social media. Your entry still needs to be in the forums!


One winner will get a $25 gift card to the Windows Phone Store. You can use it to buy apps and games in the Windows Phone Store, Windows Store or Xbox Store.

We'll pick a winner Tuesday night (August 12) at 11:59 PM ET. Winners will be announced in the blog post for the contest next week.

Quick PSA: We set up dedicated sub-forum in the Windows Phone Central forums to keep the photo contests going forward. You should bookmark this page, so you never miss a contest.

Get out and shoot!

Sam Sabri