December Giveaway News

A few days late, but the year-end giveaway is quite exciting as there is just a ton of good stuff going into this giveaway.  Here’s the inside skinny on what the winner is going to walk away with in December:

  • A free copy of the “Within the Frame”, the wildly successful and great book donated by David DuChemin!
  • A free copy of “Visionmongers”, the latest book from none other than David Duchemin!
  • A free copy of Photomatix, the software known for its HDR processing, donated by the folks over at HDRSoft!
  • A free 16″x20″ gallery wrap of a print of your choice, printed (and donated) by the folks over at MPix!
  • and as if that is not enough, the folks at Red River Paper have also expressed interest in joining the gievaway frenzy, so it looks like there will be a paper bundle in the mix too – (more details on the bundle specifics as those come in!)

With over $400 in free stuff, this is surely going to generate a lot of interest, so this go around, the guidelines are a little stricter than normal.  Here they are:

  1. Limit of one photo entry per person.
  2. Also, please make sure your photos are taken during the month of December.  I know – there’s a few days missing, so it’s less than a full month to shoot, but the theme is somewhat appropriate…more on that in a minute. Just remember, no archives!
  3. The  longest side of your image should be no larger than 800px or shorter than 600px.  Don’t confuse this with a 800×600 aspect ratio – the second side of the photo can be any length you want – just make sure the longest side is no larger than 800px and no shorter than 600px.  All entries should be posted in the Flickr Contest Thread.
  4. All entries must be live before midnight December 31st.

So, the theme is all that remains.  Since it’s a season of holidays far and wide, we’re going to go with the theme of:


That’s it – interpret however you like.  Just tie in that theme somehow, and enter your best photo in the Flickr thread.  Good luck all, and may the best shot win!  Happy shooting, and we’ll see you back here again tomorrow!  Many thanks to David DuChemin, Mpix, HDRSoft, and Red River Paper for their generous contributions.  Now, let’s wow them with some amazing photography!

P.S.  Just a little reminder that the blog is still taking donations to not only help offset the cost of maintenance, but also now to help pay the bills – the “curveballs” referenced the other day was an abrupt notice that my position was being terminated.  So, please help to keep things alive and online through the holiday season!  I am going to try to get some extra special content out there for everyone so you can also get some use out of this feeble old mind for any donations (or purchases…) but no guarantees there yet.  (Special thanks to Rob Jones from Towner Jones Photography who has already donated very generously to the cause though…)

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7 comments for “December Giveaway News

  1. December 2, 2009 at 10:40 pm


    Hey there. Just read the “curve balls.” Hang in there my friend, sometimes curve balls have a way of landing us where we need to be. I’m sure at the moment it doesn’t feel that way, but take it from a guy who has been beaned by enough of them over the last five years, yet I’m still here, and doing new and interesting things. 🙂

    I’ll keep an extra good thought for you. In the past few months of following your blog, getting to know you, it’s clear you’re a competent person with a lot of creativity behind you. Tap those resources within, and tap the network of folks that you’ve built here and through your podcast. 🙂 An extra smile for good measure my friend.
    .-= Rich C´s last blog ..Stepping away from the Z3100 for a few moments =-.

  2. December 3, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Keep up the great work Jason – you do a sterling job here buddy
    .-= Kevin Mullins´s last blog ..Weston Super Mare =-.

  3. December 8, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Hi Jason,

    I work over at Peachpit/New Riders and thought you and your readers would enjoy this interview with David duChemin from Matt Brandon’s new podcast series, Depth of Field:

    • December 9, 2009 at 1:30 pm

      Great interview here, and thanks for the link Kara!

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