Tuesday, April 26, 2011

portrait photo contest!


Because portraiture is my passion. And I love people. And I love YOU. And because taking photos of people is often a good stretch when it's easier to take pictures of inanimate objects...

I'm hosting a portrait photography contest. And because I tend to be excessive,and indecisive, and sad when I can't give lots of people cute stuff, I have seven prizes.





sterling silver necklace by kristen's custom creations {also on facebook}



camera strap cover by the polka dot bungalow




t-shirt by bblonski designs



camera strap cover by akacreations3102


necklace by zenbu trading co.





rules:
a) you can enter two photos, if you'd like. they must be taken by you.

b) just write a post with your entries included, link up to this post, include the button, and link up below!

c) if you do not have a blog, you can add your entries to the contest flickr group! if you don't have a flickr account, you can email them to me. 

d) your photos just need to include a person. pretty simple.

e) please keep all entries clean and family-friendly!

f) the sixth of may is the last day to enter.

g) entries will be judged by me and my purely unbiased, heartless, and artistic mom and brother. I'm not positive how the prize-awarding will go... I think I'll have a top-five, and then a couple random prizes for some photos that I am emotionally attached to.

I'm good at getting emotionally attached to photos.
Well, emotionally attached to anything.
But anyway.



{if you're planning on linking up, please grab this button
 and put it on your sidebar to help spread the word!}



73 comments:

  1. sounds like fun! i would totally enter, but i don't take pictures of people :( i usually take pictures of animals and landscapes. if you ever do a contest for that, i already have mine picked out.

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  2. So fun! Normally my pictures are just of flowers and food, but if I do happen to share human photos, I'll link up.

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  3. Well you aren't going to get any portraits more beautiful than this one...

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  4. How fun!! :) Just entered mine!! :)

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  5. This sounds so fun! I'll deff have to enter :)

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  6. How can each person enter two times? :) I'll link up for sure in the next few days! :)

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  7. Very cool! I would enter, as I love photography, but I am very bad at portraits. :( I'm trying to get better at it, though. Do you have any tips to getting a satisfactory portrait?

    ~Emma~

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  8. Susannah -

    If you don't have a Flicker OR a blog... or a Google account, how should I do this???

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  9. I just added my daughter into the contest via Flickr:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ourtypicallife/5658947570/in/pool-1677100@N21

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  10. The "capture life" necklace is so cute!

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  11. Eeeeek! I just entered! My photo is at the very end of my post. ^_^

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  12. I'm TOTALLY entering!!! :) I ADORE the first necklace, the camera necklace, and the camera strap cover!!! Ahhh! :)

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  13. Thanks for doing this portrait contest! I entered.

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  14. Finally!! ;)

    Very exciting! Can't wait to pick out my photos. Quick question...uh...do we get to edit our pics?

    Lemme know!

    *hugs*

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  15. this contest is pure loveliness.

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  16. Sounds like fun! I would ask the same question as Miss Raquel though...? :)

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  17. Photos can definitely be edited. :)

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  18. What a wonderful contest! And, I love that capture.

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  19. What fun! Could I enter a trisome that I put togeather for an art show?

    adelyn

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  20. Can there be more than one person in the picture?

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  21. Amaranthine--Absolutely! It just has to have some kind of humanity included. ;)

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  22. I loved your resurrection day post and love this photography contest! So many beautiful individuals! My five year old son takes all my pics for my blog, so I don't really have anything to enter that I actually took, but wanted you to know that I love every visit to your blog and how you stand on a platform of modesty! =) Keep it comin'!
    Kristina J.

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  24. There is one submitted by me Rose it's on my Mom Courtney;s blog but I took it read the post plz

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  26. I emailed you my entries! I hope you got them!!
    ~Tiffany

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  27. Looks like a lot of fun! I'm gonna have to sign up. Great blog!

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  28. Thanks for having this awesome contest... I've added my photos to the Flickr under the name lizilla. The photos are the black and whites, "Ready for the Prom" and "Annie's First Prom."

    I have a blog, but I don't tend to post my photos on it.

