One
Light

ONE LIGHT

GRAND PRIZE


Craig Colvin
"Curve"
A single Paul C. Buff Einstein strobe with 3 x 4-foot softbox, shot through a slit created with two 4 x 8-foot foamcore boards. Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II with a 24-105mm f/4L lens.

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One
Light

ONE LIGHT

FIRST PLACE


Rachel White
"When Will I See You Again"
A Twin Peaks-themed shoot commissioned by online magazine STACKEDD, shot with a Canon 5D Mark III and 28-70mm f/2.8L lens. A Canon Speedlite 580EX II in a Westcott Rapid Box was placed to the right of model Mackenzie Mercer (The Young Evils), set off by a Phottix Odin TTL flash trigger.

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One
Light

ONE LIGHT


Ian Spanier
"Jose Ferrer, 50-Year-Old Jockey"
From the series "Right Next Door," a collection of portraits of people who lead extraordinary lives. Jose Ferrer is a 50-year-old jockey in a sport in which competitors are usually 20 to 30 years younger. For this series, Spanier worked minimally, bouncing one small flash into a ceiling or wall to light the room.

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Two
Lights

TWO LIGHTS

First Place


Bill Gekas
"Laundrette"
Gekas placed a softbox to the left of the camera and in front of his subject, then fired a speed light through a window cuculoris, also to the left, to cast the shadow across the wall. Shot with a Pentax K-3 camera.

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Two
Lights

TWO LIGHTS


Goran Jovic
"Observer"
Two Hamer tribesmen on the hill above Omo Valley, Ethiopia. Shot with two flashes: the first light was placed in front of the subject in the foreground, and the second flash was placed on the rock on the right of the subject in the background.

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Two
Lights

TWO LIGHTS


Craig Colvin
"Rolling Hills"
Two Profoto strobes, each with a horizonal 1 x 6-foot softbox, sit at the same height as the models, 45 degrees behind them on either side. Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II with a 24-70mm f/2.8L lens.

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Three+
Lights

THREE+ LIGHTS

First Place


Joseph Staska
"UNTITLED"
A five-second exposure with a speed light in each person’s lap, bouced off of white paper fixed in front of them. The lights were fired at rear curtain to freeze the subjects’ faces for a blend of sharpness and motion blur.

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Three+
Lights

THREE+ LIGHTS


Orlando Behar
"Looking at Rainbows"
"Looking at Rainbows" was shot with a Canon 5D Mark III using a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. The model, Jocelyn Nickel of Wilhelmina Models, was lit using three Broncolor Pulso heads plugged into a Broncolor Grafit A2 powerpack. Behar also utilized P70 reflectors and lighting gels to get the shot.

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Three+
Lights

THREE+ LIGHTS


Wheaton Mahoney
"Dwight"
Three Elinchrome strobe heads with Elinchrome softboxes fired at left, right and above the subject.

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Natural
Light

NATURAL LIGHT

First Place


Gustavo Marx
"Bruna"
Lit through a window in a hallway.

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Natural
Light

NATURAL LIGHT


Behram daCosta
"Untitled"
Natural light on a beach in San Francisco.

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Natural
Light

NATURAL LIGHT


Einar Sira
"Fasan"
Photographed in a small garden pond under natural light with a silver reflector.

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Seeing the Light contest! In this gallery, you'll find the winning images organized by One Light, Two Lights, Three+ Lights and Natural Light, along with the lighting setup each photographer used to get the shot.


THIS CONTEST WAS JUDGED BY:

Jason Groupp | Sarah Silver | Art Streiber

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