Photography Workshop Giveaway! {ended}

**Edited: This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to #155 Margie Visnick

Do you have a “fancy pants” camera but don’t really know how to use it?

If you have a dSLR camera but you’re still using it on Auto……you’re just paying a lot of money for a point and shoot camera!!

Come out of auto with Amanda of

Amanda has fantastic editing workshops………but after a lot of requests from people wanting to learn how to USE their camera better, Amanda decided to add a beginners Photography workshop to her list of fabulous online workshops!

The great thing about Amanda’s workshops………you can stay in your pajamas and there’s no need to put on any makeup!……….they’re all online!!  Amanda’s workshops are live, so you can ask questions…….and if your schedule doesn’t fit with the workshop times, you can download a recorded version of the workshop!


This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to shoot in manual. Whether you have had your camera one day or a year, Everyday Photography will help you get comfortable with the common photography vocabulary and help you understand the exposure triangle that will enable you to solve the mystery of manual mode.

Everyday Photography Beginners Workshop Will Include:

  • 2.5 hour online workshop – same set up as my editing workshops.
  • PDF of what I will cover, including pictures and examples.
  • Two FREE 30 minute phone mentoring session (on my phone dime, not yours).
  • Photography lessons and assignments – Six PDF lessons with assignments that you send to me, SOOC, for review.
  • Access to the Everyday Elements Flickr group, where you can post pictures for constructive criticism.
  • Access to me for further help and assistance.


Online Live Workshop $50 here

Download Workshop (work on your own) $35 here


While you are there……….sign up for Everyday Elements Newsletter! This month has a coupon for 50% OFF any ONE item! Good thru Nov 30th only. It’s a fabulous newsletter, one of the few I really look forward to receiving and reading!

TidyMom Giveaway


Amanda has generously offered her EVERDAY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP to one TidyMom reader! Online Live or Download (winners choice)

To Enter:

1. Leave a comment here, telling me what you would most like to learn about your camera or taking pictures.

Get Extra Entries by: (leave a separate comment for each)

  • Become a subscriber to TidyMom by doing one of the following: subscribe via RSS, email or Google Friends connect (see widget at bottom of page) Already subscribe? AWESOME!… but be sure to let me know in the comments so your extra entry will count.
  • Follow TidyMom and Amanda Padgett on twitter, and click the button to tweet:

  • “Like” Every Day Elements Online and TidyMom on Facebook
  • Mention this giveaway on your Facebook page, or blog.
  • Sign up for the EveryDay Elements Newsletter (be sure to come back here and let me know you signed up, or if you already receive it!)

Giveaway will end on Nov 23, 2010 at 5 am CST.   One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to claim their prize.


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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


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  2. I have a Nikon D80 and use it on auto…would love to know how to use it to it’s fullest and take better pictures of my family!

  3. I need to learn how to utilize all my manual settings.

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  6. I’d love to learn about shooting in RAW and about exposure.

  7. I follow both of you on Twitter & I tweeted! (@soalaurable)

  8. I would love to win this workshop. I have a DSLR and I desperately want to get out of Auto mode, but am so intimidated! Thanks for the chance at something fabulous!

  9. I am a subscriber to Tidy Mom, and love it!

  10. I “Like” you both on Facebook, thanks for another opportunity!

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  13. I bought this you can’t believe it do everything cannon rebel for my wedding. We couldn’t figure out all the options it had. So the generous person we had to take pictures did the best she knew how, but the wedding pictures were rather plain. I would love how to use all the options before my kids are grown, but can’t figure it out. This photography workshop from TidyMom would be grrrrreat!!

  14. I just starting out and very eager to learn about my new dslr. I can’t waste any more time taking bad picture of my sweet ballerinas. I need to figure this thing out soon.

  15. I need to win this. My camera is on auto, but I do not even know what ds or dse is? I signed up for the newsletter!
    I recently retired and need a new hobby!

  16. Just what I have been looking for – photography classes! I have a nice camera but am on auto – need to know what everything is and what it does!

  17. I want to learn how to remember all the stuff, the settings, on my camera! I can’t retain the info so I’m constantly writing it down to remind myself before a photo shoot.


  18. I already subscribe to TidyMom! 🙂

  19. I follow you on Twitter! and I tweeted! (sumsmom)


  20. I liked you on Facebook. I can’t believe I hadn’t already done that 🙂

  21. I subscribed to the Everyday Elements newsletter. I can’t wait to receive my first one!


  22. i have always wanted to take a photography class! i would love to finally learn how to correctly shoot in full manual!! (crossing fingers i win.) 🙂

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  24. I bought my dslr totally expecting to be able to figure out how to use all the cool features, but found it all very confusing. I would love to be able to get off “auto”.

  25. I subscribe to TidyMom

  26. I already “like” you on Facebook

  27. I subscribed to Everyday Elements

  28. Wow – I want to win so badly! I am now subscribed to your feed – like both of your facebook pages, already subscribe to Amanda’s newsletter…. Would love, love, love to be able to take my dslr to the next level and use the manual setting!

  29. I would love to learn to use the light better. I am not very good at finding the best light available.

  30. I would LOVE to learn how to REALLY use my camera. “Auto” is my best friend.

  31. Oh, my children say that I really need to win this workshop! I need help with the camera.

  32. Oh to be at ease with my camera in manual settings! I would love to win the photography workshop!

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  34. I’ve had that dSLR camera on auto too long to admit…. hope I’m the lucky number!!!

  35. I would like to learn how to properly take pictures in raw format.

  36. Current google friend connect follower

  37. I would love to learn to to take quality pictures with my new camera! suelee1998 @

  38. Loving your sites been taking picture for many years but don’t know about my camera.

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