Prize: The winner will receive a Rosco Calcolor Kit. This awesome kit includes 33 color calibrated gels and a technical brochure. (Free shipping worldwide)
Deadline: June 15, 2011 (CLOSED)
The winning image is: “Just Little Ole Me” by Leona Headley
Decision was not an easy one as there were so many amazing entries. Thank you all for sharing your work. Please look out for our upcoming contests.
The judging was done by secret ballot and the winning image received the highest point count.
Entrée fee: FREE
Guidelines: “My Very Self” is a personal project where you will create a self-portrait. Self-portraits are great to photograph as the model always knows exactly what the photographer wants and vise-versa. Also you can shoot for long hours without getting complains such as “ I am cold, I am hungry, and I want to go home.”
Every famous master of the past has created a self portrait. It’s very personal and highly rewarding subject matter. So shoot and share yours.
All portraits must be recently taken, after May 1, 2011 (we will check metadata of the image).
Log in to your account or sign up for a free Learnmyshot account. Then use share your shot link in comments. When the box opens, please click on the orange question mark for instructions. Submission must be made before midnight on June 15th, 2011.
Robert Grant: A commercial advertising photographer for 30 years in NYC, co-founder of LMS
Sasha Gitin: A professional photographer specializing in lifestyle portraits and food photography, co-founder of LMS
Mayra Moreno: Received BFA – in photography from Plattsburg University, Masters of Art Education from Brooklyn College and currently teaches art and working on a PhD in Art Education
Your submissions will be judged based on Aesthetics, Concept and Technical execution.
CalColor gels are color calibrated filters by Rosco. What this means is that the gels will reduce only a particular color in the spectrum while enhancing the other. (Brochure is included with the Kit and explains the technical part.)
Gels can be used for special effects (as we did in water droplet tutorial, and scary photo tutorial) but they can also be used for altering white balance, which is unique to CalColor.
In the video above , we used #4390 cyan gel, to alter the color of the cityscape background.
Thank you for participating and good luck!
DPS recently published a new e-book, The Art of Self Portraiture. It’s a great resource and we highly recommend it for inspiration for this project and your future work. We have already read it and we will publish a review video soon. You can take advantage of 25 % off today and download your copy here (use code dps25).
Special thanks to Rosco for sponsoring this contest.