PocketWizard Photo of the Month Contest - August 2013

For the August "Photo of the Month" contest, we wanted to celebrate the final days of summer. We asked you to submit your best image that defined summer to you, the only requirement was that all images must have been taken using one off-camera flash. We received over 225 entries for this month's contest and narrowed it down to ten semi-finalists, all winners were chosen by photographer, Embry Rucker.

OVERALL WINNER: Don Martin - Pennsylvania, United States
Don has won 3 FlexTT5's for Canon and a G-Wiz Vault.

As quoted by Embry Rucker: If Summer was something you could buy...this is the shot they would use for the ad.

Photo: © Don Martin


FIRST RUNNER UP: Nikki Weidner - California, United States
Nikki has won 2 FlexTT5's for Canon and a G-Wiz Trunk bag.

As quoted by Embry Rucker: This photo is just hilarious and definitely looks like a fun summer shoot. The freezing of the two guys mid air reminds me of the old SNL skit with Sandler & Farley for Schmitts.

Photo: © Nikki Weidner

SECOND RUNNER UP: Pietro Ambrosioni - Georgia, United States
Pietro has won 2 FlexTT5's for Canon.

As quoted by Embry Rucker:
Love this shot and the iconic 'American Summer Road Trip' vibe. The subtle pop of off-camera flash gives it just enough seperation to highlight the bike and keep it from being lost in the background....really nice and not heavy handed.

Photo: © Pietro Ambrosioni


FAN FAVORITE: Georgi Geogiev - Bulgaria
Georgi has won a bunch of PocketWizard goodies.

This image was chosen as the "Fan Favorite" by receiving the most votes on our contest page.  Georgi received 281 votes.

Photo: © Georgi Georgiev


Photo: © Valentin Baat
Photo: © Ian Taylor
Photo: © Ryan Gardner
Photo: © Christian Hoffman
Photo: © Paolo Montalbano
Photo: © Justin Van Leeuwen
Photo: © Juan Diego Jimenez


1101923embry.jpg Final judging will be done by photographer Embry Rucker based out of southern California. Embry's unique style has fueled campaigns for premiere lifestyle and outdoor sports, such as Nike, DC, Burton, Oakley, and Roxy just to name a few. Embry is known for keeping it fun and having a naturally positive outlook and a passion for communicating the human narrative that underlies his whole approach to photography. You can check out his work on his website or through his agency, John Kenney &.