March 15, 2012

Clean Color by Erin Cobb (Winner Announced!)

*I’m letting my sweet, talented friend Erin take over my blog today while I plan a fun surprise for you guys next week. :) Take it away, Erin!

Hi Guys! My name is Erin Cobb and I’ve had the honor of knowing Amanda for about two years now. She’s truly one of the most creative, kind, and inspiring people I know. Basically everything you *think* you know about her is actually true!

I am a professional photographer in Huntsville, Alabama which is how I’ve gotten to know Amanda. I also have a couple blogs of my own (The Pigbear and The Erin Cobb Photography Blog) although neither are anything close to what Amanda has created here at KevinandAmanda.com. I’m so proud of the amazing niche she’s carved out for herself in the great big blogosphere!

I’ve been honing my craft for about 6 years now and in the course of that time I’ve gotten thousands of emails from people asking questions ranging from shooting to business to how to win the Baby Gap Casting Call. No joke. (A photograph I took of my daughter, Sarah, actually won the Baby Gap Casting Call in 2006 but I can’t say I know the secret to winning!) Far and away though the thing I get asked about the most is my editing process. Finally last year I launched Clean Color - a product that answers that question in its entirety.

Clean Color is a workflow video tutorial designed to show you my image editing process from beginning to end. There are two versions – one for Full Photoshop and one for Photoshop Elements. There is also a bundled version which contains both the Full Photoshop video and the Photoshop Elements video. In addition to the comprehensive videos (each are roughly two hours in length) you’ll also receive the shortcut actions I’ve created to use in my editing process, all of the image files showcased in the video so you can play along at home, and an appendix detailing how to get the most out of the video tutorial and where to go for additional resources.

It covers almost every topic in Photoshop that you can think of – color balance, levels, curves, skin retouching, liquifying, cloning, cropping, sharpening, and much, much more. And in a nutshell, it shows you how to do this..

 

 

And the best part of all…you’ll learn how to do all of that WITHOUT ACTIONS… except the ones you learn to create yourself. Have you ever wondered how cool it would be to learn Photoshop, and really understand it? Well, now you can. =)
 

The Giveaway (Winner Announced!)

Head over to the  Clean Color Store to learn more about how this two hour long video tutorial can change your editing process today. But before you do, drop your comment in the comments section for your chance to win a bundled version of Clean Color which includes both the full Photoshop version as well as the Elements version.

(Have no fear…if you don’t win the Bundle just use the code kevinandamanda to get $20 off either version now through March 25th…)

 

Time’s Up!

The winner of the Clean Color Photoshop and Elements Bundle is #387 Tiffany. Congrats Tiffany! I’ve sent you an email.

 

How to Enter

One winner will receive the Clean Color Photoshop and Elements BUNDLE ($170 value).

To be entered to win the Clean Color Giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. What do you love taking pictures of the most? Family? Pets? Food? Travel?

Contest ends Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 8 pm CST. One entry per person, please. Winners will be chosen by Random.org and notified by email. Giveaway provided by Erin Cobb Photography.

 

Thanks for letting me share Amanda! =)

Good luck!



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997 Comments





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Susan March 15, 2012 at 6:40 am

Love to take pictures of family & nature!

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Megan LaBelle March 15, 2012 at 6:41 am

I love taking pictures of my dog…when he cooperates. I am also really excited to start taking pictures of my baby girl on the way!

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Vicki March 15, 2012 at 6:41 am

I take lots of photos of my daughter, and I would love to try your tutorial.

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Ms. Sew N Sew March 15, 2012 at 6:42 am

What an amazing pic of you two girls! I love to photograph my flower gardens or any flower gardens for that matter and family, friends, beautiful landscapes…seems like I like to photograph everything hmmmmm. Enjoy your day girls, can’t wait to see what surprise Amanda has in store for us.

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Rachel March 15, 2012 at 6:42 am

My favorite photography subject is family. I think most pictures are enhanced by having people or animals in them!

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Tonya T. March 15, 2012 at 6:43 am

I love this product! And would love to learn more about Photoshop!! I LOVE taking pictures of people….I love the way it reveals so much about someone. Thanks.