    Thanks!
    <3 Liz

    http://philosophyofacynic.blogspot.com

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  29. Thanks for doing this! Highlight of my blogging day ;)
    Love that photo, and I love taking portraits!
    About to link up!

    ~Natalia

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  30. I am pathetically and completely in love with the polka dot bungalow camera strap cover. And the t-shirt. And the camera necklaces. You always have the BEST prizes! (speaking of which, did you ever get my email claiming my prize from your last giveaway? You never responded so I wasn't sure).
    --Love MCat
    {glitteringcompositions.blogspot.com}

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  31. Can I have more than the two photos in my blog entry, but point out which ones Im gonna enter to this contest? :)

    -Annie

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  32. Hey, could everybody enter my giveaway?

    http://craftandcreate.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway.html

    Thanks,
    Anne

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  33. What a great contest...I love the address of your blog! Fashion and modesty can coexist:)

    Tiffany

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  34. Linking up for the first time. Found you through another blog I visit. I happened to get some fun shots this week. Thanks for hosting!

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  35. P.S. These are fabulous giveaways. The camera necklaces and camera strap cover are my favs. Great stuff!

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  36. I love the photo necklace !
    I like your blog :)

    If you like french fashion, I invite you to check out mine, and maybe follow me if you like it, because it means a lot to me :)




    xx




    www.coralieslooks.com - FRENCH FASHION BLOG

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  37. Just submitted to the flickr group, thanks.

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  38. Cute blog! Now following:)
    -Tori
    fashiontrendsmore.blogspot.com

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  39. thanks for the contest - found your blog through another that I follow -
    you have some really awesome entries

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  40. great contest thank you! :) and now if only i can win for my birthday lol :)

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  41. This is fun. I am glad you shared the links to who makes the prizes. I am gonna reward myself with a few!

    :)

    I might run a contest myself soon!

    thanks
    Paula
    realhousewifeofsingapore.blogspot.com

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  42. Such great prizes!! I love contests! Thanks for hosting this one! :)

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  43. Can we take a picture of an animal? Like my dog?

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  44. Stephanie--nope, that's the qualification...it has to be of a person.

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  45. I didn't know i was supposed leave a portrait of people so i accidently left one of landscape!SRY I am entering a photo Itook of my Mom so I'm sorry for entering landscape

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  46. emailed mine :)

    -Ryan Romero (Bri's boy)

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  47. I have two on my blog and posted them on the flickr group. ;)

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  48. Thanks so much for doing this great giveaway! I've linked two photos and added them to the Flickr pool. Now I'm just crossing my fingers. ;)

    I've been looking through the entries and wow... I don't envy you! But of course, you are probably a more decisive person than I am, I would never be able to make up my mind! All the best to you!

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  49. Thanks soo much for having this giveaway! I put your link on my giveaway and I plan to add pictures on my blog asap!

    Elisha

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  50. Thanks soo much for having this giveaway! I put your link on my giveaway and I plan to add pictures on my blog asap!

    Elisha

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  51. Thanx for doing this, it was fun for me to enter!

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  52. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. I love your site and look forward to following you and playing along with the photo contest.

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  53. Aw, I love giveaways... and photography! Unfortunately I am horrible at it, I don't even wanna attempt such a contest. Lol I post pictures on my blog and Facebook, but they aren't any good. :/ Anyways, have fun with your contest, and I love your blog! <3

    God Bless,
    Rachel Lynn

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  54. It seems you have a big job ahead of you, there are so many good pics!

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  55. Ooh, such lovely prizes. I'm linking up at close to the last minute, but what else would I do? The last minute is my BFF. ;-)

    Thanks for hosting such a fun contest!

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  56. Finally got my entry in! :)

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  57. Super rad prizes! All great photos! Good luck everyone!! :)

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  58. Finally got mine in! I absolutely LOVE the necklace by zenbu trading co. Thanks for holding this!!

    ~~Laura Elizabeth

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  59. Arrrhhhhh! I found this too late! I had a photo I would of loved to enter! Oh well... next time then.

    Great collection of entires! xx

    www.christie86.blogspot.com

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