Open to photographers with a gold or silver ranking. There are two other 'Hard lighting' contests currently open to other ranks. Take a look at the leaderboard for more information on Photocrowd rankings.
Hard lighting is direct and undiffused, which makes it the perfect medium for taking honest and dramatic photos. Learn to play with shadows in order to define shapes and features, and give your subject more depth than the traditionally flattering soft light. Hard light will give you the edge with your photography, quite literally!
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