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Lois Hartwell March 15, 2012 at 6:43 am

Oh. my. gosh. I would be so excited to receive the tutorial! I am so confused by all of that stuff and just need a “friend” to show me! Keeping my fingers crossed……..

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val March 15, 2012 at 6:45 am

I have some great pictures from my trip in January to see my son in San Diego. I would love to turn my snapshots into true works of art!

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Vera March 15, 2012 at 6:45 am

I love taking photos of kids, but more than that, just everyday photos really. :)

Thanks Erin, and Amanda! :)

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Candice S. in Colorado March 15, 2012 at 6:46 am

What an amazing giveaway! You have no idea how awesome this would be for me! My BIGGEST problem w/ my photos is I never think they look right “color-wise” – they’re too dull, or too yellowish, or just too icky! haha!

So thank you very much for this amazing chance to win! Erin Cobb, you are super-cool!

I love taking photographs of my kids and pets the most. As you can imagine, both move way too fast, so that’s something I am learning currently…how to make my photos come out more crisp when my subject is moving fast. I have found that buying a tripod has been the best thing ever! Now if I could win Erin’s giveaway, I bet my photos would almost presentable!

Thanks again!
xo,
Candi in Colorado
candice1973(at)comcast(dot)net

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Lacey March 15, 2012 at 6:46 am

I love taking pictures of family and friends!

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maren March 15, 2012 at 6:47 am

My kids!

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Jean March 15, 2012 at 6:48 am

I make paper embroidered greeting cards and always take a photo of them. I would love to edit the photos to focus on the minute details of the stitching. I also have two precious grandchildren who are the sparkle in my eye. Photos of them are treasures for sure.
Thank you for this opportunity.

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Tiffany March 15, 2012 at 6:48 am

My favorite subjects are my two girls..they love taking photo’s! I am so excited for this opportunity because I used to edit with picnik and they are going away. I bought elements but haven’t a clue how to use it!

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Mandee J March 15, 2012 at 6:50 am

Wow, what a cool idea for everyone who wants to learn more about editing photos. I love your pics!
I love taking pictures of everything & everyone! My husband and our cats are my favorite subject, but getting the cats in a picture is easier. =)

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Christine March 15, 2012 at 6:57 am

Anything! Seriously, food, kids, animals, cool buildings, but probably my favorite is the sky especially during the summer when we get amazing cloud formations! I’d love to be able tweak those photos as my editing isn’t where I’d like it to be. :)

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CH March 15, 2012 at 6:58 am

I love to take pictures of the amazing places we’ve travelled to, the fabulous foods we’ve eaten, and our spoiled Maltese.

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Robyn March 15, 2012 at 6:58 am

I’m such a newby at photography and I’m just soaking up all this fabulous info I’ve found on the Internet. Thanks for your post! …and those pics…WOW! I am inspired. Thanks again.

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Terry March 15, 2012 at 7:00 am

I’ll click away at anything that will pop into my viewfinder!

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Barb March 15, 2012 at 7:00 am

I love taking photos of my kids but if they are not visiting (they live in a different state) I take pictures of my cats!

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fitzwoman March 15, 2012 at 7:02 am

My chocolate lab-she actually knows when I get the camera out, and poses for me!

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AmyS March 15, 2012 at 7:02 am

While I love taking photos of my family, I have to admit that my most favorite thing in the world is to take amazing photos of my knitting projects. I know that to get “that perfect shot”, I can spend up to an hour and about 300 frames. To have the ability to make my knitting photography really pop would be amazing.

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Kim March 15, 2012 at 7:06 am

OHHHHHHHHH I do want to learn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CHERIE MISTRETTA March 15, 2012 at 7:06 am

I love taking pictures of my children, family and the beach or mountains. Thanks for the chance to win and good job Erin :)

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Kathryn March 15, 2012 at 7:07 am

My boys.

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Teresa Millar March 15, 2012 at 7:09 am

Would love to win! It is a goal of mine to truly understand Photoshop, and to make the most of my photos! I take pictures of my daughter the most – and a close runner up is my dog!

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Haley March 15, 2012 at 7:09 am

I love taking pictures of my 1 year old son!

