Thank you guys sooooo much for participating and making this a truly awesome giveaway! I was so emotional last week reading the blog comments when I announced the giveaway and then randomly selecting winners today made me so sad and happy at the same time. I wish I could extend myself to all of you, I truly do. (I even picked 2 extra names because I actually have space at the venue for 12) So while I’m bummed for those of you who didn’t win, knowing that this small gesture will help a few makes me very happy. I am beyond thankful for your support over the years and I look forward to sharing more with you in the years to come :) The winners have been emailed and they are @nicolemondestinphotography @fotomephoto @rubyellaphoto @mosaicbymg @debonaire_20 @sarahmazza @stylistkailaj @jayshep5 @aprilrboller Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated and shared this giveaway!!
So! What is this “something big” I’ve been teasing you about?
Last month, DFinney Photography’s official 5 year anniversary passed with little fanfare. Though I’d planned to do something really big, life got in the way and I never did. I actually don’t have a specific September date for my anniversary, I just use that month as a marker because I remember that I was laid off in September 2009 just before my 22nd birthday.
Last year I was so eager to reach a “5” milestone that I actually held a 5 year giveaway, but it was actually in celebration of beginning year 5 and not completing it lol. So! Here we are at the close of year 5 as I begin another and I have SO MANY reasons to be thankful.
The past two years have been nothing short of amazing. That’s such an overused word, but I really have no other way to describe it! This teaching thing has taken on a true life of its own and though it’s been a dream of mine, I would have never thought that I would be traveling for work. For ME! I actually thought I wanted to be a meeting planner like one of my girlfriends so I could travel to different places like her. But now, all these years later, thanks to the magic of social media, I am able to on my terms!
Well, reaching an official milestone like this deserves something big… And that something big is:
> > > > I AM GIFTING THE NATURAL LIGHT WORKSHOP TO YOU! < < < <
Yes, you read correctly… ALL seats to the workshop will be absolutely FREE!
Those who have secured their seats already will be issued refunds and the remaining seats will be won by means of the largest giveaway I have ever done!
10 seats… at $495 each! So this is kind of a 5 year, $5k giveaway!
That’s pretty big right?! Worth the hype!? ;) Lol
I understand that everyone can’t afford the investment required to work with me, so this a gesture to say a HUGE thank you for supporting me over the past 5 years! So many of you have been both active and inactive supporters, but you are appreciated just the same.
This opportunity is open to anyone! You don’t have to be a professional photographer to enter this giveaway. You simply need to semi-know how to operate your own DSLR camera and have an interest in natural light photography. That’s it!
However, this workshop is not for someone just taking their camera out of the box. It’s geared more towards those with an intermediate level understanding of their camera (those who at the very least have played around with the different modes and don’t JUST shoot in auto :)
You must be in (or willing to travel to) Washington, DC for the workshop to be held on October 18, 2014. Full details for the workshop are viewable here. It is a full day workshop and meals are included. Please do not enter if you are not absolutely certain you can attend.
Tired of reading and want to win already?! Lol
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A SEAT:
1. Simply leave a comment below sharing what winning a seat to the workshop would mean to you!
2. Follow @dfinneyphoto on instagram & twitter
3. Post your best selfie with your camera on instagram and hastag #dfinney5kgiveaway (your account must be public to be visible)
4. Share this blog post on your favorite social media platform(s) and mention @dfinneyphoto
You can do one or all of the above for a chance to win, but it’s recommended to do all 4 (because why wouldn’t you want all the chances you can get to win a seat?!)
The winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on this blog post. For every bonus entry completed, that will be counted as an extra comment for you. Leaving multiple comments does not increase your chances of winning. Winners will be chosen and announced on Monday, October 13, 2014 so you have one week!
I can’t wait to work with all of you! And some of whom would not have been able to attend if it weren’t for the giveaway! I truly look forward to helping you improve your natural light photography skills!
Looking forward to reading your comments :)