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503 Online Photography Workshops Giveaway

CONTEST CLOSED!

Do you have a DSLR camera, but don’t know how to use it? Do you get confused trying to understand the difference between aperture and shutter speed? Are you looking for a fun class to help you gain confidence while using that camera you paid big bucks for, but can’t bring yourself to take it off of the Auto mode?

Well… 503 Workshops may be for you!

Jessica Cudzilo is an accomplished, talented photographer (and new mommy!) who takes brilliant wedding and portrait images. She is a gifted writer as well as photographer (make sure you read her blog, too). She’s based in Cincinnati and has found her calling both in shooting and teaching. Her online workshops take you from wishing you knew how to work your camera to taking great snapshots of your friends & family!

This is Jessica:

She’s been incredibly kind to offer a workshop seat for her January class ($295 value by the way!) to one reader of Bright Autumn Sun! This giveaway is open worldwide to anyone, any age, with a DSLR! Here’s how to enter:

Mandatory entry: Leave a comment telling me why you need this workshop. What do you want to learn the most? What do you want to come out of the workshop being able to do?

Additional entries (leave a SEPARATE comment for each one, not all in one comment please):

The contest ends on November 19, 2010 at 11:59pm Eastern time.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. All opinions stated are my own.

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Amanda BNovember 5, 2010 - 10:05 am

Holy smokes, this is right up my alley! I started a new job in web/content strategy/communications for an academic department in March, and my job came with an intimidating DSLR and a photography requirement. I feel pretty competent with my digital point-and-shoot, but the DSLR overwhelms me. The pictures I’m capturing now are composed well, but I think they could get that extra “oomph” with some more training.

Alison WaringNovember 5, 2010 - 1:28 pm

Very awesome giveaway! Um I only shoot natural light so it’d be nifty to learn a bit about flash :)

Michelle TNovember 5, 2010 - 1:32 pm

I need this! I haven’t had any formal lessons on photography but so desparately need it. When I bought my camera, I hit the internet for all of my research, tips and tricks. It’s helped, but I know a structured workshop would help me a million times over. Pick me! Pick me!

Michelle TNovember 5, 2010 - 1:36 pm

I follow BAS on Facebook.

Michelle TNovember 5, 2010 - 1:38 pm

I follow Karen Lisa Artistic Photography’s FB page.

Michelle TNovember 5, 2010 - 1:38 pm

I follow you on Twitter

Michelle TNovember 5, 2010 - 1:41 pm

Following @503jess on Twitter.

Michelle TNovember 5, 2010 - 1:41 pm

Following 503Happenings on FB.

Michelle TNovember 5, 2010 - 1:44 pm

Signed up for newsletter.

Michelle TNovember 5, 2010 - 1:45 pm

Aaaaand following through Google Friends Connect.

KelliNovember 5, 2010 - 8:44 pm

i believe…EDUCATE…EDUCATE…EDUCATE… is one of the “keys” in growing your knowledge. I have a wishlist of classes i want to take. I’d would the oppportunity to take this class.

i follow you on fb and receive your newsletter.

AmberNovember 6, 2010 - 12:52 am

This sounds great – I’ve been reading tutorials and playing around with settings on my camera, but I’d love some defined instruction! Thanks for a great giveaway!

AmberNovember 6, 2010 - 12:52 am

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AmberNovember 6, 2010 - 12:53 am

Follow you on twitter! @mommastuffblog

AmberNovember 6, 2010 - 12:55 am

Like KL artistic photography on facebook now too!! amber c smith

AmberNovember 6, 2010 - 12:55 am

your button is in my sidebar!

AmberNovember 6, 2010 - 12:56 am

voted on top baby blogs!

AmberNovember 6, 2010 - 12:57 am

voted on picket fence.

AmberNovember 6, 2010 - 1:20 am
AmberNovember 6, 2010 - 10:47 pm

voted on top baby blogs (just realized according to your time zone, it appears I’m on the same day…but its definitely the next evening here!
amber :)

AmberNovember 6, 2010 - 10:47 pm

I voted on picket fences!

BonnieNovember 7, 2010 - 9:13 pm

i would love to take some lessons so i could learn how to take some amazing pictures when i travel with my family.

amberNovember 8, 2010 - 12:58 am

voted on picket fence

amberNovember 8, 2010 - 1:00 am

voted on top baby blogs

LCWNovember 8, 2010 - 12:06 pm

I purchased a new to me DSLR and NEED this workshop so I can get the most out of my camera! I really want to learn how to take photos of my daughter without being stuck in Auto!

LCWNovember 8, 2010 - 12:06 pm

I follow you on twitter.

LCWNovember 8, 2010 - 12:07 pm

You’re already on my blog roll.

LCWNovember 8, 2010 - 12:07 pm

Tweet, tweet.

