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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Diloy March 15, 2012 at 9:32 am

I love taking photos of family, but sometimes landscapes are more cooperative!

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Jessie H March 15, 2012 at 9:32 am

My kids and our yard/garden :-)

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Dana Foley March 15, 2012 at 9:33 am

I love capturing my kids. I love capturing the things they love doing, interacting with others, trying new things and just everyday occurrences!

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Kelly March 15, 2012 at 9:34 am

Wow – wonderful giveaway. This workshop looks amazing. Probably my favorite things to shoot are people (their hands in particular) and food. Thank you for the chance to win.

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Sara March 15, 2012 at 9:34 am

I love taking pictures of my family, and birthday parties, in that order! I think if I could specialize in birthday party photography, I would! :-) (BTW, I stalk both of your blogs regularly, Erin, and since I recently purchased CS5, I would LOVE the Clean Color bundle!!!)

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Laura March 15, 2012 at 9:34 am

I run a daycare in my home & keep a blog for the parents so they can see what their kids do during the day. I love taking pics of the kids, and for special days (b’days, Easter, etc) I do a “photo shoot” of each kid and give as a gift to the parents. So fun!

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Jessica Badger March 15, 2012 at 9:34 am

I would LOVE to win! I’m a sponge for Photoshop tutorials so I know this would benefit my editing. Thanks for opportunity.

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Mindy March 15, 2012 at 9:35 am

I love taking pictures of the elderly…their faces are so expressive.
Impressive giveaway, thanks for the opportunity!

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kathy lee March 15, 2012 at 9:35 am

the best subject for my pics are the grandbabies of course!!!!!

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Karla Curington March 15, 2012 at 9:36 am

Definitely love taking pictures of my kiddos!! They are the reason I finally bought a nice camera! :)

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Erin H. March 15, 2012 at 9:37 am

I love to travel and one of my favorite things to do after a trip is re-live it through the photos I’ve taken. I would love to brush up on my photo editing skills and learn more about Photoshop!

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melissa ide photography March 15, 2012 at 9:37 am

I absolutely adore taking pictures of our little girl. We have two older boys, and I never realized how much fun a girl would be. She is so full of energy and personality and I love to capture as much of her as I can before she is a big kid.

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Janice March 15, 2012 at 9:37 am

I love taking pictures of my family, especially my baby cousin. However, she’s two and never stays still. A challenge!

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Maria-Ines Fuenmayor March 15, 2012 at 9:38 am

Thanks for letting us know about your website!!!! OF COURSE I HOPE TO WIN but if not I am thrilled to have discovered your info I have been looking for something like this for a while!!! I do love taking pic of newborns but my passion has to be in sunsets but in the end whenever I have a camera am in the zone :) !!!!! thanks and good luck to all!

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Julia March 15, 2012 at 9:39 am

I love newborns :)

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Deena March 15, 2012 at 9:40 am

I love, love, love taking pics of my family… especially my three puppies. I also like taking pics of the treats I make. I have a light box, but I think this product would help SOOO much! *Crossing my fingers!!!

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Cat March 15, 2012 at 9:40 am

I always struggle with my pictures having that grey cast- this would be wonderful. I mostly take pictures of my life in Belize and post them to my blog so my family in the states can see what my life is like here :)

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Judy Lyle March 15, 2012 at 9:41 am

I love taking picutes of my family,dogs and in July, my first grandchild “JAX”. I would love to learn more about editing before then…

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Megan @ Megan Brooke Handmade March 15, 2012 at 9:42 am

This sounds awesome! I’ve started taking photos with a DSLR camera for my blog, but I’m still learning what needs to be edited in the photos and how to edit. Would love to learn how to best edit them!!

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Anne March 15, 2012 at 9:43 am

I love taking pictures of my son playing sports – clean color is something I want to try – this can be my start ! Thanks for the giveaway !

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Heather March 15, 2012 at 9:43 am

Oh my…this is awesome! I’m so lost in photoshop… So this is exactly wharton I need! I love taking pictures of my children, family, and babies! I dream of having the skills and confidence to start a business someday.

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Amanda Blackwood March 15, 2012 at 9:43 am

Family is my life so they are definetly my favorite thing to capture!

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Antoinette Seminario-Skinner March 15, 2012 at 9:44 am

Thank you for this opportunity!! What a great prize. I have always had a passion for photography. I have 3 boys, so they are the ones being photographed more than anything else. However, I enjoy photographing pretty much anything and everything, especially our daily lives. Documenting is so important to me.

Thanks again!!!

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Elaine March 15, 2012 at 9:44 am

I love photoshop elements and use it when I can. Love learning even more ways to work with it.

