We are very happy to announce the winners of our 2011 Holiday Giveaway, who will soon be receiving over $1000 in prizes sponsored by B&H Photo!
All members who entered this giveaway submitted a photo article on a topic of their choice. Our editorial staff then picked over a dozen of semafinalist articles which were showcased on our homepage over the course of two months, and then voted upon by our members. The winning articles are listed below!
First Place: Making the Most of Long Exposure Handhelds
In our winning article, forum member Heie shows off how to properly hold a camera by applying military techniques. We're not surprised that our members loved this article, as even Gizmodo picked up on it!
Second Place: Old School Ideas for Digital Photography
Our second-place winner, k9lover, tells you how to apply various techniques from the film era to enhance your digital photos.
Third Place: A Photographer's Guide to Perspective Distortion
In third place came a fantastic article by forum member DAZ which talks about what perspective distortion is, and how to take it into account when taking photos.
These members will receive a $500, $150, and $100 B&H give card, respectively. Below are our five runners-up, each of whom will receive a $50 B&H gift card:
- Star Trail Photography: An Introduction
An article containing a brief overview of how to take photos of star trails.
- What to Pack When You Backpack w/ Minimal Weight
How can you go about packing all your photo gear without overburdening yourself?
- Time Lapse Guide for Beginners
This article shows you how to shoot a time lapse video using your Pentax.
- Shooting a Starscape: A quick how-to
An introduction to shooting log exposures.
- Picture Effects Without Computers
Pretend Photoshop didn't exist. This article shows you how to get cool effects without using post-processing!
We'd like to take a moment to congratulate our winners once more! Prizes will soon be sent out via PM on the forum. Stay tuned for another giveaway in the coming weeks, and thanks to everyone who participated! All the finalist articles can be found here.