Light It Up Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing different sources of light in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Animoto. Animoto Pro is more than just a slideshow. A marketing, presentation and sales tool used by top photographers, Animoto creates emotionally-charged videos of your work in minutes.

A special thanks to friend & professional photographer David Olkarni for his collaboration as the guest judge. We appreciate the votes of the photographers that helped us find the People’s Choice!

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Endless Dreams” by calyx

Maxime Plantady
Runner Up

Congratulations Runner Up “Little red riding hood” by maikelramthun

Wayne Stadler
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“Cold as Ice” by CrowFoxCarol

“Sun Through Trees B&W” by melissa3339

“The Sydney Opera House” by JoeS

“untitled” by donnamitchell

“Light up the City!” by JourneysInLight

Max Omick
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“Arrival-of-the-Northen-Lights” by colwalder

“Window of Light (Stout Grove)” by Sierralara

“The light” by aprilmilani

Germán Ruiz
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“Falkirk Wheel at night” by urbankarma

“Redwoods-0113″ by ddroke1

Wenche Jostad
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“Untitled” by rfilgas

James Green
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“Manhattan Skyline, New York” by thomaslhoest

“The Wanderer” by eblackshaw

“Magic in a Good Book” by amandadodson

Robert Turchick
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“Celebration” by eparaskeva1

Ben Nehring
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“The Light” by darrentan

Vicki DiAddezio
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“The Village” by LingLing

“Tower Bridge London 2″ by thomaslhoest

“The Shrine & Ms. Aurora” by CrowFoxCarol

Bronco Levine
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Jon-Eirik Boholm
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Neil Lockhart
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“Just beautiful” by Marhcuz

“Lightning storm” by NeonJellyfish

Larry Rogers
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“In the Diner” by barbarabrock

“DSC06379″ by Ace_612

Congratulations to People’s Choice “Notre-Dame Sunset” by MichelJodoin

Human Silhouettes Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing human silhouettes in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Westcott.  A world leader in professional photo and video lighting equipment, Westcott has been a major innovator in the design professional light control products since the company broke into the market over 25 years ago. Be sure to check their new Eyelighter, The Eyelighter reflects an arched light toward your subject, leaving a catchlight that follows the natural curve of the iris.

A special thanks to professional photographer Joel Grimes for his collaboration as a guest judge. Joel Grimes has been working as a commercial advertising photographer for nearly thirty years. His fascination with photography began as a freshman in high school and by the time he received a BFA in Photography from the University of Arizona his passion for creating was all consuming.

Bonnie Jakobsen-Martin
Grand Jury Winner

“The first thing I look for in an image; does it have emotional impact. Here with ‘Two Women’, you have a number of things working in tandem. First, is the peaceful summer lake that brings back memories many of us have experienced, and pull us in. Second, the forced perspective of the dock that leads straight to the two subjects. Third, the silhouette block of trees on the left fit perfectly in the space avoiding any convergence with the subjects and the dock. Forth, the color spectrum of blue to yellow or cool to warm helps set the overall mode or tone of the image.” – Joel Grimes

Adam Brubaker
Runner Up

“The first thing I look for in an image; does it have emotional impact. Here with ‘Two Women’, you have a number of things working in tandem. First, is the peaceful summer lake that brings back memories many of us have experienced, and pull us in. Second, the forced perspective of the dock that leads straight to the two subjects. Third, the silhouette block of trees on the left fit perfectly in the space avoiding any convergence with the subjects and the dock. Forth, the color spectrum of blue to yellow or cool to warm helps set the overall mode or tone of the image.” – Joel Grimes

Congratulations Runner Up “Evening Hoops Anyone??” by sharischultzmccollough

“This tells a story. Young kid playing basketball in the backyard. Who has not done this? And he is barefooted, life is good. The timing of him caught perfectly in mid air, clearing the silhouetted ground is perfect.” – Joel Grimes

Jay Birmingham
Runner Up

“Kids will always find a way to goof off and play around. This is one of those moments that tell that story and kids in water, make a great combination. Capturing the action with the one kid diving off the boat with perfect timing helps grab our attention. The over warm color balance help win us over as well.” – Joel Grimes

“silhouette” by byRaul

“The Kiss” by Quantummist

“Framed Flame 2″ by MissSandy

“_DSC0215″ by shayw

“Like father like son” by Mharding

“Sunset camel trek” by holysl

“Eye to eye” by EvaBareis

“bubbles” by BonZeye

“The End of theDay” by LindaDLester

“fishergirl2″ by teegar

“Margate sunset.” by chriswaite

“In the tunnel” by Tripletreat

“Water walking” by beetlestone

“the bird spotter 3″ by scruffyherbert

“Partners in Crime” by adrianmurray

“Morning fishing” by gus_aik

“IMG_6931″ by murpjo

“Love Photography” by LuisValadares

“IMG_6674-c” by jharris582

“Photographer in Action” by jonnywilliams

“Beach Volleyball at sunset!” by hasanmahmudtipu

Congratulations to People’s Choice “Ropin the Wind” by mailsmc

Less Is More Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing a small number of components in this photo contest made possible by Seim Effect’s PHOTOGRAPHICS. Do you love photography, art, what makes it tick and hunting for ways to make your work better? Then PHOTOGRAPHICS for you and it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen. Gavin Seim, a portraitist, pictorialist and producer of the award winning EXposed series is about to take you on a journey of discovery. PHOTOGRAPHICS is the perfect companion to Exposed. No matter which you watch first, this film will challenge you in no film has done by looking deep at art, composition, history and of the nuances that have made the greatest images in history. A journey over highways and byways of America that will change how you see.

