Anyone who knows me, or who has been following me on one of the social networks (Facebook, Instagram) will no doubt have heard me harp on about Gurushots. I’ve been working with them for several years now. Recently things have really taken off and the site is now one of the most popular photography websites around.
I’m sure some of you are asking yourself ‘What is Gurushots?’ click the link to find out.
I wanted to take a few minutes to offer you some of my own Gurushots tips.
If you love photography and have not signed up yet, I can strongly recommend it. You’ll get to see some great images and play along with hundreds of thousands of other photographers. Totally free – of course there are options to spend money too if you want 😉
The purpose of this series of posts is to give you some tips as to how to do well in Gurushots and move up the ranks faster – Because I just want to help. Now, if you’re not interested in Gurushots and have no desire to sign up you should probably stop reading here. However, if you want to get more votes in Gurushots and become a Guru that bit faster, stick around.
I’ve been studying the platform recently and think I’ve come up with several top tips that I want to share with you, The first is a simple one but can make a big difference if you’re not aware of it. If you want more tips then sign up below and I’ll email you 2 more straight away.
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GURUSHOTS TIP #1
The key to success in Gurushots isn’t a mystery, it’s simply about getting more votes. To do this you need to get your photographs seen by as many players as possible and make them stand out. One of the best ways to do this is with colour and contrast. Photographs with strong, bold, natural (or close to natural) colours draw the viewers eye. Furthermore, an increase in contrast will provide that extra pop which will hopefully be enough to get people voting for it.
This will require you to process your images. If you’re not familiar with processing your photographs don’t be afraid. It’s not difficult. There are a huge range of software packages available to help you, in fact your camera probably came with one in the box.
Take a look at the photographs below. The one on the right has had a slight increase in both contrast and saturation. Nothing more, but the subtle differences make it stand out and is therefore almost certain to get more votes.
Give it a try. I think you’ll find it makes a big difference to the amount of votes you get.
Feel free to share your own tips in the comments section below.
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Finally, I’ll be adding more Gurushots Tips to my site in the future and you can find them here