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Win Photography Props from Baby & Me Boutique

Hi Epic Edits readers. I’m excited to be here and have the chance to introduce myself and my shop. My name is Jill and my shop is called Baby & Me Boutique. I sell a variety of crocheted items, but what I would like to share with you today are my photography props. I make all sorts of fun props for baby photo shoots: cocoons, hammocks, beanies, booties, and more! Many of my products are available in sizes for young children as well.

Good props are an essential for every child photographer. I love photography, although I’ll be the first to admit I’m not that great at it. However, with props like these even I can take a good picture. My props add a creative and professional touch to photos. And in the hands of a true professional (such as the talanted Shanda Leigh who provided the pictures you see here, and many of you I’m sure) they make the most gorgeous photos! Cocoons in particular are a growing trend and I offer several types in my shop.


I truly enjoy making the things I sell, which lets me keep my prices low and feel good about it. I love to see my products go to good use and create beautiful pictures. I hope you’ll stop by and take a peek! http://womenwhodoitall.etsy.com

GIVEAWAY CONTEST DETAILS

[tweetmeme][Brian here] First of all, a big thanks to Jill for offering up some free product to the readers of Epic Edits! She’s offered to give two winners any single item from her shop, so we have two ways that you can enter the contest (you can enter both ways and we’ll pick one winner from each).

DEADLINE: May 13, 2010

  1. POST YOUR BEST BABY/CHILD PHOTO
    Place a photo (or link to a photo) in the comments below of your best baby/child photo. Post only one photo, and it must be your own. This is a judged competition, so post your very best.
  2. TELL US WHICH ITEM YOU LIKE BEST
    Hop over to Jill’s shop and browse through her products. Then leave a comment below telling us which item(s) you like best. The winner will be a random selection (and be sure to leave this as a separate comment if you’re entering a photo too).

So there you go — two ways to enter for a chance at some free props!

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Win Cash With Competico Photo Contests

There are many ways to make money from your photos, and contests/competitions are a unique approach. Rather than sell your work or time, you compete with your talent and experience. Contests and competitions can take many forms, but online avenues are probably the easiest to participate in.

Competico is an online photo competition website that offers cash prizes based on community votes and panel judges. Each contest has a specific theme and maximum cash prize available. It also appears that several new contests launch each month. Entry fees are generally between $2 and $15 per photo, and a percentage of those fees go toward the prizes.

Competico Winter Holidays Photo Contest

Right now, Competico is running a bigger contest with some huge cash prizes. The theme is “Winter Holidays”, the entry fee is $100 per photo, and prizes up to $50,000! The entry is steeper than their usual contest, but the rewards are too. This contest ends January 12, 2009 and the winners will be announced on the 15th.

ENTER THE WINTER HOLIDAYS PHOTO CONTEST HERE

If that one is a little too steep for you, consider checking out the ongoing contests for various themes. As I write this, there are 8 open contests in a full range between $2 and $15 entry fees. And if none of the themes spark your interest at the moment, check back from time to time.

Competico

VIEW THE COMPETICO HOME PAGE

As with any photo contests or competitions, be sure you read the terms and conditions before agreeing to them. If you’re not comfortable with the terms, don’t submit your photos.

The Bill of Rights for Photography Competitions

In the 24th episode of EXIF and Beyond, Jim Goldstein talks with Nick Dunmur of Pro-Imaging.org about the Bill of Rights for Photography Competitions.

This is a document that outlines the conditions for photographic competition organisers and sponsors to be guided by when constructing terms and conditions for their competitions. With so many online photography competitions out there, photographers sometimes forget to read the fine print. This has resulted in several contest organizers getting away with the “Rights Grab”, leaving photographers in a cloud of confusion when they realize they’ve given away the rights to their work.

If you’ve ever considered entering your photos in a photography competition, this interview is certainly worth a listen.

EXIF AND BEYOND: NICK DUNMUR OF PRO-IMAGING.ORG
BILL OF RIGHTS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITIONS

PhotoNetCast Episode 8 is Available

PhotoNetCast

In this eighth episode of PhotoNetCast, we discuss the topic of photo competitions — benefits of participating in them, how to find them, what the judges are thinking, how to improve your chances at scoring high, and things to be cautious of.

We also have a very special guest join us for this episode: David Ziser. David had been in photography for some time now, and he’s quite experienced with these print competitions from a participant and a judge standpoint. It was great to have him offer up his wisdom on this topic, and we all thoroughly enjoyed chatting with him.

Listen to PhotoNetCast Episode 8