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.

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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. 503

    I love this giveaway! I love taking pictures of my boys and the funny things that they do!

  2. 504

    I liked Katie Evans Photography on FB

  3. 505

    I follow CA

  4. 506

    I love taking pictures of nature and family. We move around a lot so there is always new and exciting things to photograph!

  5. 507

    I follow CA on my RSS feed

  6. 508

    I liked Katie Evans on facebook

  7. 509

    I would love to win this! I have a “Dummies” manual for my camera and still can’t figure it out. I would take pictures of my 4 girls!

  8. 510

    I liked Katie Evans on facebook.

  9. 511

    I love taking pictures of the everyday moments – nature, family, friends and anything else that catches my eye. Thanks for this opportunity to learn more with your book giveaway.

  10. 512

    Would love to win your awesome giveaway. Funnily I’m quite good at portraits and photographing my beautiful children but the pictures I take for my blog of deco and my crafts never look right ;-). Have a great weekend – maks :-)

  11. 513

    I always have a camera with me!!! 6 Grandkids and a whole world to capture out there! Always working to get a better picture and wondering “how do they do it?”

  12. 515

    I like to take pictures of my cutie kids. But I need a little advice.

  13. 516

    I like to take pictures of my cutie kids. And I could use some help with taking pictures for my etsy site.

  14. 518

    I take pictures of my kiddos first and foremost and also all my crafting adventures.

  15. 520

    I am constantly taking pictures of my two little girls! I would love to win!

  16. 522

    My 4 kids. There is always a football game, dance, and just pure craziness to capture.

  17. 523

    I love to take pictures of ANYTHING — but especially faces (old faces, baby faces, confused faces — any face!). I do baby photography, children, engagements, and a few weddings, but mostly faces!

  18. 526

    I came to your blog via All FREE Sewing – and what a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration!

  19. 527

    i take photographs of my son & husband!!

  20. 528

    i have been following your blog for awhile! :)))

  21. 529

    Looks like a great book! Love your website design, very cute.

  22. 530
    Leigh Anne

    Love takin’ pics of my kids but also the beautiful West Texas sunsets :)

  23. 531
    Leigh Anne

    I’m a GFC follower :)

  24. 532

    I have an 8 month old son, he’s our first. I have a mini photo shoot on average every 2 weeks. :P
    He is who I love to take pictures of!

  25. 533

    I follow you through RSS feed! :)

  26. 534

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I “like” Katie Evans Photography on FB! XD

  27. 535

    I follow you by email!

  28. 536

    I like taking pictureof my family and my gardens.

  29. 537

    I love to capture my cute kids, their milestones, and funny faces!

  30. 538
    samantha marie moore

    my husband’s father, who passed away about 6 years ago, is one of the most famous surfer photographers. now my husband is trying to follow up his steps & i want to support him in every ways i can. so i will like to learn about photography. i will LOVE to take a lot of pictures of my first baby who is going to be 3 months on monday. :)

  31. 539

    Of course I’d love to take pictures of my family, but I also really love nature photography and I love to learn how to capture the beauty in nature! Thanks for the chance!

  32. 540

    Great giveaway!!!

  33. 541
    Sharon Pomeroy

    I love taking pictures of my kids.

  34. 542
    Sharon Pomeroy

    I follow you by rss

  35. 543

    I like taking photos of my projects, my family, & items that strike my fancy. I usually take them with my cell phone (I’m terrible, I know!)because I don’t know how to take pictures and I don’t carry a camera. Also, it takes me forever to finally download my pictures. (I really am dreadful.) So, as you can see, I need help! Send it right away!

  36. 544

    I follow you by RSS feed. You’re awesome!

  37. 545

    I like to take pictures of everything – everyday moments of my family. Don’t want to forget anything…..
    – Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

  38. 546

    I would take photos of my kids:)

  39. 547

    I now follow katie on Facebook.

  40. 548

    I follow your blog:)

  41. 549

    My family

  42. 550

    I want this! Always can use new tips!