HDR Software Giveaway

Update: This giveaway has now ended. The winners have been randomly selected and are posted here. Thanks to everyone who entered this first contest!

Something I hope to do regularly on PetaPixel is give away gear, accessories, and software to my readers. Today I’m giving away seven (7) free licenses to Unified Color’s HDR PhotoStudio, each worth $149.99.

If you don’t know what HDR is, check out the Wikipedia article on it or take a look at the HDR Flickr group. Here are some sample images showing you what you can do with the software:



To enter this contest, all you need to do is answer the following question:

What is your favorite camera or lens?

There are two ways you can tell us your answer (feel free to use both methods to increase your chances, but one entry per channel please):

  1. Leave a comment on this post
  2. Send @petapixel a tweet on Twitter. Please hashtag the tweet with #photography

Winners will be announced in a week on the evening of June 20th, 2009.

Good luck!

  • Christian

    Clear decision: EOS 5 Mark II. About the lens, I am not too sure. I think my 4/80-200 but that's just emotion.

  • Pete

    My fav lens has to be my 70 – 300 mm zoom lens.
    it allows me to get really close to subjects without intruding

  • Mike Kinholt

    My favorite camera is the Sony A700

  • Kim Gelinas

    Any camera by Hasselblad.

  • Alex Suarez

    My favorite lens is the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4.
    My favorite camera is a Sinar 4×5 view camera.

  • Hanna Magnusson

    My favorite camera is my canon EOS 350D because it is my tool almost every day!
    One time it broke and I really missed it a lot before it was mended.

  • Aveen Melling

    My favourite is my Olympus Trip 35! Old school I know. If I have to pick a more modern one I'll choose my Nikon D80 with a 50mm f1.8 lens.

  • Ch Iossif

    Hi to ALL.
    I'm posting my favourite lens which is Pentax FA 43/1.9 Limited BUT in DSLRs (like K10D which I own) with a narrower shader (~60mm). This lens IMHO is ALMOST UNBEATABLE (…almost due to Leica lenses ONLY).
    I'm a GNU/Linux (ubuntu) and Free Software user so If I win please pass it to the next pentax user…
    More about me at
    Shoot'em all (…with your cameras :-) )
    @Pentax: Free the cameras by FREEing the firmware…
    @DSLR makers: FREE RAW FORMAT…

  • Ravinss

    My favorite camera is my Nikon D300… and I suppose my favorite lens is my Nikon 18-200 VR, even though I have a battery of other lenses, I end up going to that one repeatedly just because it makes my life easier in terms of gear I have to lug around.

  • : ren bruce

    My one and only is a Canon 5d Mark II, forever.

  • Helen Hooker

    My favourite camera is my Canon 40D – I use it every day and love the creativity it allows me. My favourite lens…. my Canon 60mm macro. It's ability to create abstracts out of everyday objects never fails to amaze me!

  • Andrea V

    My favorite camera is the Fuji S3 Pro.
    My favorite lens is the 105mm.

  • Ranger7

    Fell in love with the Sony A-100. Great camera in my book. Has done everything I've asked it to do.

  • nikonbri

    I couldn't live without my Nikon D300 and 3 very old Nikkor lenses – don't want more than 12 megapixels so thoughts of upgrading the camera are far from my mind.

  • Parham

    My camera is Nikon D80 with a 18-200 Lens :)

  • curtiscopeland

    My favorite camera is my Canon 5D MK II… with the 70-200 2.8 IS.
    Have a great day!

  • Bergur Johannesen

    So far, my favourite camera is my Nikon D90 – which I got after sold my D40 last fall.

    The lens I use the least is actually my favourite lens. It's the Nikon Nikkor AF 10,5 mm fisheye F/2.8.

    See my photoblog at

    Thanks for keeping this splendid blog up to date, Petapixel!

  • Bergur Johannesen

    So far, my favourite camera is my Nikon D90 – which I got after sold my D40 last fall.

    The lens I use the least is actually my favourite lens. It's the Nikon Nikkor AF 10,5 mm fisheye F/2.8.

