Photographer’s Dream Giveaway

When I started this blog 2.5 years ago, I would have never guessed that I would ever reach 10,000 Facebook fans. Thank you! Seriously! I have never paid for advertising and I am only here because of you guys!

Thank you for telling your friends and family about my site! Thank you for pinning, tweeting, and sharing my posts on Facebook. It is only because of your generosity to share the information on my site that I have come this far. THANK YOU!

I would love to say “Thank you” to each and every one of you and give you a great big hug! Since I can’t, I have reached out to a few of my favorite companies to help me thank you with a FANTASTIC giveaway!

One lucky winner will win the ultimate prize pack!

photographer's dream giveaway

1. Tamron SP 24-70MM F/2.8 Di VC USD – $1,299
Who wouldn’t want to win this fantastic zoom lens! Perfect for capturing your everyday, clients, and so much more. This lens has it all! You can read more about what this lens has to offer and photo samples in the catalog.
Tamron

Tamron 24-70mm 2.8

2. Khaki Safari SHUTTER|bag – $299.95
This is one of my favorite camera bags (the other is made by SHUTTER|bag as well). Fantastic quality, holds everything and is stylish. You can’t ask for more than that in a camera bag.
SHUTTER|bag

Khaki Safari Camera bag

3. Abie Camera Strap of your choice up to a $150 value.
These beautiful straps not only make you look more fashionable while shooting but ALL the proceeds go to charity. You can read more about how Abie Straps donate to Mercy Ships here.
Abie Straps

abie strap

One winner will take home all three prizes!! Be sure to enter below.
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Please “share” this giveaway on Facebook. It doesn’t count as an entry but I’d appreciate it :)

Contest open from March 26-April 2nd midnight EST.
Contest is only open to US residents. Please read the Giveaway Policy.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. Winner will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends.

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  1. i would love to venture into the land of newborn and baby photography. im just starting out now, still learning the ins and outs of my camera but im learning!
    Michelle recently posted..the one where kirk is right

  2. My photography dream is to just give people in my small town quality photographs. I see to many people with DSLRs shooting on auto mode and charging folks for “professional photos.” I shoot in manual and believe I’m doing a great job and giving people in my small town the photographs they dream of. I definitely have room to improve, though! :)

  3. My dream is to earn income from my business. And win this awesome prize pack ;)
    Kristy O recently posted..What to Wear-March

  4. My dream is to capture all of the wonderful moments in my family’s life. One day, I would love to use these skills to help other people do the same.

  5. Such a great giveaway! My photography dream is to be content with what I’m shooting … to not scrutinize every single image I take. ;)
    Lacey Meyers recently posted..Tiffany | Clackamas Oregon Maternity Photographer

  6. I’m not in business but I’d love to give my children beautiful photo albums of their childhood when they’re all grown up.
    Erica recently posted..Project 52 – TWELVE

  7. Oohh I would love to have this setup! I have been needing a proper camera bag for so long.
    Aimee recently posted..The mama diet

  8. My dream as a photographer is to be the best photographer I can be and to create beautiful and timeless images for families.

  9. My photography dream is to make my living ONLY doing photography.

    Thanks for a chance at some great prizes! Congratulations on 10K+ Facebook fans :)
    Nicole Dalton Photography recently posted..Birth & Baby’s First Year

  10. My dream is to take beautiful photos of my family.

  11. Courtney, watching your blog grow has been inspirational! I was impressed from the start. I continue to give you credit for explaining the exposure triangle to me in an easy, but never condescending way. Congratulations on reaching 10,000 Facebook likes!
    Marisa recently posted..mystery macro, part 2

  12. avatar Monique Richter :

    Traveling the world with my family and documenting all the amazing memories and locations.

  13. My photography dream would be to become an underwater photographer. We went snorkeling while we were on vacation last month and I was floored by the amazing colors and variety of life just under the surface. I was frustrated by my (cheap) underwater camera’s limitations and would love to some day capture it all properly to share it with the world.

  14. I dream of taking newborn photos as well as awesome photos of my family. I’d love to be able to make a living doing photography.

  15. My photography dream would be to not only take beautiful pictures of our missionary life but to travel with OTHER missionaries all over the world and take beautiful pictures for them!
    Mandi recently posted..Soon To Be Skinny Mom

  16. avatar Rachel McConoughey :

    My dream would be – to become a full time newborn photographer!

  17. My dream would be to run a successful portrait photography business. I am still in the beginning stages and am enjoying it greatly.

  18. to shoot people’s everyday in their home. those are the memories I love and want to remember, not that the outfit I bought at Gap didn’t fit well and hubby was not a happy camper to stand outside and smile for an hour. I want real memories documented so that is what I want to give clients.
    colie recently posted..Denver Colorado Storytelling Photography – Do you want your story told by Colie James Photography?

  19. My photography dream would be to make all of the lovely ladies that come to see me for Boudoir Sessions, feel as beautiful on outside as they are on the inside. To help them realize that true beauty comes from within and anyone can feel sexy.

  20. I would LOVE to be able to make a living just doing photography…specializing in maternity and newborn :)
    Jennie recently posted..365 Project–Week 26

  21. My photography dream is to travel the world and photograph it all!

  22. avatar alaine sheeley :

    i would love to be able to take better photographs of my children!!!!

  23. Aside from capturing my family and photographing friends, I’d love to be able to provide all of the images for my several websites I own. And I LOVE the cute straps!
    Heather recently posted..Responsive Web Design

  24. My photography dream is to be able to make my part-time business a full-time venture. I’d love to be able to earn enough doing what I love to call photography my career!

  25. My photography dream would be to work with kids for many, many years. Love them so much they are so cute and natural!

  26. avatar Roslyn Logue :

    my photography dream is to keep learning and gain a mentor so ican gain the skills to be a great photographer and be a part of peoples lives capturing memories for them.

  27. My dream? To feel confident shooting wherever. To have a big budget for purchasing new lenses and traveling so that I could use them in places I’ve never been :)

  28. My dream is to be able to go full time in photography. Right now, I work full time (to pay the bills) and do photography ‘part time’. Although I put in at least 30 hours a week. But would love to be able to live my dream of photography full time.

  29. Photography has been my favorite hobby since I was 16 when my Dad bought me my first camera (which I still have!!!). Fast forward 30 years… It’s still my most favorite thing to do. My dream would be to learn enough and become good enough to have my own business. I do take photographs for my friends and family. My true passions are my son’s sports teams and mother nature. I’d love to win these prizes!!!! I love Click it!!!!!

  30. avatar Caitlyn Nave :

    My Ultimate Photography Dream!!!! Would have to be to some day make photography my full time job! Actually be able to make a decent living at it, turn my passion into a career!

  31. My photography dream is have beautiful pictures of my kids on the walls of our home. My new years resolution for last year was to take my camera off of auto and shoot only manual. In April 2011, I switched to manual and never looked back. Now, I am trying to soak up everything I can about photography so I can have amazing memories of my kids!

  32. My dream is to build my business to the extent that I’m booked months ahead of time. That people not only book me for my fabulous art, but the whole experience!

  33. My dream is to get to a point in my photography where I feel good enough to charge. I don’t want to start a business being so-so, and while there is always room for improvement, I want to at least be be comfortable guaranteeing that I can deliver a good product that I would pay good money for!

  34. avatar Cecilea Cloete :

    Having the time, equipment (and knowledge) to capture the most beautiful images and memories to share with friends, family and strangers.

  35. I just want to capture wonderful memories for wonderful people. Sometimes its hard to capture those every day moments, so why not capture them in an hours time and just have fun with it.

  36. My photography dream? To someday have studio space!
    Lisa M recently posted..7 Day and 9 Day Millie | New Hampshire Newborn Photographer

  37. For me my dream is to be able to capture stories that will be able to tell a story of what life was like. As I had mentioned before for me photography is my story teller and being able to capture what I am trying to share is my dream. I want to be able to grab my camera and not be nervous that I can’t get what I want to capture. I want to become one w/my camera is that weird? Ha.
    Ellie Augustin recently posted..Word{less} Wednesday : For The Love of the Game

  38. My dream is to someday open a studio in the next bigger town.

  39. My photography dream is to create beautiful images for my kids and family. I want them to have images to remember their childhood.

  40. My dream is to take beautiful pictures of my boys!

  41. My dream is to take better pictures and become a better photographer. I get better with each passing year. One day I would love to turn my hobby into a booming business.

  42. My dream… To find my photography style..To have people look at my images and know they are mine. To be able to bring tears to someones eyes and make them feel like the most beautiful person in the world. Congrats to you for making your dream come true and making an impact in so many photographers lives..You made a difference in mine!

  43. avatar Naomi Wilcox :

    My dream would be to be a stay at home mom & be a life style photographer at the same time.

  44. My dream is to grow my business and eventually be able to fund out retirement fund with my income.
    Maria recently posted..Nautical Nursery Sneak Peek

  45. avatar Molly Rasoulian :

    My photography dream is to one day be knowledgeable enough that I feel completely comfortable behind the camera and computer because I know exactly what I’m doing. This website has helped A LOT and I keep improving my hobby because of it.

  46. My dream is to enjoy, keep creative and continue to learn about photography so I can use those skills to capture my family, friends and clients.

  47. My dream is shared with my husband as we run our photography business together. Becoming a full time photography business and be able to have the “go to” name in our area for Senior Portraits has been a dream for quite a while. We work hard on this goal and enjoy looking back at how far we’ve come!

  48. avatar Ashley Stees :

    I would consider myself to still be a beginner in the photography field. I am still working to improve my skills in manual mode, but my photography dream is to take beautiful travel pictures and portraits of people of all ages.

  49. avatar Emily Simmons :

    My photography dream is honestly just to capture as many moments with my kids possible. I look back at pictures I’ve already taken and it is true what they say, every picture tells a story. And they may not all be technically correct but they are OUR story. I hope my kids can look back one day and cherish them they way I do!

  50. I would love to take a photography vacation – where I could stop wherever I wanted and take time and take pictures – maybe stopping along the way to take portraits and such. I would LOVE that!
    Carrie recently posted..Maternity | Kelly {McKinney and Frisco Area Maternity Photographer}

  51. My dream is to go to Havana and take pictures of the diverse and colourfull places there

  52. avatar suzzy johanson :

    I just want to be able to take beautiful pictures of my friends and family.

  53. My dream is to document the life of my family with beautiful images. I want to really appreciate all the little things that make our everyday special, and to be able to capture those moments with my camera is the goal for me.

  54. I am a military wife and a mother of two girls my, goal as a photographer is to be able to provide customers with great images at an affordable price.
    Priscilla Jones recently posted..So much joy and happiness. I love what I do.

  55. I would love to be able to earn a living from photographing kids but I have a long way to go.

  56. My dream is to document my family’s life to the best of my ability and to not only learn everything I can about my camera but also learn some more about post-processing!
    Danielle recently posted..Friday’s Letters

  57. I constantly am photographing other people, so now that we our starting our own family I dream of becoming better at photographing my own life and get out from behind the camera more! This site has some great ideas…thanks Courtney! :D

  58. My dream is to make my photography business a full time job. I dream of the day I get to open a studio outside of my home. I also want to add in some nonprofit work, because I strongly believe everyone needs their families documented.

  59. avatar Shelbie Hankey :

    My dream is to take and edit pictures as beautifully as those I see by the CMPro’s and Barb Uil and all you other professional photogs. I am in envy of you all.

  60. My dream would be to work part time for my day job and be able to do more photography. I would like to build my business to shooting mostly Seniors.

  61. My photography dream would be to have pictures that I have taken all over my walls, right now I don’t think I’m good enough to hang my own stuff up….. Working on it though!

  62. My photography dream is to start my own business to specialize in children, babies and families. I would love to also use my photography to give back to orphans as they find forever families!
    Teri recently posted..365 Photos- Day 84 Spring Break Day 1

  63. My dream is to give people a memory to look back on. If only one of my pictures can make someone smile, that is a dream come true. I am a true believe in the memories fade, but pictures last a lifetime. I want to improve in everyway possible, mayone one day have the resources to take my “semi- professional hobby” to the next level. Until then, having any of these extra gifts would make me one step closer………..

  64. My dream is to give people images they will cherish for a long time… I always enjoy emailing a random picture of someone’s child to a mom. The joy they get when they have an image they can’t just get with a phone or a “point and shoot” is great. =)
    My other dream is to one day shoot a birth. Those are images that are so miraculous! To be a part of that would be amazing!!

  65. My photography dream is to capture as many of the special moments of the lives of my children as possible, and to portray the stories of their childhood through my photos.

  66. My photography dream is to be knowledgeable and good enough to rock anything you put in my hand. ;)

  67. My dream is to develop a creative eye for my pictures. Also, I’d really love to learn dramatic black and white photography!

  68. My photography dream is to explore more, try more, and to be more spontanieus, not to think “is it good white balance?, is the crop good? are the colors good? – just to feel more free with breaking the rules of photography. (Not like I’m not enjoing photography now, I just want to shut down my mathematical-logic brain :))

  69. My dream is to be the best photographer I can be. I want to people to love their photos and want me to take them. That’s really it. Maybe have a studio one day. Thanks for the giveaway! So fun!

  70. I dream of enjoying my business til I am 70!

  71. My dream…to make money doing this wonderful hobby I love! It would just be fantastic to turn my passion into something more without losing that passion for it!
    Jaimi L recently posted..Lensbaby Project, February

  72. avatar Candace Paquin :

    I am already living my dream. Being able to do what I love is amazing. I stay at home with my amazing boys all day and do my photography on the weekends. When they are old enough to go to school I hope to take my weekend job to a full time career and maybe even specialize in newborns. I’d love to be able to travel and do destination weddings as well. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

  73. avatar Anna Marie Fosser :

    My dream is to have a successful photography business bringing together nature and people with a fine art flare, with photo restoration & genealogy mixed in.

  74. I just want to take beautiful pictures of my kids. And maybe other people’s kids, too.

  75. My photography dream is to get better and better! I’m learning as much as I can on my own, but I need to take the leap onto the next level if I’m going to improve. :)
    Ali recently posted..A surplus of sand

  76. My photography dream is to become the go to photographer in the area! I want to grow old with my camera in my hands capturing memories for people that they will cherish forever and hand down through the generations. I love it so much! If it was sustainable, I’d do it for free!

  77. Congratulations on 10,000 fans! My photography dream would be a new camera.
    Rachel recently posted..Drechsel Family Fieldtrip #TargetAtTheWing

  78. My photographer’s dream is just to be able to capture some really amazing food shots, surprise myself & inspire others! Or just be good enough to trade family picture sessions with my friends. :)
    Trisha recently posted..Try it Tuesdays: Curried Butternut Squash Soup

  79. I would love to be able to travel the US and just take pictures. See all the different sights, nature, the wilderness. And of course, I would love to make a business of it.

  80. avatar Denise Greig :

    My photography dream is simply to have time to practice and learn all of the software tools that are available today – One day, when I retiree maybe!

  81. My dream is to develop a creative eye for my pictures. Also, I’d really love to learn dramatic black and white photography! I think it would add a lot of depth to the pictures I take of my family.

  82. I would love to travel the world with nothing to do but find great shots to capture!

  83. My photography dream is to be able to shoot who and what I want, and still make money at it :)

  84. While I would love to take beautiful product photos of my work, my photography “dream” would be to get some beautiful photos of my new-born baby here in a couple months… :)

  85. My photography dream is to get to a point where I feel comfortable enough to have faith in my ability to take a good picture, no matter what the circumstances. At this point I’m so worried about getting a good shot that I’m a hot mess of clicking, adjusting, looking at the screen, moving my angle…etc. I want to be able to enjoy the moment and get a good picture, and do both eloquently :)

  86. I am learning the art of photography not only to preserve special family memories, but also b/c I want to be able to capture and share the beauty that I see God has created.

