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Photography Tips

[Tutorial] Tips & Guide for getting your photos selected in ShotByMi Photography Challenge!

2019-05-22 00:29:31
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Hi Mi Fans & Contestants,
It’s been more than a week since #ShotByMi Photography Challenge was launched online. THANK YOU for your active participation and submission, currently, we have received a total of over 28,000 photos from all over the world! (as of May 21, 12:15PM BST)

We are blown away to see some amazing photographs taken by worldwide Xiaomi users. Shout out to some outstanding photos that are so breathtakingly beautiful, so be sure to check out these incredible photos below!!!

We are eagerly waiting and wishing to see more of your entries, so we put together the following tips and suggestions for you to consider in order to maximize the quality of your entries, and get selected as a winner for ShotByMi Photography Challenge.  

Click here to read the entire ShotByMi Photography Challenge thread.

Tip #1  Confirm your submission site & entry status
  • Make sure that you enter / upload entries in the correct event site.
  • All participants must choose to enter the site respectively based on the country of residence of the participant. Prizes will only be awarded and distributed to those participants.
    *Source: ShotByMi PC site homepage, mobile site version may look different.  

  • Sign-in to your account to view your profile page. Click Entries to see your entry status and Achievements to see your awards.

*Source: ShotByMi PC site homepage, mobile site version may look different.  

Tip #2  Spread the word and get likes!
  • Be sure to share your work and spread the word across your social media platforms seen on the event page. Get your family and friends to vote for your photo!

*Source: Photo from “Life” theme. Taken by Sumit_Kumer_Banerjee

*Source: Example of share post on Facebook

  • Valid other’s work and give support when you spot a good photo. Visit Gallery to see all photos in each theme by clicking Latest tab.

*Source: From “Nature” theme on ShotByMi PC site homepage, mobile site version may look different.  

  • LIKE LIKE LIKE photos...increase your chances to win the monthly award: The Most Popular

Tip #3 Is your photo in the right theme?
  • Double check if your photo fits the correct theme and matches the keyword description as the following:

1. Portrait (People, Selfies, Animals)
           2. Nature (Landscape, Season, Plants)
           3. Night (Evening, Low-light, Reflection)
           4. Close-up (Macro, Details, Small objects)
           5. Street (Architecture, Fashion, Food)
           6. Life (Travel, Daily, Documentary)

Tip #4 How is your photo condition?
  • Photos that are clear is very important! If you are taking photos of people for example, the best result is to use portrait mode to create a distinct bokeh effect or a blurred background in order to make a beautiful picture.

*Source: Photo from “Portrait” theme. Taken by Partha.

  • Want to step-up your game? Try to capture the subject’s mood, expression, feeling, and personality.

*Source: Photo from “Portrait” theme. Taken by Irvanikaputra.

  • A photo has a good composition of lighting can always win the way of good quality. Using the theme of nature as an example, the scenery you are shooting should be vivid. The main subject should be easily identified. Keep it clear and crisp, not blurry and dark. Shoot horizontally to get the most of it.

*Source: Photo from “Nature” theme. Taken by Fernandes.
*Source: Photo from “Nature” theme. Taken by Vincenzo.

Tip #5 Shot By Me, what’s your story?
  • Reflect the story behind your photo. Document the emotions and the essence of a moment that can be seen visually and feels the connection.

*Source: Photo from “Life” theme. Taken by Михаил.

*Source: Photo from “Life” theme. Taken by Tavip.

  • Put your creativity to test. Design your photo, start with a unique impression by trying out dynamic angles.

*Source: Photo from “Life” theme. Taken by Manu Anand.

*Source: Photo from “Night” theme. Taken by Михайло.

Check out more amazing entries on ShotByMi event page! See Gallery and start LIKING what you see!

Good luck!


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Shahed | from Redmi 3S


Thanks for providing helpful tips.
2019-05-22 03:21:17
Best Regards,
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sikti | from Redmi Note 6 Pro


Nice tips....
2019-05-22 04:05:27


MH Imran | from Redmi Note 4


Thanks for Your Helpful Tips!
2019-05-22 05:31:15

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thanks for advice
2019-05-22 05:49:56

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M. Ahsan Ullah | from Redmi Note 5


Helpful tips
2019-05-22 07:08:38

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Sumit.9 | from Redmi 5 Plus


Thanks you so much for providing us helpful tips
2019-05-22 08:14:44
Thanks for sharing
2019-05-22 09:18:08

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thanks for sharing
2019-05-22 12:03:40
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thanks for the tips
2019-05-22 12:10:43
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thanks for the update
2019-05-22 12:43:51
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