plate to pixel giveaway

by Kristina Sloggett

in Giving Back

Happy Holidays!

Photography has been a interest of mine since high school, where I first learned my way around camera settings (and had access to a dark room, because in the olden days there was film!). As far as food photography, I was taking food photos way before the blog. and… as far as food photography, I still have a lot to learn. I love to play with my camera, it is always fun to see what it can do!

When learning something, I am more of a hands-on learner rather than a reader. However, I do have excellent resources I turn to, and Plate to Pixel is my favorite. Packed with essential information and stunning photography examples, this book is also just fun to read.

Five ways to enter, please leave a comment for each:

1) What is your favorite subject to take photos of?

2) Tweet this –>

win a copy of Plate to Pixel from @spabettie – giveaway –>  http://spabettie.com/?p=8891

3) Stumble this (icon below) and like it (and follow me if you’d like!)

4) follow spabettie on twitter

5) like spabettie on facebook

Enter through December 20. Winner emailed December 21.

giveaway sponsored by spabettie

See all of the Season of Giving Back Giveaways – CLICK HERE.

 

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1 Heather (Where's the Beach) December 9, 2011 at 5:41 am

OH wow, totally need this one for real. I guess my dogs, food, flowers.

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2 Heather (Where's the Beach) December 9, 2011 at 5:41 am

I tweeted about it

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3 Heather (Where's the Beach) December 9, 2011 at 5:42 am

I follow you on twitter

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4 Heather (Where's the Beach) December 9, 2011 at 5:42 am

I like you on FB

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5 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 9, 2011 at 5:48 am

I’ve been wanting this book forever! My favorite thing right now to take photos of is food. Mainly b/c it doesn’t move!

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6 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 9, 2011 at 5:49 am

I already follow you on twitter

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7 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 9, 2011 at 5:49 am

I like you on fb

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8 Melissa@IWasBornToCook December 9, 2011 at 5:53 am

my daughter :)

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9 Melissa@IWasBornToCook December 9, 2011 at 5:54 am

I follow you on Twitter.

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10 Mindy @ Clueless Nut December 9, 2011 at 6:06 am

Food!

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11 Mindy @ Clueless Nut December 9, 2011 at 6:06 am

Like you on Facebook!

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12 Mindy @ Clueless Nut December 9, 2011 at 6:07 am

Follow on Twitter!

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13 Mindy @ Clueless Nut December 9, 2011 at 6:07 am

Tweeted

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14 Shannon Roche December 9, 2011 at 6:11 am

I love taking pictures of food! I don’t ever remember to document anything else. I have been meaning to buy a book like this for a while. This would be so perfect!

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15 Jessica Caneal December 9, 2011 at 6:11 am

Kids! They are constantly moving, so it easy to get a shot of them doing something interesting, and they are completely relaxed in front of the camera so everything is completely natural :-).

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16 Jessica Caneal December 9, 2011 at 6:12 am

I follow you on Twitter! @jesscaneal

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17 Jessica Caneal December 9, 2011 at 6:13 am

I “Like” you on Faccebook!

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18 Jessica Caneal December 9, 2011 at 6:13 am

I tweeted about this giveaway! @jesscaneal

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19 Shannon Roche December 9, 2011 at 6:14 am

I liked you on facebook

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20 Shannon Roche December 9, 2011 at 6:14 am

I stumbled it too!

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21 sarah (sarah learns) December 9, 2011 at 6:32 am

my favorite subject(s) to take pictures of are my dogs! i love capturing their silly antics or adorable expressions. :)

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22 sarah (sarah learns) December 9, 2011 at 6:33 am

i follow spabettie on twitter.

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23 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 9, 2011 at 6:35 am

best book ever! I own it but would actually love another copy to keep in my camera bag…to resort to in certain situations. THAT’S how much i love the book!

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24 sarah (sarah learns) December 9, 2011 at 6:35 am
25 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 9, 2011 at 6:35 am

follow you on FB

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26 sarah (sarah learns) December 9, 2011 at 6:35 am

i like spabettie on facebook too!

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27 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 9, 2011 at 6:37 am

twitter following

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28 Felicia (Natural + Balanced) December 9, 2011 at 6:40 am

tweeted!

