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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Susan Kay March 15, 2012 at 8:20 am

Thank you so much for “guesting” on KevinandAmanda and for the opportunity to win this amazing give-away.
My favorite subject is family – which includes 4 grandchildren and my rescue dog, Bella, a 125 lb. Great Dane who has become quite a Diva since coming to live in my home. I’m an avid scrapbooker, so this product would be an amazing addition to my arsenal. Thanks for the opportunity!!!

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MLW March 15, 2012 at 8:21 am

I love taking pictures of my almost two-year old little girl and would love to know how to edit them better.

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Joann Dietrich March 15, 2012 at 8:25 am

I love to take photos of family thanks for this great give a way!

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Lorrie March 15, 2012 at 8:26 am

I love taking pictures of my daughter and twin sons.

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Lacey W March 15, 2012 at 8:27 am

Ohhh I have been wanting this for AGES! My kids, most definitely, are my main subject.

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Litsa Jackson March 15, 2012 at 8:27 am

Love to take pictures of my daughter and of all of our family members especially when we are all together!!

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NoOceanInKansas March 15, 2012 at 8:29 am

Erin, Clean Color sounds like a great product. I purchased Photoshop Elements a couple of months ago, and am still struggling to figure out how to use it. I love to take travel photos (even if I don’t travel all that much!). I am going to Paris in May, and plan to take a ton of photos. Clean Color would be a huge help during the edit process when I get back!
Thanks again for your guest blog appearance, and thanks to Amanda for an amazing blog!

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Karen / The Well Seasoned Nest March 15, 2012 at 8:31 am

What a huge difference in those shots – I guess I really do have to learn Photoshop. I received the program for Christmas and don’t know where to begin.

My present love is photos of my two sweet baby grandkids, although I take pics for my two Etsy shops on a daily basis.

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Nita March 15, 2012 at 8:31 am

I just love taking pictures of anything but most of all my Grandkids.

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Jennifer Hutchinson March 15, 2012 at 8:32 am

Wow this looks amazing!!! How I would love to have better editing skills:)
I love to take pics of my kiddos and the flowers in my yard:)

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Carla Minton March 15, 2012 at 8:32 am

Thanks for this wonderful blog Erin. It’s great to meet you. What a great gift to win! Thanks for the chance.

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Carmen March 15, 2012 at 8:33 am

I’d love to win and edit from scratch…have just never had the time to break it down. I photograph just about anything. :)

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Heidi March 15, 2012 at 8:33 am

I love taking pictures of my dogs and landscapes. The dogs are happy models and they’re so cute that it’s only natural to take lots of pictures of them!

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Amber March 15, 2012 at 8:35 am

I love taking pictures of my three handsome boys :)

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Pat March 15, 2012 at 8:35 am

Photos of grandkids!

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Candy March 15, 2012 at 8:36 am

I love taking pictures of my baby girl!

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Emilie March 15, 2012 at 8:37 am

This comes just in time with the closing of Picnik!! Very cool idea–I love taking pictures of food and my family and I would love to learn how to edit them properly.

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Courtney March 15, 2012 at 8:37 am

Hmmm I would have to say architecture is my favorite thing to take pictures of!

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Renee Bello March 15, 2012 at 8:37 am

I love taking ALL kinds of photos and after taking a few photography classes have my camera ready to go at all times (or at least one of them!) I especially like taking photos of children, newborn babies and my English Bulldog Grandpuppies, George & Hank!
What a hobby….it has become a passion that I can’t get enough of!
I recently took a Photoshop Class that was way too short (3 classes) so looking forward to checking what you have to offer on your website!

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Rachel Robinson March 15, 2012 at 8:39 am

Fantastic work…thanks for the chance to win

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ellen patton March 15, 2012 at 8:39 am

It’s a toss up — I love taking photos of kids and New England.

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Lisa March 15, 2012 at 8:39 am

My favorite subject to photograph is my daughter! I would love to win this!!

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Claudia March 15, 2012 at 8:40 am

Oops! I posted my comment on the picture of the two of you. =) My kids are my favorite subjects. I’m always looking to learn how to improve my workflow. I’d love to win the clean color bundle. Thanks!!

