Giveaway: The Key to Taking Pictures Like a Professional Photographer | How About Orange

September 27, 2011

Giveaway: The Key to Taking Pictures Like a Professional Photographer

Maybe you splurged on a digital SLR camera, imagining yourself taking dreamy photos like a pro. Except that you haven't quite gotten around to learning how, so your camera is permanently stuck on the auto setting. You know you can do better... but how? If that's you, Katie Evans' new e-book, The Key to Taking Pictures Like a Professional Photographer, will help you show that camera who's boss.

Katie writes in a conversational style that's friendly and accessible, and won't make you throw yourself off a bridge when you read about f-stops and shutter speeds. Topics include types of lenses, exposure, settings, lighting, how to get subjects to relax and act like normal people, composing pictures, and fixing up your photos using software. Some of my favorite tips are:
• How to get your subject's eyes to look sparkly instead of dull
• How to make a DIY clip for your camera's flash to minimize the harsh edges you usually get
• How to make a so-so photo great with a few editing tricks

Win a free copy
Katie is giving away five free e-books, each a $35 value. Want one? Leave a comment here with your email address or other way of contacting you. And mention something interesting you'd like to photograph. (I'm betting 70% of the answers will be kids, but we'll see.) Five winners will be selected, contacted, and announced in this post. Giveaway closes at midnight CT on Friday, Sept. 30th.

Get a discount
Interested in purchasing a book? Enter the code ORANGE at checkout and get $5 off the e-book, now through Oct. 7th.

Update: The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to lucky random winners Robyn, Britt, Jolkipalki, Rachel, and Jessica! They've been contacted and will be soon be taking better pictures.

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Becky Fuller said...

rebecca.s.fuller@gmail.com

I'd like to photograph my husband. He's such a hottie!

nerd1 said...

looks great.
want ;)

dennis

Jessica said...

This is a great giveaway! Thanks! We splurged on a DSLR because we had a 20month old and one due any day...and the Kodak easyshare wasn't cutting it for those priceless moments. We've had it for four months and it is stuck on auto. I want to photograph moments, not just faces. And I'd like to capture some things in nature to use as art in my home.

Melissa said...

I would love to be able to take great shots of food. No kids yet, so right now all my energy goes into cooking.

Gesa said...

i qould love it much.

Nicki Rocky said...

I would love this book. I have just saved up for a decent camera and really like the style this is written in!
nicki(underscore)rochead(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

Sarah said...

I'd love the book to take better pictures of my boyfriend! Having better pictures of him would be amazing!

blettieleia at gmail dot com

Tori said...

Awesome giveaway! I love to photograph everyday objects like breakfast, a fallen leaf, or a pretty table setting.

Kelli said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to win this book. I would love my photos of my jewelry and of my cats to turn out better!

glitzjeep at gmail dot com

Cookie Queen said...

Ohhh, I wanna win so badly, such a great giveaway!
I always take my camera with me when I'm travelling, I love taking pictures of landscape, food and of course people in different countries!

cookiequeensdiary at gmail dot com

Lori said...

I would so love to win a copy of this book. I'd actually like to be able to take some self-portraits that are complimentary!

Thanks,
Lori

you gotta have heart at gmail dot com

FullertonRegan said...

I need to photograph my growing belly! I'm pregnant, not trying to get fat. And of course I want pictures of my existing family as well. Mostly, I want to learn how to make indoor pictures look their best. We can't always get outside, so how do we work around that?

fullertonregan (at) yahoo (dot) com

Heather said...

I'd love to learn to photograph food!

hamalinowski at gmail dot come

Samantha said...

What a great giveaway! Yes, I splurged on a SLR camera a few years back, and unfortunately, it's still in the auto setting. This book would be so helpful in so many ways!

Leanna said...

How fun! Would love to take pics of the family, of course. But the dog is another favorite of mine! ;)

Elizabeth said...

Lovely giveaway! I want to learn to take better photos of my quilts and other sewing projects. Oh, and my kids, or course.

Beth K said...

