The Siberian American: Start Off 2016 with a New Camera (Giveaway)

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Start Off 2016 with a New Camera (Giveaway)

Have you had an interest in getting into photography? Or maybe you want to up your photography game to help your blog or small business grow.  Either way, this beginner photography giveaway is just the ticket for you, and I have luckily teamed up with some awesome ladies to be able to offer it to you-this package has roughly a value of  $550 (or more, since Angie found some killer steals on what is included), so you definitely don't want to miss it.
  The Ultimate Beginners Photography Giveaway

Since this giveaway is all about helping you grow your photo-taking skills, Angie of My So-Called Chaos also asked each of the fantastic people participating in this giveaway to tell us what their favorite kind of photos to look at are.  This should help you also hone in on what you want to take photos of while you are working on building your skill and technique. Angie prefers photos that are clear (not blurry or too dark), bright, and have some good color and crispness to them. Here's what everyone else had to say:

What are your favorite photos to look at?

"I enjoy real pictures - the kind that make you think 'Cool... they are totally weird like I am'." - Kimi from Kimi Who

"Oh gosh, that's a really difficult question! I have no idea. Pretty ones?" - Anna from Anna in Wonderland

"Pictures are worth a million words. I enjoy seeing peoples lives in a photos. It is fun to think about what they were doing, what life was like for them, and to just see them grow." - Ashley from Simply Ashley Nicole

"I love photos that show personality! I'm a college student and it's nice seeing artsy photos (for your blog) but I love seeing photos with family, friends, etc!" - Kaci from Earth to Kace

"Environmental Portraits / Photojournalism. I love photos that tell stories of how people interact with their environment." - Esther from Local Adventurer

"I love travel photos because they inspire me to visit new places!" - Olya from The Siberian American

"Nature photos are my favorite simply because they are something gorgeous to look at." - Stella Kenton Body Shop

"Old analogue pictures, especially black and white portraits." - Caterina from Kate/idoscope "

I'm a bit of an Instagram junky and a fashion blogger, so I love looking at others' well-composed fashion photos!" - Nicole from Violet and Vine

"I love to see bright clean photos of peoples everyday lives. Getting to see a peak into someone everyday is always interesting to me." - Amanda of Life with Grace

"Fashion photos are my favorite photos to see because it inspires me to put my closet to use" - Jennifer of the Insta Boss eCourse

"I love travel photos! It's fun to see new places, as well as connect with others that are visiting locations I've been to." - Leeann of Join the Gossip

"I have to admit my first answer is animals - I adore cute animal pictures, but I also love seeing a glimpse into peoples lives and seeing what they are up to." - Sarah from Life in a Breakdown
The Ultimate Beginner Photography Giveaway is Brought to You By These Lovely Bloggers

"Cool food and drink shots, as well as vineyard and travel images." - Mary from Vindulge "Projects/recipes to do with kids." - Sarah from Twins and a Toddler

"I love seeing travel photos. I am such a huge travel fan, and I've been to many countries but I always get inspired to continue traveling when I see others' adventures!" - Casey from Lucy Loo Littles

"Children related photos and fashion." - Brittany from The Ashmore's Blog

"I like photos that are vivid and full of color." - Tish from The Veganista Foodie

"I love photos of cool items layed out on a desk or on a nice background creatively, especially with planners and such." - Lindsay of  Paperclips and Pacis

"I love any kind of photos as long as they are BRIGHT. I LOVE photos full of bright and happy colors!" - Kristen from The Road to Domestication

"I love seeing photos of everyday life. Because everyday life is so beautiful!" - LaShawn from Everyday Eyecandy

"I love candid photos of my family. It is very special to be able to capture a sweet moment between my children." - Amanda from The Mint Design Company

"I love travel photos! In the winter time, photos of tropical destinations help me keep the winter blues at bay." - Mar from T.O. & Fro

"We love all sorts of photos, but Disney photos are our favorites. :)" - Angela and Libby from Disney BFFs Blog

"Pictures of kids, because they are hilarious and fun, and pictures of flowers because they make me happy!" - Candace from Luxe... With Kids

"As a self-proclaimed foodie and maker, I love photos that inspire me to create. I also really love landscape and scenery. Nature is awesome!" - Jessica from Living La Vida Holoka 

"I love outdoor photos, mainly either animals to the beach. Those are my favorite things, so that's what I love to see the most." - Kathleen from Fearlessly Creative Mamas

"Candid pictures of people living their day to day lives. I get to see a glimpse of a stranger's life or at least guess it." - Nana from Foreign Geek

