Improve your photography skills with Mohammad Moheimany

A new genre of photography contest is coming to Agora for the first time ever. This Friday 22.11.19 we are launching #Photojournalism2020!

Meet the guest judge and 11 time Top 50 photographer for his exclusive advice for achieving headlining photos! ๐Ÿ‘‡

“Hello everyone, I am Mohammad Moheimany and Iโ€Œ am a documentary and journalistic photographer in Iran. Having started photography 10 years ago, I have cooperated with several news agencies, print, and
online media both inside and outside of Iran as a freelancer.

#Photojournalism2020 Guest Judge – Mohammad Moheimany

Many of my photos have now made it to both Iranian and international photography festivals and competitions, including this year’s #AgoraAwards2019 Top 50 with one of my photos from the flood in Northern Iran that swept the roads and farms.

Mohammad’s Top 50 #AgoraAwards2019 photo – The road and the farm have been flooded

I started my journey with Agora about a year ago and have made it to the Top 50 11 times. I am really motivated by their weekly contest and hope to become a Hero one day.

Flood, north of Iran

It is an honor to have been asked to be the guest judge for Agora’s first ever edition of #Photojournalism2020 and I can’t wait to see the striking photos submitted from all over the world! Follow my 3 top tips to really impress me” ๐Ÿ‘‡

Catch the action as it happens!

Photojournalist shots must be taken in real time, which means you must always be prepared! Know about a certain occurrence happening near you? Do some investigation and make sure you know the time and exact locations so that you don’t miss the opportunity for a perfect shot. In situations when your subject can change rapidly, i.e weather, traffic or protests, it is always useful to shoot in burst mode in order to make sure you capture the exact right second!

Flood in northern Iran in New Year – Damaged agricultural land and roads ย 

No editing needed!

What is important in photojournalism is that your photo is looks real! Your shots must reflect the reality of the situation you are portraying, therefore excessive use of photoshop and manipulated images will not be appreciated to the same extent as in other genres. Subtle corrections are ok but nothing too exaggerated!

Flood in Northern Iran in New Year – Damaged agricultural land and roads ย 

Actions speak louder than words!

Your submissions must be ultra visual, illustrative and communicate with the audience. Without reading the title, description or having any background knowledge of the situation the viewers should learn something new about the world and be filled with powerful emotions.

Flood, north of Iran

๐Ÿ† Follow Mohammad’s advice and you could win:

  • $1,000
  • 100,000 โญ๏ธs
  • Feature on the AGORA Review
  • Worldwide coverage of your winning photo through our social media

In addition, the Top 50 photographers will win:

  • 5 credits
  • 5,000 โญ๏ธs

Thereโ€™s no time to waste! Put Mohammad’s tips to practise and start preparing your best #Photojournalism2019 photos for this Friday! ๐Ÿ“ธ ๐Ÿ“ƒ

Questions for the Community:

Has this post inspired your creativity?

What tips would you add to those above?

Hit the reactions below to tell us your thoughts! ๐Ÿ‘‡