LCWNovember 8, 2010 - 12:08 pm

I follow 503Jess on Twitter.

AishaNovember 9, 2010 - 1:03 pm

I just bought a DSLR camera and feel frustrated because I can’t seem to take good shots. This workshop would totally help me improve so much. I want to learn how to take scenic and portrait shots. I want to be able to take photos with confidence by applying the things I’m going to learn at the workshop.

AishaNovember 9, 2010 - 1:03 pm

I’m a GFC follower.

AishaNovember 9, 2010 - 1:05 pm

I liked Karen Lisa in FB: aisha holley

AishaNovember 9, 2010 - 1:05 pm

Liked your blog in FB: aisha holley

AishaNovember 9, 2010 - 1:06 pm

I follow KarenLida in twitter: aishawed

AishaNovember 9, 2010 - 1:07 pm

Followed 503Jess in Twitter: aishawed

AishaNovember 9, 2010 - 1:09 pm

Voted for you @ Top Baby Blogs

AishaNovember 9, 2010 - 1:09 pm

Voted for you at Picket Fence.

AishaNovember 9, 2010 - 1:11 pm

I’m an esubscriber: aisha(at)theholleyherald(dotcom)

AishaNovember 9, 2010 - 1:15 pm

Your button is at my sidebar: http://www.theholleyherald.com/

Cristina GaglianoNovember 9, 2010 - 9:15 pm

Although I am pretty comfortable with my camera there are times that a confident booster is indeed needed. This workshop would fine tune my skills and allow me to continue working on defining my style while perfecting my skills. I would love to be able to walk into a situation and automatically know the iso, ap and shutterspeed settings. I shoot in manual almost exclusively and sometimes wish in that instant I can remember the stops so that I dont miss the shot.

Cristina GaglianoNovember 9, 2010 - 9:16 pm

liked bright autumn star facebook

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already follow karen lisa on facebook

Cristina GaglianoNovember 9, 2010 - 9:17 pm

follow karenlisa twitter

Cristina GaglianoNovember 9, 2010 - 9:17 pm

liked 503 jess on facebook

Cristina GaglianoNovember 9, 2010 - 9:17 pm

follow 503 jess on twitter

Cristina GaglianoNovember 9, 2010 - 9:19 pm
Cristina GaglianoNovember 9, 2010 - 9:20 pm
Shae JohnsonNovember 10, 2010 - 6:40 pm

I would love to learn how to take creative pictures/creative settings.

NieceyNovember 11, 2010 - 12:45 am

I want to win this because I’ve never learned photography. I’ve always just been making it up as I go along and I’d love something structured to help me improve.

NieceyNovember 11, 2010 - 12:45 am

I follow your blog via google friend connect – Niecey

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NieceyNovember 11, 2010 - 12:46 am

I like Bright Autumn Sun on facebook
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NieceyNovember 11, 2010 - 12:46 am

I like Karen Lisa Artistic Photography on facebook
Niecey Docherty
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NieceyNovember 11, 2010 - 12:47 am

I follow @karenlisa on twitter
@goodieslist
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NieceyNovember 11, 2010 - 12:47 am

I like 503 Happenings on facebook
Niecey Docherty
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NieceyNovember 11, 2010 - 12:48 am

I follow Jessica Cudzilo on twitter
@goodieslist
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NieceyNovember 11, 2010 - 12:48 am

I have your button on my blog sidebar

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NieceyNovember 11, 2010 - 12:48 am

I voted for you on top baby blogs
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NieceyNovember 11, 2010 - 12:49 am

I voted for you on picket fence
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amberNovember 11, 2010 - 1:44 am

voted on picket fence again today

amberNovember 11, 2010 - 1:44 am

also voted on top baby blogs

AishaNovember 11, 2010 - 1:08 pm

Voted today for you @ Top Baby Blogs

AishaNovember 11, 2010 - 1:11 pm

Voted today for you at Picket Fence.

AishaNovember 11, 2010 - 1:12 pm
susan varneyNovember 11, 2010 - 3:38 pm

i have 3 young grandchildren i need to be a better photographer
mverno@roadrunner.com

Diane R.November 11, 2010 - 10:12 pm

I am a volunteer at our zoo and want to get better animal pictures.

Debbie OsbornNovember 11, 2010 - 10:37 pm

i want to take good pictures of my nine grandchildren.

DawnNovember 12, 2010 - 12:02 am

After a life change, I splurged and bought a really nice camera. I play a lot, and take some decent landscape photos (mostly by accident!), but am not comfortable at all with portraits and would not even consider a wedding at this point! I would love to learn more and feel more comfortable with all photos.

