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. 201
    Courtney B.

    I follow you through GFC!

  2. 203

    I love to take pictures of my daugther!!!

  3. 205

    follow blog…today’s photo recap…my son’s “practice” day on the school bus and my 8 mo dot dancing in the bathtub!

  4. 206

    I like to take photos of my family. I also offer my ‘professional’ services to friends and family free of charge! :)

  5. 208

    i love taking portraits… mostly of my three boys!

  6. 209

    i like katie’s photography on fb!

  7. 213

    I love to take pictures of the small pieces of nature, like a micro photo of moss or a micro photo of the inside of a flower!

    usually you can find me taking millions of pictures of my children though. At 27 I am finding that my memory is just horrible and I am afraid I will lose precious moments with them, so I constantly snapping photos of them! They are so used to is now they don’t even blink!

  8. 214

    I like Katie on Facebook! That is how I found out about this contest!

  9. 215

    Added this to my blogger feed to follow!

  10. 216

    i like taking pictures of our 7 kiddies…

  11. 217

    follow katie evans on fb!

  12. 218

    I take pictures of my 2 beautiful children! our little girl is 2 1/2 and our son is 4 weeks old.

  13. 219

    I liked her website and I also follow yours thanks!

  14. 220
    christian rider

    I love taking pictures of repeating patterns.

  15. 221

    I follow you on GFC!

  16. 222

    I love to take pictures of my kids!

  17. 223

    i know that everyone is saying how they love taking photos, but for me i enjoy them. i enjoy making ppl feel great when i shoot them. I love how a photo can hold so many memories and speak to you. i would to do it for the rest of my life

  18. 224

    I like taking pictures of sunsets :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. 225

    I love taking pictures of my two very handsome little boys!

  20. 226

    I follow your blog!

  21. 227

    I take pictures of family! Especially of my little 18mos girl, she’s so cute! and with a little boy on the way there’s gonna be way more paparazzi mama going on.

  22. 228

    I just got a new camera last week and have no idea how to use it yet! I am looking forward to taking better pictures of our house!

  23. 229

    Family- of course. We are in need of someone who knows how to take photos!!

  24. 230

    I love taking pictures of my family and friends!

  25. 234

    I like to take all kinds of pictures – especially those that capture the natural beauty of the midwest. My dad has 2 DSLR’s and I am too nervous to figure out how to use it – but maybe if I got this book I can take the leap and practice so I can buy my own camera and use it on something other than “automatic” mode!

  26. 235

    I love to take pictures of Nature/ wildlife. Being the in the presence of a flower is relaxing :).

  27. 236

    I am also a GFC follower

  28. 237

    I LOVE taking picture of kids and families. I also really like taking pictures of beautiful scenery.

  29. 238

    I liked Katie Evans on Fb.

  30. 239

    I follow your blog!

  31. 240

    I love taking pictures of my dogs. They can be so photogenic sometimes. :-)

  32. 242

    I have been a follow for quite sometime…Love your site.

  33. 243

    I think the only pictures I take right now are of my son. I’m hoping to get a food blog up and running soon, so I’ve been trying to practice more yummy shots.

  34. 244

    Follow the blog!

  35. 245

    My kids, pets, family and friends and all of our adventures… I take photos of them all. I also am co-chair of my kids’ nursery school yearbook, so I take hundreds of photos at school as well. I love doing it and would love to get better!

  36. 246

    I’m following your blog now… so glad I found it!

  37. 247

    I love taking photos of my baking and of my family!

  38. 248
    Amanda G

    I love taking pictures of younger families. They are so much fun to work with and you can do exciting poses with the little ones. I’m still learning though so this would be great!!

  39. 249
    Amanda G

    I liked Katie Evan on facebook

  40. 250
    Amanda G

    I follow on my feed