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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Genelle March 15, 2012 at 10:58 am

Wow! What an amazing prize. I love working on engagement sessions. Couples in love, I love that! :)

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Wanda Barrero March 15, 2012 at 10:59 am

I LOVE, LOVE, taking pictures of my family……especially my grandson Cooper. He calls himself Pooper!!! SO CUTE!

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Carrie March 15, 2012 at 11:03 am

I love taking pictures of couples.

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BettyC March 15, 2012 at 11:03 am

I love to take photos of our grandchildren, but when they’re not around hummingbirds are at the top of my list!

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deannab1 March 15, 2012 at 11:03 am

I love taking pictures of my nieces and nephew, but I have a feeling my favorite subject will be my own kiddo when he or she makes an appearance in a few weeks.

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Kayla Seely March 15, 2012 at 11:05 am

I love to take pictures of my dog Zoey and Lake Michigan.

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Mindy Newton March 15, 2012 at 11:06 am

As a LR user I have no idea how to edit in PS and would LOVE to win this!

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Jaime Layton March 15, 2012 at 11:07 am

My 5 kids!

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Katherine R. March 15, 2012 at 11:07 am

I will take pictures of just about anything. I do a lot of outdoor landscapes, but would love to start photographing some of my interior design projects too.

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ME AND THE DOGS March 15, 2012 at 11:08 am

I love to photograph my yard,with the changing seasons..

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Mindy March 15, 2012 at 11:09 am

I really love these types of edits and am on a constant look for great resources to help me achieve them. It’s the kind of product I want to produce for people. This prize would be a great resource. Thanks for having the giveaway :)

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Mindy March 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

P.S. Forgot to mention I love taking pictures of landscapes, sports and my family (if they’ll stand still long enough).

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Colette Bate March 15, 2012 at 11:09 am

Family … granddaughters, kids, friends and Disney! Seems my SD card is always full of these types of images just waiting to be transferred to my scrapbooks. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win the Clean Color video! I’d sure be one happy grandma if I won! :D

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LoriT. March 15, 2012 at 11:10 am

I definitely enjoy taking pictures of the people I love the most…everyone else is a close 2nd!

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Jessica Bishop March 15, 2012 at 11:10 am

If I had to pick a favorite, I’d say my favorite thing to take pictures of is people! Namely, my family and friends. I love capturing their spirit and preserving memories :) What a great prize!

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Stacie March 15, 2012 at 11:13 am

I take a lot of pictures for scrapbooking and I still don’t have a good photo editing program. This would be great!!!

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RaChelle S. March 15, 2012 at 11:13 am

That is a tough question….what DON’T I love to take pictures of?! I absolutely love taking pictures and have turned it into a part-time business. I am currently trying to work on perfecting my workflow (I spend WAY too much time in editing) I was so excited to see this post. Especially since I love your edits! Everyone has a different style and I love your nice clean edit. Clean Color is a perfect name!

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rachel March 15, 2012 at 11:15 am

i thought i loved taking photographs before my son was born…now that he’s here, i realize i had no idea. taking pictures of him brings me so much joy!

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nicole March 15, 2012 at 11:17 am

Things on the farm…..kids, adults, pets, livestock, junk finds, buildings, food, crops, etc. :)

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Amy @MoMomma March 15, 2012 at 11:18 am

This would be so amazing for fixing photos of my family that were taken in poor light conditions. I also have a blog and this would rock the blog photos!

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Cheyenne March 15, 2012 at 11:19 am

I love to shoot anything that strikes me as joyful or beautiful. It could be a particular flower in my garden to a friend’s child running around a park. Kids are so full of joy and I love to capture that!

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Mel H March 15, 2012 at 11:19 am

I definitely take a lot of photos of my family, more so than anything else! I do need some work on taking more animal photos…we have two new rescued italian greyhounds, and I would love to take better photos of them.

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Renée March 15, 2012 at 11:20 am

I love taking pictures of my family. (kids and pets)
Thank you for the giveaway offer.

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Nancy Smith March 15, 2012 at 11:21 am

I love taking pictures of my kids!

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Sarah March 15, 2012 at 11:22 am

Food while traveling! :-)

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Amber March 15, 2012 at 11:23 am

My daughter and all of her firsts!

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Michelle P March 15, 2012 at 11:27 am

This is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for. SO EXCITED for a chance to win this :)

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Jake March 15, 2012 at 11:28 am

Pets and macros

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Cara March 15, 2012 at 11:29 am

Wow, what and amazing give-away, definitely entering this! I take a lot of photos for a knitting blog I have as well as a lot of general hobby photography. This would no doubt speed up my editing process (or my lack of editing process) like mad!

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Amie March 15, 2012 at 11:29 am

I LOVE taking pictures of two of my favorite people in the world – my kids!!

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Kathy J March 15, 2012 at 11:32 am

Family! But they hate to have their photos taken. I do love to shoot seniors or teenagers that are willing! Thank you for the opportunity to learn!

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Brandie M March 15, 2012 at 11:33 am

I love to take pictures of my beautiful daughter and soon my newborn son!

