Weekly Photo Contest: No Filter

Show us the best picture you can take right out of the camera with on edits

If you've spent any time on Instagram you're likely familiar with people using #nofilter to indicate that they didn't edit the picture (whether they're always being truthful is another thing) before posting. In our usual weekly photo contests we encourage editing and filtering because photography can be a creative experience even after the picture is taken. This week, however, we're making our prompt "no filter" — you can take pictures of anything you want using any Android device you want, but we aren't allowing any editing or filters this week.

When you enter your unedited photo, you'll be in the running to win one of two BlackBerry Music Gateways (yes, they work with Android!) — another great prize just for getting out there and taking pictures.

Entering is easy. Just drop your entry in a forums post at the link below. Tell us what Android you used to get the picture, and any back story you want to add to it. We'll pick a winner Tuesday (March 25) night at 11:59 PM ET, and announce them on the blog with next Wednesday's contest.

Enter this week's photo contest

  • Pictures must be taken with an Android device
  • Pictures must be uploaded to the contest thread. I'm not running all over the Internet to track them down.
  • You have to tell us what device you used to take the picture, and no editing is allowed this week.
  • You must have used a valid email address to register here at AC, so I know how to contact the winner.
  • Only one entry per week per person.

Good luck, everyone!


Reader comments

Weekly Photo Contest: No Filter


I would consider cropping an edit after the pic was taken. HDR "mode" is something I think should be allowed as it is not an after edit of the pic. Just my thoughts.

In-camera HDR is fine — for most people that's just a setting that's on all the time on their phone. No post-processing HDR though.

What's "on edits"? Kidding. What about scene modes within the camera app?

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Scenes are alright, I suppose, as they're just groupings of manual controls over the camera. But no active filters or "art" filters in the camera app.

Photo spheres are allowed since they can now be embedded in the forums, but we're really looking for "normal" pictures in the contest.

My last shadow pic would have been perfect for this one. I think editing my shadow pic wouldn't have made it natural.

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I don't care what anyone says the camera on the HTC One rocks. I'll be submitting my photo from the One as well. Great picture :)

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In the Forums, there's a link in the article. You will need to use a computer or laptop though to easily post your photo.

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Nexus 5 allows to click a 360 degree panorama photo and then let us create a tiny planet view. There is no image editing attach to that process, except converting 360 panorama into tiny planet.

Is that allowed ?

Please let me know.

Thank you Andrew