THE LIGHT FANTASTIC
Photography is all about light, even the word itself spells it out. Great light trumps all other technical elements in a picture. Some spend years crafting light in studios, others rise before the dawn to hike to the perfect place for the perfect light, others bounce it around with reflector panels and cooking foil. Wherever it came from, however it was bent to your will, it is the light that made the picture.
THE LIGHT FANTASTIC: 2012 PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
The second contest in our 2012 series brings us face to face with the very thing that makes or breaks our pictures: light. What we want from you is something from your travels that shows us light in all its glory.
Here is the easy part: all you need to do is upload your photo to our Facebook page or share a link to it with us. Then share a little bit about the image with us. What made you use light the way you did? Is it the kind of light you normally work in? Or, was it something new for you?
Keep in mind that we want to see your best photograph – not Joe McNally’s. The photograph you enter must be your own original property. We don’t want to see your mom’s favorite photo or an album of pix from that uncle of yours that works for National Geographic. Unless they enter the contest themselves. That would be totally cool.
The winner of this contest will receive a set of Flash Wave III radio triggers thanks to the kind folks at SMDV Korea.
The winner will also receive a copy of Photography 101: Inspiration is Everything, the first photography guide book from Flash Light Expeditions.
A few finalists will also receive a copy of Photography 101 and some other stuff we’re going to surprise you with as the contest rolls along. Yeah, we’re sneaky like that. We know you like surprises.
RULES AND OUR DARK SECRET
That’s right, we have a dark secret. We want more people to like us. Yeah, we crave attention. We need it. We won’t be happy until 25,000 people LIKE our Facebook page – and then we’ll set our sights on 50,000. We want your help to spread the word, so we’ve come up with these rules for our photography contest:
1. Upload your photo to our Facebook page, or share a link to your photo on our wall.
2. LIKE our Facebook page, if you haven’t already.
3. SHARE our Facebook page and contest link with your friends – at least 100 of them. 200 is good too.
4. Sit back, relax, and WIN.
That’s it. Pretty simple. We’re not after your first born. We’re not asking you to reinvent the wheel. Heck, we’re not even asking for money. We’re asking you to spread the word about Flash Light Photography Expeditions while sharing your favorite photograph with us. This contest is open to people anywhere in the world – it wouldn’t be much of a photography contest if you couldn’t get out and shoot someplace exciting.
WINNERS AND FINE PRINT
The contest closes on August 30th. Winners will be announced September 1st. Judging will be done in a non-scientific manner by Dylan Goldby, Len Payne, Megan Ahrens and Flash Parker – otherwise known as the Flash Light Admin Division.
The winning image will be showcased on the Flash Light webpage.
In case you were wondering, yes, you retain full rights and ownership to your photography. We don’t want your photos – we just want to look at them. We have enough of our own, anyway. We promise not to use your image for any commercial or promotional purposes without your consent. That just wouldn’t be cool. If you took it, you own it.