June 28, 2009

Photography Week Final Installment

Thanks for joining us this week! I hope that you had fun and learned some helpful techniques that you can use in your photography!

We wanted to finish off the week with a bang so I am giving away a spot in my next Online Photography Workshop!

I just finished teaching my second one and I have to agree with the students when they say that it goes by too quickly! (It seems like that is the story of my life lately though! :) ) I always have so much fun teaching these fantastic students and the best part is seeing how much progress they make throughout the course! It is awesome!

Here's what some of my students are saying. (Watch for a new testimonials section on my workshop blog coming soon!)

"I just opened my mailbox and there was our last lesson. I am feeling so ambivalent about opening it. I am excited to see what new you have to teach us but I am sad its the last lesson already. I just want to say (and I know this sentiment has already been expressed by many) that I wish this were not over and that I thank you from the bottom of my heart for so freely sharing not only the cogent basic instructions but also the the tips that short-cut a lot of the learning curve and get us loving our cameras - and not being intimidated by them. You could have been proprietary about the knowledge you acquired through your own study and hard work, but you are just the opposite.


I have such a long way to go to rough tune and gradually fine tune my photos but already I am reaping such pleasing rewards that it spurs me to keep taking, keep improving. Almost all of my shots are already such an improvement over those immediately pre-course. Really, I just can't express how grateful I am for this course, your style of teaching and your gentle, encouraging style of critique!


I am so sad this course is almost over. If you do plan additional courses in the future, I am pretty sure you will have a large audience among former students - me included.


Thanks Maggie."


Carol B


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"Let me just say I see a major difference in my pictures as far as exposure and lighting goes. I had the composition down, but needed/still need help with my exposure and knowing what to do in different light situations. Today, I took the kids to the pool and was able to get some bright happy photos without being overexposed and even was able to catch my son jumping mid-air into the pool with no motion blur. I've really enjoyed working in manual and am happy/relieved to find that its not as intimidating as I thought. Thanks so much Maggie for the great guidance, and all you participants that post your work so I can learn from it. Looking forward to these last few lessons! Have a great week everyone!"


Barbara roberts


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"This is so much fun! I absolutley can not believe after 4 weeks I am shooting in manual and loving what I see! You are amazing Maggie!!!"


Adrienne Banaszynski



To enter the drawing for a free spot in my next class, all you have to do is leave a comment here. I will be draw a winner Monday July 8th so you have plenty of time to enter.... one entry per person please. The next class is getting quite full but there are a few spots left if you are interested in getting in. I will be doing one more workshop later this year and more next year, so if you don't get in, you can get in to one of the next ones. You can find all of the details and updates about my online workshop here.

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Sheila H said...

WHat a fantastic opportunity! I would love a chance to learn with you.

yyam said...

This is such a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

Amy Coose said...

I'd LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win a spot! Thanks for the chance!

Toni said...

That will be really wonderful. Thanks for the chance!

Alena Honeycutt said...

Thanks for the photo tips all week! I would love a spot in your class!!!

Ayesha said...

What a fantastic chance thanks maggie

Mia said...

WOOO! I'd love to win that spot! I seriously need photography help!

Kristin said...

I wish, I wish, I wish!
I would really LOVE this and am crossing everything I can!

Jenny said...

I would LOVE to to win a spot!!!

jediflame said...

How sweet of you to offer this! And I would certainly love to win it. :)

Roberta said...

I would love to win a spot in the class!!! Thanks for offering such a great prize!

1scrappycat said...

Wow! What a sa-weet giveaway! I'd LOVE to be in the drawing!

Aimee said...

Awesome giveaway! I have been eyeing your class for a while!

lisa w said...

Wow.. .What a generous opportunity! Thanks for the chance. : )

Lynn Ghahary said...

WOW! This is an AMAZING opportunity. Thanks for the chance to win! Lynn :)

Paisley Petals said...

Wow! I would LOVE to win a spot in your class :) Thanks for the opportunity!

kathleen said...

Wow! It would top off my Summer, that's for sure!!! Thanks for the chance! I have really enjoyed reading the blog this week! Thanks for all the tips : )

Lee i. said...

That spot would be sweet. I've been following your tutorials and they're awesome. Thanks for the opportunity.

julie said...

Count me in!

Julie

Krista said...

This is GREAT! I love your photograpy. Thank you for this chance

Anisa said...

That would be so fun! I want to win!

