Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bloggy Carnival Time Again!! #2

I'm ready to put up the next giveaway here for the Bloggy Carnival!!
I'm forever taking pictures, I'm not the best at it, my lighting is always off, my children are always a mess and I love every minute of it!!

*Caged Animal*

I've always wanted to take photography courses and learn how to balance light and take amazing pictures. I've wanted to own a fabulous, expensive camera and go crazy.... but not now, its not in the budget. I've got my little Sony Cybershot and its perfect for my needs right now.

*Spunky Girl*

For this giveaway I've got 30 Shutterfly.com 4 x 6 prints to give away with a free shipping code!!

All you need to do is let me know your favorite thing to take pictures of or a tip or trick for taking better pictures!

As always, blog it, subscribe or follow and leave me another comment for an extra entry!

Just a heads up, the codes expire April 30th, 2009. All photos must be ordered in one purchase in order to use the codes. I'm saying US only on this one because I cant find any information saying whether they ship to Canada or not. Sorry neighbors to the north!!

Entries for this close at noon, Feb. 1st (eastern) and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter!!! Winner will be drawn with random.org.

Gotta love bloggy carnival time!!

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Dont forget to enter #1 Bloggy Carnival giveaway here!!


Anonymous,  January 27, 2009 at 2:03 AM  

Okay I will be first I love taking pics of the bean and the beast!!

Aimee January 27, 2009 at 3:50 AM  

My daughter. She is 4 mos old and I'm already nearing 1000 pics of her! And thats just my camera

Kristi January 27, 2009 at 8:22 AM  

I take pictures constantly of my two boys and their father. My 6 year old is also getting really good at using my digital camera. My biggest tip is that I will usually take at least a dozen of each shot. Then I have several to choose the best from. I also use different settings for a same shot so I can be sure to get just the right light.

Anonymous,  January 27, 2009 at 8:36 AM  

I love taking pictures of all my friends so we'll have lots of ways to remember all of our fun times.


Anonymous,  January 27, 2009 at 4:55 PM  

I'm constantly taking pics of my kids and I use Photoshop to make them look stellar.

ecky January 27, 2009 at 6:21 PM  

i take all my pictures of my daughter...and the only tip i have is to just keep snapping because one is bound to be a keeper!

elkesten at yahoo dot com

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville January 27, 2009 at 7:12 PM  

Natural Light is your best friend.

Thank you so much forthe giveaway!
I do hope you will drop by Bloggeritaville for a visit. You are welcome anytime! It's just an island away...and a state of mind.
I love new friends!

Leigh Bratina
www.lbratina.blogspot.com (are you reading?)

LaVonne January 27, 2009 at 8:28 PM  

my favorite thing to take a pic of = my daugther!

Alicia January 27, 2009 at 8:44 PM  

I take tons of pics of my kittehs.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

Anonymous,  January 27, 2009 at 11:38 PM  

I take a ton of pictures of my kids. One tip for taking better pictures of them is not to pose them, natural pictures come out so much better

Kara January 28, 2009 at 3:00 AM  

My kiddos are my favorite thing to take pictures of. The only tips I know are to use natural light and to get on their level so the angle is good.
millkara [at] gmail.com

Donna L January 28, 2009 at 5:07 AM  

While I'm waiting for grandchildren,( I have 4 grown (27,25,21,19)daughters) I take pics of my dogs. All 5 of them!
Tip...keep the camera with you at all times.

Anonymous,  January 28, 2009 at 5:52 AM  

My favorite photos subjects are my precious kids (surprise!).
leekat6 AT verizon DOT net

Anonymous,  January 28, 2009 at 8:17 AM  

I learned a tip from my neighbor. When you want to take pictures outside, do it first thing in the morning. I'm sure there is a techinical reason, but the light is the absolute best for pictures. I love to take pictures of the kids in my gardens and they turn out fabulous when we do them about 8am. Thanks for the great giveaway.

corinnama January 28, 2009 at 9:15 AM  

i love taking pictures of my cat- especially close up, when he is sleeping. awww

malleycc January 28, 2009 at 9:15 AM  

I once read in a book that when you think you have a good picture take 3 steps forward -- most people are too far away when they take pics.

Unknown January 28, 2009 at 10:00 AM  

I love taking pictures of my kids. I really like taking them of my youngest. He's at that stage where he likes to ham it up for the camera.

An iMperfect wIfe January 28, 2009 at 11:20 AM  

My tip is kinda simple but it's to get closer than you think you need to. Too many wide angle shots lose the focus or get blurry. Better to get your object in view and get as close as possible!


Anonymous,  January 28, 2009 at 12:46 PM  

Not too original I'm sure - but my favorite subject of photos is my kids! Thank you so much for a neat and generous prize :)

miller lawn service January 28, 2009 at 3:03 PM  

I love taking pictures of my 9 month old son! He's adorable in front of the camera!

JoyFilled January 28, 2009 at 3:49 PM  

I love to take pictures of my girls!! When we're outside, no matter what the setting, I love to have the "foliage" accent setting on, because it just brightens up my pictures so much!


Brimful Curiosities January 28, 2009 at 3:50 PM  

I love taking outdoor pictures. They always turn out so crisp and clear. Of course, I adore taking ones of my children as well.

Jill Watkins January 28, 2009 at 3:55 PM  

Not very original but I love taking pics of my kids.


Norberto Kurrle January 28, 2009 at 4:40 PM  

I love taking pictures of orchids.

Neen January 28, 2009 at 5:43 PM  

I love taking photos of old churches and abandoned falling down barns

Emily January 28, 2009 at 8:04 PM  

I love to take pictures of my son!

