BetiK , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Apr 1, 2021 : Pic by @woSch Textart by @Bouncer71 Dear photographers friends. I received with a great honor from the kind Script the invitation of opening the April's thread. I am a beginner as a hostess and would like to introduce myself initially. I'm BetiK, live in Brazil and have been in the community since I got my first OnePlus, which was a 5T in June 2018. Since then I have tried to participate in almost all threads launched here. Especially, because I'm passionate about photography. It was not always so. The main reason for the awakening was the various publications and contests here in the community on this subject. I've also learned a lot here. In this huge and phenomenal community there are many experts who are constantly showing their techniques and teaching entire photography courses for free. Besides, for me the photography art is much more than knowledge, technics and equipments to duplicate an image from our eyes, but also needs to transmit sensations and purposes for those who are looking at. At this point, everyone has their skills. The pleasure of introducing the April's contest, will undoubtedly be the greatest of my life as an amateur photographer. The theme has a lot to do with the big news already announced for this year's beginning. OnePlus and Hasselblad got together to bring us a tasty Lemonade that already makes our mouth water, I mean the great OnePlus 9 Series. So the theme will be YELLOW The yellow from shining flowers in the sun until the simple objects from outside or even inside the house, office and streets to those who can go out in this sad pandemic time etc... As a curiosity the flag of my country has also this color among the green, blue and white in the yellow diamond that signifies the mineral richness of the Brazilian soil. Therefore this color has a superb meaning. Here some pics I took from my collection to show and stimulate your skills and creativity. Feel free to explore the universe of possibilities that this outstanding color offers and remember, read the rules before posting. Good luck to everyone. Additional thanks to @woSch and @Bouncer71 Contest Rules 1 winner per week (1-7/8-14/15-21/22-end of month), 4 winners per month who all will receive the OnePlus Urban Traveler Backpack (arctic white). 3 pictures max. per post, 4 posts max. in the whole month All pictures have to be taken within the current month, maximum is the last week of March!!!! State the specific device/ editing software/ hardware (extra lenses) OnePlus reserves the right to request original photo files before fulfilling prizes if plagiarism is suspected. The photos that can not be verified are disqualified. Copyright infringement is strictly prohibited. Users who post pictures that were copied from the internet, or were not taken with an OnePlus device, get a code of conduct warning, plus a reply-ban for the contest for the actual plus the following two months. Terms and Conditions applied. How Do We Select Winners? The pre-selection team consists of: @Bouncer71 , @cdnfarmer , @hennes , @otto2 , @script , @TibiTibi , and @woSch. We check all pictures of the contest, discuss, which we think are the best, and collect them in a separate thread. Then this group of experts, plus OnePlus staff members, go in a second round through that collection and nominate the 4 or 5 best pictures of the current week. Out of this elite the final weekly winning picture gets selected. It's really a long and careful process. Finally, the selected picture has to get checked! Therefore it's needed to contact the person that has posted the picture, ask him or her to send in the original uncompressed file, to get the EXIF data checked. Only after that final check the winning picture can be announced in the forum. And again, it's never settle. Additional Reading The amazing compression app: YaImCo Google Cam Ports for OnePlus phones The Rule of Thirds HOWTO - Upload photos (browser version) Last month's thread Photography Tutorials Link Collection by @script PHOTO+ "Rethink the photo"