Contest #24: Win an Erin Manning Creations Kit (a $170 Value)

Erin Manning Creation Kit - by Westcott IllusionsThe Challenge

We are looking for priceless photos from a birthday party. The story telling, the funny, the sentimental images that are captured. Most importantly, they should be technically excellent and creative! We look forward to seeing some amazing images.

The Prize

Our Prize will be a Westcott Illusions Erin Manning Creation Kit ($170).  Along with this creation kit, 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 Erin Manning explains how to make Birthday Invitations fun with the Power of Green Screen. She uses the Westcott Illusions Creation Kit to make these birthday invitations a fun and easy activity. Watch how easy all of these steps can be within this video tutorial:



11 Responses to Contest #24: Win an Erin Manning Creations Kit (a $170 Value)

  1. RobJamesKelley May 30, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    Perhaps taking the idea of the contest to its extreme, this photo is of my niece on the day she was born. Baby Oona, & her proud father presenting her in the hospital room.

    Canon 7D, ISO 3200, f,2.8, 1/25, 50mm

  2. Gary May 30, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    This was my grandson’s first birthday and first cake. The pictures were taken with a Sony Alpha a99 using a 50mm 1.4 lens and natural lighting.

  3. Jennifer May 29, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    A candid Sweet Sixteen photo. Unexpectedly the cupcake was pushed to her face and this is the split second shot I was able to get. How fun seeing teens having fun. f2.8 1/125 ISO 400 with speedlight flash bouncing from the ceiling.

  4. lighto999 May 29, 2013 at 12:59 am #

    Miguel’s 18th Birthday. Shot using a gridded 24″ softbox.

  5. Sandra Burchett May 26, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    It was my niece’s 16th birthday, and of course, she invited her first real boyfriend. I got the wild idea of recreating the scene from one for my favorite old movies. I just prayed that the table wouldn’t break!
    We hid two gelled led lights in the cupcakes. I also had two flashes set up as backlights. We had a great time!!

  6. Kevin May 26, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    My sons 15th birthday was this week and he decided to have an Airsoft – Call of Duty Party. Well when it came time for the cake the candles wouldn’t stay lit, so second best option was to shoot the candles off the cake.

    Canon 6D 1/320, F14, ISO 400

  7. DavidIanJohnson May 26, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    1st ‘cake smashing’ birthday of my friend’s niece – sitting next to a giant window, with a speedlight bounced off the roof for fill light. She had the perfect expression of bliss and excitement!

  8. Karen Vaisman May 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    This photo was taken of my nephew on his 1st birthday. It is a photo composite set up using a 30×30 inch softbox with 3 speedlights. 5 in 1 Westcott silver reflector for fill. I just love the two bottom teeth coming in!!!

  9. mdt19711 May 25, 2013 at 12:36 am #

    This was my nieces 1st birthday. They let her eat her own cake and she reached over to my brother (her dad) to give him a taste.

  10. Crystal Werschke Pape May 23, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    This is from my daughters 4th birthday. She kept hiding behind the balloons, and it annoyed me at 1st. I ended up using it to my advantage.


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