  87. next big dream is to take up close and personal pictures of our resident herons. They are so elusive!!
    Tammy Williams recently posted..Gonna have to face it…

  88. My dream is to one day run a successful photography business, and to help families preserve precious memories and fleeting moments in time.

  89. My photography dream is to take beautiful photos of my children for them to see themselves grow and see special moments. My daughter (5) already loves to look at photos of herself growing up!

  90. My photography dream is to be able to do photography full time. I would love to help support my family and take some stress and burden off my hubby! :) Who doesn’t want to do what they love as a career?! :)

  91. My dream is to become a commercial and artistic photographer.

  92. My photography dream is to build up my gear again after loosing everything in a house fire almost 3 years ago. Winning this will not replace what I lost, but it will be a good start!

  93. My photography dream is to capture my family through the various stages of our lives. I want pictures to show my children the memories we created as a family.

  94. To quit my current job and become a professional! Since I don’t see that happening, my realistic dream is to keep learning, and make sure my kids have wonderful pics of their childhood when they are old enough to appreciate them.

  95. I dream of really learning to use my camera to its fullest- and creating the photographs I yearn to see. Live if full of miracles and beauty daily and I dream of capturing it.

  96. My dream would to be have my work featured in a fine art gallery. In the meantime, I am happy to have wonderful photos that preserve the essence of those easily forgotten everyday moments.

  97. avatar sarah robertson :

    What an awesome give away!! My dream for photography is to get done with school so that I have time to actually enjoy shooting! My overall dream is to do boudoir/pinup photography and to do documentary photography. My husband and children are Native American so I would love to shoot Pow-Wows and the reservation life. I love photography. I never thought that I would ever find something that I wanted to be when I grew up! Well besides a mommy!

  98. My dream is to be a great newborn and child photographer! I am working hard for it and would love to win this giveaway! Thank you!

  99. My photography dream is to be known for my art!!

  100. To be able to show the beauty I see with my eyes, through my camera.

  101. My dream is simply to take beautiful pictures for the enjoyment of our friends and family. Maybe do some local (non-portrait) types of semi-professional things someday or when I get to retire. I just want to be known as a good photographer by those who know and love me!

  102. My dream is hard to say exactly, because I wish I could do it all! But I would love to be able to go full time and take beautiful images for people around the world.

  103. I would love to travel the work and take photographs :-)

  104. My dream is to be the first photographer every one thinks of when they want professional photos. I would love to have to “decline” sessions because my scheduled is so crazy and packed. I would love to have 100K+ fans on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
    Baby steps, this is just the beginnings (I am only 6 months into it) but that’s my dream! I want to conquer the world, so to speak. Lol. :)

  105. My dream is to own that Tamron lens….I’ve had my eye on it for SOOO long!! :D *fingers crossed!

  106. My dream would be to be the top senior photographer in my area.

  107. I would love to open up my own studio and focus on newborn photography!

  108. My dream is to take beautiful pictures of all of my family, so that my children have great photo albums to remember their childhood. Photography is only a hobby to me, and I also dream of taking trips to interesting places and being able to document those trips in a way that those places deserve.

  109. One of my photography dreams is to be able to quickly get my manual settings before the moment is gone!

  110. My dream is to open my own studio one day. I love connecting with people and seeing their personalities come out. It would be pretty amazing to quite my 9-5 job and pursue my passion full time.
    Kate recently posted..Snow in March? {Wisconsin Photographer}

  111. My dream is to make my passion into a business. I love to capture everyday moments and share them with others!!!!

  112. My photography dream is to share this passion with others. I would love to turn my passion into a successful business!

  113. My dream is to one day do this well enough to have my own successful business!

  114. My dream is to create a lasting record of real memories, something that one could look back on years later and share stories with their family about!

  115. My dream is to show the world (well, just my family for now) what I see through my eyes (lens). Everyday I see so many great images walking to work, driving around town, etc. that I think a lot of people are missing because they’re too busy. I want my amateur photography to tell them to stop and appreciate the beauty of their surroundings.

  116. I currently do photography as a hobby and try to take classes and self teach myself through blogs/Fb pages like yours. I would love to have more options for lenses and see where this photography thing takes me! Thank you so much for all the tips on your site!!

  117. My photography dream is to take beautiful pictures of my family that will be cherished for years.

  118. my dream as a photographer is too move out of the “budget photographer” realm. I feel as if my photography has grown by leaps and bounds in the last year. I am proud of that. But I need to find another confidence in myself to charge more. My heart’s desire is to stay as busy as I have been the last 6 months and be able to provide so much more for my family.
    much love, Samantha Irey.
    YourLifeInPictures photography

  119. My dream is to work full-time as a photographer and have an income from photography that supports my family!
    Laura Shaleen recently posted..6 month, in-home, family lifestyle session :: H Family

  120. avatar Sophie Pearson :

    My photography dream is to be able to grow my knowledge, take great photographs and to eventually be able to make a living from doing something I love.

  121. I dream of opening my own studio when my family moves to our new station next year!
    Tina Williamson recently posted..Finally something I’m passionate about…

  122. My dream would to be where your at with your business! I just started photography about 6 months ago! I have so much more to learn, but I’m excited to get there Already! If it wasn’t for your blogs and your photos I wouldn’t have been able to stay motivated. Thanks so much for doing this giveaway! Makes me think that there are amazing ppl with amazing hearts still out there! This will definitely help any upcoming photographer!

  123. My photography dream is to take an introductory photography class. I would love to be able to take amazing photos in manual mode someday.

  124. My photography dream would be to become a world famous fine art photographer who would sell my images for mega bucks and to travel to New Zealand to photograph.

  125. I’ve had my eye on that lens for a while, but I don’t have $2000…. I’ve got to win! :D

    My photography dream would be to become an full time assistant for a family photographer — I’d get to do what I love, but the business side of things wouldn’t be my problem. *grin*

  126. WIN that would be a word that I would never be lucky enough to hear.
    WINNING would be a great push to get my dream out of my head out into the world.
    Lori B recently posted..Hoover Order

  127. To travel up and down the easy and west coast and take as many pictures as I can!

  128. my photography dream is to be able to travel all over the world with my craft and support my family while doing what I love…Oh, and also to win this prize! <3 thank you!

  129. My dream is to build a successful business known for honesty, beauty, integrity, kindness and dependability. I would also like to supplement my income due to the uncertainty in my teaching job. Everyone knows how many cuts are happening in schools, and since I’m a Physical Education teacher, my job is hard to by as it is. Who knows where my life will take me at the end of the school year, but I hope it will take me to great places!!!

  130. My ultimate photography dream is to travel the world, shooting wildlife and nature. Just thinking about it gives me goosebumps!

  131. avatar Jennifer Cashin :

    My photography dream is to do charity work. I would love to tag along on a mission with our church and document the wonderful work they do in other countries such as Haiti and Zambia. I have set a goal to join them in 2014! I am excited but I do wish I had more than one lens.

  132. I’m not sure what my photography dream is! I do it mostly for the challenge and for the fun of it. I guess to turn a profit? But I don’t care about the money… so that’s tough… Haha!
    Jessica recently posted..Jaxen + Amanda

  133. My dream is to be able to take amazing photos of my children and nature. :)

  134. I would so love to be able to capture with my camera what I see with my eyes every time!

  135. My dream is to capture the beautiful smiles and the emotion of every single person I photograph. Whether its for my photography business or for my personal use. My passion are my children and my photography. This awesome prize pack will help fulfill another dream. Thankyou

  136. My photography dream is really just to keep it as a hobby (with nice equipment though – which is hard to do!). Continue taking pictures of my family and occasionally do photos for my friends too!

  137. My hope for my photography is to turn my passion into my dream job. For people to want me to capture themselves, their kiddos etc. I want to FEEL confident in my work and in myself. I don’t want to be good at all types of photography, just the stuff I love to shoot! :)
    Jessica recently posted..#365 Catch Up {03.09.13-03.11.13}

  138. My dream is to be able to take amazing pictures of my family one day. I try everyday and everyday I learn a little bit more but I still have a long way to go. I promised myself if I started learning more and more about photography, then I could splurge and purchase a new camera. Part of my dream is to finally get that camera :)
    Lyndsay recently posted..March 23rd, 2013

  139. Would love to win this. I sure could use such new additions to my limited equipment.
    Thank you for sharing this. I could not register to win. It just kept saying loading…What can I do?
    Thank you!

  140. I have always dreamed of taking a photography safari in Africa. From the mountains to the serengeti, that would be amazing!! I wouldn’t mind taking a trek through all of the other wonderful places that have amazing wildlife as well, but there’s something about an African safari that makes me feel a little giddy inside. Good luck everyone!

  141. I just want to capture everything. I’ve ventured into newborn photography, which I love, but I would never limit myself to that. I want to capture families, moments, sunsets, landscapes. Nothing is safe from me.

  142. My dream is that my children and clients can look back and remember the little day to day things we did, and that “A SIngle Image” brings a smile to their face!

  143. My photography dream is to be the very best at photography I can be so that I may photograph all of my families memories, as well as other families memories.

  144. My photography dream? Just to continue to learn and grow as a photographer!
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  145. I love using my camera and getting that perfect picture even if it takes me several shots to get it. My dream is to be able to fully understand all of the settings on my camera and be able to adjust them easily to get that perfect shot each time.
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  146. I would like to become able to take pictures that meant something to anyone who look at them. That’s my ultimate photography dream.

  147. avatar korrin fairbank :

    My photography dream is to capture all those special moments for families to remember them. Also to learn all the ins and outs of editing, right now I shoot SOOC and do bare minimum editing. There is always more to learn in the photography business. Thanks for this great give a way!

  148. My dream is to be able to take beautiful photographs of my family and everyday life. Also to be able to serve my church and friends by taking photos for them.

  149. My photography dream would be to be in business for myself, learning, creating & growing as an artist. I would love my work featured someday in a magazine or even hanging up somewhere famous!! Thank you for taking the time to show how special your fans are to you!
    Lauren recently posted..18 Weeks!

  150. avatar Carrie Anderson :

    My dream is capture and document my kids. Thank you for doing this giveaway!

  151. My photography dream is just to take wonderful pictures of my family and friends so we will always have those photographs to look back on. I would also like to become a big name in stock photography!

  152. My photography dream is to be able to capture fleeting moments in a snapshot forever! Life moves too fast and I love having the ability to capture unforgettable memories that families will cherish for generations! I also wish to have the desire to always continue to learn and grow and never feel as though I am “bigger” than I am! Too many photographers get ‘to big for their britches’ and forget where they came from and why they started!

    Thank you for hosting this amazing giveaway!

  153. Love your site and would love to win this prize! Thank you Courtney!

  154. avatar Melissa Gordon :

    My dream is to take my obby of photography and turn it into something more. Photography is something I have enjoyed learning and would like to keep on learning. I enjoy landscape photography as well as taking pictures of buildings. The composition is unique for every shot.

  155. My photography dream is to be able to capture my children’s lives — their activities as well as our every day. And maybe to have the confidence to consider myself a photographer.

  156. My dream? Goodness, it probably changes daily. But mainly…to improve my photography, love on my family, and capture moments that make people remember and smile.
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  157. First I would like to say Thank you! For this lovely giveaway., My photography dream would be to one day own a studio for newborn and child photography.

  158. My dream would definitely be to have enough confidence to start taking photos of other people besides my family. Just when I think I’m good enough I start second guessing my abilities.
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  159. My photographer dream is to support my family from my photography business. I am Mommy to four small children, photography would allow a balance of a decent income, being home and out of the house. Thank you for the giveaway!
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  160. I’d love to exhibit my work one day.

  161. My photography dream is to capture images that inspire people and to help create lasting memories for my family and friends.

  162. Winning that lens would take my business to a whole other level! I would love to win any of these amazing prizes! I love my job.. I love capturing these memories and allowing others to see them for a lifetime!
    Knowing that I am the one to provide memories to be shared for generations and years to come is such a rewarding feeling. = )

  163. My photography dream is to create an opportunity for people to have images of themselves that speak to memories and moments that evoke emotions that can be enjoyed singly or with others. I would love to be a photographer in my small town (about 11,000 people) with a thriving studio specializing in the vintage look of sepia tones and whimsical dress up. Cheesy? Maybe a little. I just love the way people change their whole presence when they put on a costume or hold a prop that shifts the way they project to the camera. The place I live is becoming a thriving river cruise stop along the Columbia River and I think my dream venture would be a perfect tourist accent for the area.

  164. My photography dream is having my own natural light studio with enough room for the classes I teach. I’d also like this to be my one and only job :)

  165. I would love love love to work as a photographer for National Geographic. To be able to photograph the world and the beautiful people who reside in it, and to capture stories though photographs would be my absolute dream!

  166. My dream is to someday gain the right tools and knowledge for photography, because I know that I already have the passion, with this i want to travel, and make an impact on the world with my photos, change someones life even if thats making a teenage girl feel beautiful! Also I want my own studio someday and id love to do b&w film projects.

  167. avatar Chrisi Erlanson :

    My dream is to quit my current job and do photography full-time!

  168. My photography dream would be to have a little side business with the ability to take great photos and put them into contests and whatnot.

  169. My photography dream would be to have my own pet photography business.

  170. My photography dream would be to reach a point in my photography and business that no longer question myself!

  171. So basically, id die if i won this!!!

  172. My photography dream is to be able to earn enough income from photography to quit my day job & spend more time with my son. I’ve had numerous people tell me it’d make more sense to quit pursuing photography & only put in my 40hrs at the day job to have more time with my son; but, I’m convinced that if I work hard enough, one day I will be spending even more time with my son & working my dream job. :)

  173. avatar Martina Havlickova :

    My dream are awsome pictures without any editing and actions added.

  174. I’d love to become a newborn photographer/ maternity.

  175. My dream is to learn how to use my DSLR to take amazing pictures of my kids!!!

  176. My photography dream is to help my husband to because a established and well-known photographer in our city and for our photography business to become THE family photographers in our city. And also be able to give back to our community through our photography.

  177. My photography aspiration is to capture the tender, candid moments when no one thinks you’re watching. Thank you for the giveaway!!

  178. I would love to be confident enough in my photography to put myself out there more. I love it so much & wish I could be more confident so I could share it with others!

  179. I’d love to learn how to really use my DSLR for taking pictures of my kids

  180. I’m a cycling photographer. My dream is to get media credentials for the Tour De France and be a moto photog for 3 weeks.

  181. My photography dream is to capture diverse beauty and happiness in all corners of the world, and to search out this beauty and even happiness, in some sometimes not so obvious conditions and places. I would love to capture “that” image that moves people, that makes them think, and to see themselves, and their place in the world a little differently.

  182. avatar Sarah Schmidt :

    My dream is to capture photos of my family and friends and to get those memories into books for my children (or at least neatly organized in boxes). I LOVE lifestyle photography!

  183. my dream…. to be confident to say “I’m a photographer”, and own it!

  184. My photography dream is to own my own business someday!

  185. My dream would be to be able to do photography as my main occupation.

  186. avatar stephanie maddux :

    My photography dream is to develop my skills in photography and take volunteer photos for the local shelter to promote their adoptable pets! I have owned/operated Cottonpatch Weimaraner Rescue for several years and I can attest that a good photo can get a pet adopted! 75% of animals in shelters are put to sleep. I want my photos to help change that!

  187. avatar Stephanie Morency :

    My photography dream is to use my hobby and passion as a way to help support my *growing* family….. I see many trips to Disneyland in our future! :)

  188. My photography dream is to own a photography business! I am currently a college student going to school for Elementary Education so I would love to have a small business on the side of teaching. Right now I am loving to learn all about photography and can’t wait to start my dream!

