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Street Portraiture Winners


 
We are pleased to announce the winners of our Street Portraiture photo contest! This contest was judged by pro photographer, Craig Tanner and sponsored in part by Tamron USA, Inc. Below each image you will find the backstory, metadata and prize information. A video critique of each image will be posted to the site soon. To view the online winners photo gallery, please click here (opens in a new window).
 
 
  
Atlanta Story by Ken Ross
 
Atlanta Story by Ken Ross
 
 
Backstory
 
I was doing some street photography in the Fairly Poplar historic district of Atlanta when I came across two homeless guys near Woodruff park. After a brief conversation they agreed to have their pictures taken.
 
Metadata
 
Lens Baby II @ f/2.0, 1/100sec @ ISO 500, Manual exposure control, Daylight white balance.

Video Critique by Craig Tanner

Coming Soon!

Prize
 
 

 
 
 
Cadillac Man by Kim Mitas
Cadillac Man by Kim Mitas
 
Backstory

As my son and I were walking along the road in one of our favorite local parks we met this very interesting gentleman. Approaching  to ask if it was okay to photograph him led to an hour-long conversation full of stories of his view's on life, words of wisdom, and music. Even though he had been down a rough path in life, his upbeat attitude was amazing. I feel fortunate that I came away from the experience not only with photographs I was happy with, but also with a bit of inspiration.
 
Metadata

Canon Rebel T1i using a Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. F2.8, 1/500, ISO 400.
 
Video Critique by Craig Tanner

Coming Soon!
 
Prize

Topaz Clean - Edge and Texture Control Software by Topaz Labs and choice of one Backyard Shots Photography Guide.
 

 
 
 
School Girl by Lee Goss
School Girl by Lee Goss
 
 
Backstory
 
I traveled to Burma last December for two weeks with 6 other photographers.  Our aim was to photograph the people and the landscape in this mysterious country. This little lady was a member of an open-air school with simple dirt floors.  We stopped here briefly to photograph the children.  The school is attached to a monastery that is supervised by monks.  In exchange for being permitted to photograph the school, the monastery and school children we offered boxes of paper, pencils, school supplies all of which were very much in need and cost us next to nothing.
 
The children were active, wild, shy, full of fun, etc.  I found this young girl to be absolutely stunning and also extremely shy. I worked with her on and off for about 15 minutes.  She required a very soft spoken and gentle approach in order to put her at ease.  She did not speak any English and I do not speak Burmese. It occurred to me as I started taking her photo that all I really needed to do was to be in the present moment with her... As we continued to work together I realized that I wanted my images to convey the wisdom and timeless spirit she was radiating so beautifully.
I felt like I had been given an amazing gift when we ended our little informal shooting session together.  She was so present with me!
 
Metadata
 
Date Created 12/7/2010 (at high noon), Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 70-200mm lens, Focal length 195mm, f/5.0, 1/250, Subject Distance 1.4m, Auto White Balance.
 
Video Critique by Craig Tanner
 
Coming Soon!
 
Prize
 
Domke/Tamron Camera Bag, choice of one Backyard Shots Guide and Tamron lens cloth.
 

 
ATTENTION WINNERS: If you haven't received an email from Backyard Shots concerning your prize, please contact us so we can get them to you!  Thank you! 
 
 
Special thanks to our sponsor, Tamron USA, Inc.
 
Tamron USA is a major sponsor of Backyard Shots - click here to read more about them! 
 Please visit Tamron's site to learn more about their top-notch lenses!
 
 
  http://www.tamron-usa.com/lenses/prod/70300_vcusd_a005.asp
 
 
 
PRIZES for this contest were provided by Tamron USA, Inc. and Backyard Shots.
 
 




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