Contest #58: Win a LensProToGo Gift Package ($75 Giftcard + More!)

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The Challenge

Window light can be a challenge to balance, as photographer Bob Davis discusses in the video inspiration. We want to see your best demonstration of window lighting in a portrait. It’s the perfect time to show off your portrait lighting skills in this week’s Lightapalooza contest.


The Prize

The winner of our 58th contest will receive a LensProToGo Gift Pack including a $75 gift card, lens cloth, discount cards and a LPTG tee shirt. They will also be receiving a Lightapalooza 2013 Golden Ticket, which will enter him or her into the year-end drawing for a $15,000 Westcott shopping spree, prize packages from the Lightapalooza sponsors, and a personal Westcott Top Pro workshop.

This week, we’re also gifting a runner-up. The second place contestant will receive a $25 LensProToGo gift card, lens cloth, and discount card!


The Inspiration

Westcott Top Pro Elite and professional photographer Bob Davis takes to the streets of New York City to educate photographers on portrait lighting through glass and rain. Bob uses the Rapid Box to demonstrate a 3-light set up with Speedlights.


21 Responses to Contest #58: Win a LensProToGo Gift Package ($75 Giftcard + More!)

  1. Jim Tincher November 18, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    Window light as a main light and a reflector for fill.
    Nikon D600 1/125
    ISO 400
    Nikon 24-70 @ 58mm f/3.5

  2. nikraye November 18, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    Bright, late-morning sun through a south-facing window left of subject, diffused with a large DIY scrim; fill light on the right with a large white poster board. Speedlight on low power behind the subject to light the background. f/3.2, ISO 100, 1/160.

  3. Sean November 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    In a tiny hotel room in the town of Nimes, France. The light was streaming in through our 3rd floor window and looked cool with the trim on the wall. My wife obliged and stood for this photo. Shot with a Canon 60D ISO 1600 1/250th f3.5

  4. spectaclephoto November 15, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Created with a softbox on full power.

  5. jennise.burgos November 14, 2013 at 12:21 am #

    This picture was taken at a random farm house in upstate NY. I was driving around with my mother and saw a family of cats. I stopped to take pictures of them. This was the first shot I got of the mother. It was taken with a D3100 Nikon.

  6. Wendy Sherman Greenslade November 13, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

    This photo taken 1/400 sec, ISO 640, F4.5 with a Canon Mark 5d iii, 24-70 lens. Through the limo window from the front. As she waved bye to the family out her window light.

  7. Bob McKinley November 12, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    This was taken in front of a glass door using Nikon D5100 with Nikon 40mm 2.8 lens.

  8. nevalee November 12, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Shaker’s were known for their ability to use natural window light which they incorporated into their building structures. This photo taken 1/500 sec, ISO 640, F2.8 with a Nikon D800, 35-70 lens.

  9. melissa3339 November 12, 2013 at 8:05 am #

    A self-portrait before I quit smoking. Canon 5D Mark III, f/11.0, 1/30, ISO 250, EF35mm f/1.4L USM.

  10. KTB November 11, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    We were shooting this soon-to-be bride and she went to the window for a ‘breather’ and to gather her thoughts. Taken with my Nikon D7000

  11. Nicasso November 11, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    The was taken in a nursery. It was only days away until the baby was born. She was excited and could not wait to hold the child in her hands. To me this picture shows a great deal of emotion and could possibly have a story behind it. Using my Olympus E-520, on manual which allowed me to spot meter her, and get the right window lighting coming between the blinds. My settings were set to f/4.4, 1/200 sec., ISO-400, and spot metering mode.

  12. cjcmarquez November 10, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    For this shot, I wanted to show a teacher within her environment. The classroom offered large windows on one side and was the perfect way to light the portrait. This was just a first installment of a set I named ‘Passionate Living.’

    To add warmth/fill light/catch light, I used a Wescott 40″ gold reflector camera left.

  13. Sandra Burchett November 10, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    This was one of my favorite bridal images using window light. The bride looked so serene, and the window light was just perfect to show off the details of her gown. It’s not often that you get light this good!

  14. christian0530 November 10, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    This was taken with my canon t2i. The only thing I did to this in photo shop was take the wall color and wrap it around the bottom of her just to draw the eye up the picture a little more and softened it with a little blur.

  15. Jennifer November 10, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    I love the way the natural light in this airport hangar bathed my daughter in beautiful glowing light. This is by far one of my favorites because her skin is so soft, even without makeup, which is something that the right lighting can accomplish. That and she’s beautiful:)

  16. Nathan Dreimiller November 9, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    the direct and soft nature of window light allows for a great deal of contrast and color.

  17. Jakub Redziniak November 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    I took this photo when working together with a friend that just got started as a freelance makeup artist. Inside her home there was a wonderful skylight right above the stairs. I asked the model to stand right under it and look up into the window with her big brown eyes. After a few shots I got the beautiful image that I had already visualized in my head.

    I was shooting with a Nikon D90 and a 50mm 1.4. Settings were at 1/60 f/4 ISO 400.

  18. Barry McBeth November 7, 2013 at 1:20 am #

    Topaz loves her watermelon!! I took this portrait at a family reunion with my Nikon D200 and my 50mm 1.4. She was lit by the skylight in the kitchen on a cloudy day. She is such an adorable child, full of spunk!

  19. Josh Glazebrook November 5, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    For this shot I used a warehouse with large windows behind and to the right of my model. I decided to frame this shot really tightly and get the sharp focus on the profile of forehead to glasses to nose to lips. I converted to black/white because I felt it enhanced the simplicity and tone of the image.


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