New book

Photo Nuts and Post is the third installation in the Photo Nuts series and it just launched!
Written by professional photographer, Neil Creek, it gives you the tools you need to make processing work for you. Even if you have experience in editing, you can always learn new tricks.
To celebrate, they are offering 33% off if you buy today -Click here to read more!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Photography Concentrate-Giveaway!

{UPDATE: WINNER IS Mercedes!}

I love it when I come across such friendly businesses. I started this site so we (photographers) could help each other with anything photography-also because I love anything to do with photography!

I often ask businesses if they would like to share their products/knowledge with my readers. I do get the occassional snub, but most are kind. When I heard back from Laura and Rob Lim of Photography Concentrate, I could actually feel the love through their email. ;)

They have been very generous in letting me test out all three of their products-AND they want one lucky winner to win their choice of the following...

Now, I want to let you know about each of these fabulous photography tools, but I would like to start out and let you know a little bit about the fabulous photographers behind it all.

I stumbled upon an article about WHY they teach other photographers. I wanted to share with you a couple of paragraphs in their words as to why they teach.

"What we found, after years of self-teaching, was that the number of high quality and affordable resources out there for photographers was a lot smaller than we would have imagined. Sure, there are countless forums, blogs, and articles that you can find for free. But many of them offer differing opinions and ideas (though all too often they don’t see them as opinions, but rather as fact! That makes it even more difficult for a new photographer to understand what to do!). They also take a lot of time to go through, compile information, and try to process it in a way that works for the individual. It’s not easy or fun, and often it’s just downright overwhelming! I fear that a lot of people likely give up, simply because the task of finding and digesting high quality information is just too difficult.

Furthermore, many resources are currently being offered for very high price tags. Often upwards of hundreds of dollars (thousands if we’re talking about workshops). While there’s no way for us to decide whether those are worth it, we do know that they are far outside the reach of many photographers. Photographers on average aren’t rich people. They often have budgets just like anyone else, and many are left unable to purchase the tutorial they’d like, or going into credit card debt to attend the workshop they think will solve their problems. We were deeply unhappy with that approach. We strongly believe that teaching should be to help others, not yourself. With that in mind, we made a commitment to offer our education at prices that anyone could afford, including students."

I was happy to find out that they have the same mind set as I do when it comes to what "educators" charge. I don't agree that books and workshops should be so expensive. Your average new photographer doesn't have 1000's to spend. Thanks, guys!!

Now, with that, I want to get on to their products. The first product I want to let you know about is one I'm excited about!

Extremely Essential Camera Skills

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Learning about your camera and how it works-in just 3 hours!

I'm not sure about you, but when I first got my camera, I skimmed through the manual briefly, just to find out how to turn it on. lol. I really wished I had this tutorial when I was first starting out. Even if you've had your camera for awhile, you might want to take the time and actually learn about your camera and how to take better photos.

I'm not one to just sit down and read a how-to book. I love how Rob and Lauren split up your learning experience with videos and exercises to keep things interesting. This is a great idea for those who like hands on.

Super Photo Editing Skills

photo editing tutorial

For anyone wanting to learn how to edit faster in Lightroom 3, this is a great product to get. This has tons of awesome stuff included:
Quickstart Videos- 3 hrs!
Advanced Videos
Bonus Videos
Photo Editing Field Guide
Editing Style Field Guide
Super Color Presets-23
Super B& W Presets-27
Essential Lightroom Shortcuts Cheatsheet
Example Files

Awesome Album Design Skills

album design tutorial


If you want to learn how to design a great album in Adobe InDesign CS5, these video tutorials are for you!

Do you wish any/all of the following?

More profits from an easy-to-create custom product?
More free time to spend away from the computer and with real people?
Clients that fall in love with your albums, and absolutely, positively have to have one?
The skills to create your own album templates for any size you’d like?
Mega fun designing, and confidence in your skills?

Don't we all??

I love designing albums, but I would still love to be able to get done faster. I welcome any help-I can't afford to hire someone, nor do I want to cut into profits. I would love to be able to design my own templates to create beautiful pages. If you offer albums, then you need to check this out!

Okay, so now that you heard about how terrific the creators of these products are and just how awesome these products are, you know you want to try to win one!

Win it.

Required:
Just leave a comment stating which product you want.

If you love this community (and for extra entry):

Follow me and leave another comment.

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Giveaway ends 2/6/12

If you don't want to wait, you can order through this link (and help keep this site running!).

8 comments:

Shari said...

oh oH oh!!! I want the super editing photo skills in PS3!!!


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A Family of Love said...

I would love to learn more about my camera with the Extremely Essential Camera Skills!

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Thanks for a chance to win!

Kimberly Gauthier said...

I would love the Lightroom training. That would be heaven.

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

Extreme Essential Camera Skills

Tara said...

Love to learn more about my camera!

Steve said...

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Mercedes said...

Oh my goodness! Count me in for the Extremely Essential Camera Skills!

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Mercedes said...

I'm following you via GFC as Mercedes!

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