Fstoppers Contest: It's Time To Vote!


First of all I would like to apologize for the delay. We have been in contact with a few other web admins with contest experience and they warned us that cheating could be a big problem. We wanted to create a fair voting system before we jumped into this and we have finally figured it out.

To keep the voting fair (and not a popularity contest) the poll will take place on our forums here. To vote you must be a member of the forum and you must have made at least 3 comments on other posts before you are eligible to vote. Commenting 3 times is not hard but it is difficult enough to deter random friends who are not Fstoppers readers from voting and it keeps users from creating multiple accounts. If you are in the running, feel free to tell your friends to sign up and vote for you, but if you make multiple forum accounts you will be disqualified (we CAN see who you are).

We were planning on picking our favorite 5 videos for you guys to vote on but we had so many good submissions that we have narrowed it down to 10 videos to vote on. If you didn't make the top 10 please don't be discouraged. Keep making videos and sending them in.

After you pick your favorite video in the full post, head over to the forum to vote. Voting will last 5 days starting now.

1: Strange Fruit by James Karinejad & Edmund Curtis

Behind The Scenes - "Strange Fruit" from James Karinejad on Vimeo.

Here is the final product:

Strange Fruit from James Karinejad on Vimeo.

2. Football Composite by Paddy Fernandez

BTS - Football Composite from Paddy Fernandez on Vimeo.

3. Hang Up And Drive by Doug Howell

4. Lava by Lorand Peli

5. Ultrasun USA by Mark Lebryk

6. Corvette by Grant Lankford and Thomas Woodson

Behind The Scenes Corvette Photo Shoot from Grant Lankford on Vimeo.

7. Mr. Wonderful by Keith Bradshaw

The Making of "Mr. Wonderful" from Keith Bradshaw on Vimeo.

Here is the finished product

"Mr. Wonderful" - music video from Keith Bradshaw on Vimeo.

8. Spitfire by Sans Talbot

9. One Light Beauty Shot by Sean Armenta

Sean Armenta | One Light Beauty Setup from Sean Armenta on Vimeo.

10. Natural Light by Diana Deaver

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paris hilton looks really smart in this picture.

You have a Forum??? I didn't know that. You probably shouldn't have told me that 8-D

Awesome video Sean

Simple but informative great Sean

it was great to see so many photographers doing their work. really helpful and informative.

i thought the lava shoot was impressive with combination of smoke, lighting, and location working particularly well.

while i really liked a lot of the videos, my favorite was "spitfire" because as an instructional video he covered so many areas in such a clear, simple and grounded way. i thought he provided the most start to finished detailed information of all the videos. a lot of the videos provided really terrific information and tips, but i thought the "spitfire" video just covered the most subjects from conception, contacting models, step by step shoot, processing and even offering links to tutorials for many of the techniques he used.

It was a bucket of fun to work with Keith on Mr. Wonderful.

great work on Mr.Wonderful Keith

Great work Keith !

I love Love Love #7 and how he showed how he made the music video and then the after video of the completion of it. This was so great and was very impressed at the work and the creativity that when into this concept.