The Face 2013 Photo Contest Winners

The Face Photo Contest


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First Prize Winner - Kristina Varaksina
First Prize Winner
Kristina Varaksina
?Soldier | Kristina Varaksina

I’ve been doing portrait photography for about 10 years, though it’s only in the last three years that I’ve taken it seriously. In this image, I’m telling a story about a woman who isn’t happy with her life, or at least with the current situation. It’s an observation of herself, an anticipation, a desire to change something. I like revealing something about a person that isn’t usually on the surface. I think a great portrait leaves emotion that you remember long after you saw the photo. I also love telling stories, so that the viewer can look at a picture and make up a narrative in their head. The best advice I’ve ever received was to do my homework and to think through as many details about the shoot as possible, from scouting, sketching, testing and so on. But shooting is tough for me when I can’t get what I had in my mind. There can be several reasons: a location isn’t working, a model doesn’t give me the right feeling, my lighting setup isn’t working for the mood. The first and the last problems may be fixed by changing and trying. Getting the right expression from a model who can’t relax, get into the mood or just can’t stop posing, is the toughest for me. In that case, I try to catch them off-guard.

Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 85mm ƒ/1.2 II USM, window light, handheld

Second Place - Art Siegel
Second Prize Winner
Art Siegel
Third Prize Winner - Tatiana Gerusova
Third Prize Winner
Tatiana Gerusova
 
 
View all the Finalists!
 
 
First Prize:
  • Your choice of a Canon EOS 7D, or Nikon D7100 or Sony A77 DSLR (Courtesy of Roberts Camera)
  • Tamrac Evolution 8 Photo/Laptop Sling Backpack
  • One year PhotoShelter Standard Account with Beam
  • Your image showcased in a special multi-spread feature in the January/ February 2014 Issue
  • Published in the DPP online Winners’ Gallery
  • 16×20-inch custom print from Duggal Visual Solutions
  • Hardcover high-quality H&H Color Lab photo book featuring winners and all finalists
  • Zinio Digital one year subscription to DPP Magazine

Second Prize:

  • Your image showcased in a special multi-spread feature in the January/ February 2014 Issue
  • Tamrac Velocity 7z Photo Sling Pack
  • Published in the DPP online Winners’ Gallery
  • 16×20-inch custom print from Duggal Visual Solutions
  • Hardcover high-quality H&H Color Lab photo book featuring winners and all finalists
  • Zinio Digital one year subscription to DPP Magazine

Third Prize:

  • Your image showcased in a special multi-spread feature in the January/ February 2014 Issue
  • Tamrac Zuma 32 Photo/iPad Bag
  • Published in the DPP online Winners’ Gallery
  • 16×20-inch custom print from Duggal Visual Solutions
  • Hardcover high-quality H&H Color Lab photo book featuring winners and all finalists
  • Zinio Digital one year subscription to DPP Magazine

Finalists:

  • Thirty Finalists will be published in the DPP online Finalists’ gallery, receive a hardcover high-quality H&H Color Lab photo book featuring winners and all finalists.
 
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