Thanks for offering it!

princesslimey (at) gmail (dot) com

Jody January 28, 2009 at 9:52 PM  

I am constantly taking pictures of my girls, our travels or food (for my food site). I have no tricks and really need a photography course as well! Of course I would need better than a point-and-shoot camera to make that worth while!


Anonymous,  January 29, 2009 at 12:38 AM  

My favorite subject for pictures is my one year old daughter!! I can't get enough!!!

LiveLaughLoveCj January 29, 2009 at 1:08 AM  

Well next to the teenagers in motion, outdoor shots I love the most!

All I know about picture taking is to hold the camera still! LOLOL

Sylvia January 29, 2009 at 10:10 AM  

I take pictures of my daughter all the time. I have lots I need to have printed.

Anonymous,  January 29, 2009 at 11:32 AM  

I take pictures non stop of my son.
I recommmend a program like photoshop for great editing and creativity to pictures.


Erin Lowmaster January 29, 2009 at 11:40 AM  

I good tip for taking pictures is if taking pictures of young children, take them after they've been fed...they'll be happier and less cranky.

Kristy January 29, 2009 at 12:34 PM  

I love taking pictures of my 16-month-old little gir. My best tip is to take a lot of shots, you don't have to develop all of them.


Angela January 29, 2009 at 1:51 PM  

My favorite kid picture tip is to get down on their level (squat, sit, lay down, whatever you have to do to get to their level). Happy picture taking!

Jingle January 29, 2009 at 1:54 PM  

My favorite thing to take pictures of is my husband and my two beautiful dogs! They are the stars of my scrapbook pages!

Anonymous,  January 29, 2009 at 2:49 PM  

love taking photos of my kids,dogs and whatever I like!


FaithfulMommy January 29, 2009 at 3:52 PM  

I love taking pictures of my daughters. I always trying my best to get them together and smiling!

shaunjoy January 29, 2009 at 4:04 PM  

My daughter is my favorite subject. I don't have any great photography tips, although I'm starting to think that a really expensive camera might help me!

Stephanie January 29, 2009 at 5:16 PM  

love to take pictures of my little boy looking down at him angle.
tvollowitz at aol dot com

AudreyO January 29, 2009 at 7:35 PM  

I love taking photos of the outdoors. I just love the outdoors and so take my camera everywhere.

Anonymous,  January 29, 2009 at 7:41 PM  

I love taking pictures of my family! This would definitely help me work on printing pictures just sitting on my laptop. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

Julie January 29, 2009 at 9:18 PM  

I take lots of pictures of my kiddo and his friends too when they come for a playdate!

Chief Family Officer January 29, 2009 at 10:58 PM  

I'm not much of a photographer, but I would say my best tip is to just keep shooting. With digital cameras, the best thing is that you can just delete the photos you don't want, no waste of film. We've gotten some of our very best shots this way.

Thank you for the giveaway!
cfoblog [at] gmail [dot] com

Jacqueline in Atlanta January 29, 2009 at 11:51 PM  

My 2 photo tips:
1. Use your flash, even when there is plenty of light. Take 1 pic w/it and one w/out it. You will be surprised how often the flash shot is better even when you did not think you needed it.

2. Move in closer. Now take 2 more steps toward your subject.

noreen January 30, 2009 at 2:54 AM  

pics of my two princesses

Nicole January 30, 2009 at 9:32 AM  

I read the camera manual and really got to understand every button and feature on my camera. It was a basic digital, but there are tons of features that make the pics better.

Anonymous,  January 30, 2009 at 10:13 AM  

I am always taking pictures of wee man and lil kiwi.. hm and the dogs all three of them... and hm the deer in the backyard... Ok I admit it I ALWAYS have a camera with me.... I was the yearbook geek that was in charge of way too much and was on the sidelines at games.. wiicked13 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anonymous,  January 30, 2009 at 11:54 AM  

I love to take photos of my children. I have three of my own and three step-children who love to pose for the camera. Thanks.
-Terra H.

Unknown January 30, 2009 at 12:08 PM  

Thats easy my beautiful daughter thanks for the giveaway

crystal January 30, 2009 at 12:39 PM  

My favorite thing to take pictures of is my son & our dog!

tlcfromtn January 30, 2009 at 3:11 PM  

I love taking pictures of the grandchildren. Thanks for the giveaway!

braaisjo at gmail dot com

Anonymous,  January 30, 2009 at 8:07 PM  

I love to take pictures of my animals
They're easy!
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

Ashley January 30, 2009 at 10:01 PM  

I love to take pictures of my dog.

Cynda Western Felini January 30, 2009 at 10:20 PM  

I'm always taking pictures of my son. But friends love the pics with my son interacting with our cats.

carissaad January 30, 2009 at 11:37 PM  

I like to take pictures of my cousins' kids.


carissaad at aol dot com

Jenn January 30, 2009 at 11:59 PM  

I don't usually use the flash for far away pics, even at night - it just lights up the area in front of me and I don't get a good shot of the subject in the distance.

Lisa Garner January 31, 2009 at 1:01 AM  

I love taking pictures of my family and my favorite tip for great photos is visit a state park, especially in the spring and fall for really beautiful backgrounds. We could definitely use this!
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Dawn M. January 31, 2009 at 2:16 AM  

I love to take pictures of kids - my niece & 2 nephews and my sunday school kids. My tip for taking pictures of kids...take a lot and zoom in.

Thanks! :0)

Anonymous,  January 31, 2009 at 10:32 PM  

Based on my saved photos, my favorite thing to take pictures of is my cat...about 5 seconds after he is done doing something cute

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