VOTING NOW OPEN - Smoke & Mirrors

Posted by Justin Case — 20 Nov 2012

We're pleased to announce this morning that our Smoke and Mirrors contest has closed for entries and opened for voting.

One lucky winner will take home $190 to help fund their holiday shopping!

While the term 'smoke and mirrors' is often used as a metaphor for a deceptive explanation or description and originates from magicians' illusions, where magicians make objects appear or disappear by extending or retracting mirrors amid a confusing burst of smoke, the use of smoke and mirrors in photography often set the mood or tone of a shot.

Smoke can partially obscure a subject or shroud an object in mystery or suspense, while a mirror (or any reflective surface, really) can turn an ordinary shot into an extraordinary capture. The hundreds of entries exhibited amazing use of smoke, mirrors, reflectives or other shrouding techniques to really punctuate a frame.

To get you in the mood for voting, take a look at a few of these:


Blurred Silence by Cindy Griff


Mirror Mirror by Richard Gough


Smoking Man by Kristina Krause


mirror,mirror by dope


Make sure to get over to cast your vote for the best Smoke and Mirrors shots!

More contests are on the way, soon - so keep your eyes out for our upcoming calls for entries!

Don't forget to take a look at other currently open contests and get your entries in for a shot at the cash prizes!

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