Thursday, March 1, 2012

GIVEAWAY for A Beginner's Guide to Portrait Photography



Happy March!

This is my 300th post!  Can you believe it?!

In honor of first reaching over 300 followers, and now 300 posts, I am going to give away two copies of A Beginner's Guide to Portrait Photography!  That's right, two!  You'll have twice as many chances to win!  ;)

(Plus... Don't forget about Emily's ebook giveaway.  It ends on Monday, March 5th!)

ALSO! I am extending the 20% OFF discount through March, so the ebook is still only $6!


This cutie is my little buddy, Titus!  :)

Before I explain how to enter the giveaway,
I just wanted to send a very big thank you
to all of you who have purchased my ebook
and/ or have left me encouraging emails, notes,
and comments!  I truly appreciate your support
and kindness.  Your response has blessed me
greatly.


Here is one testimonial that totally made my day...


"Wow! I bought and read it today.  I have been
taking portraits for people for three years now,
and I know I have grown and learned a lot since then.

Honestly, I feel like after reading through the book
that already my skills have gone up another notch.
I have such a better understanding of aperture and
how to use it along with shutter speed and ISO.  I had,
like many, gotten in the rut of using Tv and Av modes
most of the time.

I guess what I am trying to say is ... THANK YOU!"


--Hope


I could post a few others, but I'm sure you're excited to know how to enter the giveaway, right?  :)  







TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY...


Mandatory Entry:  Click here to visit the website for A Beginner's Guide to Portrait Photography and spend a few minutes looking around.  Come back and let me know what you think!

BONUS Entries:

2 extra entries - Post about this giveaway on your blog

1 extra entry - Post about this giveaway on Facebook

1 extra entry - Post about this giveaway on Google+

1 extra entry - Post about this giveaway on Twitter

1 extra entry - Email 5 friends to let them know about this giveaway.

That means you can have up to 7 entries!

PLEASE try to leave each entry in a separate comment, letting me know which one(s) you have done.  It makes things much easier for me when picking the winner.  ;)


Everyone, including international readers, is welcome to enter!

||| The giveaway ends on Tuesday, March 6th at 11:59 pm. |||

The winners will be randomly selected and announced the next day.


Ready? GO! :D




***THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!***

Thanks to all of you who entered!




59 comments:

  1. I think your website is great! It's very informative, and big. ;)

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  2. I posted about this giveaway on Google+:

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/115928711180747239313/posts/RzPDH1UR8yi

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  3. WOW! I would love to enter this giveaway!!! I think your book looks fantastic, you take amazing pictures and I would defiantly get this book! :) I hope I win, but it I don't I'll probably buy one anyway!!
    ~Jenn

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  4. I posted about this giveaway on Facebook!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Beloved-Star/145371192220659

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  5. I e-mailed 5 friends about this giveaway!
    ~Jenn

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  6. I love the site! Very informative! :)

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  7. Hey Lauren! I think your site and book look great...can't wait to get a copy, because I know the content will be top notch!! Thanks for offering this givaway!
    ~Bethany

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  8. I posted on our blog too: http://brewerfarm.blogspot.com/2012/03/theres-another-give-away.html

    ~Bethany

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  9. Lauren,
    Your website is laid out very nicely!
    I also like the fact that you have included the Table of Contents from your book, on your website.

    ~Amy

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  10. I posted about this on Google+. :)

    ~Amy

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  11. I looked around, and this book looks uh. mazing. ;D I hope I win!

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  12. I e-mailed 5 friends. :)

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  13. I am so excited to read your book, weather I get it through a giveaway or buy it! It sounds like it is just what I need to improve my portraits.

    I looked at the website, it was so easy to get round and wasn't too cluttered. I can't stand sites where you have to spend half an hour just finding what you want.

    Lydia

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  14. I posted about the giveaway on my blog. http://reelchristian.blogspot.com/

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  15. Ohh...I would LOVE to have a copy (download) of your book! I'm glad you have a website for it. The book looks fantastic. You are one of my favorite photographers! :)

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  16. I blogged about this giveaway!

    http://mazzoumemories.blogspot.com/2012/03/photography-book-giveaway.html

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  17. Just visited your website and enjoyed the fresh minimalist layout! The ebook looks very informative, and good for those who are striving to hone their skills (like myself!). :)

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  18. Hi Lauren!

    I just looked around on your website, and it looks amazing! I love the way you planned everything out.

