Photo challenge:

Male Portraits

Photo Challenge: Male Portraits

April 24, 2017 11:30 0 comment

Theme: Male Portraits

CoinaPhoto wants you to explore the full diversity and character of the Male Portrait. Every face is unique and capable of telling a story with a single expression. Masculinity is not limited by traditions of profession or culture any longer. Let us view the varied contrast of compassion, wisdom and courage in your 'Portraits of Men'. Enter challenge for a chance to win our grand prize.

About challenge


Grand Prize Winner: $100 Amazon voucher for photography equipment and be featured in our upcoming social media campaign. The winner will also be rewarded with Ultimate Lightroom Presets Workflow System worth $97 for free download.

1st Runner Up: Ultimate Lightroom Pastel Workflow System for free download

2nd Runner Up: Lightroom HDR Workflow System for free download


  • Contest begins April 24, 2017 and ends May 18, 2017
  • Winners announced May 23, 2017


CoinaPhoto user: Mang Gusting

Photo: The Old One

Location: Doha, Qatar

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  • Rumaisa Khan, member of Team CoinaPhoto
  • Flow West, winner of Shades of Purple Photo Challange

Judge’s Feedback:

"When looking at the old wise man in the picture, I felt controlled calmness, like he was getting ready to say something important. The colour balance that the photographer has used in this photo creates a very melancholic and almost gloomy feeling. Nice use of depth of field and costume choice. The murky background adds to the tranquil feeling of the shot. The contrast in the photo highlights the wrinkled skin of the old man.  A great male portrait that shows masculinity!" - Flow

"This is an amazing example of a male portrait. Every inch of the man's portrait tells a significant story of his past. His eyes mimick a sense of wisdom while his body language boasts a calm composture." - Rumaisa 


Other entries that won us over:

Photo: Baptiste

Photographer: Macarena De Noia

Location: Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil

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"A very nice male portrait because of the pose of the character and the hard lighting that highlights almost nothing in the foreground besides the face of the model. The glowing top hair and the the facial and body hair are very dominant in this picture and represent a young, strong masculine man. The lighting and contrast of the background is also quite adequate even though it is a complete change in style to the very high contrast and hard lighting of the foreground. Great job capturing a very sexy and masculine moment!" - Flow


Photo: Master with pet

Photographer: Chinmoy Biswas

Location: Calcutta, India

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"The photographer captured a beautifully colourful moment between himself and his beloved pet. Really good timing as the photo captures the Camel's expression. Great use of depth of field! It really shows the relationship between the master and the camel which is not easy to capture in a picture. I love the vibrant head gear that the old man is wearing, it adds a nice tinge of colour to the photo." - Flow

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