I heart Photography Concentrate

Hi, my name is Stasha and I am cheap.

Kind of anyway. I don’t mind spending on gadgets and chocolate, but I always think that I can do things on my own when it comes to service. I have been known to highlight my hair, clean my carpets, unblock the toilet and scale my dog’s teeth. Some with better results then others. Let me just say my son is lucky he has no cavities. And I now find time to go to hairdressers every six weeks.

It is not necessarily money that I am trying to save. But since I have become a stay at home mom I try to do it all. Guilt I suppose… So when I first started learning about photography you could find me on Youtube at 3 AM watching videos of strange men talking about aperture and tutorials on how to edit brown eyes to appear more vivid.

I have come a long way since, mostly due to my insomnia and perseverance. But if I could do it all again I would start by clicking here :


then also downloading this:

super photo editing skills
and skipping a few lattes a month to pay for both tutorials. Sometimes you really do have to spend a little to save a lot.

Why? Because time is precious and if you know how to set up your camera to take photos the way you want early on, your photography journey will be so much more fun. Not to mention the time you will save by editing them efficiently.

Rob and Lauren share our passion for photography. They talk about it in a simple and easy to understand way and their love for it is contagious. Their website is packed with free advice and great blog posts about their equipment, experiences and even failures. I just really like them, that is all. And if you visit their blog you will see why.

Now for a special treat: Here is a chance for you to win an Extremely essential Camera skills tutorial (valued at $50):


To enter

leave a comment telling me which of the freebies on Photography Concentrate you simply must have right now.

If you cannot choose one, that is OK too. I downloaded them all…

For an extra entry you can tell me which of their Top 10 posts of 2011 was your favorite.

If you have done both I will let you enter again by leaving another comment. About anything you want, presumably my greatness.

Disclaimer: This is NOT a paid review. I have purchased both these tutorials and fell in love with them without anyone twisting my arm. Lauren offered me one to give away so you all can take amazing photos just like me her. After telling everyone about how great Photo Concentrate is I became an affiliate today. Because I am a slow learner. But that is OK. In the end I just really wanted you to have as much fun taking pictures as I do.

Very official rules: Anyone can enter, as long as you are old enough to type a comment. I will close this giveaway on Tuesday, 3rd of January next year, 9PM Pacific time. Winner will be chosen by a WP plugin randomly and notified via email. Good luck.


Twitter comic

This post is inspired by

Mama’s Losin’ It

5.) Draw a picture that best represents one of your most recent tweets and share it with us.

I will spare you my drawing skills and do a comic instead. And yes this tweet was send via an old Blackberry. I am so retro.

Wordless Wednesday

and then, she {snapped}