Giveaway: Strobist Photo Trade Secrets

by on April 26, 2011

in Contests

Want a free copy of Strobist Photo Trade Secrets?  (Read the review of these cool books.)

Two copies are up for grabs to the comments of the day.  Anything goes (just keep it clean) and I draw the winners on Wednesday at 6PM EDT.

Just leave a single comment below (no duplicate entries) and put your real email address in the email box (NOT in the comment text). I’ll notify the winners and update this post when I hear back from them.




1 Stuart Truman April 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Simply Enlightening

2 Ricky Chamness April 26, 2011 at 2:43 pm


3 R014nd April 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Interesting books by the review.

4 Sps April 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm

smashing !

5 Fred April 26, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Stellar! Cant wait to win

6 Robert April 26, 2011 at 2:48 pm

sweet! I was looking into these, but not sure if they would be helpful but a free one would be nice!

7 Jed April 26, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Love Strobist!

8 Howard J April 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Great books to giveaway, everyone can use help with lighting. I just bought my first DSLr and look forward to being able to really play with light now.

9 IgalSc April 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm

The review is interesting
Is the book as interesting as the review?

10 Vivek B April 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Inspiring….and I need inspiration

11 David Wynn April 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm


12 Candy April 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm

very interesting

13 Vlad April 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm


14 Chris April 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm

great book , realy want that :))

15 David Cope April 26, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Inspiration is always good. Free inspiration is even better!

16 Mark Kalan April 26, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Turns out I’m going to have to replace the radiator in my car. No money for photo books/inspiration. Winning would solve that!

17 didi April 26, 2011 at 3:22 pm

an exceptional book for newbie to learn more about photographic technique

18 Ric Hornsby April 26, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Got Flash?

19 abdul hye April 26, 2011 at 3:37 pm

brilliant. with this book i shall be writing the next book titled Strobist Photo Trade Secrets Vol 1. by Abdul.

20 Quang Tran April 26, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Look like great books to have for inspiration and learning. I would love to win them!

21 Randy April 26, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Can’t wait to read this!

22 Mark April 26, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I enjoy Strobist’s writing, so I hope I get to read more of it.

23 Debra Cutchins April 26, 2011 at 4:32 pm

would love to read it

24 Trevor Holden April 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Strobe Me!

25 Jakob Røjel April 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Never stop learning about light

26 serge April 26, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Lovely tool to achieve my goal and polish my photographer skills with this handsome website :

27 JyB April 26, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I’d really like to learn from those books.

28 RonaldM April 26, 2011 at 4:53 pm


29 Anthony Gaskins April 26, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Strobists got me in trouble. I put the original dvd set on in the kitchen while preparing dinner as background noise. Every so often I would glance and watch what he was doing. While watching, he went from the “Lighting a Cconference Room Portrait” to “Sunset Portraits” with the same model. I was listening about how to place a gobo between my 2nd flash and the subject when my 9 y.o. son starts yelling: “Dad! Why is she naked?!” I immediately turn around to see the model in a very skimpy (Yet flattering :-) ) bikini. Before I could turn it off my wife rushes in sees what’s going on and gives me the evil eye. Thanks Strobist. Seriously, love your stuff!

30 Anthony April 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Looks to be an interesting topic for these books. Certainly can help those who are looking for that little extra.

31 Jonathan April 26, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Would greatly love to read those books.

32 Jon April 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Good luck everyone!

33 Noel Hannan April 26, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Concise, enlightening and portable

34 John Caruso April 26, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Surely a “must-have” to learn some wonderful lighting techniques.

35 Bob April 26, 2011 at 6:41 pm

This is my comment

36 Ronald G. Capek April 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Never stop learning.

37 Barrie April 26, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Fantastic. Great stuff

38 Dominic April 26, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Can you keep a secret? I love secrets… and photography!

39 Andy April 26, 2011 at 7:07 pm


40 Marc April 26, 2011 at 7:17 pm


41 Matt Osborne April 26, 2011 at 7:39 pm

I need so much help with lighting. these books could be just the learning I need!!!

42 bianca April 26, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Can’t wait. Thanks.

