Monthly Contest Series News!


As promised, the March contest series has drawn to a close.  The winner for March gets an excellent copy of the book:  “Studio Lighting Anywhere”!  Thanks to my good friend, Joe Farace for contributing not one but two copies of this book to some lucky participants!  The winners are:

aimeeern and SpikeOne2011









 To get your prizes, please contact me via email or Flickr messaging to exchange shipping info so I can get them to you!  These two photos perfectly captured the essence of the theme and for the two of you – congratulations and thanks to everyone for participating!  Now that we’re in April, the new contest is ready to launch, and if you listened to the last podcast, you’d know that Laura Shoe has generously donated a copy of her Lightroom 4 video series to some lucky listener.  Standard rules apply, so get on shooting as we head into the “April Showers” month of the year.  That being the case, the theme for this month is:  Showers!

Here’s the full rule set:

1. One photo per person
2. Must be work-safe/family-friendly
3. Posted to this Flickr thread
4. Largest side must be no more than 800px or less than 600px (this is only so that the winning image can be displayed well…)
5. Taken within the last 60 days (preferably during the contest window)
6. Images must be done by Sunday, April 29th!
7. Theme is SHOWERS
8. And most importantly, have fun!

Thanks also to Laura and Joe for their generous contributions to the contest series to help keep things going!  As always, the creativity is amazing that comes out of these.  I learn as much from you as (hopefully) you all are learning from me.  Thanks for stopping in and we’ll see you back here on Wednesday, when I intend to follow through on my promise of some CS6 previews and tutorials for you!  Until then, happy shooting!

The Image Wizards Winner!

Dream Lake by Tom Crossman

The November Contest was open a tad bit longer because of when the month ended, but we are now officially closed and I am happy to announce the winner of the giveaway is none other than… *insert cheesy drum roll here* Read more

The Lensbaby Winner is…

Stacked - Josh & Jamie Noah

With October now behind us (and a belated Happy Halloween), it’s time to close up shop on the October contest.  To that end, I am happy to announce the winner of the Lensbaby Composer!  It was a super challenging month, given the theme of “Stacking” (courtesy of our sponsor – Stack Exchange), but a winner has been selected.  That person is….

inspiredbytime (Josh and Jamie Noah)

Stacked - Josh & Jamie Noah

Something about the idea of stacking up soda caps, the angle of view here, and the inclusion of one color tab randomly just kind of spoke to me this month.  A clever take on the theme, and nicely blurred background also gave this some points in the judging.  While many photos were well done, this is the one that stood out for me. (Believe me, it was very tough to choose!).  So, congratulations to Josh and Jamie Noah (I am guessing it’s a joint Flickr account)!  Please contact me via email to get the details and logistics done to claim your Lensbaby from our sponsor over at Stack Exchange!

Coming up this month – another awesome sponsor has stepped up to the plate.  We are finalizing the details, but the folks at Image Wizards will be sponsoring the November giveaway with an awesome print on some of their stock, which I understand produces amazing prints.  The contest details and particulars will likely be announced tomorrow, so do stop back for the specifics.

One last shout out to the October sponsors at Stack Exchange, as their contribution of a Lensbaby Composer for the monthly contest series was super generous – if you have some time to check them out, it’s really a great photography resource!