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. 301

    I love to take pictures of my girls (of course!). I just got a fancy camera (Nikon D5100) but have NO IDEA, I repeat, NO IDEA how to use it! If I don’t win this book, I think I will buy it. Clearly, it is needed in my family!

  2. 302

    i liked katie evans photography on facebook :)

  3. 303

    I used to have (still there) a photoblog, love taking pictures of my surrounding, but since heaven send me my little baby boy (who I am in love with) i love capturing all those special moments that allow me to get forever those special moments, adventures and goals he manage to accomplish as he grows. Even though, the composition is already wonderful I would love to have all those professional tips to make my photography even better. Will love to have the book.

  4. 304

    love to take pictures of my toddler!

  5. 305

    i follow via rss.

  6. 306

    I love to take pictures of my (cough!) sweet, precious baby angels (COUGH!!!). Or heathens, as they’re more often known around here.

  7. 307

    I follow on Google reader.

  8. 308

    I bought a nice camera in hopes to become a really great photographer, but I have yet to learn the ropes on all the neat things the camera can do. This would be the perfect book to read to get comfortable using the nice camera. I love to take pictures of nature and capture the beauty, and I would also love to start taking pictures of babies and toddlers!

  9. 309
    Margie Hunter

    I’m so new to digital photography. I really need help. So far, I’ve taken some family photos, and some of the snow this past winter. I’d take more pix if I knew what I was doing! lol I would love to take some nature photos.

  10. 310

    I love to take pics of my family–which includes my dog, of course! :)

  11. 311

    Love your blog! I follow on Google Reader.

  12. 312

    I love to take photos of my pets. I have an entire flickr account filled with them!

  13. 313

    I follow you via rss.Love it too!!

  14. 314

    I follow Craftaholics via RSS

  15. 315

    Oooh! I would LOVE a copy! I especially like to take pictures of nature (leaves, flowers, birds etc.) as well as children. I hope I win! ;)

  16. 316

    I follow Craftaholics Anonymous Blog! :) :)

  17. 317

    I want to take pictures of my kids and items for my etsy shop.

  18. 318

    Liked Katie Evans Photography on Facebook
    Alyssa Spencer McVey

  19. 319

    I love taking pictures of animals! But I also like photographing people in action (skateboarding, riding bikes, playing sports, dancing, etc).

  20. 320

    I’m a GFC follower
    username Lyss

  21. 321

    I liked Katie Evans Photography on Facebook!

  22. 323

    I want to learn to take good pics of people. I hardly have ANY of my mom or my grandmothers, and I’d love to learn all the tips and tricks BEFORE I have kids so I can take amazing photos from Day One! :)

  23. 324

    I like Katie Evans on facebook.

  24. 325

    I follow CA on Google Reader!

  25. 326
    katie m

    i takepics of my 3 babies!! love my nikon…but would love to learn more!

  26. 327

    I love taking pictures of my kids, vacation spots, food, flowers, pets, you name it! I’d love to win this Giveaway!! :)

  27. 330
    Cassie G

    My favorite photographs are of my children interacting with their Daddy. I really have so much to learn about photography and I would LOVE this book. Thanks for the chance.

  28. 331

    This looks awesome, I am still pretty intimidated by our DSLR. I love to take pictures of my kiddies. (And food, but less of that since I have been on bloggy vacation. ;D)

  29. 332
    Cassie G

    I am now following your blog via RSS. Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. 334

    I liked Katie Evans Photography on FB

  31. 335

    I love to take pictures of my family……. scrapbooker…

  32. 336

    I love taking pictures of my two children. I’ve always loved photography. I received my first real camera for my 6th grade graduation (almost 30 years ago). Sadly, I dropped it in a river looking for dinosaur foot prints in Texas two weeks later. Thankfully, it was under warranty. I would love to learn how to better capture the beauty I see.

  33. 337

    I am very new to photography and overwhelmed by it all! I would love to be able to take beautiful pictures of my family!

  34. 338

    My kiddos…or my creations for my etsy shop….but probably my kiddos the most :)!


  35. 339

    I liked her on facebook!!

  36. 340

    I like to take pictures of everything, including my family, dog, travels, and handmade projects.

  37. 342

    I liked Katie Evans Photography on Facebook (Always Just A Mom)

  38. 344

    I like to take pictures of my kids and travel shots. But I’m a bad photographer. I used to be better years ago with my K1000 (sigh). I asked for a digital SLR for my birthday (next week) and I need some help! Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. 345

    I’m an avid craftaholic follower!

  40. 346
    Andrea F

    I have the cutest 4 & 5 year old kiddos (of course I am biased!), we have lots of fun adventures as a family and that’s when I always have my camera handy. Like the time we were looking at real dino tracks in a river and I fell in holding a kid, the camera, and all!

  41. 347

    I love to take pictures of my house projects and of my gardens.

  42. 348

    I love to take pictures of my creations :) also of little Ms R. Other things that I have dabbled is automotive photography of old cars.. so much fu, even more when its a car with amazing lines!

  43. 349

    LIKE Katie Evans Photography on Facebook ** Check and check!

  44. 350

    I have been following you on GFC and through Google reader for almost a year now :) In sept will be a year :) when i started to sew!