Erica said...

hoping to get in on one of the workshops before they're over!

MandeeM said...

What a fantastic thing to "gift out". So sweet, and of course I would love to join in. Thanks for offering the chance.

HeatherQ said...

I would LOVE a spot in your class -- and could really use it, too! Thanks for the chance!

Erica Hettwer said...

Oh, I'd love to win a spot in one of your classes. :D

JudyG said...

Oh, I would love a spot in your class.

Donna Bryant Durand said...

Wow! Would love to win this one!

Kelly B said...

I would love to be the winner! Thanks for your generosity!

Mindy said...

I can't begin to tell you how much I'd love to win this giveaway!

naomi chokr said...

What an opportunity of a lifetime. I have been wanting to take photography classes since I was 12. But the opportunity just never presented itself. I've been wanting to take your class. Thank you for the chance to win.

Rebecca said...

OMG - I would SOO totally love to win a spot in your class!!! I would love to learn from you! Thank you so much for the chance!

ngriffin said...

My camera is my favorite tool for recording my family's daily lives and special events, and I would love the opportunity to win a class with you to increase my skills for me and my family.

Jen said...

I would love to win a spot in your class. I recently lost my job and don't have the money to take photography classes. Please pick me!

Laure said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity. This workshop will come at a great time for me as I have been looking for such a class but am short on money right now. Thanks.

Christa said...

That would be amazing!!

Annie said...

I'd love to be in your class Maggie!

Rebecca said...

I adore Maggie's photography and would be so thrilled for a chance to learn from her. Thanks for a chance to win this amazing giveaway.

Gracie said...

This would be so fun to win! Thanks for the chance.

Kathy said...

Thaks for all the input this week Maggie and Tina. I'd love to enter the drawing for a place on one of your classes. Thankyou for the chance to enter. Your photos are amazing.

ArlaMo said...

Wow! I'd love a chance to participate. Thanks so much!

Nancy L. said...

Thanks for all your tips! I would love to get into your class!

TracyB said...

I would love the opportunity to take your class! Thanks for giving us a chance!

Rachael said...

I would love for you to teach me something i am an auto shooter with my XTi.. i would love to learn manual!!

Cindi said...

Oh so excited for an opportunity to win a spot in your class.

Nicole said...

what a very sweet giveaway, I would love to win a spot!!! :)

Ginger's Camo Page said...

Wow - what an awesome prize you are offering!! I hope I am lucky today!!

julie.schellin said...

this is great - thanks for chance to win a spot in your class!

Kristin Reinhard said...

Would love a chance to win :) Thanks!

Jewel said...

Thanks for all the photography tips and for the great giveaway!

Jung A said...

I would LOVE to have a spot in that class!!!

amyjk said...

i could so use this workshop-- i do not make full use of my camera's potential and i would love to know my way around in manual setting! thanks for the generous giveaway :)

Novalen said...

Thakns for the chance to win a spot on your workshop, i'd really love to be picked!!!

kristen said...

oh i would love a chance to learn photog from you!

amyjo said...

WOW! this would be awesome! Thanks for the opportunity!

em said...

oooh awesome!!

Kari said...

ummmm.... YES PLEASE!!!

i have always wanted to take one of your classes maggie! I am tight in money and i saw you just got your actions done for PSE for mac !!!! i hope i can get them with my next bonus check eeeeeeeeee*
i would love to win this spot!!!!!!!

Jennifer Stanley said...

what a fantastic prize to be won!! thanks for the chance...

Rachel Kulak said...

Thank you for all your photog tips! I would love to get picked 4 your next workshop!

N said...

What an awesome giveaway!! I've been eyeing your classes for awhile now & would love to win a spot.

Heidi said...

How amazing would it be to win a spot in your class?!! I've so enjoyed your tips. Thanks for the opportunity!

Crystal said...

I need to know what to do when shooting in manual. This would be just the push I need to take the plunge. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

Ann said...

Thanks for the great opportunity, Maggie! I would SO love this! :)

carpediem said...

This is just what I need....some help with my photography! jaura j

gamybel said...

I've been working hard on my pictures! I'd love to take this class!

Valerie Bishop said...

What an awesome giveaway! I would love the opportunity to learn from you!! I love your photography!!

Pam Heggie said...

what a generous giveaway, maggie! you are awesome!! i would LOVE an opportunity to learn ANYTHING at all from you! :)

ldemello said...

great giveaway - i'm crossing my fingers!!!

