Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Best Of The Best Winning Photos From DPP’s Annual The Face Contest
2013 Annual Photo Contest Winners
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A Very LuLu Christmas HAVEN HARTMAN
Equipment: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 17-40mm ƒ/4L USM, Calumet Travelite strobes
I've been in the business for over a year now, and shooting portraits is something I find magical. I like portraits where the viewer can read the subject's mind and understand where she/he comes from or is going. We were doing a fashion shoot for a young new designer, and this model's hair and features captured my attention. For a moment, I wanted to forget about the clothes and focus on what I felt from the model herself. I took another camera and worked my way to create this frame. After I achieved the image I wanted, we went on with the fashion shoot.
Equipment: Nikon D80, AF-S Nikkor DX 16-85mm ƒ/3.5-5.6G ED VR, two Lightrein 1200ws monolights with large softboxes, one Lightrein 1200ws monolight with grid, white reflector
Louder CAESAR LIMA
Equipment: Hasselblad H4D, Hasselblad Normal 100mm ƒ/2.2 HC Autofocus, FOBA studio stand, Broncolor Move 1200 L battery power pack, Broncolor Para 88 FB reflector
I enjoy finding hidden traits in people, almost a more fierce side to their nature. Lately, I've been expressing myself through more of a fantasy/character type of photography. I had this vision of a great samurai warrior in death dancing for the heavens to open up to let her warrior spirit enter, somewhat like Valhalla. Whenever I shoot women, I always prefer to shoot beauty and strength as if they were one and the same. I know that samurais were mostly warriors of male dominance, but I have a place in my heart for strong women. Knowing only death and war, I wanted to make something beautiful that still had a hint of sadness, hence the flowing kimono, that reacts like the flow of blood from battle or that of the chains that bound her to her life.
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 28-70mm ƒ/2.8L USM, Paul C. Buff AlienBees B800 monolight
Tinsletown SUZETTE TROCHE STAPP
Equipment: Nikon camera, AF Nikkor 85mm ƒ/1.8D, Dynalite 2040 monolight, X-Small Chimera softbox and grid, reflectors
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