Saturday, 10 March 2012

Photography Giveaway


'The Key to taking pictures like a professional photographer' Giveaway

We all love a giveaway don't we, so I'm really chuffed to be holding my first ever giveaway right here, right now.

I recently posted a review of Katie Evans ebook 'The key to taking pictures like a professional photographer' and thought what better way to follow up on that review than to host a giveaway, so today we're offering 1 winner a copy of Katie Evans ebook.
PLUS Katie is offering a 20% discount on all purchases for 2 weeks using the code below.

I have owned many point & shoots over the years and figured a DSLR would be just as easy to use and produce better images at a click of a button  - simple as that!
Yes, I really was that naiive!
Most of my pictures that turned out half decent were basically flukes. I had no idea what all the buttons did - despite reading that 200 page in depth manual that came with the camera -  and I had no hope of understanding ISO's, Fstops, shutter speed etc.
So I bought a book and then another book and then another book and then an.........Ok you get the picture right?
All of those books lost me within the first few pages. As soon as they mention the need for multiple lenses and gravity defying tri-pods in order to take a decent picture (not to mention all the filters) I would shut the book and try to get my money back on EBay.

Katies ebook is different in many ways but for me the most important way is that it is easy to read and easy to understand.
As a visual learner I found the images in the book helped me to understand how a certain setting should look and what I need to do to get the shot I want. Katie explains every single detail we need to know to take that camera off Auto and get those professional shots.

74 pages of easy to read but detailed explanations and some superb photographs to illustrate her points and meanings.
Katie really does cover everything in this book from those o so confusing Fstops to composure to editing - it's all there.

                         DISCOUNT ALERT:- Get 20% discount on ebook and hardcopy.
                                          Use Discount Code: Coachhouse


1 lucky reader will receive a copy of Katies ebook ' The key to taking pictures like a professional photographer'.

                                                                   How to Enter:

1) Leave a comment on this blog telling me what y'all are up to this weekend (required)
2) Follow this blog on GFC or Linky and leave a comment letting me know (optional)
3) Follow Katie Evans FB page and leave me a comment letting me know (optional)

This giveaway will end on Friday 16th March @ 6pm GMT. Winner will be chosen at random.

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Anne said...

Thank you for the chance to win! This weekend I'm painting all the trim in my living & dining rooms.


Anne said...

and I already follow you on GFC :)

leavesnbloom said...

I already am a follower of yours Linda

leavesnbloom said...

I already follow Katie on my RSS feed

leavesnbloom said...

This weekend I'm updating my facebook fanpage to the new timeline and having a good rest as I won't have another until Mothers Day next Sunday.

Debi said...

Linda, this ebook sounds absolutely IDEALISTIC!!! I soooo would love to know all this info, will have to check it out!!

I am trying to finish up a project, taking care of grandkids, spending time with the hubs, and of course checking out my favorite blogs... (and even some new ones!!) :)

I already follow your blog, and just became a new follower of Katie's.
(Thanks for the introduction!!)
Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day my dear Linda! :D

AmyDalrymple said...

This weekend I'm spending the weekend in Charleston,SC with my mom. I've never been before so I'm really excited!

amyldalrymple (at)

Pedwar Tymor said...

Thank-you for the opportunity! I am nursing a broken leg and will be doing a lot of reading this week-end!

Dreams 2 Designs said...

THANK YOU! For this weekend we are dealing with 2 sick daughters. I am also working on a design for a very old wood frame window to etch for a customer! I can't wait to see how it turns out.
I already follow Katie Facebook and follow you.

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GoodnessGraces said...

My daughter's 2nd birthday was this weekend, so we had a big party yesterday. It is raining today so we aren't sure what we are doing. We'd planned on going to the Ft. Worth Stockyards. I have taken a ton of pictures already, but really could use a book like this to improve my photography.

GoodnessGraces said...

I follow via GFC

GoodnessGraces said...

I liked Katie Evans FB page.

Sunnie said...

Watching PBR like usual! Maybe bake something

Host-It Notes said...

We have guests in town so we're playing San Francisco tourist—a trip up to Muir woods today then dinner in the city!

Lynnette said...

Great giveaway! This weekend is not too exciting, tending to a sick husband. But I did take some lovely shots of spring flowers.

Char Braden said...

This weekend, have been trying to find the owner of a HUGE stray Gt. Pyrenees my loving but nutty husband found running loose along side the interstate. Lucky dog but no owner in sight and my kitties are not happy! lol

Lyndsey said...

This weekend, we went to my husband's first basketball game of the season! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Lyndsey said...

I follow Coach House Crafting via GFC.

Lyndsey said...

I follow Katie Evans fb page.

Berendina Dykema said...

Most likely baking this weekend. I love taking photos of my treats and like to better understand my camera.Still using auto because it confuses me on other settings.


Berendina Dykema said...

Following through GFC under Berendina Dykema.


Berendina Dykema said...

Following Katie Evans FB page under Berendina Dykema.


JOY 2 JOURNEY said...

This weekend I was sick. Achy sick. But ... I painted painted painted. Then I took Nyquil and slept :) I want to win win win :) Thanks for hooking up to my party too. Your the best!

JOY 2 JOURNEY said...

I just happen to be a new follower of your blog too :)

Serenap95 said...

I plan on getting a hair cut.


Serenap95 said...

I am following you using GFC


aggcalifornia said...

My husband and I are going to San Francisco this weekend! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!


Lucie Q Ewen said...

Hi Linda! This weekend I'm bringing my son to a park where he can see zebras and pigs and donkeys for his very first time.
I wish I could take good photos, maybe I will next time we go there, if I win the giveaway! xD

Lucie Q Ewen said...

I follow your blog...

Lucie Q Ewen said...

And I liked the Katie Evans Photography on Fb as Luthien Oltrefiume.

Thank you both for this opportunity! :)

katja9_10 said...

We are planning to attend a St. Patty's Day party at our local VFW.

katja9_10 at hotmail dot com

Sarah said...

jetskiing :)