Peter iNova, author of the "Digital Secrets" eBook is running a digital photography contest, as we've come to expect from Peter, it has a twist, "The image has to be made with a digital camera and somehow a flash unit will have to contribute to the shot. It can be in the picture, or outside the frame as a light source, fill, bounce, slave--why the permutations are endless!"

DigitalSecrets.Net is hosting an unusual digital photography contest. The image has to be made with a digital camera and somehow a flash unit will have to contribute to the shot. It can be in the picture, or outside the frame as a light source, fill, bounce, slave--why the permutations are endless!

Five winners will receive a special one-of-a-kind edition of the "Mastering Nikon Compact Digital Cameras" eBook featuring the winning photo printed right on the autographed label. Plus, each winner will receive the full two part ROLLBAR flash bracket for the Nikon 990. A $150 value.

Peter iNova, author of the eBook and webmaster of the DigitalSecrets.Net Website is heading out to Japan for some photographic research and left this message on the Nikon Forum at DPReview:

"I'm going out of town. Out of state. Out of the country. Across the big puddle and into downtown Japan for two weeks.

But just so you don't get bored, here's the deal: A new photography contest will simmer here in my absence: This time, the hook is Electronic Flash! Somehow it's got to be part of the picture. Complete rules on the Breaking News Page over at www.digitalsecrets.net.

http://www.digitalsecrets.net/secrets/breakingnews.html

You can enter your images at flash@digitalsecrets.net where I can collect them when I return.

Prizes: The top 5 get equal prizes. A signed special cover edition of the eBook with your winning image on the label plus a ROLLBAR with Auxiliary Frame. Value of the package is $150 (within a dime). And the winners get it delivered to their doorstep anywhere in the world.

A photography contest with Flash as an element, light or assist isn't something I've seen before. I know you are up to it. Surprise me when I return from Japan.

As before, the winners plus Honorable Mentions get a prominent display in a special gallery over at DigitalSecrets.Net.

You'll have to read the rules closely to decide how to answer the questions I've left untouched. Last time we had an amazing range of entries as the Winners' Gallery shows.

Most of all: Have a lot of fun with the idea.

-iNova"