I’m so happy to announce the winner of my first blog contest. Congratulations to Tim Marman, a wedding and portrait photographer from Southern California, for snagging the Datacolor Spydercube 3. Tim, we will be in touch via email. Thanks to everyone who entered this contest. I will be announcing a new contest on my blog on Wednesday, May 18. Don’t miss the opportunity!
New blog, new contests! I am giving away some of my favorite things twice a month. For our first giveaway, I have a Datacolor SpyderCube 3 up for grabs. The compact Datacolor SpyderCube 3 is a staple in my camera bag and I use it religiously as my RAW calibration tool. The SpyderCube is an indispensable tool for calculating color balance and saving you numerous hours in post-production.
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Enter to win a @Datacolor SpyderCube 3 from @catherine_hall. Please RT. More info at http://www.catherinehall.net/blog/.
- You must be 18 years or older to enter.
- You must follow Catherine Hall and Datacolor on Twitter.
- The winner will be notified on May 16, 2011, on Twitter, Facebook and http://www.catherinehall.net/blog.
CHS is excited to be working with Datacolor to give this prize away. Look out for the results and a new contest on May 16, 2011. Thanks for supporting Catherine Hall Studios!
I am excited to announce the winner of my second reader-gift giveaway, an Apple Pro Training Series book that covers the ins and outs of Apple’s flagship photo editing application, Aperture 3. It was easy to enter the drawing–I asked readers simply to leave a comment sharing what camera they use. Responses ranged the gamut from Nikon D700 to Canon 40D–there was even an iPhone thrown into the mix! I think everybody had a good time connecting with one another and learning what cameras their peers are using. Thank you to everybody who joined in the fun. Are you the winner? In the following two-minute video, my Studio Manager announces who was selected for this reader gift.
I will be offering more reader gifts in the coming months, so there’s further opportunity to connect with other photographers for the chance to win some goodies. Have a great week!
Aperture 3 is a powerful, indispensable tool for photographers who want to take their body of work to the next level. From its hyper-precision retouching to its advanced face-recognition archiving system, Aperture 3 is Apple’s flagship photo editing application. While Aperture might be for everybody from fashion to sports photographers, its use isn’t exactly intuitive. That’s where this Apple Pro Training Series book comes in handy. I am excited to announce that next Monday, August 23 I’m giving away this fantastic publication to–well–you!It’s a cinch. Just leave a comment below, telling me what make and model of camera you use. Can’t get enough of your Canon? Think your Nikon is nifty? Let me know! I’m curious to learn what makes you tick…and even more excited to share this Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 3 gift with you!
And the Lowepro Bag Winner Is…
What a great response to my giveaway offer–thank you to everybody who participated in the contest. In order to win a free Lowepro Stealth Reporter D650 AW shoulder bag, I asked folks to craft a striking, vivid description of their favorite photograph of all time. Wow, you people are writers! What lush, evocative descriptions–not to mention tastefully chosen images. Some of my favorite comments included:Trey Ratcliff’s stunning “An Icelandic Horse in the Wild” leaves John Martin awe-struck. Shawn Reeder described “In the Early Light,” focusing on the joy of finding the perfect vista on Shuteye Ridge. Andy Macpherson finds inspiration in “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper,” by Charles Ebbets. A wedding image by Joe Buissink wows Bryn Clark. VeroG, Dave Krepps, William, and Alicia Sisk all chose to describe images by–well–moi! Thanks, guys.
As difficult as it was to choose, I narrowed down my favorite entry to Darren Su’s. His intimate description evokes the cultural and historical nostalgia of family. Please see Darren’s winning entry and the accompanying image below:I never met my grandfather, because he died just a few years after taking this amazing color photo of my mom and grandmother in 1949. These are two of the most precious people in the world to me, and here they are in their youth sharing a truly magical and wonderful moment surrounded by brilliant color and light so many years ago. My grandfather’s award winning photographs are like a window in time. They have been a huge source of inspiration for me as a photographer.