If you’ve been looking for an alternative to Bridge, On1 is offering up their Perfect Browse software free of charge. Just head over to their website, plug in your name and email, and the download should begin automatically. You’ll then be directed to another page where you can copy your license number (they’ll send it in an email, too). [Read more…]
If you are reading the blog for a while, you know that I am a big Lensbaby fan. A Lensbaby (any lensbaby) is a very powerful creative tool to have in your arsenal. If you are not familiar with Lensbabies, they are a family of creative lenses that provide in-camera focusing effects. If you are not sure, just hit the jump to see both the lenses and the sample photos. You know you have to have them.
Today I am happy to announce that DIYP teamed up with Lensbaby to giveaway two awesome lenses: a Composer Pro w/Sweet 50 and a Special Edition Spark. WE wanted to keep this really fun and simple so all you have to do is put your name and email in the box below and hit enter.
As always should you or any member of the MI force should be caught oops wrong operation. As always we do provide extra entries if you share the giveaway (but you don’t need to log into facebook if you don’t wanna) and we do encourage international participation.
UPDATE: This giveaway is now over and winner has been contacted. Huge thanks to MyPublisher for hosting this giveaway.
When I was a kid looking at photos was a slightly different experience. We used to sit (usually in a small group) and turn pages in heavy-paged albums. When I say turn pages I mean actual pages, the ones you can smell and touch and (god forbid crease, if not careful). While the digital age made sharing photos easier, it also took something away. There is something uniquely special about sitting together with your closest friends and family and flipping through photo album pages reminiscing on your favorite memories.
So I do my part of sharing, uploading and instagraming, and I also make a yearly family album. This is the album that will stay here even if my triple backed up hard drive crashes. Photo albums do not require a computer to look at, and it seems that both my kids and my parents enjoy looking at these tangible images more than they do at the photos on our family Facebook group.
This is where MyPublisher comes into play with their gorgeous photo albums, the kind that feel good in your hand and will last for years to come! But unlike the photo albums of our childhood, the process is much simpler. You upload the photos and the design team at MyPublisher helps design a perfectly customized premium album for you!
Since there are so many great add-on’s and features to choose from, we are offering a $300 credit so you can create a detailed leather bound album. And we are giving away two of those.
P.S. You get extra entries for sharing.
UPDATE: This giveaway has now ended, jump o the bottom to see if you won.
Our Friends at Lomography are giving away 5 fabulous Konstruktor DIY camera kits. If you have not seen one yet, they are basically wonderful cameras that you build with your own two hands. Go ahead and read our Review. They are just the perfect thing for anyone who loves photography in general and good old film in particular.
Even better! Two lucky winners (our of the random 5) will receive the full Konstruktor super kit, which also includes a close-up lens, a macro lens and a magnifying chimney hood for quick & easy focusing. Raffle is on Sunday, the 20th.
This contest is open to our facebook fans. Here is how to enter: Entering the giveaway is pretty easy. Make you you are a fan of DIYP on facebook, add your email, and click enter below.
Want to better your odds? Follow us on G+ for 3 extra entries. Even more? Share the giveaway with your buddies (there are enough Konstruktors to go around) for even 3 more entries for anyone who comes through your link.
Updated: the giveaway is now over, thanks everyone for playing! winner details at the bottom.
The kind folks at Syrp are giving away one of the most beautiful devices I’ve seen – a Genie Motion Control System. I do have to say that this is one of the most clever systems I’ve seen and its list of features is probably everything you’d ever need from a time lapses system (stay tuned, we have a review coming out soon too),
We wanna thank you for reading the blog, so we are we are going to give the Genie to one lucky subscribers of our newsletter. This newsletter is a pack of awesomeness that currently goes out every other Wednesday and includes the top stories reviews and inspiration from the past week. As well as exclusive offers and content. (Make sure you register today, so you don’t miss our next issue). Winners selected on Saturday, March 29th.
If you are already a subscriber, you’re automatically in! (no need to unsubscribe and re-subscribe) If you are not yet a subscriber, you can subscribe in the form below. You can also tick the box for Syrp newsletter for an added entry and increase your chances of winning.
The kind folks at Nero Trigger gave us two units to give away. If you’ve never heard of Nero triggers, they are those small nifty colorful units that bring lots of triggering control into your photography workflow.
As a way of saying thanks for your time, we are going to give those two triggers (value $199 each) to two lucky subscribers of our newsletter. This newsletter is a pack of awesomeness that currently goes out every other Wednesday and includes the top stories reviews and inspiration from the past week or two. (There is one going tomorrow so if you register today, you’ll have one in less than 24 hours, YAY!)
If you are already a subscriber, you’re automatically in! If you are not yet a subscriber, you can subscribe in the form below.
If you want to hear more info about Nero Trigger here this is your chance: [Read more…]
Celebrating Christmas and new-years we are giving away a complete Spiffy Light Blaster™ kit. The Light Blaster is a revolutionary strobe based image projector. Hit the jump for some Blaster movie immersion experience.
The full kit includes the actual Spiffy Light Blaster for Nikon or Canon, 4 sweet Creative Kits (aka slides) and a Nifty Pistol Grip so you can Blast like a Boss. Yea! I said Nifty and Spiffy in one sentence! (package street price: $203)
This giveaway is open to our facebook fans from all over the world. If you are a facebook fan, simply fill in your name and email. If you are not a facebook fan yet, like us, and then fill in your name and email. [Read more…]
UPDATE: this giveaways is now over, please scroll down to see the winner.
Starting out with video lights can be overwhelming. This should help you get started. We are giving away 2 color adjustable Amaran AL-528C LED panels from Aputure. Those are really awesome lights (we did a mini review here), and since you’ll be getting tow of them, there is a lot you can do in terms of lighting a small space or an interview.
entering the giveaway is pretty easy. make you you are a fan of DIYP on facebook. Click enter below.
It is a sharing themed giveaway ,so you also get additional entries for spreading the word [Read more…]
UPDATE: This giveaway has ended. roll to the bottom for more details.
If you ever shot a roll, you know how great it feels to photograph on actual film. If you never shot film this is your change of starting out big time shooting on medium format 120 film camera.
The good folks over at Lomography are joining us today in an absolutely fabulous giveaway (yes, I said absolutely fabulous) of a complete kit to get you started shooting on the best Lo-Fi analog cameras in the world – the Diana F+.
To complete the experience we are also including 9 rolls of film (3 roll of each: Negative, Slides and B&W). The entire package is valued at €126.88.
- Lomography Color Negative 400 ISO 120 3 Pack
- Lomography XPro Slide 200 120 3 pack
- Lomography Earl Grey B&W 100 ISO 120 3 pack
This is waaaay better than Instagram, trust me. [Read more…]