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QuickPro DVD Giveaway Contest!

Many of you have probably been wondering if I have forgotten about this blog over the past few months. I haven't posted in a long time because I've been so busy working on this super fun project! I had the opportunity to team up with QuickPro Camera Guides to produce this DVD series. I wrote the scripts, got to play "director" on the days we did the filming, and I took lots of the images that are shown on-screen in the DVDs. I am way excited that they're finally finished - it was lots of hard work, but I think they turned out really well!

We're calling them our Fundamentals Series, and there are four titles: Photography Tips, Exposure Basics, Using Light, and Composition Essentials. The last three are being bundled as a "boxed set," and each and every DVD comes with a 4x5 accordion fold "tips" card (surprisingly similar to the Alexis Miller Photography Tips Cards!) I only posted a picture of the Composition Essentials Tips card, but each of the cards has lots of great information and reminders, and it's the perfect size for your camera bag!

Anyhow, for my wonderful blog readers and followers, I am having a giveaway contest with these new DVDs! I have several that I can give away, so I am going to do something a little different than I've done with previous contests.
  • If there are between 1 and 50 entries, I will give away: 2 Photography Tips DVDs and 1 Boxed Set.
  • If there are between 51 and 100 entries, I will give away: 5 Photography Tips DVDs and 3 Boxed Sets.
  • If there are between 101 and 150 entries, I will give away: 9 Photography Tips DVDs and 5 Boxed Sets.
  • If there are more than 150 entries, I will give away: 12 Photography Tips DVDs and 8 Boxed Sets.

Your odds for winning will increase if there are more entries, so be sure to tell your friends, post on your blog, facebook, twitter, or forums about this contest!

Here's how you enter: First, you must be a follower of this blog. Then, make a comment on this post telling me why you'd like to win. I'll randomly choose the winners one week from today - July 22, 2009. So, all entries must be submitted before 9:00 a.m. on that day.

Have fun, and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me at phototips@alexismiller.com

160 comments:

Jessica Kok said...

I'd never miss a chance to become a better photographyer!

Lou said...

Thanks for your generosity! I'm always looking for ways to improve my photography.

Serena said...

These seem like an awesome resource for any photography. I'd love these as they would be a way to reinforce toe basic principles and increase my chances of getting better shots at every shoot.

Nancy said...

I would like to win because I have never watched a dvd or tutorial for anything before! And because this is the first time that I have ever signed up to follow a blog. :) And I will be going back to 2peas & fixing your link!

Photo's by Shan said...

I would love to improve my photo skills with these awesome dvd's!!

tiffany said...

Wow, those DVDs look great!

Winning Moments Photography by Elizabeth said...

These look awesome. These would be an excellent addition to my learning lbrary of tools. I already have several of your other products - so I know the quality will be great!!

Becca said...

I would love to win these because I really need the composition help. Also, so I can say "I know this lady"and feel all important and special! lol!

Thanks for your generosity!

Laurie said...

Photography is my only outlet from my busy life as mom of three kids, graduate student and new wife! Hope I can win!!

Terri said...

First I'd like to say congrats on making your own video...how exciting is that?! I am such a novice at photography I am always grasping at more ways to learn...I am a very visual learner and I think I could really benefit from your DVD's! Don't know if I am lucky enough to win, but I gotta give it a shot! Thanks for the chance to win!

Catherine said...

Wow! Great give away. I read, listen to and subscribe to everything I can to increase my knowledge!

Patti said...

I think in this industry you need to constantly keep up your skills and education is so important. I would love to win these!

Nekane said...

I need to learn all I can on how to become a better photographer :)

Danielle said...

Thanks for being so generous!! This is an awesome giveaway!!! I would love to have these DVDs to add to my resources to improve my photography skills!! All of your products are wonderful so I know these will be too!!!

Katie said...

Am wanting to lean more about photography. This would be great!

Krista P said...

Very thoughtful of you to give us a chance to win! I have a lot to learn about photography and DVDs are an excellent way to learn!

Erin said...

I want to learn all I can... I can't seem to get enough.

Rachel said...

