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Contest: Win The NITTY GRITTY Photography E-Book

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. August 21, 2010 at 9:13 pm —

    I’m needing all the help I can get! I think I’m closer to nailing down all the details, but always wonder if I’m on the right track.

  2. August 21, 2010 at 9:19 pm —

    While I’ve been in business for 2 years, I feel like I still have a lot to learn! At this point I have learned from my mistakes and I am now ready to learn from someone elses trials and triumphs. Another person’s point of view does wonders to boost creativity and motivation.

  3. Jamie B
    August 21, 2010 at 9:36 pm —

    I would love to win this because I love to learn and this looks so great!

  4. Jennifer Wakefield
    August 21, 2010 at 9:39 pm —

    I worked for another portrait company, but never knew anything about the business side. Now I am starting my own business and I want to start out on the right foot and I believe this would help so much!
    Fingers crossed!

  5. Jennifer Wakefield
    August 21, 2010 at 9:40 pm —

    I LIKE on Facebook!


  6. August 21, 2010 at 9:47 pm —

    I would absolutely love to win this book. Our photography business began in 2008, shortly after the death of my mother and adoption of our 4th child. We then began a rather abrupt move due to my husband’s job and our nation’s waning economy. With all of life’s curves that, for a while seemed aimed right at us, I feel I could certainly stand to improve my technical approach, post-processing array, and business approach. This book sounds right up my alley!! Thanks for the chance!

  7. August 21, 2010 at 9:50 pm —

    “Liked” on facebook!!! : D

  8. August 21, 2010 at 9:50 pm —

    This books sounds like it would be extremely helpful. I have been wanting to start my own photography business for awhile but I have been having troubles getting started. 🙂

  9. August 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm —

    Shared in a FB post!

  10. August 21, 2010 at 10:03 pm —
  11. PeggyN
    August 21, 2010 at 11:24 pm —

    I would love to win this book. There is so much to know and to think about when starting a photography business that it can be overwhelming. And there is always so much that you don’t know that you don’t even know that you don’t know! Some professional advice would be a huge help!

  12. August 22, 2010 at 12:00 am —

    I’ve been ‘working’ as a photographer for a few years now, and my business is slowly starting to pick up…. but my workflow, well…. doesn’t exactly flow! I’d love to hear tips from someone like Pascale, who manages to get so much done! And I think she only has the same 24 hours in a day that I do!

  13. Sarah S
    August 22, 2010 at 12:49 am —

    I could really benefit from this e-book! I’m just starting out and love learning from others on their best business practices.

  14. Shonda
    August 22, 2010 at 1:55 am —

    I would love to win this! I love photography and want to start a business but am unsure of so many things. I think reading this e-book would give me knowledge and insight and help push me into the photography world. *fingers crossed!*

  15. Shonda
    August 22, 2010 at 1:56 am —
  16. Shonda
    August 22, 2010 at 2:00 am —

    I’m now following you on Twitter!

  17. Shonda
    August 22, 2010 at 2:01 am —

    And I tweeted about this giveaway!


  18. Joel
    August 22, 2010 at 5:13 am —

    If I don’t win this ebook, then I’m definitely buying it. Either way this seems to be just the right information at just the right time for me! Thanks Pascale 🙂

  19. August 22, 2010 at 8:17 am —

    My photography is lacking the “edge”…this book would be perfect!

  20. EB
    August 22, 2010 at 8:25 am —

    I am planning to go into business this fall. I am excited and scared and having this ebook would be so helpful.

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