Another month goes into the archives as we enter November for 2009. Here at the CB/LDP headquarters though, that means it’s announcement time for a couple of things, not the least of which is the latest contest news, the October newsletter, and something new for blog readers only! Let’s start with the contest news:
Fellow blogger, NAPP member, and active LDP participant, Karen Stansel was the winner of the October giveaway. She walked away with a Pro license of Noise Ninja from the folks over at Picture Code. Congrats to Karen (a.k.a. Mitzs), and thanks to Picture Code. With that contest closed, we are now into the November Giveaway. This month a pretty cool bundle is being offered up. The winner this go around will go home with the following prizes (yes, that’s plural!):
- A free copy of one of Matthew Bamberg’s books on photography (don’t know who he is, listen to the latest podcast! 🙂 )
- A DVD from Photoshop User TV – the best of the 11th year!
- A $25 gift card to B&H Photo (just in time for the holidays)
The theme for the November contest is: Winter (surprise surprise, since Fall was last month!) The usual spate of guidelines applies, but to be sure you are getting all the latest, stop by the Flickr thread and read the first post. Then, get ready and shoot because there’s only about 3 weeks again for getting your shots in. Good luck to all!
Next up, the latest news from the podcast and blog is the October newsletter. Painstakingly assembled over the last month after some really useful feedback, it’s now ready for download by clicking on the image below:
In one final bit of photo goodness, and in keeping with what many others are doing, I am happy to announce that CB/LDP is also joining the fray of photogs that shares their images in the form of a monthly desktop calendar! Download the November Newsletter for the links to the images, or follow these links here (only temporarily linked here in the blog – going to become a newsletter-only feature starting with the December issue! I am offering up 3 sizes based on the analytics of monthly traffic. If your desktop dimensions are not featured, let me know either in the comments or via email and I can customize one for you…otherwise, here’s the 3 dimensions:
Another little nugget I just was reminded of (this is why participating in forums is a good thing): Don’t forget to adjust your in-camera settings on the date/time for the change in daylight savings in U.S. (unless of course you never changed it forward in the Spring…)! Doing so will keep your EXIF data accurate! (Thanks to Dave from the NAPP forums for the reminder!)
Last, but not least, I would be remiss if I didn’t drop a hint to read the latest issue of the PhotographyBB Online Magazine. Not only is it free, but it’s just chock full of great and useful resources. Also on the site is an active community forum of fellow photogs, full of great shots, creativity, and useful advice. All of it is worth your time, so be sure to stop in there and see everything Dave and crew has to offer…(oh yeah, I wrote an article for the October issue too!)
Tomorrow, don’t forget to tune in for a combo hardware/software review, the likes of which you’ll never believe until you read it! (Okay, nothing that fancy, but worth keeping in your feed reader, right? 🙂 ) Happy shooting all, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow for the latest!