Of course kids, but I love pictures family interaction...like Thanksgiving when everyone is there.

bethkarnick at gmail dot com

The Merribells said...

I surely could use this book. No pictures I take with my camera ever match what I see with my eyes. I need to fix that! Thanks!

Emily said...

I do want to take better pictures of my daughter, but also food and families. Thanks for the chance to win! emmillee(AT)gmail(dot)com

gjmaki said...

My pics would be of my 4yo trying to escape the camera. Love getting shots of him in his natural habitat! Gjmaki at gmail

Mer said...

awesome! i'd like to photograph our little babycakes thats due in december, but my husband is bigtime into scenery and mountains here in norcal.

LAL said...

I would love to win this ebook. I photograph my daughter, of course.

Erin said...

Great giveaway! I would love to take better photos of people. I'm moving to Portland and would love to take some great photos of the city and architecture that I would be proud to hang on my walls.

April said...

We are on a tiiiiight budget right now. I had hoped to take a photography class, but it's looking like my year long dream for that may not happen :( This book would be a great (an probably equally amazing) alternative. I sure hope I win! It would make my year!

I want to photography my family (which includes kids, grin), but also some clever nature scenes and off-beat "a day in the life" photos

lisa said...

Thank you again for another great giveaway!

I want to photograph the great outdoors! I especailly want to be able to capture the serenity I feel at the beach in photos. No easy task!

Lisa
ltomanelli@yahoo.com

gjmaki said...

My pics would be of my 4yo trying to escape the camera. Love getting shots of him in his natural habitat! Gjmaki at gmail

Danielle said...

Looks awesome! I would love to learn to take better pics of my kid ... Soon to be kiddos :)

Dana said...

I'm going on vacay with my beau and will be visiting Arizona for the first time ever! Would love to have this book!

lovesonic said...

I'd love a copy... I very much want to start to blog about food and what's a food post without nice pictures, so I'd put it to good use I guess

barbara.maerz at gmail.com

Maria Rosa said...

I'd like to photograph my kids and the fall colors, and if they stay still long enough, then both of them together.I'd love to own this book.
rosuka@gmail.com

Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com said...

I'm part of the 70% - pics of the kids all the way!

Bonnie Jean said...

You totally described me! I bought a Nikon D3000 last summer and I still have no idea what to do with it. I'm going to Zambia in February on a mission trip, and I HAVE TO learn how to use it by then. So, I guess I would like to learn how to photograph the African bush!

Anonymous said...

I love photos without faces. I want to capture my daugther's whispy hair, and tiny toes before she grows up.

andreacard27 at gmail.com

Heidi said...

I want to win this really bad, I want to photo my kids and become good at photographing babies

Mimsy said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love to learn how to take better photos of food (both the dishes I make and the stuff I order when I eat out).

mimsy.borogove@live.com

Doris said...

Exactly what I need! Please pick me. It would improve my DIY project pictures alot.

Thanks.

sms said...

I'd love to win this book. I'm hoping to photograph my garden.

Tanis said...

oh i would love this book- and yes, like you said- i want to photograph my children!!

tanisanderson at shaw dot ca

Melissa said...

I could totally use several pointers. Mostly, I photograph yarn with a point and shoot (hangs head sheepishly), but my photos of people are less than desirable. I'd love this book!

woolandhoney AT gmail DOT com

JoAnnG said...

I would LOVE to get a free copy of this book. My niece is just starting to take photos for her class and is loving it and wants to be a Professional Photographer!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have the book! I like to photograph my boy and beautiful objects. Thank you for this great giveaway. :)

annie daigle
daigle99 at live dot ca

Hollyrolly said...

love to photograph the grand canyon :-)

Lauren S said...

I'd like to improve my food photography skills so I can put together a really snappy lookin' cookbook of all our family recipes
TheDogMaxwellEdison (at) gmail

just_tiana said...

