ThinkTank Pixel Pocket Rocket review & Giveaway

written by Beckie of The Pixel Pocket Rocket by Think Tank is an awesome little memory card wallet! It was designed to hold up to 10 CF or XQD cards, but it could likely hold SD cards as well. Its outer shell is made of a durable rip-stop nylon, while the inside has clear […]

Photoshop Elements 11 Giveaway

Photoshop Elements 11 Now Available When Photoshop Elements 11 was released last month, it created a bit of a stir with the major changes Adobe implemented. I wrote a review of the program, along with a video tour of the “expert” (old Full Edit) mode. If you missed the review, you can read it by clicking here. […]

Celebrating Two Years – Lastolite Reflector Giveaway

This week I am giving away a few things I feel are either very essential to photography or just plain fun. Today’s giveaway is for something I strongly believe should be in every photographer’s closet/car – a reflector. Why use a reflector? They help reflect light back on to your subject, fill in shadows, filter […]

Hakuba giveaway winners announced!

Thank you, all, for your comments! I had a blast reading them all! The Chapstick comment made me laugh because that is EXACTLY me!! Can’t go anywhere without my Vanilla Mint Chapstick!   Now for the winners, chosen via… #20-Lizzy #94-Heather Conroy Please email me within 7 days, at, with your address and […]

Save Time Uploading Pictures With a Card Reader {and a giveaway}

Pin It Ever stumble across a little thing that is both affordable and enjoyable/useful? When I do, I get so giddy it’s ridiculous. 😉 Today I am talking about one such item: the Kingston card reader. For a LONG time I used the USB cord that came with my camera to upload pictures from my […]

UNDFIND Waist Shooter Giveaway

Recently I was contacted by UNDFIND, asking if I would like to hold a giveaway for their newest product, the Waist Shooter and I about screamed “YES!” I love, love the look and functionality of this bag and cannot wait to try one out myself! I have their One Bag and really enjoy using it […]

Steady Your Camera With a Monopod

Okay, in my marathon post on focus, you heard me talk about how slow shutter speed can be one of the causes for “soft” or out-of-focus pictures, right? Well, one way to help with that is to use a tripod or monopod. Both tools will help steady the camera and prevent movement you would other […]

How and Why to Calibrate Your Monitor {and a Giveaway}

Quick note – my November newsletter is out, with a quick PS/PSE editing tip, a free action and an exclusive coupon code. Not yet receiving it? Subscribe on the Newsletter page or in the sidebar. Most of you who read this blog have some sort of fancy camera (i.e. a DSLR) and most of you […]

Photoshop Elements 10

Welcome to the all NEW and majorly improved Everyday Elements! Once everything is settled, I will do a post giving a little tour, showing what has changed, where to find what you need. To celebrate Everyday Elements new site, I am giving away a copy of Photoshop Elements 10! I bought version 10 the day […]

Camera Wrist Straps That Have Personality

GIVEAWAY IS OVER Congratulations to Anita, who was comment #143, the number drawn by When my niece Delanie was critically injured in a car accident May 2nd, I was up at the hospital continually. For weeks I took my D700 up there, in case there were pictures I would want to capture. Well, after […]