{WINNER ANNOUNCED} My First Online Photography Class with Bella Pop {giveaway}

Thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway and Brandy at Bella Pop for sponsoring and providing this great prize.

And the winner is ……….

Congratulations, Diane!!!!!! Check your email for details about how to claim your super-duper-awesome prize from Bella Pop Photography.

Last summer, I purchased a “seat” for a photography class led by Brandon and Brandy at Bella Pop Photography. We met near the museum district of Fort Worth in the middle of the summer. To say the least, it was hot. Like, 110-degrees hot. The sweaty details are disgusting, but the techniques were very helpful.

Lucky for me, Brandy began a new branch in her professional photography business: online classes. She was even nice enough to invite me to her pilot launching of Shooting in Manual 101. In this class, participants learned the basics of shutter speed, exposure, ISO, aperture, metering, and white balance. Now, before my classes with Bella Pop, all of this was Greek to me.

One thing I really liked about the online class was the private Facebook group. It provided the perfect opportunity for class participants to share their photos and receive creative feedback. By posting my photos, I learned a great deal from Brandy’s feedback.

This is a great detail shot of a guy enjoying the weather. The exposure looks great too. Overall, a super cute pic!

Of course, not all of my photos were up to par, but that did not stop Brandy from providing constructive comments:

Oh I love sunsets! This picture is very cool… love the colors! The exposure looks great for the sky. Next time I would try a shutter speed of 1/125 to bring down the ISO some, just because that sky is so pretty and you can see the grain. Of course, it would be even better on a tripod and an ISO of 100, but I’m often without my tripod. You did great Nicole!

The photo of the rain gauge surprised me as I intended to focus on Blue instead ….. but mistakes sometimes turn into a good thing!

I really like this image. The colors are fab! This is a great example of shallow depth of field to isolate the subject, while still implying the scene. That being said, I might love this photo even more if Blue was a bit more in focus – not totally focus, still blurry, just more discernible features. It’s still lovely though.

One of my all-time favorite photos was also an excellent example of depth of field. Of course, I didn’t realize it at the time, but I’m still learning!

Excellent example of a great depth of field. I can see the texture on the truck and the lines in the grain towers. I couldn’t imagine shooting this image with a different aperture. Everything in focus was the way to go!

Brandy is sweeter than my sweet tea (c’mon, y’all know that’s gotta be sah-weet!!!!) and I’m uber-impressed with her talents. Just look at her photos, the clarity is INSANE ….. I swear it’s like she’s standing right in front of me!

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Because Brandy is so awesome, spectacular, wonderful, and gracious, she is offering ONE lucky reader a $60 CREDIT for any online photography course offered at Bella Pop.  Brandy offers classes covering the full spectrum of photography techniques: from basics (manual mode), to creative composition, and shooting in natural light. You do NOT need a fancy-schmancy camera to participate, classes are compatible with point-and-shoots too!

To enter, visit BellaPop.com and answer this question in a comment:

Which photography class are you most interested in and why?

For additional entries, add a comment for EACH instruction below:

  • Like Bella Pop on Facebook – and leave a comment on this blog post saying you did so
  • Follow @BellaPopPhoto on Twitter – and leave a comment below
  • Follow Bella Pop (Brandy Frank) on Pinterest – and leave a comment below
  • Visit Bella Pop’s blog – and leave a comment below
  • Follow @nmhutch on Twitter – and leave a comment below
  • Follow @nmhutchison on Pinterest – and leave a comment below
  • Subscribe to Three 31 and receive email notifications – and leave a comment below
  • Re-post this giveaway – and leave a comment below

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Please leave a comment for EACH entry on this blog post; be sure to include your name and email address in one of the comments too.

Giveaway ends March 31 (mine and Husband’s 5th anniversary!!!!!!) at 9:00pm.

GOOD LUCK!!!!!

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  1. Celeste Zachry March 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    I think creative composition, although I could benefit from any any all help. I say this because I’m the person who can do great things from a photo…but this IS the photo from which we speak!

  2. Jan Elmore March 26, 2012 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Definitely shooting in natural light! I could use the most help in that area. 🙂 Great giveaway! I hope I win…again!!

  3. Jan Elmore March 26, 2012 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    I follow nmhutch on twitter. 🙂

  4. Jan Elmore March 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    I follow nmhutchison on pinterest

  5. Jan Elmore March 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    I subscribe to three 31!

  6. Jan Elmore March 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    I like bella pop on fb!

  7. Jan Elmore March 26, 2012 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    I follow brandy frank on pinterest!

  8. Vicki Shead (@CrlyWillowVicki) March 29, 2012 at 9:33 am - Reply

    I definitely need the Manual 101 class! Sign me up…. after I win!

  9. Vicki Shead (@CrlyWillowVicki) March 29, 2012 at 9:33 am - Reply

    I follow Bella Pop on FB.

  10. Vicki Shead (@CrlyWillowVicki) March 29, 2012 at 9:34 am - Reply

    I follow Bella Pop on Twitter.

  11. Vicki Shead (@CrlyWillowVicki) March 29, 2012 at 9:34 am - Reply

    I subscribed to Bella Pop’s blog via my reader.

  12. Vicki Shead (@CrlyWillowVicki) March 29, 2012 at 9:34 am - Reply

    I follow Nicole on FB.

  13. Vicki Shead (@CrlyWillowVicki) March 29, 2012 at 9:35 am - Reply

    I follow Nicole on Twitter!

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  15. decoloresyall March 31, 2012 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    First…thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity(s)! While all of the Bella Pop classes sound great, I would love to take the Composition & Design Online Class! I love photography and believe it is an expressive art form. One of the ways that one gets to look at ordinary and extraordinary scenes and create your very own view! Thanks again!

  16. decoloresyall March 31, 2012 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    I LIKE Bella Pop on Facebook

  17. decoloresyall March 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    I am following Bella Pop on Twitter!

  18. decoloresyall March 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    I am following Bella Pop on Pinterest!

  19. decoloresyall March 31, 2012 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    I am following Nicole H on Twitter!

  20. decoloresyall March 31, 2012 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    I am already following Nicole H on Pinterest! She has lot’s of good pins that I love to repin! = )

  21. decoloresyall March 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    I reposted the Bella Pop giveaway on Facebook! Yea!

  22. decoloresyall March 31, 2012 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    I subscribed to Three 31 (hope I was successful!)

  23. decoloresyall March 31, 2012 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    Oh…I’m so excited! Thanks Nicole and Bella Pop!

    • Nicole April 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      Congratulations, Diane – well deserving and I hope you enjoy the photography class!

      xo,
      Nicole

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