They look great! I'm really trying to work on getting exposure right and would love the lessons.

Megan said...

I too, would like to learn all I can and these look awesome!

Margaret said...

I was wondering what happened to you. I'd love to win because I have your Tip cards and am sure the DVD's will be just as wonderful and full of useful tips.

allison said...

I'm a visual learner, so I'd love to get my hands on your new DVDs and Congratulations!!!

Brandi said...

What a great concept! Would love to win one.... :-)

Chalet said...

Any knowledge I can get, I will take!!!!

Cosi! said...

I'm not sure I've ever commented before but I've been following for about a month? maybe. Found your freebie textures if I remember correctly.
I'm a stay at home(schooling) mom with a love of photography and would love to be able to develop a little side business shooting senior and kids portraits, I could use some really good tips. Thanks for the chance to win :)
p.s. I'm also to be found at www.gnubee.wordpress.com sometimes I sign under that id.

Eileen said...

I have learned so much from you! and would love to learn more.

It's on my blog.

And congrats on the project!

(PS) If I win.....(fingers crossed tight) I'll be out of town for the drawing, but will check ASA I get back.

Penny Murray said...

Glad you are blogging again! Fantastic contest. :)

Margaret said...

First thanks for offering the give away. I'm a hands on learner and it would be awesome to actually see someone doing what I need to do to get great results!!

Margaret

Bex said...

hi! i'm new to your blog - but girl, you are awesome! (does that automatically win a dvd set?) (no?) (oh well, i still really like you.)

thanks for sharing the lessons you have learned about photog. i love that we have blogging and the internet to get better at what we love (then love it more!)

bdaiss said...

Oo! I'd love these - I'm looking to step up my amateur photo skills and these would be a great resource!

Val said...

Hi Alexis, I'd like to win because I am always looking to learn more about photography. i find your work to be very inspiring! :-) Congrats on this new endeavor!

Ann Hedvig said...

I would love to use the Dvds to learn more about photography, instead of reading books. "Live" makes it kind of easier.

Homegrown Memories Photography & Design said...

This must have been so exciting for you! I think it would be an awesome thing for any photographer to have in their arsenal...and I would love to have it!

Christina said...

I've had you in my google reader for a while now, love your blog and your cute doodles!

I would love to learn how to be a better photographer to help me be a better scrapbooker!

Reds said...

Had left a message - doesn't seem to be here anymore... Anyway - became a follower (though I have been a lurker for a long time...) - I just want a chance to become a better photographer - I just love photography!! :)

aboysmommy said...

I am looking for some tips to improve my photography. Currently I'm a MWAC and a wannabe photographer.

sheila said...

This is the first time I have ever entered a photo contest other than the I heart faces fix-it Friday if you can count that. This would be a dream come true for me. I would love to go back to school to study photography, with the closest school where I live being 2-3 hrs away. With 2 small kids this isnt an option. And there is the fact of money, we just don't have it.
Thanks for considering me.

momaziggy said...

This looks fantastic and I would LOVE to win! Funny I just came to your blog last night and was wondering where you were...now I know! Great job and thanks so much for the giveaway!

rpatterson1226 said...

Everything I have ever ordered from you has just WOWED me. I just love your stuff! And now DVD's?? AWESOME.

jess said...

I would love this set b/c there is always something to learn in photography! And...sometimes it's good to get a refresher to help get you out of a rut! Thanks for your generosity!

jenmyers15 said...

These dvds look awesome. I would love to refine my skills. What a great idea!

Clair said...

You are a great teacher. I love how clear you make everything with your examples. Thanks. Clair

Designs by Jessie said...

pick me !!!!

I would love to win, I need all the help I can get! Im an awful photographer, but that doesn't stop me from snapping away!

llaxton said...

I would love a chance to own these!!!!

Diane Owen said...

I am really trying to buckle down and learn how to use my camera to it best, these sound wonderful!

Denise said...

I could use these to improve my skills! Thanks for the chance.

Dana said...

Wow! How awesome! For me, I'm new to photography but have some great subjects! I love to learn and will devour anything to keep learning!

