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CONTEST: Shoot Outdoors With Natural Light!

Category: Contest, Video
Feb 11

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This Week’s Contest

This week’s contest theme is shooting outdoors with natural light. That means natural light ONLY! This contest is great for people who don’t own strobes, but you should still enter even if you do. Shooting in natural light is a great way to learn more about your camera and interacting with your subject. You’ll also have the chance to win a free Phlearn PRO Tutorial as well as your choice between two different Lowepro camera bags!

Last Week’s Winners

Congratulations to AP Photographie, Claude Lee Sadik, Daniel Pardini, Esme Fransen, Jessica Boutté, Justin Bettman, and Owen Behan for winning our artificial light contest! Contact us to receive your free tutorial.

Owen Behan
Jessica Boutte
Justin Bettman
 Daniel Pardini
Esme Fransen
Claude Lee Sadik
aP Photographie
Contest Guidelines:

How to Enter
Simply add your image to a comment below. Please only submit one image each week. You're submitting images to be edited, so don't do too much Photoshop beforehand. We want to teach not just how, but why edits are being made.

How to Win
The person who best exemplifies the contest theme will be the winner. If two entries are close, the amount of likes, comments, and a great description will be the deciding factor. Winners are chosen by the Phlearn team.

Legal
By submitting images, you give Phlearn LLC the right to digitally alter your image and display on Phlearn.com, and use your image and any resulting derivatives to promote Phlearn.com. We reserve the right to change the rules whenever we want.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/cedwardbrice C. Edward Brice

    probably not the type of image your looking for but on why home from a shoot and pulled off on a dirt road and took advantage of some natural light.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cedwardbrice C. Edward Brice

    Probably not the type of image your looking for but pulled off the road last week and took advantage of some natural desert light.

  • Guest

    dasd

  • Guest

    Natural light on a beach in St. Catherine, Jamaica.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/36540318@N08/7595148360/sizes/l/in/photostream/

  • http://twitter.com/yolnna hanlai

    Shot on a beach in St. Catherine, Jamaica.

  • Jurij Grdadolnik

    cloudy day on the beach…

  • Guest

    Summit of Mt. Haleakala

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-McClure/1304134672 Ray McClure

    This is natural light in Manhattan… :)

  • Matthieu PEGARD

    One of mine, taken in Normandie, France http://500px.com/photo/6699038

  • Guest

    Pulled off the road last week and grabbed a image of the decaying cactus in setting sun light.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cedwardbrice C. Edward Brice
  • Guest

    Shot at a nature preserve at sunset. totally un-photoshopped.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kati.garner Kati Garner

    photo not attaching

  • http://www.facebook.com/kati.garner Kati Garner

    shot at sunset at a nature preserve – totally unphotoshopped.

  • http://www.dirkschmitz.de/ dirkschmitz.de

    Natural light inside a wrecked building.

  • Guest

    Shot in the shadow of a big warehouse, a little lightbounce by reflector underneath :)

    http://500px.com/photo/24389707

  • http://www.facebook.com/DesignerWurst Desi Gner Brat Wurst

    Shot in the shadow of
    big tree, grading and double exposure done in photoshop .

  • Guest

    Breakfast is the most important

  • Amir Peeri

    Rubber

  • Guest

    walking the high bridge

  • jim gunther

    photo will not upload.

  • Guest

    This is a self-portrait composite of the sunset last week

  • Guest

    Shot on Christmas, when a friend of mine dressed like Santa to show up at home for my daughter. We decided to make some shots outside, because the disguise, make up and clothes were really nice and the people around started screaming Santa, Santa. This version is the less edited version.

  • Guest

    Shot on Christmas, when a friend of mine dressed like Santa to show up at home for my daughter. We decided to make some shots outside, because the disguise, make up and clothes were really nice and the people around started screaming Santa, Santa.

  • http://www.facebook.com/plamen.yankov Plamen Yankov

    Shot on Christmas, when a friend of mine dressed like Santa to show up at home for my daughter. We decided to make some shots outside, because the disguise, make up and clothes were really nice and the people around started screaming Santa, Santa.

    http://500px.com/photo/26082591

  • Guest

    This is my sis!

  • Timmy Reynolds

    Here is my sis!

  • Timmy Reynolds
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/freeflyer09/ Rubén Chase

    I shooted this stupid thing with my girlfriend last week, at 5pm, hope you like it!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/freeflyer09/8431518164/in/photostream

  • Ian Young

    This was taken just after mid day at the Stanford University campus. The lines form the stairs railing made for some interesting lines. Shot with cctv lens on M4/3rd body.

  • Guest

    Here is my image now, because it could not be attached yesterday.

  • http://www.facebook.com/caitlinmorey Caitlin Morey

    Natural light close to sunset in a lavender field :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/titus27 Stefano Tealdi

    hot only with natural light and a reflector! :) the title is: Arachno ballerina

  • http://twitter.com/KAN_NET Gabriele

    Shot at sunset, color balanced and added lens flare in post production. Hope you like it!

  • Ansuz

    I love the colors of this image, the light, but I’d make it more visible in the foreground. I have not worked on this image and would be curious to see what Aaron could do.

  • Dusan Z

    Natural light coming from window in ruined chapel in south Serbia! Cold freezy february day, but the model was brave…

  • Guest

    Here is my Photo shoot in natural light.

  • Guest

    Here is my Photo, shot in natural light.

  • Guest

    Here is my photo,Shot in natural light

  • Alexis Kyprianou

    Here is my photo,Shot in natural light.

  • http://www.facebook.com/derek.lawrey Derek Lawrey

    I always love to shoot at dusk.

  • Guest

    This is my service animal Nhyla, who wont stay out of my new Euro top bed. I added some grain and soften the image some, light source was my bed room windows

  • http://www.facebook.com/tik.va.7 Tik Va

    Is this the 25 f1.2 cctv?

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  • Ian Young

    Close. It was the Fujinian 35mm f1.7. From elcheapo Ebay!

  • shashi

    my Pic

  • http://www.facebook.com/legenea LEvi Eugeniu

    sleep me

  • http://twitter.com/juanbuchelli Juan Buchelli

    This is my pic. Taken in my sister´s backyard in the afternoon, a summer day! I have added a little more of contrast because I like alive colors!

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