Contest #20: Win a 40″ 5-in-1 Reflector (a $48 Value)

301-silver2[1]The Challenge

Our photo contest this week is called Metallic and we want to see a photo that you made which shows a dominant amount of Gold or Silver.  This can be gold or silver objects, as well as gold and silver light that may be coming from a reflector.  As always, we are looking for creativity!


The Prize

Our Prize will be a 40″ 5 in 1 Reflector ($48) Along with this reflector, you will be presented with a Golden Ticket, which enters you into the year end raffle to win $15,000 in Westcott gear!


The Inspiration

Our Top Pro Elite photographer Rick Sammon explains the importance of using a reflector and the difference between a silver and gold reflector.




17 Responses to Contest #20: Win a 40″ 5-in-1 Reflector (a $48 Value)

  1. Kim May 28, 2013 at 12:16 am #

    I was shooting this senior in an old abandoned distillery area. I realized she needed a bump of light to catch the highlight in the eye, and along the leg line. the reflector worked like a dream to bounce the light to accomplish the effect I wanted to achieve. I used the Canon Rebel T2i, ISO 200, 70-200

  2. Kevin May 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    Quick shot I took during a street cruise car show. Engine was fully chromed and the paint was flat black. Really a head turner. Had to get a picture of it.

    Natural light, 50mm, on a Canon Rebel XSi body.

  3. jflemin2002 May 15, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

    Noticed this metal part sitting on a workbench at a fuel injection shop. Golden hue is from sunlight shining in a window and bouncing from cream color walls. Taken with Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D camera. F5.6, ISO 160.

  4. Jennifer May 15, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    This photo called Circles of Doom refers to the cannon and cannon balls. I love the gold/brass metallic in the cannon. It was taken with a Canon xsi at f5.6 1/6 400ISO.

  5. Johnna "Speaks" Photography May 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    I used a gold reflector to reflect the natural light back on the model.

  6. vickileblanc May 14, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    In the bluebonnets late afternoon. Used a gold reflector to mimic the sunset light on her face.

  7. Karen Vaisman May 13, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    This image was shot in studio with off camera flash in 3×4 softbox, and 10×36 strip bank with eggcrate as hairlight. Gold Wescott 5 in 1 reflector for fill. Artistic enhancements in photoshop adding Bokeh for dreamy quality and depth.

    – Karen Vaisman

  8. Tina Greggo May 13, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    Shooting for Wearing Ink Magazine…I captured Daniel the banker doing what he does on his days off! Using flash and a gold reflector shooting into the sunset with my cannon 5D, 24-105mm lens. Fun times!

  9. Brittany McConnell May 12, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

    I shot this portrait with a Canon EOS 40D at f/2.8, 1/2000 sec. ISO 400, with a 100 mm Macro lens, using a gold reflector at dusk with the subject backlit by the sunset, and the gold reflector popping warm light back into her face. I wanted a very romantic look to this portrait, using the gold reflector and the sunset allowed me to accomplish the exact look I was looking for.

  10. wee_ag May 12, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    “River Dreams”

    It was getting late after an autumn session of nature photography in the Adirondacks, but I decided to stop by this spot on the way home just see if it was worth getting any photos of. The sun was set and after a few long exposure test shots that weren’t anything special, I decided to make use of the waning light and push as long of an exposure as I could. I was pleasantly surprised with this, one of the last shots of the day.

    Canon 20D
    20 sec
    ISO 100
    Manfrotto tripod

  11. USMCCpl May 11, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    T3i w/18-55mm lens
    Hand made stone bead takes with aluminum foil reflector.

  12. ronwarren May 11, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    Madison. 1/100, f/2, ISO 320. Canon 40D, Canon 50mm f1.4. Studio monoblock strobe.

  13. James Burke May 11, 2013 at 1:37 am #

    I was practicing my lighting technique by using a bounced flash off of a home made gold reflector to illuminate the subjects hands. I chose to bounce the flash off of gold to give the image a warm tone but then realized that converting the image into a B&W gave the photo more depth but still had warm tone.
    equipment: Nikon D3200, external flash, and gold reflector.

  14. Sandra Burchett May 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    This was probably one of the coolest ring shots that I’ve ever taken, if you can find the rings. The couple was getting ready in this old house, with old fashioned plumbing fixtures. I just popped the rings on, then added just a little bit of LED light.

    Most people think that it’s just a pic of a sink. But if you look carefully……….

  15. Jesus Martinez May 10, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    Took this shot for the band Rightstart .These are fun and nice guys to hang around with, They wanted something edgy for their images. I used a Canon speedlight in a Apollo softbox on one side and a silver reflector on the other. Got them in the right position to have one face fully exposed and the other with a nice shadow on his face.

    Canon 60D with 17-40F4 L lens F6.3 @ 1/250th

  16. popo canpetle May 10, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    i love cars and hot babes so this is my style, shot this for my class with an umbrella and two radio triggers.
    nikon d800 1/60 f9 iso 640

  17. dab_photography May 10, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    after finishing the “Look Fabulous Tour” masterclass with Lindsay Adler and Lou Freeman I just had to make an image that properly “reflected” my satisfaction and excitement of spending a day with two of the best photographers on the planet…grabbed one of the reflectors we used and took this pic while waiting for the seminar to begin…anyone that has a chance to attend, should take advantage of the opportunity…worth every cent!!!

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