onOne Software Plug-In Suite Giveaway

Update: This giveaway is now over. The winner was randomly selected and posted here. Thank you to everyone who participated!

It’s time for another PetaPixel giveaway! Huzzah!

Today I’m giving away a copy of onOne Software’s Plug-In Suite 4.5, a package that retails for $499.95.


This is a package of six award-winning plugins for Photoshop, and four of the plugins can be used with Lightroom and Aperture. Here are the plugins:

Genuine Fractals: The industry standard for resizing images
PhotoTools: Instantly give your photographs a professional look
PhotoFrame: Add edge effects, backgrounds, and adornments
FocalPoint: Easily add selective focus
Mask Pro: Remove unwanted backgrounds
PhotoTune: Quick and easy color correction

If you purchase all six of them separately, they would cost about $1,300. One lucky PetaPixel reader is going to get all of them for free.

Entering this contest is easy, but please pay attention to detail to ensure that your entry counts.

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

What is your favorite or most memorable photographic experience?

Just like most of our previous giveaways, there are two (2) ways to send your answer to us. You can use both ways to double your chances of winning, but please don’t use either of them more than once:

  1. Leave a comment on this entry with your response
  2. Tweet your response (it doesn’t even need to be @petapixel), but be sure to link to this post ( at the end of your tweet. Here’s an example tweet:

    My fav photo experience was when I went to the grand canyon in 2006!

Linking to this page in your tweet will automatically add your tweet to the “Social Media Reactions” list under the comments. This makes it easier for us to manage entries and randomly select a winner.

In our previous giveaways, you could simply tweet the answer to us without a link, but I had to record each of the tweets by hand. As the number of entries has gone up, it has gotten harder and harder to do by hand, so I’m asking that it be a little more automated now.

The deadline for entering this contest is the evening of Saturday, July 25th, 2009. We will randomly select the winner and post the results at that time.

Good luck!

Oh, and also — if you submit a really unique or interesting answer (feel free to include links to photographs!) that catches our attention, we might include some of them in the results post.

Update: Don’t worry if your response doesn’t show up in the Social Media Reactions immediately after you tweet it. It’ll show up eventually.

Update: Just to clarify, adding a link to this post is only required for tweet entries. If you respond via a comment, there’s no need to do anything else aside from respond. We just need the link in the tweets to track them.

Keep the favorite experiences coming. They’ve been extremely interesting to read so far!

Update: Looks like the Social Media Reactions aren’t showing up as they should. We’ll try to get it sorted out and working for our next giveaway. For this giveaway, I’ll include the tweet entries by searching for our link (

  • davidypark

    Mine was being photographer for my mission team in Cambodia. I hadn't done photography for very long so it was a great learning experience.

  • vassilena

    About a week ago I went out around town shooting, as my boyfriend has a birthday this weekend and he's never seen my city, so I decided to send him an album of photos from Sofia, Bulgaria (he's Dutch). While shooting at a big square, five kids came to me and wanted me to take their picture. Two of the boys were standing on top of two of the others, so they were a strange and funny sight. Afterwords they started asking me all kinds of questions while I was shooting and so on, and they told me to send their best regards to my boyfriend in the Netherlands. They cheered me up a lot and I'm sure this is the picture that I feel most emotionally connected to.
    Here it is:

  • Chendur Venkatraman

    My most memorable moment was shooting for a school for Mentally Challenged Children in Hyderabad, India… Surrounded by 50 children who were in their own world…I was left wondering initially how i am going to shoot as spending time with those beautiful children brought tears to my eyes… The first visit inspired me to work with the school and raise few thousand dollars highlighting the school through photography….Now I visit the school few times a month and it has become a part of my life as i continue to work with them ….

  • June Jhe

    I was at the Boston Commons when a random stranger thought I was taking a photo of him…. and gave me the fly.. and threatened me to not take his picture.. most scarring and memorable moment. lol

  • Kathleen Grace

    My most interesting photo experience was when I was shooting a few shots at the beach in Long Beach, CA. A man who'd brought his motorized remote plane to fly asked me if I'd shoot a few shots of his plane. While I was shooting, something popped into the frame – a seagull – and it started flying tandem with the plane. It only lasted a few shots, but the dual flight was a wonderful treat.

  • beardygit

    I was in the Joshua Tree park and decided to head down to the Salton Sea for sunset pics. 3/4 of the way there it was obvious I wouldn't make it in time. Still, I found a beach in the dark, and managed to avoid standing or kneeling on dead fish. I was a little nervous because I was on my own with my camera gear in a place I didn't know and the bars I'd passed hadn't looked very high class! Too dark to see through the viewfinder, so I took shots, recomposed and took again until I ahd some I liked. One of them won a local camera club competition recently :-)

  • Alessandro Marvaldi

    I was in Roma, Italy and I went to “Villa D'Este”, a former residence of italian cardinals (since 1500). I never took so many photos in my life. From the interiors to the garden, but most of all the dozens of funtains. Incredibly nice to see – but most of all perfect to PLAY with my canon 450D :-) Different aperture, different speed, different lenses (from fish eye to a 200mm). Amazing!

  • James Piccolo

    I managed to photograph 2 juvenile Grizzlies (together) in Glacier nat'l park a few years back. I've never changed out lens faster in my life!

  • nicktj

    My favorite photo experience was standing at the top of Whyna Picchu in Peru without ropes or barriers & seeing the valley. Also overlooks Machu Picchu and gives you a full perspective of how much effort was required to get there and build a city.

  • Reid Wolcott

    My most memorable experience was shooting the major marine push in Seattle on June 4th of this year. I am an atmospheric scientist and photographer and it was a great experience on both fronts!

  • donnarosser

    The photographic event I will always remember is getting my first camera (July, 1970) when I was 9 just before a family road trip from VA to FL. I took many rolls of film and was hooked from then on! I loved that little Kodak Instamatic!

  • Corsica

    The photograph experience that I being not able to forget most was done in the dream.

  • janetmhug

    My most memorable photographic experiences was when I was getting ready for bed one evening in the winter and had to let my dog out, when I noticed a big “puff” sitting on one of the branches of my pine tree in the backyard. Being a birder, I grabbed my binoculars and found I had an Eastern Screech Owl hunting in my backyard. I retrieved my camera, put on a coat over my pajamas, barefeet in my boots trudging through deep snow and managed to spend 20 minutes photographing the owl on the backyard tree branch. An awesome experience due to the circumstances. The owl was extremely cooperative the entire time I was within 6 feet of the bird.

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  • carolune

    During a very spectacular thunderstorm at night, overlooking a lake in Italy, I was literally hanging out the window to try to catch lightning. When my battery ran out (olden days of point & shoot), I came back in and suddenly lightning struck right in front of the house. I would so have been hit had I not come in two minutes before! Risky business… It was worth it tough: :)

  • simone Ciliberti

    My fav photo experience was when I went to montepulciano last spring, take some shot at night under violent rainstorm!

  • simone Ciliberti

    My fav photo experience was when I went to montepulciano last spring, take some shot at night under violent rainstorm!