Posts Tagged ‘photomatix’

Giving Away Photomatix Pro Licenses for HDR Photography

Update: This giveaway is now over. The winners were randomly selected and announced below.

HDRSoft recently released version 4.0 of their popular HDR processing program Photomatix, and this week we’re giving away three (3) licenses to our awesome readers. These are for the Photomatix Pro Plus Bundle worth $119 each.

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

Tell us your favorite book

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 in three days on Sunday, October 10th, 2010. We’ll randomly pick a winner using and update this post. Good luck!

Update: This giveaway is now over. We received 422 entries via comment and 229 entries via Tweet for 651 entries total. Here are the three randomly selected winners:

#479: @ribnar

My all time fav book is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

#524: @davensjournal

“Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert Heinlein

#376: M Hanif Bay (@DiviAugusti)

Taiko by Eiji Yoshikawa

Congratulations! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize. We’ll be contacting you as well.

Thanks for participating in this giveaway and sharing your favorite books with all of us! Check back soon for another giveaway.

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

Image credit: HDR IR Brickworks valley by Lone Primate

So You Wanna Do HDR? Photomatix Giveaway!

Update: This giveaway has ended, and the randomly selected winners were posted here. Thanks to everyone who participated! Stay tuned for more awesome giveaways!

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is really interesting, and is mentioned a lot these days. Some people love it, while other hate it. Whatever camp you’re in, I would still recommend that you at least try it out, since I believe you actually learn the most in photography from experimentation.

Here’s an HDR photograph I took in 2008 of the Campanile on the UC Berkeley campus:


It’s composed of two photographs that I took without a tripod, and was created using Photomatix by HDRsoft. It seems like everyone these days is using Photomatix for their HDR work, and if you’ve heard of HDR, you’ve probably also heard of Photomatix.

Well today, I’m giving away two (2) copies of Photomatix Pro Plus, each worth $119. This bundle includes not only the standalone program, but also plugins for Photoshop, Lighroom, and Aperture. Of course, feel free to downgrade to one of the individual packages if this much software is overwhelming.

Entering this contest is simple. All you need to do is answer the following question:

Who is your favorite photographer?

Any photographer is okay, though try not to say it’s yourself. Links are definitely encouraged if the photographer is modern enough to have a website!

There are two ways you can send your answer to me, and feel free to use both methods for double the chance to win! You can…

  1. Leave a comment on this post
  2. Tweet your answer to @petapixel on Twitter

Winners will be randomly picked and announced in a week on the evening of July 18th, 2009.

Good luck!

If you’d like to view more examples of what you can do with Photomatix, check out the Photomatix group on Flickr, and to learn how to actually do HDR photography, try reading this tutorial by Trey Ratcliff on Stuck in Customs.

Another tip: If you include a link in your tweet back to this post, your tweet will automatically show up below the comments section, allowing you to share your answer not only with me, but with PetaPixel readers as well!