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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Impromptu Giveaway!


*** GIVEAWAY CLOSED ***

Happy Tuesday!

For all you budding photographers out there,
I've decided to throw a spontaneous, impromptu giveaway!

Because I've learned sooooooo much from this wonderful book,
I want you to have it, too!


If you find yourselves struggling ( like I did ) with the concepts of
Aperture
Shutter Speed
White Balance
and ISO

and you really, really want to take better pictures,
then this book is for you!

The beauty of this book is that you can take what you learn
and apply it to ANY camera!

I went from shooting exclusively on
Auto Mode to Manual Mode
in a very short amount of time,
thanks to this marvelous, easy-to-understand book.
Trust me, if I did it, you can too!

To enter, just leave a comment, I'll pick a weiner this Friday, the 21st.

Good Luck!

141 comments:

Theresa said...

Oh, I'll be the "weiner":) I would love to win! HUGS!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Pick Me! Pick Me!!! you know I need it!
XOXO,
D

FILIGREE MOON said...

Did you really say that? Oh, but of course I would love to be the proud new owner of this book, so count me in! Keep up the good work, Anne. ~ Angela

lara from air kiss said...

Oh I could definitely use this.. what a nice giveaway, Anne! xoxo

Jem said...

This would be perfect - I'd love to win. I need so much more knowledge to get the best out of the camera I use. No good having an eye if I can't capture the way I want! :-)

Love from across the pond!

Jem x

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Anne... please enter me in your generous giveaway... if I win, will my photos be as beautiful as yours????? xoxo Julie Marie

LuLu Kellogg said...

My photo skills could use a bit of help so please throw my name in the hat too!!!

Lovie Lovie!
LuLu~*xoxo

Ticking and Toile said...

fun stuff!!! count me in! ;)

cityfarmer said...

well some chic will be a delighted "weiner" ...

Stitchfork said...

Hot Dog! A great giveaway as I need instructions!
xo Cathy

Yvonne said...

Sounds like a really useful book! Thanks for the chance!

Rachel Noelle said...

Great giveaway! I still need to buy a camera..but the book will come in handy when I do!;) Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

This is weird. I just logged on to order this book but decided to visit some of my fellow peeps first ano lo and behold your post was right there. I must mention that I read your previous post about the book so that is how I knew about it. Either way, if I don't win I am still getting the book.

Thank you for such a generous offer.
Sue

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Anne, I REALLY need this book... I need all the help I can get when it comes to taken pictures!!! Please count me in!
hugs~~ Daphne

debsea said...

thoughtful anne - take a minute and peek at my latest post on my blog. you must have been standing behind me as i struggled all yesterday with it, kind of like my photography guardian angel.
my wonderful new camera deserves so much more than me. even if i am not the weiner, i may have to get this book for my camera's sake.
thank you for the chance!
deb in kodiak
www.dyingtobeyours.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Wow, do I ever need a book like this. :)

Doni said...

Oh what a great book! I NEED IT!! Desperately!
My pics are so bad and I even have a great new camera just like yours, so please please please pick me!!!!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What an awesome giveaway!! You are so generous! Count me in, I would love to have that book!

hometown girl said...

how fun! i'm always looking to improve my skills!! thank you sweet Anne!! susan

Sherri B. said...

I need this book and ditto all of the other comments...misery loves company! I had no idea that so many are limping along too.

Thanks for this generous giveaway and good luck to all.

Tilda said...

..definitely a struggling photographer. sometimes a struggling writer. sometimes a struggling living in Michigan WINTERS dweller. ALWAYS a reader of yours. and a cheerleader for what you have set out for yourself. your courage makes me want to continue...in my journey. Tilda

Nita Jo said...

Wow! Would love to win that book. I definitely need help with taking photos! Please throw my name into the hat!

Tins and Treasures said...

Oh, I'd love to win your book. I was taking a photography class last spring when my mom went into the hospital. I had to drop the class to go spend time with her in Grand Forks. I could certainly use the help!

Take care ~Natalie

Martha Carolyn said...

Very exciting! Thank you for another chance at an awesome giveaway. I can use all the help I can get at working a camera! :-)

Nancy said...

Oh how exciting! I just started my own blog a few days ago and have recently bought a digital SLR and plan on posting lots of photos there. I'm anxious to learn, learn, learn and this book would be just what I need. I've been following your blog for a bit now and have added it to my blog list. I saw this latest post pop up while I was fooling around with my site. What timing! Whoever wins will be a lucky person (or weiner)!! Good luck to all.

