A few days, ago we published three anonymous pictures and asked you to vote on your favorite. Now, you can watch the entire challenge and see who the winner was.
The rules were simple: we each would have five minutes to create one portrait with one of two models around a historic property in Old San Juan.
Patrick, who insisted we needed to drive over an hour and pay $500 for this location, because "there's nowhere to shoot where we live," decided to go up to the roof and shoot his model in front of a dirty concrete wall and air conditioners.
Surprisingly, his shot did turn out really well, and both Pye and I were impressed with the finished image.
For my shot, I wanted to show at least a portion of our $500 location. I found an incredible window frame that showed amazing architectural detail. Because my scene was extremely back-lit, I needed to add a key light. I first attempted to bounce light off of the wall in front of my model, but I ended up adding a grid and pointing the Profoto B10 directly at her.
Pye, in an attempt to show off, decided to shoot three different photos in three different locations within five minutes. This was obviously too ambitious, and we ended up giving Pye a couple of extra minutes to complete his shoot. All three of his shots were natural light, and he chose an image from the final location on the porch for his submission.
After 1,200 votes in 12 hours, my image was chosen as the favorite. 49% of you chose the red dress, 35% of you chose the white dress, and 16% of you chose Patrick's green dress as the best shot.
I was certainly due for a win after being destroyed by Pye in our last two competitions. It feels good to once again be the best photographer in the world.
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