    See my photoblog at

    Thanks for keeping this splendid blog up to date, Petapixel!

  • Sonja

    My favorite camera is the Nikon D90. Totally awesome!

  • Fidel

    20D with the 70-200 f4.

  • CD

    My favorite camera is Canon 5D MK II definitely.

  • Eric Todd

    Its too hard to just pick one. My favorite everyday lens is 24-70 f2.8L. Favorite sports lens is 70-200. Wide angle 10-22 is excellent too, especially for landscapes. Body is 40D.

  • santoshnc

    My favorite camera is the Canon EOS 40 D

  • tomie

    my favorite camera is Panasonic DMC-TZ5, always in my pocket, ready to shot!

  • S. Vuocolo

    My favorite camera would be the Canon 1000D/Rebel XS.

    I love the compact dSLRs and though there are smaller ones out there this one fits me perfectly.

  • HokiePerogi

    I love my Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM. Wish I had splurged for the f2.8 version though.

  • Paul Wirtz

    My Canon EF 100mm f /2.8 Macro USM is my favorite Lens. some of my pics with this lens: #photogaphy

    Fast, good Bokeh, close focus

  • bruce

    My favorite camera? Easy, the Nikon D3X.

    Favorite lens? Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 zoom.

  • Robin

    My Canon SX10 for being portable with a big zoom. Love Lomos and Holgas too.

  • Paul Pulley

    I love my cameras, but they are a consumable. If you have to cut wood, you use the sharpest tool in the shed. For me that is my Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM. It is razor sharp. As the saying goes, “Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.” Once you use the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM lens, you have Enlightenment.

  • Dustin

    Camera: Canon 5D
    Lens: 24-70mm 2.8L

  • Ivan

    Favourite Camera: Rolleicord V TLR
    Favourite Lens: 75mm Xenar f3.5

  • r00t

    olympus e-510 with old tair-3s 4.5/300 ;)

  • Ray

    D90 upgrade from broken D70, awesome camera,
    new 35mm 1/8 is the best thing since sliced bread

  • caroline simone

    Some one stole my old favourite camara the 'Canon EOS 300', and when I can afford, I will play with the Nikon D90 + AF-S VR DX 18-55mm 3.5-5.6G. But for now, my compact Sony 10.1 with Carl Zeiss lens, has given me the buzz to capture and experiment.

  • Diana Pink

    While I love my D80 with the 18-50mm 2.8 lens, it will never replace the 1970's Minolta with 35mm lens I learned with.

  • sesser

    Favorite camera: Olympus OM-1N
    Favorite Lens: Olympus OM Zuiko 85/2

  • jchantra

    favorite camera: Canon 5D or 30D
    favorite lens: Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II

  • Carlos

    Wow, Nice blog I discorvered today and I'll win some nice software too!

  • Yong

    My favorite is my first, Nikon D4ox, with a 18-55mm VR lense.

  • Denham Coote

    Hello! Although I'm still shooting with a Canon 350D, I just got myself a Sigma 70-200 f2.8 APO EX DG. Wow! Talk about subject isolation! It's really awesome.

    Nice to find you on twitter. Cool resource! :)

  • coolcinta

    Sony Alpha 900 will be a dream camera. To own one will be a gift of a life time. I pray one will fall from the sky but only into my open hand and not on the cement.

  • Kari

    Cannon Rebel

  • Dave Campbell

    My favorite camera is the one I have, a Sony Alpha A300.

  • Ivanov Alin

    My favorite lens is Nikkor 70-300, f 2.8.

  • Lauren Alexis

    My first and only love is my Nikon D60. Simple and gets the job done!
    My favorite lens though is my Nikkor 50mm f/1.8, I just love capturing little details with this thing!

  • beaugunderson

    Canon 5D Mark II with a 50mm F1.2.

  • george88

    My favorite camera is my nikon 5d and canon24mm tc-e tilt shift lens.

  • Nicki

    My Favorite and i own one: Canon EOS 5D Mark II in combination with the Canon 85mm 1,8 … works really great :D.

  • Eugene

    My favourite lens is the Canon 17-40 f/4L. I love it on the Canon 5D!