Vintage Gal said...

Well, this is exciting! I just started blogging and I need all the help I can get. Guess which mode I have my camera on ~ yep ~ auto pilot

Alice said...

I really, really, NEED this book, so pretty please pick me!!!

Alice

BB said...

OH. MY. GOSH. I want this, and I want it bad! I love my camera, but I am struggling with the issues addressed in the book.

Pick me! Pick me!

Brenda

Wendy said...

Perfect timing! We just bought a new camera and trying to learn more, but feel like we am reading another language sometimes! Even if we are not winners, we'll be adding this to our Library for sure!
Hugs~
Wendy

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Oh I am an Auto Mode girl and would love to learn more!

Denise said...

I would love to be the weiner! LOL! I seriously was going to order that tonight......great minds think alike! Pick me...pick me!

Shirley said...

Hi Anne, i definitely could use this book. I am anxious to see more of your wonderful pictures. I hope I win Take car. Your Missouri Friend.

Sue said...

Since I drool over all of your photos, I think I could learn a few tricks from that book! How generous and kind of you to host this awesome giveaway! Thanks Anne!!

Take care, Sue

TheRustyThimble said...

OH My word I am so in need of this book or to take lessons at least LOL. A wonderful giveaway please throw my name in. Thank you
Brenda

Polly @ Make Mine Beautiful said...

Hey, I'd love to have that. I've seen the progression of your photography so I know it has to be a great help. Sign me up to be the weiner!

Marge of Emmas Nook and Granny said...

I'd love to be the weiner!! I have a 4-day old granddaughter and better quality picture taking just went to the top of my to do list!!! BTW, love your photography. Glad you are in love with your new equipment.

summersundays-jw said...

I want this so bad. If I don't win it, I'm buying it. Thanks for the opportunity. Hope you're feeling better. Jan

Restoration House said...

Hi Anne, I really need this! Make me a weiner! lol
Kim:)

keyskids said...

Oh my gosh that is a great giveaway. I bought me a 'GOOD' camera but that does not make me a 'GOOD' picture taker. I want mine to look just like yours, they are great. So what can I say I want that book. Sandra

keyskids@gmail.com

Susan deGeneres said...

Please add me to the long list of people who NEED, WANT, MUST HAVE this book and enter me in your giveaway. Thanks for all the encouragement you give to those of us just starting out.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh my, I would love this book. One of my goals for this year is to learn more about my camera and to take better photos. Thanks Anne!

Moogie said...

I'm your newest follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

Margo said...

ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME!!!!!!!!!! I'll be your BFF!!!!

Jamie Thompson said...

That is a great book! How kind of you! I checked it out to learn manual when I got my first DSLR and loved it, but have never bought a copy. I don't know why not.

Lynnette said...

I would love to win that. I have been really wanting a new camera but not wanting to spend the money on one since I don't really know how to do anything beyond auto mode. I've even been considering taking a photography class or two at our local junior college. This book might be just what I need to get me started in the right direction.
nettecan at hotmail dot com

Maison Douce said...

Oh, I so want to get that book!!! I feel like I have sooo much to learn! Thanks for such generous giveaway!
Isabel

The Loft on 2nd said...

Assuming I may not win....could the winner (weiner) share a tip or two that they learned from the book. Maybe be a guest writer on your blog????? please........
TKS :-)

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! That is JUST what I need!

REALLY!

Deborah in NC

The Flying Bee said...

you crack me up...great giveaway! xo

Linda said...

LOL! I'd love to win this, Anne...thanks for offering it!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Crossing my fingers and toes!
This would be so awesome to win!
Goodness knows...I need help understanding this new camera! Thanks for a chance!
:)

Michele said...

Cool giveaway! I'm still afraid to move my camera setting to anything other than the little green box/auto. I have this book on my amazon.com wish list. I'd love to win! Happy Tuesday to you :)

Vicki said...

It's on like Donkey Kong! lol I was just thinking about this book today and how much I need it. I was going to root back through your posts to find the title. I think it must be meant for me to win. I would understand completely if you just called the whole thing off and mailed it to me. lol Great giveaway...please include me!

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

I need this book! My photos should be a LOT better! :)

Jemsmom said...

Oh girl!!! This is right up my alley!!!! I would love to win this book! What a great giveaway! Thanks and I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Since I'm now a "Anne-Wanna-Be", I TRULY need to win this book, Anne! lol! Thanks for thinking of us rookies out here with this thoughtful giveaway, friend! ♥

xoxo laurie

Dalis' Blog at Dancing Leaf Farm said...