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29 Green Dog Wine December 9, 2011 at 6:40 am

My very most favorite thing to take pictures of is the dogs! :) But I stink at it because I don’t know how to use my DSLR well enough – and they are so spastic I can’t catch them ;)

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30 Felicia (Natural + Balanced) December 9, 2011 at 6:40 am

tweeted!

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31 christina December 9, 2011 at 6:53 am

I really like taking beach pictures!

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32 christina December 9, 2011 at 6:54 am

I follow you on twitter! (@christinaorso)

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33 christina December 9, 2011 at 6:55 am

And I like you on facebook :)

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34 Evan Thomas December 9, 2011 at 7:03 am

FOOD of course

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35 StoriesAndSweetPotatoes December 9, 2011 at 7:03 am

I of course love to take pictures of food but boy am I horrible at it. Also, I’d like to start taking more outdoor pictures.

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36 Evan Thomas December 9, 2011 at 7:03 am

I’m a facebook fan

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37 Evan Thomas December 9, 2011 at 7:04 am

I’m a twitter follower

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38 StoriesAndSweetPotatoes December 9, 2011 at 7:04 am

Tweeted!

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39 StoriesAndSweetPotatoes December 9, 2011 at 7:05 am

I do follow you on Twitter :)

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40 Barb@ThatWasVegan? December 9, 2011 at 7:43 am

I *liked* you on FB!

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41 Barb@ThatWasVegan? December 9, 2011 at 7:43 am

Food! Yummy vegan food!

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42 Dan December 9, 2011 at 7:50 am

This book would be perfect for me! I’m just getting into food photography (and photography in general). The best kind of food I love to photograph are breads.

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43 Meredith December 9, 2011 at 8:10 am

My niece and nephew are my favorite photography subjects

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44 Meredith December 9, 2011 at 8:10 am

I like you on FB!

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45 Francine December 9, 2011 at 9:17 am

tweet tweet tweeted~! I have been wanting this book, thanks for the opportunity! XO

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46 Lisa December 9, 2011 at 9:17 am

I like taking pictures of architecture. That’s always been my favorite.

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47 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty December 9, 2011 at 9:49 am

I’m hoping this is open to CA folk! :P

I like to take pictures of friends!!!!!!!!!!!! and of course food!!! :)

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48 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty December 9, 2011 at 9:49 am

I already like you on facebook!!

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49 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty December 9, 2011 at 9:49 am

And on twitter too!!!

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50 Genevieve December 9, 2011 at 10:00 am

Other than food, I love to take photos of freshly fallen snow

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51 Genevieve December 9, 2011 at 10:00 am

I’m a facebook follower too!

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52 Kaycee December 9, 2011 at 10:02 am

My favorite thing to photograph by far is food! But I would love to learn more about it!

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53 Kaycee December 9, 2011 at 10:03 am

I stumbled!

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54 Kaycee December 9, 2011 at 10:03 am

I follow you on Facebook!

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55 Kaycee December 9, 2011 at 10:03 am

I follow you on Twitter!

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56 Rebecca December 9, 2011 at 10:27 am

I love to take pictures of me and my friends, while also food! It also makes me VERY hungry while looking back at them.. the best part :)

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57 Rebecca December 9, 2011 at 10:28 am

I’m following SpaBettie on twitter!

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58 Rebecca December 9, 2011 at 10:28 am

I just tweeted about this giveaway! @rebeccaablock

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59 Rebecca December 9, 2011 at 10:29 am

I’m following SpaBettie on facebook!

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60 Jennie (the gf-gf) December 9, 2011 at 10:47 am

My favorite thing to take pictures of … food!

Also, my cats :-)

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61 Jennie (the gf-gf) December 9, 2011 at 10:47 am

Already following you on Twitter!

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62 Roz@weightingfor50 December 9, 2011 at 11:02 am

I’m in Canada, so likely can’t enter, but wanted to say that you take FANTASTIC food photos!!!!! Have a great weekend.

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63 jess December 9, 2011 at 11:15 am

oooh, this one’s on my wishlist! my favourite subject to photograph is still-life. then the only thing i need to worry about moving are my own shaky hands! :)

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64 bitt December 9, 2011 at 11:45 am

favorite subject(s) are my dogs and cat, but i like to take food pictures too. if I get this book will i be as good as you?

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65 bitt December 9, 2011 at 11:46 am

follow you on twitter @cherrycobbler

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66 janetha December 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm

oh this one i must enter :) my dogs!