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Dana March 15, 2012 at 8:40 am

My family!!

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Letta Hinton March 15, 2012 at 8:40 am

I enjoy taking pictures of family, fun times, and food!

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Laura S. March 15, 2012 at 8:40 am

I love taking pictures of my friends and family. My boys are grown now and the photos I took of them when they were young are among my most prized possessions. Love this blog!

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Sarah March 15, 2012 at 8:41 am

I love to photograph my family, my pets and nature.

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LinhC March 15, 2012 at 8:41 am

I would love to have photos that look like yours! I love taking photos of my daughters.

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tammy March 15, 2012 at 8:41 am

I love taking pictures of my two adorable grandchildren!

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Martha S. March 15, 2012 at 8:42 am

What a fun giveaway! I love taking pictures of my kids with my iPhone. It’s a better camera than the one I had previously and I always have it with me!

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Cissy March 15, 2012 at 8:43 am

My children are the main subject of my photos, but I’m trying to branch out more. I really, really need to learn how to edit so today’s blog post and this contest are perfect for me. Thank you for the opportunity and for introducing me to a very helpful product.

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Christie March 15, 2012 at 8:44 am

Would LOVE to learn more about Photoshop!! What a great giveaway!!

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Jennie March 15, 2012 at 8:45 am

I would love to win this software so that my daughter and I can work more closely togethor. She’s 15 and really getting into photography.

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Tina March 15, 2012 at 8:46 am

I love taking pictures of babies, family and friends…..I would love to have a photoshop…..Thanks!!

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Misty March 15, 2012 at 8:46 am

I am all self taught on PSE but would love to know all the ins and outs. My favorite things to take pictures of are my children and family. In fact I just bought my very first SLR camera!

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Stacyk March 15, 2012 at 8:48 am

Right now I am having tons of fun taking pics of my 18 month son. I am not yet satisfied with my photography, and am working all the time to improve my understanding.

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Janet S March 15, 2012 at 8:50 am

I love to photograph family and nature.

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Melissa March 15, 2012 at 8:50 am

I LOVE taking pictures of my beautiful 9 year old twins! We don’t have the extra money to have professional pictures taken of them very often (besides school pictures which aren’t very creative) so I’ve been trying to teach myself how to use my camera. My favorite part is editing and getting creative but I still have a lot of learning to do. Would L O V E to win this awesome prize!

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Stacey W. March 15, 2012 at 8:51 am

Would love to win this! I love taking pictures of my family but they are always so gray and dreary looking. They are not bright and cool looking at all!

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Laura March 15, 2012 at 8:51 am

I would love to try this. I have 20 years worth of “not quite right” photos of my daughter. Not I want to take good pictures of my quilts.

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amy March 15, 2012 at 8:52 am

i love taking pictures of my baby girls!

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Trish March 15, 2012 at 8:53 am

My kids, aged 2 & 4. But I also love travel photography – something I haven’t been able to really do in the last 6 years or so.

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Jacqueline March 15, 2012 at 8:54 am

My favorite thing to take pictures of is my family! Especially my new nephew!

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Donna March 15, 2012 at 8:54 am

My new puppy has been my most favorite thing to photograph lately!

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Cara March 15, 2012 at 8:55 am

I love taking photos of my Boston Terriers, Gir and Moe!

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Cretia March 15, 2012 at 8:56 am

I love to take pictures of my children, my neices & nephews, animals, landscapes – I just love to take pictures!

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Melinda Wilson March 15, 2012 at 8:57 am

I mainly take pictures of family events and my dogs.

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Taylor March 15, 2012 at 8:57 am

I would love to edit my pix without actions! And I definitely take most pics of my kids :) thanks for the giveaway!!

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Stacy March 15, 2012 at 9:00 am

Clean Color looks awesome. I would love to give a try. I would have to say taking pictures of my friends and family is my favorite. Great giveaway!

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Jolayne March 15, 2012 at 9:00 am

I love photographing my children in all the fun places we visit.

