Thursday, May 06, 2010

picture perfect {giveaway}...

...no, I'm not talking about MY photos, although I really do enjoy taking photographs of people, places, and things I love. And though I wouldn't say any of my pictures are perfect, I will say that I'm grateful for the photos I have - when paired with a bit of journaling, they help me record the important things in my life.

Now...while I'm admitting that I am NOT (by a long shot) a great photographer, I will also admit that I WISH I was one! I love learning about my camera and the ins and outs of taking a good picture. So when I was contacted by the friendly (and oh so talented) ladies over at Ella Publishing and asked if I'd like to take a peek at their latest E-Book, Picture Perfect, I jumped at the chance! Guess what? They are letting me give away a copy to one of my blog readers as well!!

Take a peek:

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As if the cover alone isn't enough to entice you...

Did you see that subtitle? 129 EXPERT TIPS! wow!

And can you see the fine print under that ...the names of the three authors?!?

Becky Novaceck

Elisha Snow

Kelly Noel

Just reading those names should be enough to convince you to buy the book! Seriously, check out their links. Amazing. Every single one of them. If you haven't already bookmarked them, you're going to want to do that now. :o)

So, a little about the book:

Organized into nine relevant sections (babies, toddlers, kids, teens, pets, adults, duos, trios, and larger groups), this eBook is packed with practical advice that will help you take your photographs to the next level.

Several of the tips are geared toward those with some experience with semi-manual or manual modes on a DSLR camera. But even if you're a DSLR beginner (or you use a point-and-shoot), you'll learn how to improve your photographs dramatically.

Oh yeah. It's FULL of good stuff. Tips, ideas, and plenty of gorgeous photos to look at. All of the photos include the technical information as well (I love that!)

You probably want to pop right over to the Ella store and pick up this book (and some of their other equally fabulous books) right now...but if you can exercise some patience, I'd love to give away a copy to one of you! Of course, I totally understand if you can't wait until Monday morning...after all, this would make for some great weekend reading material! If you are patient enough, though, please leave a comment on this post and I'll choose a random winner first thing Monday morning. You could always read some of their awesome free e-zines this weekend to occupy your time and hold you over until Monday!

ready, set, go! :o)

54 comments:

  1. I know the first to comment never gets picked, but that would be SOOOO awesome to win! I describe my photography much like you do- always enjoying learning more & getting better....
    Thanks so much for the chance- better go head over to check this out for myself! :)
    (and Happy Mother's Day!!!)

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  2. I would love to have this book.
    Scrappers always need to have more beautiful photos.

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  3. I love books about photography. So much so that it was my minor at university.

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  4. Oh, would be nice to have it... I'm patient!

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  5. Oh I would LOVE to have this book! thanks for the chance to win

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  6. The book sounds almost as wonderful as you are for giving away a copy - sure hope it comes my way! Happy weekend.

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  7. Really?? I'd love to take a look at this book. Looks very promising.

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  8. Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing the info about it. :)

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  9. This book looks amazing...I'd really like to enhance my photography skills! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. The book sounds inspiring! Thanks for sharing a giveaway! Happy Mother's Day! Cynthia

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  11. HA.. I could use all the help I could get! lol :) Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  12. Wow, thanks for pointing this out to me. I definitely want to get my hands on this book, it looks amazing!

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  13. Sweet opportunity. I sure would like to take better pictures. Thank you so much!

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  14. I am almost done with my bachelors and my goal is to really start photographing. This book would really help me out. Please PICK ME! Taylor

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  15. This book looks fantastic and I need help with my DSLR! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. This looks like a great resource! It's perfect timing because I'm fairly new to the DSLR world and would love some tips and pointers to make me better. Thanks!

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  17. What a fabulous giveaway! I'd love to have a chance to win this book!! I could use all the help I can get with photography!! :o)

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  18. What an awesome giveaway! That book looks like exactly what my photography skills need :) and THANKS for posting the links to these ladies, wonderful info!

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  19. Awesome! I would love to have this book!

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  20. What a nice giveaway. I definitely need to learn how to take better pictures.

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  21. Oh my! This books looks wonderful! I love my DSLR and am anxious to learn more about how I can take great photos.

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  22. Wow! Just what I need. I'm always trying to take a better picture.

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  23. What a great giveaway! I could use this book for sure!!

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  24. Oooh, I'm SO into tips on taking better pictures. Sounds like a great prize!

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  25. Very fun -- thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. Hi - woooohooooooo !! what a wonderful book and I can maybe possibly just wait !! jane

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  27. Looks great! I would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  28. Oh how I would love to get my hands on this book. I can't even imagine all the wonderful tips I would learn from it.

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  29. Pick me! Pick me!
    Robyn from Idaho

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  30. Thanks so much for the chance to win. I would love to "get better" at taking pictures!

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  31. Above anonymous is Jo-Jo from Michigan.

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  32. I love to win this. Love to learn to take better pictures of my kidos.

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  33. I could really use this book, I need to learn how to use my DSLR better!!

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  34. Ooohh...sign me up!! :)

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  35. I can always use tips on better photography :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. wow - I would love a copy of this book. I need all the help I can get! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  37. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance :)
    Deneen

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  38. I so need this book. My photography stinks even though I have the amazing camera and lenses.

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  39. I'm always interested in better photos, thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. I would love to have this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  41. I agree with you, I would love to be able to take really great photos to save memories! This book looks as though it could help improve my skills! Thanks for introducing it to me....and for the chance to win it! Happy Mother's Day weekend!

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  42. I just to a photography class and I am loving any extra tips that might be helpful. HOpe taht you have a great Mother's day.

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  43. Thanks for the chance to win such a great book! I took a few courses about 10 years ago, and I would love to get back into photography in a serious way.

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  44. I recently got a DSLR and am still trying to figure out how to take good shots with it. I need to learn some tricks! What a great giveaway!

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  45. I am always wanting advice on how to improve my photography. I'm crossing my fingers!!

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  46. I would love to learn how to take better photos! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  47. Looks like an awesome book, Wendy. Even if I don't win, I'm going to invest in this one. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Janet - WI

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  48. It would be fantastic to learn some of the photography secrets in the Picture Perfect book! So many peopple love taking photos, so I can see the book being a huge hit!
    Happy Mothers Day and thanks for the opportunity to win an awesome book!

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  49. I would love to win this book; with four kids and a baby, I have ran out of inspiration and need help!Mom of four chippets

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  50. Would love to start my week off with this fabulous looking book. Thanks for the opportunity.

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