WIN A PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS – The Define School Giveaway

The winner of this contest is Sarah Whitwell. Thank you everyone for participating.

All four guest posts this week were from members at the Define School.  They are so kind to give away a spot in one of their October classes. The winner gets to pick and attend any one class, no matter the cost (and even if the class is SOLD OUT – they saved a spot just for the winner).

To enter:

  • Simply leave a comment on the MCP blog post letting us know which photography class you want to take if you win.

Increase your chances of winning a photography class?

  • Join the MCP Photographer Community Group on Facebook.  You can learn from and interact with other photographers across the globe.
  • Share one of the posts from this week – Oct.1-4th on Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter.  Then come back and leave a comment letting us know. Get up to 4 entries for sharing all 4 posts.

For information on each of the Define School classes you can simply visit the school’s home page or click on any links below that interest you. They will have signups for January classes soon, so if a class is full, keep watching.

Auto to Manual | Light + Life | The Art of Living Balanced | Through the Looking Glass | Children + Families | The Inspired Home | Awakening the Spark Post-Shoot Workflow 

And, please hop on over to the Facebook page or Twitter feed and say hi. They would love to stay in touch!

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  1. 13

    Angela D. says

    through the looking glass..but all of them would help! anything to take a better picture i’m willing to try. thank you!

  2. 18


    Wow! I’ve been scouring over their site since you posted their first guest article. So hard to choose… I would like Light + Life.

  3. 23

    Angela D. says

    Pinned, tweeted, shared on facebook! Thank so much. I love all the choices. Any would be great to be a part of! and, even if I don’t win, when I have enough funds saved, I’m going to take one of these great classes! Can’t go wrong with any of them.

  4. 25

    Gretchen R says

    I would love-love-love any or all!! Not a professional photog so I’m needing help in the “post” :) THX

  5. 39

    Mackenzie Unale says

    Auto to Manual. I would love be more comfortable. While, I don’t shoot in auto, there are still many things about my camera I don’t quite understand, and therefore am not comfortable. Most everything I have learned, has been self taught. This class would dramatically change that!

  6. 42

    kristaresnick says

    I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win a class!!!! I just finished up The Inspired Child and it was AMAZING!!!!!! I would love to take Children& Familes as this is primarily what I shoot and would love improve!!! Thank you for the opportunity!!!

  7. 55


    I would love to win the Children’s + Family’s course. Its an area I could use some guidance in and I have been looking into taking these classes for a while now!

  8. 65


    I’d love to attend Children + Families class! That is all I shoot and after recently switching to a new camera, gaining new knowledge and refreshing the knowledge I have would give me more confidence with the new equipment.

  9. 71

    Kara Headrick says

    I would love to attend From Auto to Manual. I have been using manual for a while now, but find that it doesn’t have the sharpness and clarity that I would like. Maybe I’m still off a little from what I thought! Thanks

  10. 72

    Laurie says

    I would love to take Light and Life! I’ve had my camera a little over a year and am learning so much! This would be perfect! Thank you!

  11. 75

    Stacey says

    Would love the chance to take Children+Families since I’m just starting out and plan to shoot mostly Families and Children

  12. 88

    Megan CG says

    Such a hard choice!!!! I love and am inspired by all of these photographers!!! Either Kellie Hatcher’s Light & Life or Children & Families!

  13. 89


    I would love to take the Light + Life class! It looks right up my alley. Love this: “I will also help you define your own vision by seeing what is right in front of you a little differently and therefore igniting revelations from within.” Plus, I can take it in PJs!

  14. 104

    Sara Oglestone says

    I definitely need to take the Post Shoot Workflow class. I drown under the weight of some of my larger projects.

  15. 105

    linda godwin says

    Ok I said awakening the spark but im changing to from auto to manual.i just checked out all the classes and im thinking I may start taking each one ,but still hoping to win !=)

  16. 116

    Diane Poff says

    I have two I would Love to take, Through the looking glass and from auto to manual, I do use manual settings but I think I could use some help with them.

  17. 124

    Barb says

    I would love to take any or all of them, but most especially Light and Life. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  18. 145


    If I’m lucky enough to win I’d love to take the Auto to Manual class. I already shoot in auto but I don’t really know what I’m doing! Thanks for the chance!!

