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HELICON PHOTO CONTEST: We are looking for great stacks

Posted: 10.04.2012 15:32
by nata
We open a contest for interesting stacks. The FIRST place gets a FREE UNLIMITED licence for Helicon Focus 5 + Helicon Remote. The SECOND place gets a 50% discount for the programs, the THIRD prize gets a 30% discount.

The stacks will be used in video tutorials on Helicon Focus and Helicon Remote. The copyright information will be preserved and everyone will be able to see the names of the authors and links to their galleries/websites.

The stacks should result in beautiful images which demonstrate the power of the focus stacking technique. If some retouching is needed on a stacked image it is ok, it can even be a benefit, since we are planning to create a video tutorial on retouching in Helicon Focus.

If you would like to participate, please submit stacked images in this topic. The contest ends on the 15th of June.

Re: HELICON PHOTO CONTEST: We are looking for great stacks

Posted: 17.04.2012 23:47
by brentbristol
I already have the unlimited license. Would it be possible to participate to give a copy to another person?

Re: HELICON PHOTO CONTEST: We are looking for great stacks

Posted: 18.04.2012 10:06
by nata
yes, it is possible.

Submission to contest.

Posted: 17.05.2012 19:32
by brentbristol
Here is a stacked image submission for your contest.
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Re: HELICON PHOTO CONTEST: We are looking for great stacks

Posted: 18.05.2012 12:39
by nata
Thanks. The image is beautiful!

Re: HELICON PHOTO CONTEST: We are looking for great stacks

Posted: 28.05.2012 08:15
by sheudd
Hello,
I have been using Helicon Focus for about 6 months now and this is one of my first attempts, a stack of 14 shots of a Fringe Lily, Thysanotus multifloris.

Re: HELICON PHOTO CONTEST: We are looking for great stacks

Posted: 12.06.2012 12:23
by sheudd
WOW, rather quiet on this thread :( such a pity, it could really add to the eductaion of the photographic masses. :lol:

Can I add just another example of a "still" specimen. A 2cm reverse sceptre amethyst crystal from Harts Ranges, NT Australia.

Great product guys :D

Re: HELICON PHOTO CONTEST: We are looking for great stacks

Posted: 12.06.2012 15:35
by brentbristol
Here is a stack of a recent event. Cicada's are emerging in our neighborhood. The stack was made with 10 frames taken outdoors using Helicon Remote via a netbook tethered to the camera.
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Re: HELICON PHOTO CONTEST: We are looking for great stacks

Posted: 13.06.2012 09:27
by sheudd
FANTASTIC shot Brent, and using all the Helicon features :D

I am going to add just one more, I am sure you might have one more stack also :wink:

A solitary hornet drinking from a licken stem.

Re: HELICON PHOTO CONTEST: We are looking for great stacks

Posted: 14.06.2012 19:40
by cloantita
Hello to all. My submission for the contest:

A crystal copper of 4 mm in edge from El Valle-Boinas Mine, Begega, Belmonte, Asturias, Spain. Is a stack of around 35 images.

Image

Re: HELICON PHOTO CONTEST: We are looking for great stacks

Posted: 15.06.2012 12:20
by nata
Today is the 15th of June. So, our contest is over. We didn't have so many participants. Thank you very much to those who took a part.

Here are the results:

1. The first place and a FREE unlimited license for Helicon Focus Pro gets brentbristol for the emerging cicada. It is a really beautiful image with great detail.

2. The second place and a 50% discount gets cloantita for the handsome copper crystal.

3. And the third place and a 30% discount gets sheudd for the magic Fringe Lily.

Thanks again guys!

I will contact you by email in few days and send an activation code (for the first place) and the discount coupons (for the 2nd and 3rd places).

Re: HELICON PHOTO CONTEST: We are looking for great stacks

Posted: 15.06.2012 19:10
by brentbristol
Thanks Nata, and congratulations to Cloantita and Sheudd.

Re: HELICON PHOTO CONTEST: We are looking for great stacks

Posted: 09.04.2013 21:39
by Guest
sheudd wrote:FANTASTIC shot Brent, and using all the Helicon features :D

I am going to add just one more, I am sure you might have one more stack also :wink:

A solitary hornet drinking from a licken stem.



How do you take a stack of a live hornet? I'm pleased when I can get a single frame of a bee, hornet, wasp, butterfly, or dragonfly. None of those insects sit still for very long in my experience. Great shot BTW

Re: HELICON PHOTO CONTEST: We are looking for great stacks

Posted: 18.03.2015 23:07
by dmgems
My first photo stacking experiment. I would like to enter this into the contest.