Another guest post at Canadian Family, and another subscription to give away!

by DaniGirl on July 13, 2010 · 26 comments

in My 15 minutes, Photography, Reviews, promotions and giveaways

Congratulations to Judy of Mother, Wife and More who won the first of five subscriptions to Canadian Family magazine that I have to give away this week. I really love what she wrote in her comment, too:

The best tip anyone can get for photography is to remember not every photo will turn out, and not to get discouraged. Best thing my husband first taught me. Find something you like in each photo and learn to fine tune it. With kids it is guaranteed each photo won’t turn out!

So true! In fact, I’d say more than half of the pictures I take don’t turn out like I expected, and only a small percentage of those are worth sharing. The other thing I’d add to Judy’s thought, though, is to not be too quick to delete a photo. Sometimes the outtakes are as much fun as the keepers!

I’ve got another post up on Family Jewels, the Canadian Family magazine blog. Today’s subject is composition, filled with ideas on how to go from “taking” a photography (by simply clicking the shutter as soon as you put the camera to your eye) to *making* a photograph that tells its own story.

And I’ve still got four subscriptions to Canadian Family left to give away! I’m going to shake things up — to enter the draw for today, you’ll have to share this post on Twitter, Facebook, your own blog, or some other social networking site.

Here’s the fine print:

  1. Today’s giveaway is for one one-year subscription to Canadian Family magazine.
  2. To enter, tweet a link to this blog post or link to it on Facebook or promote it on your own blog or some other social networking site before noon EDT on Wednesday July 14. IMPORTANT: You’ll have to come back and leave a comment to let me know you did.
  3. Winners will be chosen using the random number generator at from eligible entries on Wednesday 14 July 2010.
  4. You must leave a valid e-mail address and allow me to share your contact information with Canadian Family magazine to arrange for the subscription delivery.
  5. The winner will be contacted via e-mail and posted here.

Thanks, and be sure to come back tomorrow for more photo and freebie goodness!

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Judy July 13, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Yay thanks so much!

Now I have to go through my photos to find one that is a good example of one that I am glad I didn’t delete.

2 Carrie July 13, 2010 at 2:31 pm

re tweeted it πŸ™‚ and now, off to read the article

3 Julie July 13, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Posted on FB!

4 Lara July 13, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Just retweeted! πŸ™‚ I too am off to read the article.

5 melissa July 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Just retweeted (

Great post – nice to see these important concepts explained in a simple way. πŸ™‚

6 Krista July 13, 2010 at 3:53 pm


And I totally resisted the urge to use flash when photographing my sleeping littles this afternoon πŸ™‚

7 Rebecca July 13, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Tweeted! πŸ˜‰

8 Jen July 13, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Shared on Facebook!

9 Shannon July 13, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Tweeted! Canucklehead_!

10 saskmom July 13, 2010 at 8:30 pm

RT @DaniGirl: Another guest post and another @CanadianFamily giveaway! (RT to win a subscription — see blog for deets!)

11 Rose July 13, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I tweeted it for you & as soon as I get a chance I’m going to go read your article as I have an interest in photography.

12 Shannon B July 14, 2010 at 1:25 am
13 Rose DesRochers July 14, 2010 at 2:24 am

@DaniGirl is hosting a give away. Check it out.

14 smothermother July 14, 2010 at 7:20 am


15 Christy July 14, 2010 at 8:04 am

I need to learn how to edit pictures. I just assume that any picture that doesn’t look perfect when I take it, there’s no hope. I even have Aperture installed but never used it.

16 Christy July 14, 2010 at 8:06 am


17 zoom July 14, 2010 at 8:11 am

Me too. Tweeted!

18 AnnBac9 July 14, 2010 at 8:35 am

Retweeted your post. I am now going to go read your blog…..looks interesting!

19 smothermother July 14, 2010 at 12:18 pm

check out danigirl's photot tips

20 Christy July 14, 2010 at 1:04 pm

RT @DaniGirl: Not too many entries in @canadianfamily subscp giveaway today — odds are in your favour!

21 zoom July 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Win a subscription to @canadianfamily over at Dani's place today!

22 Julie Harrison July 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm

RT @DaniGirl: Not too many entries in @canadianfamily subscp giveaway today — odds are in your favour!

23 Sara July 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Tweeted!!! Great post, again.

24 Brenda H July 14, 2010 at 1:17 pm

RT @DaniGirl: Not too many entries in @canadianfamily subscp giveaway today — odds are in your favour!

25 Ann B July 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm

RT @DaniGirl: Not too many entries in @canadianfamily subscp giveaway today — odds are in your favour!

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