  189. Learn how to shoot in manual and take amazing pictures of my kids!

  190. My photography dream is to be the Columbus, ohio premier photography studio for all photography and media needs. I, personally, love my newborns and children, but I an now getting a senior tog on board, and a media guy…..slowly but surely I will get there:-)

  191. My photography dream is to become a thriving lifestyle photographer in my little start up company.
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  192. avatar Melodie Pinkston :

    I would love to improve my photography skills and possibly be able to create beautiful family photos for others that they can cherish for a lifetime! :)

  193. I would love to be PAID to travel around the world capturing photos of the people and places for the Travel Channel or some sort of Travel organization.

  194. My photography dream is to have all my family memories archived into beautiful scrapbooks!

  195. avatar Laurette Martinez :

    My photography dream is to capture the little details of my children and the important events in their lives. They grow up so fast and having these photos to look back on gives my heart some peace in the fact that they will not allways be little.

  196. To be able to travel the world and capture all the wonderment.
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  197. My dream is to never stop learning how to take better photos…

  198. I would love to photograph the Grand Canyon!

  199. avatar Tammy Bilodeau :

    To travel the world capturing wedding imagery

  200. My dream would be to take beautiful pictures of our family and to teach my husband to take better pictures so I can be in the picture more!

  201. My dream would be to take photos for business owners, especially hotel and hospitality based businesses, and help them to get more traffic on their sites through my photography. ALSO, I would like to take wedding photos for people who have a low budget wedding. Giving the gift of photography lasts forever!
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  202. My dream is to be a professional photographer, but I don’t want to be a business owner. I want to create beautiful images for myself and my family (and a few friends). I want to be at a place where I am proud of all my work!

  203. Wow! What an amazing and generous giveaway! Congratulations on so many “likes” and so much support! Amazing!
    My photography dream is to continue to capture my daughter’s childhood and explore other areas of photography as well.

  204. My dream is to just become a better photographer. I don’t want to become a professional I just enjoy the art of Photography.

  205. Thank you for the giveaway! I would love to earn an income from my stock photography, such that I can employ my husband to do some of the admin work for me and we can both be at home with our daughter.
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  206. My photography dream is to take perfect photos for my portraits. I’m a portrait artist and references are the first important part of the painting. I’m also a writer/illustrator so I need good references for my book covers and illustrations. My camera is a very important part of my work.

  207. avatar Michele Thibodeau :

    To have beautiful crisp clear pictures that when looked at, all that can be said is “Wow!”

  208. avatar Inge Greyling :

    I just entered. I am from South Africa, hope I will still be able to be in the draw to win….

    Warm Regards

  209. My dream is merely to enjoy the journey.

  210. My dream is to become a professional photographer and capture families in their environment.

  211. My photography dream is to be able to capture stunning images. It makes my heart happy. Making a good living while doing so would be a bonus :-)

  212. My dream really is to just keep perfecting my own skills for personal use. With the way my life is now, I don’t see myself going beyond personal photography but its a fun though.
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  213. I would love to have my hobby pay my bills. :)

  214. My dream is to be able to take amazing pro quality photos of my family.

  215. To make photography my full time job.

  216. I am JSO so my photography dream right now is to begin to feel really confident in my skills and to see real emotional connections in my photos and for that to transfer into really happy clients! Thank you so much for this opportunity to win such amazing prizes and for teaching me so much on your blog!

  217. I’d love to continue to grow my business to something sustainable by the time my kids are in school full time :)

  218. Seriously?! Thank you for the chance to win these awesome prizes! My photography dream is to create a business doing something I love. I love learning about photography (with this site’s help of course!), and being able to capture our everyday moments in a special way. It makes me happy knowing that my family (and hopefully many others) will be able to look back at the pictures I took and remember these moments!

  219. My dream is to document the stories of people and glorify God while doing so!

  220. avatar Alicia Pelzer-Williams :

    My dream is to be able to capture (almost) every precious life moment through my lens, so I have many memories to share as my daughter gets older.

  221. Would love to take my photos to the next level and build my photography business!!

  222. Pet photography for sure! I volunteered at an animal shelter while I lived in Korea, and I loved photographing the animals. It was particularly rewarding to see the direct impact it has on their adoptability – people are MUCH more likely to adopt an animal that has great pictures in its profile. I’d love to be able to spend more time at shelters, capturing their personalities through my lens and helping all the animals in need find their forever home.

  223. My dream is to spread joy through photography! I love looking at old pictures with my family; it floods my mind with memories of childhood and love! If I can create those types of joyous memories for just one person or family through my photos, then I feel I have been successful!

  224. avatar Kerstin Zielke :

    My first priority is almost do my best and the goal of getting better with every photo i take ;-)

  225. My photography dream is to add a full frame body & a macro lens to my collection. And to venture solely into newborn lifestyle photography. I did it once and fell completely in love.

  226. Oh Wow to many dreams to little time, My dream is that people will look at my pictures and want to write poems about them, and I want my clients feel the emotion of the session long after they have left the scene where we took the pictures. I want them to relive the moment when they receive the photographs and linger on the beauty of the moments that will never be again, and cherish the time they spend together, and that is my wish or dream for each and every photo session I do.

  227. My photography dream would be to capture my two little girls growing up, after all, a picture is worth a thousand words. If I successfully do that, I am happy. I would also like to become good enough to offer free sessions at the airport for military members coming home from a deployment; being a military family I know how difficult it is being separated for so long.

  228. My GOAL is start a Senior Portrait Business; my DREAM is to return to South Africa (I was there in 2010) with all of my family so my children can experience the amazing culture, wildlife, and service opportuniities which I had while there!

  229. My photography dream is to take beautiful pictures of my children! :)

  230. avatar Emily Herbert :

    My dream is to be able to earn some income with a photography business, so that I can love what I do and still be “at home” with my littles. Thanks for the awesome chance to win some great products. :)

  231. My photography dream is to own a studio space outside my home one day! A girl can dream can’t she?

  232. my dream would be for to take photos that I adore, and edits that I love, and to own Photoshop so I can then help others realize their dreams

  233. Capture moments that make people happy! Simple …

  234. My photographer’s dream is to fill my future house with beautiful images of my family and travels (and my travels with my family)!

  235. My photography dream is to take gorgeous photos of sweet couples in that delicious golden evening light, and offer it at a price that ANYONE can afford! I would also LOVE to donate my work to Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (stillborn photography) so parents who have to go through this horrific loss can capture memories of the short time they have with their little ones. I’d love to have this lens in particular! I’d also love to have a posh studio someday with awesome natural light and take newborn photos all day long! So many dreams!!

  236. My dream is to have a photography business. My desire is either with teenagers or newborns…big difference between the two! I want to have my own studio someday.

  237. My dream is to turn my hobby into a business.

  238. To venture into wedding and commercial photography and gain more clients.

  239. My photography dream is to dive deeper into newborn photography.

  240. avatar cathy osborne :

    I would really love to find that hidden artist in me. I can find the beauty in so many things that I see, and would really love to let other see it as well.

  241. avatar Heather Scarboro :

    My dream is to first master all the different modes and parts of my camera then travel. I love taking landscape and cityscape photography.

  242. I take pictures because I treasure memories. Now that I have 2 grandsons (oldest is 2 years old, second one is 3 months old) I take pictures like crazy. I’m always trying new things and love your ideas. I’ll never be a pro, but I want to be the best amateur photographer I can be. Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas. Now, if I just had more time!

  243. I have learned SO Much from you Courtney! My photography has improved because of your willingess to share your knowledege, encourage us to keep shooting and your openess to be contacted!! Thank you! This combo give away would bring a big boost to my photography!

  244. avatar Pamela Williams :

    I just want to be able to capture our family memories so that future generations will be able know how much love our family has for one another. I love life style photography and hope to improve my skills!

  245. My photography dream is to have a fine art show for my photography in a local gallery. I want to be able to share my unique perspective with the public. I have a love for capturing delicate forms from nature and I want to share with the world how truly beautiful the often overlooked details are. Capturing the weeds and flowers and branches and mushrooms as I do, I get to slow down and really see the world around me. I think it’s a lesson many people could benefit from.
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  246. My dream is just to be totally at home with my camera – capturing moments with my family and friends and in nature every day and making beautiful images to be enjoyed.

  247. They say if you love your job, you never have to work a day in your life… <3

  248. One of my photography dreams is to photograph on all seven continents.
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  249. Easily, I want to capture one moment, or a million, that show a part of the world that others don’t know or don’t believe exists.

  250. My photography dream is to capture my young daughter living her dream, an underwater photo of her diving with whales! Other than that my only hope is that my love of photography and the images I capture bring as much joy to others as they do me.

  251. My dream? Aurora borealis :)

  252. My photography dream is to take beautiful landscape photographs and to develop a following as an artist. I absolutely LOVE nature photography and try to take my camera out every chance I get. I’d love to travel the world taking pictures of all the different places I see. However, I am not traditionally artistic (couldn’t draw a straight line if I had to), so photography is a way through which I’m learning to express myself!

    xo Shay
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  253. avatar Courtney Hanson :

    I would love to work for National Geographic, travel the world and photograph its diversity.

  254. My dream would be to be the best that I can be and all that I was intended to be as a photographer. I have no plans of making a career out of photography, but as a hobbyist, I want to do my best.

  255. I would like to improve my photography skills, I am a graphic designer and I am finding more and more uses for photography in my work. I would also like to take some great pictures to put on the empty walls in my house!

  256. I would love to be a successful senior portrait photographer or sports photographer. Both are really enjoyable for me.
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  257. avatar Jeff Lebovitz :

    My dream is to take a world-wide photography vacation and capture amazing images!

  258. I’d love to start a side business photographing families, couples, etc. I have done that for some of my friends, but I’d love to be able to expand out of my social circle.

  259. my dream is to capture my family’s essence for happy memories later <3

  260. My photography dream is to photograph pets. I love all genres of photography but I really enjoy the pets. So many people love their pets like family but don’t have their portraits made. I would love to offer affordable pet photography to all those who cannot afford the high price tag that sometimes comes with pet photography. I have so many beautiful photos of my own pets and I think everyone should that opportunity.

  261. My photography goal is to grow as an artist and one day be able to be a full-time photographer when my children are older and in school. My wildest photography dream would be to travel the world, photographing all the cultures of the world one country at a time and be published in photography magazines.

  262. My photography dream is to capture that once in a lifetime shot.

  263. My photography dream is to enjoy our moment of life with camera in hand as long as I’m able :)

  264. I’d love this set up. My dream is to travel the western US and photograph all I see. Though it would be a struggle at time, living out of a car and make due with what I have seems amazing. Being with nature all the time would be therapeutic, and I wouldn’t have to worry about being anywhere at any given time. Life would be good :).
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  265. My dream is to continue shooting until I can’t!

  266. I would love to do nature photography professionally.

  267. My dream is to be able to bring a smile & tears of joy to the eyes of more clients through the beauty I see through the camera. To be able to have enough success to be able to upgrade my equipment a bit & help my family. This prize package (specifically the lens) would help a great deal in realizing that dream!
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  268. I have several photography dreams, but my biggest one is to travel the world and shoot people of all walks of life.

  269. My photography dream is to one day open a studio and/or gallery dedicated to nature photography, people photography, and a combination of the two.
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  270. I would love to win something like this.

  271. My dream is to take my photography to new heights that I never though possible.

  272. avatar Stephanie Martino :

    I’m already living my dream ;-) Work-from-home-mom, in-house studio and making a living with my photographs. Couldn’t be happier!

  273. My photography dream would be to get into documenting birth stories.
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  274. My dream would be able to make my business into a full time position! I love the art of photography and would love to do it all the time!

  275. I’d love to become a pro eventually!

  276. My photography dream is to produce images that are cherished and looked upon with fond memories often.

  277. My dream is to create beautiful, emotional, real-life images of children and families that will be cherished for generations. My husband has nine years until he retires from the military and then we would love it if the photography business would support our family then! :-)
    Thanks for an awesome giveaway opportunity!
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  278. Just to take better pictures!! Maybe, someday, if I can deal with all the “business” of it, have a studio.

  279. My dream is to make amazing photos. I want a successful business. I want to photograph lots of babies and kids and births. I want to create beautiful memories with my photos for people to keep and love forever. Right now I’m just an amateur, but I dream to make it big.

  280. I hope to begin to make money from photography……and to visit and photograph the rainforest.

  281. I would love to become a full time photographer taking up projects from all over the world. Depicting on my images my favourite landscapes, the people I ‘ve met and telling the whole world their stories, adding my touch wherever possible!

  282. My dream is to run a successful business and be the best photographer I can be, all while creating those special moments for my clients as well as my own family! :-)

  283. My photography dream (for now) is to learn how to use my new camera and to understand all of the steps to shooting in manual mode. :)

  284. avatar corinne mccombs :

    My photography dream is to shoot births & newborns 100%. Adore being a part of a new life coming into the world <3 Thanks so much for the opportunity!!
    -C

  285. My dream is to take swoon-worthy pictures of my children, and one day be able to leave my job and stay home with them!

  286. To document birth stories

  287. avatar Dorothy Deakyne :

    I would love to win this. I would like to start a wildlife calendar business here in Montana

  288. My dream would be to have gorgeous pictures that show the utter cuteness of my kids as they grow up!

  289. Dream photography life: shooting music for major publications like Rolling Stone and Spin magazine, traveling the world and covering concerts, festivals and Life. To me, capturing those moments in music where tthere’s no one else but me and my camera, the audience and the artist is priceless. I often feel like I was born in the wrong age of Music Photography, back in the 60s & 70s the photographer was a welcome guest and friend of every musician, respected and trusted.today its so different & I’d like to bring that love and respect back to the music photographer who is an artist as well. a

  290. Wish we could make a living with photography…..Wife and I have 2 -70-300mm VC Di and love them. Tamron make a great product at a great price.

  291. My dream is to become the best I can be at taking good pictures of my family and friends.

  292. Photographing children having fun is the most amazing thing to do. I dream of some day being able to do this not as a way to help pay the bills, but to be able to donate photograhy to the familes of children who are ill and to our service people who help us every day.

  293. I love all aspects and subject matter of photography. However, photography dream would be to have the time and resources to pull off continuous, creative portraiture. Portraits with a theme or story including elaborate props, locations, and creative lighting. A 24-70mm gives that extra width to the scene to be sure nothing is sacrificed from the frame.
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  294. My photography dream would be to capture the beauty in the world. I hope to use my camera and my photographic abilities to capture the beautiful memories for my future children and grandchildren to see.

  295. avatar Marjorie Tellez :

    To put my passion to work. :)

  296. I love Photography and want to have a better understanding of it all.. This lens would be amazing and the camera bag OMG I just would love it :X You have a great blog and Ive used your words of wisdom as a reference many times!

  297. My dream is to take as many photos as possible that will make people smile!

  298. My dream is to continue to be surprised and anxious when shooting a subject or an event. That feeling of anxiousness is what keeps it alive and interesting for me and I realize that no matter how much I prepare for a shoot there’s always room for improvement. I don’t want to settle for something, I want to always feel like there’s more out there for me.

  299. I have so many opportunities to take good photos. My dream is to learn to use my camera well enough to really take advantage of those opportunities.

  300. Right now, my photography dream is to just be able to take good quality pictures without having to do lot of editing. I’m still having issues with white balance and focus. I’m working everyday on it and I’m “almost” there.
    The lens would be an AWESOME addition to my other 2 lenses and the bag and strap are soooo cute!
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  301. For years I have been taking pictures of my friends, family, and pets. My dream as a busy mom of two toddlers is to have the equipment and the knowledge to take better photos. I love taking pictures and capturing all of these special moments in our day to day lives. It’s the only way I can freeze time -these kids grow way too fast!

  302. avatar Denise Grandon Keane :

    my dream is to travel and shoot all the things I see

  303. My dream is to take incredible photos for people and their families that they will cherish a life time.

  304. My love for photography started for me at the age of 15 when I discovered my dads dusty Nikon f2. He gave me a short tutorial, and I was off and running. I went to my high school and asked if there was a darkroom on campus. To my surprise– there was! I talked my art teacher into letting me spend my class time in there, and I literally taught myself how to develop prints by trial and error… And a lot of photo paper!
    My last yeah of high school, the art department and I asked the school for a better dark room and they actually gave it to us! The following year, they even made a photography class and I was awarded and thanked for my passion that brought the art of photography to my school.
    Now I am a professional photographer and stay at home mom, like you! And I capture special simple moments at home with my family and big monumental moments for strangers that I’m usually lucky to call friends after working together. My love and passion for photography only grows, and i’m so blessed to call it my job!

