[Video] Fstoppers Reveals The Celebrity Judges For The BTS Contest

The Fstoppers 2011 Behind The Scenes Contest has been picking up momentum as we near the submission deadline (December 31st). We are giving away over $20,000 in prizes which is pretty exciting on it's own but I'm happy to say that things are about to get even better. We have finalized all of the judges for this competition and these four are some of the best in the industry. Scroll down to see the bios of each of these incredible shooters.


Stacy Pearsall Stacy L. Pearsall is an award-winning American photographer. Pearsall served as a military photographer in the United States Air Force until her wounds lead to her medical discharge. Since her retirement Pearsall has worked as a professional photographer. Pearsall was profiled on the Oprah Winfrey Show and on the PBS Newshour. Pearsall was awarded a Bronze Star and twice won the NPPA Military Photographer of the Year competition. [View Stacy's Work ]


Scott Kelby Kelby is editor and publisher of Photoshop User and Layers magazines, president and co-founder of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and is president of Kelby Media Group. He is the training director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and conference technical chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo. Kelby is also featured in a series of Photoshop training DVDs and has been training Photoshop users since 1993. [View Scott's Work ]


Vincent Laforet Laforet became the Times' s first national contract photographer. He has been sent on assignment by Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, and Life. In 2002, PDN named Vincent Laforêt as one of the “30 photographers under 30 to watch″. In 2005, American Photo Magazine recognized Laforêt as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Photography.” [View Vincent's Work ]


Chase Jarvis Chase Jarvis is one of the most well known advertising photographers in the world. A few years ago Chase started releasing behind the scenes videos of some of this high-end photoshoots which became instant hits all around the world. Chase is one of the few photographers who is known to receive Nikon cameras before they are ever announced and he helped pave the way for DSLR video when he created the promo video for the Nikon D90; the first DSLR to shoot video. [View Chase's Work ]


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Lee Morris is a professional photographer based in Charleston SC, and is the co-owner of Fstoppers.com

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WOW the judges are seriously stacked... I've seen work by three of the judges (sadly, I can't say I've heard of Kelby before...). I'm really looking forward to the bts videos they pick xD

edit: WOAH. NO, I've DEFINITELY seen work by mr. kelby before.

I can't believe it...
Chase Jarvis???
He is a legend...

WOOOW, Chase Jarvis!

Wow I don't get star struck by regular celebrities, but these guys are my rock stars!! Sooooo excited!!!!

I thought the deadline is the 11th? Or maybe that's my finals..idk. Definitely an impressive panel there, super excited to even have my video I'm going to submit even viewed by them. Win for Fstoppers.

deadline to have your video posted is the last day of the year, Dec 31st 2011

Hell yeah. I'd like to see a video of them reviewing a bunch of these BTS videos alone. Can't wait!

My God! I felt like Wayne and Garth from Wayne's World when they meet Alice Cooper in the flesh, wailing, "We're not worthy! We're not worthy!" 

All kidding aside, what an incredible opportunity. This actually motivates me more to get just one more out there. Thanks fstoppers.

This is an amazing jury.
I was watching the Video and looking like :-O and then like :-D

I really would like to see what the say to the BTS Videos, if possible.

Rock Stars of the Photo World!!!! :D

Just got so hyped for this! 

when they were announcing the names of the judges I was thinking they gotta have Chase Jarvis on the panel, and I'm so happy that they do . With that said I can't wait to see what happens.

Lee and Patrick ... dude ... besides to be thankful for all your efforts to create this amazing portal that is the "Fstoppers" community - obligatory daily reading to everyone involved or not on image world - have you ever stop to think when or IF you ever think all this work will bring you guys to this level of success?
Being YES or NOT the answer, I have to say is: CONGRATULATIONS! 
You did it guys!

Nice choices. All four judges are incredibly talented artists and it will be such a privilege to get our work out in front of them. Makes me really want to make sure I take my entry up a notch. In the immortal words of Nigel Tufnel "This one goes to 11". 

Nice score guys. The judges also give you access to the two largest blogs with Scott and Chase.  Good marketing. 

Grats to the winners! Which, in this case, is everyone:)

Chase Jarvis! DUDE!