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.

1223 comments:

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Flower said...

I want the Eboko ..... The reason is that I want to capture the stories around me, I feel that everything has a story, but sometimes I do not know how I can express that in a photograph, I think the e-book can help to reflect the histories

my email is flor.virginia9119@gmail.com

Flower said...

I want the Eboko ..... The reason is that I want to capture the stories around me, I feel that everything has a story, but sometimes I do not know how I can express that in a photograph, I think the e-book can help to reflect the histories
my email is flor.virginia9119@gmail.com

sushi lover said...

wonderful giveaway! I love to shoot street photography and urban details, but... no kids yet :D
letterstosushilover at gmail dot com

Neeka said...

I have still never figured out all the info behind F stops and aperature...NEED THIS BOOK!

neeka27 at hotmail

lv said...

I'd like to be able to photograph my baby!!

kimberj said...

Oh, oh, oh... I just bought a D5100 and have no idea what I'm doing! This book would be great. Spent all my pennies on the camera so the book, sadly, will have to wait. (Unless I win!)

BearShe Cottage said...

This is definately an area I need help with. Thanks for the opportunity to maybe win one.

chelsea said...

sounds fun
chelseahunt@hotmail.com

Tyler & Chelsie said...

No kids yet, so lots of my doggie!

ok said...

i want to photograph the magic i see and feel every time my baby girl smiles at me. i want to capture and keep it so I never forget it.

Abril said...

You're right, I want to take nice pictures of my daughter. I got the camera all I need is the book. Thanks for the giveaway! My birthday is the 8th , so it would be a great present!

Melody said...

I just bought a dslr camera and I would LOVE to know how to use it!!

TH said...

i love photography. My typical subjects:
my feet in the places I travel
ocean
Tucker the wonder dog.

thanks for having this giveaway. it is good to inspire. Be well.

Natalie said...

Sounds like a great book! I would love to take better pictures of food and sunsets/sunrises around the world.

HDeSarno said...

I've been wanting to learn more about lens and I'd love some tips on tweaking my photos. Fall is calling and I can't wait to capture the season with vivid colors and perfect crops. Fingers crossed that I win the opportunity to flip through your book and learn all I can learn to help capture this season perfectly. I'm still learning my Nikon but I have high hopes for beautiful pictures in my near future. - Heather

Cati Basmati said...

And again do I know why I feel I miss something when I am offline for a couple of days :-( Well, I'll just continue that trial-and-error thing...

me said...

I would love this book!

Jenny @ Hank + Hunt said...

I would love to figure out how to take pictures of garland. I am constantly struggling for a really good picture of garland.
This is a fabulous giveaway. YAY and thank you!

Mag said...
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Mag said...

this is a great giveaway

Marriah said...

looks like an awesome book! I want to get better at travel photography, details, skylines, etc. I always start off with good intentions, then just end up taking all kinds of photos as my husband is walking off in front of me! I hate to hold people up with my photography, but I just need to learn that they can deal with it :)

Lizzie said...

FINGERPRINTS ! Thats what I want to photograph ...Oh My Goodness I just splurged on a dslr and I'm so keen to take pictures of my loved ones' fingerprints, maybe photoshop them to make 'em pretty colours and then blow em up and hang em on the wall ... Ooo and maybe some close ups of my dogs nose - did you know that the pattern on a dog's nose is unique like a human fingerprint ? .... I digress Please please please pick me X Lizzie threelittlehippies@bigpond.com

steph said...

I'm studying abroad in Tanzania right now! Trying to take some memorable pics of elephants and such.

Thanks for the great giveaway!
Stephanie

duffyduffyduffy at gmail dot com

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