I'm definetly from the group of 30% not saying "my kids" - because I have non. I'm a 22 year old student, travelling the world, loving nature, animals & all those humans and cultures I meet while my journeys. I'd love to capture those moments in a way that everybody taking a look at it will feel like 'I have been there'. I see such photographies a lot but can't get such results on my own. I hope that this eBook would help me with that!
Looking forward to your next posts & best wishes
Sina N.

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Meibloempje said...

Wow, just a book for our family...

Jennifer Simmons said...

Sounds like a deal. Sign me up! jlsdesignspot @ gmail dot com

Kirsten said...

I SO need this! And while I do want to be able to take better pictures of my kid and family, I REALLY need to learn how to photograph my quilts!!
kirstennelson123(at)gmail(dot)com

Erin said...

yes please! would love to win this.

eryney at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Did you write this just for me??? Cause I DID just splurge on a DSLR and I AM still stuck on auto! I'd love to have this hot resource to break me from my photo rut! :)

ashley@heartmadestationery.com

ha ma lo said...

I would love to take more pictures of my kiddies and landscape pictures! Love this giveaway!

jnrkaltz at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

i need this!! ahH! seriously, i have a dslr and its on auto!! fail!

lmm_lisa@hotmail.com

Michelle said...

You're right, I'd love some help with taking great photos of my kids.
chellelee7{at}gmail.com

me said...

I think every photographer would agree that there is always something to learn. Since photography is an art, it is so largely subjective. I love seeing and learning about what makes a photo beautiful to others and in doing so broaden my palette of what I find pleasing to my eye. I would love to win this book. Thanks, again, for doing this, Orange!

jennifer e said...

i was going to say my kids, but i want to be in the 30%, so i'm going to say nature. :) i love taking pictures of flowers. would love to win this. i still haven't left my camera's auto mode.

bettafly21 at hotmail dot com

Catrin said...

I'd love to have that book. I would take pictures of my niece and so many more things... I'm just starting to get into the world of photography, this would be great...

bilingual_craftin_sewing(at)yahoo(dot)com

PomJob said...

I would love this e-book! It would help me learn to take cool shots of the impending fall scenery. pomjob at gmail dot com

kayla said...

I'd like to photograph anything BUT my kids. Seems like for the last two years, all I've used the camera for is baby photos!

justlikesew at gmail.com

Ilona said...

I would love this! I'm about to buy an SLR camera to take on a trip to New Zealand. There is going to be some amazing scenery to photograph there (and I hope to get my boyfriend to take some good ones of my bungee jumping in Queenstown) ;)

ilona.carroll(at)yahoo.com

Anna said...

Such a great giveaway!
I like taking pictures with a 50mm tube and usually take pictures of food, but I'd like to be better at taking better pictures of people and using a flash.

Trac said...

This would be awesome. I am going on a trip to Alaska this year and the last time I went the photos were ok but I want GREAT photos. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Emily said...

Great giveaway, I like to photograph people (yes, mostly my baby :-)), projects that I've made (baking, knitting, etc) and nature!

Meredith said...

What a great idea! I would love to use my camera better...

Patty! said...

I would like to try to take pics of people cycling!

Lesley said...

Would love to have this for my sister! She would love to take photos of her daughter and her vegetable garden :)

Lesley
lawyckoff(at)gmail.com

Meg said...

Fabulous giveaway! I would like to take better travel pictures and, naturally, pictures of my daughter.

meg.ahlstrom at gmail dot com

Jenn said...

I would like to take pictures of star trails!

Petit Design Co. said...

would love to get off Auto.

I like to take pictures if vintage items

Stef@hauteapplepie said...

I can always learn more about my DSLR! I love to photograph my little guy of course, but I also like capturing special moments for friends

ladybug said...

Lovely giveaway! I could use some help to get some decent photos of my knitting projects! And some pregnancy style photos too :)

JessicaCunningham said...

Thanks SO Much for the chance to win this book! I could download this to my Kindle and never be want for how to best capture images of our home...well, maybe until I can get back to Scotland. That's what I would capture...friends, family and places where we grew up.

JessicaPuccio @ hotmail dot com

Jocelyn said...

