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Real.Life.Photography. e-Book: I’m Lovin’ It

 

Real Life Photography e-book

 Most of you know that I LOVE photography!

A few years ago I tried my hand at a 365 photo a day project (I made it all the way thru mid October!) and now I pretty much take photo’s every day with my iphone. I love capturing my family’s life as it happens.  Some of the photos I get are “print worthy” but many are not, and that’s ok, because they are pictures that remind me of  Allison’s first date, or the how our tongues turned blue from the candy we ate, or moving Heather into her first apartment.

Getting the “real life moments” is something I’d love to learn more about, so when I heard about a new e-book by one of my favorite bloggers/photographers, Rebecca Cooper I knew I need to get my hands on it QUICK!

For those of you who don’t know Rebecca, she’s talented beyond belief and blogs at Simple As That.  She is a professional photographer and mother of four children, who recently returned home, with her family to Alberta, Canada, after living on a tiny island in the Dutch Caribbean.  She is the author of two previous photography eBooks, 40 Top Tips for Better Photos and Don’t Say Cheese!, and has now has published her third, titled Real. Life. Photography.   She was recently chosen as one of ten bloggers who experienced a once in a life time trip as a Great Barrier Reef Queensland Blogger Correspondent hosted by Problogger and Tourism Queensland.

Rebecca’s latest photography ebook, Real.Life.Photography inspires us to pick up our cameras more often and to look for the magic in every day moments.  The 70 pages are jam packed with tips and tricks for taking amazing photos in all kinds of real-life situations.

Take a peak:

Rebecca Cooper_ Real Life Photography

Each page is full beautiful real life photos.  Rebecca shares exactly how she got the shot as well as her camera settings!  This book is easy to read and understand for the novice photographer, yet full of inspiration for those with a little more experience. 

The book even includes a chapter on enhancing your photos; quick fixes, Photoshop short cuts and even solutions to common mistakes!  Christy from Addy Lane has made a set of actions called Simple Fixes Actions that are the perfect compliment to Rebecca’s e-book.  They work for both Photoshop Elements and PS.  I  love that when  paired with Real.Life.Photography., they can turn your everyday moments into magical memories!

Here’s a shot I took of my mom with our girls, using some of the Simple Fix actions

Editing with Simple Fix Actions at TidyMom

Nothing crazy or drastic, just simple and sweet.

 

WIN IT!

Win all 4 from Rebecca Cooper at TidyMom.net

I’m Lovin’ Rebecca and her new e-book and Rebecca has generously offered to give one lucky TidyMom reader a copy of  ALL THREE of Rebecca’s e-Books as well as a set of the new Photoshop /Photoshop Elements, “Simple Fixes Action Set” to help you out! {total value $41.96}

 GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

CONGRATS TO THE WINNER! Comment #349 Linda Dale

(the first winner never responded, so Linda was the runner up!)

TO ENTER TO WIN:  Just leave a comment on this post telling me what is your favorite thing to photograph

FOR AN ADDITIONAL ENTRY:  Let me know if you “LIKE” both TidyMom & Simple As That on Facebook (be sure leave a comment telling me you do)

Official Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to everyone . Must be over 18. Sweepstake begins on June 21, 2012 will end on June 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm CST. Prize value $41.96.  The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. Winner will be notified by email by July 2, 2012 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected. TidyMom, Rebecca Cooper and Ella Publishing  are not responsible for lost or undelivered emails. Winner will be posted on this blog post by July 2, 2012.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  By entering this sweepstake, you have agreed to these rules. 

Good Luck!

Real Life Photography ebook

For those of you who can’t wait to get your hands on either of these items now, you can purchase them for the introductory price of $9.99 each (the regular price will be $12.99).

Or if you would like to purchase both the book and the actions together, you can receive 20% off  by using the promo code PHOTOFIX at checkout.

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Now it’s your turn! Please remember to link back to http://TidyMom.net

Let us know what you’re lovin’ this week!

*Don’t forget to come back over the weekend for the I’m Lovin’ It Wrap Up post……where I feature a few of the great links!!

What is I’m Lovin’ It Fridays? get all the info, how to’s trouble shoot and button here


 

Big thanks to Rebecca for sending me + one reader a copy of her book and the actions so we can have awesome photographs!

