Giving Away an Eye-Catching Metal Print and a Year of SmugMug Pro

Update: This giveaway is now over. The winner was randomly selected and announced below.

It’s been way too long since we’ve done a giveaway — three months, in fact — so today we have an awesome one: one lucky (and randomly selected) reader will receive a large 30×40-inch SmugMug MetalPrint of their favorite photo worth $301.50 and a year of SmugMug Pro worth $150 — a combined value of $451.5. This giveaway is open to international readers as well, and it’ll be shipped right to your door for free.

To enter this giveaway, all you need to do is:

Tell us the best photo advice you’ve ever received

There are two ways to enter, and doing both methods will give you 2 entries in the contest, and thus double the chance the win!

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

    As long as the link appears in the tweet, you’ll be automatically entered in the contest.

This contest will end Friday, August 26th, 2011. We’ll randomly pick a winner using and update this post. Good luck!

Update: This giveaway is now over. We received 444 comment entries and 253 Tweet entries for 697 entries overall. The randomly selected winner is…

#538: Claudia Cooper (@claud26point2)

I learned this advice – BSE (background, separation, edges) in a photography workshop [#]

Congratulations! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize (we’re contacting you as well).

Thanks to everyone who entered! Please stay tuned for more awesome giveaways!

A big thanks to SmugMug for providing the prizes for this giveaway!

  • Jan Erik Moström

    The best photo advise: always carry a camera … and use it

  • Reysbro

    1. Measure light. Measure light. Measure light.
    2. Go to shoot with a prepared shot list.
    3. Each frame should tell a story.

  • Reysbro

    1. Measure light. Measure light. Measure light.
    2. Go to shoot with a prepared shot list.
    3. Each frame should tell a story.

  • John

    Shoot what inspires you!!!

  • choiMatthew

    work with what you have, and train yourself to get around these obstacles

  • Jen Bak

    Reading all the blogs and books in the world about photography won’t actually help you if you don’t get out there and start shooting! :)

  • calculi

    To get the same field of view and depth-of-field, not only focal length is dependent on sensor/film format, but also the aperture.

  • Thad Bell

    Shoot a lot but learn from each image, each shoot, each subject. 

  • Jonathan Yao

    WHIMS: White Balance, Histogram Waring, ISO, Mode, Size.

  • Adrienne Naval

    Explore taking black and white pictures, it gives a different atmosphere

  • Cyndibosworth

    Don’t give up and keep shooting, learn everything you can about your camera. 

  • Dopplereffect

    The quickest way to make money at photography is to sell your camera.