I would love this! I took a class years ago when I had a film slr but have forgotten most of what I learned. I need to be reminded about all the f stops etc. I of course want better pics of my kids but of everything else too...like the products in my shop, or the people in my life, maybe even a decent one of myself!

Lorena Dinolfo said...

I would love this book. I live in Argentina and it would be amazing to win something from US blogs!
Particularly, I would like to learn to photograph my little nephew who is 3 months old, just because he is a little miracle we have been waiting for ten years and finally ARRIVED!
KISSES FROM BUENOS AIRES
ldinolfo@gmail.com

Kim said...

Great giveaway!
I'd love to take photos of my hometown; so many things are changing and it would be interesting to take photos of the progress and the contrast of old and new.

kimyvonnes at gmail dot com

Jan said...

I would love this for my daughter, she's a pic taking machine!

Anonymous said...

oooo!!! I have SO many wonderful things about this book!!! I would like to learn how to catch the vivid colours of the autumn with my camera. They always look so dull compared to real life.

new.creation517 (at) gmail (dot) com

cabesh said...

I want to take pictures of the beautiful autumn colors here in New England. cabesh at gmail.com

EllenQ said...

I want to use photography to explore my new town!

Thanks for the giveaway!

sarajane said...

OOH. Thank you. If I win, I'd like to give it to my Mom, who's always complaining about taking lousy photos. I don't have kids, but I'd definitely take photos of my dogs. Yeah, kids.

skaetzer at sbcglobal dot net

Leontien said...

Great giveaway! I don't keep my DSLR on the auto setting but ANY help to do a better job getting a decent picture of my bouncing two year old is more than welcome!

fl[dot]van[dot]veen[at]quicknet[dot]nl

Staley said...

not only does this look great but I need it!
white.staley@gmail.com

Gina Malewicz said...

I would love this book! Please, please, please!!

Rebecca said...

That book looks amazing! I'd use my newfound photography skills to take better pictures for my fashion blog!

-Rebecca
wearelargepeople.blogspot.com

Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

I'd so love to win this. and yes, my kids would be my subject, but in their Halloween costumes:).

Jackie Lozano said...

Okay, you're right. I'd love to take better photos of my kids.... but beyond their lovely little faces, I really want to learn how to take candids of EVERYONE! This would be perfect!

jackiesuelozano at gmail dot com

stef said...

my boyfriend is in a band an i am often found photographing their shows. I struggle greatly with the low light situations, but am trying to get better.

would also love to better my skills at product photography since i am a graphic designer and am often given wicked bad product images... i end up shooting them myself.

awesome giveaway. thanks!

Oraxia said...

Would love to win, even if I haven't gotten bitten by the get-a-better-camera-bug just yet :P I'd actually like to be able to take better landscape photos, and possibly also better photos of food and craft projects ;) Looks like a nice book!

Emily said...

I want to take better photos of my pet rabbit Bernie!

Heather Joy said...

I'd love from my photographs to be vivid and eye-catching for my blog!

Kate said...

I would love this book! I don't have kids, but I would love to learn how to take great pictures of the quilts and other crafts I make... and also of my puppy Bailey!
hilton at mc dot edu

Amber said...

Oh boy do I need this, I've started taking friends' christmas card photos, and I can't seem to get my camera off the auto setting!

girl bijou said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

MaryOurHope said...

I could certainly use this book! I have a Nikon D3100 that I bought to photograph my baby and I would like to take better pictures--perhaps improve my compositions. I would like also to photograph my German Shepherd more and the shoes she just destroyed!!!

coffeeandtoastshop at gmail.com or the e-mail address on this account.

Katy Soon-To-Be Thomassie said...

Awesome! I want to win this for my fiance (we're getting married Oct. 8th!). He's wants to start that Project 365 and take 1 picture each day our first year of marriage. I've got all my fingers crossed!

misskatyalexander@gmail.com

Chari M. said...

