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Merry Christmas! Lensbaby Winner Announced

Merry Christmas! It has been a week already since we posted our latest giveaway for a Lensbaby Composer, and this one has been our most popular giveaway so far. We received a total of 584 comment entries and 427 entries through Twitter, for a whopping total of 1011 entries.

Without further ado, the randomly selected winner of a Lensbaby Composer and Creative Aperture Set is…

#581: Henning Wüst

The top item on his Christmas wishlist was:

simple wish: peace on earth

Congratulations! Please send an email to [email protected] to claim your prize (We emailed you as well).

A big thank you to everyone who participated. We hope you’re all having a fun and safe holiday season!


Image credit: white christmas by brianjmatis

Ho Ho Ho! A Lensbaby Christmas Giveaway!

Update: This giveaway has ended. The winner was randomly selected and announced here.


Hello all you awesome readers out there! To celebrate this Christmas season, we’re going to be giving away a Lensbaby Composer lens + a Creative Aperture Kit (a $280 value).

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

What’s the first item on your wishlist for Santa?

There are two ways to send your answer to us, and if you use both ways you will receive two entries in this contest:

  1. Leave your response as a comment (on this PetaPixel.com post)
  2. Tweet your response, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://j.mp/ppchstms

    If the link appears in your tweet, then the elf Santa loaned us will automatically find it and count it as an entry. If you don’t include the link, then the elf won’t be able to find it and it won’t be counted.

We’ll be picking a winner randomly on Christmas morning – December 25th, 2009. Good luck!



A big thanks to our sponsor Lensbaby for providing the prizes for this giveaway!

The Black Friday Giveaway Winners

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our giveaway on black friday. In response to the question “what are you most thankful for?”, we received 80 comments and 33 tweets for 113 entries total.

Here are the randomly selected winners:

The winner of a Trade Secret Card Pack:

#108: headedforhades (@headedforhades)

I’m thankful for Petapixel’s tweets! ;o)

The three winners of Digital Photography School‘s new book The Essential Guide to Portrait Photography:

#2: Corey Russell (@MeatJacket)

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

#107: thedudeabides67 (@thedudeabides67)

I am thankful for the rich colours of life.

#109: matiassingers (@matiassingers):

I am thankful for @punkpolkadots, @ashwinpande and all other friends who make the next day worth looking forward to

Congratulations! Please contact [email protected] to claim your prizes.

Thanks again to everyone who participated. We have some pretty massive giveaways lined up, so keep your eyes peeled!


Image credit: Giraffe kindergarten by Focx.

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

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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

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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 random.org. 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 PetaPixel.com post
  2. Tweet your response on Twitter, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://j.mp/ppblackfri

    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!

Topaz Lab Bundle Winners Announced

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Our latest contest for five (5) Topaz Labs Photoshop Bundles has come to an end. We received about 187 entries via comments, 118 entries via Twitter, and 305 entries total. The question we asked for the contest was “What is your greatest fear?”. Here are the randomly selected winners:

#147: fathima_05

My biggest fear is marrying the wrong person and ending up unhappy with my life… it paralyzes me

#86: sesser (@sesser)

My biggest fear is fear itself… that and carnies (small hands, smell like cabbage).

#301: dsdphoto (@dsdphoto)

my greatest fear outside of photography, losing those I care about leading to eternal loneliness.

#11: Adam

That my photography will never be appreciated

#65: wideangle

Greatest fear is to lose the people I care the most about…

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

Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway. It’s always interesting to read through the responses we get. We hope to have another giveaway soon, so please keep your eyes peeled!


Image credit: How to Camouflage City Sites by Smotret.

How About a Topaz Labs Giveaway?

Update: This contest is now over. The winners have been randomly selected and posted here. Thanks for participating!


bundle_boxshot_150wIt’s been a while since I’ve done a giveaway here on PetaPixel. At one time I was doing roughly a giveaway a week. The last one we had here was when we gave away SmugMug accounts.

This week, I’m giving away five (5) Photoshop Bundles by Topaz Labs, each worth $179. The software is available for both Windows and Mac.

If you haven’t heard of Topaz Labs before, check out the different products included in this bundle, or poke around on Google for reviews. They’ve gotten some pretty positive feedback from photographers recently.

All you have to do to enter this giveaway is to answer the following question:

What is your greatest fear?

Yeah… It’s a pretty open ended question.

There are two ways to respond and enter the contest, and you can use both methods to double your chances:

  1. Leave your response as a comment on this PetaPixel.com post
  2. Tweet your response, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://j.mp/pptpl

    As long as the link appears somewhere in your tweet, you will automatically be entered in the contest. You don’t even need to include @petapixel.

The deadline for this giveaway is Saturday, October 24th, 2009. I’ll be randomly selecting the five winners using random.org.

Good luck!

Announcing the SmugMug Winners!

smugmug_logoThis past week we had a giveaway in which we asked for your favorite photography related websites. The four prizes are memberships of various levels to SmugMug. We received 94 responses through comments on the post and 72 responses through Twitter for a total of 166 entries.

If you’re looking for new photography websites to visit or blogs to follow, you’ll find a lot of good ones in the comments we received.

Here are the four winners, picked randomly using random.org:

Standard Membership Winners ($40)

#4: Yael Talleyrand (@yatalley)

http://photocritic.org/ s more lika a blog … but since i find his stuff veeery cool :)… i guess thats it.

