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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Photography Giveaway Treat!

Have you had an interest in getting into Photography? Or maybe you want to up your photography game to help your blog or small business grow.  Either way, this beginner photography giveaway is just the ticket for you, and I have luckily teamed up with some awesome ladies to be able to offer it to you-this package has roughly a value of  $550 (or more, since I found some killer steals on what is included) so you definitely don't want to miss it. The Ultimate Beginners Photography Giveaway Since this giveaway is all about helping you grow your photo-taking skills, Angie of My So-Called Chaos also asked each of the fantastic people participating in this giveaway to tell us what their favorite kind of photos to look at are.  This should help you also hone in on what you want to take photos of while you are working on building your skill and technique. Angie prefers photos that are clear (not blurry or too dark), bright, and have some good color and crispness to them. Here's what everyone else had to say:

What are your favorite photos to look at?

"I enjoy real pictures - the kind that make you think 'Cool... they are totally weird like I am'." - Kimi from Kimi Who

  "Oh gosh, that's a really difficult question! I have no idea. Pretty ones?" - Anna from Anna in Wonderland (Note: Anna has quite a bit to say about what makes a good photo in her Grow Your Instagram course, which you should totally check out if you're looking to grow interaction and followers on that social media platform.)

  "Pictures are worth a million words. I enjoy seeing peoples lives in a photos. It is fun to think about what they were doing, what life was like for them, and to just see them grow." - Ashley from Simply Ashley Nicole "

I love photos that show personality! I'm a college student and it's nice seeing artsy photos (for your blog) but I love seeing photos with family, friends, etc!" - Kaci from Earth to Kace

  "Environmental Portraits / Photojournalism. I love photos that tell stories of how people interact with their environment." - Esther from Local Adventurer

 "I love travel photos because they inspire me to visit new places!" - Olya from The Siberian American

  "Nature photos are my favorite simply because they are something gorgeous to look at." - Stella Kenton Body Shop

  "Old analogue pictures, especially black and white portraits." - Caterina from Kate/idoscope

  "I'm a bit of an Instagram junky and a fashion blogger, so I love looking at others' well-composed fashion photos!" - Nicole from Violet and Vine

  "I love to see bright clean photos of peoples everyday lives. Getting to see a peak into someone everyday is always interesting to me." - Amanda of Life with Grace

"Fashion photos are my favorite photos to see because it inspires me to put my closet to use" - Jennifer of the Insta Boss eCourse

  "I love travel photos! It's fun to see new places, as well as connect with others that are visiting locations I've been to." - Leeann of Join the Gossip

  "I have to admit my first answer is animals - I adore cute animal pictures, but I also love seeing a glimpse into peoples lives and seeing what they are up to." - Sarah from Life in a Breakdown
The Ultimate Beginner Photography Giveaway is Brought to You By These Lovely Bloggers

"Cool food and drink shots, as well as vineyard and travel images." - Mary from Vindulge

"Projects/recipes to do with kids." - Sarah from Twins and a Toddler

  "I love seeing travel photos. I am such a huge travel fan, and I've been to many countries but I always get inspired to continue traveling when I see others' adventures!" - Casey from Lucy Loo Littles

  "Children related photos and fashion." - Brittany from The Ashmore's Blog

  "I like photos that are vivid and full of color." - Tish from The Veganista Foodie

  "I love photos of cool items layed out on a desk or on a nice background creatively, especially with planners and such." - Lindsay of  Paperclips and Pacis

  "I love any kind of photos as long as they are BRIGHT. I LOVE photos full of bright and happy colors!" - Kristen from The Road to Domestication

  "I love seeing photos of everyday life. Because everyday life is so beautiful!" - LaShawn from Everyday Eyecandy

  "I love candid photos of my family. It is very special to be able to capture a sweet moment between my children." - Amanda from The Mint Design Company

  "I love travel photos! In the winter time, photos of tropical destinations help me keep the winter blues at bay." - Mar from T.O. & Fro

  "We love all sorts of photos, but Disney photos are our favorites. :)" - Angela and Libby from Disney BFFs Blog

  "Pictures of kids, because they are hilarious and fun, and pictures of flowers because they make me happy!" - Candace from Luxe... With Kids

  "As a self-proclaimed foodie and maker, I love photos that inspire me to create. I also really love landscape and scenery. Nature is awesome!" - Jessica from Living La Vida Holoka 

 "I love outdoor photos, mainly either animals to the beach. Those are my favorite things, so that's what I love to see the most." - Kathleen from Fearlessly Creative Mamas

  "Candid pictures of people living their day to day lives. I get to see a glimpse of a stranger's life or at least guess it." - Nana from Foreign Geek

  "My favorite kinds of photos are the ones taken in the middle of an adventure, and the photographer catches that moment of awe. Whether it's an unbelievable sunset while hiking or someone's reaction after they've tried something they've never done before. Photos like that inspire me to get outside and live a little; to escape technology and remember there's a huge world out there waiting for me to experience." - Julie from Mom Fabulous

  "Travel because I've been bitten by the travel bug for over 25 years now." - Melody from Wherever I May Roam

  "I love photos of family dinners and coffee runs. It reminds of all the little things that happen before and after those near 'perfect' moments." - Zobia from The Eternity Journal

  "My favorite photos to see are beautiful vacation and travel photos because I love to travel or photos of people running that show their passion for running and health." - Jill from RunEatSnap "Awesome ones! lol" - Melissa and Deynece from Deux Bella