(Oh and I'm a google reader follower! Have been for a while now!)

Jake and Rachelle said...

I need to improve my photography skills! Thanks

RAE said...

I'm still in the learning stage and all info is helpful for me. The cheat cards sound like a great idea too!

Brian&Em said...

I've recently gotten into photography and am trying to soak in as much information as possible. The DVD's would be great because then I could watch them, apply them, watch again, apply more, etc. I'm realizing there is so much to learn and every bit of info helps. LOVE the blog, by the way!

Wendy said...

I would like to win because I'm always looking for tips! Thanks

Amanda Benton said...

I would love to improve my photography any way I can, and what a better way!

Diane said...

Wow, I would love to watch these DVDs, I would love to be a better photographer. I seem to be obsessed with learning everything I can about photographer. Thanks for the chance!!

Robertson family said...

How cool is this?! It is so cool to see fellow peas succeeding like you are! Count me in, I could never pass up the opportunity to better myself!

~Christie said...

Thank you! This is so exciting! I am eager eager eager for more information and ways to become a better photographer.

Jacilynn said...

I'd love to win this. I'm struggling right now to get the most outta my camera. Fingers crossed

Heather said...

I was very gung ho about photography up until about 6 months ago when dh lost his job. Just lately, feeling the passion again. This is what I need to get me jump started. Thanks for the chance!

Sarah said...

I admire your work and always enjoy listening to different people explain things. It always amazes me that you can learn something new about something you thought you already knew....

Kati said...

WoW! What a project! Congrats!

My motto is: There is ALWAYS something new to learn when it comes to photography....

I would love to learn more from your DVD's!

Wendy F. said...

Great giveaway! I would love to win these b/c I would love to hear and watch someone explain something rather than interpret something from reading it. I find it so helpful to hear how someone else does it! I need all the help I can get with exposure and composition!

Amy said...

What an awesome contest! Thanks for the opportunity!

hyperterminal said...

I've wanted to take photography lessons for years but haven't been able to afford it. I was lucky to have a wonderful Dad take notice of my love for picture taking and he got me a Nikon for Christmas/Birthday/all holidays for two years. LOL I have learned as much as the books can tell me but I really want hands on tutorials. A visual guidance to help me understand my camera better! Thanks so much for this contest and good job on completing this project!!!

Esther said...

Congrats Alexis! I'd love to win one of the videos! What a great opportunity. I will never stop loving to learn all I can about photography.

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Bron's 365 Days said...

I've really enjoyed reading your tips, and the easy to understand way you write them. I'd relate well to the dvd as it's visual, and look forward to showing my work after the lessons. If I can make myself as good a photographer as I am a passionate photographer, I'm happy :)

Sherry said...

How awesome!! This would be a fantastic help to me! Thanks for this giveaway!

Gwen said...

These DVD's sound neat!

Bridget said...

I'm always eager and willing to learn and grow in my photography journey!

~*amber*~ said...

That would be a great way to improve my photography skills.

Susan said...

I'm still pretty new to DSLR photography and am devouring books on photography! I just spent some time this evening looking up videos on that popular video clip site! I'd love to get my hands on any of the dvd's you had a hand in creating! Thank you for being so generous with your give away! :)

Melissa Moore said...

Being a stay at home mom of two toddlers, I need all the help I can get to better my photography skills. Side note: glad you are back, thought I may have lost a great blog find.

Laurie H said...

I am a life long learner. You should never stop trying to increase your base. I also learn very well with that mode of teaching.

Thistle Creek Photography said...

sounds like a great set, who wouldn't want to win it?

Lisa said...

You've been busy, Alexis! I'm a visual learner, so these DVDs would be perfect to assist me in improving my skills as a photographer.

Tomboymama said...

These sound like a great product, and I know I have lots to learn about photography, so I would love to win. How exciting that you had a big part in this.

Annie said...

wow! congratulations! what a great project to have finished. I loved your class and would love to have your dvd here!

Cindy said...

I would love to win! I'm always looking for ways to grow and improve my skills. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
Cindy

Erica said...

Oh I would love these. I am a followe via Google Reader.

