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Giveaway – Blue Crane Digital

Free Stuff
The fine folks at Blue Crane Digital sent me a box of DVD’s to give away.

Shoot Great Video

Shoot Great Video with your Canon DSLR Camera
First up is this video. I watched it, it’s pretty good and I learned a few things as a newbie.

Intro to 7D 1 & 2Introduction to the Canon 7D Volume 1 & 2
I will give these 2 away as a package. There are 2 separate volumes to using the 7D in various situations, including touching on video. &

How get a DVD?
It’s easy, leave a comment to this post saying which DVD package you’d like. Be sure to include your correct email address in the comment fields.

I have multiple copies of the DVD’s to give away.

I will pick the winners at random on Friday.

*Keep in mind these DVD’s are NTSC. I do not have PAL or Secam versions. I will still ship to most international destinations, you just need to know beforehand.

Thanks to Blue Crane Digital


Reader Appreciation Mini Contest

Contest Over
I knew I should have done the back of the camera, that was too easy!

Congrats to the winners.
Free T-Shirts!

I have four T-Shirts left to give away before I order more.

Sizes Available:
XL (2 of them)
L (2 of them)

The Contest
Name that Camera!

Below is a picture of a Canon Camera. You have to tell us what it is.

How to play
1) In the comments section tell us what camera it is and what your t-shirt size.

2) Be sure to fill in the email field so I can contact you if you win.

How to win
1) The first two people that get it right for “XL” and the first two that get it right for “L”, win.

2) I’ll run the contest until we have 4 winners. I won’t reveal the answer until then.

If you have a t-shirt already, please don’t enter again. I have all your addresses!

2) If you’re a Small or Medium shirt size, please abstain from this one. I’ll cloth you another time.

What Camera is This? | Click For Larger

Go to it


*FINISHED* Lomography Giveaway

Contest Over
Thanks to everyone that entered. The winners of the contest will be announced soon.

Lomography for EOS!
The kind folks at Lomography have donated a bundle of their Diana F+ lenses to use with your Canon EOS Camera.

All this could be yours!

All this could be yours!

What is Lomography?
The Lomographic movement started upon the discovery of the Lomo Kompakt Automat (aka the LC-A) in 1991. The compact-sized Russian camera became renowned for its unique effects such as light leaks, vignette shadowing, and rich, saturated colours. As its fan base grew overtime, the community expanded into a worldwide phenomenon, filling every space with a stream of Lomographs to build amazing Lomowalls. From then on, the community has not stopped coming up with all sorts of creative analogue ideas (and we have not stopped cooking up with fun and exciting Lomographic tools, as well!) that keep Lomographers busy tinkering with their special projects, exhibitions, and collaborations.

I want to see examples
This is a great gallery of some truly creative images, please take a look: Lomography Gallery

Secondary Prize?
You bet! I’ll be giving away a couple of Canon Rumors t-shirts!

The Catch?
You will receive a newsletter from time to time from Lomography. You can opt out of it later.


Gura Gear Kiboko

From Larry Chen

Buy One Here!

Buy One Here & Get Free Shipping!

Larry won the Canon Rumors contest for the Gura Gear Kiboko bag. He’s ended up showing it of a little.

*note: If you won a t-shirt, I should have the redone shirts soon. Sorry for the delay

Check Larry’s Kiboko here:

Check Larry’s Photos here:

Thanks again to Gura Gear for their support.


Contest Winners!

Harder to judge than I thought
It honestly took solid debate with about 15 people to come up with a top 5. It was hard, I wish I had 5-6 bags to give away. Alas, there can only be one winner.

Read more to view the winning entries.

So without further ado, the winners.

Runners Up

Runner Up - Very well received and a cool idea

Runner Up - Very well received and a cool idea

Runner Up - Great job

Runner Up - Great job

Runner Up - Very Creative

Runner Up - Very Creative

Runner Up - I loved this shot, out of the box thinking for this contest.

Runner Up - I loved this shot, out of the box thinking for this contest.

The Winner of the Gura Gear Kiboko

Winner - This one just made everyone laugh. I love it.

Winner - This one just made everyone laugh. I love it.

Thanks to everyone that participated. Honestly, I’m bummed I cant give more prizes.


Contest Finished

Thanks to everyone that participated. I appreciate it.

I’ll select the winners tonight.


*CLOSED* Giveaway – Toronto Area

Thanks, winners have mailed in. All tickets gone!

I have two pairs of tickets for the Photographic, Video & Digital Imaging Show put on by Henry’s. The show is on Oct 16, 17, 18 at the International Centre in Mississauga.

First two people to email me with the name and mailing address gets em!


Gura Gear Kiboko Giveaway – Click Here

Contest Revised (October 9, 2009)
So, turnout has been a bit lower than I had hoped for this contest. I stroll around message boards and people are shooting their gear a lot. So I’ve switched things up to maybe spark an onslaught of entries. The way this one goes with determine if we do more giveaways in the future. I have another planned already and it’s bigger.

There have been some really cool entries so far, I just want to see more. Remember, even if you don’t win the bag… you may get a T-Shirt!

1) You can enter more than once, but only post one image per message board post.
2) Pictures showing your $150,000 in gear would be great photos!
3) Cats are allowed to appear in your photos.
4) The Gura Gear Kiboko is awesome
5) Have fun.

I have a couple of contests for free stuff planned, and this is the first one.

Read on for the contest rules.

The Prize?
A Gura Gear Kiboko camera backpack.

Gura (goo • ruh) Gear is a new, smart way of transporting your photo gear. Gura Gear bags are designed by photographers for photographers using the latest technology, best designers, and highest-quality materials. Our bags are lightweight, durable, comfortable and fully-functional. Gone are the days where you have to decide whether weight or functionality is more important.

Extremely Lightweight (Under 4lbs)
Made from high-tech, durable sail cloth material
Airline carry-on compliant
It will fit more stuff than you’ll know what to do with!

The value of the prize? $399 USD

The Contest
This one will be far less serious than the next one. I want folks to have a bit of gear crazy fun.

The Rules
- Submit one photo to the forum link below showing some (or all) of your gear in a creative way.
- You can enter more than once, but only post one image per message board post.
- If you’re selected the winner, you’ll have to provide a full resolution jpg with EXIF intact.
- Photo manipulation is allowed! (example in the thread)
- Any manufacturer’s gear may be used.
- The Contest runs from 11:00 AM EST, Oct. 4, 2009 until 11:59PM EST, Sunday Oct 18, 2009.
- Canon Rumors & Gura Gear will select the winner!

Contest open to:
North America (Canada/USA/Mexico)
South America
European Union
Asia (Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong)
South Africa
If your country or continent isn’t listed, ask me.

Only one prize?
No! The people that finish 2nd to 5th will receive Canon Rumors T-Shirts.

That’s it, this is a simple one.

Forum Contest Thread
All posts need to go to this thread.

*Note: You have to be a forum member to enter the contest.

Ask any questions I forgot to answer in the comments section.