As you can see above, shot with nine Speedlights, we take batteries seriously at our shop!
Maha contest winners! As promised, today’s blog is about the wonderful shooters who submitted their pictures in honor of National Battery Week. We announced a contest on last week’s blog, sponsored by and in conjunction with Maha, the folks who bring you Powerex, which is our go-to power source on location.
So, here’s the thing. We asked for pictures of the actual devices powered by Powerex batteries. Some folks construed that to mean pictures of actual stuff–stuff being people, birds, etc.–they shot with lights or cameras with Powerex. Okay, so I split the two main awards. One goes to the pic of the powered device, and the other goes to…a lovely picture. Of which there were a few.
In terms of a device, the below, submitted by Marshall Gardner, had great energy:-))) And not just battery power. It seems he used the kitchen as a venue, put utensils at risk, and came up with a shot where the flash itself is firing, and the graphics of the yellow grating the flash is sitting on are helpful. Good color synchronicity. Good effort and a lot of work in this pic.
Production shot was included. As I said above, I believe Marshall might have commandeered the kitchen for this, and thus may owe his family a dinner out on the town. Just sayin’, Marshall.
As far as a picture simply made with a Powerex powered device, I chose the below. Simple, lovely portrait, submitted by Sudeep. Enjoyed the slightly whimsical expression of the subject. Nicely handled portrait. Way to go, Sudeep!
So, good news for Marshall and Sudeep, but also good news for the contest entrants in general. Maha has agreed to give everyone who entered a coupon for purchase. Amount TBD. Annie and I will communicate via our [email protected]mcnally.com address and get back to all the folks who entered on delivery of prizes, and sending of coupons. Below are a couple more pix that were fun to see. Birds below by Alejandro Camacho.
And another very clean gear shot by Sergio Lopez.
So, a bit of fun, hopefully was had. Many thanks to all the photogs who entered, and of course to Maha, who collaborated with us on this small-scale contest effort. They are good folks, who make super dependable batteries and chargers. Been using them for years.
All Best! And, more tk….