Definitely need to learn how to use my camera better. I like to take pictures of things up close like flowers or architectural details. I also like pictures of nature as well as buildings. Most of all I like to experiment and try to take pictures with interesting perspectives or composition. Thanks for the chance to win and improve my skills!

moss dot chari at gmail dot com

Mrs. Ca said...

I'm probably going to buy my very first DSLR this weekend, so this is incredibly timely! My husband and I are plotting ways to make it to the 100th Tour de France in 2 years, and I would love to photograph our experiences there if we manage to go.

mrs.jessie.ca[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

This looks awesome! I'd love to take better pictures of my son!

Gretchen said...

Cool! I want to take better pictures of my family and friends!

bright lights, big cities said...

cool!

jacquiepalmer at gmail dot com

I love taking photos of strangers on the street!

Veronique3 said...

This looks like just what I need. I just bought a Canon Rebel t3i and need help! I want to take pictures of items I'm putting in my booth at Gaslamp Antique Mall in Nashville. thanks

Marina said...

My five-month old baby girl is the best model ever. I would love to become a better photographer.

marinaoffner@gmail.com

Rebecca said...

Pick me! And yes, my 4 young kids :)

Liz said...

I want to photograph something on every continent!

Sarah R. said...

Awesome! I'd love to take better vacation pictures.

musicartwords said...

I would love to win, so my photos (yes, of my kids!) will be worthy.

Thank you for offering this!

Sue said...

I would love to take better photos both of my family and of our loveable all black pug! Thank you!

just jen said...

I'd love to take amazing pictures of the Sonoran desert I live in. So many wonderful vistas and I've no idea how to capture what's right outside my door.

Jen

Anastasia said...

So want this book!!! My kids are my favorite to photograph! i love closeups!!! I need this!

Happy in red said...

Wonderful, how exciting!!
I'd love to win that ;-)
Esther
esjodebeer(at)yahoo(dot)com

JB said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would actually like to take pictures of other people's kids - ha ha!

Michelle said...

This would be an awesome book to add to my collection. I love shooting just about anything.

mishimorgan@gmail.com

Krista said...

You don't know how much I NEED this book... Sigh...
I would take pictures of my little boy of course... and my dog. He deserves a little more attention than he has been getting. Thanks!

Anastasia said...

Didn't leave my email!! stacikokalias@gmail.com I am the Anastasia comment kids, need this etc!

Brandy said...

Would be awesome to have!!

marieke said...

i would love to photograph some american national parks just like ansel adams + i could definitely use this book.

marieke.matthe[at]gmail[dot]com

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like this would be super helpful. I recently purchased a nikon DSLR and it's pretty different from the SLR I learned on years ago. I'd like to become more confident using it on trips. I get great photos now, but want to take them to the next level.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to get some good photos of my dog - she's black, so she's hard to photograph!

urchiken at gmail dot com

The Happy Ranter said...

I am in desperate need of help when it comes to photographing my crafts for my blog. It would be nice to know what I'm doing when taking holiday snaps as well!

Emily said...

This is exactly what I need right now. I want to get better at photographing just about anything, but I think I most want to learn how to take indoor photos that look decent. *fingers crossed*

emilysmolak{at}gmail{dot}com

weird2_chewgum said...

Lov'in this opportunity! I'm hoping to learn more as I make good mistake to photograph what I love: the moments around me~

Kz.mvang@gmail.com

Tessilago said...

It looks like a really interesting book! A great giveaway.


tessilagosen at gmail dot com

SJ said...

Would be nice to learn some tricks from this book, count me in!

SJ
karthij@gmail.com

Amy said...

I'm working on people photography. I love it, but I have a hard time making it look nice.
achristinesearl@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This e-book looks like just the ticket for me. I've just ventured away from auto settings on my new DSLR in an attempt to get more creative and artsy with my photography. I also like to do family portraits for my friends.

tinydancer3856 at yahoo

The Dolezal Family said...

Love it, I'm exaclt y the person you talk about. Nice camera, no idea how to use it!

Allison said...

Yup, my kid...but also my dogs!

Aubrey M. said...

