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May 21, 2010

Natural lighting and happy model help win contest

Thumbnail image for Contests_75px.jpgCongratulations 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.

Knit-Hat_window_photo_300.jpgShe 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