"My favorite kinds of photos are the ones taken in the middle of an adventure, and the photographer catches that moment of awe. Whether it's an unbelievable sunset while hiking or someone's reaction after they've tried something they've never done before. Photos like that inspire me to get outside and live a little; to escape technology and remember there's a huge world out there waiting for me to experience." - Julie from Mom Fabulous

"Travel because I've been bitten by the travel bug for over 25 years now." - Melody from Wherever I May Roam

"I love photos of family dinners and coffee runs. It reminds of all the little things that happen before and after those near 'perfect' moments." - Zobia from The Eternity Journal

"My favorite photos to see are beautiful vacation and travel photos because I love to travel or photos of people running that show their passion for running and health." - Jill from RunEatSnap

"Awesome ones! lol" - Melissa and Deynece from Deux Bella

"I love flatlays, especially beauty ones! I'm a beauty blogger and I love seeing what others have in their collections whether it's something I also use, or something new that gives me ides for future purchases!" - Megan from The Megan Chronicles

"I love food+drink photography, but especially photos of people with friends and family, laughing and enjoying each other's company with food & drink. I love how food can bring people together!" - Marlynn from Urban Bliss Life

"Adventure Photos." - Tiara from Ice Cream and French Fries

 "I'm such a visual person that any kind of photo can draw me in. My favorites are the ones that imply there's more going on than we'll ever know—a secret glance, a watering eye, a mischievous grin, a desolate road, a steaming plate of food—it's like getting a glimpse at someone's soul." - Heather from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

"I adore candid pictures of kids, especially with their moms. Motherhood is hard, but my favorite photos are the ones that remind us of why being a mom is worth it. The photos of our kids that show them laughing with us and loving each other? Perfect." - Meg from Snap Happy Mom

"Food pictures! I love to see how people cook." - Gaila from Petit Gourmet

 "I love pics that show a story, that are artful, sweet, thought provoking and show the beauty of nature, love, friendship, kindness." - Rocio from Your Sassy Self

"I love to see family photos. Family is so important and even if you don't think the pictures are great, they tell a story and I love to see those!" - Amanda from Green Tea and Cotton

 "I love natural photos that show a person's real personality. Nothing overly staged or forced looking." - Krystal from The Krystal Diaries

"Something fun, colorful & inspiring." - Linda from Brunch with Joy

Enter the Giveaway

This giveaway includes the following*:
  • Canon Rebel T5 DSLR Camera with Lens
  • Canon Rebel T5 Supplies**
  • The Beginner's Photography Guide
  • 2 Soft Box Lights
  • Enrollment into the Grow Your Instagram Mini Course
*Prize is subject to change based on availability. **Supplies may/may not be what is pictured in the giveaway image due to availability. This Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 1/12/16 at 12 a.m.. Entering below confirms that you agree to all terms and conditions within the rafflecopter widget.  Entries will be verified. Prizes sent via Amazon Prime for domestic winners (USA) or substitution of $500 cash & the Instagram Course given for international winners.


  1. What a great giveaway! I'm thinking a New Years resolution may include busting out my camera more!

  2. This is such a wonderful giveaway and I would love to win!

  3. I totally agree with you! I love travel photos too because it just adds to my to visit list!

  4. oh wow, loved reading about what kind of pictures everyone likes to look at. i love travel photos as well :) i don't need a new camera though, so hopefully someone who does wins! happy NYE!

  5. OMG, this is an amazing giveaway! Considering I am on the hunt for a new camera right this very second, I have all my fingers crossed :) Happy New Year!

  6. If I won, I'd use the camera to jump start a food blog and hone in on learning food styling and photography.

  7. If I won this giveaway I would probably cry because I really want a camera for My blog, youtube channel and Instagram! My parents can't afford it to get me a camera so she said, why don't you enter a giveaway and all the ones I have seen they have already ended and I have always been asking for a Canon Rebel T5 DSLR, it is my DREAM camera! I hope you can take the consideration to pick me and good luck to everyone else! xx 😘😝😌☺️

  8. Weird timing, I'm on the hunt for a new camera. I'd use it for blog photos! And to take a million pictures of my german shepherd everyday!

  9. i don't need a new camera but i would give it to a blogger who does to bless them with this giveaway. it really is a great starter kit!! lucky!!

  10. What a fabulous giveaway! I feel like even I could make photos look good with all the accessories you've got going on. Happy 2016, lady!

  11. Awesome giveaway!!! Better odds than the Powerball.

  12. I felt in love with this camera :)
    Would be an amazing gift :)

  13. This is something that you just read and read. You just can’t get tired of it.
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