GuruShots is a revolutionary Photography app for people who love taking photos
- Have amazing fun with your photos!
- Improve your photography skills & receive awesome Insights on your photos
- Enjoy daily photo challenges. Win real prizes
- FREE to join & easy to get started
Love taking Photos? GuruShots connects & inspires millions of photo enthusiasts around the world. It’s a great way to showcase your photos.
GuruShots is reinventing the way people interact with their photos, making it more fun, exciting and rewarding.
Take your photography skills to the next level!
Get massive exposure for your photos, Meaningful recognition & instant feedback from 500m+ monthly votes. Receive awesome insights on your photos, improve & get fresh ideas.
Why join GuruShots?
+ It’s fun, social and helps improve photo-taking skills
+ Challenge Yourself; Stay motivated!
+ Get Instant Feedback on your photos from 3B+ Monthly Votes
+ Win amazing real world prizes; Over $600K in prizes
+ Get massive exposure for your photos
+ Find out how good your photos really are
+ Get your photos exhibited in galleries around the world
Ready to show off your awesome photos? Join millions of photo enthusiasts around the world who are already hooked!
Take part in daily photo challenges & win real prizes
Challenge yourself. Show your photography talent and win photo contests. Start your journey as a Newbie, take part in daily photo contests and work your way to Guru status by receiving peer votes and achievements on your photos!
Every photo competition has amazing prizes, so all that's left is just submit your photos and give it a try.
Get your photos exhibited in galleries around the world
GuruShots give you the opportunity to showcase your photos in galleries and photo fairs around the world. Submit your photos to one of our photo contests for the chance to get massive exposure and show off your work to art lovers from around the world.
Connect with photographers like you
Tap into a Fast-growing social community of millions of Photo Enthusiasts of all levels
Anyone can join
Suitable for anyone who's passionate about photography at any level; Mobile Photography and DSLR Photography alike
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Ratings and Reviews
Entertaining, Helpful, but Disappointing
This is a fun app that is a good way to progress your photography via incentive to produce images and quality as well as seeing examples and learning from others shots. It’s a good way to pass the time as well.
However - the voting process is flawed. In order to increase your exposure and get votes you essentially need to vote for hundreds of images constantly. Nobody has time for that. What ends up happening is that you are not voting for the best photos, you’re simply voting for as many decent looking photos as you can as quick as you can. Which doesn’t bode well for you’re images and doesn’t end with he best images as the winners. Secondly, the only way to advance in levels (does it even matter?) is to get guru picks. This seems to be just about impossible. I’ve entered so many contests with so many photos and have yet to get a guru pick. I’ve ended up in the top 10-20% in many contests but have not gotten a guru pick. Finally, the app has been cleverly created with an algorithm for voting that gets you a bunch of votes quickly when you post an image, but then slows down. The only way to increase voting (and stay relevant on the leaderboard) is to swap images, which you eventually need to pay for. This I get, and don’t really have a problem with. In fact I think it is smart on the developers part. Just be warned.
This app is great if you appreciate photography. I enjoy seeing other photos and have gotten some great ideas. Occasionally I’ll receive a short video through the app with photography tips - very helpful. Challenge: getting enough viewing for a guru pick. When I first upload for a challenge I can receive a large number of votes within the first day. After that voting slows down. An option to increase votes is to swap a photo. Unfortunately you only receive the occasional free swap but can purchase additional swaps. Also, in the recent update the view for voting has changed on the mobile app. It used to show one photo at a time, which you can still do if you select that mode. However the default is to view a large number of photos on one screen, and they are at different sizes. Who decides which photos appear larger than the others? Some of the photos are so small they are very difficult to see details. Hurried voting will be less about quality and more about increasing your exposure meter.
Love and hate
I really do love this app! I just have a couple concerns and frustrations as well.
1) I can’t say voting is always fair. Photos that are not within the guidelines of challenge details sometimes get high voting just because they are pretty pictures and I don’t agree with that. For example the shadows challenge, water reflections and silhouettes are NOT shadows!
2) A lot of adult content is not marked as such! There have been many times when I am scrolling through photos and nudity is forced upon my eyes! I can understand nudity in photography and the beauty of it but people should have the choice if they want to see it or not. I feel like the administrators of this app should take stuff like this more seriously. And sometimes the nude photos are done in suggestive or provocative ways which is ridiculous to say the least.
Other than those things, this app is an awesome community for photographers, beginners and pros. It gives great opportunity to grow and learn and keeps my days full, looking for beauty everywhere I go!
- Gurushots Ltd
- 100.1 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Gambling and Contests
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- © GuruShots Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- 1 Swap $0.99
- 15 Fills $4.99
- 5 Fills $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.