Stacey said...

I would love to win because I have so much to learn when it comes to photography... and I think these DVDs are a great idea!!

Staci B said...

So nice to see you back!!! What an awesome opportunity to publish!!

I would like to win, because I am in love with learning, and I stalk your blog, amoung others to learn and see what is new!

jwills said...

Awesome! Love the idea of the DVD's. Like a photo class you can do in you own time at home. I would love to win these. Struggling to improve my photography. Thanks for doing these!

Amber said...

I would love the chance to learn more about the technical side of photography. These DVD's would help out tremendously!

Out Numbered! said...

Huge fan of this blog. I was not sure how to "follow" so this makes it that much more fun for me. Just beginning the stages of learning things on photography and would love the chance to learn more from your DVD's!

Jennifer H

Barb said...

LOVE to win these! I LOVE photography but am continuously seeking knowledge on becoming a better photographer. I know htey will be great because your stuff rocks!

iffles said...

I'm also looking for more ways to learn - plus I love the idea of the tips cards to keep in my camera bag

Lanaia said...

CONGRATS on those!!! They sound fabulous and it would be awesome to win them.

Shawna said...

Thank you so much for offering this great contest! I would love this DVD set.. such a great tool to learn more about my favorite hobby!

twofurrykids said...

What a great resource,!

debbie said...

ALWAYS looking for tips and advice on getting better photos! Your site is awesome! There's so much to absorb, I'm going to have pull myself away from the computer to take my photos!!!!
And I don't think there' going to be a problem getting 150+ posts to get this DVD set!!!!

petemiller said...

Wow, what a great project. I'm always looking to get better, that's why I would like to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

Jeannie D. said...

No matter if you are just a beginner or a pro your new set of dvd's would be a great "BACK TO THE BASICS" and refresh your memeory. I am now a follower of your site and always check in on your site from time to time and I love what you do, thanks for this awesome give away.

katieFLapple said...

I would love to win these so that I could improve my photography skills. I love the DVD format! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

luv4scrap2 said...

this sounds like a wonderful opportunity to better my photography skills. thanks so much for the offer.

luv4scrap2 said...

I would love the opportunity to improve my photography skills. Thaks for the offer.

Brock, Heather and Ethan said...

Wow! You are so awesome to give a way such an awesome set of tools!!! I would love, love, love to be a winner in this give a way! I am always looking for many ways to improve and what not!! Thanks for making things possible in my photog world!!

Monica said...

Oh - these look awesome... crossing my fingers that i win! what a great thing you've done!

Nita said...

I could use these to improve my photography skills! Thanks for the chance to win.

Nicki, said...

Congratulations on your new product. I would love to be entered for the opportunity to win. I am plodding along the road to actually 'learning' photography rather than taking 'hit & miss' pictures. To have such a collection of information would help tremendously as there is no local source for this education. Thank you for this offer.

Kaela said...

Awesome! I love photography and have been trying to immerse myself in learning all I can since I got my nikon a year ago!! I would LOVE this great learning opportunity!!!

Jami said...

This is so incredible, Alexis!!! Great job! I would love to be entered to win!!!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love photography, and do anything I can to better myself. Thanks for sharing! (PS- I adore your website!)

Amy Dungan (Sparky's Girl) said...

I'd love you have your DVD set! I think it would really help me improve my photography in many ways!

Kelly MacDonald said...

Ive been reading your blog for a while, and this seems like a great reason to speak up!

I used my life savings and paid for a college education at Boston University and graduated in May. Im now trying to wrap my head around all the wonderful things I have learned... and applying them to my style.

Ive never wanted anything so badly in my life.. and I quit my job , and this last week signed the rental lease for my first studio!

I am new, and still get hung up on the little things. But I practice and practice.. I will make this happen! I always look to Other photographers for guidance, and mentorship... and I believe having the DVD set would not only be a great tool , but a staple in helping me understand the best ways to go about getting the looks I want.

Even if I dont win, I think its SO awesome that you are offering this. I would love to be considered. Thank you SO much!

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nora.lakehurst said...

