Since February is dedicated to a little holiday that rhymes with Schmalentine's Day, we thought it'd be fun to display some super romantic images in the #MagModCommunity all month long.
And that's how we landed on "Epic Kiss" as the theme for our monthly photo contest.
Congrats to Aamie Gillam, who made us swoon with her winning image. It certainly is epic.
Aamie immortalized a magical moment in the Jamaican surf using a MagBounce, MagSphere and a small video light. Aamie was actually all packed up and ready to go home after a long day of shooting when she heard the bride say she wanted to get in the water. Despite the threat of sharks, the entire wedding party spontaneously jumped into the ocean, and Aamie took the plunge too to capture a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
Mad props to Aamie for fearlessly pursuing the perfect shot! She snags $250 MagBucks for her win. Her cray-mazing image will grace the cover of our Facebook group all February long.
Think you got the chops to win the #MadeWithMagMod contest? Get in on this action! You can enter the contest each month and enter as many times as you want. The theme and prizes change all the time, so hit us with your best shot!
Here’s how to enter:
- Join the #MagModCommunity on Facebook to get this month’s contest deets.
- Shoot an epic image using MagMod gear.
- Look for the pinned contest post in the Community and attach your entry as a comment.
We can't wait to see how you rock your MagMod modifiers! In the meantime, keep scrolling to see January's winning images. We think you're gonna love 'em :)
Grand Prize Winner
Aamie Gillam, Aamie Gillam Photography
Here's how Aamie got the shot:
"This photo was captured during our most recent Jamaica Destination Wedding in Summer 2017. It was captured with a Canon MKIII + Sigma 35mm ART + MagBounce on front/camera left on a light stand (1/4 flash power) + MagSphere on back held by my floating husband/second shooter (1/8 flash power) at camera settings f/4, 1/160, ISO 2000. We also used a small video light to gain focus in the pitch black which was held just right of the camera. Thanks MagMod for helping us capture this epic kiss!"
2nd Place Winner
Jesse La Plante, J. La Plante Photo
Jesse explains how he got the shot:
"This was shot with two Godox AD200s, each equipped with a MagGrid to limit spill. Smoke tends to look best when backlit, and I wanted a nice directional light on the couple, so I positioned the lights at 10:00 and 2:00, approximately. Camera data: Nikon D750, 24-70mm, 1/200th, f/4.5, ISO 250. Flash power: 1/16th."
3rd Place Winner
Rachel Wass, El Photography
Here’s how Rachel got the shot:
"This sweet couple didn't let the rain stop their wedding day. This was shot under a carport so the couple didn't get wet. But, I knew I wanted to catch those rain drops with some backlighting. This image was taken using a speedlite + MagSphere, set up about 6 feet behind the couple at 1/32nd flash power & pointed 45 degrees at the couple. A second speedlite + MagSphere camera right about 8 feet away with a flash powered at 1/64th for some fill. This was shot with my Nikon D750 70-200mm lens. 1/200 - 2.8 - iso 800"
4th Place Winner
Alex Zyuzikov, RedSphere Studios
Alex explains how he created this epic kiss:
"Quick setup was key here. One flash through an umbrella from the front to light the subject and one MagGridded flash as backlight. Nikon D4, 3,200 ISO, 24mm, 1/60s."
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