{CLOSED} Get to Know Your Camera With Learn and Master Photography – $249 value! #review #giveaway

When Miss A was born, one of the things I knew I wanted to do was learn photography. I knew she’d grow up fast, and that I would want to capture as much of her growing personality as I could. So what did I do? I ran out and got my first DSLR when she was 2 months old. It was an Olympus E-510. It was a fantastic camera, and I honestly believe it was one of the best baby purchases I made.

Since then, I’ve upgraded to a Nikon d300s, which I love more than words can say. But sometimes, even after taking a couple classes and having a few years experience with the camera, you need a refresher course. I recently got a chance to review the Learn and Master Photography kit, and it did just the trick!

Learn and Master Photography comes with 24 lessons on 15 DVDs, plus a handy companion lesson book, and two discs with all of the raw and jpg files you’ll need to get started learning how to use your new DSLR camera and how to process photos. You’ll learn everything from what ISO, aperture and shutter speed are (and what they mean to the quality of your photo), photography style guidelines (such as the rule of thirds), digital file management, and other useful tips to help you go from camera novice to camera aficionado.

Best of all, this can all be done from the comfort of your own home! All you need is a DVD player to play the lessons.

The Learn and Master Photography kit retails for $249, but right now they have a sale going on! Until July 10th, you can purchase the set for $149.

 

Giveaway

One LUCKY reader can win a Learn and Master Photography kit!

Mandatory Entry (this must be done before any other entries will count): What’s your biggest struggle when it comes to photography?

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Contest ends on JULY 22, 2011 AT 9 PM EST. Open to US Residents only and the prize cannot be mailed to a P.O. Box. Winner will be chosen by random.org and contacted via email. Winner must respond within 48 hours of the email being sent or another winner will be selected. (Please make sure you check your spam and junk folders frequently to make sure you don’t miss out!)

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this review in any way. Learn and Master provided me with a review package for the purposes of this review. All content in this article is my opinion and has not been influenced by the receipt of the product for purposes of review. Thanks to Learn and Master for providing the review package and giveaway prize!

Comments

  1. FInding the balance between light and dark.

  2. balance of it all- getting artistic

  3. My biggest struggle is getting the picture to see what my eye does. I often have a shot in site but when I shoot it it just doesn't come out as I had envisioned. I need to learn how to use the manual functions on my camera.

  4. Learning how to get the angles right

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  5. I follow through GFC

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  6. I like on FB (Loni B.)

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  7. I follow on twitter (@trippyjanet)

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  8. Getting settings just right for fast, action shots.

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  9. Depth of field is one of the most challenging things in photography.

    From shallow to deep, esp. when doing macro photography…

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  10. i've always wanted to be able to Ballroom dance… So, i guess that would be the one I would choose!!

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  11. Following you on Google Friend Connect as "Doc Holliday"

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  12. getting proportion, I'm not that artistic really

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  13. confidence to move out of auto mode!!

    theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

  14. oh I want to learn to play drums!!

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  15. My biggest struggle is probably waiting for the good shots – I get impatient and just start shooting (love digital, but I delete tons because they just aren't that good)!

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  16. I'd love to get the Learn & Master Ballroom Dancing set!

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  17. I'm a GFC follower

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  18. My biggest struggle I think is centering the object and getting the right lighting. I have a problem get the right light as in sometimes I either get it too dim or too bright. Which of course I try to even it out while editing them on the computer. Which I really don't to do.

    denice p
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  19. I went to the Learn Masters site and the other course that I would be willing to try is Painting. It's artistic and all though I don't feel I have a artistic ability maybe it could teach how to become more through the use of painting.

    denice p
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  20. I tweeted the contest here:

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  21. Lighting is my biggest problem.

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  22. I don't understand light nearly as well as I need to. Also, editing and I are not friends ha

  23. I'm following on twitter

    twitter username nikki57575757

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  24. Getting the exposure right and knowing when to use flash and when not to.
    iridia718 at gmail dot com

  25. I have a problem with capturing the moment. I take too long time to catch a shot.

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  26. Timing is my biggest photography struggle – it always seems I am too early or too late on the button!

  27. I think the Learn & Master Painting would be an interesting course

  28. I follow you on GFC manthas24

  29. I like you on fb – user id manthas24

  30. I follow you on Twitter @manthas24

  31. Biggest struggle is figuring out which options is best to use when editing :/

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  32. Learn an master Painting! How awesome would that be (and what a great way to destress 🙂

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  33. confirmed email subscriber
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  34. I like you on FB Mindy H
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  35. follow via twitter as mindy25414
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  36. public follower via GFC mindy25414
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  37. My biggest struggle is finding the balance between light and shadow.
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  38. I think the Learn & Master Painting sounds interesting.
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  39. I follow with GFC
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  40. Email subscriber
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  41. I'm a fan of Angelica's Awesome Adventures on Facebook
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  42. My biggest struggle is getting the lighting right – especially with indoor shots

  43. gfc follower

  44. email subscriber

  45. twitter follower

  46. all the learn & master programs look great, but I think, besides the photography one, I would like to try the painting program

  47. My problem is the delay on my camera. I always seem to miss the perfect shot.
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  48. I would also like the Learn and Master Guitar kit.
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  49. I follow you on Google Friend Connect as sweetsue.
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  50. I follow on twitter as ptowngirl.
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  51. my biggest struggle is getting it on the right manual setting!

