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. 551

    I follow you!

  2. 552

    I love to take pictures of things that move me…especially beautiful everyday things that my sweet kiddos and wonderful family do!

  3. 553
    Melanee Phillips

    It’s my daughter who loves to take pictures, especially of her dancing and nature. She’s getting pretty good and always wants to know how to do better. She won some !st places at the county fair this year.

  4. 554
    Melanee Phillips

    I liked Kate Evans on facebook.

  5. 555
    Melanee Phillips

    I follow Craftaholcs via GFC

  6. 556
    Jodie Essex

    I love taking photos of kids. They have the best expressions when they are playing.

    1. 557.1

      Hi Jessica,
      Guess what…….you won a copy of “The Key to Taking Pictures like a Professional Photographer” eboook! congrats! shoot me an email with the email address you’d like your copy sent to.

  7. 559

    I like taking pictures of my kids and the everyday things we do.

  8. 560
    Sarah E.

    My four beautiful children of course. :) thanks for the chance!

    1. 560.1

      Hi Sarah!
      Guess what…….you won a copy of “The Key to Taking Pictures like a Professional Photographer” new hard copy book! congrats! shoot me an email with your mailing info and we’ll get this book sent your way!

      1. Sarah E.

        I’m so excited! thanks so much! I sent an email this morning!

  9. 561
    Megan Orsi

    I’ve been an artist all my life and I’ve always enjoyed GOOD photography. I’m a web developer now, but I’ve just had my first child recently! I’d love to get a quality camera and learn how to take the quality pictures I dream of :-)

  10. 562
    Megan Orsi

    I liked Katie Evans on Facebook!

  11. 563
    Megan Orsi

    I already follow Craftaholics via RSS and Google Reader!

  12. 564

    Linda…this is one of those books that I would love love love {did I say love?!} to win! Thanks for the chance…I tweeted and shared this as well!!

  13. 565

    I love to take pictures of my family and cats.

  14. 566

    I take pictures of my family and the adventures we go on.

  15. 567

    I started following your blog feed

  16. 568

    I also liked Kate Evans on Facebook

  17. 569
    Krista Stillwagon

    My most favorite thing to take pictures of is my 1 year old daughter. I rercently bought a Nikon D5000 and I love learning how to use it. This book will be so helpful!!

  18. 570

    I adore taking pictures of my little ones and friends!

  19. 574
    Carol Ising

    I enjoy taking pictures of family….lots of my 2 grandchildren.

  20. 575

    My (three) girls are my favorite subjects!!!!

  21. 576

    I follow Craftaholics Anonymous blog via RSS feed.

  22. 577
    Kara H.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE taking pictures of my 8 month old daughter, we’re practicing crawling right now and moving shots are a whole new realm…she isn’t still any longer! =)

  23. 578

    I homeschool my kids, including my 10 year old, who was a surprise late in life baby. We have a blog together, and I love taking pictures of what we do together. Only mine aren’t so good, so I need this book so she and I can learn how to use the camera together, and take great pics for our blog (and scrapbooks….we love to do that together, too). We will use it for a school course in photography. Thanks for considering us!!!

  24. 579

    I love taking photos of flowers and plants. Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. 580

    I love taking pictures of people….i find beauty in the most simple moments that mean so much.

  26. 581
    Shannon Ramey

    I like taking picture of nature and still life and when my kids cooperate, I like to photograph them!

  27. 582

    I take pictures of my 4 girls, and my husband when I can catch him.

  28. 583

    I follow via GFC

  29. 584
    Brittanie Greco

    I would love to learn more about photography. I have an slr and love to take pics of my 2 year old and 3 month old :)

  30. 585

    i love taking pictures of ANYONE, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING! But most of all I love taking candid pictures of people, especially my family. Thanks for a great opportunity!

  31. 586

    I mostly take photos of jewelry for my shop, but what I really love is photos of my husband and dog.

  32. 587

    I thought I was already following, but now I am officially a follower on GFC. I also “like” @craftaholicsanonymous on Facebook already :) *crossing fingers*

  33. 588

    I would learn how to take great pictures of my baby, and other children and families !

  34. 590

    I follow your blog by email!

  35. 591

    I like Katie Evans photography

  36. 592

    I love photographing engagements or couples!

  37. 593

    I rss’d you on google reader!

  38. 594
    Marsa McCool-Solis of Ourazfamily

    I would love to take great pics of my family! :)

  39. 595
    Marsa McCool-Solis of Ourazfamily

    I now like Katie Evans Photography on facebook, I also left her a comment letting her know you sent me!

  40. 596
    Marsa McCool-Solis of Ourazfamily

    I follow you on google friend connect

  41. 597

    Liked Katie’s FB page! Wonderful photographer!

  42. 598

    I love taking pictures of landscapes. I have started to do a little more with people, so want to learn more about portrait taking. I know my dogs would love for me to have other people to take pictures of, as I’m pretty sure they’re tired of me making them ‘pose’ for me :)

  43. 599

    I like to take evening shots or low light shots its fun to work with the shutter speeds :)

  44. 600

    I like to take pictures of my dogs wearing their fashionable clothes! : )