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2013 June Photo Contest: Culture

  • Jun 28, 2013 · 11:45 PM


The June contest will be open for entries beginning on Sunday, June 2, 2013 and runs until midnight Friday, June 28, 2013.

Happy shooting!

MEANING...The date this event is scheduled for is just a place holder for the deadline of the Monthly Photo Contest!

We are NOT meeting anywhere to shoot!

The June Guest Judge is:
Joseph Roybal

Joseph Roybal is a professional Denver, Colorado based photographer specializing in travel, landscape, and documentary style photography that captures the essence of a country or culture. Joseph’s photography has been published in AFAR Travel Magazine, Denver Magazine, and promoted in The Denver Post and has worked for international clients such as the Four Seasons. He recently exhibited alongside world-renowned travel photographer Blaine Harrington III in the John Fielder gallery in Denver, and currently displays his work in several Denver locations. He has scouted locations for National Geographic workshops, and currently assists fellow photographer Dan Ballard with his popular landscape photography workshops.

Joseph’s passion for “off the beaten path travel comes from several years of living overseas and immersing himself in the traditional lifestyle of a country. Joseph strives to catch moments in life that may pass unnoticed, but actually reveal the rich day-to-day customs of a particular country: from sharing café au lait in the heart of the city with local Parisians to back-country expeditions in the outdoors, Joseph interacts with the community to gain a deeper understanding of their culture. Joseph sees each of these enriching experiences as an opportunity to grow, both as a photographer and as an avid traveler.

Joseph gains his inspiration from his desire to EXLORE the world around him. He discovered that the only way to truly LEARN is to be open and vulnerable to new experiences – the best photographs sometimes come from the most unpredictable situations. Joseph is working to align himself with local photographers in the Denver area and non-profit organizations abroad to SHARE his passion for travel and photojournalism. Joseph is proud to be sponsored by Zenfolio and he hopes his body of work will encourage others to see the world around us in a different light.



YOU HAVE TO HAVE TAKEN THE IMAGE YOU ARE ENTERING: We know this should be obvious, but we just want to clarify this. So no restored photos, Photoshop compilations or creations etc.

YOU CANNOT ENTER A PHOTO THAT HAS BEEN ENTERED IN A PREVIOUS MONTHLY CONTEST AND WON 1ST OR 2ND PLACE OR HONORABLE MENTION! Again, we know this should be obvious, but just in case you were thinking about doing this, we have been keeping records of the Monthly Contest Winners for quite a few years.

ONLY 1 ENTRY, PER MONTHLY CONTEST, PER GROUP MEMBER!! You can post multiple images to the Photo Album, but be sure to mark the additional images as EXHIBITION ONLY!

PLEASE NOTE: If you paid your $10.00 contest fee to enter last month's contest YOU DON'T have to pay again to enter the monthly contests for the rest of the year.

IF YOU HAVEN'T paid to enter the contest, please be sure to do so BEFORE you enter your photo.  (The payment link can be found on the left sidebar where it says "Contest Entry Fee. You don't need a Paypal account to pay, just a credit card.) If you don't pay, no worries, your image will just be flagged as exhibition only!


  • Click the "PHOTO" tab on the navigation bar at the top of the Meetup site.
  • In the "PHOTO" tab, there will be a PHOTO ALBUM titled "2013 June Photo Contest: "CULTURE"
  • Upload your entry there
  • Don't forget to give it a creative title, or I will give it a generic one!  LOL...much better if you name your image!
  • All submissions will be posted on this Meetup site.  If you don't want your image online, please don't post it!

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  • josseline van n.

    Different interpretation of culture, we all took it to be places

    June 29, 2013

  • David Brown E.

    I will post my image shortly

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perhaps a silly question, it's my first time submitting, does the image need to be taken this month or can we submit previous work?

    June 2, 2013

    • Kristen

      I asked this before, it does not need to be taken this month.

      June 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you :-)

      June 6, 2013

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