  52. mast ballroom dancing set! ashley.theshineproject@gmail.com

  53. My struggle is getting the right kind of lighting for pictures.

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  54. I follow on gfc.

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  55. my biggest challenge is finding the money to buy supplies and perfect places to go.

  56. My biggest struggle is definately the lighting.. I cant seem to get it right but i am working on it!

  57. My biggest struggle is lighting

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  58. My biggest struggle is the lightning.

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  59. Learn to Platy the Guitar seems interesting.

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  60. I follow you on GFC. (Anja M.)

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  61. I am a email subscriber.

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  62. I like you on Facebook. (Anja M. Anjathisandthat).

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  70. Biggest struggle is getting the right lighting.
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  71. Learn & Master Piano looks interesting.
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  72. My hardest struggle is lighting.

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  73. My biggest struggle is getting the lighting behind and around my subject correct.

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  74. I am following via GFC as Jill Myrick.

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  75. I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  76. I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

  77. I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  78. My biggest struggle when it comes to photography is finding the right light! I need to work on that.

  79. I struggle with using natural light.
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  80. gfc follower (brittney p)
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  81. fb fan (brittney p)
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  82. I like the painting kit too
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  83. Finding the right composition… all of my shots tend to look very basic, I don't have the art of it down yet.

    kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

  84. My biggest problem is always lighting! I can never get it quite right and spend ages working on it, it's so frustrating!

  85. My biggest struggle is not to shake when I take the picture and getting it focused.
    Diane Baum
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  86. My biggest problem is taking photos indoors in low light situations.

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  87. The Learn and Master Drum set would be really cool too.
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  88. I follow on GFC as Laura P.
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  89. I follow on Twitter as Bookloon.
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  90. I am an email subscriber.
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  91. I am a facebook fan Laura P.
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  92. The painting kit looks interesting

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  93. gfc [ name:E ]

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  94. subscribed via email
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  95. fb fan [ eva kieu ]
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  96. fb fan [ eva kieu ]
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  97. follow on tiwtter @ekieu
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  98. Getting the right balance of light in darker environments is my biggest challenge when it comes to photography.

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  99. Following via GFC.

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  100. My son is 12 and loves photography, he says its hard to get the right angle and catch the emotion with some objects/people

  101. Getting the right lighting has been my issue.
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  102. My biggest problem is getting the right thing in focus.

  103. Finding the right lighting for the photos is my biggest challenge, thanks!

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  104. Following via GFC, thanks!

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  105. I also love the learn and master guitar, thanks

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  106. Email Subscriber, thanks!

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  107. Liked you on FB (AngelaWinesburg)

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  108. I biggest struggle is getting proper focus when taking fast-action shots.

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  109. Finding harmony and balance

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  110. My biggest struggle is to use manual mode more quickly.

  111. I'm still mastering all the settings on my DSLR, but even beyond my technical ineptitude, I have a really hard time getting the exposure right. When I was much younger, I took a class in college, using a 35mm film camera, and I could take great photos. I went for years without taking many pics, though, and I've lost my touch. I really need help getting it back.

  112. my problems are blurry pics and red eye i can never seem to get a perfect shot

  113. i also like Learn and Master Painting

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  116. my biggest struggle is lighting, i have a hard time getting it right
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  117. I have a problem with getting the lighting right. trinitygsd at yahoo dot ocm

  118. My biggest struggle is getting my kids to sit still, and getting the lighting right is like almost impossible for me lol

  119. My son has been wanting to learn to play the guitar so I think the Learn & Master Guitar is very interesting and would be great for him.

  120. follower via GFC

  121. Subscriber via email

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  122. I like you on fb

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  123. I follow you on twitter

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  124. biggest struggle is lighting

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  125. i would like the Learn & Master Ballroom Dancing set

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  126. i follow you through gfc as mary

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  130. I always seem to have a problem getting the light correct especially indoors

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  131. I am interested in their Learn & Master Piano kit. Always wanted to learn this

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  132. follow you gfc
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  138. Lately my problem has been that one person always moves when I am taking group photos. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

  139. My biggest struggle is that most of my pictures look the same. I have a great camera, but I don't believe I am using it to its full potential. I would love to have this product. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  140. I am interested in the Ballroom Dance product. I wonder if my hubby would use it with me…

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  145. Blurry and out of focus pictures.

  146. Learn and Master Guitar.

  147. I'm an email subscriber.

  148. Creativity, probably…or just figuring out lighting.
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  149. Learn and master painting sounds interesting.

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  150. GFC follower.

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  151. Email subscriber and confirmed.

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  152. I "like" you on FB.

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  153. Twitter follower.

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  154. Glares! I can't seem to get rid of them!
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  155. Following on twitter
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  156. Learn and master the piano
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  157. getting that pesky red eye
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  158. learn and master piano would neat, I never got the chance to play as kid
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  159. GFC follower (willdebbie)
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  160. Email subscriber
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  161. Like you on FB
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  162. My biggest struggle when it comes to photography is being able to afford all the equipment that I want.

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  163. I think that the Learn and Master Painting kit sounds like something I would be interested in.

  164. I am a a public follower of Angelica's Awesome Adventures on Google Friend Connect.

  165. I am an Angelica's Awesome Adventures Facebook fan – Angela C.

  166. I Follow Angelica's Awesome Adventures on Twitter @angevege.

  167. My biggest struggle when it comes to photography is learning how to frame good shots.

  168. The guitar kit looks very interesting!

  169. My biggest challenge is getting the right lighting for shots. garrettsambo@aol.com

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