Entry is now closed for this competition.
Do you fancy expanding your kit with an additional bare-bulb flash? Take some time to participate in our photo competition. You have all of March to send us your best photo within the theme and it could potentially net you a nice reward!
The theme this time is hard light. We want to see your best photos without modifiers to shape your light; the light has to be direct on your subject. No umbrellas, no softboxes. No bouncing, diffusion or anything of that sort is allowed! (Grids, snoots and gels are fine.)
If you’d like some fine examples of whatÂ not to submit (but some mighty fine pictures) check out the entries to our soft light competition from last year.
How to enter
Join our Google+ community at gplus.to/Lighting and share your images with the hash tag #LRhardlight. Not on Google+? Like our Facebook page and post your photo publicly with the hash tag #LRhardlight.
The deadline is 12:00 BST on 1st April 2014. The winner will be selected by a panel of Lighting Rumours staff judges. The competition is open to all our readers across the world. One entry per person, please.