  305. I dream of capturing our most precious family moments
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  306. My photography dream is… to master manual mode, dang it! .. And to have the confidence i need to become professional.

  307. I would love to go to Yellowstone

  308. My dream would be to not struggle in the winter for business, so that I could feel stable year round!

  309. I have multiple dreams. They are the type of dreams that I have/would like to achieve in steps. For example one would be to officially start my photography business, where I make money and pay taxes, but I have to achieve the goal of completing my schooling first.

  310. My dream is to make enough money from my photography that my husband can quit his job. I would also love to reach out to the women of my community to give them a Beauty Session from mybeautycampaign.com

  311. My photography dream is to be a professional newborn & wedding photographer.
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  312. My photography dream is to pick up my camera, use it correctly, and to the best of my ability, to produce wonderful images that make people happy with having their pictures taken, or to capture those once in a lifetime memories for the future. So much can be said with a single photo- what a wonderful opportunity to change the world!

  313. What an awesome giveaway!! :) My dream is to be more confident in my photography abilities and not stress so much about what I don’t know. Just relax and be in the moment with my photos.

  314. My photography dream is to be able to do it full time, and still love every minute of the job!

  315. My photography dream is to capture my daughters life in a beautiful and unique way. To take a picture so lovely I would be proud to frame it in my home. Thank you for the amazing chance to win this prize!

  316. Of all the things I’ve yet to cross on my photography bucket list, I’d say that my ultimate photography dream would have to be shooting Kilauea’s active lava flow in my island home of Hawaii. :)
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  317. My photography dream would be to get to the point where I can confidently produce breathtaking images in ANY situation/circumstance. Also, to have gorgeous pictures (that I will someday take) of all the places that mean something to my family and my heritage, displayed beautifully in my home. :)

  318. avatar Courtney cole :

    That is THEE cutest bag I have ever seen!! I’m shooting a wedding in June and July and am looking to add another lens to my collection before that! This would be perfect!!!

  319. I just want to be able to capture great moments in my life and the lives of others

  320. avatar Donald H. Martin :

    As I am retired my dream is to take better photos of anything I am taking photos of.

  321. My photography dream would be to take a trip around the world and capture colors no one has ever seen before :)

  322. my dream is to one day have a successful photography business where i can support myself and my children

  323. This is so exciting! Thanks for an amazing give-away. My photographic dream is to elevate my skill to fine art so that the portraits I take are artistic, creative and beautiful. I just want to be crazy good by my own standards and produce work that always knocks my socks off!

  324. My dream is to have a small, personal photography business to occupy my time and make additional income when I retire. I also have my first grandson on the way and would love this lens to take many, many photographs of him!!

  325. My dream is to have my own successful photography business so that I can do what I love to do but also help provide for my family with it.

  326. my dream would be to capture the world and people around me so that they are happy with who they are and their lives and the world they live in and make them feel warm and nostalgic for the life they have now (including myself).

  327. My dream is to be able to do it fulltime and effect positive change in the lives of young marriages and families like my own.
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  328. My dream is become proficient at using my camera in manual mode and to one day take a photo that will cause someone to look at something in life differently.

  329. avatar Vicki McCray Harris :

    I want to became a truly great photographer taking awesome photos of my family and others. I love taking photos of my family and friends.and want to learn everything I can to become better at it!

  330. My photography dream is to be able to work as a photo journalist in war zones.
    Telling stories that can change the history of humans or, at least, of countries.
    I know I still have a long way to go, but I’ll work hard to be able to achieve my dream.
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  331. My dream is to have a gallery show of my own someday. It’s a big dream from where I stand, but I’m working on it!

  332. I would love to be able to take more time to capture the joy in the everyday.

  333. My dream is to capture our daily lives beautifully and artfully; to enjoy the moments I capture for years to come.

  334. Would love to travel and capture life as it happens.

  335. Thanks for offering such a great giveaway! My photography dream is to capture my family and travel memories beautifully.

  336. I just enjoy taking pictures, so my dream is to take great photographs for my family and friends (and myself, of course).
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  337. My photography dream is to make a living traveling around the world shooting destination weddings and just destinations in general!

  338. That the photos I leave behind will bring joy and sweet memories!

  339. My dream is and always has been to spend my days photographing the worlds beauty, and capturing peoples memories in photos for them… I love to see the smile it brings to their face when they look at the photo and think back to that moment the photo was taken and remember what was going on during that time of their lives.

  340. Hmmm ~ my dream… That could be card to sum up in a few words ;) I love being behind the camera and capturing those precious moments, my kids laughing, playing, or even being up set. Getting the beautiful glow of a mother anxiously waiting to meet her new precious gift or the sweet innocence of a newborn. I pray that I will continue to be able to be behind the camera for years to come ~ giving the gift of wonderful memories to look back on and cherish!

  341. avatar Jennifer Gibson :

    I would love to make a business out of this passion of mine, but taking really good pictures of my family is enough for now. It would be wonderful to win this!

  342. My photography dream is that my children will one day value these images I take as much as I value them! <3

  343. I’ve just started my photography business, and that in itself is a dream come true. I work out of my home, however, so now I dream of a beautiful studio space. :)

  344. My dream would be to get a better portable studio setup, indoor shoots are still my weak point.

  345. My dream is to be able to capture the every day moments that my little boy offers me, and to become better at photography, and it I happen to make it professionally, that would be fine with me!

  346. My dream is to become a professional rodeo/team roping photographer! I love animals and horses to me are especially beautiful…. And to capture them and their riders doing what the horses were born to do makes me smile every time!

  347. My dream is to keep taking pictures of my beautiful kids to the best of my ability. every day, and to never stop learning!

  348. I dream about being known for my work….featured and used for inspiration in publication. to create beautiful images for families that are displayed in their home.

  349. My dream is to be on the cover of a magazine! I am a HUGE BH&G fan, and also of DesignNJ, and to get a cover would be a dream come true. I hope to make it happen this year~
    Thanks for a wonderful Blog, Courtney! I have been a follower since the beginning!
    PS…LOVE my Tamron 18-200…my “Go-To” lens!

  350. My photography dream would be to have more of my images printed around the house, so I can better share my passion for it with my family. I’d love to continue documenting my family and traveling with them more to create lasting memories.

  351. My dream is to have a dedicated photography studio and get out of the spare bedroom in my house.

  352. My dream is to take my photography from a hobby to a career. I’m learning something new everyday and I love to capture those special moments in life and not just the posed moments. It’s not about the newest prop or gadget but about capturing that moment when daddy is so tuned into his little girl and you can just feel the joy and the love. I love to take photos of my baby girl and my husband when they are busy playing and laughing together.

  353. My photography dream is to become confident in my photography and quit second guessing myself. I would like to photograph Seniors who cannot afford to have a professional senior session.

  354. My photography dream is to capture amazing pictures of our girls growing up. I also would love to one day be able to take pictures for a living. I want to do something I love.

  355. Photography is an escape for me, not a business. I take my little p&s with me on runs. My dream is that it never becomes a stress in my life. I want to always be relaxed and enjoy the people or places I am shooting and escape in those moments over and over again.

  356. My dream is to be able to capture beautiful moments and share them with people.
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  357. I’ve been dreaming and working towards concert photography! Its the perfect combination of my love of live music and low light challenging photography!

  358. My Photography dream is to one day take beautiful pictures of my family, ones that I would be proud to display all over my house.

  359. My dream is to be able to take gorgeous professional photos of my kids to capture beautiful memories and document their lives

  360. My photography dream is pretty simple: I want to document my life in a meaningful and use my camera to the best of my abilities. My husband and I hope to start a family soon, and my dream is to be able to create special pictures that we and our children will enjoy for a long time to come.

  361. My photography dream – right now, my dream is to be able to afford a few classes in Photoshop from Clickin’ Moms, maybe a few other classes as well, and be able to start my own photography business. Ultimately, my photography dream is to travel around the U.S.A. with my family and take beautiful landscape pictures to share (a side trip to Europe wouldn’t hurt too, as long as I’m dreaming).
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  362. My photography dream would be to travel around the entire world and to see all those awesome places that you usually see only in all these beautiful photographs that people have taken.
    And many of these beautiful photos were taken with this great prize, the Tamron 24-70 :)

    My dream is to see the Niagara Falls one day, to see the Maledives, the big Chinese wall, Japanese temples and cherry-blossom trees. All these wonderful places.
    And one day I will !

    And to make those views eternal, the Tamron lens would be the perfect gadget for this.

  363. I would love to travel the world and publish a book outlining my adventures, complete with pages and pages of travel photography.

    I would also love to explore different social issues through photography and essays, and publish that.
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  364. avatar Alisha Krusich :

    My dream is to take photographs that my children will be able to enjoy when they are adults.

  365. My photography dream is to become a professional photographer who can support myself from my passion! I love capturing images of people which they LOVE and want to hang on their wall forever.
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  366. I would love to start my own online gallery to compliment my love of outdoor photography, whether it be nature photos or people!

  367. My dream is to keep learning more about photography and about capturing those special memories for others.

  368. I don’t really have a photography dream. I’m more of an artist photographer not one of those people who makes a biz out of it. I guess if I did have a dream it would be to be recognized for my work?
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  369. My dream is to be a professional photographer taking pictures until I pass from this good earth; and when I am no longer here, people will still see my photographs and look through my eyes and share what I saw.
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  370. My dream is to become good enough to provide my kids with awesome pictures to hand down thru future generations and to give my friends great photos that they would otherwise not be able to afford thru a pro.

  371. I dream to photograph whale sharks and giant manta rays.
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  372. My dream is to be able to leave my very good job as an IT manager to be able to do my photography full time.

  373. My dream would be to travel the world doing photography.

  374. my dream is to have a little successful photography business where I can stay home with my son and make a little bit of money for my family. Photography is my passion! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  375. My photography dream is to make it my second career. I work as an Information Security Analyst today, and because my job takes me all over the world, I have the opportunity to shoot a wide variety of subjects. My dream would be to travel for the sole purpose of taking photographs.

  376. I just want to be able to take beautiful photos for my family and myself, and your blog helps me do that!

  377. My dream as a photographer is to be able to take photos at the Olympics or the World Cup :)

  378. My photography dream is first to be able to consistantly document my family, kids, and day-to-day life in a beautiful way. I don’t ever want to forget all the small things happening in my three boys world, they are changing everyday and growing up so fast!
    I also want to become confident enough in my skills that I can share that same thing with others as a full-time career.
    (When I get to that point I would love to do what you do, to give back and share all the knowledge I have gained along the way!)

  379. My photography DREAM is to always be able to hold a camera in my hands and capture as much of this beautiful world as possible in my lifetime.

  380. My photography dream would be to have people decorate their home with my prints.
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  381. I haven’t quite discovered my photography dream, but I adore newborns and I want to have enough skill to capture my daily family life with precision and beauty.

  382. I want to be able to tell a story with my images. In the photography field there’s always room for improvement, I want to always keep improving!

  383. My dream right now is simply to learn to use my cameras and lenses and get the most well-composed and clearest, sharpest photos possible. Not asking much, eh?

  384. avatar Barbara Roche :

    I would love to be great at capturing every day life. My kids are my inspiration.

  385. avatar Amanda Watkins :

    Awesome package! Although, I feel like we should be giving you something with everything you’ve given to lots of us :) I really appreciate all the wonderful tips from you & your friends! Thank you!

  386. My photography dream would be to earn money with stock photography – enough that I could support what is a very expensive hobby right now ;-)

  387. My photography dream is to have an entire weekend to myself to go out and shoot whatever my heart desires…from downtown street photography to peaceful countryside landscapes…

  388. My photography dream is to be paid to travel to foreign lands.

  389. My dream as a photographer is to learn more everyday and become better at catching the memories families want to remember forever! My passion is to make my clients smile at what they see and continue to smile for years to come just from THAT memory I caught with my camera for them <3

  390. My ultimate photography dream would be to work for National Geographic and be able to travel the world taking extraordinary pictures!!! For my more realistic dream – I would like to own my own studio and be able to do photography full time.

  391. To be a travel photographer! My dream!
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  392. My photography dream would be to go capture some shots ot the Spirit Bear on the BC coast.

  393. To capture a great shot of the Gibraltar

  394. My dream is to take wonderful pictures of my family especially my nieces :-)

  395. Capturing a moment in a photo that, some day, maybe in a year or five years or fifty years or two hundred years, is looked upon by someone and changes that person’s life, whether by resurrecting a memory, calming a fear, healing a wound, or sparking an adventure.

  396. Wow!!! I was JUST drooling about this lens AND the bag this morning!! Off to check out the camera strap too!

  397. I have my own photography business…which helps pay the bills, but my dream is to be able to have a larger thriving business and expand it. Motherhood makes that hard to do now, but someday:)

  398. My dream is to be able to capture life’s little moments and capture them in a way my pictures tell a story about the wonderful life I have been blessed with. I want my children to enjoy looking back on their childhood with beautiful memories through pictures. I have enjoyed learning to shoot in Manual and continue to learn to use my camera to the best of my abilities.

  399. I would love to be able to take pictures that are clear and that would make other people happy!

  400. avatar Tabitha Kesterson :

    To spend days taking pictures at Disney World. There is so much beauty there!

  401. I would love to taking classic photos….that seen in any time period would feel timeless.

  402. Just started up my new company (2 man show! lol) and my dream is to turn it onto an agency in the upcoming months! I would love to have all of this great gear to get me psyched up!!!!

  403. My dream is to become a self employed photographer able to make photography affordable for those in need by working through charity, as well as regular clients.

  404. My photography dream would be to use photography as a ministry – a way to honor God. However He should choose to use me.

  405. avatar Tracy Ballard :

    Hawaiian sunsets or equally colorful autumn leaves as a backdrop for a family portrait.

  406. avatar Tracy Kochanski :

    My photography dream is to continue to research, take stunning photos and grow from my experience everytime I look through my view finder. I have been posting my inspiration on FB for about 8 months and now I am starting to get hired (without advertising), I think that says a lot.

  407. My photography dream is to learn more about photography, and to start doing professional photography

  408. Photography dream is to make films.

  409. avatar Attila Szogedi :

    My dream is to take pictures that inspire others.

  410. I would love to be able to take my passion of photography and make it my full time career.

  411. My dream is have a successful photography business and work that I’m proud of and that others love to have in their homes. Thanks for the great giveaway & all you do to help everyone learn!

  412. I just started a website and registered a business name with the state. While I already have a full-time job that I do not intend to quit, my photography dream for now is to sell enough of my work to pay for my habit and to be recognized as a talented photographer. :)

  413. My photography dream is to start my own business photographing babies, kids, and families.

  414. My dream would to work for national geographic and travel the world taking pictures :)

  415. My photographic dream is to be able to tell a person’s story through one image. I want my images to remain a photojournalistic archive of a person’s life long after they are gone. And, I hope to make money in the process! ;) Thank for the chance to win!
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  416. My dream… to make the jump into a full time photography business after I have kids. I want to focus on seniors and have a separate brand for boudoir. Everything will be about the experience and making women of all ages feel fantastic by including hair and makeup in every session.

  417. To be able to pack a backpack with a few clothes and camera gear and explore Europe

  418. My photography dream is to learn more about photography and hopefully someday have my own studio. To help families who wouldn’t be able to afford the high end photographer, but to offer them my services and create memories for them to cherish forever.

  419. My dream is to view my nature/macro/landscape photographs displayed in businesses, homes, magazines, newspapers and various public buildings!