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Lori Jensen March 15, 2012 at 11:33 am

I enjoy taking pictures of our children and our travels……beginner in photography but my daughter would really appreciate this.

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Karen March 15, 2012 at 11:35 am

My favorite things to take pictures of are children. I would love to learn how to clean up my photo skills.

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Gayatri March 15, 2012 at 11:38 am

Oh wow! A specific tutorial! That’s amazing and so helpful! I love taking photographs of scenery and candid photos of people. My ultimate goal for y photograph is that it should look like a high quality postcard that you would love to send to your loved ones.

Thanks for the amazing giveaway Erin and Amanda!

I have the worst luck and ever win anything! Here’s hoping! xx

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Megan Wanek March 15, 2012 at 11:39 am

I love taking pictures of my two kids, of course! My passion is capturing both the special things we do as a family and the little things that make up our everyday lives. As a 3rd born in my family, very few pictures were taken by the time I came around and I hope leave a better visual history of my kids’ childhoods for them (and me) to enjoy. I’ve tried using Photoshop Elements in the past but beyond the very basic tasks I am completely lost.

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sunitha March 15, 2012 at 11:41 am

Love to take my kids photos!

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Melissa March 15, 2012 at 11:43 am

I love taking photos of trip we take and everything we see and do along the way!

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Bobbie H March 15, 2012 at 11:44 am

I love taking pictures of my son, we spent the whole first year of his life taking at least one picture a day :)

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Donna Cohen March 15, 2012 at 11:44 am

I love taking pictures! I take them of my crafts, and of my grandchildren, of the recipes I make up, oh, and I love taking them of the hummingbirds that visit our feeders (up to 20 at a time! No, I am not kidding!!) I just love taking photos. My husband bought me photoshop, sadly I have not used it – well I did try to use it, but… I would love a program to help me get a better result! My favorite photos – my grandchildren – all of them!

Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your program, I’m going to run over to your blog and take a better look –

Blessings,
Donna

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Carrie Alexander March 15, 2012 at 11:46 am

Thanks for the chance to learn! My favorite subject to photograph is my everyday life. I love taking photos of my friends, pets, the places we go and most especially my family!

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Renae Reis March 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

I just learned to use actions so this would be fantastic!! I feel like a cheater sometimes!! :) I love to take pictures of my boys and sometimes the conditions aren’t always perfect. Thanks girls.

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Lorene R. March 15, 2012 at 11:50 am

I love to take pictures of EVERYTHING! Unfortunately, I don’t ever know what to do with them after I take them! This would be perfect.

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Debbie March 15, 2012 at 11:51 am

I love to take pictures of my family.. they don’t always turn out well but I love trying to catch them in funny poses.

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Laura March 15, 2012 at 11:52 am

This looks fabulous! All my pictures tend to be dark and muddy. My pics are 90% my kids and 10% business related.

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amy b. March 15, 2012 at 11:54 am

Thank you for the giveway. My favorite thing to take pictures of is family….more specifically, my daughter.

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Elizabeth March 15, 2012 at 11:56 am

This is great!! I love taking photos of just about everything…but Old architecture and Flowers are my favorite :)

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Stef March 15, 2012 at 11:56 am

Right now, I love taking pictures of my cat, Gracie! I’m just starting out with a new DSLR, and she’s a very good practice subject. :)

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Mackenzie Miller March 15, 2012 at 11:57 am

I love taking photos of family the most- especially the little ones! :)

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Ashley Dickamore March 15, 2012 at 11:58 am

I can’t get enough pics of my sweet, firey, vivacious one year old!

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Anne March 15, 2012 at 11:58 am

Amanda, thanks so much for sharing your friend Erin with us!!! I LOVE taking photos of my four-legged son Oliver and all my nieces and nephews!

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Carla March 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm

My 3 sons are my favorite things to photograph. This looks like a great way to make good photos amazing!

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April March 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I love taking pictures of family :)!

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Amber Barnum March 15, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I love taking photos of families & kiddos. So much fun!

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Sarah Cruze March 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I love taking photos of family and landscapes!

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Joy March 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I love taking pictures of my 4 children & my husband. When they sit still for 5 minutes! The actions look amazing!

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Laura March 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm

NEED!

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Sarah Klepzig March 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I love taking pictures of people without them knowing it.

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Cathy March 15, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I love taking pictures of my Family, our dogs, landscapes, flowers, bugs, animals of all kinds. I would love to learn how to improve my photos thru Photoshop…..It is overwhelming when you first start trying to use Photoshop/Elements…so any help would be awesome!

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Megan E. March 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm

This would be amazing to win! I have Photoshop, and I’ve dabbled in it, but never really learned how to use it. Most of my photos are of nature, or animals, but I’d love to learn how to take better portraiture pictures (and then edit them accordingly!)