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Jana March 15, 2012 at 9:00 am

When I got into photography, I thought I’d take lots of pictures of friends and family members. Turns out that a) I don’t have a whole lot of friends who like to be in front of the camera and b) I looooove cooking and baking, so I got sucked into this whole food photography world. And I’m glad I did. :D

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Thomas March 15, 2012 at 9:01 am

Pictures of my kids for sure.

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Cathy B March 15, 2012 at 9:03 am

Your workflow looks amazing. Love what you have done with the eyes.

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Rebecca Barton March 15, 2012 at 9:03 am

When I first started photography I loved landscape photography. Over the years I have learned how to photograph people (families, children, … And I really enjoy it. I am no professional and am always looking for great photo tips to make someone’s pictures really pop! This sounds like a great thing!

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Enid March 15, 2012 at 9:04 am

I am so in love with this blog! What a great job you guys are doing! Thanks for having such a great giveaway! I love taking pictures of my friends and family…especially the kiddos! That season in life is so short, I love to catch as much of it as I can! Thanks again for such a great site and giveaway opportunity!

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Gay H. March 15, 2012 at 9:04 am

My grandchildren are my favorite subject to photograph.

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Sara S. March 15, 2012 at 9:06 am

Kids for sure are my favorite, but food comes a close second! Thanks for this awesome giveaway opportunity!!!

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Linda March 15, 2012 at 9:07 am

My new favorite for photos is my 6 month old grandson! He’s such a cutie and a willing model at this age!

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Sharon March 15, 2012 at 9:09 am

I would LOVE to win this! I love taking pictures of my family and nature – have so much to learn about editing!

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Imelda March 15, 2012 at 9:09 am

Just want I need! My girls are going up so fast and just love taking photos of them daily!!!

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Kindra Hill March 15, 2012 at 9:09 am

Oh my gosh! This would be an amazing giveaway to receive. I love taking pictures of just about anthything. I love architecture, but I’m learning more and more about family photography and would love to expand my talent there. Photoshop has so much to offer, and I have so much to learn. I would love to have this!

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Anne - San Diego March 15, 2012 at 9:10 am

Travel / Landscapes / Nature

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Margaret March 15, 2012 at 9:10 am

Love taking pictures of my grandbabies! And have always loved your photographs – I am also from Huntsville!

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Dalia March 15, 2012 at 9:10 am

I love taking pictures of my son, but I could sure use Clean Color. I am clueless when it comes to taking great photos or editing. You’ll find on my file photos of my little guy as well as my garden. So nice to meet you!

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annelise March 15, 2012 at 9:11 am

Travel photos are the best!

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MELANIE WILLIAMS March 15, 2012 at 9:12 am

I love taking pictures of my kids. They are growing so fast. I can’t capture enough memories with them.

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Shephalli March 15, 2012 at 9:13 am

OMG! Would so love to win this. I love taking photos of my family & our adorabel dog Scout!

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Chris Klassen March 15, 2012 at 9:13 am

Definitely My KIDS!!

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Brooke March 15, 2012 at 9:13 am

I would love to win this!!!

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Monica DiPaolo March 15, 2012 at 9:15 am

I love taking pictures of my 2 boys! Thanks for the chance to win.

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Carri Wright March 15, 2012 at 9:17 am

I love taking photographs of nature the most ..although I do take a lot of photos for my blog and I know I need help there. I’m missing the boats on great shots for my blogs….I would love to learn to do better.

Carri
simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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jan March 15, 2012 at 9:17 am

I love taking pictures of people… especially of those people I love-

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Megan Hawkins March 15, 2012 at 9:19 am

I love to take pictures of my children!

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Dorothy March 15, 2012 at 9:19 am

My five kids have had their photos taken (by me) more times than any celebrity you can name!

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Monica P March 15, 2012 at 9:20 am

Awesome giveaway! I love to photograph family, nature and my four-legged children. :O)

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Sheryl March 15, 2012 at 9:21 am

I mostly take pictures of architecture and still life. When I come across something that’s pleasing to my eye, I try to get that same aspect to come through in my photos of the subject.

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Kate Gaines March 15, 2012 at 9:21 am

Oh, Oh how badly I need this! I L-O-V-E to capture my kiddos throughout the year in all the little everyday life things. Something for them to look back on , remember and share with their kiddos one day!

