Monday, May 10, 2010

I won Popular Photography's April Photo Challenge!

I found out last Friday that I won Popular Photography Magazine's April Photo Challenge: to take a photo using reflectors instead of electric lighting or strobes/flashes.  Here is the image that won, called Orange Margarita.  I get $100 as a prize, as well as my image in the July 2010 issue of PopPhoto with a small interview about the photo.  Plus, my website will be featured within the interview, which should be great publicity for me. 

Here's how I did it:  I often shoot food this way.  Most of the photos on my Stockfood Portfolio were taken this way as well.  The object (in this case the drink) is placed on a white foamcore board with a white foamcore board as background.  I then use a third white foamcore board to bounce the light that comes from the right side from my sliding glass deck door onto the left side of my composition, creating a more even, "professional" lighting. 

Shot with my Pentax K20D, the Pentax FA-50mm f/1.4 lens at f/11 on a Bogen 3011 tripod. 

Thanks for reading!  Cindy

10 comments:

LGPix said...

Congratulations, Cindy! Wonderful shot and great tips that show you don't need a truckload of gear for great images. Kudos!

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld said...

Thanks so much! It's true too--if done right, you really don't need a lot of gear. . .

Nikhil said...

Cindy, that is fantastic! Congratulations. It is a well deserved win too, that is an excellent image.

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld said...

Thanks Nik!

NM said...

WOW! Congrats Cin! That is so cool! Awesome photo, and perfect for kicking off summer! --Niamh

LaRee said...

Congratulations Cindy! Great work!

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld said...

Thanks LaRee!

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld said...

Thanks Niamh!

Katten said...

Keep up the good work !

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld said...

Thanks!

Cindy

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