expert judged
Philippe Maurice

Hard light

In association with Aputure

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Many modern images, especially portraits, are shot in soft light, which is known for being much more forgiving and flattering. Hard light, on the other hand, is dramatic and full of contrasts – making it a far harder technique for beginners to master, but one that can add glamour and shadow when used correctly.

Win over €1200 of amazing lighting products from Aputure!

Prize details

Amazing lighting prizes from Aputure to win!

The judge's favourite will receive an Aputure LS C120DII (€709). The community-vote winner will receive an Aputure LSC120D (€519)

Aputure was founded in 2005 by a team of inspired filmmakers and videographers who wanted to create high quality content, but struggled with steep cost of equipment needed to do so. Determined to create professional-grade equipment at an affordable price, they started Aputure: the first company to provide truly affordable and professional cinema equipment with the quality and functions needed to fully realize any creative vision.

Today, Aputure sells globally with offices in the US, Europe and Asia. It is one of the fastest growing cinema technology companies, designing and specializing in lighting and Light modifiers.

As a part of the creative community, Aputure continues to develop for the ever-expanding needs of budding artists and professionals alike. Each member of the A-team has felt the burning desire to bring a creative vision to life at all costs. We're here to keep that fire alive.

How it works

Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submissions period has ended. You can see all the images uploaded to a contest, but will need to rate them to see how they’re ranked once the rating period begins.

Some contests on Photocrowd also have a judge. After the submission period closes the judge chooses their favourite images and writes some image reviews. The crowd and judge results will be announced on the same day.

Entries closed
25 June 2019

25 June 2019 to 4 July 2019

Winners announced
4 July 2019

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