Photo Contest 2

Orbis Photo Competitionorbis™ ring flash photo competition

enlight photo is asking LightSource listeners to answer this simple question with a well-lit photo.

You may use natural light, but some kind of lighting equipment or modifiers MUST be used and your caption must detail your lighting setup.

Who is the photographer?

Thanks to the Internet and the digital camera our traditional notion of “the photographer” will never be the same. Personal celebrity, urban surveillance, and other influences have fundamentally changed the role “the photographer” plays in our lives. Your entry must interpret and explore this theme, explicitly or otherwise.

The competition:
Intelligent lighting is essential; this competition is brought to you by the Lightsource podcast and the orbis™ ring flash, so show us what you can do. Preference will be given to entries that feature people rather than things – this is a “still-life”-free zone! Make it dynamic!

The winner of the competition receives their own orbis™ ring flash and a chance to have five of their orbis™ photos showcased on the gallery page of

The orbis™ allows photographers to achieve the beautiful shadowless ring flash look, using the SLR flash you already own.

Shortlisted entries may also have the opportunity to appear on , which receives thousands of hits a week.

Competition rules:

  • The competition deadline is Friday, July 3rd, 2009 midnight Eastern US Standard Time.
  • Staff at, and selected associates of, enlight photo in conjunction with will perform the judging and the decision is final.
  • If you would like your full name used in the event that your photo is shortlisted, it must be included in your caption.
  • The winner will receive an orbis™ ring flash valued at US$199 as well as the chance to have five of the photos they take with the orbis™ ring flash to be exhibited on
  • Selected shortlisted entries will appear on the gallery page during the competition, with credit if available. If your entry is not used on the gallery, this is not an indication that your image has not been shortlisted.
  • Photos taken in a landscape (horizontal) format are preferred.
  • This is an open competition; photographers may be professional, semi-pro or amateur and photos may be of any subject. Nudity is allowed but entries must not be pornographic, glamour or adult-oriented.
  • Shortlisted entries may be published at, with credit, online for one year from the date of submission. The winning image from the competition may be licensed pro bono by enlight photo and online and in print marketing materials, with credit, for one year from the closing date of the competition round but in all instances copyright remains with the photographer.
  • You may submit as many photos as you like.
  • The entrant must be the original author of the photo and permission must be sought from the subject(s) for their likeness to be used, with their knowledge and acceptance that the photo may be used for marketing purposes by enlight photo and It is the entrant’s responsibility to obtain permission from people or owners of identifiable property that must be produced in writing if requested.
  • The entrant fully indemnifies enlight photo and against any claims arising from display of the submitted photography and from the infringement of intellectual property rights of any third party.
  • Entries should be submitted on the Lightsource flickr group and tagged with “ORBISCOMP0903”. Adding your photos to flickr as described confirms your agreement with these rules.
  • If you would like your full name used in the event that your photo is shortlisted, it must be included in your caption on flickr.
  • These rules may change at any time without notice, although copyright and licensing rights will not be affected.

Entries so far: