Judges Vincent Laforet, Heather Champ, Richard Koci Hernandez, and Eric Cheng, along with over 18,000 fan votes over the course of 7 weeks, determined the winner. According to Eric, Ken’s picture stood out among over 750 submissions, and beat the other 34 Weekly Finalists because of the unique subject matter and storytelling within the picture. “It’s an unusual moment. You can see the focus on the hunt in Regan’s expression. Then, there is the unknown story of what comes next.”*
How did Ken get the shot? “There are about three or four groundhogs that live in the field near my home,” explained Ken, who does sports photography for a running club and frequently shoots with a DSLR camera. “Every afternoon, we find the groundhogs and she chases them. Regan is eleven years old, so she’s more about the hunt than she is about the kill. To get this picture, I got as close as I could to the groundhog and got down low to frame the shot. When shooting with the Lytro camera, I look for the unique perspective, the one that you’re not used to getting with your regular camera.”
Congratulations to Ken, who has won a Master Light Field Photography Lesson with Eric Cheng, plus five Lytro cameras to gift to his (very good) friends. Thank you to the hundreds Lytro camera owners who submitted their pictures and an additional congratulations to all of the Weekly Finalists, who have their pictures featured in the Lytro picture gallery.
All of the Finalists are eligible to win the Grand Prize, a Master Light Field Photography Lesson with Eric Cheng plus five Lytro cameras to share with very good friends. You could win a camera of your own too. Voters are entered in a sweepstakes with three new winners selected each week.
Next week’s guest judge is Coco Rocha, the first high fashion model photographed with the Lytro camera. Besides walking the runway for top designers, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Coco is frequently featured in the pages of top fashion magazines around the world, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, and Elle. She also actively volunteers for charities such as the Children’s Aid Society.
The Lytro Picture Gallery now features all 10 Weekly Finalists that have been selected by our judges and your voting. The photographers could win the Grand Prize, a Master Light Field Photography Lesson with Eric Cheng plus five Lytro cameras to share with very good friends. Voters are entered in a sweepstakes with a chance to win a Lytro camera of their own. This week’s Lytro camera winners are Chris Fletcher, Matt Durazzani and Lance Goforth.
This week’s guest judge, BuzzFeed tech writer Matt Buchanan, announced our first Weekly Finalists. We’re featuring their pictures in our Lytro Picture Gallery and the photographers could win the Grand Prize, a Master Light Field Photography Lesson with Eric Cheng plus five Lytro cameras to share with very good friends.
Three voters have won Lytro cameras of their own. Congratulations Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, Paul Mozolewski and Lindsay Wood.
It’s a new week, so we also have a new guest judge: Cliff Kuang is an editor at Fast Company and the founding editor of its spin-off, Co.Design, which in 2011 won the National Magazine Award for best online department.
Tips to Win: Everyone – If you didn’t win last week, try again! Every time you vote or submit a picture, you get another chance to win.
Voters – Vote for a new picture every day. Each vote is like a raffle ticket, increasing your chance of winning.
Light Field Photographers – Focus your efforts to get out the vote on one picture each week. The pictures that receive the most votes during the week get a “fan bonus” during the judging. Submit a new picture or re-share a previous submission.
Today, we’re launching Lytro’s first light field photography contest, Share the Fun, which also happens to be THE first light field photography contest ever.
Each week through the end of September, five Finalists will get their pictures featured on the Lytro.com gallery and will win a Lytro accessories package worth $125. One of those Finalists will win the grand prize, a Master Light Field Photography Lesson with our Director of Photography, Eric Cheng, along with 5 Lytro cameras to share with their friends.
We have amazing judges who will help determine the winners:
Eric Cheng, world-renowned underwater photographer and Lytro’s Director of Photography
Heather Champ, currently at Findery and Flickr’s former Community Manager, never leaves home without a camera