18 May 2013

Lensbaby Artistry Challenge - First Month picked photos by Craig Strong

The monthly challenge of Facebook group "Lensbaby Artistry" had their first picked photos by Lensbaby creator, Craig Strong.

Quoting Doug Sahlin that announced the three picked photos:

Congratulations Lensbaby Artists. Roxanne Sahlin and I are very impressed with the quality and variety of the images you've posted. Craig Strong, Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of Lensbaby has reviewed all of the images and has chosen the following as the best images for the month of April:

Best of Show:
Lensbaby Artist: Robin Cohen
Theme: Light
Image Title: Follow Me

Congratulations Robin. You will receive the following gifts:
1. The optic of your choice from Lensbaby.
2. Perfect Photo Suite 7 Premium from OnOne Software

1st Runner Up:
Lensbaby Artist: Norbert Fürst
Theme: Terminal
Image Title: No Glass, No Wine, No Phone

Congratulations Norbert. You will receive the following gifts:
1. Lensbaby Creative Aperture Kit
2. Your choice of any single plug-in from Topaz Labs

2nd Runner Up:
Lensbaby Artist: Dustin Main
Theme: Dubious
Image Title: Eye on You

Congratulations Dustin. You will receive the following gifts:
1. Lensbaby Lenspen Pro
2. A digital copy of Mastering the Lensbaby: A step-by-step guide to mastering your Lensbaby and becoming a better photographer.

Thanks again for all who participated in this month's challenge. You're all great Lensbaby Artists. We look forward to seeing the May entries.
Doug and Roxanne

The challenge is on going for month two (there will be TWELVE, one each month until March 2014), so join the group, share your thoughts and opinions about Lensbaby and obviously show your photos. Oh and there's gifts for the three monthly hand picked photos by Craig Strong (#1 gets an optic of their choice + software, #2 gets a creative aperture set + software and #3 a Lensbaby Lenspen Pro + software).