MaryAnn said...

I'd love a chance to win a spot in your class! Thanks Maggie!

Sharon F. said...

Wow - I would love the chance to be in your class and see if after 4 weeks I felt great shooting in manual like those testimonials stated. That would be a miracle. Thanks for the opportunity.

Lexi said...

I REALLY need this class and would LOVE to win!!

ToneF said...

Oh, that would be a dream come true to enter your class!!!
I would loooove to win :o)

moline/yvonne said...

That would be just amazing!

Jenn said...

Wow, that would be awesome, I have enjoyed reading your photography blog entries.

Natasha said...

What an awesome prize. Thanks for the oppotunity! I only just recently got a DSLR and would love to learn more about it!

Alison said...

I would love to learn to take better pictures

Shirley said...

Thanks for the photography tips this week!

LisaNRoxy said...

I would love to win a spot. Thanks for being so generous.

debevans said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!!

M. Bean said...

Your tutorials have been really helpful. I would love to have a chance to learn more about photographic techniques with your online class! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Bethany said...

Wow! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in your class!! Would totally love to win this...

ShellyJ said...

what a sweet prize :) you are awesome!

Sarah K said...

Pick me! Pick me! :)

Chaos & Happiness said...

Oh I would love to learn how to use my camera better! Maggie your photos are truly wonderful!!!

Beth said...

What a great opportunity! I love your style and would be thrilled with a spot in the class!

Miriam said...

I've really been enjoying your tutorials and tips. I would so love to win a spot in your online class.

xx

vegetablog said...

I would love love love to have a spot in that class! Wow! What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the chance :)

fiona said...

i would love the opporturnity to learn from somebody as talented as you. Thanks for the chance.

ellen s. said...

wow that is really generous. things have been tight so this would be great!

sylvie said...

Oh I would love to win that spot! My pics look so dull. Thanks you for this chance!

Mel said...

This would be great...I'd love to win!

Melanie said...

I've always wanted to take a photography class. Yours would be amazing!

Karin BG said...

Your class sounds amazing. The biggest challenge I have with my scrapbooking is not having decent photos!

~kelly marie~ said...

I just got a DSLR and would love to learn to shoot manually! Thank you for the chance!

Debbi T said...

I would love to learn about photography from you! Thanks for the opportunity!

Rebecca Brooks said...

Please enter me in the giveaway!

Thanks!

Delia W said...

I love photograhpy, and can do with all the help I can get.

Thanks for the chance to win

Theresa Smith said...

I would absolutely love to win a spot in Maggie's class. It sounds amazing.

lohersh said...

I could use some help! Thanks for the chance. Now if I could just get a new camera....

Kyla said...

I'm still learning some of the basics on using my camera, and I can use all the tips and help I can get!

Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity!

Katherine Wall said...

Please....please...please pick me!! I just bought a new camera and this would be awesome!!

Jennifer Larson said...

I love your photography and would love the chance at a class!

Kelly Goree said...

please include me :)

Deanne said...

oh my gosh...that would be a dream come true!! A spot in your class would be awesome!

Carol Manley said...

How very generous of you! Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in your class. :)

Kristyn G said...

Great job this week on the blog! Thanks for all of the wonderful tips and the opportunity to win a spot in your class!

Adriana P said...

I have loved your posts on the SC blog and would be very excited to win a spot in your upcoming class. Fingers crossed!

HL0517 said...

what an amazing giveaway - would love to take your class.

Rachel said...

thanks for all the tips

Kathy said...

Maggie, I would love the opportunity to attend your class....it will be awesome for whomever you choose. lucky girl... thanks for the chance

brooke said...

I would sooo love to take your class!

rachel said...

This is fantastic! I would love to take your class. (And I'm already planning on saving up for the next time around if I don't win.) But I really want to win!
;)

Heather M. said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to enter!

Jason and Danielle said...

What an awesome giveaway! I would love to learn more about photography, it has always been one of my passions. Thank you!

Denise said...

Awesome opportunity! Thanks! :o)

AlissaG said...

Wow! What a fantanstic oportunity! If I happened to win this I would have to go find myself a DSLR camera!

sclugo said...

What a wonderful oppurtunity. I would love a spot in your next class. Thanks for this great giveaway!

Kiwi The Kreator said...

i would LOVE to sharpen my skills in one of your classes!!!

Tina said...

If you can teach me to shoot in manual then you can make miracles happen...I believe in miracles!!!!!

