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Submitted on
February 8
Image Size
6.6 MB


32 (who?)

Camera Data

Shutter Speed
10/600 second
Focal Length
52 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 8, 2014, 2:17:46 PM
Bella Cosplay- (CLOSED) Contest Stock by TrisStock Bella Cosplay- (CLOSED) Contest Stock by TrisStock
Model and Photographer: :iconclaimyourself:

I am holding my first ever Contest/Challenge. I need everyone's help! I took this photo with the new lens I bought yesterday for my Nikon. It's a lens valued at $600 so my expectations are kinda high. This photo was taken today in my studio with the new lens. Anyone that is interested in the contest this is what you could win:

*One of my premium photos for free (your choice which one)
*if you are an author you would win a free ebook cover of your choice from my gallery
*you could win exclusive stock if you are a book cover artist!
*25 points

I will pick 4 winners and each winner will get one of the above listed prizes.

Now for what I need you to do for the contest.
  • fave this photo
  • download this photo and zoom up as much as you can to see the detail and pixilation 
  • compare it to another photo in my gallery taken with my old lens. let me know which photo you are comparing to
  • tell me in a comment below if this photo looks better quality or if the photos with my other lens were better
The point of this is so I know if the cost of this lens has been worth it, or should I consider returning it. 

This photo is also free to use as stock if you wish. Let me know if you are entering the contest. You are only eligible to win if you do all 4 things listed. There will only be 4 winners. You are welcome to tell any of your friends you think might benefit from this contest or anyone that has good knowledge of camera clarity. Contest is time sensitive and will end at 6pm Central Time (US) Good Luck!Good Luck 

Contest is now closed and I am currently tallying up the winners :) winners will be contacted about prizes soon!

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TrisStock Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Thanks for using my stock Looks awesome! :D
LindArtz Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Thank 'you', Trish! :) :heart:
IvanikaGothow Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Hi! I used your pic here -… . Thanks!: )
Darkest-B4-Dawn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here you go, honey! I hope you like it. "Immortality suits you." :heart:
TrisStock Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
:) I love it!
Darkest-B4-Dawn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JustmeTD Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

Hands down, this is a sharper Image ! ( I say this in general ,like speaking to a crowd ) But it's not the equipment that makes the perfect concept/capture/image ! It's the 12 inches behind the camera that really counts ! YOU!

 For instance; Take an hour, two or all day to set up one shot! Not the model! The camera, the lighting and mood of the shot! Then introduce the model to tie the story altogether . Check your shots if they are not clear, sharp images ( and were suppose to be ) do it over.

Focus-- for those do it yourself models, with remote shutter release ! A piece of paper with a heavy black X drawn on it, held by a helper or hung , exactly where the models face will be will help ensure correct focus.

75% ( more ) of images here on DA are blurry ! Grandmothers loves them , Me, not so much! Sorry I get carried away, I just want everyone to do good ! :) 

 BTW what is your new lens ? 18mm X 55mm ?

TrisStock Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I usually try to set something bright where I'm going to be sitting and place a cowboy hat where my head will be haha!
I do spend a lot of time trying to get it right. it is hard when you're using the remote...also hard because images that seem clear in the viewfinder I will upload and they look just enough off on the computer you know?
JustmeTD Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I forgot to say set camera to manual focus then focus on the X. My eye's are so bad I have to upload to computer to check them, Blind photographer what's the world coming to ! I see you've gotten lighting equipment also ! :) A lot to learn about lighting also. Most of all have fun !
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