Try Out the New Forum & Win a Copy of Strobist Photo Trade Secrets

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

I’ll be handing out a couple copies of these books to active members in the new and improved Photography Bay forum.

Just sign up for a free forum account and start talking to your fellow Photography Bay members.  You don’t have to say anything about the giveaway in the forum, just be there and be active (don’t be spammy though).

I’ll notify the winners at the end of this week via personal messages through the forum.  So, check in to see if you are a winner.  If I don’t get a response from the winners by Monday, I’ll notify another forum member instead.

If you miss out on this one, stay tuned for more ways to win more cool stuff…

And, don’t miss out on a chance to win the Photography Bay Swag Bag if you haven’t entered yet

Win a Copy of Strobist Photo Trade Secrets Vol. 1

Want a free copy of Strobist Photo Trade Secrets Vol. 1?  (Read the review of these cool books.)

Leave a comment below and I’ll pick a winner on Tuesday, March 1.

Be sure to put your email in the comment form though – I need a way to contact you.

Respond quickly to your email because I’m mailing it out on Wednesday.  If you don’t respond when I email you, I’ll have to pick someone else.

If you miss out on this one, stay tuned for more ways to win more cool stuff…

And, don’t miss out on a chance to win the Photography Bay Swag Bag if you haven’t entered yet.

[UPDATE: Entries are closed.  A comment was chosen at random. Congrats to Brian Hochmuth on winning!  Your book should be arriving in a few days.]

The Swag Bag Giveaway Just Got Bigger…

Thank Kubota Image Tools for upping the ante in the Swag Bag Giveaway.

Kubota Image Tools had generously said it would hand out a $100 value gift certificate to the Swag Bag winner.  Well, I just got Kubota’s prize pack in the mail and what I found inside is over twice that value. [Read more...]

Swag Bag Giveaway

Since today is Valentine’s Day, it’s a great day to show some more love to Photography Bay’s loyal readers.  That’s why today is the start of the Photography Bay Swag Bag Giveaway.

One lucky reader will receive the following gear stuffed into the Swag Bag:

  • Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 50 ($179 value from Think Tank Photo)
  • Manfrotto 055XB Tripod with 496RC2 Ballhead (see product photo below – $197.50 value courtesy of B&H Photo)
  • SanDisk Extreme 16GB SDHC Card ($159.99 value from SanDisk)
  • Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500GB Portable Hard Drive w/ USB 3.0, Firewire 800 and eSATA adapters ($140 value from Seagate)
  • Kubota Image Tools Viva La Vintage + Pow Wow! Combo Pak ($179 value from Kubota Image tools)
  • Kubota Image Tools Lightroom Presets Vintage Delish ($39 value from Kubota Image tools)
  • MyPhotoCreations Software and Anza Album (approx $300 value from MyPhotoCreations)
  • Moo Business or Mini Cards (approx $22 value from Moo)
  • Golla Bags TYPO Camera Phone Bag (approx $15 value from Golla Bags)
  • Photoshop CS5 Bible by Lisa Dayley ($44.99 value from Wiley)
  • Photo Fusion by Jennifer Bebb ($39.99 value from Wiley)
  • Lights, Camera, Capture by Bob Davis ($44.99 value from Wiley)
  • Strobist Photo Trade Secrets Vol. 1 by Zeke Kamm ($24.99 value from Peachpit)
  • Strobist Photo Trade Secrets Vol. 2 by Zeke Kamm ($24.99 value from Peachpit)

That’s nearly $1300 [updated] now over $1400 worth of photography goodies for one lucky reader.

Here’s how you can easily get your shot at winning the whole Swag Bag: [Read more...]

Free Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 30 Still Up for Grabs

We’re getting close to the end, but you still have a chance to get a Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 30 camera bag for free from Photography Bay.

If you want in on the action, click here for details.

Once we give this camera bag away, there’s another, bigger prize that will be up for grabs.  So, after you enter to win (or if you’ve already done so), encourage your photography pals to do the same.

Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 30 Giveaway

Want an awesome, new Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 30 camera bag?

For free?

Here’s how you can score one:

1. Be a fan of Photography Bay’s Facebook page by “Liking” it.

2. Leave a comment on Photography Bay’s Facebook wall that says:  “I want a free Think Tank Photo bag from Photography Bay.” (or something along those lines)

3. Spread the word to help Photography Bay reach a total of 2500 Facebook fans.

When Photography Bay reaches 2500 total Facebook fans, I’ll randomly select a Facebook fan that has commented (see #2) as the winner.

I’ll send the winner a message via Facebook for his/her mailing address.  Respond within 3 days or the bag goes to someone else.

Are You the Next Photoshop Evangelist?

Photoshop Evangelist

Adobe has launched a contest to pick the next Photoshop Evangelist.

All you have to do is submit a 2-minute Photoshop video tutorial that demonstrates why you should be the next Photoshop Evangelist.

The winner gets “a copy of Creative Suite 5 Design Standard, a trip to Photoshop World (Spring 2011), the chance to demo their tutorial at the conference, roundtrip coach airfare, lodging and meals.”

More details and rules at nextphotoshopevangelist.com.

Digital Photographer of the Year Awards 2010

DPOTY

Digital Photographer magazine has launched its Digital Photographer of the Year Awards for 2010.  Sponsored in part by Samsung, Digital Photographer will be giving away a Samsung NX10, 3 lenses and a flash kit to the overall winner, while six category winners will receive a Samsung EX1 (aka TL500) camera.

You can get the full details over at www.DPhotographer.co.uk,

Bokeh Masters Kit Giveaway

Udi over at DIY Photography created the Bokeh Masters Kit as a way to manipulate the shapes of light appearing in your out of focus background.  See the cute hearts in the above image background?

These kits run $35 each – but good news, I’ve got the green light to give away 3 of the Bokeh Masters Kits to Photography Bay readers. [Read more...]