Saving the best for last: Photography Q&A at Canadian Family

by DaniGirl on July 16, 2010 · 4 comments

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

I was a little stumped as to how to wrap up my week of guest posts over at the Family Jewels blog on Canadian Family’s site. I’d managed on each of the previous four posts to stay more or less on theme with a particular facet of photography, but had so much left to say that I was overwhelmed as to how to sum it all up coherently. Then, inspiration struck.

You had been feeding me some excellent questions and ideas throughout the week, so I turned to the comment box and found my Muse. Thanks to Joy, Melissa, Shannon, Dawn and Carrie for your excellent questions, which I addressed in my final guest post at Canadian Family, called Photography Q&A.

Phew, that was a lot of work, but a lot of fun too! I had started a Family Photographer category here last year, but it kind of petered out on me. Obviously, I need to take Rebecca’s suggestion and pick up the thread again here. 🙂

And now for the freebies — everybody loves the freebies, right? Congratulations to today’s winner of a one-year subscription to Canadian Family magazine: Johanne!

I really enjoyed reading all of your comments about which photos you love and why. Photography is so personal, and whenever I’m invited into someone’s personal space (office, home, even blog or social media account) I’m always fascinated by which pictures they prominently feature. Thank you for that, and for your support and encouragement throughout the Family Photographer series.

Finally, here’s the last subscription giveaway. If you have already entered your name for the giveaway this week, you’re already entered for today’s draw. If you entered four times, you’ve already got four ballots. You can get one more by leaving a comment either here or on today’s post on the Family Jewels blog (or two if you do both!). You can comment on any topic you choose — offer some constructive criticism, give me some feedback for the next post on Family Photography (cuz you know there’s going to be more now!), tell me what you had for lunch, or just leave a little happy face. It’s up to you!

One last time, here’s the fine print:

  1. Today’s giveaway is for one one-year subscription to Canadian Family magazine.
  2. To enter, leave a comment on this post.
  3. To earn a second entry, leave a comment on the Photography Q&A post on the Family Jewels blog.
  4. Any previous entries you have submitted for giveaways this week will also count as additional entries into today’s giveaway. Previous winners are not eligible.
  5. I may need to take off my socks and shoes to tally up all the ballots for this draw.
  6. Entries must be received by 8 pm on Saturday 17 July 2010.
  7. Winners will be chosen using the random number generator at from eligible entries on Sunday 18 July 2010.
  8. 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.
  9. The winner will be contacted via e-mail and posted here.

Thank you to Megan and the staff at Canadian Family, and thank you to all of you. This has been a busy but fun week, and I’m all charged up and heading off into three weeks of vacation (yay!!!) ready to take a million pictures and spam you with every one of them!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 melissa July 16, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Thanks again Dani for sharing all this information. I’ve learned some new tricks and am now intrigued by Lightroom and Picasa (I find GIMP ornery to work with – too much time in Photoshop I guess). For some very barebones editing (and photo viewing), I also like Irfanview (

2 Lara July 16, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Pick me, because tomorrow is my birthday! 🙂

3 Shannon July 16, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Pick me because my birthday is in February! LOL
I look forward to your next posts on the topic!

4 Jen July 17, 2010 at 12:38 am

Have really enjoyed the series – thanks!

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