If you have any interest in photography, read on! This is a deal you don’t want to miss. And it ends tonight!
You guys. I’m super excited because I just took these two shots 20 minutes ago. Above is the one bloom on our hydrangea bush — and below is my impish little girl in our backyard. Both photos are straight out of the camera, totally untouched.
I know I still have a long way to go and professional photographers are probably shaking their heads right now. But considering that until two years ago, I didn’t even know what “M” stood for on my camera dials, I’m super pleased with these shots.
I think they show real improvement in my ability to compose a shot – and to understand (sort of) where the light is coming from — both of which are definitely a credit to the investment I made the other day in The Ultimate Digital Photography Bundle.
I’ve been telling you about it for the past couple days and I wanted to mention it again because this unbelievable deal ends in a few short hours!
The Bundle contains a curated collection of ebooks and video classes that will help you become a better photographer. The total on all these resources alone is a jaw-dropping $555. But thru 11:59 pm EST (on Monday), the Ultimate Bundle Beginner Edition is on sale for just $37 — a discount of more than 90%! There are also Intermediate and Pro versions for $67 and $97 respectively, but I bought the Beginner one.
The shot of my daughter in particular was inspired by the instruction I took from a book I’ve been wanting to read for some time:
THE UNEXPECTED EVERYDAY is an ebook by the talented photographer Courtney Slazinik of the blog Click It Up a Notch. I’ve read her entire book through twice in the last 48 hours — and if this shot is indication, I’d say it’s working! The Unexpected Everyday is just one of 19 amazing books & video classes you get in the Bundle, which also includes:
- Beginner Nikon Digital SLR (DSLR) Photography from JP at JP Teaches Photo ($27.00)
- Beginner Canon Digital SLR (DSLR) Photography from JP at JP Teaches Photo ($27.00)
- Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography from Phil at Video School Online ($199.00)
- Bokeh: Creating with Shallow Depths from Christopher at Christopher O’Donnell Photography ($19.00)
- Shooting Shallow: Understanding Depth of Field from David at Flixel Pix ($5.99)
- A Practical Guide to Exposure from Alister at Available Light Images ($10.00)
- Tasty Food Photography from Lindsay at Pinch of Yum ($29.00)
- Eat Pretty Things from Trisha at Eat Your Beets ($29.00)
- The Unexpected Everyday from Courtney at Click It Up a Notch ($19.00)
- Powerful Imagery: The Photographer’s Insight from Mitchell at Eye Voyage ($16.90)
- Seeing the Light: Making the Most of Available Light and Minimal Equipment from Mitchell Kanashkevich ($12.00)
- Time Is On Your Side: Exploring Long Exposure Photography from Scott Wyden Kivowitz ($14.95)
- Metadata: Your Gift to the Future from Mary at Be Photo Wise ($20.00)
- The Photographer’s Workflow from Gavin Gough ($30.00)
- iPhone Only Photography from David Molnar ($29.00)
- The Key to Taking Pictures Like a Professional Photographer from Katie at Key to Pictures ($39.95)
- Outdoor Flash Photography with Printable Pocket Guide from Charlie at Charlie Borland Photography ($7.99)
- Shooting in Manual Mode from Chantel at A Harvest of Blessing ($20.00)
Next up on my reading list is Tasty Food Photography… and then I want to dig into the Canon Digital SLR Photography Guide (a new goal for me is to learn to shoot and edit in RAW instead JPG).
Even though the value of these three books far exceeded the price of the bundle — I still wasn’t 100% sure if I should pull the trigger. This $37 came straight out of my blow money for the month – since I don’t have an “improve Mara’s photography” category in the budget. 😉
What helped me decide to pull the trigger was the fact that I knew there was a “no questions asked” 30-day refund policy with the Bundle. If I didn’t love it (but I do), I’d get my money back – no risk.
I know I’m not alone in wanting to take better shots of my kids — and who knows, maybe at this rate, I’ll even get some frame-worthy ones! If you’ve got a camera (or even an iPhone) and you love taking pictures but aren’t 100% satisfied with the outcome, I think this deal is pretty much a no brainer.