Like you predicted, I'm one who wants to take better photos of my kid... it's hard when he's a wiggly two year old! Thanks for the chance to win! auberella (at) yahoo (d0t) com.

Anonymous said...

I would love to photograph the aurora borealis, mostly because it would be a) amazing and b) it would mean that I'd seen them in person.

puscher said...

thanks... that would be a great price to win!!
I'd love to use it to photograph art made by my kids and me, my craft projects and bugs... my daughter loves bugs!

Paola

Laura said...

I would love this! Hmm...I think I'd photograph evening scenes without a ton of blur and nature/landscape scenes in an interesting way. It's tough to get those shots right, and maybe this can help me!! Also, I'd love to attempt to keep up with my crazy good photographer of a sister. :)

laurajean3 at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I want one! I'm a terrible photographer, but I *want* to be good! My hubby is actually a pretty fair hand--er, eye--at it, so he'd probably get more out of it than I would. My kids would, of course, be my main subjects, but we have some stunning scenery around here that I'd love to capture.

Anonymous said...

I can always use more tips - especially that tip on how to reduce the harsh on-board flash - that's worth $30 right there!
I'd like to start doing more self-portraits, as vain as that sounds! I take pictures of everyone else but I'm never in them!

shanghaicowgirl dot m at gmail dot com

esther kimchi said...

That looks great! I would love to win one :)

There are so many things I want to photograph, but I would especially like to get better at taking pictures of my friends and of food.

dot•dot•blog said...

Wow! I totally the person you described to a T....I NEED this book! :)

stacey.sedor@gmail.com

Steph said...

I'd love to have this e-book! Mostly, I photograph children - but I am really interested in nature/macro photography.

Justine and Fernando said...

jrancheta@hotmail.com. My little knucklehead of course! Would love this!

Hazel said...

I would love to photograph a wedding with very soft hazy effects - sewnupstuckdown at hotmail dot com

Could be dreaming said...
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STEPHANIE said...

great book, i would love a copy!
wokims at gmail dot com

Cheryl G. said...

I so want to win that e-book!
I want to get better at taking pictures of my adorable almost 1 year old grand-daughter and any other adorable grand-children that are sure to come our way.
I also want to take better pictures of different people in my life, of the different places I visit (even if it's in my own garden, a nearby city, or a nearby park), of different things in my home or of flowers or insects or of any other thing that strikes me or inspires me!
Thank you for such a great give away!
cheryl.gibbs3@gmail.com

Anita said...

Pick me, pick me :-D

moccanita at gmail dot com

thevioletpear said...

Yes, of course taking pics of my son, husband and extended family, but I love taking pictures of doors!

Leslie said...

I just purchased a "big girl" camera and need all the help I can get learning how to use it properly.

Lgleona at gmail dot com

Could be dreaming said...

This IS a great giveaway! I've avoided splurging on an SLR because I wouldn't know how to use it. If I win this, I'll DEFINITELY buy an SLR. My favorite two things to take photos of are flowers and dead umbrellas. I can't pass up any opportunity, even if I'm running late, or threaten to get soaked or struck by lightning, to snap a shot of a sad, torn, forgotten, discarded, suicidal, or just simply dead umbrella. Every picture and every dead umbrella tells a story! I would love to win this book to take enough new pictures to publish my OWN book! audrey dot lapiner at gmail dot com

jfiess said...

I would probably just take more pictures of my crazy cats...

Pam said...

my cat; if I could ever get her to sit still long enough!

Kristin said...

I'd love to be able to use light more effectively in my photos! I love dramatic lighting, but it's hard to too when you don't know what you're doing.

Lea said...

This would be fantastic! I would love to be able to take better pictures of my nieces and nephews!

leaann25 at gmail dot com

Katie Jobczynski said...

I've had a DSLR for about 4 years now, and i have it stuck on autofocus alternating between aperture and picture modes. i would love this book!

i'd love to be able to improve indoor/low light shots.
katiejobczynski@yahoo.com

Lisa@CozyCondoLiving said...

I would love this E-Book. I need to learn to take better pics, particulary of my three year old son.