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SOFFY March 15, 2012 at 7:09 am

wow you so much sharing.. i not have kids.. but i like to take pics of my dog.. his name is Niño.. and i will like to improve his pics with this clean actions
Thanks

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Jana Pindell March 15, 2012 at 7:10 am

My kids. They are the most beautiful to me!

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh March 15, 2012 at 7:11 am

I love taking pictures in Hawaii. There is never a shortage of beautiful scenery and even if you take the same pic in successive years, it can change just enough to look different!

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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chelsea March 15, 2012 at 7:11 am

oh man…do I need this. I have a fancy camera that is wasted on me. I would love to improve my skills!

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Tina Hicks March 15, 2012 at 7:12 am

I love capturing all the wonderful memories my wonderful family and I make!
I have always wanted to learn photoshop! Thank you for the opportunity!

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Heather March 15, 2012 at 7:12 am

My kids are my inspiration :-).

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Amy March 15, 2012 at 7:14 am

Wow! What a fantastic giveaway. I definitely need this… I’m horrible at editing my photos. Oh and for the record my favorite subjects are my daughters.

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Rekhmina March 15, 2012 at 7:14 am

I recently started blogging and really need to polish my photography skills so I can put up nice pictures on my blog. Besides that I love to photography people and food.

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Erin H March 15, 2012 at 7:18 am

I would love to learn more about Photoshop and how to better utilize it… I took a class once, but I’m afraid I didn’t retain much!

love taking pictures of friends and family the most.

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JenK March 15, 2012 at 7:18 am

My favorite subjects – my kiddos. They put up with me as the camera is often pointed in their direction.

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Andrea March 15, 2012 at 7:19 am

I think the real question for me is – what DON’T I love taking pictures of :) But one of my favorite activities is exploring a new city from behind the lens!

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kay m. March 15, 2012 at 7:21 am

I love taking pictures of my family and cats. Eventually they will make it into a memory album to be handed down through the generations. Learning skills to improve those pictures would be fabulous !

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Mandy W March 15, 2012 at 7:22 am

I love taking pictures of our two pets! We have a 1 year old Golden Retriever puppy named Hank and a 13 year old tortoise shell cat named Izzy – they both provide hours of entertainment :D

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Sandy_in_MD March 15, 2012 at 7:22 am

Hi Erin! Your photographs are amazing. I photograph my two little grandchildren the most – they are my favorite subjects. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome tutorial set.

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Stacey Bohanon March 15, 2012 at 7:23 am

My favorite thing to photograph is my 1 year old daughter……Even though she doesn’t like to cooperate.

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Courtney March 15, 2012 at 7:27 am

What a great giveaway! As my sweet little ones will tell you, I love love love to take pictures of them. :) They’re still small, and I want to try to capture simple everyday shots of them that I know won’t last long as they’re growing so quickly.

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Jean Punt March 15, 2012 at 7:28 am

WOW!….I would love to win this…I have Photoshop Elements and gave up
tryng to learn it…I take tons of pictures to make cards etc. of course the grandkids
have had theie share of ‘mug shots’.

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Ashley March 15, 2012 at 7:28 am

I love to take pictures of my two boys. This would take my pictures to a whole new level!!!!! :o)

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Tori March 15, 2012 at 7:29 am

I have been pining for Erin’s Clean Color video since it came out! I love taking pictures of my kids, but they don’t enjoy it quite as much as I do… so I resort to florals and macros. :)

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maria l rios March 15, 2012 at 7:29 am

I love taking pictures of my travels, especially Landscapes. For the past couple of years I have been taking my vacation to the West Coast; California, New Mexico. I love the open road scenery… I would love to improve my photography skills with this Tutorial, fingers cross….. Good luck everyone!!!

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Amanda S. March 15, 2012 at 7:30 am

Food & pets! Weird combo – not together, I promise. Though that may be funny…Food for my blog, and pets for pleasure :)

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andrea March 15, 2012 at 7:30 am

I recently upgraded to a DSLR, but still lack skills in editing. I love taking pictures of my two children; they are growing too fast and I want to have a record of everything along the way!

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Cathi March 15, 2012 at 7:33 am

I love taking pictures of my family. Sometimes you can capture the absolute best photos when you least expect it. Thanks for sharing your techniques with us and the opportunity to own Clean Color for ourselves.
Cathi

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Lizzie C March 15, 2012 at 7:33 am

I love taking pictures when we travel.