   
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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, 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+

357 Responses to “Real.Life.Photography. e-Book: I’m Lovin’ It”

  1. Lorenda posted on June 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm (#
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    I like to get pictures of my children when they don’t know I am taking pictures. Where I live I am surrounded by a natural wildlife reserve so I am lucky enough to get some pictures of very cool animals passing through my yard too. I am just discovering some of the features on my camera and love just playing around with it. I keep thinking I should take a class but with 5 kids scheduling can be difficult, would love to learn more.

  2. Amy Furgason posted on June 24, 2012 at 7:35 pm (#
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    I would LOVE to have this book. Like many of your followers, I love to take pictures of my daughter and I love to try to capture everyday moments and her childhood. I am not as good though, at printing them and putting the in my project life albums… Can’t wait to check out your book!

  3. Carol posted on June 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm (#
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    I have three grandchildren that I love to photograph. And now…I have another new baby grandson! Can not wait to see him and photograph him!!!

  4. Karen Massey posted on June 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm (#
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    We have our first granddaughter! I would like to capture memories for her and future grandchildren.

  5. Linda posted on June 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm (#
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    I would LOVE to have this book. I have gone to two classes to learn how to take great shots with my Nikon D7000, but they were not very helpful and they only really knew Canons…This would be great! I have a new grand-baby and LOVE to take great shots and edit them!!

  6. Linda posted on June 24, 2012 at 9:35 pm (#
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    I would LOVE to get more education on taking great shots and how to edit them. Can’t wait to check this out some more and get great shots of my granddaughter!!!

  7. Kim J. posted on June 24, 2012 at 11:00 pm (#
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    I love photographing my kids….if they’d stand still long enough. Lately I’ve been working on my food photography, mainly my decorated cookies. Still have ALOT to learn.

  8. bo h. posted on June 24, 2012 at 11:45 pm (#
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    I love to photograph my daughter!

  9. bo h. posted on June 24, 2012 at 11:46 pm (#
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    I liked Tidy Mom and Simple as That on FB!

  10. Vicki E posted on June 24, 2012 at 11:52 pm (#
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    I love photographing food. It never runs around while I am trying to take its picture. :) I also liked both Facebook pages. I started a photo/food blog six months ago. It is such a great way to up my game in the kitchen & to share recipes, stories & pictures. I’m interested in learning all I can on how to take better shots of my son/kitchen/garden/etc. Check it out my blog if you get a chance!

  11. Carla @ Carlas Confections posted on June 25, 2012 at 12:33 am (#
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    My favorite thing to photograph is food. I am a new food blogger and trying to learn as much as I can about it :) Its a lot of fun though!!!

  12. ~Heather posted on June 25, 2012 at 8:15 am (#
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    Fave thing to photograph: something creative.

  13. Shica posted on June 25, 2012 at 8:53 am (#
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    My favorite thing to photograph right now is my 1mo nth old nephew.

  14. Shica posted on June 25, 2012 at 8:54 am (#
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    I liked both on facebook

  15. KathrynD posted on June 25, 2012 at 11:23 am (#
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    Since I don’t yet have children, I love to photograph my pets and all of the adorable things they do!

  16. Lynn G. posted on June 25, 2012 at 11:45 am (#
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    I love capturing the silliness of my girls on camera. It makes my heart happy. :)

  17. Benita posted on June 25, 2012 at 12:02 pm (#
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    My favorite thing to photograph are sincere and unscripted smiles.

  18. Monica posted on June 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm (#
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    My boys & all the things they love & the things they love to do, everyday moments :)

  19. Mindy posted on June 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm (#
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    I love taking picture of my two very cute puppies but one day hope to take pictures of my children!

  20. Mindy posted on June 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm (#
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    I like both Tidy Mom and SImple as that on Facebook:)

  21. Jennifer T. posted on June 25, 2012 at 4:55 pm (#
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    Right now I’d have to say I love taking pictures of my puppy. And hopeful someday in the future that will change to pictures of my kids.

  22. Courtney H posted on June 25, 2012 at 4:57 pm (#
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    I love to photograph my miniature dachshund Jessie! She is always so sweet looking when she sleeps. I also love to take pictures outside when the sky is a beautiful blue or the sun is hidden behind the clouds just right. I just went and liked both of your links as well! Discovered this blog today and I LOVE IT!

