Contest #21: Win Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (a $220 Value)

Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (Standard) - from Westcott IllusionsThe Challenge

We have all seen the high school senior pictures where the subject was placed next to a tree, on a beach, or on the swing.  We can be much more creative than that!  We want to see a more non-traditional high school senior portrait, similar to how Dave Cross has done in the Inspiration section below.  The sky is the limit on this one.  Good Luck!


The Prize

Our Prize will be a Westcott Illusions Photo Green Screen Software Bundle ($220)  Along with this bundle, 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 Dave Cross explains how to make high school seniors more interesting with the Power of Green Screen.  He used the Westcott Illusions background, along with images from Fotolia, and PhotoKey software to create stunning Senior Pictures. Watch how easy all of these steps can be within this video tutorial:




11 Responses to Contest #21: Win Green Screen Photo Software Bundle (a $220 Value)

  1. Kevin May 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Barrowed a friends studio with a green-screen. Senior track-star that loves distance running. What better way to show that than in the middle of nowhere, with nothing but open area.
    Used 2 Westcott strip banks to light him from behind as main lights (f/11)
    Then used a beauty dish in front as a fill on his face (f/6.3)
    Used Photoshop Selective Color to remove the background.
    Dropped in a stock image for the background.

  2. fireray May 16, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    From a senior shoot. A rising star in long distance running, burning up the track at her local high school…literally. To prove this, her shoes were lit on fire. Yes, the flames are real. How….? Metal tape like a heating and cooling person would use was put on her shoes, then a thin coating of rubber cement was applied and lit. It produces the flame for about 10 seconds then goes out. Natural light, LR & PS

  3. MiriamG99 May 15, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    Manuel is an extremely shy individual. Very serious. I wanted to bring out the things that he likes to do in his senior portraits. He loves hacky sacks. So I took him out in the middle of the street and let him just go for it. I think this was his favorite pic our of his whole shoot! I used a reflector with this shot.

    Westcott 5in1 Reflector
    Nikon D300
    Sigma 70-200 2.8 Lens

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

    This is my first attempt at a composite image. The original image was on a white background. The background was an image I took while on vacation. I am quite happy with my first attempt. Of course green screen and software would make the process much easier I am sure!

  5. Karen Vaisman May 14, 2013 at 12:38 am #

    I shot this on a black backdrop and cut out my lovely model. I shot it with a 3×4 softbox feathered on her face and a softstrip with egg crate for a hairlight. I created an HDR background from 3 images and I used imagenomic portraiture on the skin. I liquefied her body to slim her down a bit and used Nik Viveza to change the hat and gloves to match the scene. I retouched in the light in the window to add a glow behind her for atmosphere. I shot the background with a wide angle to add emphasis to the low angle for more drama. It is all about the details, I love doing this type of work, creating something from nothing!

  6. Tina Greggo May 13, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    This lovely little gal was a novice in photography and wanted to incorporate that into her senior shoot…so I grabbed my vintage cameras and used them in some of the shots…using my cannon long lens 70-200 and just a touch of fill-flash I captured this fun image.

  7. Nancy May 13, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    Camera – Canon 5D Mark II
    Lens EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
    Canon 580 EXII set to Ettl with a 24 inch Lastolite Ezbox softbox on a painter pole held by mom.

    Took us a few shots to get him at the peak of his jump. Had to edit the soft box out of the edge of the photo.
    Nancy Cuppy Photography

  8. Alejandro Ceron May 11, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    Dylan chose to have his senior pictures taken outdoors in the woods of our local community (La Porte, TX). Then, during the studio session, he told me he would’ve liked to have an “urban edgy” picture, I didn’t tell him anything about it and I decided to surprise him with a composite image using one of the graffiti pictures I had taken previously in Houston. When he got his picture, he was very happy and surprised because he wasn’t expecting something like this, and as for me, the satisfaction of having another happy customer with a one of a kind picture.

    Picture details:

    Camera: Canon EOS 50D
    Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L
    f/8.0, 1/250, ISO 200

    (2) Alien Bees 400
    (1) Paul C. Buff Einstein

  9. ronwarren May 11, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Katie (over 18), goin’ glam! 1/125 sec., f/13, ISO 400, 190mm of a Sigma 70-300mm. Post in Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro.

  10. Sandra Burchett May 9, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    Well, you said that the sky’s the limit!!
    Here is my lovely little senior girl, but she’s been exposed to the Zombie Fever! This little Walking Dead beauty’s image was taken in my studio, using a Westcott Orb as the only light. Of course, she has been heavily photoshopped, but she loved it! She’s all ready for a night of the living dead party!

    The image of the skull used in the zombie face was taken from the magazine disk Practical Photoshop and Creative Projects. I was allowed to use it with the purchase of the magazine.


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