I really need to learn more about my awesome camera. It is way smarter than me!

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

I'd love to win this book! I'm still learning how to use my Nikon and an easy to read book would be such a help!

Abby

north pal said...

wow, there are quite a few comments. i don't know if they just want to be picked as a "Wiener" or to get lucky and win the book. either way, i would like a chance also, so please put my name in the hat also. Bestest,Denise i always love it when you have a giveaway as it always come to a complete surprise for me.

Rachel J said...

Thank you so much for your offer! It sounds like a wonderful resource to own :)

Tammy said...

I just went ahead and downloaded it to my e-reader. I probably would have won if you knew the whole story, like how I bought the big lense like yours for my D5000 and I only had it one day when I saw you had a whole new camera. Yikes! And how this is the first blog I've ever really looked at (the window picture blew me away), and because you looked like a friend I lost track of. Weiner? Maybe I should have had my hubby write in. Anyway I'm just glad to be here.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

"If you find yourselves struggling ( like I did ) with the concepts of
Aperture
Shutter Speed
White Balance
and ISO" - check

"and you really, really want to take better pictures," - check

"then this book is for you!" i'm convinced! i need this book! thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I would love to step away from AUTO more often... this sounds like a wonderful book! :)

Melissa said...

And we have a Weiner!!!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

This book is on my wish list, but hey, if I won it, even better! I'd gladly be the weiner, the hot dog, even your gal Friday if I could win this book! LOL! Thanks for the chance to win!

Hugs,
Judy

Cecily said...

Oh my gosh!! I soo need this book. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Love your blog!

Lisalulu said...

thanks for the giveaway, I hope I'm a weiner!

Sarah said...

I could certainly use help! ;-)
Thanks! ~ sarah

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

This sounds like something I need. Things just aren't coming together in the photo area like I hoped. Got my fingers crossed :)

Dolly said...

Ouuu I admire your photography and wanna be like you when I grow up! :-)
Any help, advice and tid bits would surely help me!

Smiles, Dolly

Robin @ My Blessed Nest said...

I really do want to learn how to take better photos...planning to take a class in February. With this book, I could get a headstart and impress the teacher! ;)

Anji Johnston said...

I want to be the weiner , please, please, please! I have always wanted to be a weiner and be able to take better pictures. Please think of me as your top 'dog' (get it?!) and let me win, even with that random thingy.
Looking forward to Friday when I get my prize!!

jonette said...

Would love to have this book. Love your blog! Jonette

cityfarmer said...

back to say ... there ain't never no way I'm getting a different camera
( 12.2 Canon)
can't afford it ...
don't have time to learn even this baby ...
so
I decided that I need not compete with all of you pros.
what I do best is design and style ... my calling is to do just that.
I think sometimes we all think we need do do it all ...
and of course, we can't ... so we shant ...

now you on the otherhand ... you're my idol- picture- taker- girl

I AM learning manual, tho and love it

Becky C said...

I've been trying to learn about my Nikon D5000. It is very sophisticated. But I practice and practice. And I've had helpful hints from a photographer dude, too. But this book needs me, I think :) Thanks so much for the chance!
Blessings
Becky C

pamq said...

Boy, there must be lots of bad photographers {and wieners} out there...........

So I guess I fit right in.

Sign me up, please.

Thank you.

lillyslace said...

HAVE YOU SEEN THE PHOTOS ON MY BLOG? They're not focused, blurred, burned out, and boring! Oh wait that's me! But yes I need this book! Does it come with a cute camera man?-many thanks-cindy

Miranda said...

Oh my word, I would LUV to have this book. I hope I am lucky enough to win your giveaway!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Wooppee,,,there is help out there. I love to take photos and wonder about all those settings, reading my cameras how-to booklet is so vague, and I need a magnifying glass for the tiny print.lol...great giveaway!

marcie

Privet and Holly said...

I just bought
this book because
of your recommendation
{via Becky} and am
looking forward to
reading it. My dad
got my mom a new
dslr for X-mas and
she was just telling
me YESTERDAY on the
phone how much she
loves your pictures,
so if I my little 'ole
name got pulled, I'd
give this book to her.
Thanks for your continuing
inspiration, Anne!
xx Suzanne

naomemandeflores said...

Oh, I think I need this book! Thanks for the chance!