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Kylie March 15, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I love taking pictures of family and food! :)

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Jaime Cole March 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I love taking pictures of my two babies! I say they’re babies but they are eight & five. But it seems in the busy day in, day out hustle & bustle of life I haven’t been taking near as many as I need to! Every day is precious & those pics help to document it! I have also been trying to learn how to take better pictures of my products for etsy & this could definitely help!!! That’s an area I have been struggling with!! Thank you so much for a great giveaway! :)

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Sharla March 15, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I mainly take pictures of my family, but would love to travel more and take pictures along the way. I SO need help to produce a better picture and would love to win this!! Thanks so much!

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Wendy A. March 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I just got a new camera and take pictures of everything!!

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Eli March 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win… my fave photography subject? My family :)

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Laura S. March 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I just got Elements as an early birthday present, and this would be awesome to help get me started! My favorite subject to shoot, at least right now until I have kids, is my cat.

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Shirley March 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I would love to win this package to improve my photography!

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sarah c. March 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I’d love to get Erin’s materials! Thanks!

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Darby March 15, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Hands down my own kiddos and ANYTHING at Disneyworld! :) Thanks for a great giveaway!

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Laura C March 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm

people!!!

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Jen Imus March 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Always love to learn new editing techniques!!

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Christi March 15, 2012 at 12:31 pm

My three dirty, adorable boys!

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Amanda March 15, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I love taking photos of my cats and niece!

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Julie B March 15, 2012 at 12:33 pm

WOW! I get so frustrated trying to get a photo corrected and look gorgeous! So excited to learn about tips and tricks. Keeping my fingers crossed for this giveaway…I would love to be able to make my photos look fabulous!

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Caitlin March 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I love taking pictures of life! Whatever is important on that particular day!

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Gale March 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Photos of everyday life. Would love to say “my family” but they all live far away.

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Amy @ RockPaperScissorsInvitations.com March 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

oh please….oh please…oh please…crossing my fingers to win…THANKS!

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Kelly March 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I love taking pictures of my family. They’re adorable….good genes :)

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Amy @ RockPaperScissorsInvitations.com March 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

ooops…forgot to say …i love talking photos of my triplets and my wacky pets!

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Melissa March 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I LOVE TAKING PICTURES OF FOOD!!!

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Abbey March 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I love taking pictures of just about anything but especially my baby girl!

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susan March 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Thank you so much for the giveaway! I love taking pictures of expecting mommies and babies!! But most of all my own children!!

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Lindsay March 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Thank you, thank you! I love taking photos of just about everything, but my twins are by far my favorite :)

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April Horak March 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

oooooh, I would love to have Clean Color! I love, love, love taking pictures of my kids, but since I’m a little behind in my quest to fully understand how to use my DSLR, there’s always some color issue I wish I could correct. And I’m even more behind in my quest to understand how to edit pictures LOL!

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Jenn-Lee March 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

My favorite to take photos of is my children and closeups of things I love! Thank you!

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Lisa Z March 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Pets, mine of course, two beautiful Golden Retrievers!

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Amber March 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Oh how I would LOVE this prize! I love to photograph my family…I have two little girls; a 3 year old and a 5 month old and they’re growing up way too fast, so I take as many pictures of them as I can!

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Natalie S. March 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Would love to try a new editing tool!

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Tiffany Leo March 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I love to take pictures of my three children.

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jamieS March 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm

What an awesome giveaway! I would love to win!
~Jamie

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Lori Mc March 15, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I so could use this give away! I love taking pictures of my family, particulary my grandbabies.

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Lesley L March 15, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I just got a new camera for Christmas. Nikon d5100. I have been to 2 begineer photo classes. Still have no clue how to take the great photos. I love taking pictures of my hubby, our 3 yr old daughter, and white Labrador!

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Candace March 15, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I am actually from Huntsville and living in Birmingham, so you guys better believe I am checking out your photography for future use!

I take the most pictures of my two precious babies! I invested in a DSLR two years ago, and I’m still such a beginner it is pathetic!

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Marie W March 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Just learning the ins and outs of producing a great photo, I need all the help I can get. Love your photos!!

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Jennifer Carr March 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I love to travel to & take wide angle landscape pictures of the mountains and the beach.

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Lucy Lam March 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I love taking photos of our friends while we travel to beautiful countries. I’m not very good at correcting the focus, color, etc. once I’m ready to use them:(. I would love to win this giveaway. I own photoshop, and photoshop elements, but hve never used them. Just seems so difficult! Thank you … Lucy

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Allison Benton March 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I love taking pictures of traveling!!

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carlajinar March 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I love taking outdoor shots of my boys.

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Carrie Knol March 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

my camera is only ever focused on my 3 kids :)

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Shannon March 15, 2012 at 1:05 pm

My dogs, by far my most frequent subjects!

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Kristi March 15, 2012 at 1:05 pm

This is one of THE MOST FANTASTIC giveaways I’ve seen in a LONG time! (I mean, just because I don’t have room in my house for another Kitchenaid mixer ;-) So sadly, yes, my favorite thing to photograph is food. And family WITH food. I have the best pic of my dad holding a spoon full of french onion soup dripping with melted mozzerella cheese… it’s priceless. LOVE! ~ Kristi

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