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X-Rite Color Perfectionists Unite! Photo Contest | September Winner, October NEW Contest!


by Brenda K. Hipsher – October 10th, 2011

X-Rite’s Color Perfectionists Unite! Photo Contest is rolling along! The October contest theme is “Fall Color.” Entries are accepted through October 15, 2011.  Voting will begin on October 16. Remember the top 20 voted photos become the finalists that will be judged this month by Coloratti John Paul Caponigro. You can find this contest on Facebook by clicking “Contests” at X-Rite Photo on Facebook.

We have big news for you in this article.  We’re delighted to announce the WINNER of the September contest themed “Back to School.” This theme was designed to attract interesting representations of what that phrase brings up when we think about the coming fall season getting back to school work, sports, gatherings with classmates, etc.

While we had very interesting entries one has been chosen by our judge for this month Coloratti Jack Reznicki. That winner is called “Lovely Student” by Edwin Setiawan of Taiwan.  Edwin is a self taught photographer originally from Indonesia now living in Taiwan. He specializes in portrait photography and places a high value on composition and uniqueness of the image. Edwin’s goal is to incorporate 7 elements into his photography.  He strives for his photographs to be “beautiful, elegant, simple, artistic, lovely, natural and conceptual.”  I think you will agree that his winning photograph follows this recipe perfectly.

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“There are many good things about this image composition-wise,” says Jack Reznicki. “It places the young girl in the right third of the image, it has repeating patterns in the background, it handles the mid-ground where the girl is very well and has the background out of focus enough to make the girl ‘pop’ in the mid-ground. The effect is giving the viewer a real sense of ‘place’.  The two darker trees in the right and left edge, makes you keep your eyes in the frame rather than wander out. The open shade lighting also makes the subjects skin clean and shadowless, which helps her stand out in the shot.” Jack goes on to say, “While it’s good to have all the technical aspects done well, and they are done very well in this shot, it doesn’t always make the photo. What really puts this photo as a winner is the expression of the girl as ready and confident, her expression aimed directly at the camera. Her off skewed tie and messy hair is the right touch of imperfection to feel like ‘Back to School’ and keeps the image from being to perfect, too antiseptic.”

Contragulations to Edwin Setiawan who will receive two great prizes from X-Rite as the winner of September Color Perfectionists Unite! Photo Contest. Edwin will receive i1Display Pro, one of X-Rite’s NEW display solutions, and ColorChecker Passport for great camera profiles.

Two other images caught Jack’s eye. One is called “Someday You’ll Come Here” by Kurt Faris.  Jack had some very interesting comments, “A great sense of place, good story, very good composition with leading lines on the right. The black and white is nice in that you look at the shapes and the elements rather than color.”

Jack also enjoyed “Back to School” by Sudiru Abdullah. Here’s what he said about that image, “A wonderful shot, a good captured moment. My eye tends to wander about in the image, not staying with the central character.  I really like the story it tells and the interesting expression on the lead boy’s face.”

Special thanks to Coloratti Jack Reznicki.  Check out his new book “Photographer’s Survival Guide,” his blog TheCopyrightZone.com and website www.Reznicki.com.

Remember to get your entry in before the end of the day on October 15, 2011 with the theme “Fall Color.”  You can find this contest on Facebook by clicking “Contests” at X-Rite Photo on Facebook. Be sure to read the contest rules for your chance to win ColorMunki Display and ColorChecker Passport! Enter by October 15 and then get your friends to “Like” X-Rite Photo on Facebook so that they can begin to vote for your image starting October 16 through October 31.  YOU could be featured here as the October winner of Color Perfectionists Unite! Photo Contest.

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