This was a most wonderful and difficult challenge to judge! Our membership submitted some of the most gorgeous production photos we have ever seen. Our four judges have sent us their choices and here’s the result!
Congratulations for first place goes to Loveall1229. The production photo chosen by 3 out of the four judges is the Best Production Photo winner.
Baby, it's cold outside... (of La Boheme) by loveall1229.deviantart.com/
Judge’s comments include, “I love the mood of this photo, and I feel it effectively demonstrates the set, lighting, and a little bit of the costumes. I also feel it is one of the most pretty and compelling photos. (to pull from the challenge description). The design of the whole set is in perfect harmony. The purple colors are beautiful and give a mood to the play. I think I've fainted. You did a wonderful use of the space giving a realistic sense of perspective. Excellent work. Congratulations! It clearly shows that the design team was together in their interpretation. The world is very narrative and descriptive. Everything in this composition works together as a unified whole.”
Second place has the invariable TIE. The winners for second place are paulfeb282 paulfeb282.deviantart.com/
and jdartfan jdartfan.deviantart.com/
This is a gorgeous photo! I love the set display, the actors' poses, and the costumes look fab! The black and white makes for a really interesting photo, but it just looks so fun, I would love to see it in colour! This is a wonderful photo that really shows how fun this show must have been. It looks wonderful in black and white! However, it's difficult to comment on the lighting design since we don't have all the (color) information. As a production picture though, it certainly communicates the spirt of the piece! This photo is spectacular; it shows a pretty magical moment of the dreams. Very beautiful! Congratulations! This photo effectively demonstrates the set, costumes, and some special effects. It is probably the most pretty and compelling of all entries for me. It would probably be my favorite if it were in colour, so I could better see everything, since colour is so important to many show elements.
I feel this photo MOST effectively (of all entries) demonstrates many technical elements of the show. You can clearly see the set, lighting, costumes, and props. I feel while it may not be as pretty as other entries, it is definitely compelling, and in my opinion most closely followed the challenge instructions.
This is a great photo displaying many technical elements for this show! And I'm SO glad you got a good shot of your goose! I'm always sad when I get photos back from a show only to find that one piece I was so proud of doesn't have any good photos! The portrait looks very nice, too. I laughed when reading about your description of items used for various props. Theatre always forces you to be creative and push boundaries in how to create things! You had a great choice of colors for the props and paintings. Everything is harmoniously combined and resembles an oil canvas of the 19th century. Congratulations!
Out of all of the entries into this challenge, our judges also mention with great favor the work of the following. It is really worthwhile to read the comments from our judges and everyone who has visited their Pages! texasbear.deviantart.com/ caseyjuly.deviantart.com/ kumquatzombie.deviantart.com/ meeblott.deviantart.com/ theycallmelili.deviantart.com/
I wish to thank everyone who participated in our Best Production Photo challenge. It was very successful, with many of our members coming out to make comments on each other’s works who may not have normally done so. Everyone was so encouraging and helpful! And finally, the judges deserve a round of applause, because being a judge is difficult, and writing a meaningful critique is even more difficult. I am proud of our membership for taking the time and the heart to make this challenge so successful. You
are a great bunch of creative artists!