Book Giveaway: A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book

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95 inspiring ideas for photographing your friends, your world, and yourself
Authors and sisters, Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman.
95 inspiring ideas for photographing your friends, your world, and yourself

95 inspiring ideas for photographing your friends, your world, and yourself

Capture your everyday life with the help of A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book (Amphoto Books, 2013). Authors Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman share 95 tips, photo challenges, and photo projects for your memories. Keep a visual diary of your life by snapping stunning photos of your daily outfits, your travels, and even food!

Whether using a smartphone or dSLR camera, you will learn essential techniques on how to take a great picture. This book features over 50 photo tips and vivid colored photo examples for each. Readers will learn how to create beautiful backdrops, capture emotion, find the perfect lighting, and much more. Then enjoy over 25 projects that will show off your photos which include the following: memory magnets, canvas photo transfers, cupcake toppers, homemade guest soaps, and custom smartphone case.

Leave a comment on this post before the deadline-11:59 P.M. EDT, August 21 and you could take home a copy of A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book. The winner will be chosen at random, announced and contacted via email the week of August 26.

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Comments (56)

Carly_Sue writes: I would love to win this book. It looks 'chuck full' of wonderful ideas.
Posted: 3:07 pm on February 25th
sullibrate writes: I would love to win this inspiring book! Great title, sounds like my life...A Beautiful Mess!
Posted: 3:27 pm on August 21st
erey writes: This book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway :)
Posted: 11:21 pm on August 20th
kentuckygirl1961 writes: Thanks for this fantastic opportunity! Pick me!!!!
Posted: 2:52 pm on August 20th
cnuland writes: Thanks for the chance to win this book - it looks great!
Posted: 12:35 pm on August 20th
art2heart writes: I take pictures of everything! Looks like I need to add this book to my library. Love the ideas & inspiration. Would love to find out how to incorporate my pics into a daily journal.
Posted: 10:18 am on August 12th
SmallTownStitcher writes: Elsie and Emma are so cute! I'd love to have their new book!
Posted: 6:13 am on August 12th
samsstuff writes: I'd love to win, you can never have too many photography books :)
Posted: 8:08 pm on August 11th
KristyLChan writes: I love their blog - if this book could teach me how to photgraph half as well as they do I would love to win it
Posted: 5:59 pm on August 11th
bm528 writes: Have 4 a wonderful daughter and 4 grandchildren that are really into creative endeavors. Would love this book to share with them. It sounds like a real winner.
It would be great to have this books.

Posted: 5:51 pm on August 11th
nexttripp writes: You had me at the title, how clever of a name. Looks like an inspiring book I'd love to add this to my collection.
Posted: 9:48 am on August 11th
bozocat writes: What a wonderful idea for a book!
Posted: 8:29 am on August 11th
Ltcsig writes: What a fun, colorful book. Congratulations to the sister authors!
Posted: 12:00 am on August 11th
squirrel_ee writes: I certainly need some tips on how to make pictures better. I love these two and the blog.
Posted: 11:52 pm on August 10th
soexperimental writes: wow, just what I need for me and my daughter. I would love to win this exciting looking book, M
Posted: 11:47 pm on August 10th
BettySewsAlot writes: I want this Book!
Posted: 11:28 pm on August 10th
db7cook writes: Sounds like a great book with great information and inspiration.
Posted: 11:20 pm on August 10th
2083Ward writes: I am interested in the photo projects, especially the photo canvas transfers. Since I teach crafts, this would give me lots of inspiration and new projects to teach. MissElaineous Paintings
Posted: 9:53 pm on August 10th
Gardeningcats writes: I love using photos to document my progress on projects, before & after, etc. This sounds like it would have some fun ideas to enhance that!
Posted: 8:07 pm on August 10th
christaj3 writes: This would be an awesome book for me! I just love taking photos and capturing moments in life which I can always keep. But my photo taking abilities haven't, unfortunately, kept up with the technology over the past decade and it seems as though its become more an more difficult to snap a photo which I'm proud to display or use in Scrapbooking. Thanks!!
Posted: 7:26 pm on August 10th
Robyn_sews writes: I enjoy taking pictures and this book looks so interesting.
Posted: 2:38 pm on August 10th
CraftingGal writes: Looks like a wonderful book. Thank you for the chance to win!!