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Amy Hild March 15, 2012 at 9:45 am

This would be amazing to win!! My favorite subject is my puppy, coda, she is so cute. I also am enjoying documenting the building of my home. :)

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AnaFlor March 15, 2012 at 9:45 am

Oh my!!!! This is amazing!! I’ll be happy to win, tks! Hugs Ana

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Stephanie Leight March 15, 2012 at 9:46 am

I love to photograph my family. I could sit and look at the photos I’ve captured of my children for hours! It’s so amazing to see how they change and great to capture it in a unique way.

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Jennifer W March 15, 2012 at 9:47 am

I love taking pictures of my family especially when we are traveling.

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Leah Lutz March 15, 2012 at 9:49 am

Love these clean edits and this giveaway would be awesome to win!

My absolute favorite subjects to photography are newborns! Which as everybody knows requires a decent amount of editing to get that smooth looking skin and colors just right. BTW, love reading your blogs Amanda. Look forward to them every day!

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Pam Petersen March 15, 2012 at 9:50 am

I just bought a new Canon and I think it would look just lovely in this cameral bag.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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jessica March 15, 2012 at 9:51 am

My babies!

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Holly March 15, 2012 at 9:51 am

This is a great giveaway! I love taking portraits, especially pet portraits!

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Traci Massey March 15, 2012 at 9:54 am

Oh…Wow! This looks like exactly what I have been searching for…I would love to have the video! I would love to have all that information! I can capture the images properly, but start over analyzing when post processing! I’m a big fan of your work!
Thanks so much,
Traci Massey

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Jade March 15, 2012 at 9:55 am

I love to take pictures of my niece and I;m about to have a nephew in a few weeks, and I bet I’ll love to take pictures of him too!

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amanda wao March 15, 2012 at 9:56 am

my favorite subject for pictures varies from time to time, mostly I enjoy taking pictures of my four growing children, but I like to mix it up with getting them out in beautiful, natural environments {a flower Garden in Kauai}
Thank you for the opportunity to win this great prize!

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Amber DuVentre March 15, 2012 at 9:57 am

I love taking pictures of everything! Candid shots are my fav.

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Sharon March 15, 2012 at 9:59 am

I love taking pictures of my family and of beautiful scenery. Love this concept of Clean Cover, can’t wait to learn more about it!

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Sharon March 15, 2012 at 10:00 am

color…not cover!

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Mrs. H March 15, 2012 at 10:02 am

I LOVE taking pictures of my girls sports, family portraits and vactions!

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~*kristi*~ March 15, 2012 at 10:02 am

I absolutely love taking pictures of Kauai. My family goes every two years together, and it doesn’t matter that we always see the same things and go to the same places, I take as many photos as I can of everything! It’s the most beautiful place that *I* have ever seen, and I would love to learn how to make my photos do it justice.

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Kristen Davis March 15, 2012 at 10:03 am

I have 4 small kids and one more on the way and I love taking their pics.. This would help so much!! Hope I win!!!

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shara bachman March 15, 2012 at 10:03 am

OH MY GOODNESS! i stumbled across erin’s photo blog about a month ago and have been loving her pics. i JUST got photoshop cs5 on tuesday and literally CRIED when i installed it because i had absolutely no idea what to do. um, how do i even upload a photo! this would truly be an incredible blessing!
i’m just getting my photo business started- i love photos of newborns/families/kiddos (especially my 3 little ones, of course :) but i knew i couldn’t go any farther without photoshop. i saved for months to buy it and now don’t know how to use it. seriously… this would change everything for me!
here’s for hoping!

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Angela March 15, 2012 at 10:03 am

As a mom of 4, it tends to be my kids.

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Amanda S. March 15, 2012 at 10:05 am

This is so exciting!

Since I own an Old Time Photo studio, I should really say that taking photos of people is my favorite – but it’s not. Unless they’re in costume, or they’re my 2 year old daughter, which is my absolutely favorite thing to photograph… now if she’d ever sit still long enough for me to get a not blurry photo!

My 2nd photographic love is landscapes – I LOVE to travel, and I love being able to look through my pictures and see where I’ve been…

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Lisa Olsen March 15, 2012 at 10:06 am

My little ones!

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Shannon March 15, 2012 at 10:06 am

I LOVE taking pictures! I mostly enjoy photographing people! It’s the best when I get to photograph people I know and love! Its just so much fun. I feel like Clean Color could really help take my pictures from nice to AMAZING!!!

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Michelle Adams March 15, 2012 at 10:06 am

I too love taking photos of my family – capturing them as they are right now! Thanks for the chance! Crossing my fingers!!!

