A Bokeh Masters Kit Giveaway

Update: This giveaway is now over. The three winners were randomly selected and announced below. Thanks for participating!

When Udi Tirosh over at DIYPhotography launched the Bokeh Masters Kit a few weeks ago, we said we’d be giving away a couple kits here on PetaPixel in early January 2010. Well, here it is! We’re giving away three (3) Masters Edition Bokeh Masters Kits that each normally cost $35. Over 500 of these bokeh-customizing kits have been sold since they were introduced.

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

What is your favorite book?

There’s two ways to enter this contest, and you can use both methods to double your chances:

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

    As long as the link is found somewhere in your tweet, you will be entered in this giveaway.

We will randomly select the three winners in two days on 1/13/10, and announce the winners in this post. Good luck!

Thanks to Udi for donating the kits for this giveaway!


This giveaway is now over. We received 159 entries via comments and 108 entries via Twitter, for a total of 267 entries. Here are three winners we randomly selected:

#194: suprspi (@suprspi)

My favourite book atm is “The Way of Shadows” by Brent Weeks – it changes constantly though.

#67: Nianya (@MagicalMischief)

Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien.

#145: Saurabh (@sloth13)

Sarah Moon: Coincidences by Sarah Moon

Congratulations! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize.

Thanks everyone for participating in the contest and sharing your favorite books! We’ll have another contest soon, so stay tuned!

  • Javier

    Currently it is: “Master & Commander” by Patrick O´Brian.

  • renatotarga

    My favorite book of all times is “Heart of Darkness”, by Joseph Conrad.

  • kimberly

    “Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World” by Haruki Murakami!

    Or maybe… “Geek Love” by Katherine Dunn.


  • Erica Myers

    OOO pick me! pick me! My favorite book is the Bible.

  • lukaszpiech

    My favourite book is SQL for Dummies :)

  • yoshi

    The Light of Other Days by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter

  • recklesslover

    Definitely The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby

  • nicnocquee

    Bartimaeus Trilogy: Ptolemy's Gate.

  • EmigrantMtChris

    Lord of the Rings Trilogy

  • TrigPhotography

    2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

  • upsilamba

    Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku

  • Mormegil

    I, Asimov: A Memoir (by Isaac Asimov, obviously)

  • Mark Kalan

    In God We Trust, All Other Pay Cash by Jean Sheperd (it was the inspiration for the film “A Christmas Story”

  • Ruben

    My favourite book ever is “El Principito” (in spanish) // “The Little Prince” written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, each time I read it, I learn new things.

  • Nic Perry

    My favorite book is the Raw Shark Texts brilliant use of text (and lack of text) to tell a story. I have never read anything else at all similar.

  • mn_muse

    “The Little Prince”

  • kevadsuvi

    daodejing by laozi

  • Eugene

    My favorite book is Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment.

    I am a huge fan of classical literature in general. For those interested, I have a list of my favorite classics here.

    One last thing: are there any Petapixel readers who are undertaking the 52 book challenge in 2010? This is a challenge to read (at least) 52 books in the year 2010. There's a following on Twitter with the #bookaweek hashtag.

  • Sharon

    Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman (actually one of many favourite books)

  • jen

    i'm old school. i like the Bible- lots of good stories in there. :)

  • milou

    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

  • Belle

    Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut! Great read =)

  • facebook-4203563

    The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov

  • jlemieux

    My favorite book is Virtual Poetry by Chris Orwig

  • Keith Barger

    The Lord of the Rings. I try to read it every year.

  • Owen Zammit

    Lord of the Rings Books

  • James Davidson

    The Shining – Steven King

  • brenda rivera

    Winne the Pooh – the orginial – use to read it to my son when he was little.

  • Anum

    I love “Kitchen” by Banana Yoshimoto. The most unique style of writing I have seen in years.

  • Rikk Flohr

    The HDRI Handbook

  • mredpopo

    American God's by Neil Gaiman

  • Michael Kaufmann

    My all time favorite would have to be “The Hobbit”.

  • Matias Singers

    1984 by George Orwell
    Photography related: Understanding exposure – Bryan Peterson

  • speters1717

    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

  • Regina Twine

    To Kill A Mockingbird I don't care if it's not a photography book. It's my favorite!

  • CB

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I hope I win!

  • moosekiller

    I have many favorite books depending on genre, but one that stands out is 'Ringworld' by Larry Niven.

  • Vitaliy

    My favorite book is “The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos” by Michael Freeman

  • zAppledot

    Since you didnt say photography related book, i would have to say hands down my favorite book is the bible.

  • Ashley

    Jane eyre


  • openthejarry

    Favorite book is “The Gargoyle.” Love it!

  • joyce_j

    The Secret by Rhonda Byrne!! Positive, inspirational, empowering :)

  • gary_bc

    Jeanette Winterson's Gut Symmetries

  • RisaAnne

    I'd have to say that my favorite book is “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” by William L. Shirer.

  • mizzginn

    Favorite photo book might be Hot Shoe Diaries, although I'm only half way through.. “Secret Life of Bees” would be my favorite paperback/enjoy read.

  • ccpi

    My fav book so far is “Professional Photoshop”, by Dan Margulis.

  • Saurabh

    Sarah Moon: Coincidences by Sarah Moon

  • Trude

    Hope I'm not too late! I could never pick just one, but one of my all-time faves is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I've read it at least three times! :)

  • Joanna

    Shoe Addicts Anonymous by Beth Harbison

  • nikki5757

    My favorite book is Goodnight Moon