Take More Photos + photography concentrate giveaway

I need to take more photos. "say what!??" said any of you who follow me on instagram or know me in real life. I know, I know. I constantly have my phone out snapping away the every day, but I want to start taking better photos like with a real camera with a lens and everything.

A few months ago I purchased the Extremely Essential Camera Skills tutorial from Photography Concentrate and let me tell you, it is extremely awesome. I actually took photography courses in college (film) so I knew the basics of manual shooting and such but still, I learned SO much from this tutorial.

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image by photography concentrate
Rob and Lauren are amazing teachers. Everything is so clear, easy to follow and actually fun to learn. I learned so much about my camera, settings, and photography in general. So, not only do I feel smarter and more confident with my camera, but I also feel inspired. Inspired to take more photos, to put down my phone and get behind a real lens.

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That inspiration led to this photo. I decided to attempt a live (self timer) version of my big/little style post. The photo is far from perfect. That's not creative cropping there that's an oops we sat on the wrong step and cut off my head situation. But you know what, I like it. Thanks for motivating me to get out and shoot, Rob and Lauren. I'm going to try and challenge myself to stick with it and post more candid shots every now and then.

And I want to pass that motivation (and information) on to you guys!

Photography Concentrate so kindly offered to giveaway an Extremely Essential Camera Skills tutorial to one of you. So if you've ever wanted to learn more about your camera this is your chance.

Trust me you will love it, go on and enter...

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks again to Photography Concentrate for the giveaway!

Contest closes Wednesday, April 10.

44 comments:

  1. Great giveaway! I keep practicing with my camera but I feel like I am getting worse

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  2. Awesome giveaway! And although I actually already own this (its so good!), i'd love to win this for my MIL :)
    xoe

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  3. I totally need to put down my phone and fall in love again with my camera. But pop over to my blog b/c if you are an instagram junkie...you'll love what I found!

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  4. I'm totally excited about this! iPhone photos are just too easy but more often than not I'm unhappy with the quality.

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  5. I have been trying to learn on my own by trial and error, but this would be great!

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  6. I love this website!! When I first got my Canon DLSR this was one of the sites that I found (and still find) most helpful! Great giveaway :)

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  7. This is great. I would love to learn more. Yay for using our 'real' camera's.

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  8. Great giveaway!

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  9. I'd love a camera tutorial! I'll check it out.

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  10. I know, right?! You speak the truth. I've been breaking out the real camera for IG photos lately (is that cheating) b/c not only is my camera phone ancient, it usually can't capture Q & me together (she's my sidekick after all). Quality over quantity so this tutorial would be suh-weet!

    Also, LOVE that pic of you & Alice, can't wait to see more.
    Also also, LOVE your wedge boots!

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  11. awesome giveaway! p.s the photo is perfect!

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  12. Great giveaway! I am slowly learning my camera but could take all the help I could get!

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  13. this is great! i certainly need tips :)

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  14. Tips are always great!

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  15. Great giveaway Christine! I want to learn! Teach me, Rob & Lauren! Teach me!

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  16. We bought a DSLR just before our little guy was born last July, but I haven't found the time to learn more than the basic automatic settings! Would love this tutorial so I can get even cuter shots of him.

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  17. I've done most of that tutorial and it is great! I wish I had time to do more tutorials and get to know my camera better. I also wish I had practiced more when A was small and not moving so much since all the pictures of her now are blurry!

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  18. What a cool giveaway! I have so much to learn about my camera. My 8 month old is such a little 'squirmy worm', I end up with blurry pictures too!

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  19. We're expecting our first kid this summer and I'd love to be able to take decent photos of him :) This tutorial would be perfect!

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  20. love this! this is exactly what I need right now :)

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  21. Oh boy could I use this tutorial. I cringe every time that I see a picture of me and my kids together!

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  22. oh my! I need to take this course! I was wondering if there was a good recommendation for something on line. So glad you posted about this. Always room to grow! Thanks!

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  23. oh wow I could sure use this tutorial! I got a camera for Christmas but have no idea how to use it. Crossing my fingers!

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  24. I totally agree! I need to put the phone down and pick up the camera!

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  25. Oh, I would LOVE to know how to *use* a real camera, lol! I'm so used to just using my phone nowadays that I can't even remember the last time I used my *real* camera.

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  26. I would love to take the course! It's just what i've been looking for.

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  27. This would be awesome! I need to learn how to use my camera!

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  28. I've never heard of this company but it sounds awesome! Thanks for telling us about it

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  29. I feel photography is one of those skills that I am forever working on... I would love to learn more about my camera and all the buttons on it (I only use about 3 right now).

    Thanks for the chance to win! Such an awesome contest!

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  30. Love this giveaway, thanks so much. BTW that is a gorgeous pic of the 2 of you!

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  31. I'd love to win this as my dear husband bought me a really nice camera for my birthday two years ago and I still don't feel like I really know how to use it well. I end up just keeping it tucked away somwhere safe and I feel so guilty about it! Definitely would benefit from the help!
    Your picture is great by the way! I love that perspective.

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  32. Just purchased a DSLR to capture life with our firstborn...would LOVE to learn how to use it to it's fullest potential! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. This has me sooooo incredibly excited. I love my DSLR, but I just know I'm only using a micro-amount of the features that I actually could be using. So excited to see the beautiful photos you come up with ;)

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  34. Great idea, been trying to teach myself the last couple weeks...very challenging!

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  35. Great giveaway idea, I can use all the help I can get!

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  36. I've been admiring photography concentrate for a while now! I would love to get a chance to learn how to actually use my dslr. And who better to learn from than Rob & Lauren?

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  37. I need more pics of Sydney and I. Lots of just her or her and Adam, but none few of us!

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  38. oooh great giveaway!

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  39. I'd love to take better photographs! Great contest!

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  40. I would love to learn from Rob and Lauren! This is awesome!

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  41. Christine THANKS so much for offering this to your followers & for the reminder.

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  42. I am in desperate need of help in this area! Would love to learn from them! :)

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