Aynex Mercado said...

I take the strangest pictures. I like how the shape of things look against other things so my photos are very abstract.
aynex at aynex.com

wrldwandr said...

Such a great give-away! I paddle for an outrigger canoe team in SF and would love to get some great action shots of the boats under the Golden Gate Bridge.

sara said...

i want to capture patterns in nature, in the sky, trees, and stars.

leechesandcream at yahoo dot com

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

What a great giveaway!!! thanks!!!! my friend just got an SLR and this would really save me from having to teach her everything!!

gh said...

This book sounds great! I'd love to get better at taking photos of people and food.

Ash said...

I want to photograph my husband-- he races motorcycles and I've never really been able to get the kind of awesome, crystal-clear action shots that I want. :)

lmd814 said...

Would love to win this book! I would like to be able to take better pictures of my family and scenery... anything that looks picture-worthy :)
lisamdame_at_yahoo_dot_com

allison said...

oooh this would be perfect for a newbie like me!

I would like to take pictures of the fall leaves (I live in Canada and the trees are changing)!!!

allisonimrie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Mia said...

Lovely giveaway! I photograph my amigurumis and sewing projects a lot but I need to get soooo much better. Like a PRO! :)

Elise McIntyre said...

I'm getting antsy to start shooting the beautiful colors of the fall in New England!! Awesome giveaway, thanks!!!

Elise
elise.mcintyre@yahoo.com

Mara said...

The ordinary things throughout the day.

Rachel Lynn said...

Count me in! I just like to take pictures of all the places we go. I have a great camera, but unfortunately most of the time I use auto. And even when I don't, I just adjust random things until I like what's happening.

preparethisheartofmine said...

I have been so close to ordering this book, I would share it with my father who has taken many great pictures of my childhood and is now trying to get used to his new DSLR as am I! thanks for your great blog! I love to photograph things from the unexpected angle! Leanne

Lynn Coulter said...

i would love to win a copy of this book! and i would love to see photos of flowers--roses are my favorites. i have trouble getting close enough to focus, with my camera.

preparethisheartofmine said...

oops! here's a contact:

leanne_bruining at hotmail dot com

susieylee said...

i would love this! i just bought a new SLR, and yes, i've not ventured past the auto setting...

Sarah said...

I'd love to take better landscape pictures!

startjumpin at gmail dot com

angie in asheville said...

I feel like I'm trying to operate a rocket ship with my new camera, so perhaps this book could get me over the hump. I love to photograph architecture, the landscape and my children.

merribell @ bellsouth dot net

DJ said...

I love taking pictures of everything :)

Elle said...

My kid is my best subject to shoot. Other than that, I love nature, or rather the details of nature that some folks don't pay attention to that makes the best photograph.

Kate said...

my honemoon! we're heading to London & Paris soon.


Plus food for my blog

Catherine Ficco said...

I would love a chance to win this book, it looks fantastic, I bet it's got lots of yummy tips on photography I've never read before. I would use this book to fine tune my skills on which lens to use for what, I never have any idea on what works best for which situations.
xoxox

Catherinetrudel82@gmail.com

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I want to make good pictures of my little great granddaughters, flowers, and my dog.

Lucia LaCivita said...

i would LOVE to win this! I live in nyc and there are so many things in the city that i want to photograph, especially in Fall!
lucialacivita@gmail.com

LeilaniK said...

I love taking pictures...but would love any help I can get!!! Thanks for the chance to win. I'll be crossing my fingers (and toes)!

Anonymous said...

yeah! i would love to better photograph my family. we have the blessing of having the extended family close together and the chance to preserve those inter-generational moments in a professional way would be amazing! reisa@risowest.ca

caitlingracequinn said...

Would love this book! I am learning to photograph my handmade jewels to grow my small business, hard to do as a broke art student - but loving it and determined!

caitlingracequinn@gmail.com
www.caitlingracedesigns.com

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kelly ashworth said...