I would LOVE this. I am a budding photographer so if I win that would be awesome.

Ceci said...

Always looking for ways to improve my photography!!

Jami said...

Ok, sorry, just count my 2 comments as one....I forgot to say why I'd like to win. I am a very visual person and do best with watching things rather than reading about them. Videos are the perfect solution for me to learn more about photography. Thank you!!!

RachelP said...

You've got great information- and I'm always wanting to learn more. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Andrea said...

I'm just learning about photography and would LOVE any help. This looks amazing!

Claudia said...

Looking to improve my photography skills

Jenn said...

Learning all I can...in order to use my skills to help others. These look like a great starting place. Thanks for the chance!

Tonya McElroy Photography said...

Looks like a great source of knowledge. I'm always hunting for new ways to make my photos better. Love your work and thank you for putting these dvds together for us!

Rebecca said...

I would love to win a set of these videos. I have your quick cards and they are a great help when I am on a shoot...I am just getting into manual and having your videos would make a big difference in my learning process.

Leora said...

ohhh...I would LOOOOVE the win this. I'm always looking to improve my photography skills. Thanks for being so generous and for sharing your talent.

Jamesc359 said...

I'd like to win because I'm an amateur that would dearly love to improve my skills. That and who doesn't love free stuff!

Chanelle said...

Oooooooh, I would love that! The finished product looks fantastic, the packaging is so pretty! All your pictures are just gorgeous to the eye. I would love to learn from you. Thanks for the opportunity!

Erica said...

As a mother I want to take the best pictures I can of my family and our life. I love the idea of being able to keep your tip cards in my camera bag. Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!

Jody said...

I want to win this so bad!! Since last Wednesday when I took 1500 pictures of babies, kids & families, my sister has been saying she would love for me to take photography courses but with working full-time and taking online classes to finish my BS this spring, I don't have time. But with these DVDs I could :)

Cheryl said...

OMG I can always use hints to improve my photography... I would love to be able to get at least one great shot each session...

Cheryl aka cherpea designs
cheryl.peacock @ clear. net. nz

Darcy said...

I would love to win these dvds so that I can learn so much more about my new love -- photography!!!

Brent and Kira Haslam Fam said...

I absolutely love photography, but need to know more of the fundamentals and artistic tips to actually be able to produce what I appreciate so much!
:)
Kira H.

catasmith said...

I am a passionate photographer but I am not to the point where every shot is a keeper. I try reading and observing others work as much as possible. Tutorials keep everything stirring around in my head and I hope one day to finally get it all together and "get it". Thanks for being sooooo generous.
Cathy

Julie said...

These look great!! I would love to share these with my mom who is trying to learn photography, she is 69 and bought my slr when I upgraded.

lorissa said...

Would love to win...because I have never won anything! Also...would find the DVD's to be a wonderful resource. happy to see you are blogging again.

Gretchen Clark said...

I am always looking for ways to improve my photography skills...I think your pictures are awesome and would love to learn how to be better:D

thanks for the chance to win

Desiree Prakash said...

I'm still pretty new to photography and am always looking for ways to be better. Thanks for the great tips (and giveaways).

LeenieGreenie said...

A birth certificate shows that we were born. A death certificate shows that we died.
Pictures show that we lived.
I would love the opportunity to make my photos come to life and prove that I LIVED.

Deputy's Wife said...

I love to take pictures, but I need to get better at it!

Thanks for the giveaway!

andreamatrix said...

Because it's Friday.

AND I love photography.

Elisabeth N. Smith said...

Wow this is great!!! I would love to win this as I start my journey in photography! Fingers crossed!!!

Kristin said...

I'd love to win something that will improve my photography! What a great accomplishment for you! Thanks so much!

Adam and Ady said...

I just found your blog not too long ago and am really glad that I found it when I did to hopefully win! :) I would like to win because...I am pregnant now and wanting to learn how to use my camera better so that when my little one comes I can take really great pictures of him/her. I am hoping this kit finds its way into my hands and can help me out!!! :)

melFeldt photography said...

I need all the help I can get!! Never stop learning!

Kristin said...