Thanks so much for such a fabulous give away!

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Andrea March 15, 2012 at 9:22 am

Incredible! Thanks for this opportunity, Erin & Amanda!!

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Julie March 15, 2012 at 9:22 am

Photography is my favorite hobby/ obsession!!! I know very little about photo shop! Would love the opportunity to learn more!!!

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Jules March 15, 2012 at 9:24 am

I love taking pictures of sunsets, the beach and my pooches. I have photoshop but know very, very little about it. I would love to know more!!

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Leigh Anne Wilkes March 15, 2012 at 9:24 am

Would love to learn more about Photoshop with this video.

My favorite subject to photograph are my kids and my garden!

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Lisa Y. March 15, 2012 at 9:25 am

I love to take pics of my two kids. I miss them being young though…it was so fun to get cute pictures of them when they were little (when they actually let me take their pics!).

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Tara W. March 15, 2012 at 9:25 am

I am fairly new to DSLR photraphy. I have a new(to me) Nikon and love all the tips that I get from Amanda. Better yet would be the know-how after the pics are taken! My favorite pics to take are of my vacations.

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Amy E March 15, 2012 at 9:25 am

Thanks for the giveaway! I love taking pictures of my 2 daughters!

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Gina March 15, 2012 at 9:26 am

kids! I love taking pics of my kids :) and I’d loooove to learn to edit better…thanks for the chance!

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Helen R March 15, 2012 at 9:26 am

I definitely love taking pictures of my family. I am working on taking more pictures of my craft projects though.

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Sarah S March 15, 2012 at 9:26 am

I enjoy taking pictures of my kids/family. I have a ton of photos, but stop at the editing process from being overwhelmed with photoshop! I think this would help me “finish” the process and allow me to show off my pictures more! Thank you for the chance to win!

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Jody March 15, 2012 at 9:27 am

I love taking pictures outside, the sunsets, nature and of course my new grand baby!

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Nicole March 15, 2012 at 9:27 am

I would love to win this! I need all the help I can get in the editing department. I really love taking pictures of my pup & of still life, but candid people shots are awesome too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Jordyn Haider March 15, 2012 at 9:27 am

This sounds amazing! I would love to learn how to edit my pictures like this! I love taking pictures of my two year old and kids in general!

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Carolyn Gallo March 15, 2012 at 9:27 am

I love taking pictures of people. Besides my daughter HS seniors are among my have things to shoot :c )

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Jody March 15, 2012 at 9:27 am

I love taking pictures outside, the sunsets, nature and of course my new grand-baby!

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Sandi Jardine March 15, 2012 at 9:28 am

I love photographing my kids, pets and all my projects!
I cook, craft and design all types of things and blogs like yours encourage me to photograph step by step instructions to share with friends.
I love doing photo editing! I use a VERY old design software, that I recently tried upgrading and found that the newer version doesn’t have any of the old one’s capabilities. So I struggle along with my archaic one – all along wanting a new software that is more current. Clean Color looks and sounds amazing!

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Katie March 15, 2012 at 9:28 am

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this AWESOME prize!!!
My favorite two subjects are my kiddos – although they don’t really like having their pictures taken – one day they’ll appreciate it – right?!!? :)

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DeAnna March 15, 2012 at 9:28 am

Thanks for the opportunity!
I love to take all kinds of pictures, but capturing childhood moments is my favorite!

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Amy C March 15, 2012 at 9:28 am

Awesome! My favorite subjects are families, especially mine :) I do also like food photography.

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Jamie P. March 15, 2012 at 9:29 am

I love taking pictures of kids….the are so full of wonder and surprise! I smile everytime!

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Jeremy R. March 15, 2012 at 9:30 am

Definitely pictures of my family

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Jodi Jenson March 15, 2012 at 9:32 am

I like taking pictures of food…I love taking pictures of my family.

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Debbie Mitts March 15, 2012 at 9:32 am

What I love to take pictures most of is……LIFE!. People having fun, color, moods, events, dramatic backgrounds. There is so much to capture with my lens.

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