What a neat-o giveaway! I would love to take better pictures of my daughter, my family, vacations and my portfolio :)
kelly@kellyashworth.com

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Ooh, what a great giveaway! :)
I would love to learn more about me DSLR and maybe learn how to photograph food better.
xoxo,
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

nifty.thrifty.things {at} gmail {.} com

Malea said...

I would appreciate any tips/lessons. I would like to photograph newborns. Thanks! maleashelline(at)gmail(dot)com

caitlingracequinn said...

would love this book! I am learning to photograph my handmade jewels to grow my small business, Gold & Grace, hard to do as a broke art student, but loving it - and determined!

caitlingracequinn@gmail.com
www.caitlingracedesigns.com

Tessa said...

What a great giveaway! Of course, I'd love to take great pictures of my kids, but I'd also like to take better pictures of food.

tessadempre at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love to learn how to do product photography.
ap_317@yahoo.com

tia said...

photographing events and products for the company I am about to launch! Exciting times! :O)

tia dot lambert at gmail dot com

linneaforever said...

oh! me, please!
i work at an educational kids farm, and want better animal photos.

oh.. and my kids.

Kristin Hallak said...

I love your blog and just had a baby this year and have really picked up an interest for photography! I would love to win!!! Crossing my fingers! kristin.hallak@gmail.com

kandysnyper said...

I would like to take better pictures of dogs in shelters so that they get adopted more frequently. Most of the photos they use are such bad quality they do not do the dogs justice.

Sarah said...

My favourite things to photograph are those unique things I come across when I get lost :) Oh...and anything under a fisheye is awesome.

Megan Brueseke said...

I would LOVE to win this book. I bought a digital SLR when my first child was born...and totally intended to take a class...but, it's now 4 yrs and 3 kids later and my setting is still almost always on auto. I NEED to learn to use my camera better! I would love to learn to take frame-worthy pics of my own kids/family.

meganbrueseke at yahoo dot come

Kristin Hallak said...

I would love to win! I love photography and am just picking it up as I am a new mama....Crossing my fingers! kristin.hallak@gmail.com

Helen said...

i'd like to photograph my flat (apartment), namely my turret. We've just had to reluctantly rent it out whilst we move from the east to the west coast for three years for my studies (this sounds very dramatic till I clarify that I mean 'of Scotland' so it's only 60 miles, but in Scotland that is ENORMOUS....Edinburgh and Glasgow are different worlds).

I'd love a classy pic of my beloved flat to keep me company in Glasgow these next few years, but everything I've tried comes out all dull and boring....

eRin said...

I know the manual settings on my DSLR pretty well, but need some go-to tricks to compose photos better and take more professional-looking shots. I take millions of photos of my daughter, but want to take better photos of her with her grandparents, her dad, and our kitties!

Thanks for the giveaway, my fingers are crossed! erinsenge (at) gmail (dot) com

TTC said...

I would love to win this book for my husband who dreams of becoming a photographer. I just dream of getting better (definitely am a one setting person at the moment) and being able to take pictures of our new home in France, built in 1700! tara dot champetier at ldcom dot com.

Rosalyn said...

I would just love to win this e-book. I have been starting to dabble in photography, but mainly sights when traveling (or even local sights). I love using my photos as art in my home. Thanks!
rosalyn_119 at yahoo dot com

Chantel I. said...

I would love to better photograph my crafts so I can post them on my future blog. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Shannon said...

This is super! While currently childless, I do anticipate photographing my children in the future. In the meantime, however, I love to photograph my handmade greeting cards and artwork as a reminder of the things I have created and for inspiration when I have crafter's-block.

Chris said...

This would be an awesome asset! I prefer landscape photos, but I would love to learn techniques to take other types as well. Thanks for sharing!

-Chris

graphicsnacks at gmail dot com

Monkey Mind Design said...

Love it! I would love to really master some staged product shots and family pics always need improvement. Thanks for offering an amazing prize.
monkeymind.design@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great book! Would like to have it, to learn how to make the most out of photographing my collection of cacti!

katja.meznar@gmail.com

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