A special thanks to all the photographers that voted for their favorite photos helping us find the People’s Choice and to friend & professional Jeff Foott photographer for his collaboration as a guest judge!

Beamie Young
Grand Jury Winner

“I like the simplicity and especially the use of the full tonality of the blacks to whites. The repetitive design of “round”  and “curves” occur through out the image- round leaf, round pool, round droplets, curves of the leaf’s edge- make it a very interesting image. All line lead into the pool at the center, keeps the eye moving.” – Jeff Foott

Congratulations Runner Up “Reflections In Space” by macormic

“It is definitely minimal. the reflection makes the image work, great “pose” by the ant. Care was taken to get a background that made the subject stand out. Well crafted.” – Jeff Foott

Congratulations Runner Up “One Tree Beach” by PDO1962

“The smoothness of the water from a long exposure provides for a reflection and especially- feeling. The hint of light between water and cloud defines the space. Very subtle but very nice.” – Jeff Foott

Lou Humphreys
Runner Up

“Very simple, but nice composition. The dark cloud parallel to the tower makes it work. The Bird adds a nice touch. Feels surreal almost.” – Jeff Foott

Caro Guzzi
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Melissa Fague
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Mike Woodford
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Farouk Cherchali
Photo

“Survivor” by paulcoev

“Jelly Fish Jewel Castaway” by Lulumareeimages

“Molokini Honu” by ErikB

Francesco Trimarchi
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“Blue Nights” by raimaging

“Swan Cloud” by jessicaeik

“Drifting alone” by ruthyates

“Lone Flower” by patticarol

“Light and Shadow on the Palouse” by warrenstowell

“Lone Black Rock” by byrnephotography

“Future Sweetgum tree” by jamieparhamlawson

“Peace in Solitude” by Sdondero

“Alone-6877A” by Oddball

“Pebbles” by ronharrison

“IMG_4754bw4″ by sherryprior

“Between the Sky and the Earth” by marybell

“Simplicity” by ginatran

“The Leaf” by debcoimages

“Daisey” by sylvieberubetenniscoe

Congratulations to People’s Choice “a world away” by jessicarose

After Hours Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos taken in the late hours of the day in this contest made possible by our friends at MOO – An online print and design company: ‘We love great design and believe it can work wonders for every business, no matter their size. That’s why we make it simple for our customers to create beautiful, expertly crafted business stationery and promotional materials that start conversations and open doors.’ – MOO

A special thanks to the photographers that helped us find the People’s Choice by voting for their favorite shots and to friend & professional photographer Tod Glaser for his collaboration as a guest judge!

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Traditional Fishing with cormorants” by Alovaddin

“I chose this image as the winner for its overall feeling and mood.  I loved the way the cool ambient light is mixed with the warm light emitted traditional lamp.  It has a combination effect that can both be portrayed as a landscape in addition to being a portrait.  The silhouetted birds in the foreground help give a sense of space in addition to a adding an added element of serenity to the scene.” – Todd Glaser

Congratulations Runner Up “Cinque Terre” by booradley5

“This area is one of the most photographed areas in the world.  This town is one of five that is nestled into the cliffs on the coast in Italy.  The majority of images I have seen of this area were all shot during the day, but at night, these towns come alive.  ” – Todd Glaser
Richard Reames
Runner Up

“I kept coming back to this image.  There is something about it.  Something that was made for kids to play on and be as a form of fun is shown in this image as something that is very dark and mysterious.  It lifted the stereotype for most carousels.  The combination of symmetry and color work very well with this image.” – Todd Glaser

Stephen Pretty
Photo
Marius Rein
Photo
Lisa Warren
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Bryan Hudson
Photo
Mike Ceglady
Photo
Larry Marshall
Photo

“Elan Valley at night” by philowen

“The Boathouse” by christopherpayne
“Million dollar view” by Bozzzzz
“Telamon by night” by petravb
“Night harvest” by johnlockie
 
“Fallen Star” by joseramos

“Monte Faro” by josegadea

“Pyramid Mountain” by sarahlc

“Bristlecone pine forest” by sashikanthrchintla

Josh Nelson
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“DSC_1444″ by charliedavidson

“Starry night in Colorado” by thinkinginbinary

“Giolden Gate Bridge” by Floydjuvijudg

Q-lieb In
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“Vasco da Gama Bridge” by SteveDPhoto

“Milky Way Arc” by sergiovindas

Jack Miller
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“The Blue Hour” by richardsmith_2593

“Eternity” by aaronjgroen

“Moon-over-DSavo” by mikaelsundberg

msmith_az
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Joseph Clark
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“Three Moonbows” by aycee

“MPW_0410-SFW” by michaelwilson

“Milky Way Mountains” by bradscott

“Portland Bill – The Shining Final” by ollietaylor

“Painted night” by jeffniederstadt

“wrath of thor” by simonmartinlewis

“Moonlight” by Structor

“Geyser_LaderNight” by Abeblair

awu88
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“St.Pauls Dome” by peppetorre

“Lake of Stars” by awesomeTRAVELness

“image” by Ritchiephotos

Jelieta Mariveles-Walinski
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Jeff Zenner
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“Sligachan at Night” by KarensPix

David Freid
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Congratulations to People’s Choice “Where it begins..” by stillinmylongjohns

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