Sunday, January 6, 2013
We have a safe full of photo goodies to give away, light stands, flash brackets, instructional books and DVD's, we even have plus memberships to 500px.com.
Right now our contests are setup so that the winners are picked at random (previous contests can be seen here, here, and here) and I like the random aspect because every person who enters has an equal chance of winning, of it's a contest of who has the best picture my fear is newer photographers won't bother entering for fear of losing out to those photographers with more experience.
Another reason for the random aspect of our contests, I don't like saying "this picture is better than that picture".
What I want is to have contests that interest you, making you eager to participate in, and will give everyone an equal chance to win.
So the goal is simple, win some cool stuff while having fun in the process.
If you're happy with the way things are, that's okay, I just don't want to have the same old contest because "we've always done it that way".
So please, leave a comment on this post, or send us an email with your contest ideas/suggestions.
But be quick, we want to start giving some of this stuff away and will announce our next giveaway on Monday (10/22/12).
In the interest of full disclosure (and honesty), we really don't have a safe, just wanted to look real important, real hoity toity... :)
I truly value the fact that so many of you spend (even a small) part of your day here at Weekly Photo Tips, so if something "out of the ordinary" is going on that will change how things usually happen, I feel the very least I should do is to let you know.
So this week I am traveling and because of that blog posts will be rather sporadic and/or "fluffy" (ie: a bit on the lite side).
And as this is a visual kinda blog, instead of telling you, I thought I would give you a hint or two of where our travels are taking us.
Okay, here is hint two:
Yup, we arrived at Disney World the day after Thanksgiving and will be here the rest of the month, enjoying a long anticipated (and greatly deserved) family vacation.
Yesterday (one of my) daughters created a (minor) sensation in Magic Kingdom by wearing a horse head mask down splash mountain.
I am a very proud dad... :)
Not sure which is more amusing, her mask, or the look her sister is giving her.
The rest of this post is not for our "regulars", it is aimed directly at that extreme minority of scum bags that search social media looking for those who are away or on vacation so they can break into their homes, first off you people suck, really... second, our house is not empty, not even close, so don't waste your time. Not only do we have house and dog sitters, we have great neighbors who are watching them watching our house.