1. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    This week we're asking you to take a killer photo for your avatar here on iMore! Although self-portraits are extremely popular for people to use as their avatar, this is not a requirement. Pick a subject that reflects *you*, get creative, and capture that killer image that translates into the perfect avatar for *you*.

    The rules

    The rules of entry are very simple. The photo must have been taken with an iPhone or iPad (we'll check the EXIF data of the original file to verify) and any edits must have been done with an iPhone or iPad app. No Photoshop CS6! If you have external lens accessories you are more than welcome to use them.

    Additional Rule: For this contest, you must also set your photo as your iMore avatar in addition to sharing it to this thread.

    Resources

    Now, before you run off to take your photos, remember that it's not technical skill alone that will claim this prize. Even if you're not the best photographer (yet!), a great eye and a great subject can still get you the win. However, a little help can never hurt, so make sure you check out these articles from our iPhone photography series for some tips.

    How to take great looking portraits with your iPhone camera
    How to edit portraits with iPhoto for iPhone and iPad
    How to make your iPhone photographs more powerful with negative space
    How to make your iPhone photography more striking with the rule of thirds

    The contest begins now and ends next Wednesday, July 18 at 9p Pacific.
    Joebin, rvzz and trickedoutdavid like this.
    07-12-2012 10:42 AM
  2. OnlyOneJK's Avatar
    Taken with iPhone native Camera App. Used Olloclip Macro. Edits in VSCOCam app. One of my favorite photos. The 16-pin connector is one of the most iconic (and genius in terms of branding) apple accessories ever. Even if the new iPhone and future products say farewell, it will never be forgotten by all of us. (Probably because we'll have plenty of old cables laying around everywhere)

    -OnlyOneJK
    07-12-2012 11:49 AM
  3. Tre's Avatar
    Taken and edited with my iPhone4. The photo was just a spur of the moment thing and I had left the flash on by accident, but the results were pretty awesome.

    Steps: iPhone camera app -> Camera+ for cropping and filter -> LED Photo app for background pixel effect -> Juxtaposer app for photo overlay -> Camera+ for cropping once again.

    (Edited to include which apps I used)
    Last edited by Tre; 07-13-2012 at 02:25 PM.
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    07-12-2012 12:01 PM
  4. edotch's Avatar
    edited with camera+
    07-12-2012 12:17 PM
  5. ozmacr's Avatar
    Taken with my IPhone 4S, edited with Camera+. It's of my 3yr old little angel that has claimed my IPad 2 as hers. The only time I get to use it is when she instructs me to buy something on itunes.

    Attachment 17261
    07-12-2012 12:34 PM
  6. ParanoidPyro's Avatar
    Taken with iPhone4s, edited with iDarkroom and Instagram.

    **edit: the original photo's exif data was cleared out by idarkroom or instagram.**
    Last edited by ParanoidPyro; 07-19-2012 at 01:52 PM.
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    07-12-2012 12:40 PM
  7. fujiwarakazeyuki's Avatar
    Taken from my iphone 4 and i edited it with #iphoto #facecam and i mosaic it with #iphotomosaic app with the #imore logo. I'm pretty sure you didn't notice the imore logo?
    07-12-2012 01:08 PM
  8. fujiwarakazeyuki's Avatar
    Taken from my iphone 4 and i edited it with #iphoto #facecam and i mosaic it with #iphotomosaic app with the #imore logo. I'm pretty sure you didn't notice the imore logo?
    this is the picture: since its not showing in my avatar yet!
    07-12-2012 01:14 PM
  9. fujiwarakazeyuki's Avatar
    Taken from my iphone 4 and i edited it with #iphoto #facecam and i mosaic it with #iphotomosaic app with the #imore logo. I'm pretty sure you didn't notice the imore logo???
    07-12-2012 01:23 PM
  10. tqmcguire's Avatar
    Taken with iPhone 4S front camera. Imported into Instagram to crop and filter. I love this picture. I wear earphones or headphones about 10 hours a day... my poor ears in about 20 years; oh well. I love my white Beats and I love my music so this picture just says "Travis" to me. The picture came out exactly how I wanted it. The red cable gives it just that little pop of color.
    07-12-2012 01:32 PM
  11. iGeo's Avatar
    Taken with iPhone 4 and edited with Pic Stitch and Toon Paint
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    07-12-2012 01:36 PM
  12. aaronlvance's Avatar
    My family and I travel a lot to Colombia, so this photo sums up who I am.

    In case you're wondering, I have a glass bowl on my desk with the pic of my wife and I and a world marble in it, and there's a Colombian flag hanging on the wall next to me. That explains the odd reflection.

    I used Snapseed for a couple simple edits

    Thanks for the motivation to change our avatars! I would really really like to win
    07-12-2012 03:03 PM
  13. alectis's Avatar
    taken with my iPhone 4S, edited with Camera+ and Decim8
    Last edited by graziano; 07-12-2012 at 03:58 PM.
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    07-12-2012 03:51 PM
  14. rpol86's Avatar
    Took this with the iPhone camera, edited with iPhoto for iPhone.

    These are my girlfriend's and I dogs, that was the first night they met and acted as if they knew each other!
    07-12-2012 04:09 PM
  15. Stubbs69's Avatar
    Love this contest idea. I frakking love this as my avatar!
    07-12-2012 04:16 PM
  16. cydia.program's Avatar
    Taken with Camera + and touched up with Camerabag
    07-12-2012 05:20 PM
  17. tjlambert's Avatar
    Too bad I missed the automotive contest... I took this shot a while back; It's me kneeling next to my new truck, with the car I just traded in for it reflected in the bumpers' shine. It really did hurt to see it go, I loved that little car.
    Photo taken with iPhone 4 as an HDR and cropped & edited in iPhoto for iPhone.
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    07-12-2012 08:30 PM
  18. just_nata's Avatar
    This photo was taken with 645 PRO for iPhone, edited on iPad with iPhoto
    07-12-2012 08:58 PM
  19. techguyontime's Avatar
    Took with Camera+ and edited with Big Lens
    Joebin likes this.
    07-12-2012 09:10 PM
  20. rvzz's Avatar
    Took with iPhone 4 and edited with iPhoto
    07-12-2012 09:57 PM
  21. dandadashev's Avatar
    Picture of my little sister I took earlier today on my iPhone 4S, I then edited it on the iCamera app and used the '70s effect.
    07-12-2012 10:44 PM
  22. dandadashev's Avatar
    I took this with my iPhone 4S. Its my baby sister and im just in love with this photo. I edited this with iCamera with the 70s effect.
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    07-12-2012 10:59 PM
  23. rdrum's Avatar
    My avatar submission was snapped with my iPhone 4, using Hipstamatic. No other editing or filtering was done.
    07-13-2012 08:42 AM
  24. LaPs's Avatar
    I wear a suit 5 days a week, so here I am!

    Took this with my iPhone4 using camera+, and then brought it into Filterstorm for edits. Masked out the background over my shoulder, and then applied some vignetting.
    Joebin likes this.
    07-13-2012 09:12 AM
  25. OnlyOneJK's Avatar
    Taken with iPhone native Camera App. Used Olloclip Macro. Edits in VSCOCam app. One of my favorite photos. The 16-pin connector is one of the most iconic (and genius in terms of branding) apple accessories ever. Even if the new iPhone and future products say farewell, it will never be forgotten by all of us. (Probably because we'll have plenty of old cables laying around everywhere)

    -OnlyOneJK
    any tips on how to get this image under 19kb so it will work as my avi? I emailed it to myself around 29kb. I want to get it lower so it will show up on my avi, but not sure how.
    07-13-2012 10:04 AM
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