Friday, 9 March 2012

taking great photos giveaway: from me!

I'm so pleased to offer one copy of my book to giveaway. For your chance to win, tell me why you need a copy of the book and how will taking great photos help you. Post your entry in the comments field below or send it to me via email. (If you enter via commenting below, be sure to include an email address so that I can contact you if you win.) You're also welcome to attach or link through to one or two of your photos, if you like. Entries are open from now until Friday, 16 March. I'll announce the winner on Monday, 19 March. Murdoch Books is going to send the lucky winner one copy of The Crafter's Guide to Taking Great Photos (AU/NZ version/cover) to anywhere in the world. Good luck!


aiza said...
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aiza said...

This would help me so much!! I'm looking to start selling some hand knit scarves, and taking great pictures will be a great start!

my email is:


Heather said...

Heidi you are an inspiration!!!!

I've actually already purchased your book but as gushy as this sounds I would actually love a signed copy!!!!!! (not sure if the giveaway is for signed or not). Since picking you book up from my favorite little bookstore in Melbourne "can do books", I haven't put it down and most things in my life have gone a little neglected (including my two little boys!!!).
Your book was just the encouragement I was looking for to take that next step with my photography.
So in saying all this, my post is less of an entry and more of a thank you!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey teamie! I would love to own a copy of your book to learn even more about how to take lovely photos! I bought a new DSLR camera this past year and I am still learning the ins and outs of using one. I'm also hoping this book could give me some lighting tips - Thanks for the opportunity!!

whatnomints [at] gmail [dot] com

Anna said...

I have been eying your book for a while, and I would be so thrilled to own a copy of it. I would use it as a reference for my product shots, since I am really just guessing right now. Everything I learned so far was from a post on the etsy blog that was written by... you! So informative and broken into bite size chunks that I could really grasp as a newbie photographer.

rootssoapco [at] gmail [dot] com

Handmade said...

Needless to say, photographs are vitally important to fully represent the amount of time we spend on our projects, but, in the end, they tend to be rushed and ill considered. I'd love to know how to better photograph my work.

josie said...

I'm in the market to buy a camera and your book would help me figure out what to look for! The pics I take right now on are from borrowed cameras where I just experiment with different settings. Can't wait to know a camera and the fundamentals well enough to come up with something consistently great in one or two shots!

josiekressner [at] gmail [dot] com

BeaJay said...

Hi - thanks for this great opportunity. All I can say is that I am new to sewing and new to blogging to track my progress and I need all the help I can get to make me and my garments look good :-(

Sew indigo said...

I enjoy blogging but my photos never quite look as appealing as I would like. I think a book like this would help me make more creative photographs.

Sharon said...

I really want to share on my blog the finer details of my sewing/knitting/jewellery and would love your book to be in my library.

Heidi Adnum said...

Thanks so much for all of your entries so far. Keep them coming!

Heather, thank you for buying the book and for your kind words. Drop me a line and we'll chat about signing.

Gaelle said...

Hi there!
I am a crafter and illustration student. I sell my stuff since a long time on markets and on etsy, and I don't think the photos of my products are as good as they could be! I have been surfing the web for advices now and then for a very long time, I think your book would help me improve my pictures a lot!
Gaelle (gaellelalonde at

kbenco said...

I am so bad at photos for my blog. I need all the help I can get.
stitchbliss at

Elisa said...

taking photos is a creative outlet for me. I would love to share your insight into how to take great photos!

Ridgeway Cottage said...

I bought your book today and just wanted to let you know how fab I think it is

Heidi Adnum said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Heidi,

I met you at week or two ago at The Studio & you took some beautiful shots of our wedding bouquets :)
Why I need your book do you ask?
Well I need your book so I can GROW and IMPROVE.
I am having trouble liking the photo's that I have previously taken myself for our Etsy shop and have got extremely fussy (according to my sister) when taking photo's now since seeing the clean pic's you have taken.
I want knowledge, tips, tricks of the trade about taking snaps of my work so I can sleep at night with your handy book under my pillow :)
Knowledge is Power.........
Flowers By The Vase