  "I love flatlays, especially beauty ones! I'm a beauty blogger and I love seeing what others have in their collections whether it's something I also use, or something new that gives me ides for future purchases!" - Megan from The Megan Chronicles

  "I love food+drink photography, but especially photos of people with friends and family, laughing and enjoying each other's company with food & drink. I love how food can bring people together!" - Marlynn from Urban Bliss Life "Adventure Photos." - Tiara from Ice Cream and French Fries

  "I'm such a visual person that any kind of photo can draw me in. My favorites are the ones that imply there's more going on than we'll ever know—a secret glance, a watering eye, a mischievous grin, a desolate road, a steaming plate of food—it's like getting a glimpse at someone's soul." - Heather from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

  "I adore candid pictures of kids, especially with their moms. Motherhood is hard, but my favorite photos are the ones that remind us of why being a mom is worth it. The photos of our kids that show them laughing with us and loving each other? Perfect." - Meg from Snap Happy Mom

  "Food pictures! I love to see how people cook." - Gaila from Petit Gourmet

"I love pics that show a story, that are artful, sweet, thought provoking and show the beauty of nature, love, friendship, kindness." - Rocio from Your Sassy Self

  "I love to see family photos. Family is so important and even if you don't think the pictures are great, they tell a story and I love to see those!" - Amanda from Green Tea and Cotton

  "I love natural photos that show a person's real personality. Nothing overly staged or forced looking." - Krystal from The Krystal Diaries

  "Something fun, colorful & inspiring." - Linda from Brunch with Joy

Enter the Giveaway

This giveaway includes the following*:
  • Canon Rebel T5 DSLR Camera w/Lens
  • Canon Rebel T5 Supplies**
  • The Beginner's Photography Guide
  • 2 Soft Box Lights
  • Enrollment into the Grow Your Instagram Mini Course
*Prize is subject to change based on availability. **Supplies may/may not be what is pictured in the giveaway image due to availability. This Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 1/12/15 at 12AM. Entering below confirms that you agree to all terms and conditions within the rafflecopter widget.  Entries will be verified. Prizes sent via Amazon Prime for domestic winners (USA) or substitution of $500 cash & the Instagram Course given for international winners.

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  1. I've been hoping to up my photography game in 2016 to add even more quality images to my blog. Plus my new husband and I are hoping to take plenty of trips this year so it would be great for capturing all those memories. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

  2. I am due to have my first baby in April 2016, this would be a great way to document his/her life growing up <3 <3 <3

  3. I would start by trying to take better food photographs for my blog. I would also take photos when hubby and I go on our nature rambles and foraging trips.

  4. I would use it all for taking better photos for my blog!

  5. I'd use it for all sorts. I take a lot of pictures for my blog and I love photography so wouldn't mind taking it up as a hobby and maybe more.

  6. If I win I will give this to missionaries in the Philippines to take pictures for their newsletters.

  7. I would use it to take many pictures of my children, memories that last a lifetime!

  8. I would give it to my daughter, she wants to start a studio of her own..

  9. As an art student this would be incredible, I'm really interested in photography but couldn't afford this myself!

  10. Taking family photos for forever memories :)

  11. If I won this, I would finally push ahead with the portraiture projects I have had in mind for quite some time, but haven't been able to pursue because the camera I have is a tiny little thing which I bought just so I could keep snapping away. But it's not exactly the kind of thing I'd want to rock up to a shoot with!

    And the softboxes would allow me to not only do portraits at other people's places, but in different locations, and also explore more in terms of self portraits. Basically, it would allow me to do so much that I've wanted to do ever since I fell in love with photography back in 2008/2009, and take it up a MAJOR step. Maybe by the end of 2016 I could think about starting up my own business!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  12. Stephanie WhitehouseJanuary 1, 2016 at 9:12 AM

    The rest of my family take great pics, and I want to learn

  13. 2015 has been a really hard year for me in terms of my health - I've hardly been able to leave the house apart from attending hospital appointments or seeing the GP and it has been tough. New chemo meds are hopefully dampening the lupus down a bit so I'm feeling positive that 2016 will be a year that I can get out and enjoy the beach near my house as well as take some trips to the countryside and let the beauty of nature lift my spirits. It's hard to explain to anyone who hasn't been confined to an indoor life but you actually start craving trees and clouds to look at! I'd use this camera to take some photos to help see me through the next dark patch in my life.

  14. Get out and take pic in nature, and take pics of my dogs.

  15. I like to take landscape photographs

  16. I would love to win this, as have been wanting to get into photography for some time now. I would photograph nature, landscapes and architecture. Fingers crossed - this is an amazing prize!

  17. I would take photos of anything and everything: my son, husband, dog, myself, foods, days out, etc. I absolutely love photography and love to experiment.

  18. What a fantastic giveaway, My DSLR just broke :( so I am in need of a new one to be able to carry on blogging with decent images

  19. I'm going to New York in September - I would start practicing with the kit on buildings around my home town and also photos of people and animals - that way by time I get to NY I should be proficient enough to get some incredible shots

  20. Going on a few holidays this year and would love to document it properly rather than through dodgy smartphone photos

  21. I love taking macro & landscape photos. at present only taking pictures with my phone :( woudl love a DSLR. My husband is into photography and it would be great for us both to have days out just taking photos

  22. I have my first baby due in June and this prize would mean I could beautifully capture all those moments that I don't want to forget!

  23. Replacing the camera I had stolen, I would get back on track making decent memories and saving them.

  24. After After my toddler broke my wonderful camera I lost my love of photographs and I think this prize would be just the thing to help me fall in love with photographs again!

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