The Key to Taking Pictures like a Professional Photographer GIVEAWAY {4 winners!}

it’s thursday…..and do you know what that means? a giveaway! yay! today’s giveaway is a staple for every photographer. i was the school photographer in high school {not that i even knew what i was doing!! i think there wasn’t anyone else for the position. haha} and i shot an all manual SLR in black and white FILM {yes that f-word you don’t hear anymore}. so when i made the leap to a DSLR few years later, i felt so limited and intimidated by this new technology i didn’t bother to learn it. and then i started this blog…..and proceeded to realize that i needed to step up my photog skills. {please do not go back to my first posts. my pictures are horrible!} i’ve been playing with my nikon for 2 years and i’ve made some progress. but i sure have a long ways to go! there is so much to learn about DSLR’s. loads and loads to learn. and what i really like about Katie Evan’s book, The Key To Taking Pictures Like a Photographer, is how she breaks it down to the basics and explains every little thing. after she’s covered the basics in photography and digital single lens reflex cameras, she then proceeds to more advanced topics like raw files, white balance, and composition.Katie’s book is 74 pages long. which sounds like a lot. but this book is full of beautifully photos and illustrations to help explain different aspects of photography. i am a visual learner, so this is very helpful for me.  if i can see something, i can learn it! i haven’t quite made it all the way through her book {i think i’m on page 24 or so} but i’ve jotted down a few notes and tried to implement a few of the things i learned. oh and added a lens or 2 she recommended to my christmas list! haha

Big News!! The Key to Taking Pictures like a Photographer is now available in hardcopy!

>DISCOUNT ALERT< get $5 off the ebook, $5 off the hardcopy or $7 off if you buy both the hardcopy and the ebook!

discount code: craftaholic GIVEAWAY

1 lucky reader will win a hardcopy of The Key to Taking Pictures Like a Professional and 3 lucky readers will get the ebook version! {yep, 4 winners!!}


leave a comment on this post telling me who/what you like to take pictures of! {1 entry, required}


LIKE Katie Evans Photography on Facebook {1 entry} don’t forget to tell her i sent you!

FOLLOW Craftaholics Anonymous blog via GFC or RSS feed {1 entry}


giveaway ends at 11:59PM ET on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. winners will be chosen at random.

good luck!

disclosure: i received free product to review but was in no way obligated to give a good review. please see my sidebar for a link to my complete disclosure.

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 601

    I like Kate Evans Photography on FB!!

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  2. 602

    I would love to take great pics of me and my hubby.

  3. 604

    I like Katie Evans Photography on FB.

  4. 605

    I am following Craftaholics Annonyomus!

  5. 606

    I NEED this book! I love to take pictures of my adorable 2 yr old boy and I look forward to taking pictures of my new little one when they arrive in feb!

  6. 608

    I love taking pics of my kids, DIY projects and pretty decor!

  7. 609
    Danielle Finder

    I follow you!

  8. 610
    Danielle Finder

    I love to take pics of flowers and a lot of Micro photography of babies and sometimes portraits

  9. 611

    I love to take pictures of my grand babies. Their smiles, their antics bring joy to my heast

  10. 612

    How funny! I just was looking at her book this afternoon! I love taking pictures of my three kids, but really need help with lighting and exposure.

  11. 613
    Jessica walker

    I take pictures of my daughter. I haven’t had any training but I think some of them have turned out beautiful! I would love to learn tips for always having professional quality :)

  12. 614
    Lindzie H

    lots of pictures of my daughter! this looks like a great resource. :)

  13. 615
    Danielle Finder

    Just became a new fan of Katie Evans Photography on FB.

  14. 616

    I love taking portraits. Mostly of my two girls.

  15. 617

    I love to photograph my kids and all the weird and wonderful things I make.

  16. 618
    Cindy Jones

    i’m going to be starting a sewing blog I want to shoot my projects

  17. 619
    Cindy Jones

    I follow you

  18. 620

    I like to take pictures of food… And my dog! Hehe

  19. 621

    I would love this book. I love taking pics of my family and nature.

  20. 622

    Since I found photography, I found myself… and whenever I can I try to take pictures of the world in a “crafty way” and through my one eyes. It amazes me the possibility to cpature a moment that’s unique and unrepeatable. Love the website and all your fabuluos ideas. Please keep inspiring!

  21. 623
    Alison J

    I love my kiddos and my friends kiddos…they are the best photo subjects! I follow CA!

  22. 624
    Alison J

    I like Katie Evans on fb too! I have entered to win her book soooo many times on various blogs….hopefully this is my lucky entry! ;)

  23. 625

    Of course I LOVE taking pictures of my kiddos but I also am trying to learn how to take the best landscape pictures. We travel a lot and I want AWESOME pictures for keepsakes!

  24. 626

    Liked Katie Evans on FB!

  25. 627

    I LOVE taking pics of my family!! Even though they HATE it! I’m definitely an amateur with a lot to learn, but I have been asked to snap pics from other before!

  26. 628

    I “like” Katie Evans photography on FB!

  27. 629

    I now “follow” your blog too!:)

  28. 630

    I take pics of the kids and our family. I also end up taking the “birthday” pictures for my friend. :)

  29. 631

    My soon-to-arrive baby girl!!!!

  30. 632

    Here I am wishing, hoping, begging that I win this book. It really looks awesome and I really need the help with my photography!

  31. 633

    I love this book!

  32. 634
    Liz L

    I checked out Katie Evans on FaceBook….she takes great photos!

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    Kara H.

    Where was the winner posted?