Your best shot yet and what Ellp has to do with it aka Ellp Photography Contest

Written by Aneta
Marketing Champion


July 6 - (5 Min Read)

That perfect shot – where the lighting is just right, playing around the detail the way you want it. The point of focus and frame couldn’t be better. The subtle shadows and half-tones.

Capturing a moment at its perfect glory.

Everyone who truly loves the camera has experienced this amazing thrill at least once in their lifetime. The excitement of being one with the lens, with the environment, with the object. Being able to capture the image equal or better to the one in your imagination. It calls for a celebration!

Here, at Ellp, we get that! Combine that with the fact that we’ve always seen Ellp as your personal assistant. And wouldn’t it be your assistant’s task to make sure you share your best work with the world and get credit for it? Wouldn’t he or she be there for you to make it as simple and easy as possible? Making sure that you will be featured globally? This is why we decided to open one of our most popular cards to our users! How?

The card called ‘When my favorite site posts a picture, set it as desktop background’ will now feature Ellp Gallery as well! All users who have this card active may choose to see your picture instead of the one of National Geographic or NASA. Isn’t that exciting?

So, what to do to get into the Ellp Gallery, you must be asking right now. It’s easier than you think!

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Ellp Photography Contest starts now!

Starting today, 6th July 2017 Ellp Ltd. will be accepting submissions to the Ellp Photography Contest. Every two weeks, Ellp’s team will be choosing up to 14 pictures to feature within Ellp automation tool and ensure your exposure to thousands of our users. And yes, we will be linking your photo back to you and your website!

In order to participate, you must be a living photographer of adult age and all you have to do is to:

  1. Choose the shots you want to share with other Ellp users;
  2. Install Ellp on your device using the same email address that is used to enter this contest unless you are already an Ellp user;
  3. Send us the chosen shot/shots to the photographers@ellp.com using the same email address used to install Ellp (no payment required, for the time being, Ellp will be offered to you for free);
  4. Share Ellp via your social media profiles (optional yet appreciated for Ellp users) and mandatory for those of you who cannot install Ellp on their device (for instance Mac users);
  5. Share one of your photographic works on Instagram, and tag Ellp on said photograph. This is a mandatory requirement for all participants.
  6. Ensure you are the rightful owner of the photographic work you submit;
  7. Wait to hear back from us if Ellp chooses your submitted photographic work!

What we will do:

  1. Celebrate receiving your email;
  2. Indulge in the beauty of your shot;
  3. Verify whether or not your email address is in the database of Ellp users;
  4. Inform you via email if any of your photographs have been chosen by Ellp;
  5. Feature your work in the Ellp Gallery to share it with the whole world for between 1 to  7 days, attributing the photograph to you and linking back to your website.

A Mac user? Not a problem. We appreciate that you are not able to install and enjoy Ellp, therefore we give you another way in: make sure you share Ellp with your friends via your social media profiles, attach the link to your social media update and you are good to go.

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How to prepare your picture:

Below, you can find the technical requirements of the contest.

  • Format: JPEG
  • Minimum Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Orientation: Landscape
  • Photographs should be submitted with a title, date shot and location
  • Attribution: Photographer’s name to credit the picture. A website URL to link back the picture to (if applicable)
  • Photographs should not be watermarked
  • Name or title of the photographs submitted

Failing to meet the requirements as listed above eliminates your masterpiece from the contest. Please make sure you follow them step by step!

The admission closes on the 30th September 2017. To participate please read our terms and conditions.

In case you’d like to get some guidelines on how to set up Ellp on your PC to get the most of it, we have you covered. Just follow the suggestions we shared in our Top 10 Ellp Cards for Photographers blog post and enjoy your digital butler.

This is not a trial. It’s yours to keep!

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Help us spread the word

One more thing before you go! Please, make sure you spread the word about Ellp Photography Contest in your circle. There is plenty of opportunities to be featured in Ellp so you are not risking anything – quite the opposite – you further establish yourself as helpful and considerate; you have a chance to build even stronger relationships with your fellow photographers and you help us make this contest as big as possible!

Just click on the Share button and tag your friends who will get really excited about this! And then, go and send us these shots! We can’t wait to see them!

 

Top 10 Ellp Cards for Photographers

Written by Aneta
Marketing Champion


June 22 - (5 Min Read)

Andrew held a big mug of his favorite coffee and intensely stared at his screen. From the moment he put his headset on, he couldn’t hear anything that was happening in a small one bedroom apartment, recently adapted to a photo studio. He was preparing for an upcoming Insta session with his friends. He knows how daunting and overwhelming it can be. That’s why he needed to download several shots for inspiration.

With a simple flip of the switch, he set up Ellp to save all pictures in ‘Insta’ folder on his desktop. Now, all he needed to do was to choose the best shots. He didn’t need to worry about downloading the same file twice during his hunt for inspiration, as Ellp was there to notify him about any duplicates. Limited space on his laptop, the issue his friends experienced so many times no matter how big their drives seemed to be, was also not an issue for him. Ellp was there to free up some space on his disk, every time his disk became 85% full. Enjoying his PC assistant doing a lot of his job for him, Andrew wished that Ellp could also choose the best props for his upcoming session, too.

Cards Andrew is using:

  • When I download a picture, save it to my preferred folder
  • When I download the same file twice, let me know
  • When my hard disk is getting full, free up space

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At first, Jack didn’t want to try another free app, when Andrew recommended it to him. It didn’t take him too long though to find his favorite set of cards. New National Geographic Photo of the Day automatically set as his desktop background every day got his creative juices flowing and was a good productivity boost. Nevertheless, photo editing could become a very draining task at times. In fact, Jack had the tendency to spend more time on Facebook than adjusting lighting settings of Andrew’s shots. Until Ellp came to help. The app would ping him back to work every time he spent over 10 minutes mindlessly scrolling through his newsfeed. Plus, there would be no more fighting at the studio that he left his progressive music on when he left his desk for a moment. Ellp simply mutes the sound for him when he locks his PC.

Cards Jack is using:

  • When my favorite site posts a picture, set as desktop background
  • When I’m spending too much time on Facebook, ping me
  • When I lock my PC, mute the sound

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What Alex likes about Ellp is how the app supports his mobile lifestyle. His favorite card monitors his laptop battery level for him and notifies him if it goes down to 40%. It minimizes the risk of the battery going flat on him during meetings with clients, that he likes to hold in local coffee shops. Being notified about open WiFi spots is always a bonus. In order to stay on top of any hacking attempts, Alex uses an Ellp card that alerts him in the case of a data breach involving his email address. But he is especially proud to discover that Ellp can assist as a market researcher, too. Whenever Andrew, his brother, is tagged on a photo on FB, Ellp downloads this photo to ‘Andrew’s Best FB Pics’ folder. This way, with Ellp’s help, they can create a database with Andrew’s most popular work.

Cards Alex is using:

  • When there is a new open WiFi spot, let me know
  • When my battery is half empty, let me know
  • When my email is involved in a data breach, alert me
  • When I’m tagged in a Facebook photo, download a copy

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This is not a trial. It’s yours to keep!

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We wrote Top 10 Ellp Cards for Photographers article to guide you on how to set up Ellp to support your photography endeavors. We hope you find it useful. Don’t just take our word for it, see what others had to say about Ellp, on our testimonials page

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