Contests

[BTSV] Contest Entry: Personifying "The Four Elements"

[BTSV] Contest Entry: Personifying  "The Four Elements"

A four piece photography shoot featuring the four elements; Earth, Wind, Water and Fire. Photography: Ryan Doco Connors docofolio.com / Makeup: Dina Day dinaday.com / Videography: Brian Ceci brianceci.com / Music: Tobias Schuch tobiasschuch.com / Stylist: Alexa Kellee It's a sad time indeed as we are no longer accepting submissions for BehindtheScenesContest but you can check out the contest entries here.

[Contest] Random Winner of a Lowepro Pro Messenger

[Contest] Random Winner of a Lowepro Pro Messenger
We had a great showing for our random drawing to win a Lowepro Pro Messenger 160 AW over at the Fstoppers Facebook page. Using a random number generator, we have a winner! Congratulations to Lisa Morris-Murray! Send me an email at Jaron@fstoppers.com with a link to your facebook profile so I can confirm your details (this may require that you accept me as a friend) to claim your prize. Love winning free things? Keep checking back to Fstoppers.com for more contests and more winning brought to you by the best brands in the business.

[Contest] Black Rapid Facebook Group Contest Results

[Contest] Black Rapid Facebook Group Contest Results
As expected, this was an awesome contest. As we have tried to prove time and again (starting with the original iPhone Fashion Shoot), it's not about the camera. With our Black Rapid contest, we wanted you to help us prove that point, and prove it you did. Of all the stunning entries, I had to narrow it down to my top six (seen in full post), and finally my overall favorite. To be honest, there has been one entry that struck me from the moment I saw it. And that was... [read full post]

[BTSV] Contest Entry: Man on Fire (literally)

[BTSV] Contest Entry: Man on Fire (literally)

I have to give some love to fellow Canadian photographer Benjamin Von Wong, a prolific and dedicated shooter. His BTS video shows something you don't often get to see. Disappointment and frustration... (Oh ya and a man getting set the fuck on fire!) It's a common occurrence for good creatives to come up with an idea in their heads only to be really hard on themselves when the final image doesn't quite live up to their expectations. Knowing that being 100% happy with your work means you aren't growing makes Benjamin's dissatisfaction the mark of a true artist. Cause let's be honest, the shoot and the finals were pretty cool. Well done Benjamin. And if you win, you better split your loot with Felix... aaaannd maybe the dude who put him out too. :)

December 31st is the last day for contest entries. Do it! Do it now!

[BTSV] Contest Entry: Queen of Spades (how it should be done)

[BTSV] Contest Entry: Queen of Spades (how it should be done)

This is how you get a great shot. You start with inspiration and you carry it all the way through. In this case Stanislav Stepanov, like so many old school photographers before him, drew his inspiration from classic movie lighting (film noir in particular/ "White Heat" specifically). Good luck Stanislav and don't apologize for you English, your process speaks for itself. December 31st is the last day for contest entries. Get on it.

[Contest] Last Few Days To Enter Facebook Group Black Rapid Contest

[Contest] Last Few Days To Enter Facebook Group Black Rapid Contest
This is your last reminder to submit your entries to our Facebook Group! We are looking for your best image that you shot with either a point and shoot or your phone Make sure you note that it is a contest entry in the caption or tag Fstoppers in the post. These days, great photos can be made with the smallest hardware and we want you to prove it. Contest ends January 3, 2012.

[BTSV] Contest Entry: "Broken Reality" (well produced)

[BTSV] Contest Entry: "Broken Reality" (well produced)

Big props to photographer Kevyn Bryant and film maker Xavier Burgin for submitting a video that covers all the bases. For being one of their first BTS videos, these guys did a good job at laying it all out there for us. And gosh darn it, there is a quality to these guys that just makes us want to like them. We haven't seen awkward southern charm like this, since the likes of one (green) Lee Morris and one (wet behind the ears) Patrick Hall first took to the BTS camera, way way waaaay back in 2010. Nice work on the editing too Douglas Dillingham and good luck to you all. T minus 3 days and counting to get your contest entries in (that's Dec. 31st 2011).

[Contest] Win a Lowepro Bag on Facebook

[Contest] Win a Lowepro Bag on Facebook
Last week we announced a contest on our Facebook sponsored by our friends over at Lowepro. It was only supposed to last one week, but we decided that we would show a little New Year's generosity and extend it an additional week. That means you can still enter to win an awesome Lowepro Pro Messenger 160 AW simply by telling us what style of bag is your favorite over at the Fstoppers Facebook page. Just click the contest tab and submit your answer. Enter now by clicking here. All entries must be received by January 3! Good luck!

[BTSV] Contest Entry: The Creek (dedication/party geekness)

[BTSV] Contest Entry: The Creek (dedication/party geekness)

With less than a week to go, the Fstoppers 2011 Behind the Scenes Contest is quickly drawing to an end. So, we are spending a lot more time looking over and posting user submissions. This latest entry may not have the best final image out there but I really dig the adventurous/road trip vibe. And what really got me was recognizing myself in the final seconds of the video. You know what I'm talking about... being hunched over your laptop, running through your selection process, while the party rages on around you. It's never very hard to spot the photo geek in a crowd. Best of luck Matthew. Last minute reminder: $21,000 worth of gear is nothing to sneeze at so get those contest entries in damn it. tick, ticK TICK!

[BTSV] Contest Entry: Transcend (informative/entertaining)

[BTSV] Contest Entry: Transcend (informative/entertaining)

"The last thing we want to see is another music video." "The last thing we want to see is another music video." "The last thing we want to see is another music video." No matter how many times we say it, we get submission after submission of uninformative videos where people take some footage, drop in some music and send it along. Not the case with Caleb's first ever BTS video where he shows you, in painstakingly long detail, how he got his ethereal final image. He even made me chuckle a bit but lied to me when he said "...the next ten minutes.", cause this vid is 32 minutes long. :) Get those contest entries in kids.

[BTS Video] Contest Entry: a bottle of cold water (product shot)

[BTS Video] Contest Entry: a bottle of cold water (product shot)

As more and more jobs pop up for product shooting here in NYC I find myself needing to seriously update my portfolio. Which must be why this latest contest entry from Rui Antunes caught my eye. It's a simple video, that lacks a bit in the way of entertainment value but makes up for it in educational value and a pretty decent final image. Good luck Rui. And remember folks, you only have about a week to get your contest entries in.

[Contest] Two Winners & a New Facebook Contest by Lowepro

[Contest] Two Winners & a New Facebook Contest by Lowepro
It's a big day for contests! We have two winners from two contests: our Flickr Group contest and our FS Forum photo contest. Check out the winners by reading the full post. This week we have a contest over at the Fstoppers Facebook page. Enter by December 27 and you could win a Lowepro Pro Messenger 160 AW Just head over to our page, click the "Contests" tab, answer one question, and you're entered to win. Simple, quick, and so rewarding. But remember, you only have ONE WEEK to enter! Head over there directly by clicking here.

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