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Melody♪♫ March 15, 2012 at 7:34 am

Subtle, but amazing the difference that bit of color makes in a photo!
I use my camera to document everyday life of our fast-growing sons. I also snap pics of embroidery/sewing projects for my blog. (Oh, and I try to capture food, too…)

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Shannon March 15, 2012 at 7:35 am

I love taking pictures in the mountains! Now that my daughter is here I will put her in the foreground for scale :-)

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QuirkyKim March 15, 2012 at 7:36 am

I love taking shots of all that is nature. Love working with PS Elements, and am trying to learn more about how to use actions and textures!

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Chrissy March 15, 2012 at 7:38 am

Thanks for the opportunity! It was nice reading about Erin and what she does. I like finding out about new people/blogs through the blogs I follow. Clean Color looks really cool and like it simplifies PS, which would be great!

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Jennifer Tait March 15, 2012 at 7:39 am

My daughter and my dogs.

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Sarah G March 15, 2012 at 7:40 am

I love taking family pictures, but am yearning to start food photography.

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Julie White March 15, 2012 at 7:40 am

I love taking pictures, period! I guess my favorite pictures would be of family!

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yolanda Chance March 15, 2012 at 7:40 am

love the look of these “after photos” I would love this to help me learn how to clean up my pics

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Amy March 15, 2012 at 7:40 am

I can’t resist taking pictures of my 3 year old son – He melts my heart in photos and in person.

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Urban Wife March 15, 2012 at 7:41 am

What a great giveaway and very practical! I love taking pictures of anything and everything but especially couples (weddings) and babies.

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Mary Ann March 15, 2012 at 7:42 am

I’ve recently became an empty nester, so now that my beautiful daughter is in college, I like to take photos of small creatures, like bugs;)))

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Therese March 15, 2012 at 7:45 am

Most of my photos are of my family, which is quite big. I have so many cameras to grab anytime something great is happening.

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Carrie March 15, 2012 at 7:45 am

I love taking pictures of my 3 year old (Noah) and my 1 year old (Wyatt)! Sweet boys!

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Penny Hall March 15, 2012 at 7:46 am

I am a 58 year old Mother of Twins. Both married men and now for the first I will be a Grandmaw come August. My husband and I are so excited about this as we are hopeing for a Grand daughter but then a Grandson will be perfectly fine also. I want to be able to take great pictures of this occasion along the way so I can scrap book every minute of it for the working Mother! I am so hoping to learn how to do this before the first Grand Child gets here.

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Cindy March 15, 2012 at 7:50 am

Love taking pictures of my family and pets.

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Teri Dingler March 15, 2012 at 7:50 am

I tend to take more travel/scenery photos rather than family/individual photoa as I just don’t have the know how in making great people photos look great!

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Adele Morgan March 15, 2012 at 7:50 am

This sounds wonderful. I have photoshop cs5 and would love more information on how to use all the wonderful stuff.

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Angie R. March 15, 2012 at 7:50 am

This would be so amazing – as learning more about this is constantly top of mind! I find myself taking pictures mostly of my kids. I also love to take travel pictures – trying to find details that most may miss.

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Karen U. March 15, 2012 at 7:52 am

I love taking pictures of my family. Especially my kids doing the things they love everyday. This would be awesome as I just got PSE and having been trying to learn on my own what to do. This would be extrememly helpful! Thank you!

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Nathalie-Catherine Ouellet March 15, 2012 at 7:52 am

Kids… I love my kids and I wish I could take great pictures like Erin do…

Thanks for the giveway ;-) Nathalie-Catherine

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meredith rooney March 15, 2012 at 7:52 am

What s beautiful transformaton in those pictures. This class looks great!

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Tracy F. March 15, 2012 at 7:53 am

Does anybody else think Amanda and Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) look amazingly alike? I wish I could see side-by-sides of the two of them!

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Trish March 15, 2012 at 7:55 am

I love taking pictures of my new grandbaby and would love to learn how to do that.