Camila F.
naomemandeflores@gmail.com

mrso' said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to read that!

jo said...

I took Kim Klassen's Photoshop online class, and feel comfortable using it. It would be so much better to take decent photos first. I would love to win this book so I could do just that. Thanks for the opportunity.

ImagiMeri said...

HOT DOG, I wanna' be a wiener, I'll be the bestest wiener ever........I promise!

Thank you for the opportunity.

Hugs,
Meri

Marian said...

I could use all the help I can get, thanks for this give away...count me in, I would love to wein!!

Robin Thomas said...

Oh please count me in! Thank you!

Theresa N. said...

This is a subject I always need help on.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Farmgirl Paints said...

i'm borrowing this book, but i'd love to have my own copy. it's awesome!!!!

paprika rose said...

Thanks for wanting to share with your fellow bloggers...great! I also can't wait to see photos of Willow Nest. Cheers! Agnes

trash talk said...

Does Mr. Peterson come with the book...'cause that's the only way I'll ever improve.
Deb

Pam said...

Wow! Thanks for letting us in on the book-even if I don't win, now I know where to turn for help-it just may be the thing that will finally encourage me to start my blog:) Thanks so much Anne-as always you are fun, inspiring and altogether terrific!

clustres said...

Anne, oh please enter me in this wonderful contest! Just look at my photos on my blog...you know I need it!

AshTreeCottage said...

I would love a chance to win this book! Thank you for the great opportunity.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Cindy said...

whoo Hoo! I would love this book, maybe I will be brave enough to move out of the auto mode! I am so happy for you and your new profession! Can't wait to see the pictures!

jacqueline said...

Pick me, Pick me! I would LOVE to have this book. I checked it out at the library a few months back and it is now permanently on my wish list!

Beatnheart said...

whew. my mouse ran outta juice coming all the way down here. Anne, you have 95 other people (so far) wanting to be chosen. I have follower envy, camera envy and Anne envy. not a good thing, but good things come to nice people. That being said, hope the random picker thingy choses me
for da book. I need a boost.

Andi's English Attic said...

I'm sure my little camera can do sooooo much more if only I knew how, so I would love to win this book - for my camera's sake as well as mine. :) xx

Heidi said...

How sweet of you to think of all us camera inept bloggers...seriously! If it is part of your success with the camera, it must be good!
:)Heidi

Els Manning said...

Would love that book! Thank you for the generous give a way!

Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Ooooh! Count me in girlie!

Blessings,
Missy

Southern Queen Bee said...

OHHH...that is just what I NEED! I shoot all my photos on auto. The little book that came with the camera must be written in Greek, cause I just don't get it. LOL
What a great give away...

MosaicMagpie said...

I need this book! I bought myself a new camera. I have read the book that came along with it,( That was a first, I never read the instructions until I get in trouble)and I still am just looking at all those buttons and dials. Lucky to be able to find how to turn the flash off! I even checked out a digital camera for dummies book from the library!
Deb

Midwest Cottage and Finds! said...

I would LOVE to win the book!!! And if i don't i will search it on amazon since it is a recommendation of yours---your photos make me smile and say ahhhh......
chris

she dreams big! said...

If I don't win, could you just come over and show me how to turn the dial from A to M? Please? I've tried, I've failed, but I keep on trying. Maybe this book is just what I need (but I'd rather have you come over!).

Sharon said...

Oh good grief there is hope for me. Please let me win as I am desperate!!!!!!! Have a great day.Sharon

Lululiz said...

I am an auto mode girl, lol, so I could definitely do with this book. Fingers crossed. x

A Cottage Muse said...

Hmmm...well I guess if I sound like I know what I am talking about it could justify the purchase of a new camera?!

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

Chrissy said...

Oh Anne, I would love to win this awesome book. Since I live way out in the country, it is 40 mins to the local jr college for a class and they are not offering one this semester :( I really could use a good book to help with my new Nikon camera.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Megan Chamberlain said...

I would love a chance to be the 'weiner' of this book :-) Thank you for being so generous, I really would like to start taking photos like you do.

Miss Sandy said...

Thank you so much for sharing a resource that will up the quality of photo taking. I am off to Amazon to snag a copy!

Jensamom23 said...

I would love to understand all of that jibberish...shutter speed, apeture, ISO is all Greek to me! Thanks for the chance to win, Anne.

susanhemann said...

Great giveaway! I would love to win this book. I have been taking pictures for two years now and there is so much I have to learn.

