Black Friday Giveaway! Yay!

Update: This giveaway is now over. The winners were randomly selected and posted here.

Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving (for those of you in the US). Today’s black friday, and we’ve decide to do a giveaway with some neat prizes! Here they are:

1 x Trade Secret Card pack


Trade Secret Cards feature photographs by top professional photographs on the front side, and a description and diagram of how the photograph was taken on the back side.

One winner will receive both the Chase Jarvis and Strobist card sets with cases, worth $45.90. It will be shipped to you free of charge regardless of where you live in the world.

3 x The Essential Guide to Portrait Photography


This is the ebook that was just released by Digital Photography School. The main 78 pages teach you all the secrets of portraiture, while the remaining bonus 17 pages feature interviews with great portrait photographers. The book costs $19.95, but is currently discounted to $14.95 if you order before December 1st, 2009.

Easy as Pumpkin Pie

This giveaway will have 4 different winners selected randomly using All you have to do to enter this contest is to answer the following question:

What are you most thankful for?

There are two super easy ways to send your answer to us. Feel free to use both methods for two entries in the contest!

  1. Post your answer as a comment on this post
  2. Tweet your response on Twitter, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet:

    As long as the link appears anywhere in the tweet, our elves will find it and you will be entered in this giveaway.

The deadline for this giveaway is in two days, on Sunday, November 29th, 2009. We’ll be announcing the 4 winners in a post on Sunday evening.

Good luck, and happy black friday!

  • Chase Tralka

    I'm thankful to have friends who are as obsessed with photography as I am.

  • Corey Russell

    I'm pretty thankful for living in one of the nicest parts of Canada , wouldn't wanna be anywhere else.

  • M. Hassan

    I'm thankful for the mere fact that I was born with a good heart that knows right from wrong and that all humans are equal and that loving one another is better than waving war at each other.

  • Dylan Hurley

    I'm thankful of course for my family, and my camera!

  • Sharon Vanhoose

    I am thankful that I found photography because it has changed my whole life. I love it.

  • Jeanne Schaser

    I'm so thankful for my family, who has supported my dreams of being a photographer from day one.

  • photoambiance

    I'm thankful for everything beautiful that life is offering me, especially our 3 daughters – it's too much to mention.

  • David Alvarez

    I'm thankful for a strong and supportive family, especially in this time after abandoning nearly 2 years of learning at New York University to study photography full time at The School of Visual Arts.

  • kerenbrown

    I am thankful for the ability to see, smell, hear, talk, kiss, love, cuddle, read, eat, feel, chew, run, walk, dance, complain, cry, wish, think
    I am thankful for being able to do all these things!

  • mouring

    Thankful for family and friends.

  • Brian

    I am thankful for being able to think.

  • sarabb

    I'm thankful for friends that are patient with my on my journey into the world of photography.

  • Kevin Barber

    I'm thankful that session I had today is over and that I was able to get 4 dogs, 8 kids, and 13 adults to keep their eyes open and looking at the camera!

  • stephengibbs

    I'm thankful for my beautiful wife and our 4 wonderful children among many other things.

  • Dostana

    Thankful for a great family and friends who care about me! And hoping to go to the next step up from a “point and shoot” to a DSLR camera… Love all the photos posted so far – thanks!

  • Saurabh

    I'm thankful for my friends who love me and make every passing day fun and music that helps me switch off the noise in my life when I need to.

  • camillebijou

    I'm thankful that I've finally found my soul mate, after many years searching ( and he's also into photography) and that i have beautiful healthy children

  • TheAngryFag

    I am thankful I survived both Black Friday and the majority of this semester in school.

  • jniems

    Thankful for my supportive family!

  • Jay McIntyre

    I'm Thankful for my family that loves me and supports me

  • Dee Milner

    I'm thankful for my oldest daughter living through a gunshot wound to her head last December. Also for my supportive family.

  • Chris Oaten

    I am thankful that my daughter is so amazing.

  • Michael Kaufmann

    I'm thankful for my great family and awesome friends and for a life full of wonderful events and memories.

  • Paul Wright

    I'm thankful for cleaning up the mess my daughter makes, cus it means she's visiting from Spain

  • Andrew Ferguson

    I'm thankful for golden sunset light!

  • lombarke

    i'm thankful for leftovers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner….mmmmmm.

  • recklesslover

    I'm thankful for a brother who has the creativity to do almost anything with me.

  • Richard Woodson

    I'm thankful for the recent change in my life and all the these things that have come with it.

  • Al Gould

    I'm thankful for retirement this year so I can give this photography thing a go. Oh, lots to learn.

  • Mark Rea

    I am thankful for an amazing and healthy family..!

  • vincentreynolds

    I'm thankful for the universe providing a beautiful time, regardless of what gods-forsaken wilderness I find myself in at any given time.

  • tylerchesley

    My awesome wife and puppies!

  • Jay Statland

    I am thankful for what has been freely given to me but i am also thanksful for what i do not have

  • ibagwan

    I am thankful for my wonderful wife, my children/family, my health and my passion for beauty

  • bradsworld

    I'm thankful for my beautiful family and my friends.

  • Pantsmclee

    My husband, our dog, our family and friends.

  • benoitfelten

    I'm thankful to my wife for putting up with all my disruptive passions!

  • spacecitypaula

    I'm thankful for my family, my Boyfriend, and my job

  • Kirk Lepiten

    I am thankful for my recent problems, coz without it I wouldn't realize the significance of what I already have.

  • rin

    I'm thankful for the internet! :)

  • Eugene

    I am thankful for my education!

  • TrigPhotography

    I am most thankful for my family's health.

  • Chuck

    I'm thankful for my beautiful family.

  • Myong Choi

    I am thankful for having the opportunity to spend time with my family and bask in each other's love.

  • xinman

    I'm thankful for so many things. Sometimes it's difficult to stop and realize that. My family is great and I'm very excited, I just got my first DSLR about two weeks ago. My job, which is boring for some but normally rocks for me. Computers, which have made my life the way it is… The holidays to bring family and friends together.

  • G_man

    Thankful for all the great photogs out there who so generously share their tricks of the trade so freely !

  • Robert_B

    I'm thankful my eyes are still in good shape to allow me to continue to see and photograrph the world around me.

  • KarenB

    I'm thankful for a new obsession in photography!

  • Ricky Law

    I am thankful just to be alive and kicking!

  • DeonG

    I am thankful I have God who loves me, a Beautiful wife who loves me and puts up with my photography, and my childern who love me. I am also thankful for my son who is getting married tomorrow and the new daughther-in-law comming into the family.