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My Best Photo: Our Photo Team's Top Picks & Tips

By EyeEm Team - 3 min read

Whether it be breathtaking landscapes, fashion shoots, photos of architecture or thought-provoking portrait photography, our editors' share their favourite photos from our ongoing competition – My Best Photo– and tell us what can make your photo stand out.

Our My Best Photo Mission is about showcasing incredible emerging talent and our diverse community of creative storytellers – wherever they may be in the world. Our editors’ share their visual highlights from the Mission and industry insights as to what makes a compelling image.

animals in the wild, one animal, water, animal, bird

My Best Photo Highlights Unique Photography Style and Techniques

We called upon our creative community to show us the photos that mean the most to them – showcasing unexpected the style, technique or subjects. This Mission is your opportunity to show us your world. We want to see what you do in the everyday moments or the events shaping your year. Every photo tells a story, and My Best Photo is about telling us yours!

Enter the Mission now to have your work selected by our editors and showcased to our global community of photographers, filmmakers and image buyers!

architecture, sky, building exterior, built structure, nature

“When I see this image I’m instantly reminded of the work of Stephen Shore. I feel as though it reveals the isolation and atmosphere of middle America that he captured, even though it’s Brighton!”

- Jonny, Visual Lead Enterprise

human body part, indoors, red, low section, women
sky, water, cloud - sky, animal, animal themes
one person, hairstyle, hair, young adult, long hair

“It’s hard to put into words why any photo is ‘the one’, but along with colour, composition and calibre, something off-kilter will always draw you in… an authentic imperfection.”

- Loren, Photo Editor

desert, sand dune, climate, sand, arid climate
architecture, built structure, building exterior, low angle view, clear sky
cat, domestic animals, domestic, domestic cat, pets
mountain, scenics - nature, beauty in nature, sky, mountain range
one person, window, real people, transparent, lifestyles
land, sky, sand, one person, real people
rock formation, geology, rock, eroded, solid
indoors, wall - building feature, one person, pattern, full length

“A good photo does not mean a perfect photo. An image stands out to me when I see that the photographer is intentional about trying new techniques and allowing ‘mistakes’ to happen. The skill is your selection - navigating through 1,000s of photos and having the creative confidence to find the one that says the most.”

- Nicolas, Photo Review Lead

hand, human hand, real people, human body part, men
 Asia,  Bogor,  Bowl,  Casual Clothing,  Crockery
low angle view, sky, built structure, nature, tower
one person, hair, hairstyle, headshot, long hair
sky, built structure, building exterior, architecture, nature
sea, water, horizon over water, horizon, sky
holding, selective focus, human hand, hand, indoors

5 Tips for Making Your Photo Stand Out

  • Look to other photographers for inspiration
  • Use location to tell a story
  • Be authentic by sharing stories of everyday moments
  • Remain adventurous with new photography techniques
  • Invest time into your selection process
  •  Astronomy,  Beauty In Nature,  California,  Environment,  Formation

    Do you have a photo you want to share? Having your photography featured here on the Magazine or across our social channels is the best way to have your work seen and your career taken to the next level.

    Join the Mission here and submit your best photo!