AishaNovember 12, 2010 - 11:42 am
AishaNovember 12, 2010 - 11:43 am

Voted today at Top Baby Blogs

AishaNovember 12, 2010 - 11:44 am

Voted today for you @ Picket fence

AishaNovember 14, 2010 - 12:45 pm
AishaNovember 14, 2010 - 12:47 pm

Voted today for you at Top Baby Blogs

AishaNovember 14, 2010 - 12:47 pm

Voted today at Picket Fence.

Kim K.November 14, 2010 - 2:44 pm

I follow all three pages on FB and voted for the blog.

I have been taking pictures for years but I have recently realized how big my love is for photography. It took me a long time to realize what I wanted to do in life and now that I know I am trying my hardest to learn everything and anything that I can that will help me build my future. I do know some stuff but I am still learning especially about lighting and workflow. I know workshops are a great way to help beginners out and this one sounds amazing. Money has been tight recently so this would definitely help me get out there and learn the things I still need to know without setting me back too much.

Thanks for this great opportunity and amazing contest!

AmyNovember 14, 2010 - 5:52 pm

I follow Karen Lisa on Facebook!

AmyNovember 14, 2010 - 5:53 pm

I follow Bright Autumn Sun on Facebook!

AmyNovember 14, 2010 - 5:54 pm

I am a fan of 503 Happenings on Facbeook!

AmyNovember 14, 2010 - 5:56 pm

I would love to win this workshop because I want to gain the confidence to move from being an auto shooter to someone confident enough to shoot manually. This would be the *best* holiday treat ever! :)

AmyNovember 14, 2010 - 5:57 pm

voted for you on top baby blogs!

AmyNovember 14, 2010 - 5:57 pm

voted for you via picket fence!

Tamara aka Cheapskate MomNovember 15, 2010 - 1:38 am

I’m excited about this giveaway! I recently got a Canon DSLR and I have been playing with it in my spare time (I have 3 sons so not much spare time for me!) I am hoping to learn more about using my DSLR camera so I can feel comfortable using it. I am hoping to come away from the workshop feeling confident about day and evening shots as well as creating shots that don’t need a lot of help from photoshop to be fantastic =)

Tamara aka Cheapskate MomNovember 15, 2010 - 1:39 am

I follow you on GFC!

Tamara aka Cheapskate MomNovember 15, 2010 - 1:42 am

Following on Facebook!

Tamara aka Cheapskate MomNovember 15, 2010 - 1:44 am

I follow Karen Lisa on FB

Tamara aka Cheapskate MomNovember 15, 2010 - 1:46 am

I follow Karen Lisa on twitter @cheapskatemom

Tamara aka Cheapskate MomNovember 15, 2010 - 1:47 am

I like 503 Happenings on FB!

Tamara aka Cheapskate MomNovember 15, 2010 - 1:48 am

I follow 503Jess on twitter!

Erik HawkinsonNovember 15, 2010 - 3:08 pm

I could use this class for improving composition as well as working on improving my white balance.

Erik HawkinsonNovember 15, 2010 - 3:08 pm

I follow Bright Autumn Sun’s Facebook Page

Erik HawkinsonNovember 15, 2010 - 3:09 pm

I follow Karen Lisa Artistic Photography’s Facebook Page

Erik HawkinsonNovember 15, 2010 - 3:09 pm

I now follow 503 Happenings Facebook Page

Erik HawkinsonNovember 15, 2010 - 3:10 pm

I now follow @503jess on Twitter

Erik HawkinsonNovember 15, 2010 - 3:10 pm

Bright Autumn Sun is on my blogroll.

Erik HawkinsonNovember 15, 2010 - 3:11 pm

I’m subscribed via email

Erik HawkinsonNovember 15, 2010 - 3:11 pm

I follow @karenlisa on twitter.

Erik HawkinsonNovember 15, 2010 - 3:22 pm

I tweeted the phrase.

racergirl1313November 15, 2010 - 4:18 pm

I’d love to win this because it has been over 10 years since I’ve had any formal photography education and I am sure I need a refresher on a number of things. Thanks!

racergirl1313November 15, 2010 - 4:18 pm

I follow via GFC

racergirl1313November 15, 2010 - 4:20 pm

I follow you on Twitter -@racergirl1313

racergirl1313November 15, 2010 - 4:21 pm

I follow 503Jess on Twitter -@racergirl1313

racergirl1313November 15, 2010 - 4:22 pm
mrs.marcusNovember 15, 2010 - 6:58 pm

I’m going to be getting a dslr (my first!) for Christmas and I’d like to learn how to use it to it’s full “ability.” I want to leave being able to take better pictures then when I started.

Alice C.November 15, 2010 - 7:37 pm

I want to learn how to take photos in manual! 503 workshops was one of the first workshops I found when I first got my camera.. I’ve been saving up to take one!