  420. I recently quit my job as a school counselor to stay home with my almost 2 year-old-daughter. My dream is to take my photography to the next level i.e. from hobby to professional. I would enjoy having a handful of sessions each month. I don’t necessarily aspire to ispire the world with my photography, but rather, just feel good about capturing my own children and others in the moment.

  421. My dream is to be able to retire from my job and become a photo bum. The time is getting closer, now I’m trying to build the equipment and the experience to actually make this dream come true!

  422. My dream is to be able to sustain my business and provide my clients with genuinely meaningful memories that they just can’t stop looking at.

  423. My dream is to be able to consistently take fantastic pictures of my products and food.
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  424. My dream is to let everyone see how beautiful they and the world around them really is through photography.

  425. My photography dream is to own a small farmhouse with a barn that I can convert to a studio..

  426. My photography dream is EOS 7D! :D

  427. avatar Shara Toennies :

    My dream is to learn about all different kinds of photogaphy. I have photographed for newspapers, done portraiture, photographed weddings, and other events, but I’d love to also experience arial photography, crime-scene photography, stock photography and so much more.

  428. My dream is to be able to take photos of my children and grandchildren that tell a story without missing the opportunity because I am spending so much time fiddling with the camera settings and therefore missing the shots.

  429. My dream is to be an in-demand wedding photographer to the stars.

  430. I actually would love to have a small photography business. Nothing crazy, just enough work to pay a few bills and keep my creative mind working. I’d also love to figure out some way to give back with photography, help kids find their confidence and artistic spirit ;-)
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  431. I would just like to be able to capture my family’s life better and to share that gift to others. :)

  432. My dream is just be able to provide amazing images to my clients, shoot what I love and support my family and provide for them and fulfill their needs.

  433. I would like to travel the world and photograph all I see.

  434. My dream is to be able to support my teenager and myself doing what I love to do..photography.
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  435. my dream is to be able to express myself creatively while also capturing the important moments in my life/ my families life- and maybe, someday other people’s as well : )

  436. My photography dream would be to make my work mean something, to stand for something and do good with my talents. Also for it to take me places.

  437. To be able to consistently take good pictures of family and life events.

  438. I’ve been a shutterbug since my grandmother gave me an old box camera when I was three. She’d pay to get my film developed for me and got me a brownie camera when she saw the interest was genuine. I’ve never been without one. My first SLR was purchased in college. I used it to death and replaced it with a Nikon N60. Sadly with the kids and the money needed for that I wasn’t able to replace it with digital until a couple of weeks ago. It’s like starting all over again.

  439. My dream is to continue to learn…I love what I do and never knew there was so much to learn until I decided to turn my hobby into a career. I an no where as good as I want to be but through blogs, tutorials, and some mentoring I am learning :) I would love to win these awesome prizes!!!

  440. My dream is to travel the world, photographing different people, places and culture for clients like National Geographic and Outdoor magazine. Lofty, yes, but dreams are supposed to be, right?
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  441. I would love to shoot wildlife photography

  442. My photography dream would be to be able to make money to donate to a great ministry with my photographs. And also to be able to bless those who can’t afford a photographer, by giving them free photographs of their families.

  443. My dream is become a professional photographer and capture true emotion of all my clients while putting God first, my husband second, my children and family third and my church, my business and other tasks fourth…I am a dreamer but I love photography and when a picture can capture and reflect a true feeling or moment to any individual is a blessing to show others simple things (such as family, a kiss or a hug, small details) do matter the most.

  444. I want to be the best photographer that I can be.

  445. My dream is to supplement my income by doing what I like to do – photography.

  446. To create images that are meaningful.

  447. If we are really talking photography dream, I would love to be a photojournalist. The images they are able to capture are inspiring and the stories they tell within the confines of a frame are complex, complete and beautiful. For now I will settle for taking meaningful shots of my kids.

  448. My photography dream is to be able to take beautiful images that capture the personalities, strengths, and dreams of my clients. I would love to focus on busy, frazzled, and overworked moms and give them a glamor experience for the day without having to worry about soccer practice, sippy cups, or grocery shopping. I would be able to give (in a perfect dream world I wouldn’t need to charge) images that will empower and lift these women.
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  449. My photography dream is to improve my skills and take the pictures I love at the highest quality possible. :)

  450. My photography dream is to be able to make a living taking photographs, to hone my style, and to have my art shown in a gallery! Big dreams for someone just starting…but I’ll get there one day!

  451. want to be a forensic photographer, which may be shuttle weird, but it’s been my dream for awhile.

  452. My photography dream …. yes this is a dream … to not have to work my normal job; and just spend my days driving and photographing everything I see outdoors and bringing my kids to a big field with pretty flowers & lighting and photographing them :) (OK and yeah- somehow I would need to make some money! LOL)
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  453. I am a sahm so instead of photographing my little wild animals (2 & 4yrs) my dream is to photograph REAL wild animals on a safari. Ahhh….to dream. Thanks for the giveaway!

  454. My dream is to be able to creatively photograph my first grandchild due in May ….

  455. My photography dream is to capture my children’s lives as they grow up so they can cherish the memories of their childhood forever.

  456. One day I would like to build my own studio back in the town where I grew up in Southeastern Oklahoma and be the go to photographer of the area. That would be “IT” for me. :)

  457. My dream is to be able to photograph my children so well that when people ask “who took that picture?” I can say “I did!”

  458. I would like to spend a month just traveling through Eastern Europe with my girlfriend visiting and photographing all the wonderful historical sights there.

  459. I have very few pictures of me with my father, who passed way too early, but my favorite one captures a simpler time. The happiness and love between a parent and child. I would love to be able to capture that with my kids.

  460. My dream is to continue to improve my photography skills/knowledge and provide beautiful, quality images.

  461. My photography dream is to be able to take great pictures of family and friends so they can share them with the ones they love! I also love to take pictures on vacation to share with family and friends. It is very rewarding to see my pictures displayed on the walls of my family and friend’s homes.

  462. My photography dream would be to do travel photography exclusively and incorporate all the styles of photography that I do together (underwater, landscape, nature, portraits, etc).

  463. My dream is to be able to capture the moments as I see them. Esp. with my baby girl. Capture her beauty in a photo.
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  464. To take beautiful pictures to record my children’s lives.

  465. avatar michelle ortiz :

    my dream is to chronicle my family’s life and experiences.

  466. I dream of doing my best work, each day and providing my clients with images that will last a lifetime.

  467. My photography dream is to capture all the big and little details of our lives and get them into books so that someday my children will have all these beautiful memories.

  468. My dream is to continue to gain knowledge and confidence so I can become a successful photographer.

  469. My dream is to capture my family and other families memories.

  470. my dream is to make very good photos become successful

  471. Right now my dream is to get better and better, to gain control of my camera, and to make my visions happen in photos. :)

  472. My dream is some day make it into professional sports photography or working for the local newspaper so no one misses the game, because i will have a recap in the photos i took.

  473. My photography dream is to own a small business taking wonderful photos of kids and families. Just a small studio. :-)

  474. I am not 100% sure what my ultimate photography dream is. My current dream is to become more consistent in getting the results I want out of my photography. Once I achieve that, I will dream bigger dreams!

  475. My photography dream is to never miss a special moment with my family. To always photograph the fun.

  476. My photography dream is to be able to use all the buttons on my camera without looking AND to know what I’m doing!

  477. I would love to be able to capture my future children’s childhood and do the same for my clients.

  478. avatar Carrie Secovich :

    I am hoping to make my passion a reality and begin a photography business. I love capturing precious moments in time! Awesome giveaway. Would love to win!

  479. My Photography dream is first and foremost to capture my life’s memories for my family. I want my kids to have an artfully documented childhood :)
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  480. to be able to add more variety to my photos…and hopefully get my wife to participate more…

  481. I’m an amateur photographer, but my photography dream would be to capture all of life’s memories in a beautiful and artistic way. I want to have something that my family loves to look back on to relive our life.

  482. I would love to one day be able to be a newborn children and lifestyle photographer

  483. My dream is to be successful in the industry and give people beautiful photos that last a lifetime!

  484. Courtney (and all the contributors), what a fabulous job you have done with this website. I learn so much from you! Last week our sermon was on taking risks for God and one of the questions was “What would I do if I knew I couldn’t fail?” That said, I would quite my part time office job and concentrate solely on my small word-of-mouth photography business where I dream of being able to find the joy in each and every session, touching someone’s life in some small way with my photography. I also dream about a new 2.8 wide angle lens to improve my senior photography, so wow, what a dream come true it would be to receive this Tamron! LOVE the bag and strap as well. What photographer wouldn’t be so thrilled to own such beautiful pieces. When we feel pretty with our gear, we take prettier pictures, right?! Smile and have a wonderful day!

  485. My biggest dream is to capture moments in peoples lives. to make a difference later on down the road when they look at an image and remember exactly when that happened.

  486. My photography dream is to continue traveling and capturing the beauty around me in each place I visit!! I’m dreaming of a photo safari in Africa, Morocco, back to Turkey and other places….

  487. Congratulations on 10,000 fans!! That is so amazing! I have loved watching your blog grow over the years and I loved working with you on your new design as well. So happy for you!

    Photography dream? Hmmm….I’d love to see my work in print somewhere (like, Click maybe?). And if I had the dream of being able to shoot anywhere and anyone? I would love do to a session in the middle of Time Square. :) I really do <3 NY!
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  488. Oops, I meant I would quit my job … not quite my job.
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  489. Photography is just a hobby for now; portraits, everyday life, newborn, maternity, and my passion, BIRTH, mostly by donation or a small fee. Someday when my kids are a bit older I would love to expand my birth photography work.

  490. My dream is to be able to have my own photography business so I can have a job no matter where the Air Force sends my fiancé and I <3
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  491. My dream is to have enough time (and gear) to properly do bird photography.

  492. avatar William F Doran :

    My dream would be to photograph the Wild Horse Roundup and Festival in Kyrygzrstan
    however more realistically I would like to spend more time wandering the USA making images of all I see from the ghost towns of North Dakota , to the street scenes of Manhattan to the small coastal town in the North West , to the wonderful light in places like Moab or Taos to the towns and cities on the Gulf throught the Smokey Mountains to the beaches of Florida , and The Keys to the towns on the Hudson River and the dirrndack villages and lakes

  493. I just had my first paying senior session last week! I’m very excited I’ve gotten to this point but still nervous about charging. People tell me that if I’m getting calls then I’m worth charging for. Let’s hope so! I love taking photos of seniors and families, but my dream photography job is to have a Boudoir studio. Someday!

  494. My photography dream is to be absolutely confident in my capabilities and to know that I can produce images that people will treasure for many, many years.

  495. My dream is to travel the world and document my adventures with amazing pictures. Everywhere from bustling metropolises to deserted beaches and anything in between!

  496. Just to improve from photo to photo…….and hopefully sell enough to buy the next print to sell and perhaps a new lens now and then……I just enjoy photography!

  497. Over 50 years ago as a Photography student at “Brooks Institute of Photography”, I photographed a Hummingbird on its nest with a 4×5 View Camera. At that time no one had photographed (as far as I was aware) a nesting Humming Bird! Here i am at 76, I would love to repeat that action, only with the modern Digital Cameras and Tamron Lenses. This lens could do that.

  498. My photography dream is to show people the beauty of the world. Nature, animals, and people!

  499. I would love to go some place exotic and take fabulous photos!

  500. My dream is to use my camera to savor the blessings God gives our little family. Loving the journey with you! :)

  501. My photography dream is to go full time at my business and own my own studio space. I also eventually want to specialize with Seniors & Weddings!

  502. avatar Carlos Roberto Garcia :

    My photography dream is to learn how to capture all the great memories life has to offer. Give my children the ability to keep those memories and go back to them to relive all the precious and amazing moments.

  503. I would love to learn all of the settings on my camera so that I can take better photos

  504. My photography dream is create portraits that make people cry when they see them. :)

  505. My photography dream would be to make a living from doing marketing photography for businesses and advertisers.
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  506. My goal is to be able to take professional quality pictures of our life.

  507. my photography dream is to be able to capture all the precious moments my kids will have and have all my photographs so organized that when I am looking for a particular picture I can find it right away!

  508. avatar Tiffany Martin :

    My photography dream would be to photograph families of children with special needs, like autism. I am a teacher’s assistant to children with autism and I was recently able to photograph the children and give the photos to the parents as gifts. The joy on their faces as they looked at the pictures made me realize this is what my dream would be.

  509. avatar Allison Saurino :

    My dream… It all Started when I had my first born. I loved taking photos of him freezing that moment forever in time not just in my mind but, in prints. That dream has grown over the years and each day that passes it changes and adjusts. It’s hard to believe that its 12 years later and I am still working towards the dream and I am that much older.
    Time certainly flies when you’re taking pictures.
    As I have gotten older I have had to look closely at what I want to do with my dream. Do I want to just take photos for me or for others? Will it end up becoming about kids, weddings or just the world around me? I love all forms of photography and choosing just one to focus on Just doesn’t seem right for me.
    So… my dream is to just wake up and shoot. My dream is to live, love and laugh with my camera in hand enjoying each and every moment I can with my friends, family and world. My dream is to simply enjoy what is before me and be thankful for what I have while strengthening my skills to make the next photo POP for anyone’s enjoyment. Bringing a smile into someone else’s life as well as my own makes LIFE that much better.
    I am not just a photographer, I am a mom, wife, sister or daughter who just loves to bring about a smile to anyone who crosses my path whether it’s in a photo or just in my memory.
    My dream is never ending as it begins every morning when I wake up and continues on for infinity in prints! It doesn’t matter what I take a photo of I’m living my dream Just by shooting.
    Love my Camera and my third eye,
    ALI

  510. My dream is to be able to continue to do what I love by capturing as many wonderful memories as possible for people. I love knowing that I have had a part in creating keepsakes that will last beyond their lifetime.

  511. avatar Lupita Piper :

    I just started out doing photography I have always had a passion for it but through the years my family and being able to support them has come first my oldest daughter is a high school senior graduating in May so now its my turn to focus on me and what I want to do. I would love to be able to learn and do photos full time and be able to support my household while doing something I am growing mor of a love to do. This is a awesome giveaway and your site has great first time photographer ideas and comments, and overall info that is GREAT, I thank you!!!!

  512. My photography dream is to mentor with Jasmine Star!

  513. To own my own studio rather than rent and do photography full time :)
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  514. I would love to be a Sports Illustrated photographer, if not, I’d like to open up my own studio and run a successful photography business.

  515. avatar Michelle Cryns :

    My dream is to one day to become confident enough to open my own photography business.

  516. My photography dream is to take professional photos of my family

  517. avatar Alison Davis :

    My photography dream is to simply take the best pictures that I can of my family. I love filling my house with frozen moments in time of my sweet Izzy. Obviously, I can’t keep her a child forever, but my photos allow me to revisit these precious memories everyday. If I can snap a few shots of other families that feel the same way as I do, then my job is complete.

  518. My photography dream is to be able to do what I love for a living. I would love photography to be my career. I am hoping that someday this dream will become a reality!

  519. my dream is to have one of my photographs (particularly of one of my kids) in a magazine or on a billboard!!

  520. I love to travel with my family and document our journey, these would be great in doing this!

  521. My dream is to have a successful photography business and get great feedback. I’m just starting my side photography business and am doing great so far. I want capture real moments between family members, and also to feel in control behind the camera. I know my camera great, it’s the coaching while being behind the camera that gets me sometimes! I’m learning and getting better though!

