Contest: Win The NITTY GRITTY Photography E-Book

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Contest: Win The NITTY GRITTY Photography E-Book

Are you looking for advice on launching your photography business? Pascale Wowak, professional photographer and author of Getting Started in the Photography Business, has a new e-book available to photographers – The Nitty Gritty.  Two lucky photographers have a chance to win this new photographer’s guide. Also get $24 off if you use the code MCP at checkout by the end of August. If you win and already bought it, you will be refunded your purchase price.

Pascale guest wrote an article on the MCP Blog called “How to Photograph Pregnant Women.” Check this out for a sampling of her writing style.

maternity photograph

Pascale describes her new work: This e-book covers everything you need to know in order to successfully launch and sustain your own photography business.  I delve into logo, branding, pricing, technical expertise, marketing, white balance, metering, histograms, finding the light, using reflectors and other tools of the trade, off camera flash, post processing, RAW editing, proper calibration of your monitor, using actions correctly, business forms, various FAQ’s, composition, preventing burn out, charity work, finding your style, copyright considerations, plenty of links to great articles and other useful websites and, basically, just a whole lot of SOUND advice.   I spent hours upon hours putting this all together and included actual step by step screen shot captures of my editing process with sample images to help illustrate the process for those of you who are very visual (like me).  It’s 50 pages chock-full of valuable advice, expertise, images and information.”

children's portraiture
To enter the contest:

If you feel you could benefit from her electronic photography book, The Nitty Gritty, all you need to do is tell us why. Add your comment to the blog post, not on Facebook, and say why you want to win this book/what you would hope to learn from it.

For extra entries:

  • As always, if you “Like” me on Facebook, new “fans” only or “Follow” me on Twitter for the 1st time, you get an extra entry for each.
  • And if you spread the word on this contest, on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter, get extra comment entries for those as well. Just add a comment for each of the extra things you did. Good luck everyone!

Find out if you won:

The two winners will be picked by random drawing on Sunday the 22nd. Since I will be on vacation, I will not be blogging the winners.  Yep – I prep all my posts ahead when I am on vacation. Instead I will announce the winners on my Facebook Page wall.  So make sure you are a “liker” of it – check back then to see if you are one of two lucky winners. If you are, just email me to redeem your prize!

More of Pascale’s work:

maternity photographer

child photography

child playing the guitar

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  1. GregH
    August 19, 2010 at 8:23 am —

    Sent a tweet about the contest. (@gm319)

  2. Kyna
    August 19, 2010 at 8:23 am —

    I’d love to win the e-book! I have not yet set up my business (I’ve been very careful to try to make sure I’m doing it right–getting my photog skills down well, making sure I price correctly and think of all business aspects, etc.) An e-book from a seasoned pro would really help me feel like I’m getting off on the right foot! Thanks for having the contest!

  3. August 19, 2010 at 8:22 am —

    I could use the help to organize!

  4. August 19, 2010 at 8:21 am —

    Tweeted as well 🙂

  5. August 19, 2010 at 8:21 am —

    I’ve been a photographer for nearly as long as I can remember. I developed my first picture in my Dad’s darkroom when I was six and was hooked. Now nearly 30 years later, I’ve finally decided to start taking portraits professionally and have been working toward it for several months, but am having trouble finding clients and have only managed to do a couple of shoots. I want to make photography a solid second income and for it to be my “retirement” plan. Something I can do for the rest of my life, but it’s not going well so far. This book could have the information I need to really succeed.

  6. August 19, 2010 at 8:21 am —

    I think this would be an awesome resource. Most photographers are wonderfully creative but lack the business skills to make their business a success. This ebook seems to cover it all!

  7. GregH
    August 19, 2010 at 8:19 am —

    I’m trying to get a photo business started and this book would be a great help!!

  8. Carrie
    August 19, 2010 at 8:18 am —

    I would love to win this book, it would help me out of the photography rut I seem to be stuck in! I struggle to manage working full time as a nurse and getting out to photograph enough clients to make enough money for upgrading my equipment each year.

  9. Molly Braun
    August 19, 2010 at 8:17 am —

    I’ve “liked” you on FB!

  10. Misty D.
    August 19, 2010 at 8:17 am —

    I just recently moved into a new area and am redoing everything business wise. I would love to win this fantastic guide to help me figure out how to market in this area (I know pretty much no one here) and give me a great business reference. Also, I know I’d benefit from the exposure/wb info.

  11. August 19, 2010 at 8:17 am —

    I am currently researching business models and other business related topics so I can start my business right. This book would give me one more resource for information.

  12. August 19, 2010 at 8:15 am —

    Any help I can ever get regarding my business is always greatly appreciated!

  13. August 19, 2010 at 8:14 am —

    This would be a great tool for me because I know there are things I’m either doing wrong or could be doing better on the business side of the biz.

  14. August 19, 2010 at 8:13 am —

    I still need more and more help…. I am so close but still yet so far….I just love to learn and why not learn from the best!
    Thanks a bunch

  15. Molly Braun
    August 19, 2010 at 8:12 am —

    Somedays it’s exciting, somedays it’s overwhelming. A book on the photo biz would make this process a bit less overwhelming! Thanks.

  16. August 19, 2010 at 8:11 am —

    I’d love to win this book. I recently started my business, and need some real knowledge and learn how to develop a good workflow, as well as business management.

  17. August 19, 2010 at 8:09 am —

    Oh, fabulous – I’ll take any help I can get 🙂

  18. Heather
    August 19, 2010 at 8:09 am —

    I am just starting out and would LOVE to read this. I am such an admirer. The business side is what scares me and I know I could benefit from this book!

  19. August 19, 2010 at 8:05 am —

    I would love to win this book. I’m in the throes of starting my own photography business and I feel a little lost. This seems like a wonderful guide.

  20. August 19, 2010 at 8:04 am —

    I could use this book since I recently started my business, I think there’s a ton of stuff in it I could benefit from. Thanks!

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