  23. Stacey posted on June 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm (#
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    I love to photograph my 3 year old!

  24. Rebecca W posted on June 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm (#
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    I liked both Facebook Pages

    My favorite thing to photograph would really have to be anything and everything macro- There is something about having one object in full detail and surrounded by Booker that i just love. I especially enjoy it with more colorful objects, such as fruit or against a neon colored wall/back drop, its happy, uplifting, and I just can take enough of them! another aspect of Macro I enjoy is up close shots of eyes and faces, it’s amazing the emotions you can seen on such a small faction of the face,

  25. Kim Pichard posted on June 26, 2012 at 7:58 am (#
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    Love this giveaway. My favorite thing to photograph is my new daughter Paige!! I am wearing my camera out this month :)

  26. Amanda posted on June 26, 2012 at 10:13 am (#
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    My favorite thing to take photos of is my new boston terrier puppy :)

    Amanda

  27. Amanda posted on June 26, 2012 at 10:17 am (#
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    I liked both of your facebook pages!

    Amanda

  28. Courtney posted on June 26, 2012 at 11:21 am (#
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    I love taking pictures of my 15 month old son!

  29. Deanna posted on June 26, 2012 at 11:44 am (#
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    I love taking pictures of my two sweet boys – A is 2 years old and C is 5 months.

  30. Deanna posted on June 26, 2012 at 11:46 am (#
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    I also like TidyMom & Simple As That on Facebook! Thank you!

  31. Brandi posted on June 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm (#
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    I love taking pictures of My kids…there is the mom in me! :)

  32. Brandi posted on June 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm (#
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    I also “liked” Tidy Mom & Simple as that pages :)

  33. Amy H. posted on June 26, 2012 at 1:42 pm (#
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    My favorite thing to photograph is my daughter!

  34. Amy H. posted on June 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm (#
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    I like both TidyMom & Simple As That on Facebook.

  35. Renee McDonnell posted on June 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm (#
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    My favorite thing to photograph is my kids, animals, friends and family. We lost a good friend at age 40 last year and when the family asked for pictures they had lots from when she was young but the older she got and the more they took pictures of their twins and not her and her husband the less pictures they had. I make it a point to take pictures of friends and family everywhere I go (and always take pictures of my kids). Thanks for the chance.

  36. Heather S. posted on June 26, 2012 at 10:38 pm (#
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    I love to photograph my niece!

  37. Heather S. posted on June 26, 2012 at 10:38 pm (#
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    I like Tidy Mom and Simple As That on Facebook!

  38. Toni posted on June 27, 2012 at 11:40 am (#
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    I love to take pictures of my nieces and nephews…my favorite are the candids when they don’ realize that I am there.

  39. Toni posted on June 27, 2012 at 11:40 am (#
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    I like Tidy Mom and Simple as That on FB.

  40. kristi posted on June 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm (#
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    We adopted our wonderful son almost 9 months ago and there is no one I like taking pictures of more! You can just ask my facebook friends. :)

  41. Kelly M posted on June 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm (#
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    Love to photograph the fam on vacation!

  42. Lisa posted on June 28, 2012 at 8:49 am (#
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    My favorites are my pets, 2 dogs & a cat!!

  43. Linda Dale posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:35 pm (#
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    My favorite thing to photograph is like many others said, my family. I LOVE pics of my kids sitting all around the house. My three kids are very close in age so I didnt have a lot of time to take pics as they were all going in three different directions at once and I was just trying to catch up with them. I love my iphone…it is always around to snap a photo! :) I love your pics on Instagram by the way. :)

  44. Tonya Ybarra posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:37 pm (#
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    I like Tidy mom and Simple as that !

  45. Tonya Ybarra posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm (#
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    I just found this sit tidymom and as simple as that and love it ! I have a three year old daughter Emberlee that i love to take pictures of and of course she loves having her picture taken.I would like to take a class some day on photography and think these books would be a good start.

  46. Katie Chapman posted on June 29, 2012 at 8:53 am (#
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    My favorite thing to photograph right now is my 11 month old son! I have been doing “Monthly” pictures and planning on making a 1st year book, but i try to get pics of him everyday. He has changed so much already, it is so amazing!

    I also liked both TidyMom and Simple As That on Facebook.

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