Posted: 11:21 am on August 10th
Nannysc writes: Oh, WOW ~ could I ever use this book! I love crafting and am teaching granddaughters now and this could be such a useful tool. Thank you so much!
Posted: 10:03 am on August 10th
Sillydilly writes: I would love to win this book. I could take this book home with me. Thank you
Posted: 7:57 am on August 10th
kozykitty writes: This looks really good! I hope I win it!
Posted: 7:56 am on August 10th
user-2335863 writes: This looks like an interesting book.
Posted: 7:09 am on August 10th
claire2810 writes: This book sounds like a really great one to have in your repertoire. Thanks for this opportunity to win it.
Posted: 3:57 am on August 10th
HomespunHouse writes: Sounds like a great book!
Posted: 12:28 am on August 10th
newtoregon writes: I read the description of this book...and would love to own it.
thank you for the chance
Posted: 11:41 pm on August 9th
zcrafter writes: What a great looking book! I would love to use some of the ideas to take photos of my family Christmas celebration.
Posted: 11:27 pm on August 9th
peggytil writes: I would love to have this book.
Posted: 10:08 pm on August 9th
cscaccio writes: The website is so inspiring I would love to see how they do it!
Posted: 9:09 pm on August 9th
coolfurniturelady writes: Me, too. Thanks for sharing!
Posted: 7:24 pm on August 9th
Bonnie52 writes: Love the ideas on the cover! I sometimes use photography as a tool in my acrylic paintings. I'd love some fresh ideas!
Posted: 6:45 pm on August 9th
mammasharon writes: What a wonderful idea to ponder on a hot Friday afternoon in summer! Thanks for offering us a chance to win a copy of this inspirational book.
Posted: 6:14 pm on August 9th
mammasharon writes: What a wonderful idea to ponder on a hot Friday afternoon in summer! Thanks for offering us a chance to win a copy of this inspirational book.
Posted: 6:13 pm on August 9th
mammasharon writes: What a wonderful idea to ponder on a hot Friday afternoon in summer! Thanks for offering us a chance to win a copy of this inspirational book.
Posted: 6:13 pm on August 9th
bccrane writes: This book looks awesome! Would love to win a copy!
Barbara
Posted: 5:56 pm on August 9th
sharonp123 writes: I click, click, click every day - but what to do with all my works of art? This book could show me the way :-)
Posted: 5:47 pm on August 9th
Ramona1 writes: Looks like a book that I need to add to my library! I have tons of pics of nature & candids (mostly) of family & friends that I haven't really done anything with...
Posted: 5:35 pm on August 9th
dotgirl writes: If the book is anything like the blog, I'm sure it's great!

Posted: 5:22 pm on August 9th
decorchick writes: I have nothing to add that Greeneyes21 has already said. She is my new inspiration. You go girl.
Posted: 5:17 pm on August 9th
greeneyes21 writes: I'm 86 and I photograph the flowers and the bees, the brooks and the trees to share with others through my yearly calendar which I make from "scratch". I would really love to have this book to get new ideas for keeping daily records of even ordinary things like Christening gowns and buntings I sew for preemies at the ICU unit the hospital. I never think about photographing the little clothes, or photographing other lovely things I do each day.
Posted: 4:44 pm on August 9th
Kyrielle writes: This looks like a great book. I'd love to win it!
Posted: 4:42 pm on August 9th
littlemissprim writes: what fun!!! would love this... just started keeping a notebook with all my projects.. this would be divine!
Posted: 4:31 pm on August 9th
SoPark writes: Great timing! I just got a new camera and am eager to learn all I can to create wonderful photographs.
Posted: 4:23 pm on August 9th
smfsprout writes: This book would be wonderful for those of us who would rather be behind the camera than in front of it.
Posted: 4:13 pm on August 9th
Doreenkt writes: This looks like an awesome book with great ideas for getting your creativity going. Thanks for having this giveaway.
Posted: 4:00 pm on August 9th
Montag_and_Mildred writes: I follow the A Beautiful Mess blog and love it! I also recently got myself a Nikon DSLR and would love to make the most of it so any inspiration and advice I could get from this book would be great!
Posted: 6:37 pm on August 8th
sunnyb64 writes: I'm just getting back into scrapbooking, so I'd love to get some ideas for photographing the everyday stuff (especially since I'm also a newlywed!) Thanks for the opportunity!
Posted: 8:43 am on August 8th
talbaity writes: Would love to start crafting again! Ability of taking a great picture will be a bonus!
Posted: 11:30 pm on August 7th
talbaity writes: Would love to start crafting again! Ability of taking a great picture will be a bonus!
Posted: 11:29 pm on August 7th
Papertangler writes: What a wonderful book. I have been making cards for years and just starting to scrapbook my first grandbabygrand baby....so this would be so useful to guide me.
Posted: 8:21 pm on August 7th
daisycarpi writes: I love to win this book,thanks!
Posted: 7:22 pm on August 7th
peggycase writes: This book looks wonderful, I love taking pictures and it looks like it has a lot of great ideas. Thank you for having this event. PEggy
Posted: 5:10 pm on August 7th
lesnoces writes: would love to win this, thank you!
Posted: 3:24 pm on August 7th
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