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67 Kath (My Funny Little Life) December 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Looks and sounds so good! I’d love to learn more about photography!

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68 Bobbie {thevegancrew} December 9, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Oh my goodness, I would SO love to win this book! My favorite photography subject would be food. Or maybe my husband or cat :)

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69 Bobbie {thevegancrew} December 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm
70 Christin@purplebirdblog December 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm

My dogs and fresh produce!

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71 Christin@purplebirdblog December 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Tweeted.

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72 Christin@purplebirdblog December 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Stumbled and liked.

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73 Christin@purplebirdblog December 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm

You know I follow you on Twitter.

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74 Christin@purplebirdblog December 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm

And facebook too! ;)

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75 Lexi December 9, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I LOVE to take pics of food! I’m just learning how to so this would be perfect.

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76 Cara December 9, 2011 at 8:29 pm

FOOD is my favorite subject to photograph :)

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77 Cara December 9, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I follow you on Twitter already!

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78 Cara December 9, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I also stalk you on Facebook already :)

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79 Angela @ PattycakesnPancakes December 9, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I enjoy taking pictures of food, sunsets, flowers, and of course my baby boy Tyler.

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80 Angela @ PattycakesnPancakes December 9, 2011 at 8:32 pm

I tweeted!

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81 Angela @ PattycakesnPancakes December 9, 2011 at 8:32 pm

I’m a twitter follower.

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82 Amanda Thompson December 9, 2011 at 9:10 pm

I love taking photos of my dog, Chip!

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83 Haley @ Health Freak College Girl December 9, 2011 at 9:48 pm

i like taking photos of my cat :)

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84 Haley @ Health Freak College Girl December 9, 2011 at 9:48 pm

tweeted!

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85 Haley @ Health Freak College Girl December 9, 2011 at 9:49 pm

follow you on twitta

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86 Haley @ Health Freak College Girl December 9, 2011 at 9:50 pm

like you on facebook too

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87 Heather Brandt December 10, 2011 at 4:31 am

I’m your fb fan :)

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88 Heather Brandt December 10, 2011 at 4:33 am

My favorite subjects are my children.

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89 Carrie December 10, 2011 at 7:09 am

I’ve been wanting to read this book! My fave photo subjects are my food, cats and the ocean.

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90 Lee December 10, 2011 at 9:01 am

Probably my dog.

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91 Lee December 10, 2011 at 9:02 am

tweeted!

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92 Lee December 10, 2011 at 9:02 am

and i’m following you on twitter.

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93 Rowan December 10, 2011 at 10:34 am

Oh wow! I could totally use this! Being a complete n00b to writing a food blog and having very little options for natural light in my home I could use all the help I can get. lol

I already follow you on Facebook so I clicked “like” for this post.

Have a wonderful holiday season, whatever you celebrate!

Rowan

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94 janet @ the taste space December 10, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Wow – what a great giveaway! I used to take tons of photos pre-blogging, but now my favourite subject is food… and if food doesn’t count, then friends are a close second. :)

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95 Jillian @ Sprinkle Massacre December 10, 2011 at 5:11 pm

I like taking pictures of food, now. Ever since I started blogging, I’ve grown to like it more and more and just got a new camera to hopefully improve my skills!

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96 Amy @ uTryIt December 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm

What a wonderful giveaway. I would love to win this book as I heard many positive reviewa about it. My favorite subject to take photos of is food, mainly for my food blog. :) I’ would love to learn more techniques to improve myself.

amy [at] utry [dot] it

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97 Amy @ uTryIt December 10, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/145681347858534400

amy [at] utry [dot] it

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98 Amy @ uTryIt December 10, 2011 at 5:49 pm

following spabettie on twitter

amy [at] utry [dot] it

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99 Amy @ uTryIt December 10, 2011 at 5:50 pm

liked spabettie on facebook

amy [at] utry [dot] it

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100 Ann December 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm

What a fun giveaway! Thank you! My favorite subject to photograph is – honestly – food! The second is buildings! The one thing I don’t care to photograph is people!

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101 Ann December 10, 2011 at 8:57 pm

I tweeted! (@AnnHolly)

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102 Ann December 10, 2011 at 8:57 pm

….and I follow you on twitter! (@AnnHolly)

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103 Ann December 10, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I like your Facebook page, too! (Cooking Healthy For Me)

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104 Brooke December 11, 2011 at 7:52 am

I like you on Facebook.

