Thank you so much to every person that put their name and images in for this draw. My camera kit has grown significantly in the last three years, as you know I am shooting a lot of moving footage now and the inclusion of the new 5D mark iii squeezed out the 1D (just my personal preference) As I upgrade my kit I alway turn to ebay to sell off my equipment and then some one suggested I sign it and give it away and thought. . . well why not, so I chose to do this on creativeLIVE.
creativeLIVE asked you to put a before and after up on Flickr and Simona and I have just gone through the hundreds of entries. Firstly I would like to say it is going to be great watching you all evolve into amazing Glamour Photographers and as we broke it down to favourites I would like to show you some finalists. When I train photographers I am looking for Pose – Direction – Expression – Connection and Communication and then over all capture. I really felt strongly that all of these images were strong in most of these and lacking only in small details. Well done to you all.
I chose this as my Winning Image. I like the simplicity, the connection, the expression the body movement and the overall Magazine contemporary feel. What I also really love is the perfect use of Before & After (just like mine) You ticked all my boxes Erica Velasco but mostly its because I BELIEVE this image. I hope you enjoy exploring this camera and your journey into Glamour.
Simona spent the same amount of time beside me. Us with our Laptops on our knees swapping computers and discussing our choices. These are her finalists thank you and good effort.
We sat with this image for a long time. Although I will pull you up for stiff hands (The claw The claw he he) this was for makeup and we both agree this is a beautifully executed Simona Makeup and this is our final choice. So Kate Parker we decided that you would win our startup Hair & Makeup Kit. Picked out especially by Simona and Myself, thank you so much for your effort.
The creativeLIVE resource has been a revelation to me. A way to open an international movement of Contemporary Glamour. Work hard, practise a lot. Remember the challenge to KICK MY BUTT. Thank you for supporting each other by the way. I noticed on many images you had written positive comments of support and encouragement. Please work those shoulders/Push those chins forward and towards those shoulders and MAKE ME BELIEVE IT. Above all, give the confidence and encouragement to every person you shoot so they can relax – shine and see their BEAUTIFUL. Pay it forward.