  522. I would love to have my own niche portrait biz specializing in Seniors.

  523. avatar Laura Diebel :

    I would love to one day be good enough to earn a living through photography. That, and take sharp photos every.single.time. :)

  524. To be in awe of my own work, no matter the subject

  525. My dream is to have my own photography business.

  526. My dream is to learn how to use my camera and take better pictures.

  527. My dream is to travel around the US doing equine portraiture.

  528. My photography dream is to capture and document my son’s life. I have always had a passion for photography, but that passion escalated when he was born. I bought my first DSLR, learned everything from ISO, Apature, shooting in manual and editing. While I have learned so much already, I am easger to learn more. I don’t want to miss a single shot of him going to school, playing sports, and family vacations! Thank you so much for the giveaway and congrats on 10,000 fans :)

  529. my dream is to truly touch the lives and hearts of the people I photograph by capturing them as they truly are and how God created them.

  530. My photography dream is to master the art of children photography (if that’s at all possible) and maybe in a distance future publish my own children photography book :D Maybe it’s the impossible but a girl can dream!

  531. my photography dream is to find a harmonious balance between my career, photography as a part-time business, and family. and by “harmonious” i mean having days where i don’t want to tear my hair out. :)

  532. My photography dream is to be able to start a small photography business where I take natural light photographs of mainly couples, families and children. I currently stay at home with my two young children and would like to remain at home until my youngest is in school (and I hope to have at least one more child, so that might be a while!). I love to photograph my children and my friends’ children right now – I feel like I’ve really developed my skills recently and would love to branch out to make it a small business for myself. That way, I could do two things I love (be home with my kids most of the time AND be a photographer) while also bringing in some income to help me stay at home longer. It would be the best of both worlds.

  533. my photography dream is just to continue to get better, to be able to take more classes more often, to upgrade to the equipment i can right now only dream of, and to just be able to take the photos of my family and loved ones that got me into photography in the first place. also mastering photos with backlight and actually being in a photo every once in a while wouldn’t be so bad either : )

  534. My photography dream is to capture my daughters’ childhood. I want to be able to look back at the little people they were and see all the details that made up their lives.

  535. My dream is to make a living with photography.

  536. I just want to be able to capture moments and memories with my daughters with beautiful photographs. Thanks to your blog, I am on my way to my dream….now if only I could find more time to practice…

  537. My photography dream would be to turn my passion into a business. Right now, I love, love, love capturing my children, but I would love to begin capturing moments for other families and offering free services for charitable orgs.

  538. My photography dream is to be able to do this (photography) full time, get better as both a photographer and businesswoman. I want to be able to financially support my family, give back to my community and always learn something new.

  539. My dream is to be a photographer whose photos are seen for generation after, generation after. I would love to be looked at as an artist, respected as a photographer. I would love to be able to explain the importance of being courteous to fellow photogs & why sharing, helping & teaming up is actually a good thing. Not all other photographers should be looked at as competitors.

  540. My photography dream is to move people emotionally whether in amazement, happiness, shock Mr compassion. I also love to teach and empower others to do things they previously thought they would never be able to do. In this case, take beautiful and meaningful photos!

  541. My dream is to become a professional photographer.

  542. My photography dream is to capture the people, to be able to actually capture the moment they are living in and be able to portrait an emotion. I love to travel and meet people and I’m always fascinated by the uniqueness of the culture and how it is reflected in the people.
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  543. avatar Jennifer Tait :

    My dream/goal right now is to be the best at the technical aspect/knowledge of photography all while practicing and creating intriguing images (with a great understanding of composition/rules and knowing when to break those rules). I would eventually love to produce beautiful images for people. And also one day help teach/empower people to create their own beautiful images. Still not sure if I ever want to go into business or not. But I have lots of steps to take before that. Thank you Courtney for your AWESOME blog. You have taught me alot and lead me to CM where I have met a local group of CMs that are awesome as well. You are responsible for where I am at now and starting me on this fun journey. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

  544. My dream as a photographer is to be able to capture great photos without always using auto mode!

  545. Right now my dream is to beautifully document my children’s lives and to use photography as a way to notice beauty and give thanks to God for all His blessings!
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  546. avatar Lindsay Moeser :

    My ultimate photography dream is to be published. I think it would be amazing if the world could see my work!

  547. My photo dream is to be able to make enough money through photography to support my family while taking the pictures that I love.

  548. My photographer dream is to be able to capture all the little moments that make up one big life. I first picked up a camera at the age of 12 and it’s been a life-long passion ever-since. I have two relatives that lost their sight in mid-life and I always have them in my mind and heart as I whip out my camera to capture incredible scenes in nature vivid with life and color and I use the same philosophy when photographing my kids. I hope my pictures will be something they can look back on and gain some insight into just how amazing they’ve always been.

  549. avatar Cliff Plumlee :

    I’d love to make enough money to pay for my hobby. :)

  550. Wow – what a great giveaway! My photography dream is to win this giveaway – HA! No really – it is! Other than that, I’d love to be able to travel to exotic locations and capture unique aspects of nature.

  551. avatar lesley harrop :

    My dream is to learn how to use my camera in any situation and to eventually own my own photography business. I love taking pictures, editing, and learning about photography!!

  552. My dream as a photographer is to be able to capture wonderful moments for families and in the process continue to help provide fun opportunities for my kids and family.
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  553. One day, I would love to be recognized for the photos I take of people. I wouldn’t mind doing photoshoots, but what I love most are candid shots of genuine emotions and people in their element. I want people to love that aspect of my photography.

  554. So excited for your success, Courtney! It is so amazing to see hard work pay off!!! My ultimate photography dream is to go back to Okinawa and take photos there again using the skills and such I’ve acquired since we left!

  555. I have one photography dream: to take amazing family pictures. I just want friends and family to walk in my house, look at my framed pictures, and say, “WOW! Did you take that?” I want my children’s childhood pictures to be beautiful–not snapshots. And the side benefit from all this is that I get a wonderful creative outlet. I’m loving learning about photography.
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  556. My photography dream is to be confident in my work and fearless in what I share.

  557. My dream is to do lifestlye photography that expands beyond just potraits….maybe events, for small businesses, parties, etc. I love capturing moments when it’s not set up to be a shoot. People in their natural settings….
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  558. My photography dream is simply to be able to capture life in a way that shows the common beauty of my every day reality. Pets, Family, Nature, Products. To be able to share them with the world in the way that makes my own heart sing everyday would be a perfect dream come true.
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  559. My dream is to become a better photographer.

  560. My photography dream is not only to capture moments of my own life, but of others. Everything from family outings to just how the day looks outside. Also, of places I go to have as a future imprint of who I am.
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  561. I just want to love my photos and the memories.

  562. avatar Kathleen Collins :

    My dream is to have my photography considered art.

  563. My photography dream is pretty modest – to be able to use the non-automatic settings on my camera without sending my brain into calisthenics each time!!

  564. My photography dream is to own a full frame camera with various lenses. I want to be a stay at home mom and have the ability to take professional quality photos of my children (one day down the road) and my friend’s children. I want to have a studio in my house, so that I can set them up right at home, as well as an office to edit them. I also want to be able to photograph our everyday life.

    Right now I have no plans to go into business but if I ever change my mind I know that I will focus on newborns and small children. I love the creativity with props and poses.

  565. My dream is to capture my beautiful family and to improve in photography every day!

  566. My dream, to photograph pets, kids, people on the streets and some nightlife photos.

  567. First of all congratulations with the 10k+ fans, you deserve it.

    My biggest photography dream simply is that I one day will be able to travel around the entire world, and show the world what I was seing, and how I thought it was like in the specific place. To sell my pictures to magazines, and to inspire youngsters, so they one day will follow their photography dream, and do the same as I did. That would make me the happiest person on planet Earth.
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  568. My photography dream would be to one day be good enough to open a business as well as be published in a magazine.

  569. My photography dream is to capture moments in time, details in our environment that reflect the Creator that made them.

  570. avatar Reina Miranda :

    My photography dream is to continue learning new techniques everyday and love this hobby for the rest of my life.

  571. My photography dream is to have rockin’ lifestyle sessions and run my business from home without needing a second job. ;)

  572. To have a nice new camera!
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  573. My photography dream is to start capturing the types of images I imagine and be confident in the images I produce.

  574. My dream as a photographer is to push myself to always become better and never settle for just what I know right now.
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  576. My photography dream is to get noticed, and published. I love pictures and for people to love my pictures that would be an honor.

  577. OH.. this is SO darn amazing, thank you all!

    My photography dream came true this past year! I finally followed my heart & started my own photog biz! I am head over heals in love with what I get to do each day. Now just finding the balance with career & my beautiful family… working on that. Your blog has helped me immensely, thank you!

  578. My dream is to one day make enough money from photography to quit my full time job and be a more work from home mom.
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  579. Travel the world .. me and my camera.

  580. My photography dream is to be able to capture images that my children’s children will look back at and feel that they were part of that moment in time.

  581. My dream is to travel around the world and capture all God’s beauty which includes People. Sometimes people don’t see themself as we do. We need to show them their beauty inside them.

  582. avatar tina Carlson :

    Every year I make goals for myself…this year’s goal is to work on building my small photography business. I am so excited that I have taken two out of the dozen action plans and put them into a realty!
    I love turning the pages on your magazine or viewing all of the talented artist out there via books, magazines and internet….what a beautiful world we live in!

  583. I am looking at the Canon equivalent of that lens and I so desperately want it : ) Congratulations on reaching 10,000 fans. How absolutely fantastic.
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  584. avatar Katie Wright :

    My photography dream is to be able to capture what my eyes see. I always seem to have a vision, but it doesn’t come through in pictures. I would love to be able to capture pictures that evoke emotion in people, and show the beauty in the everyday moments we are sometimes too busy to appreciate.

  585. My dream is to successfully photograph my hockey playing boy.

  586. My photography dream would be me with my family on a beautiful beach…with a camera that couldn’t get any sand in it!

  587. My biggest photography dream is to start my business with Pet Photography for all Military families. We travel a lot due to being in the Air force and I think that a lot of families have to leave a pet behind, or will do anything just to take those family pets with them. Family and pets is my dream.

  588. To become a premier food photographer and have my works featured in mags like Saveur.

  589. avatar Kelly Chiodi :

    My dream is to be a fine art photographer.

  590. My photography dream is to be self employed taking pictures of animals. There are plenty of photogs out there that do kids, weddings, couples, maternity, etc. But my dream is to capture the beauty of an animals soul.

  591. My photography dream is to be able to create beautiful, artsy images so that when people see them, they’ll know who took them.
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  592. I would love to own my own boutique photography studio in a vintage building or home. Creating portraits and paintings for my clients to cherish.

  593. My dream is to be able to use my camera with all it’s settings, then work up to better pics until I can do more!

  594. My photography dream is to capture the best memories with my kids!

  595. I’d be able to take MORE beautiful pictures for my blog! Amazing opportunity!
    Thanks! Morgann
    http://Www.glitterinthegrey.com

  596. My photogrpahy dream is to keep learning, keep challenging myself, and keep snapping!

  597. avatar William Donnelly :

    to catch that one moment in time.

  598. I would really love some day to travel and photograph children who need sponsors. To capture a spark that would inspire someone else. To really be able to use photography to change lives in a tangible way :)

  599. My ultimate dream for my photography is to become a professional family, children and senior photographer. I’m practicing all the time on my children and also love to photograph nature and wildlife around me.
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  600. My dream is to just take great photos of my kids and their friends so that when I am old I can look through the pictures and remember life!

  601. My dream would be to be good enough ti photo people as a charity/ministry.

  602. avatar Jessica Haynes :

    My photographers dream would be to win a travel photography excursion that included a new camera bag and lenses.

  603. My dream is to become a better photographer to document my kids and family.

  604. My dream is to travel to Eurpoe, China, Russia, Austraila, and all over the world shooting images of historical sites.

  605. My dream would be to have my own business one day and to be able to travel while “working” :)

  606. To take quality pictures of my family and friends.

  607. My photography dream is to be able to take digital pictures that come out the way my old 35mm pictures would. Old dog, new tricks. :)
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  608. avatar Andrea Borzova Chylikova :

    My dream is to feel confident shooting in any lightning conditions and master lifestyle photography :)

  609. avatar Christopher Schiebel :

    My dream would be to have a full frame 5D Mark III or Eos Dx and a full slider kit for timelapse photography.

  610. avatar Alannette Rushing :

    I would love to go to Galapagos to photograph the wildlife.

  611. I would just love to be proud of my own work.

  612. My dream is to improve my photography, that lens wouldn’t hurt!
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  613. I would love to win this for my sister, whose dream has been to combine her love of photography and her love of jewelry. She makes beautiful necklaces and more using her nature photos!

  614. My photography dream is to have the ability to take such beautiful photographs that they take your breath away!

  615. My dream is to love my photos consistently. To have all the things I learn be second nature so I can capture natural moments quickly, without having to “pose” or take a long time to get the picture I really want.

  616. My photography dream is to take a photo of both of my kids at the same time when they are both smiling and BOTH looking at the camera! Ha! (Hey, a mom can dream, can’t she?!). Such a fabulous giveaway, I’d absolutely love to win!!
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  617. My current Photography dream is to capture our family and friends everyday life and special occasions. I also like to teach others – so the rest of my dream is that my health improves so I can share more with others.

  618. My Twitter handle is @MommyEntourage
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  619. My dream is to become more confident and own a full frame camera.

  620. avatar Šimon Slávik :

    My dream is a trip to Island.

  621. To have the space in my home for a dark room, plus the time to use it.
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  622. avatar Marilyn MacMurdo :

    My dream is to be able to polish up my techniques and learn how to edit to help create my style…

  623. My photography dream is to take lovely pictures of my own kids, that I love enough to enlarge on canvases on my walls and will look back on someday with confidence that memories were captured.

  624. My photography dream is to take breathtaking pictures of my family especially by 1 year old boy who is growing so fast. Love to win!

  625. avatar Kimberly McGlothlin :

    This sounds so cheesy, but I just want to be better than I am today. I want to keep growing in my knowledge and creativity.

  626. My photography dream is to develop my skills in such a way that I am able to take my next baby’s newborn photographs on my own…and love them.

  627. my dream is to do a series on women where I collect their stories and photographs of them and publish it.
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  628. My dream is to inspire and encourage through my photography, maybe it’s cheesy, but so true :)

  629. My photography dream is to be able to focus correctly. I always think that my focus is correct and once the pictures are uploaded on the computer, it’s blury.

  630. My dream is to be at a level at which I can consistently capture the photos that I envision in my mind! :)

  631. My photography dream is to never stop learning, to constantly be progressing in my knowledge of the camera, my clients, posing, lenses, and anything else photography I can get my hands on. I want to be better with every photo shoot so that I can give my clients the absolute BEST and perfectly them photos that I can! I would love to get into newborn photography more as well, I LOVE newborn photography! I just hope to take my talent as far as I possibly can to make sure to use every ounce of it for good! I want to inspire through my photography and get to the point where I don’t need to delete photos. I’ll want to edit them all!

  632. avatar alisha hubbard :

    my dream is to become a portrait photographer capturing family moments… creating personal memories for others… being a mum myself i realise how hard it is to capture family pictures unless you have a tripod and self timer.

  633. My dream right now is to find my style and be confident in my work.

  634. I would love to be able to take my photography skills further and eventually make a living out of it!
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  635. My photography dream is to win this drawing!

  636. My photography dream is to do photography as a business. I would love to be a wedding photographer. I just love the LOVE that there is surrounding couples about to and are getting married.
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  637. It’s my dream to own a real studio either in my home or outside of my home, but a real space that is perfectly set up for portrait sessions and filled with all of the props and equipment that a girl could ever hope for!

  638. My dream-to be a family photographer!
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  639. avatar Julianne Johnson :

    I have the minimum stuff I need, I just need more practice using manual and editing! I would like to have the results that my professional photographer sister gets. It is going to be a little longer since I am new.

  640. I dream of being making enough money at photography to put my 3 kids through private school while still have plenty of time to enjoy them!

  641. I just want to continue to grow as a photographer so I can contribute to our family income. I love learning new skills that I can use to help my family.

