May 21, 2010
Natural lighting and happy model help win contest
Congratulations to Nikonians Silver member Brandy Fortune (pixiepurls) from Georgia USA, winner of the 3rd Week of our Welcoming Photo Contest Phase VI. She had been a member previously and qualified for the contest by re-activating as a Silver member in May.
Brandy shot the image of her daughter wearing a knit cap with a Nikon D80, using an aperture of f/8 on her AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D lens. She used Auto White Balance for an indoor shot that depended on natural lighting from a window as her "main." The shutter speed was 1/250 sec.
She tells us:
"I had designed the knitted hat she is wearing and needed to take a good photo of it. In this photo she is standing on top of her bed, we are to the left of a very large window with a bunch of natural light. I always get great light standing to the left or right of this particular window; it also has a sheer curtain that helps filter the light. She was standing on her bed, running back and forth (as fast as a toddler can "run" on a bed I guess) and was bouncing and giggling. I was totally shocked I got the shot as clear as it is. I love her expression, and I love how the background of the wall looks in the photo. It reminded me of a Gap clothing ad."
Brandy will receive a license for the Award winning Topaz Photoshop Plug-in Bundle courtesy of Topaz Labs (currently valued at $180 USD).
Details on this contest can be found in our Phase VI announcement posted in the Photo Contest Forum.
Posted by flashdeadline at May 21, 2010 8:09 AM