Anything to improve my photography skills would be great. This looks like a great collection to have. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Silisia said...

Always looking to improve!

Sue said...

I need all the help I can get and this looks like a perfect way to improve. Thanks so much!!

Michelle said...

Congrats on the dvds! How exciting! Thanks for the chance to win.

gale said...

I just discovered your blog after seeing a post at 2peas. Wow it's amazing! I'm trying to improve my photography which, right now, is really not very good. It's so true that you can have a good camera and still take bad pics. lol. Anyway I'd love to win the cds so I can learn more but I'm also going to explore your blog because it looks like it's got a lot to offer!

April said...

I always welcome the chance to better my craft. Thank you so much!

Kelly said...

This is a great giveaway! The reason I'd like to win is because I feel like I'm not always "getting it" when I'm reading it online or in print. I think sometimes having someone 'tell me' or see it in a different format would help. Anything to improve :)

appraisalworkstx said...

just getting back into SLR photography after about 20 years of just point and shoot cameras. I am a new grandma and would love to take better pictures of my beautiful grandaught....I need all the help I can get. Thanks for your giveaway!

Cyndie said...

Any oppurtunity to improve my photography is a welcome!
Thanks for sharing!

Margie said...

Wow, congrats on your DVD's! I'd love to win because I can never learn enough about my favorite hobby! Thanks for the opportunity!

Angela Compton said...

I think these would be a great tool for any photographer whether your a newbie, amateur or professional. What a great reference to have.

April said...

I would never turn down a chance to better my skills as a photographer. I would love these dvd's! thank you for the giveaway.

gking21456 said...

I would love to improve my photography skills! I am always looking for tips on photography. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with others.

DiSailsToo said...

I'd love to win these! Honestly - I can just learn so much from reading a book - and I do have LOTS of them - but actually watching it on video and then practicing it myself with my own camera is the much preferred way for me to learn. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Laura Lu said...

I am always on a quest to learn. I am a visual learner so these would be FABULOUS!!!

Tina Brannon said...

Always looking for ways to improve. This is great! THANKS!!!

--sme said...

First, I'd like to support you! Second, I think it's a great idea and a handy reference! Congrats on this wonderful opportunity!

christy said...

I love your work & snoop weekly for your new products & ideas! Your tips have been so helpful! Thank you for your posts, your freebeis & sharing your expertise! Would LOVE to win one of your videos!!!!
Christy

Rockin Rowe's said...

I guess I just broke the 150 mark. I am comment #151! Yay! I would love this to help me improve my technique.

wordfromthezoo said...

I would LOVE to have these DVD's!!! I have 3 adorable little boys and a brand new beautiful little girl and would love to learn some great tips on taking even better pictures of our little family so I can preserve this precious time in our lives forever!!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest!!!

Renee said...

Who wouldn't want to better their photography skills? I am in desperate need of some photo help!

porchsitter said...

Wow, these sound amazing! What a great way to improve my photography!

Erin Clausen said...

Wow! How cool for you and how wonderful of you to share. I'd LOVE to win.

Kelly L said...

I'd love a chance to check out these dvd's! I'm sure they'd be a great help to me! :)

Stacy said...

These look great! I would love the chance to improve my skills. DVD's would be such a great way to learn too. I have read so many photography books and it would be a nice change of pace. You are so wonderful to do this!

Anonymous said...

I would love any opportunity to learn more about photography. Thanks for doing this.Kiara
kiarad_21@yahoo.com

2CraftyGrlz said...

OMG!!! I would absolutley LOVE to win this! I have been a huge scrapbooker for over 14 years and photos are what make wonderful scrapbook pages along with the creative process of putting the page together. I have LOVED photography from the get go, have been told I take great photos, but want to pump it up a notch! I am so confussed when it comes to all the lenses, apeture, shutter, lighting, modes, etc that I really truley need some help! I have a feeling these videos are just what I need to get all the confusion mellowed out an in order in my brain and will enlighten me to create some fabulous photos....

Angie said...

I'd love to win because I am new to photography and your info makes things so easy to understand. I know these would be great to get started and learn a great deal about photography.