Congratulations to Gary Kasl from Carlsbad, CA; April 2020 Photographer of the Month! The theme this month was master bedroom. We've had the great pleasure of watching Gary grow his business and improve his photography over the past few years and we're excited to see where he takes things next! Thank you to everyone who participated and to the jurors who took time out of their busy schedules to contribute their votes and thoughtful commentary.
Please feel free to view and comment on any of this month's entries here.
Here is what Gary had to say about the win:
"Oh wow! Thank you all so much! I'm super grateful for the time everyone takes to make this happen... especially during this crazy time.
This was a special property, to say the least. There were so many gorgeous little details and big breathtaking features throughout the entire home, focusing on what to capture became a challenge. This shot, however, was a no brainer. The room was situated just like this so I was able to spend my time dialing in the composition and figuring out lighting. I ended up using a 17mm TSE on my Canon 6D and 2 AD200's. One flash set up to bounce for fill and one with an 18" softbox to mimic the direction of the natural light. I lined up a solid 1-point composition and shifted slightly down and to the right, then took a bracket and 2 flash frames. Aside from some heavy perspective control on the edges, I just used my standard method of blending the image and only slightly cropped in. This home is definitely one of my all-time favorites and I feel so lucky to have clients that sell these kinds of masterpieces.
I'm so stoked! Thanks again!"