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Stacey briggs March 15, 2012 at 10:06 am

I love your style!! I take pictures of everything. Literally…. Everything. My poor daughter cringes every time she sees the old camera bag come out. Would love to learn your methods !!

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Janelle March 15, 2012 at 10:08 am

I love taking pictures of people and interesting structures. Each aspect of a picture has so many dimensions and angles. The color clean up enhances so much. Thank you for offering this prize.

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Genevieve March 15, 2012 at 10:08 am

My favorite pictures to take is of my daughter, She is 4 and growing up so fast, that I want to capture as much as I can of her. Also my family :)

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Becky Randall March 15, 2012 at 10:11 am

I would love to win this! I have two boys that I take pictures of just about everyday.

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Carol Bolger March 15, 2012 at 10:12 am

I love to take pictures of my three boys – sporting events, vacations (Disney!), and just having fun!

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Andrea Thomas March 15, 2012 at 10:12 am

I love taking pictures of people, especially my 3.5 year old son. I love taking pics of my dog, Murphy, also – and he thinks he’s a person, so that should probably count, too! ;-)

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Lynne Moeller March 15, 2012 at 10:12 am

My dogs Stella and KC are my favorite subjects to photograph. More recently I’ve tried shooting my son while playing high school basketball.

I’ve always been intimidated by Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, but I’d love to win your Clean Color bundle and finally give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win, Erin!

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Margo March 15, 2012 at 10:14 am

Wow! What an awesome giveaway. I love photographing my kids.

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Jen @ A Touch of Lovely March 15, 2012 at 10:15 am

What an awesome giveaway! I love taking pictures of my babies and I’m trying to get better at product photos for when I reopen my jewelery shop.

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Julie March 15, 2012 at 10:16 am

Oh please pick me!! I have two adorable kids that I love to photograph, but really need some help in the editing department.

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Deanna Roumimper March 15, 2012 at 10:16 am

I love taking photos of family and friends as well as my fur babies! Your pics are awesome. Your product looks very exciting!

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Sandy S March 15, 2012 at 10:18 am

Any amateur photographer like myself would be delighted to win this gift. Thank you for the chance to win. I love taking pictures of my family and friends the most. (Though new puppy Pixie is now considered “family.”) I’d love to learn how to rescue photos that are good shots with less than stellar color/lighting.

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Kelly March 15, 2012 at 10:18 am

I just love photography…. I love to shoot anything and everything!

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cheeznchips March 15, 2012 at 10:20 am

I love macro shots of nature, and shooting beach shots, though it’s challenging and I’m not very good at it yet. Good excuse to practice: get to the beach!

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Cassaundra March 15, 2012 at 10:20 am

I would love to win!!! I photograph everything from the birds and the bees, to the flowers and the trees.. my dog, my cat, and my love! bands, sunrises, and clouds. this Clean Color giveaway would absolutely improve my skills! fingers crossed, hope i win!!!!

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jaye bice March 15, 2012 at 10:21 am

I love taking pictures of families. My favorite thing is to be able to capture the love they have have and how much they enjoy one another.

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Evil Pixie March 15, 2012 at 10:21 am

I have no favorite subject. I just love taking photographs of everything! To capture little moments, whether it be my family, an inquisitive bird, or a sunset is what makes me happy. And anything that helps make my images pop is a bonus.

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Kimberly Filip-Campbell March 15, 2012 at 10:22 am

I have taken pictures since I was young, and taken classes. This looks like an awsome way to clean up my photos. I love to take photos of my family, specially my 6 GrandKids!!! The next most favorit is Flowers of ALL kinds!!

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Katie W March 15, 2012 at 10:22 am

Love taking pictures of my two nieces and my nephew between the ages of 2-6…always energetic and so fun to take their pictures to help us remember how quickly they change and grow up.

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Meredith March 15, 2012 at 10:23 am

Wow thanks for a great giveaway – I love taking pictures of my family!

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Erin Campbell March 15, 2012 at 10:24 am

I love taking pictures of Newborns! My friends have all started to have babies and I fell in love with it!

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BrieAnn Schmidt March 15, 2012 at 10:24 am

I mainly take pictures of my kiddos, but do some weddings and others kids. SO having something that would help teach me better work flow, would be great! Thanks!

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Katie Diane March 15, 2012 at 10:25 am

I LOVE taking pictures of my family!

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Amanda M March 15, 2012 at 10:25 am

Awesome Prize!

My favorite things to take pictures of? My family and friends! Also love shooting Couples and Senior Girls =)

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Megan March 15, 2012 at 10:26 am

I love taking pictures of my friends and family. I also love scenery pictures.

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Pam Peterson March 15, 2012 at 10:26 am

Awesome! Love things like this to help with work flow!