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105 Brooke December 11, 2011 at 7:53 am

I love to take pics of my son.

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106 raechel @the rebel grrl kitchen December 11, 2011 at 2:04 pm

food, of course, is my favorite thing to photograph! : )

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107 raechel @the rebel grrl kitchen December 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm

tweet’d!

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108 raechel @the rebel grrl kitchen December 11, 2011 at 2:07 pm

i like you on FB!

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109 raechel @the rebel grrl kitchen December 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm

i follow you on twitter!

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110 jess December 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm

I love to take pictures of my creations in the kitchen, my artwork/decor, and my three babies.

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111 Ashley December 12, 2011 at 6:10 am

Flowers in the summer sun.

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112 Amy December 12, 2011 at 10:18 am

I love taking pictures of food-both food I make myself and food I eat out. This book would be awesome as I’m still learning how to use my camera and need tips on how to get the best shot!

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113 Jessie December 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm

my babygirl!

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114 Jessie December 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm

fb follow!

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115 Jessie December 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm

twitter follow!

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116 moonsword December 12, 2011 at 4:21 pm

My bouncy Tigger nephew…if I can keep up with the little speedster! Cheers!

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117 Rachael December 12, 2011 at 10:36 pm

my favorite is food. definitely food.

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118 Rachael December 12, 2011 at 10:37 pm

i tweeted

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119 Rachael December 12, 2011 at 10:37 pm

i stumbled and liked!

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120 Rachael December 12, 2011 at 10:37 pm

i already follow you on twitter

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121 Rachael December 12, 2011 at 10:38 pm

i already like you on facebook!

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122 Kirsten December 15, 2011 at 9:03 am

I love photography so much. My favorite subject is… anything! I love finding that perfect moment in my surroundings and capturing it forever.

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123 Kirsten December 15, 2011 at 9:04 am

I tweeted!

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124 sarah garvey December 15, 2011 at 11:12 pm

So this is going to sound creepy, but I like to take photos of random bumper stickers on peoples cars and then send them to my friends for the lulz.

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125 sarah garvey December 15, 2011 at 11:13 pm

I tweeted about the giveaway.

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126 sarah garvey December 15, 2011 at 11:13 pm

I follow you on Twitter.

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127 sarah garvey December 15, 2011 at 11:14 pm

I like you on fb.

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128 Robin @ Blommi December 16, 2011 at 4:07 am

While most of my pics are food, I love taking photos of my daughter the most :)

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129 Robin @ Blommi December 16, 2011 at 4:09 am
130 Robin @ Blommi December 16, 2011 at 4:09 am

@TwiMommi follows you on twitter

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131 hihorosie December 16, 2011 at 11:57 am

I like to take pics of anything that I can capture! Flowers, my boy, food, birds, people…you know, the works. :)

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132 hihorosie December 16, 2011 at 11:58 am

stumbled/liked

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133 hihorosie December 16, 2011 at 11:58 am

twitter follower

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134 hihorosie December 16, 2011 at 11:58 am

like on fb

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135 Kat December 17, 2011 at 11:38 am

my favorite photos are about the light

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136 Cari December 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm

i love to take nature photos– each tree is unique and beautiful!

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137 Veronica December 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I love taking photos of my kitties! They are just so silly, loving, and cute!

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138 Veronica December 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm

tweeted! @Happy_by_Nature

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139 Veronica December 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm

following on Twitter!

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140 Veronica December 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Facebook fan! :)

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141 VegAnn December 18, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Definitely food!

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142 alisa joy December 19, 2011 at 10:29 pm

i love to take macro photos. capturing the beauty in the every-day.

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143 alisa joy December 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm

i follow you on facebook!

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144 Megan December 20, 2011 at 11:21 am

I love taking close in shots of buildings, focusing on windows, doors or amazing patterns.

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145 Megan December 20, 2011 at 11:22 am
146 Megan December 20, 2011 at 11:23 am

I Stumbled the giveaway.

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147 Megan December 20, 2011 at 11:24 am

I follow spabettie on Twitter.

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148 Megan December 20, 2011 at 11:24 am

I like Spabettie of Facebook.

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