hidden photos

By popular demand, you can now hide photos from public view. There are a couple caveats at the moment…

Uploaded photos are immediately thrown into competition, so for the moment you’ll need to wait until your photo is out of the combine to hide it.

To hide a photo:

When viewing your photo, look for the red box with a hide this photo button.

If you click that button, your photo will not be visible in your public profile, any public list of your photos, or on the photo leaderboards or in the comments feed. However, your photo will remain visible in previous contest results and if it appeared in the activity feed.

You can restore photos you’ve hidden. Go to your profile page, scroll down to the Hidden Photos section and go from there.

you’ll have the immediate option of restoring it to view. If you navigate away without hitting that button, you’ll have to wait until we code a section on your profile page that displays your hidden images before you can restore any hidden photos. UPDATE: Just added a clunky version of that.

If you see or have uploaded a photo that needs to be removed from the site entirely, contact us at the support link at the bottom of this page.


Some new stuff

A few things new on the site:

– Better stats, broken down by category, on Your Profile page.

– The Black and White, Color, People, and Places contests have been completely re-vamped. Now you can enter your photographs into any of those contests and compete through as many as ten stages. Only the best photos will make it to the top.

– Less repetition in judging – big thanks to Jason for some great analysis on that.

And of course, October photos will be considered for fovi8 zine #3.

Thoughts, problems, confused? Let us know!


Site Updates

Lots of updates to the site since the last post. As always, keep the feedback coming!

– You can now add your instagram and twitter handles to your profile, and that profile page now has a nav bar on top and bottom that makes it easier to navigate.

– All open contests are listed on the Activity page

Photo and Player leaderboards cleaned up.

Contest Results page cleaned up

– Added some stats and links (twitter, instagram, website) to the page that shows all photos from a photographer: example

– Judge levels are off at the moment and will be re-calc’d today.

– oh yeah, six days left to upload photos for fovi8 zine #2!!


fovi8 Magazine – issue #1 is now available

Issue #1 of fovi8 is available on the site, featuring work by these photographers:

malarchy, erik, JSturr, AlexG, trevor, Jason, magicube, Eric Dacus, keithj, rpfeiffer, NotFaithorJoy, btyroler, kendrickryan, Szalay, fotoski, jasehill, RRomeike, Jeff Carlson, dcphoto110, chuq, fkjolseth, esined, nikichan, nashgraphy, rrs.

You can pick it up here, for 15 fovi8 Diamonds.


fovi8 daily update

fovi8 Zine
The layout is just about finished and we’ll be offering copies for sale here shortly
Acitvity Feed
We’ve added a new page to the site, Activity, which lets you follow along with everything that happens on the site – contests opening and closing, photos and players advancing, etc.
You can now tip other players stars when you see something you like more than just a like. You can tip from the Activity page.
We’ve got leaderboards for photos and players, and a page for contest results. We’ll be fine tuning what stats we list there, so if you have ideas for what you’d like to see, hit us back…


Submissions Wanted!


Thanks for the overwhelming response for our first issue! All photos submitted in August will compete in a huge single contest. In the meantime, we’re tightening up the site, adding a bunch of features, and figuring out the whole magazine part of things full-speed.



Entering a photo is just a quick upload. We’re giving new users 4 free uploads and another free one every day you come back to the site. There are no limits so enter as many as you like!
fovi8 was created by photographers for photographers – you keep the copyright.


You and other fovi8 users judge the photos in small sets. The top three from each set move on to round two, which is also judged by users. We give out stars (free uploads) to the top ranking judge in every set, and every photo earns rank and points.


The top-ranked photos will be published in the October 2017 issue of fovi8 Magazine, which will be available online and print.
Additionally, you can enter your photos into secondary contests like People, or Places, or the Brawl, which pays winning photos and judges in cash-redeemable diamonds.


It’s hard to even scratch the surface of fovi8 in a small post like this. We’ll be announcing many more details about the magazine, the platform, and the mobile app.