Alice C.November 15, 2010 - 7:37 pm

I follow your blog via Google Connect

Alice C.November 15, 2010 - 7:38 pm

I follow Bright Autumn Sun’s Facebook

Alice C.November 15, 2010 - 7:40 pm

I follow Karen Lisa Artistic Photography’s Facebook

Alice C.November 15, 2010 - 7:41 pm

I follow karenlisa on twitter

Alice C.November 15, 2010 - 7:42 pm

I like 503 on Facebook

Alice C.November 15, 2010 - 7:42 pm

I follow 503 on twitter (@fa11enan9e1)

Alice C.November 15, 2010 - 7:44 pm

I voted on Top Baby Blogs

Alice C.November 15, 2010 - 7:45 pm

I voted on Picket Fence Blogs

Alice C.November 15, 2010 - 7:46 pm

I tweeted! @fa11enan9e1

SandyNovember 15, 2010 - 11:48 pm

I have taken some great pictures with my Sony DSLR camera but I wish I knew how to take it a few steps further.

AishaNovember 16, 2010 - 12:42 am
AishaNovember 16, 2010 - 12:43 am

I have voted today at Top Baby Blogs

AishaNovember 16, 2010 - 12:44 am

I have voted today at Picket Fence.

Laura P.November 16, 2010 - 11:10 am

I want to be able to take better photos in low light situations.
Thank you,
Laura

Laura P.November 16, 2010 - 11:11 am

I follow Bright Autumn Sun on GFC.

Laura P.November 16, 2010 - 11:12 am

I follow 503 Jess on Twitter as Bookloon.

Erik HawkinsonNovember 16, 2010 - 2:04 pm

I tweeted the phrase, again.

racergirl1313November 16, 2010 - 2:10 pm
Alice C.November 16, 2010 - 3:52 pm

Tweeted!

Erik HawkinsonNovember 16, 2010 - 10:47 pm

I voted on Picket Fences.

amberNovember 16, 2010 - 11:24 pm

voted on picketfence!

amberNovember 16, 2010 - 11:25 pm

voted on top baby blogs again today!!

AishaNovember 17, 2010 - 10:57 am
AishaNovember 17, 2010 - 10:58 am

Just voted today at Top Baby Blogs

AishaNovember 17, 2010 - 10:59 am

Just voted today at Picket Fence.

racergirl1313November 17, 2010 - 11:11 am
Erik HawkinsonNovember 17, 2010 - 3:24 pm

I voted for Siren on the Top Baby Blogs

Erik HawkinsonNovember 17, 2010 - 3:24 pm

I also sent out the tweet.

amberNovember 18, 2010 - 2:15 am

voted on top baby blogs!!!!

amberNovember 18, 2010 - 2:15 am

voted on picket fence!!!!

amberNovember 18, 2010 - 2:18 am

and I tweeted again…really got my fingers crossed for this one, I don’t think I can afford to take the course, but I REALLY want to take it!! http://twitter.com/mommastuffblog/statuses/5142558212620288

racergirl1313November 18, 2010 - 10:11 am
AishaNovember 18, 2010 - 2:33 pm
AishaNovember 18, 2010 - 2:35 pm

Daily vote at Top Baby Blogs

AishaNovember 18, 2010 - 2:35 pm

Daily vote at Picket Fence!

amberNovember 19, 2010 - 2:26 am

voted on top baby blogs!!!!!

amberNovember 19, 2010 - 2:26 am

voted on picket fence!!!!!

Erik HawkinsonNovember 19, 2010 - 3:22 am

I sent the tweet just now.

Erik HawkinsonNovember 19, 2010 - 3:25 am

I voted on Top Baby Blogs

Erik HawkinsonNovember 19, 2010 - 3:26 am

I also voted on Picket Fences

racergirl1313November 19, 2010 - 10:41 am
AishaNovember 19, 2010 - 11:42 am
AishaNovember 19, 2010 - 11:44 am

I’ve voted today at Top Baby Blogs.

AishaNovember 19, 2010 - 11:44 am

I’ve voted today at Picket fence.

Heather WNovember 19, 2010 - 8:38 pm

I need this bc I’m getting a new camera for Christmas. I’d love to learn about lighting and positioning.
Lovefool827 (at) yahoo (dotcom)

rajeeNovember 20, 2010 - 12:13 am

I need this for my blog work

jenNovember 20, 2010 - 12:51 am

i follow karen lisa on facebook!

jenNovember 20, 2010 - 12:59 am

this would be the best gift ever! i got my camera in march and i’m still riding the “auto” train. i would benefit so much from anything and everything this class could offer!

rajeeNovember 20, 2010 - 1:33 am

follower

rajeeNovember 20, 2010 - 1:35 am

ur twitter follower

Amber D.November 20, 2010 - 1:56 am

I have the camera and the skills just lack the confidence. I hope this class would give me the edge I need! :)