GuruShots: winning photos from the Art of Architecture competition


Considered the biggest photo game in the world, GuruShots (opens in a new tab) is an online platform that offers a fun and structured way to showcase your images while gaining global exposure for your work.

By competing in epic challenges against millions of photographers, you can earn instant feedback from over three billion monthly votes and increase your Rookie Rank to ultimate Guru status (and bragging rights).

GuruShots challenges are voted on by platform gurus and the wider community, and there’s a new challenge every day. Winners can receive prizes from GuruShots sponsors such as Adorama, Kodak, Lowepro and Lensbaby.

Architecture is a fantastic subject for photography. With the Art of Architecture challenge, we wanted to see how you captured the tones and textures of buildings, representing them as enduring works of art and cultural symbols.

The winning images did not disappoint and we enjoyed seeing everything from abstract designs to black and white masterpieces. We recommend scrolling through the images to see how all the top photographers interpreted the brief.

The top 20 ranked images will be published in Photography Week magazine (opens in a new tab)and we’re happy to feature those images below, along with the rest of the best photography featured in the gallery that follows.

Best Photographer (Image credit: Stéphane Le Lapin Furieux – France)

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Top picture (Image credit: Suicide Squad Llama – Spain)

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The Guru’s Best Choice (Image credit: Humprey Cogay – Philippines)

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#4 (Image credit: Kuba Tatulinski – Poland)

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#5 (Image credit: Andrew Cruickshank – UK)

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#6 (Image credit: RLI Photography – USA)

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#seven (Image credit: Grazyna Fuchs – Poland)

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#8 (Image credit: Markus Paananen – Sweden)

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#9 (Image credit: Joaquim Capitao – Belgium)

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#ten (Image credit: Žaneta Bringel – Portugal)

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#11 (Image credit: Jason Unger – USA)

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#12 (Image credit: Barbara Schaer – Estonia)

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#13 (Image credit: Fernando Muller – Brazil)

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#14 (Image credit: Nicolene Dreyer – Australia)

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#15 (Image credit: Julia Peregoudova – Canada)

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#16 (Image credit: John Pressly – USA)

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#17 (Image credit: Ilan Horn – Israel)

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#18 (Image credit: Anna Ferdinanda – Netherlands)

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#19 (Image credit: Jess van Putten – South Africa)

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#20 (Image credit: Pran Kuver – USA)

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#21 (Image credit: Petra McKenzie – USA)

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#22 (Image credit: Lyn Strong – New Zealand)

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#23 (Image credit: RonaldvanTol – Netherlands)

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Here are the remaining images of the best entries from GuruShots’ Art of Architecture competition – click the arrows to scroll through the full gallery.

To find out more, register and take part in the next challenge, go to www.gurushots.com (opens in a new tab).

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