Stacey said...

WOW! What a fantastic prize!!! An wonderful opportunity!

La grande cupcake said...

Sounds so cool.Love the chance to win! I think I would need it!!!!

Chris Wenzel Naperville, IL said...

Your installments this week have been awesome!!! Thanks!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Thanks for the chance to win...what a great giveaway!

Shanz said...

A girl can only wish! (Crossing my fingers and toes too!) :)

Karen said...

What a fabulous prize this would be! I would love to take part in this.

Jenn said...

Thanks for the great opportunity!

Ginnie said...

It was a real pleasure viewing your work on your site. . . definitely can see it is a passion and gifting you have.

I've recently been introduced to the DSLR world through scrapbooking and it is increasingly becoming a passion. Always looking for opportunities to pull snap a shot.

Thank you so much for an opportunity to win one of your online classes. . . I'd be ecstatic to win!

Blessings!

Sandy said...

WOW! What an awesome workshop! thank you for the chance =)

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a spot! I adore your work an i would love a chance to learn to make better pictures from you. Thanks a lot for this chance. Moon69

Arianna said...

Wow a photography class is exactly what I would need cause I'm not so good at taking photos...
Thanks for the great giveaway anyway!!

Sandra said...

I've been thinkling about taking a photography workshop for a while now, but I can't afford it right now (poor student *lol*), so it would be AWESOME to win a spot in yours!!! Thanks for the chance anyway! :)

Kimberly said...

I am SO camera challenged! I have a fabulous camera and well....I need your help. I would love a free class. Just what I need to get excited about our impending move and motivate me to use my camera rather than POINT and Shoot! PICK ME PLEASE!

alissa said...

would love a spot in your workshop! thanks for the great tips this week!

alissa

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the great tips and for the great give away!
kathyv

Laura Gedeon said...

I would LOVE a spot in your class!!

Jessica R. (jmr0310) said...

Wow what a great giveaway! I would be so excited to take this class! Thanks for the opportunity!

Kim said...

Would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway...have admired your photography forever!

Karen said...

i would love to attend your workshop. Thanks for the opportunity...my photography skills are seriously lacking despite having a fabulous camera! Fingers are crossed!!!!

Cassi said...

I too would LOVE to win a spot! Thanks for your generousity!

jenney said...

Ooh I'd LOVE to win this!!!

Superwoman Scrapper said...

I've admired your work for a loooonnnng time now, would love to learn how you do it!

Anonymous said...

This is a class I have been really wanting to take. Thanks for the chance to win.
Cassie

leana said...

I would LOVE to win a spot!

meganklauer said...

Oh my goodness Maggie! What a great prize! Thanks for the chance!

pink said...

sounds fantastic! :)

Diana said...

What an awesome opportunity this would be! I would be the happiest girl on earth if I got this chance!

Dana said...

Thanks for the photo tutorials! I enjoyed it very much!! What a great opportunity... I would soooo love to win a spot in Maggie's class :-))

Samantha said...

This sounds like a great class! I hope I win! :-)

Lan said...

I love learning more about photography and a class with you would be awesome!

Greta said...

I'd love an opportunity to take a class with you!

Stormy said...

what a great giveaway! i have so much to learn about photography and i've such wonderful things about your class. crossing my fingers!!

Ashleigh said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I really want to improve my photography and I know I could learn a lot from your classes! Thanks for all the tips during photography week!

Jen said...

I would love to win a spot in your photography class! I take many sports photo's (my son's baseball tournaments), and do run into issues with certain time of day, action shots, etc., and could certainly use some pointers. Thanks for a chance to win a spot!

Anonymous said...

This is so cool.... would love love love to be a part of this class.. ok so my fingers will be crossed untill your drsw the winner (oh dear... cramp!!) ;)

Hannah Brockett

LeslieD. said...

Ooh! How awesome!!

worrywort said...

This is just what I need - I'm scared stiff of my camera at times.

Linda said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

Colleen R. said...

I'd love a chance to win a spot! Thank you for this great opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Oh mu gosh, this opportunity would be an icing on the cake for me. I am very new to photography, got my first "BIG" girl camera and this would help me learn so much about photography and from the looks of it having you as a teacher and learning all the different techniques would make me so happy.
Jeannie

Donna said...

What a super giveaway! Your blog rocks...just found it and I'm hooked!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for such a generous giveaway! Maggie's photos are gorgeous!