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Michelle March 15, 2012 at 7:56 am

I love taking pics of my miniature schnauzer, Bailey. She is just has the cutest expressions and I want to capture them all. I also love documenting our vacations so that we can look back and remember all of the details. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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Jess M. March 15, 2012 at 7:57 am

I take more pictures of my dogs than anything else. In fact, I don’t have any pictures on my cellphone of my fiance that also doesn’t prominently feature one of our two shibas.

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lori p March 15, 2012 at 7:58 am

I love taking photos of everything….working on a 365 day album for this year….so i am taking photos of MANY things-family, our dog, food, crafts, household things, etc….THANKS FOR A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

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miranda March 15, 2012 at 7:58 am

I have been wanting to learn how to use photoshop. This is great! Thanks!

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Jan March 15, 2012 at 7:59 am

Photos of my grandkids would have to be my favorite of all time. There is nothing like catching them as they go about their business, and as you all know you never know what business a 2 & 5 year old may have. I constantly laugh at some of hilarious pictures I get of them, and they are never still. Thanks for sharing your blog, can’t wait to check it out.

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Crystal Neros March 15, 2012 at 8:00 am

I love recieving emails and updates from Kevin and Amanda! My 14 year old daughter is in 4H and loves photography as much as I do. She has such a great eye for those perfect shots! I would love to be able to share even more techniques with her to help her perfect her “hobby”! Keep up the great work ~ Crystal

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Ari March 15, 2012 at 8:00 am

I love taking photos of my daughter. I would love to learn how to improve my photos!

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Wendy March 15, 2012 at 8:03 am

I am fortunate to get to travel with my husband on his business treips. I love to take pictures of the cities we visit. I would LOVE to win this prize, because I have convinced myself that I can NOT learn Photoshop Elements. Please prove me wrong!

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Sandi March 15, 2012 at 8:04 am

My favorite subjects are my kids and Texas wild flowers!

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Jennifer H March 15, 2012 at 8:05 am

I love taking pictures of family, especially my two little boys.

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Tiffany March 15, 2012 at 8:05 am

I take the most pictures of my two adorable kiddos! :)

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Robyn March 15, 2012 at 8:06 am

My 6 month old son is the subject of nearly every picture I take!

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Dee March 15, 2012 at 8:09 am

My favorite subject is my Boston Terrier, Zuzu. She’s very photogenic and makes me look like I know what I’m doing…most of the time. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Cindy March 15, 2012 at 8:11 am

I like taking pictures just because it’s so much fun!

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Victoria March 15, 2012 at 8:11 am

People and landscapes rock my photographic boat – thank you to you both for three great blogs!

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Krissy March 15, 2012 at 8:12 am

I love to take pictures of my kids and my Scottish Terrier.

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Cindy Davis March 15, 2012 at 8:13 am

I love to take pictures of my three kids. I try to capture all of the fun things we do like soccer, cheerleading, swim team, etc. However, my favorite pictures are just the pictures of daily life like when my daughter is listening to my little son read a book to her, etc. Capturing our lives in photos is a passion of mine. So blessed with great memories. Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

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Erin N. March 15, 2012 at 8:14 am

What a great giveaway! I bought PSE a year ago, but haven’t really used it. I love taking pictures of my family, 3 boys and baby girl (and hubby of course) ;) and crafts that I complete. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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Sarah Jarrell March 15, 2012 at 8:15 am

Too cool! Thanks for sharing.

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Valerie March 15, 2012 at 8:15 am

I love taking pictures of my family and friends!

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Allie March 15, 2012 at 8:15 am

I love to take pictures of my 10 month old son! He’s a doll. But prior to his arrival, it would have been our 80 lb Boxer. He’s pretty cute too.

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Sarah Jarrell March 15, 2012 at 8:15 am

I love taking pictures of my children the most. But even every day randomness can be fun!

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toni March 15, 2012 at 8:16 am

i love taking pictures of my kids and vacation pictures. This sounds like an great tool! Thanks!

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Sunnie March 15, 2012 at 8:17 am

I take pictures of my kids mostly.

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Jenna Allen March 15, 2012 at 8:17 am

Ahh! This is such an awesome giveaway! My favorite things to photography are pets, and people in love…like engagement sessions. Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway Amanda! :)

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Elizabeth March 15, 2012 at 8:18 am

Sounds like a great product! Would love to try it out!

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