Twas The Season: December Contest Winners

Twas the season for warm wishes, glad tidings and snowy scenes.

The holidays may be over (boo hiss!), but December's #MadeWithMagMod photo contest winners are giving us jolly good vibes into the new year.

Congrats to Joshua Farr, whose cool blue underground parking lot portrait scored first place honors. Joshua rocked a MagGel, CTO gel, and MagGrid to snag the shot. He takes home $250 MagBucks for his victory. Bravo, Joshua!

Wanna score a sweet prize of your own?

Good news: you can enter the #MadeWithMagMod contest each month---as many times as you want. The contest theme and prizes change each month, so get in on this action!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Join the #MagModCommunity on Facebook to get this month’s contest deets.
  2. Shoot an epic image using MagMod gear.
  3. Look for the pinned contest post in the Community and attach your entry as a comment.

Hit us with your best shot, pal! In the meantime, keep scrolling to see December's winning images.

Grand Prize Winner

Joshua Farr, Farr Better Wedding Photography

Made With MagMod Contest Winner December 2017 Josha Farr MagGrid

Here's how Joshua got the shot:

"This particular photo was taken at the top of the stairs of an underground parking lot. Each wall was lined top-to-bottom with blue string holiday lights. I wanted to enhance the blue color, but also keep the skin tones looking nice on my couple so I used a speedlight on a stand hidden camera left with a MagGel, CTO gel, and MagGrid. The photo is taken from outside the enclosure with the couple and the flash inside. In post-processing, I adjusted the white balance for the skin tones, and it left me with the wonderful blue twinkling light effect you see!

My camera settings were: NIKON D750 | 50mm | F/1.8 | ISO 100 | 1/200th"

2nd Place Winner

Matt Gruber Photography

MagMod Made With MagMod Contest Matt Gruber

Matt explains how he got the shot: "This was a very simple setup. I wanted to capture the crazy amount of Christmas lights that were wrapped all around this tree. I had my couple on one side of the tree, while I stood on the other and shot through it. I had my assistant hide behind the trunk and hold my flash with a MagSphere. Flash power was 1/64th."

3rd Place Winner

 Mihai Tomoiu

Made With MagMod 3rd Place Winner Tomiou Mihai

Here’s how Mihai got the shot: "I used a MagGrid and MagSphere. My assistant was four meters away from the couple on the right side. I used a Yongnuo YN-568EX flash (off camera) at 1/32 power.

It was shot on a Nikon D750, Sigma Art 85mm 1.4, ISO 800, f/2.0, 1/200 sec."

4th Place Winner

Genevieve Nisly Photography

Made With MagMod December 4th Place Winner

Here’s how Genevieve got the shot: "This was shot in downtown Cleveland. I used two Canon 600 flashes: one behind couple, one in front of them, placed high with a MagGrid. I had about three minutes to capture this image before heading into the reception. The couple and photographer are standing on a berm in middle of the road at busy intersection.

It was shot with a 24-70 lens @70mm, f3.2, 1/200, ISO 800."

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