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Nikki Hobbs March 15, 2012 at 10:29 am

I would LOVE to learn photoshop without using actions! Thank you so much for the chance to win such an amazing tutorial! I love taking pictures of everything, my kids, outdoors, family, friends, food, etc.

Nikki

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Carissa March 15, 2012 at 10:33 am

Wow, this looks neat! Almost all my pictures are of my cute little girlies!

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Breanne March 15, 2012 at 10:34 am

Awesome giveaway!

I love taking pictures of my two sweet kiddos the most.

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Libby Ball March 15, 2012 at 10:34 am

I love taking photos of my niece and nephew and landscapes. Landscapes don’t squirm :)

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Maggie March 15, 2012 at 10:35 am

I love taking pictures of my babies! I wish I had more time to take pictures of other things, but they consume my life right now!

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Lizzy March 15, 2012 at 10:35 am

What a great giveaway!! Right now I am more comfortable taking pictures of flowers but I am trying to improve my portraits this year.

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Meredith March 15, 2012 at 10:37 am

What an amazing product. Thank you for the chance to win it! I love taking pictures of my 4 year old son :).

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Amanda March 15, 2012 at 10:38 am

I take mostly nature photos since I moved to washington, but I am getting back into taking homecoming pictures of my fellow navy families as they reunite on the piers. It is such a great memory to be able to capture and allow others to experience.

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Amanda March 15, 2012 at 10:39 am

My favorite things to shoot are cupcakes! Or any kind of food, if I’m being honest. Food, and Family/Friends. And my dog. She’s cute!

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MeganM. March 15, 2012 at 10:39 am

What an amazing and inspiring giveaway! I would love to learn Photoshop better and more effectively! I take mostly family pictures for scrapbooking, and photos for my blog, so this would help a lot. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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Victoria Miller March 15, 2012 at 10:39 am

I love taking pictures of food, just wish I was better at it. But I mainly take pictures of my travels for scrapbooking! This would be awesome to help me edit my photo’s and actually understand Photoshop!

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jodi braley March 15, 2012 at 10:40 am

My beautiful children, hands down!!

Thanks for the chance!

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Tiffany March 15, 2012 at 10:40 am

I love to take pictures of my family, friends, and pets ;) Thanks so much!!

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Karen K March 15, 2012 at 10:41 am

I love taking pictures of my family!

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Diane March 15, 2012 at 10:41 am

I love photographing my kids and family. I would love this product!

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Stacy March 15, 2012 at 10:42 am

I love taking pictures of my nine month old granddaughter!

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Stacey March 15, 2012 at 10:42 am

What a great giveaway! I am 18 weeks preggers and cannot wait to take pictures of our sweet little to document the life of our family.

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Nickie March 15, 2012 at 10:43 am

beautiful work btw! i think i go back and forth on this a lot, but my favorite right now are babies between 3 and 6 months. they have expression and so much personality. and you can do lots with them without having to chase them all over the place. :)

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Cara March 15, 2012 at 10:46 am

I LOVE LOVE LOVE taking pictures of my 5 year old daughter Ella and my 1 year old son Maverick! Learning how to enhance my photos through photoshop will certainly make me love it even more!

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Ang Alford March 15, 2012 at 10:49 am

family , specifically my 2 yr old daughter !! belensmama at gmail dot com

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connie miles March 15, 2012 at 10:49 am

My favorite photos are of my family: 4+4 children and 13 grandchildren!! I have lots and lots of photos to edit and would love to do it with Clean Color!! Thanks for the chance.

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Amanda Heinze March 15, 2012 at 10:52 am

I love takin pictures of my little guy and also some of my friends cuties too!!!

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Cyndee Webb Rees March 15, 2012 at 10:52 am

I love shooting children. They are so animated and lack the inhibitions that adults sometimes have.

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Kai L. March 15, 2012 at 10:52 am

I love taking animal and nature photos the most! I would LOVE to win this bundle! :)

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~Kim March 15, 2012 at 10:52 am

I love taking pictures of everything….in fact, I am known to my friends, family, and students as the girl behind the camera. They comment that they don’t even need to bring a camera to an event if they know I’m there! I would love to win…and if I don’t, well my birthday is Monday so perhaps I could spend some of my birthday money! : )

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Dillan March 15, 2012 at 10:53 am

Love taking pics of the pets- Tripp and Kitty

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sarah March 15, 2012 at 10:57 am

LOVE THIS! I am a picture taking fool and learning photoshop is next on my list

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Kaylene March 15, 2012 at 10:58 am

my favorite subject forever changed about 2 1/2 weeks ago when I gave birth to my daughter :)

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