Gizmodo Shooting Challenge: Who Won The Olympus OM-D EM-5?

Gizmodo Shooting Challenge: Who Won The Olympus OM-D EM-5?

Hundreds of entries, thousands of votes, but as always there can be only one winner. Today we announce who wins the winner of the Olympus OM-D EM-5 camera Gizmodo has to giveaway.

For the last three weeks, Gizmodo readers (and the friends they convince to vote for them) voted one weekly Shooting Challenge finalist through to the prize round to be judged and announced by Gizmodo editors.

The challenges included:

Reflection Photography
Food Photography
Car Photography


Sebastian Figg, Food Photography

Camera Canon 60D
Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro L
Canon EX 580 Mk II
Vase filled with mineral water
One Kiwi
1/250 sec
ISO 100
Taken using one flash back lighting the kiwi.

Amazing stuff, Sebastian. You could zoom into anywhere on this image and find a detail you hadn’t seen before. It’s beautiful. An Olympus OM-D EM-5 for your efforts!

Sebastian wins himself an Olympus OM-D EM-5 camera. The EM-5 is designed to make the jump into Micro Four-Thirds shooting easy. With Live View functionality that lets you see exactly what a shot will look like before you take it, coupled with a 5-axis in-body image stabiliser for shooting in low light, and a retro design inspired by the first OM-D from 1972, the EM-5 lets you capture some beautiful shots. More at Olympus.

The kit Sebastian wins is valued at $1299, and includes the OM-D EM-5 body and the compact 14-42mm zoom lens. Congratulations!


Finalist Kudos

Editor admiration goes to:

Yunis Tmeizeh, Car Photography:

Canon600d, Samyang Fisheye, iso100, 47sec, f5.6
Light painting using Long exposure. I chose this one because the car best suited the dark Monday night setting in Fitzroy. I particularly like seeing the torch lines…

Joel Bramley, Reflection Photography:

My mums Sony NEX 5 @ f.5.6/ISO 200/1/20 sec spot metering in Aperture Priority (Cameras Date/Time was 13 hours off)
What’s better than one reflection? Two! I had an idea to get a reflection of a camera lens which led to this shot of last Fridays sunset reflected in the water and then off the CPL filter on my Olympus e420 taken just down the road from my place on a small dam. If you look close you’ll spot a silhouette of a home made zip line.

Thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations again to Sebastian.

Fancy yourself the next winner of Gizmodo’s Shooting Challenge? We’re giving away another fantastic prize for the next challenge. Stay tuned! It will be announced next Wednesday.