  642. My photography dream would be to travel the world, document the things I see and take stunning photographs of nature and the all the places i visit.
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  643. For the longest time it has been to shoot for national georaphic. Never heard that one before, eh? Now I’d settle for just a trip to Africa.
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  644. My dream is to be the first person my friends, family, and coworkers think of when they want someone to capture a special day!

  645. I would love to be more confident in my photography. I started using Manual mode this year and feel like I am finally starting to get the hang of it thanks to Click it up a notch- your site has been a HUGE help. My ultimate dream would be to travel and take pictures that really speak to others so that they can have the experience of traveling if they are not able to.

  646. My photography dream is to be able to capture the expression and emotion of my family’s life in a beautiful photograph wherever I am.

  647. My dream is to become good enough where I can charge for my photographs. :-)

  648. My dream is to continue to improve my technique and increase my knowledge of camera and photoshop methods!

  649. My photography dream is to be able to regularly capture and express the beauty I see straight from the camera. To be able to control the camera, capture at will and let others see a beauty that they may have missed before~ Especially in people.

  650. avatar Shannon Baird :

    I have a dream…… that my photos capture the beauty my eyes see

  651. I would love to be able too afford a new tripod and a lens long enough to photograph all the beautiful birds that I see on my visits to East Texas.

  652. To learn to have more confidence out of the auto mode, take nature pictures, learn macro!

  653. avatar Ben Schaumloffel :

    I would just love to have at leas one professional quality lens in my lifetime.

  654. My dream and passion is to just be able to get out there and do what I love in my own style. I’m a new photographer just trying to get a business going, which I have found to be a HUGE task!

  655. avatar Gerty Mitchell :

    My dream is to one day be able to use my skills to help bring some income to support my husband so he can stay in full time ministry as a pastor of our small, independent church. If I could earn some on the side, he won’t have to divide his time between his pastoral work and working a job just so we can pay our bills.

  656. Oh wow. First off, studio and meeting space custom built right beside my house, complete with landscaping perfect for outdoor portraits. Then, camera body and software upgrades every two years. And lastly, a guaranteed salary (my salary, not business profit) to support my family.

  657. My dream is to have my kids and family look back on pictures I take and feel the passion and love I feel everyday caring for them. Simply, I just want to take beautiful pictures.

  658. My photography dream would be to be brave enough to start my own business. I would love to be able to help out our large family with a little extra income and follow my passion of shooting. What a blessing this giveaway is to whoever wins. :)

  659. My dream is to become a commercial photographer of adorable babies and toddlers!

  660. My photography dream is to capture that prefect moment for everyone I photograph….

  661. to have the funds to get the equipment i would need to start a business!

  662. avatar Alison Betsinger :

    My dream is not for business or money but to catch life happening as my beautiful little boys grow. We have precious few moments together as a family every day with our hectic, busy dual military life and I want to be able to capture those memories!

  663. To be good enough to photograph my kids, and earn money on the side photographing for friends and family.

  664. I would love to be make a career out of photography. I really really love it.

  665. My photography dream: shooting for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

  666. My goal is to show people how I see things through my eyes. My dream is to give up full time admin work & do photography full time as a successful business that my husband & eventually my sons could work with me in.

  667. My dream is to express myself creatively through technically strong, creative, and beautiful photographs of my kids and the world around me. And to have a smart looking camera bag! :)

  668. My photography dream would be to just be a great all around photographer, focusing on head shots, family and product/macro photography

  669. avatar Charmaine creek :

    My photographic dream would to be confident enough to be shooting maternity, birth, and newborn photography.

  670. I would love to photograph the 7 wonders of the world.

  671. My photography dream would be to be able to take the best pictures I can of my kids and family. If I can get good enough, I would like to venture out and photograph other familys as well. My kids are my inspiration to be a photographer.

  672. My ultimate photography goal is to capture all the moments of my day to day life, no matter how big or small. The birth of my two daughters, my husband holding both of them in the rocking chair, the silly faces my toddler makes when she’s in a goofy mood (always). Photograpy will keep those memories forever present in my life.

  673. I would absolutely love to do portrait photography (senior portraits, family photos, headshots, etc), but need to get lots of practice and some photoshop experience before I even consider it.
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  674. avatar jessica marshall :

    capture the lives of my kids with artistic expression

  675. My goal is to capture my families everyday moments and to help others capture the moments in their lives that matter the most to them. I love taking photographs and learning the art of photography everyday. My son is 8 months old and only getting older. I want to capture everything about him.

  676. My dream is to eventually start my own business. I’ve gone through a few different health care careers and as I love working with people and learning about the body, I love photography more. I’m overcoming my health issues and learning how to work more with my camera. Eventually, after my hip replacement surgery in the next few months, I’d like to take the opportunity to live my life and start the business I’ve always wanted.

  677. I’m not sure about long term goals, but my short term goal is to improve my skills enough to proudly share memories and images of friends and family. I want to be able to capture beautiful images of my family.

  678. This is an awesome giveaway! My dream is to be able to take professional quality photos of my daughter and other loved ones.

  679. avatar Mazie Magnum :

    My dream would be to be able to do photos all day without having to work so hard to promote myself in order to get clients.

  680. My dream is to be able to consistently use the triangle of iso/ss/aperture to take good pictures that capture my vision of what I see. It may seem basic but I’m just starting out and its the most important thing right now :)

  681. The perfect food photo :)

  682. I’d love to one day have the skills and knowledge to turn my love of photography into a business.

  683. I would love to be a documentary photographer. Go to a different country, photograph, learn that country’s language, make a difference

  684. I’d love to figure out a way to earn a living as a photographer!

  685. avatar Laura Rodriguez :

    my dream is one day be a successful photographer in my town and earn the money i need to take care of my babies and buy the clothes and toys they like to have

  686. avatar Jacoby Malone :

    My dream is to capture the simply yet complex things of life through the lens. To tell a story through a still image without saying a word and to communicate/share that never ending story via blog to all the world..with everyone waiting to see the next page…that would be my photography dream.

  687. I would absolutely love to capture special moments with my family and friends and my boyfriend. I want those memories to last forever. I also would love to be able to do portraits, maybe senior photos, because I am a H.S. teacher and would love to have a small business on the side.
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  688. avatar Debbie Robinson :

    I would love to turn my hobby into a business

  689. My dream is to open my own business, doing infant/child/family portraits and selling my own photographs. I’d also like to go on assignments for Nat Geo, etc., and photograph wild animals.
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  690. My photography dream is to take pictures of dancers and get paid!

  691. I’m just a hobby shot but i have a friend’s wedding to shoot in a couple months and these great looking and super functional tools would really help! Fingers and toes crossed!!!

  692. avatar Ashley Perez :

    My dream is to start up my business officially by the end of this year. I have been portfolio building and trying to understand the business side. Thank you for your help in my personal journey and thank you for this fantastic giveaway!

  693. I would love to be a lifestyle photographer!

  694. My dream is to capture beautiful pictures of my family as we live life together and make memories together.

  695. My dream as a photographer is to capture the beauty of God’s creation and bring Him glory!

  696. My photography dream is just to have beautiful pictures of my kids and family.

  697. I would love to photograph a celebrity some day!
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  698. My photographic dream is to take great pictures of my family, friends, and the world around me. Where that takes me – who knows?

  699. My dream is learn everything I can about photography. My journey began prior to my child but magnified at his birth. I love Click it Up a Notch and have learned with each visit. Thank you for sharing your experiences and for sharing your knowledge. Right now my dream is to gain “the eye” for a great picture through the camera instead of just having a snap shot.

  700. I don’t want to be a pro I just want to keep getting better shots.

  701. my photography dream is to be 100% confident in any situation im shooting in..lighting is my downfall! i also dream of having a studio with a beautiful fairy/flower garden to create stunning portraits in a natural environment, working with kids and families is my life!

    dreaming big makes you work harder for what you want :-)

  702. avatar Carol-Lynn McGovern :

    My dream would be a full time Boudoir photographer making women see the beauty in their body.

  703. To take beautiful pictures of my kids!

  704. to preserve my family’s memories for future generations
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  705. My photography dream is to leave a lasting legacy for my children and future generations.

  706. avatar Megan Armstrong :

    My dream is to find the time to learn more about photography (and own a shutter|bag!)

  707. my dream would be to look back on family events and daily life with my kids and know that I captured each moment in a real yet beautiful way that helps me recall the emotions of their childhood when I look back on them later :) (sappy! post-partum hormones talking! lol)

  708. I would like a studio with a beautiful flower garden to create stunning portraits in a natural environment including a water feature …

  709. I have been shooting for about 40 years and my camera goes with me everywhere, every day. I am always looking for a subject or event to capture. I had 1 photo published in DPMag for a contest but I would like to actually start selling some of my work.

  710. avatar Yolanda White :

    I would love to pursue environmental portraiture in order to combine my love of landscapes and meeting and working with people.

  711. My dream is to travel the world and photograph what an amazing place we live in.

  712. avatar Christopher Habba :

    My photography dream is to one day win many awards for my photos and have them featured in famous magazines and art museums everywhere. I have always wanted my work featured so people can see how talented I really am. I am off to a good start this year, I was able to feature many of my photographs in my high school yearbook even though I am not on the year book staff. I help build the school newspaper and 55% of the graphic design and photos are done by me. I have won an award from MIPA (Michigan interscholastic press Association) for best portfolio. I am off on a good start so far and I hope my I can continue my works as a photographer.

  713. My photography dream is to be able to create a record of our family life, experiences and friends. So that we might have the images to always fondly look back on. I also wish to gain stronger skills and technique in order to possibly take a loved hobby to the next level. Thank you for offering this opportunity.

  714. I’m still trying to learn everything about photography and my mother recently gave me her DSLR. I would love to get good enough to photograph professionally. My husband is in the army and we move around a lot so it would be a good profession to pick up and move to different places around the world.

  715. My photography dream is to be confident in my work and not so criticle of my work. And to make a living soley from capturing peoples lasting memories.. i love what i do.. i get sooo excited everytime some one books me… then i cant sleep cause im imagining what cool things i could do with their shoot.. i then dream to mentor other photographers and help them reach their dreams..

  716. My photography dream is to continue learning everyday, expanding my business and capturing the lives of my children (which is passing way to quickly)!

  717. I would love to melt peoples hearts by capturing photos of the people and events that mean the most to them – including my own family!

  718. My dream would be getting one pic of all 6 of my kids together smiling with no head swaps!

  719. I’d love a step up in cameras. I’m a Canon girl with a rebel……… saving my pennies!!
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  720. My photography dream is to travel the world and take amazing landscape photos and street portraits. I would also love to get into fashion photography and one day become published in Vogue!

  721. avatar Stephanie Vigeant :

    My photography dream is to be successful and make my children proud of me.

  722. My photography dream is to go on one of those National Geographic photography trips somewhere in/around the Mediterranean — Italy, France, Greece, etc.

  723. My dream is to capture family memories!

  724. My photography dream is to make this a career and not a hobby! :)

  725. My photography dream is to make this a career and not only a hobby!
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  726. My photography dream is to make CMPro someday.

  727. avatar Hope Russell :

    My dream is to take beautiful photos of my family and friends.

  728. My photography dream is to have others see the beauty in those magical life moments I love to capture and to hold on to those memories for many years to come. I dream of continually sharing the love any way I possibly can through my art. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  729. avatar Christi Robertson :

    My dream is to be able to take memorable pictures. Pictures in which I can capture the magic in which my kids are playing and exploring or the expressions on the faces of those getting married, having a baby, learning something new. I have always been one to take candid pictures, which are great, but sometimes the unexpected pictures are the best. I love learning new things!

  730. My dream is to eventually become a real estate photographer.

  731. My dream is to show the world all the beauty it beholds!

  732. My dream is to build a solid clientele so that I can be financially stable with more free time to spend with my family.

  733. avatar Danielle Rowland :

    My photography dream is to quit my day job and become a full-time photographer!

  734. My dream is to show the world all the beauty it beholds, one photo at a time.

  735. avatar Melinda Reid :

    my dream is to take family pixs of my beautiful mom who has stage 4 bone cancer

  736. To be honest, my photography dream is to become the best photographer I can. I want to continue learning on a daily basis. :-) I want to be able to create wonderful images that will be treasured by family and friends for years to come.

  737. To record all these moments for my children to rember.

  738. My photography dream would own a successful photography business that I could pass down to my kids & for my name and work to be known and wanted!

  739. My photography dream is to keep learning as much as possible!

  740. My dream is to have an in-person one-on-one instructor and an unlimited budget for all kinds of awesome lenses and other accessories!

  741. My photography dream is to learn, learn and learn! And hopefully someday open my open business :)

  742. My dream is to bless others with quality images that they will treasure forever. This exact combo is on my wish list!! Thank you for the opportunity and congrats on your success!

  743. I would love to take beautiful family pics and memories of others for them to cherish!

  744. avatar Carole Williams :

    I just dream of enjoying the pictures i take and having the opportunity and equipment to do it.

  745. avatar Robert Inglesby :

    My dream would be taking pictures at Wrigley Field when the Chicago Cubs win the world series!

  746. I would love to photograph the aoroura borealis!

  747. avatar Caitlin Knealing :

    My photography dream is to get published for my concert/event photography.

  748. I dream of a future that involves me following my love and passion of photography…….sharing it with others and watching the joy a beautiful photo can bring to peoples faces. I want to build a business based on honesty, integrety,beautiful images and bespoke service.

  749. My dream is to actually be a photographer!

  750. My photography dream is to be able to go to the orphans and widows and document their stories. To use my passion to help and educate others about what God wants us to do.

  751. avatar Maegan Clements :

    I enjoy candid photography. I would love to travel to as many new places as possible and document everyday experiences. Capturing real expressions is an amazing feeling. Hoping to turn my hobby into a career and share my perspective with the world.

  752. My dream is to get better each day and to keep capturing the fun times with my kiddos.

  753. I would LOVE to shoot in the remote parts of Alaska, Amazon, and Africa.

  754. My dream with my photography is to share my passion and gift with others and to experience life to its very fullest–capturing the stolen moments that disappear too quickly! To turn this hobby into a career!!

  755. To be able to do it full time.

  756. avatar brenda andrews :

    To travel to south Africa on a photo safari!

  757. To go fulltime in my business in the next 3 years!

  758. My dream is to own my first full-frame DSLR.
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  759. My dream is to always have photography as my passion and to allow it to continue to be my “happy place.” Whether that means becoming professional or continuing to do it as a hobby; I just want to keep doing it and to keep learning.

  760. go fulltime… someday.
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  761. My dream is to be a successful photographer and work in high fashion photography and also travel around the world photographing cultures and societies.

  762. To start my own business in family, maternity and newborn photography. Love capturing those special moments that make life worth living!

  763. avatar Nicola Matear :

    From the start of my life it was NEVER easy. Losing my Mom to a terminal illness at age 11. A father who worked 3 jobs to pay for my mothers doctor bills and who disappeared into a shell of himself over his grief. A brother I had to care for from such a young age. A downward spiral of never feeling deserving of anything but pain. But then there was the birth of my daughters and my art. My amazing talent to create with my own two hands. I found a way to make my daughters proud and show them that anything is possible. 2 years ago I took on the new art challenge of learning photography and while I am by no means a pro… that is my goal. To give my daughters the pride in saying,”This is my Mom, the high school drop out, teen mother, dead end job Mom turned successful business woman and she did on her own just for us. ONLY for us.” That is my dream <3

  764. My dream is to get into family/children/baby photography. I want to continue learning. I love the creative outlet photography allows me.

  765. avatar Juliana Underwood :

    My photography dream is to be able to travel all over the world with my family and photograph new places and people.

  766. My photography dream? To have a gallery showing.

  767. My Photography Dream is to feel confident shooting images for clients, as I still shoot for free as i’m still learning.

  768. avatar jamie walker :

    To learn more about my camera so that I can tell our family story through pictures…lots and lots of beautiful pictures.