#53: Gil_margey

I like http://beruphoto.com — they pick photos from livejournal

Power Membership Winner ($60)

#32: sneuweger

That is difficult there are so many great sites in my feedreader… so i will choose Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider: http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/ not only for his original posts but also for the numerous links to interesting people of “the industry”…

Pro Membership Winner ($150)

#7: Frances Parker (@simplybetrue)

my fave photography-related website? j*’s blog. i heart Jasmine Star http://www.jasminestarblog.com and read her blog everyday.


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

Thanks for participating everyone!

Your Favorite Photography Websites? A SmugMug Giveaway!

Update: This giveaway has ended. Winners were randomly selected and announced here. Thanks for participating!


smugmug_logoThings were kind of hectic this week. My bike and laptop decided to both die on the same day, and two days later I became a Mac user for the first time by purchasing a 13-inch Macbook Pro. Might still switch back to Windows next time, but I didn’t want to upgrade to Vista.

Anyhoo, how about another giveaway?

This week I’m giving away four annual subscriptions to the popular photo sharing service SmugMug. The four prizes are:

  • 2 standard memberships worth $40 each
  • 1 power membership worth $60
  • 1 pro membership worth $150

There will be four different randomly selected winners this week. All you have to do to enter this week’s giveaway is to answer the following question:

What is your favorite photography related website?

This could be a photo service, a blog, a forum, or whatever else, as long as it’s related somehow to your passion for photography.

There are two ways to share your answer and enter the contest, and you can use both methods to double your chances:

  1. Leave your response as a comment on this PetaPixel.com post
  2. Tweet your response, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://j.mp/ppsmgmg

    As long as the link appears in a tweet, you will be entered in this giveaway. You don’t even need to include @petapixel.

The deadline for this giveaway is Saturday, September 19th, 2009. The winners will be randomly selected using random.org.

Good luck!


Update: Forgot to mention this in the original post: existing SmugMug members can still participate in this contest. if you win, the membership will be added to your existing membership.

Childhood Memories and a Lensbaby Winner

composer2Our Lensbaby giveaway has come to an end. In the past week, we received 566 entries (a new record), with 310 comments and 256 tweets. Our previous record was 510 entries a couple weeks ago when we gave away a Streetwalker backpack by Think Tank Photo.

I think our question, “What is your favorite childhood memory?”, is the most interesting one we’ve asked so far, and many of you wrote quite a bit in response to it.

More about favorite childhood memories in a bit, but first let’s announce the winner of the Lensbaby Composer. The randomly selected winner is…

#41: Maria

Climbing in parents’ bed and making clock-faces on Dad’s bare back… with my baby teeth! Yeah, he would half-laugh half-scream but still let me make multiple ones… I think/hope I tickled him more than I hurt him. Thanks, Dad, for enduring with love, you always warm my heart. <3

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

Thanks to everyone who entered and shared their favorite childhood memory with all of us! We’ll be giving away something again very soon, so stay tuned!


Here are some childhood memories we received this past week:

elainepeters:

When I little my father was severely ill in the hospital for more than three months over the Christmas holiday. We were told Christmas would be very simple that year one gift for each of us. Then on Christmas Eve total strangers showed up and brought us gifts and food. With no income because my father was in the hospital, I remember my mother in tears of joy and gratitude over their kindness. We never knew who they were or how they knew, but it made Christmas very special that year. Also my mom let us keep up our artificial tree until he came home in March. We wanted him to enjoy Christmas at home , too.

syedahmed:

My favorite memory is watching my dad taking family pictures with his Roliflex camera that was in a brown leather casing. Now I am fourty years old, a father of three sons, and my dad has passed away. I own his Roliflex camera and look at it in amazement everytime I take it out. It brings back fond memories of my childhood and who would have known that after almost four decades I would be into photography just like him. If only one day, my boys can follow my footsteps and enjoy photography as much as I have begun to.

Jennifer Squires Ross (website):

My favourite childhood memory was not having tv because I grew up in such a small town, so small that we didn’t even qualify as a village. There weren’t cable lines running out there (and there still aren’t) and aerial antennas didn’t do much because we were in a valley. We had to make our own fun which included building our own Ewok village and counting and installing our own population sign (262 people in case you were wondering). This small town called Hockley Village is what inspired me to become a photographer.

boris (@borborigm):

Being able to play for hours with a piece of wood

Celebrating with a Lensbaby Giveaway!

Update: This giveaway is now over. The winner has been randomly selected and announced here. Thanks for entering everyone!


If you follow us on twitter (@petapixel), you might have heard already, but we just passed 10,000 followers. Huzzah!

This blog is about four months old, so I’m definitely surprised at how far it has come in just one summer. Thank you all for reading and following us on Twitter.

To celebrate this big milestone, I’m going to be giving away a Lensbaby Composer lens and a Creative Aperture Kit. This combined package is worth $280. I probably don’t need to tell you much more about this lens. It’s Lensbaby.

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To enter this giveaway, simply answer the following question:

What is your favorite childhood memory?

As usual, there’s two ways to enter, and you can use both ways to double your chances.

  1. Leave your response as a comment on this PetaPixel.com post
  2. Tweet your response, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://bit.ly/pplbby

    If the link appears in your tweet, then our little giveaway elf will automatically find it and count it as an entry. If you don’t include the link, then our elf won’t be able to find it and it won’t be counted.

The deadline for getting your answer to us is the evening of Saturday, September 5th, 2009. We’ll be randomly selecting an entry using random.org.

Good luck!


Update: Some of you have been asking whether people outside the United States can enter. The answer is yes. The lens can be shipped internationally. Good luck!


Disclosure: Lensbaby is currently a sponsor of PetaPixel.