43 Justin April 26, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Fruit Ninja?

44 Daniel D April 26, 2011 at 7:54 pm


45 Steve Pottenger April 26, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Love to have a copy!

46 Morgan Turner April 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm

I’ve been a fan of Dave Hobby’s work for a while, the guy wears shorts as much as I do, it’s unbelievable… the strobist blog has been a major influence in the development of my lighting skills and hardware store pilfering. I’d love to get my hands on one of these books, I’d even put it under my pillow at night to see if I could keep learning via osmosis while I was sleeping….

47 Jerry Andry April 26, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Nice books!!

48 sk April 26, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Looks like a great resource to have when out in the field and w/o online access. :)

49 RC April 26, 2011 at 9:55 pm

What a great way to learn more and more!

50 Steve Pickens April 26, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Would really love one of those fabulous books. Just bought me a Canon 60d and have since been trying to learn to use it in manual to take great pictures. And I look forward everyday to read Photography Bay on Facebook and my email. Keep up the good work!!!

51 edgar n. ramos April 26, 2011 at 10:47 pm


52 Simon April 26, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Great Book… Good Read

53 David Richardson, Sr. April 26, 2011 at 11:36 pm

A Great Photographer combines light with shadow to create Art.

54 Eric Reagan April 28, 2011 at 12:47 am

Congrats David. You were one of the winners. Check your inbox for my email.

55 Pete Sherman April 26, 2011 at 11:39 pm

I check this site every day… lots of great info and sometimes cool giveaways. Would love a copy of this book. Thanks and keep up the great work!

56 Teresa April 26, 2011 at 11:45 pm

So, where was Dave H. and his smart students when I was young? I love the concept of lighting like you have unlimited money with my flash heads.

57 cristopher April 26, 2011 at 11:48 pm

great! love this book :)

58 Gary April 26, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Strobist is a must have. Hope I’m one of the fortunate ones!

59 Susan R. April 26, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Wow! These books sound great. I love this method of teaching. It is great to be given the opportunity to recreate a photograph that has inspired me. Having a detailed description of the shot set-up is wonderful. It’s like having an instruction right there.

60 Will April 27, 2011 at 1:34 am

Seems like a good read! Hope to win!

61 Wayne April 27, 2011 at 2:45 am

Awesome! I was actually looking into ordering a set of these for myself. They are a great source of info and inspiration. Thanks for having another great give-away!

62 Steve B April 27, 2011 at 5:14 am

I have heard lots of good stuff about that book, I would love a copy.

63 jenn April 27, 2011 at 7:49 am

would love one of these books!

64 Eric Reagan April 28, 2011 at 12:46 am

Congrats. You were one of the winners. Check your inbox for my email.

65 Steve O. April 27, 2011 at 9:18 am

Clearly a must-have book!

66 Moche.M April 27, 2011 at 9:40 am

Light my fire baby, really useful book !

67 Mike I April 27, 2011 at 10:13 am

We. Wee. Oui. Ouah!

68 Niccolo April 27, 2011 at 11:59 am

really nice

69 Jeff Titus April 27, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Very useful looking books

70 James Koch April 27, 2011 at 2:33 pm

It would be real cool if I had those books.

71 Yuri April 27, 2011 at 3:11 pm

great giveaway. thank you!

72 Ryan King April 27, 2011 at 6:24 pm

A very nice looking set!

73 Jon April 27, 2011 at 6:55 pm

You are lovely man whose intellect and generosity rivals the greatest of our Nobel Peace Prize winners. And, I’m a whore for free stuff. Usually food.

Oh crap, I posted too late.

74 grush April 27, 2011 at 8:49 pm

I’d love a copy of this book!

75 Lee Smith April 28, 2011 at 1:35 am

Great cover picture.

76 Larissa Smith April 29, 2011 at 2:05 am

I don’t think William is really a Prince. I want to see his birth certificate.

77 Kjartan April 30, 2011 at 8:08 pm

This would be usefull :-)

78 Shawn Moreton May 2, 2011 at 7:24 pm

A FLASH of genius! Surely an enlightening read…

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