  769. To someday turn my hobby into a successful business!

  770. My dream is to run a ministry called Child of the King, in which the middle school girls are gathered for a night of discussion on how they are beloved adopted remember of Gods family and then do a photo shoot of each girl wearing a crown and give that girl the image as a reminder to see herself as God see’s her.

  771. I would love to someday have a majority of my business be Boudoir. I love my style and I can’t wait to see where it goes in the future. :)
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  772. My dream is to be able to photograph my children as they grow. I want to be able to capture not only the big moments but also the small, easily forgotten ones. Someday when I am an empty nester I will be able to look back at these captured memories and smile because they are mine.

  773. To build a photography business that I am proud of and can help support my photography habit!!

  774. I hope to make photography more than just a passion of mine, to go somewhere with it so I can live life doing what I love the most.

  775. Create beautiful memories for my children through my photography.

  776. Taking my own amazing family portraits from now until my grandchildren are grown!

  777. My dream is to turn my photography into a livelihood rather than just a hobby.

  778. My photography dream would be to improve my pictures and to be confident in my ability to take a good, quality picture at least 75% of the time.

  779. My dream is to finally feel like I sort of know what I’m doing! :-)

  780. avatar Trish Howard :

    My photography dream would be having a practical way to ALWAYS have my camera with me. I end up taking spur of the minute pics with my iPhone since it’s so easy to keep on hand. A purse that gave room for my camera and my wallet (and random purse stuff) without being too heavy would be wonderful *laugh* I mean, while we’re dreaming!

  781. My goal is to take beautiful pics of my family and be able to look back at them years later to continue to enjoy in those memories again and again.

  782. avatar Samantha Larsen :

    My photography dream is to be a family and event photographer in my home town. I’d love to pair up with a couple of friends and live the dream of balancing creativity while meeting our customers’ needs!

  783. My dream is to build a large enough client base to allow me to quit my full time job so I can focus on my family and photog business.

  784. My dream is to transform my introductory love and fascination of photography from a hobby into a profession. Right now, I work as a social worker who has fun capturing photos with my DSLR in my rare free time. In the near future, I want to capture the most memorable experiences in peoples’ lives into beautiful photos they can have for a lifetime. From personal travels and family events to engagements and weddings, I plan to share the way I view the world with others. With the proper tools like this lens, bag, and strap I am on my way to making my dreams a reality!

  785. To capture beautiful images of my family :)

  786. My dream would be to one day turn my hobby into a successful business focused around birth & newborn photography.

  787. I would love to become a professional photographer and be able to make a living off senior & newborn photography.

  788. My dream is to be able to give my clients the kind of photos I take of my own kids! Capturing them the way they are… love your site!

  789. My photography dream is rather simple. I want to be able to make a living as a photographer.

  790. My dream would be to start doing more artistic photography, using models and incredible locations to create an image that tells a story. I’m a huge fan of the Pre-Raphaelite art movement, and being able to produce photographs that reflected that style would be amazing. :)

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  792. To do photography as my full time job!

  793. my dream is to be able to show my children and my children’s children what our lives were like through beautiful, meaningful pictures!

  794. My photography dream is to continue to learn and grow as a photographer in order to capture the beauty of nature I see around me. I also dream of sharing my photos with others to hopefully inspire others as much as the sights I see inspire me.
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  795. My dream is to continue to grow as a photographer and be able to own my own business. I have such dreams and goals as to where I want to be. I want to be able to be affordable for everyone to have their picture taken.

  796. I just really wanna take advantage of the beauty that is Okinawa while I still have some time here. I wanna hone my skills and use it to tell a story to anyone who will take the time to scroll through my pictures!

  797. To have a kids photography business with my cousin!

  798. avatar Teresa Cerbolles :

    To capture precious moments of my children and others.

  799. My photography dream is a little less ambitious than some perhaps. I just want to be able to learn all the functions on my DSLR (and remember them when I need them), so I can take great pictures of my children and family. I love capturing the little moments that mean so much as my family’s unofficial historian.

  800. MY DREAM would to be THE senior and wedding photographer in the area. THE go to photographer that everyone raves about and recommends. My dream is to be able to reach my business goal, and going beyond my dreams with success!

  801. My photography dream would be to have the time and resources to travel the world creating images that would let me revisit those places whenever I gaze upon them.

  802. My dream is to capture precious memories for others and my family and to make a living from it. :)

  803. My dream is to be able to get my ideal picture of the Northern Lights. I live in Alaska and see them frequently but I want to someday have the perfect conditions (ie no light pollution) and be able to capture them as close to how I see them as I can get.

  804. My dream is to learn how to use my camera with more confidence and to someday turn my hobbie
    into something more.

  805. My photography dream would be to travel to all 50 states & taking photos of the famous landmarks in each state.

  806. I would love to be able to capture my sons childhood! s

  807. My dream would be to own a Mark iii and become a professional child & family photographer.

  808. To take beautiful photos of my family and loved ones, and of the places I pass in my life.

  809. My photography dream is to quit my current job and focus on landscape photography full-time.

  810. My dream is to be able to take my photography to the next level and make my side business my full time career.

  811. I would love to travel the world and take photos of it!
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  812. My dream is to make my hobby and my passion my career!

  813. My dream is to retire early (now) and spend all my time photographing life as it unfolds around me.
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  814. My dream is to match the vision in my head with the image in my camera :)

  815. avatar Tracie Mutschler :

    My dream is to learn how to shoot confidently on manual and be able to make decisions quickly so I can capture all of the precious moments around me.

  816. My photography dream is to grow into a creative, talented and consistent photographer so I can beautifully document my family’s memories.

  817. My photography dream is to have a large mostly natural light studio where I can do photography for “free” for my friends and family in exchange for cool stuff like fresh bread and hair cuts.

  818. My photography dream is to be the best that I can be, and make a good living as a photographer. (I have a long way to go, but enjoying the journey!)

  819. My dream is be able to become a full time photographer. It would be so amazing to spend my days “working”, doing what I love!

  820. My photography is to capture every little moment of my children’s lives so that we never forget. :)

  821. My dream is foremost to take stunning photos of my family. Secondly I would love to build a photography business one day, and to be able to donate my talent to taking portraits for families with children who have terminal illnesses.

  822. My photography dream since I was in high school was to travel to Italy and take photos of all the historical aspects over there. One day I know it’ll come true.

  823. avatar Savannah Johnson :

    My photography dream is to be the go to photographer for newborns and weddings! I have yet to actually do a real wedding but I love working with couples!!! I want to be able to be recognized for my original but beautiful work. Dreaming big for starting out so small!

  824. I want to be a wonderful pet photographer!

  825. My dream is to get better at macro photography and capture some beautiful photographs this summer on our trip through Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.
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  826. I love photography more as a hobby than a business but I am creating my own dream job of having my own boutique and to combine my love for photography (to do lookbooks and etc) would be more than a dream. :)

  827. avatar Rosi Rodriguez :

    My dream is simply to learn how you communicate with clients when taking their pictures :)

  828. avatar Nicole Ramirez :

    My dream is to publish a 2nd book with a better lens. To capture better images than before. I love the places now that sell my stuff, but ever want to take even better pictures, but havent been able to afford it. :)

  829. avatar ingrid wilson :

    To be a birth photographer!

  830. avatar Kalena KP Horie :

    I’d love to be able to learn my camera functions so that they come easier and faster when I need to change them.

  831. My dream is to capture my families memories in personal photos. Everyday life, vacations, kindergartens, college, marriage….

  832. My photography dream is simply to capture all the favorite moments and memories with my kids.

  833. My dream is to one day be able to take pictures of family and friends with confidence and be able to call my self a photographer.

  834. My photography dream is to take one photo that takes people’s breath away. That people can see themselves in and see something new each time they look at the photo.

  835. avatar Rhonda Saunders :

    My photography dream is to pass my love of it onto my children.

  836. avatar Pam M - Grand Inspirations Photo :

    My photography dream is to become proficient at my craft & eventually shoot for various railroad related publications or railroads

  837. My dream is to create wonderful photographs for my family and friends to cherish!.. Love capturing those little wonderful moments of my family!..Would love to win these, I really need a camera bag!!!

  838. I would love to be able to photograph a bald eagle someday!

  839. My dream…Is not that big, not impossible either… I want to be proud of myself, not only as a mom, wife, human or a woman but also as a very creative person who is sometimes held back by situations that life throws at us. I want to photograph not only people but moments in life that never want to be forgotten, not only because they are beautiful but sometimes because we can learn from them. I don’t mind to shoot all emotions, not only happy ones. That’s life, and we are just humans and imperfections makes us who we are. To reach my dream I can only do my best and nothing less… I know I can do that.

  840. avatar Sarah Severson :

    To have a successful photography business that is balanced with my home/family life!

  841. Hi! Thank you so much for sharing your gift with the world. I would love to be a successful stock and travel photographer, and I’m very interested in portraiture, specifically boudoir photography. I’m still a newbie (got my first DSLR last October) but am very enthusiastic about learning opportunities wherever I can find them. I’d also love to use my photography to help me market my jewelry business and help my parents market their restaurant. I have several small animals at home whom I love and they are quite a challenge to shoot! And I’m sure once I have children one day I’ll want to capture their childhoods beautifully, too. Thanks for your consideration!

  842. avatar Dave Smithson :

    To earn enough working full time as a photographer that I could quit my day job.

  843. My dream is to create a picture book for children following a child in a third world country for a day.

  844. my dream is to sell my photographs as prints.

  845. avatar Malinda Mullins :

    My dream is to grow in my photography business and do what I love.

  846. My photog dream: To help people in my area who don’t have great family photos (and most of them are taken with an iphone) get fantastic photos to remember each stage of their life.

  847. I would love to photograph newborns…still learning but having fun!!!!!

  848. My photography dream is to become a NYC event and architecture photographer and also a wildlife photographer.

    Thank you SO MUCH for the sweepstakes chance!

  849. I would LOVE to photograph Chicago, Paris and the Galapagos Islands!

  850. I would love to capture memories for others. That is my ultimate photography goal.
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  851. To be able to capture a few images of my boys, in their natural state, that illustrate something on many levels, that want to make someone devote more than just one quick click to them.

  852. I Hope To Someday Make A Difference In The Lives Of Others Through My Photograph <3

  853. My dream is to photograph my children with no one in tears…including myself….and walk away with fantastic photos!

  854. Capture memories that my family will be able to look back on with joy and an interesting story to tell

  855. my dream is to capture memories for people to have and cherish their entire lives…

  856. To start my own glamour photography business. Good luck to everyone with this fabulous contest and whoever the lucky winner will be. Thanks

  857. As a photographer, I dream of capturing light, emotion, personality and joy in my photos. I want to be proud of my work.

  858. avatar Jessica Wampole :

    My photography dream is to take beautiful nature scenes. I’d love to photograph some of the wonderful parks and landscapes that I’ve seen with the crispness and clarity that made Ansel Adams so famous.

  859. My dream is to have a thriving business so that I may give back and bless others. I want people to see something different in the pictures I capture…I want them not just to see a beautiful picture but to see the very essence of the person. Not just see the love a couple may have but to feel it. I want every person from low income and up to be able to have a beautiful family portrait to hang on their wall. Life is short….children grow quickly.. to capture little moments in the lives of others so that they can forever look back on the memories that they created to me is priceless. With what I am blessed with I want to also give back and bless someone else. My dream is to one day own a studio so that the families who can not afford even school pictures of their children have the opportunity to have pictures of their little ones. This is my dream.

  860. avatar Diane Purser :

    My photography dream? To capture the innermost soul of people, places and perspectives. Thank you for this opportunity.
    Diane

  861. My dream is to take unique and beautiful photos. I have no profess
    ional aspirations. I just want to get better at what I love doing!

  862. I would love to expand my little hobby and use it as a business :)

  863. My dream is to be able to sell landscape prints of my beautiful mountains, and to actually be able to support myself doing so :)

  864. My dream is to capture beautiful memories of my family through pictures.

  865. My dream is to take another full participation CM course.

  866. My photography dream usually involves the Canon 6D which I am lusting after! I would love to improve my skills to the point where I could be a pro…..

  867. I just purchased my first Nikon, I am wanting to photograph sick children, My daughter has cancer and I feel like I need so many pictures, and I would like to be able to make memories for other families going through problems like my own.

  868. I’m just a poor girl :) trying to get her photography business going. I would love this prize package.

  869. My photography dream is to have my photography move people. I don’t want to just take nice generic shots, I want to my photography to speak to their souls & linger. That is what art is to me.

  870. My photography dream is to take beautiful images that would make anyone who sees them (esp. my subjects and myself) happy! I hope that one day when I take images people could tell they’re mine without even seeing the logo :) This is an awesome giveaway. Congrats to you too :)

  871. I want to tour the National Parks out west!

  872. My photography dream is to have something published. I would love to do food photography and have a website.

  873. My dream… to improve my photography skills everyday!

  874. My photography dream is to practice more so that it becomes second nature to me. I enjoy taking pictures and it is relaxing and since I recently loss my husband helps me not dwell on now much I miss him

  875. My photography dream is to get my family hooked also so we could all travel and practice our hobby together!
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  876. avatar Corazon Hidalgo :

    My dream is to take that one picture…

  877. To make people happy with the pictures I take. To give people memories to look at for years to come

  878. avatar Thomas Oldham :

    My photography dream is to have my kids see how hard I work and apply that same work ethic to their hobbies. All the while hoping they choose photography as that hobby. : )

  879. To have a pro level DSLR kit and go on a tour of the UK

  880. My photography dream is to never lose focus on my passion and to have my children love their art just as I do.

  881. My dream is to establish a business that will enable me to shoot what I really love, special needs kids – I would love to be able to participate in a free or low cost service aimed at kids and families dealing with autism, Downs Syndrome and other special circumstances. Having a child with autism myself, I know the challenges involved and the sadness I felt when I could not have decent portraits done at the typical venues. My son was my reason for finally getting my first “good” camera and the reason I continued to learn to use it – I would love someday use my skills to capture the memories for other families who are in the same boat. Of course, I would also love to have a business that pays a few of my bills. ;-)
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  882. I would love to be able to take great photos of my kids. I currently have a bunch of so so photos.

  883. I dream of taking better photos and understanding my camera better.

  884. My dream is to travel the world and photographing some the greatest sites: Italy, France, Hawaii!
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  885. I would love to share my knowledge with others so that they can take awesome pictures of their kids.

  886. avatar Ashley Harmsen :

    My dream is to take pictures that really speak to people and really touch them. Whether pictures of my own family and experiences or pictures that I take of other families-I want my photography to speak to people and really make them stop and look. I want to be able to capture moments for people that they will truly cherish forever, not just any other photograph. I love newborn photography and I would love to get into doing birth photography. I also want to be able to give the gift of photography to clients that might otherwise not be able to have professional photography done, whether because of price or any other reason.

  887. My photography dream is to take pictures of my children that capture their true essence, the way they play, the way they explore, they way they change everyday.

  888. My dream is to move my hobby to a business so I can quit my full time job and stay home with my kids!

  889. My photography dream is to take beautiful photos of my family and our lives and document that so we can look back and remember all the fun times and the little moments.

  890. avatar Suzanne Ripple :

    My photography dream is to just take pictures that people like.

  891. My dream at this point is to get a space outside my home where I can not only do photo sessions with clients but be able to use my technical camera knowledge to host workshops and teach other photographers.

  892. My dream is capture connections and have that displayed on walls in every home!

  893. I would love to return to my children’s birth country, China, for the purpose of just photographing the sites. On our three trips we were so focused on our children, as we should of been, that I missed just soaking up the sights with my camera. I would LOVE to go back with my camera and lens!

  894. My dream is to shoot with confidence in any situation and to begin photographing for non-profits in the near future!

  895. My photography dream is to take amazing pictures with creative compositions that capture all of the special moments of my two daughters growing up. When I want to create a 16×20 canvas to hang on the wall, I want to be overwhelmed by choices of pictures I took of my girls .