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Kristina Varaksina
Grand Prize Winner
Kristina Varaksina
Congratulations to KRISTINA VARAKSINA of San Francisco, Calif., for taking the top honors in the 6th Annual Your Best Shot photo contest. This photo is one in a series by Varaksina about female life and psychology. "In this image, I'm referencing the situations when at a very young age girls get influenced by media, fashion magazines, the beauty industry, etc., imposing on them certain stan- dards," she explains. "Nowadays young girls just ask parents to buy things, but in the mid-20th century they had to make everything themselves. That, I think, helped to grow a generation of strong and independent women. The whole scene was set up and artificially lit. The little girl is a very talented young actress and dancer Daria Yurkevich."


As the contest's Grand Prize winner, Varaksina receives $1,000 in cash, Tamrac's Evolution 9 photo backpack, a Gitzo GT2532S Series 2 tripod with ballhead, a PNY 32 GB Pro-Elite series SDHC Class 10 UHS-I memory card, a Strobist lighting kit from LumiQuest and a 16x20-inch print of the winning photo from Duggal.
 
Michael Libbe
First Place Winner
Michael Libbe
Mark Geistweite
People's Choice
Mark Geistweite
 
Adam Merrow
Second Place Winner
Adam Merrow
Robert Turner
Third Place Winner
Robert Turner
 
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Grand Prize Package:

  • $1,000 cash
  • Publication of the winning photo in an upcoming issue of Digital Photo
  • Tamrac's Evolution 9 Photo Backpack
  • A Gitzo GT2532S Series 2 Systematic 3-Section Tripod and GH2780QR Center Ball Head
  • A PNY 32GB Pro-Elite Series SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card
  • A Strobist Lighting Kit from LumiQuest
  • A 16x20 print of your photo from Duggal
  • Online publication in the Winners' Gallery


First Place Package:

  • Tamrac's Velocity 7x Camera Bag
  • A Manfrotto 190CXPRO4-M0Q4 Carbon Fiber tripod and head kit
  • A PNY 16GB Pro-Elite Series SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card
  • A Bounce Lighting Kit from LumiQuest
  • A 16x20 print of your photo from Duggal
  • Online publication in the Winners' Gallery


People's Choice Award:

  • Online publication in the Winners' Gallery
 
LumiQuest Sony Duggal Manfrotto GITZO PNY Tamrac
 
 

 
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