    In Christ,
    Grace

    www.gracefullyfeminine.blogspot.com

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  19. I just blogged about this giveaway!

    http://gracefullyfeminine.blogspot.com/2012/03/giveaway-at-corner-pillar.html

    In Christ,
    Grace

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  20. I tweeted about this!

    @God_Girl

    In Christ,
    Grace

    www.gracefullyfeminine.blogspot.com

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  21. I absolutely love the design of your website-super cute and chic.

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  22. This looks like the perfect book for me. I like it because it explains things well! It would help me because I am interested in photography, but am not very good :-)
    ~Kathryn

    http://chattykathy-kathryn.blogspot.com/

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  23. I think it sounds very helpful. I'm not much of a photographer, but I'd really like my sister who is hoping to have a career of photography to read it. :)

    Brooke
    civil_war_geek@yahoo.com

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  24. Nice job with the book and the website!
    Thank you for having this giveaway!
    ~Caroline

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  25. Nice!
    I like your website(-:

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  26. I post about it here:
    http://lovejoypeace3.blogspot.com/2012/03/lauren-giveaway.html



    Kay

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  27. I loved your site! Your book looks incredible.
    Counteth me in! Oh goodie-sure hope I win! :D It looks fantastic and oh-so-helpful.

    Love,

    Adeline Morton

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  28. I looked at your site and the photography book sounds so exciting. :) The site is very nice and easy to view.

    Megan - megan (at) p7sales (dot) com

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  29. I sent your link to 5 friends too!
    ~Bethany

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  30. *squeals* I don't think anyone could be more excited about this ebook than me! Love the setup of your site~ attractive, not cluttered, easy to navigate and I really like the fonts you chose :)Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway Lauren!

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  31. I posted about this giveaway on my blog :) http://loveliftedyouandme.blogspot.com/2012/03/on-little-bit-of-everything.html

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  32. Shared about this giveaway on facebook! :)

    ~Danielle Marie
    http://loveliftedyouandme.blogspot.com/

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  33. Aww, that is so sweet of you to give two copies away, Lauren! I would be delighted to enter!
    Your website is beautifully designed and so easy to navigate on. You did a great job, dear! :)
    Thank you again for this splendid opportunity!

    Many Blessings,
    Jenna

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  34. I also posted about your giveaway, Lauren! Here is the link:
    http://wheretheheartremains.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html
    {entry 2}

    Many Blessings,
    Jenna

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  35. We would love to have this book on photography. We're your trial and error learners so it would be good to have a book to tell us exactly what we need to do to get a good picture:-)

    Hannah and Esther DeL

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  36. Your book looks so great! I can't wait to read it. :)

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  37. My 15 year old son was looking over
    my shoulder as I was viewing the website for your book. He has taken a couple photography classes and would "love for me to win the book, so he could use it!"

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  38. Hi. I have been wanting to learn more about photography so I think it would be cool if I won.

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  39. I love the website and the book looks amazing!

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  40. You didn't even have over 250 followers or even that many posts (I think) when I joined.

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  41. your book looks so neat. I think it will make photagraphy a less confusing subject for some one new to the hobby.

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  42. I love the "photo" of the book! Great job on the website -- I sure hope I win, because this looks like a great book!

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  43. I posted on Google+! My G+ name is Amy Johnson.

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  44. I think this website and book would really help someone starting out.


    Abigail W.

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  45. I e-mailed it to five friends.

    Abigail W.

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  46. I think this website looks great...I really want the book!

    Great job and God bless!

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  47. I think your website looks great. Probably my favorite thing is that you have the table of contents on it.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!!

    ~ Christiana
    cmrugloski{at}gmail{dot}com

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  48. I posted about this giveaway on my blog.

    joyfullybethany.blogspot.com

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  49. hi I emailed 5 friends about the give away.

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  50. I posted about this give away on my blog

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  51. Hello Lauren,
    What a blessing to have the project completed! The website looks great and it definitely looks inspiring. I purchased the e-book and am excited to look through it more slowly. [smile] Looks really, really inspiring! Please enter me- I'm sure I have a friend who would love a copy of the e-book, since I have it already. =)

    Blessings!
    Elizabeth

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  52. Looks like a wonderful book! I can't wait to read it =)

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  53. We shared about it on Facebook!

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  54. I had my mom tweet about it, too!

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  55. Just bought a new camera and this book would come in handy!

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  56. I would love to win a copy of your book! I have been taking pictures for years, but only consider myself to be a beginner.

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  57. The website looks great and I look forward to reading the book sometime!

    Blessings,
    Charity

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