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 all 4 from Rebecca Cooper at

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}


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