For the latest Lightapalooza 2013 Basics photo contest, we were inspired by Top Pro Elite Erik Valind‘s tip on creating contrast in portraits. We asked participants to submit their best photograph incorporating contrast. Unlike past competitions, we decided to choose two winners. Our first place winner was Ron Warren of Oak Park, Michigan. His image of his nephew was a fantastic demonstration of subtle contrast. Thanks to this winning image, Ron will be receiving a gift pack from our sponsors, Lens Pro To Go. The gift pack includes a $75 LensPro gift card, a lens cloth, discount cards, and an LPTG tee shirt. He will also be receiving a Lightpalooza 2013 golden ticket, which will enter him into the year-end drawing for the Lightapalooza grand prize.
We would also like to congratulate Bill McKim of Belmar, New Jersey for being chosen as the 57th contest runner-up thanks to his stunning image below. As second place winner, Bill will be receiving a $25 LPTG gift card, lens cloth, and discount card courtesy of Lens Pro To Go. He will also be receiving a Lightapalooza 2013 Golden Ticket, which will give him a shot at winning the $15,000 Westcott shopping-spree.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in 56th Lightpalooza contest! We wish you all the best of luck in the next round: http://lightapalooza2013.com/