Weekly photo contest: Outdoors

It's time for another weekly photo contest. Last week we decided to tackle motion with our Windows Phone cameras. Now this week we'll try and capture the outdoors. Get outside and shoot!

Winner from last week

There were a ton of good entries into last weeks motion contest, but I had to settle on the one I liked the most. Congrats to monstervinvin for winning! And congrats to everyone else who entered you're all very talented! Head to the forums to check out all entries.


Motion Winner

Congrats to monstervinvin on the above photo. It's a beautiful shot captured by his Lumia 1520 and edited in Nokia Creative Studio for Windows Phone.


This week our theme this week is outdoors. Daytime, nighttime it doesn't matter. Just take an hour or two and show us the world and landscapes around you. Live in a densely populated area? That's OK, you can show us your cityscape . Just don't show us your manscape.

The outdoors can mean different things to different people. So we're leaving it up to you to interpret the theme 'outdoors'. You can drive to Yosemite and show us the valley floor or head up to your local park overlooking the city. Just get outside and shoot something impressive!

The photo above was captured by me near Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve in La Jolla, San Diego. It's mid-way through a little hike you can take to get down to the beach. I captured it using the Lumia 1520 using Nokia Camera. I then used Adobe Photoshop Express for Windows Phone to adjust the vibrance, shadows and highlights. Then I cropped it for the 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 going to continue our social experiment from last week. Share any pictures you take for the contest on Instagram and Twitter using the following hashtags. It's a fun way to at a glance check out your competition and get inspiration. Plus we're building a community of Windows Phone mobile photographers!

Here's how it looks this week.

  • #wpcpc
  • #outdoorswpc

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 26) at 11:59 PM ET. Winners will be announced in a 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.

Sam Sabri