Josiane

Victoria S. said...

OH i would so love to win this spot
I have lots to learn.

the life of a teenage scrapbooker said...

WOW would love to win this!!!
definatley could improve my photography skills! Thanks so much!
Megan P

northcarmen said...

Wow! Count me in!! :)

Jill said...

I'd love to win this!

simplytam said...

Maggie, your photography is so inspirational and I would love to win a spot in your class! Thank you for the opportunity.

test said...

How awesome! I hope I win, I have a Canon Rebel but don't know how to use it to it's full potential, oh pick me, pick me!

Kate Long said...

Such a great giveaway...thanks for the chance to win! By the way, the photo tips this week are great, and although I am sure they are just the tip of the iceberg, they've helped so much already!

luluvision said...

I'd love a chance to win! Thanks for doing this!

Curry said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win a spot in your next class!

Sarah said...

Sounds like a great workshop! I'd love to be in on it!

the sandwich maker said...

This is something I would love to learn - better photography. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristi said...

This sounds like such a wonderful learning opportunity! Thanks for such a great giveaway.

Rachel said...

Oh, I would love a spot. Thanks for the opportunity!

debbiekl said...

I really need to put my camera to use. Thanks for the chance!

carolyn said...

I can not possibly tell you how much I need to have this class. The only way at this time is that I win it, can't really afford it at this time.Wow the person who wins this will be soooooo lucky and learn so much. I like live breath photos when not working, but I need to learn more tecnigues to get best shots.

smclo said...

Please, please, please pick me! I'd love a chance to take your class. Thank you for the giveaway!

letterwoman said...

I would love a chance to learn from you. What a great opportunity. Thanks!

Tffny said...

That sounds like a good time and a lot of fun!

Laurie said...

I would love to learn to photograpgh my work better. I love my work with my eyes, then when it gets photographed, it looks less than lovely.

Amy said...

Wow!!!! I love your photography and would love to take a class from you! Keeping my fingers crossed! :-)
Amy in CA

Aubree said...

Sounds like a fabulous class --- one i can surely benefit from! Thank you for taking the time to give us each a few tips here on the SC blog.

Leslie said...

What a great giveaway! thanks for the chance!

Rita said...

Would really love to win this one!

Jessica said...

I would love this! I have so much to learn.

Starr said...

Fabulous giveaway, excited at the chance to win. I've often though my LOs would be better if I improved my photography skills so would be grateful for the opportunity if I'm lucky enough to win :)

mademoisellechitchat said...

Dear Maggie:

Truly, this is a generous gift that you are giving away. I would love the opportunity to take your class. Here's why:

* I am a high school teacher. Teaching and photography serve as a form of "ministry" for me. Many of my students are not from the US; in transit to America (oftentimes, illegally), they have lost the photographs that were taken of them. The photos that they do have are extremely precious to them. I take photos of various events at my school. I have seen students, who are extreme introverts, come running to me asking for me to take their photos. Some of these same children, who aren't even my students - have started visiting my classroom in order to look at the 11x17 photos that I have on my walls (of various students and activities).

In short, I would love to take your class in order to hone my craft - - - a craft that has brought joy to many adolescents.
Thanks again!

Best,

Cee

Honey...G said...

Wow! I'd love to get a spot in your class. That would be an awesome birthday present for me!

ThisKalilLife said...

How cool. I'd love to win a spot in your class.

Heather said...

What an incredible opportunity!

Holly Fowler said...

Dreams really do come true!!

Antonia S-H said...

Oh, yes, please! I would adore this opportunity!

crazy4scrapping said...

What a great opportunity Maggie, thanks, your so kind!!! Ive been looking at your blog for a long time and dreaming on taking on taking one of you classes since I got SLR a few months ago...It would really be awesome to win this spot, it would be a true privilege (crossing fingers here);).

Gloria

Lisa Cutler said...

Thanks, Maggie, it would be great to learn more!

ConnieC said...

Nice giveaway. I've only heard good things about your class. Thanks for the chance.

jessicaj said...

Oh cool what an awesome give away!

Linda Sobolewski said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!
Linda xo

Brenda Hurd said...

would love to take one of your photography classes! Count me in!

lewmew said...

Love all photography and am trying to expand my knowledge/idea base - please enter me!!!!

Ashley & Josh said...

Here's a comment!!

Andrea said...

Fantastic! I am really trying to get the hang of using my camera in manual mode. Thanks for the great offer.

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