Photography Education Sale & Amazing Giveaway!

You are in for a real treat today!

I’m not giving you a new recipe, or rattling on about my life as of lately. It’s much much better. I’ve been thinking about this blog. It takes a lot of time & energy & money. I enjoy it. I would be really sad to let it go. I’ve learned a lot over the last couple of years. This learning has been mostly good, some bad and maybe a tiny bit ugly.

I look at food blogs and I’m drawn in first by the photos, long before the recipes even begin. When I first began, my pictures were certainly not pictures I was proud of.  Today, I still look at certain sites and I’m in total shock and ahhhh at their beautiful pictures, that take my breath away! I’m learning to take pretty pictures, and little by little they are improving over time.

I’m asked through comments and emails: What Camera do you use? What lenses do you own? I’m happy to tell you, but  . . . that isn’t the secret to a good picture!

I use a Canon 5D Mark III. My go to lenses for food photography are: 100mm 2.8 and 50mm 1.2 lens. I love both, but recently the 100mm hasn’t left my camera. Yes, I have a nice camera and a couple of great lenses, but I needed to learn how to use them. I’m very lucky.  I have four very talented daughters and two of them are crazy about photography.

My daughter Chantri K. + Nicole K. own and operate –  True Atelier: Photography for Creatives .  I quickly realized that it didn’t matter how nice my equipment was, my pictures just didn’t look like their pictures did! They have invested a lot of time and energy to produce digital guides & books that educate the wanna-be photographer.  That would be me.

I decided to take advantage of that knowledge, and I’m thankful I did.  It made it so simple for me to learn and understand how to use MANUAL MODE, LIGHTING, RAW, etc.

I soon realized some IMPORTANT STUFF:

Myth:  I need an expensive Camera, and expensive lenses.

Fact:  If you don’t know how to  TAKE YOUR CAMERA OFF THE AUTO SETTING, you will not get the picture you desire. Invest in education and one good lens!

Myth:  I need to buy better props and backdrops, then my pictures will look better.

Fact:  If you don’t understand the IMPORTANCE OF LIGHT in food photography or any type of photography, your pictures will never look good!  I don’t have any special lighting equipment.  I’ve learned the secrets of using Natural Light!

Raw or jpg? What? If you don’t know the difference between TAKING PICTURES IN RAW VS. JPG Oh! You really should.

Once you learn that, you must learn a bit about EDITING and ACTIONS and more and more and more!

So . . .

I am extremely excited to announce one of the BIGGEST sales of all time! For two days only (until midnight 1/28th) True Atelier’s digital education bundle will be on sale at an astonishing 89% OFF! That’s a value of $124.99 for ONLY $14.99!


DON’T WAIT! Purchase yours at WWW.TRUEATELIERSHOP.COM or clicking HERE!


BUT WAIT!! That’s not all!! I have TWO of their Beautiful (printed) Guides to GIVEAWAY!! A $64.99 value!!

Thanks to this giveaway is extremely easy to enter! All you need to do is click on the link below, provide your name and email address (so that I have a way of contacting you) and follow the steps to enter. You could have 7 entries total if you choose to optimize your chance at winning! It’s really as easy as that. Winners will be announced on Thursday, January 20th.

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True Atelier’s popular photography education for moms and other photography enthusiasts is now available in a digital bundle priced at $110 OFF for these two days ONLY! This amazing educational set contains: DIGITAL VOLUME ONE | PHOTOGRAPHY A GUIDE FOR ENTHUSIASTS (retail: $49.99) – Simple and practical applications for beautiful everyday photos, whether you use a dSLR, a point-and-shoot, or a camera phone (in PDF format for digital reading). True Atelier’s complete mentoring guide in gorgeous magazine layout leaves no stone unturned when it comes to educational topics for the photography lover. This guide is great for mothers, bloggers, entrepreneurs, or hobbyists. This in depth digital magazine will help you master your dSLR camera, manual mode, lighting, compostion, and more, including practical applications for shooting with any type of camera (ie. a point-and-shoot or a camera phone.) Pair it with True Atelier’s EVERYDAY WORKFLOW ACTION SET and EDITING VIDEO and you have access to True Atelier’s complete training kit.COVER - VOLUME ONE - ENTHUSIASTSGuide 1EVERYDAY WORKFLOW ACTION SET: (retail: $44.99) – True Atelier’s custom photoshop actions made for Photoshop CS3 and above. These time saving actions give you clean, crisp and classic looking edits that work for location, back-lit, and studio images. This powerful action set gives you the 9 customizable actions that the ladies of True Atelier use on EVERY session, EVERY DAY! * Please note that these actions are designed for Photoshop CS3 and above. These actions are NOT fully compatible with Photoshop Elements as you must have access to layers.Action Set and VideosBefore & After 1Before & After 2EVERYDAY WORKFLOW EDITING VIDEO: (retail: $34.99) – The ladies of True Atelier take you step-by-step, through their everyday editing workflow. Glean from a full hour of video instruction with details on downloading, backing up, rating and choosing images, editing in Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop, and saving for both print and web. See live screen shots of the editing process for images from outdoor sessions, back-lit sessions, and studio sessions. BONUS VIDEO | RECORDING YOUR OWN ACTIONS IN PHOTOSHOP: (retail: $4.99) – Learn how to create and record your VERY OWN actions in Photoshop. This entire bundle will be delivered via email with links to download materials, and links and passwords for videos. No Shipping will be charged with this deal.

Nicole + Chantri True Atelier: Photography for Creatives

I’m so excited for you! This ends soon, so act fast.  


Remember: The Photography bundle sale is only (until midnight 1/28th) True Atelier’s digital education bundle will be on sale at an astonishing 89% OFF! That’s a value of $124.99 for ONLY $14.99!


You can purchase it here:   WWW.TRUEATELIERSHOP.COM 

To enter the  beautiful Photography Book Giveaway enter here: Click HERE TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY!   Leave me a sweet comment as well . . . that would also be nice! (not required though)

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This giveaway has closed, and winners will be emailed shortly!

  • Diana - 01/28/2014 - 12:19 am

    Oh, I hope to win! Thank you for the possibility, Jonna 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 01/28/2014 - 7:31 am

      Hi Diana,

      I really did buy this same Education bundle! It really is how I learned to really use my camera and finally take a better picture.
      I hope that people will take advantage of such a great price. It’s awesome!

      Thank you,

  • Bonnie - 01/28/2014 - 4:04 am

    Enjoying your recipes and helps!ReplyCancel