What is it about Summer that really makes it stand out from the other seasons? Is it the warm weather that conjures up lazy days by the beach sipping cold lemonade or perhaps hiking in the woods and enjoying nature at its best? Whatever reasons you may enjoy Summer, here in our household, we love Summer because of the warmer weather (but then again, in California we enjoy warm weather pretty much year round). Although I’m not too crazy about the burning heat that can sometimes arise, it sure beats having to shiver through cold winter months wondering if you can jump out of the shower without freezing your butt off. For most people I would assume, Summer means going on vacation with the family and taking endless snapshots of everything that you’ve done and been to. Snapping a photo is so easy to come by nowadays what with cameras on phones and tablets, one really would have no excuse not to take a picture of well, anything. And since Summer is associated with creating vacationing memories, what you do with your photos is another thing entirely.
I enjoy taking photos but I’m not fanatic about it. I prefer taking photos of events and special circumstances like when my son does something cute or goofy. And to me, I think that’s really what taking great photos are all about. You capture a unique and unusual moment or action and it’s forever remembered as a photograph. Otherwise, your house would be cluttered with endless photos of things or people that are too mundane. However, if you’re those that can’t stop taking photos of everything, luckily there’s a really great photo keepsake company called Shutterfly to help you with your pictures. I’ve been using Shutterfly for many years from creating spectacular photo books to photo magnets to regular photos that just pops with incredible color and vibrancy. If you’ve never tried Shutterfly before, you’ll instantly notice the difference in the high quality of their prints and photo books. Shutterfly takes great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of their prints and photo gifts and I have yet to be disappointed in the quality of their products.
Currently, Shutterfly is running a unique contest on Facebook called “Shutterfly’s Long Live Summer Photo Contest” ( http://bit.ly/sweepS) where you can submit your favorite photo that matches the week’s theme for great prizes. The grand prize is a trip for four to The Bahamas and a professional photo shoot so you’ll remember your trip forever. The contest runs for 5 consecutive weeks starting on July 9th and ends on August 12th and the five weekly themes are:
• Week 1(7/9): Americana
• Week 2 (7/16): Great Outdoors
• Week 3 (7/23): Water Fun
• Week 4 (7/30): Sports & Activities
• Week 5 (8/6): Parties & Celebrations
And the prizes are:
• Instant win prizes just for submitting a photo!
• Weekly prizes (contestants can enter one time/week)
• Weekly featured photos: up to 5 weekly entries will be selected from the gallery and featured on the Facebook fan page and awarded a $500 gift card on Shutterfly and a copy of the new Lonely Planet travel photography book.
• Grand prize: trip for 4 to Bahamas, 4 nights, family photo shoot
Like I said, I’m not a fanatic when it comes to taking photos, but I’m definitely going to enter in Shutterfly’s photo contest. Now I just have to wow them with great photos!
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