Last time, marketing strategy is mostly lucky draws.
Nowadays it's alot of facebook publicity and photography contests. other than the resason that many people have a facebook account, It also shows that more people are into photography or owns a dslr( or other photography equipment) that's why they are tapping on these markets
The photos have been shortlisted.
Any of your photo been shortlisted.
No offense, top 10 at least got 5 are ordinary snapshots......... (photos 1,3,8,9,10)
photo 6 will look better if it is not HDR... the steak looks disgusting
My choice will be photo 4
guess its up to individual preference. thats what art and photography is about after all.
Having the last say doesn't mean you are correct, it just mean you are desperate.