Thank you to all the photographers that participated in the Understanding Light Photo Contest in collaboration with Craftsy, sharing their best photos showcasing light - whether it is a beautiful studio lighting or a perfect outdoor image captured during the magic hour. Congratulations to the winners and finalists, and a special round of applause for the Grand Jury Winner who wins a $500 Craftsy Class Credit.

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Rick A. Brown for his collaboration as a guest judge. Rick A. Brown is an award winning photographer working in the nature/conservation and commercial fields. His work has been featured in many magazines including National Wildlife, WildBird and Outdoor Photographer. He is currently represented by Danita Delimont Stock Photography.

People's Choice

Grand Jury Winner

"The lighting here is perfect for the subject looks like early morning, with a little bit of ground fog, producing a nice warm, soft glow around the egrets. The ends of the day are almost always the best for outdoor photography, and this image exemplifies that." - Rick A. Brown

Runner Up

"Truly incredible. The contrast range is perfect with highlights and shadows but within the range that allows for a pleasing amount of detail in both. I also love the dappled effect of the light, some petals lit and others in shadow. This kind of lighting is always beautiful if the contrast range is appropriate for the subject." - Rick A. Brown

Runner Up

"I find the use of light here very nice in how it created an image that looks a lot like aRenaissance painting." - Rick A. Brown

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