Seamless & Cyc Winners!
I ran a flickr contest based on my white seamless tutorial here on the blog. If you are a new reader, you can find the multi-part photography tutorial in the technique category. I had a very difficult time placing the top 3.
Actually, I had a difficult time placing third place because the first and second place winners stood out. My rule for judging this contest was the image had to pop out at thumbnail size. If it didn’t catch my attention in a small format then I wasn’t going to be interested in seeing it larger.
So, on to the winners.
:: First Place :: Floyd Palitang :: www.palitang.com
Floyd shot such an amazing series on these athletes that I had to show two. You can find the series here.
Floyd’s post production is just a bit too heavy handed (contrast and sharpening) for my taste (it’s subjective) but the series of images and the intensity that he captured far outweigh the amount of post production on these images. It nearly knocked them into second place but they are just so dang good and there are stories begging to be told about these images so I kept it in first.
:: Second Place :: Dwayne Hills :: www.dhillsphotography.com
Are you kidding me? Look at that fabric. Look at those colors. The expression. The moment. It just freaking pops up and slaps you in the face. You HAVE to look at this photo. The beauty of the simple white background is there is nothing competing with the subject here. With the simple use of the crop tool to change the composition, there are numerous ways to use this image. Love it. It almost got first place. By a hair it slid to second.
:: Third Place :: Ryan P. :: www.RyanPphoto.com
Simplicity rules. It just does. Such simple light. Simple background. Simple styling. Yet massively compelling. Well done.
Honorable mention :: Man About Tao
Honorable Mention :: Angela Lopez :: www.posewell.com
Honorable Mention :: Danny Ngan :: www.DannyNgan.com
Well done everyone! Well done. You made my job hard! So…
First place has won a 50″ Westcott Apollo softbox or a copy of the OneLight DVD. Second place wins a 28″ Westcott Apollo softbox or a copy of the OneLight DVD. Third place has one a copy of the OneLight DVD. All three HM winners will receive a year Pro account with Flickr on me.