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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Cheryl Sousan

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+


  1. Thanks for this amazing chance! I’d love to learn to take better close-up photos!

  2. I subscribe via RSS

  3. I follow TidyMom and Amanda Padgett on twitter and tweeted

  4. I liked TidyMom on Facebook

  5. Signed up for the Everyday Elements Newsletter

  6. I “liked” both on facebook too. But I also caved. I just couldn’t wait to see if I won and bought myself an early birthday present! Classes for ME! I started the Everyday workshop last night, and I can tell that I am going to learn a LOT! Thanks!

  7. I would love to learn about white balance. i try to shoot on manual but my color is always way OFF. either brown or blue or yellow. YUCK! spend way to much time trying to fix or complaining about my fancy camera! 🙂 thanks for this great giveaways!

  8. Follow Tidy Mom and Everyday elements on FB

  9. new google connect follower! 🙂

  10. I want to learn to take great shots of my boys!! Amanda’s pictures are wonderful, I want to learn her technique!!! Fantastic giveaway!!

  11. I would like to understand some of my settings more and how to manually adjust vs just using the automatic button.

  12. Oh, yes. I need this. I have an SLR and I’ve been shooting in auto mode for 8 years!
    I need to learn exposure!

  13. I am a Tidy Mom subscriber

  14. I’m a subscriber via google

  15. I LIKE you both on facebook 🙂

  16. just signed up for everyday elements newsletter

  17. and I just signed up for the newsletter! can’t wait to read it!

  18. i’d love to learn how to shoot in manual & raw!

  19. i like tidy mom & everyday elements on FB

  20. i added tidymom to my google reader!

  21. I love taking photos but I need lots of help with Elements! This would be a perfect jump start.


  22. Subscribed via RSS to Tidymom

  23. Follow TidyMom on Twitter now

  24. Following Everyday ELemets on Twitter

  25. Following Amanda too

  26. Thanks for this giveaway. I would to love to learn about how to take better food pictures for my food blog.

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  29. I really need to take a workshop for photography because I have two gorgeous little boys and I’m terrible at taking pictures.

  30. I really need to take a workshop for photography because I have two gorgeous little boys and I’m terrible at taking pictures. Would love to win this!

  31. I am a facebook fan of TidyMom!

  32. I am a Subscriber of the TidyMom blog.

  33. Oh I HOPE, I HOPE I win! I’m a subscriber through RSS mail! Love your blog!

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  36. I shoot almost exclusively in Manual. If I get stuck on something there, I usually switch to Auto, but I don’t really understand the other buttons like aperture priority… I’d love to find out what I am missing.

  37. I follow Tidymom on GFC.

  38. I follow Tidymom on Facebook too! username: Jami Fawley

  39. I already subscribe to Amanda’s newsletter.

  40. While I do shoot w/o using auto, I still have a lot to learn. I get frustrated when I think I am doing everything right, and I don’t get the results. Argggg…

  41. I just got a new DSLR, and I would love to learn more about using this camera, and getting the most”bang for my buck”, so to speak!

  42. I follow TidyMom in my Google Reader!

  43. I followed both on Twitter and tweeted here:

  44. I “like” both on Facebook!

  45. I shared about the giveaway on Facebook!

  46. I signed up for the Everyday Elements newsletter!

  47. I would love to learn how to take gorgeous portraits of my kids! What a great giveaway!!!

  48. I already subscribe to TidyMom!

  49. I’ve had my “fancy pants” camera for more than 3 years, and I rarely take it off auto. I want to learn to take gorgeous pictures without relying on the camera’s “brain” to do it.

  50. Pick me! I would love to learn more about photography. Kids grow fast, and the time is now!

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