Congratulations to Brandon Beechler of Orange County, CA who has won the PFRE photographer of the month for May. This is Brandon's second win. His first win was back in March of 2013.
Here are the contestants that the jurors awarded points to this month:
Andrew Pece and Gary Kasl tied for second place and Tony Colangelo, Matthew Stallone and Landon Wiggs tied for fifth place.
Here are Brandon's comments:
This was a fun home to shoot. I walked away with a handful of images I would be happy to have in my portfolio. At first, I thought this particular room would be a bit of a challenge to shoot - then I threw a one point perspective on top of it! Luckily, I had white walls and a light decor to work with. I only ended up needing to use three lights. I had a strobe outside the far window to the right with a bounce umbrella, another off camera right with a bounce umbrella shooting directly across to the left and handheld a speedlight that was bounced off of the ceiling. That's it! Having a couple of battery powered strobes really makes things easy when you're trying to bring a view through the windows and nail it in one shot. A few tweaks in Lightroom and it was set!
Congrats to everyone who submitted images. It's been a while since I've submitted something and I know it's not always easy putting your work out there for people to judge and critique!