  19. 162

    aisha collins says

    through the looking glass

    i shared on All 4 sites (facebook twitter google plus and pintrest) i also joined the group MCpaction on facebook

    thanks a bunch

  20. 169

    Rhonda Thompson says

    would love any of the classes, they all sound wonderful! but Through The Looking Glass speaks to me!

  21. 186

    Dana Ferrara says

    I would love to take the workflow class. I’m still working on getting mine down and it creates some unnecessary stress.

  22. 189

    Kerry Gibson says

    Through the Looking Glass would be my top choice but Light & Life would be a verryyyyy close 2nd.

  23. 190

    Denise says

    I would love to take the class from auto to manuel….Still need help with the basics…I have liked you on FB, I get your emails, I pinned and tweeted….I also liked Define School…What an amazing opportunity…


  24. 217

    Colleen says

    I really need to boost my skills, so “Auto to Manual,” but I also would love to take “Through the Looking Glass,” and “Light and Life”

  25. 218


    Post shoot workflow – I have twins 4 and an autistic some 7 and I take ages to edit and my workflow needs a super help shot so I can spend more time with them and less in front of the computer. MCP THANK FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN THIS. X

  26. 222

    Ann Marie Hubbard says

    I would take ALL of them..but the top two that I would chose are; #2 The Inspired Home and #1 Through the Looking Glass. Good luck to everyone! Many Thanks….

  27. 231

    Angel Jones says

    joined the Facebook group, can you tell i really want to win. needing a spark and inspiration right about now. good luck to all.

  28. 253

    Cara Rainsbarger says

    If I was chosed for this awesome giveaway I would choose From Auto to Manual. I’m getting there, but not completely comfortable. I’ve been looking for a great course to take! :)

  29. 274

    Elizabeth Hilton says

    I am part of the community
    I posted to facebook and pinterest. So excited about this giveaway. LOVE the Define School:)

  30. 275

    Ria Waugh says

    Light + Life would be my top pick, but all the classes sound intriguing.

    I have already joined the group on facebook.

  31. 280

    Andrea Abbott says

    It’s a toss up between

    Auto to Manual, Children + Families and Awakening the Spark. Lol!!

    All I know is I need all the help I can get! =D

  32. 289

    Minty says

    I’d like the auto to Manual class :) I posted all 4 posts to Facebook. My photographic friends friends enjoy reading them too! I really hope I win, my photography skills and enthusiasm have been waning in the last few months, I need a booster.

  33. 309

    Arielle says

    Pinterest atowers
    pinned to giveaways

    Really interested in children and families as well as post shoot workflow.
    Would be honored to win either.

  34. 325

    Alicia Puntoriero says

    I have already taken the auto to manual and through the looking glass classes and loved them. Would now love to the the families and children class!

  35. 332

    Natalia aka Maygirl says

    So gorgeous giveaway!
    I love all classes especially Light+Life, Through the Looking Glass, Children and Families and it was difficult to choose and……….
    ok… let it be Through the Looking Glass!!!

  36. 341


    I have never ever ever wanted to win a giveaway on any site so badly! I pinned The Resistance Monster yesterday before I even knew there was a prize involved. I loved this whole series of posts. I honestly don’t know which class I would choose… I like the idea of “Awakening the Spark” since I JUST quit my day job to write/take pictures, but I also like the idea of something more technically focused like “Through the Looking Glass” or “Post Shoot Workflow.” Argh… I don’t know! I’ll worry about that if I win. 😉

  37. 344

    Debra Carter says

    AUTO TO MANUAL!!! I’ve been playing with my girls cameras and they just bought me my own…. so it’s time to take it a little more serious and LEARN!!!

  38. 347

    Jordan says

    All the Define School classes look amazing! My top two would be auto to manual and light + life. I shoot in manual, but I’ve been wanting to take a class to fill in any gaps in my self education.

  39. 357

    Neets says

    Auto to manual please. I’ve owned my first DSLR for less than 24 hours. Dead keen to learn. Found my way here from The Pioneer Woman photography website. Have liked MCP on Facebook. Cheers

  40. 376

    Carlos says

    Any of the class sound REALLY intersting….but I would choose “Through the looking glass” (since I only can choose one…)

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