Carole said...

Does this mean I can be as good as you???
A girl can dream right?
Thanks for the chance.

xx
Carole

Constance said...

This is an impromtu comment to go along with your impromptu giveaway! It is kind of fun being compulsive! Seriously, I would love the book and need any hints and ideas on photography possible! Constance from Utah constanceoc@yahoo.com

Lili said...

That is a very cool giveaway Anne! I just read Suzanne's post about her photography classes and I'm trying to follow along as I've been an auto mode gal for so long. Thanks for the chance to win! xoxo ~Lili

Robin said...

What a great idea for a giveaway! I've had my eye on this book for a while now and sure would love to have a copy

gretchen said...

If you say it works for you, I may have to pick it up even if I'm in the losers line!

Chris said...

wow what a great give away and although i'm here in australia and may not be eligible i would love to have a copy of this book. i've been into photography and own my own canon dslr and love it however i am still struggling with shutter speeds and apertures even though and just when i think i've got the hang of it...it appears not quite yet. thanks for a chance to win. hugs xo

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I'm so lost with my camera :( I'm going to go buy this if I don't win....OK I guess I need a few more hours in my day too :)
XOXO
Kristin

erin said...

looks like a good book...thanks for the opportunity.
erin

Gypsy Brocante said...

Ha ... a 'wiener' ... you crack me up!
I'd love to be your 'wiener' ... okay, that just doesn't sound right! ...

xo
Jill

Annette said...

I really enjoy reading your blog! Thank you for the give away. I'm trying to learn all of capabilities of my Canon Rebel T1i.

Domestic Witch said...

This sounds great, I'd love to learn more about photography. I a new comer to you blog, I added you to my blog roll a few weeks ago, so glad I did!

Margo said...

You have no idea how much help I need with my photographs, this book would sure help. Thanks for the opportunity!

stefanie said...

eeeeeekkk manual mode!!!!!!!

Plush Possum Studio said...

I'm so glad I found your gorgeous blog! I am nuts about your photography. I especially like the one of the blue pitcher on the white chair. So clean and vivid.
I'm also a beginning digital style shutterbug myself. While it might be nice to be a winner, win or lose, I and my blogging companions are sure to stop by here again and again.
Rose McGuinn

colleen said...

thanks anne i actually bought this book because of your recomendation ;). but wouldnt it make a fab gift for an aspiring photographer?

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I am working on my photography with some frustration . . . thanks for the hopeful words and the good book recommendation.

Impromtu giveaways are fun.

Fondly,
Glenda

Michele said...

I so need this. If I'm not the weiner I promise not to be a whiner though I may have to "wine" just a bit to dull the disappointment! Many thanks!

Trisha said...

I've always had a dream to be a fabulous "photographer". I would love a chance to have a book like this especially after seeing the wonderful photos you take!! Thank you!

~Trisha

Angie - Coke anyone? said...

I would love to learn how to take better pictures and to be able to do more with them once I have taken them. Sounds like this book would be the perfect learning tool. Thanks for recommending it, but better yet, pic me...lol.
Thanks & love your blog.

Suzie Button said...

I need help in all areas of photography! Thanks for a sweet giveaway! Suzie purrpage3 at verizon dot net

time worn interiors said...

Got home just in time to enter your giveaway! I really, really need this book!
Thanks
Theresa
aka:tot

ME said...

Who knows what doors would open to me if I could operate a camera!

Jody.Kippels said...

I am a very amateur photographer who would like to finally get off AUTO mode on my DSLR. I could use this book for sure!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Sounds like a very needed book. I use auto - no flash - and haven't learned to edit! This sounds like a great book!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Oh, I do need this...between trying to learn about my camera and Photoshop I'm a wreck...so much to learn and so many things to do!!!!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

I forced myself to never shoot on auto two years ago and I still don't have it down... so this is me, jumping up and down, spazzing out, saying,
"Pick me, pick me pick me!"

Angela
ParisienneFarmgirl.com

Melissa said...

Just found your blog. Such great pictures! would Love to win the book! I'm trying so hard to learn to shoot in manual. I'm currently reading the Unmanual by Drew Bittel. But, would love any helpful info on manual!!! i don't have a blog but my email is melinmississippi@aol.com Melissa Shepard

marie said...

My daughter in law would love this book ~ thanks for the chance to win it!

Shelly said...

Oh, how I would enjoy this book! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!
I'm so glad to have discovered your blog!

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