- April 18th, 2013
Thank you to all the participants for sharing their photos in this contest – the gallery of 12,000 entries is gorgeous displaying extraordinary examples of how to use lighting!
We appreciate the collaboration of Joseph Linaschke for selecting the following winnners. Joseph is a Photographic Storyteller, Educator, & the ApertureExpert—he works with schools globally integrating photography in the classroom, leads workshops, shoots for celebrity & corporate clients, has written several books, and currently lives in the United States in Ashland, Oregon.
“The composition and layout of the photo is compelling and dynamic, and more importantly for this contest, makes superb use of light and shadows. The antler shadows on the wall add a palpable tension; pointing at the subject further enhances that dynamic. It’s also a very good B&W conversion, maintaining highlight detail very well.” – Joseph
Congratulations to the following Runners Up:
“The poes, expression and props all contribute to a very good photograph. The lighting may not be complex but it makes use of light and shadow very successfully. The eyes are kept out of shadow, and none of the shadows are too dark. I would like to see more detail in the highlight on the hair, however. Losing texture there is unfortunate, and distracting. Otherwise though this is a very good image.” – Joseph
“Light and shadow are what create this image; the artfully painted shadows and spotlights draw the eye where you want it to go, and allow the eye to travel around the scene, finding more and more to see.” – Joseph