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W. A. Giveaway #2 - Photography Workshop in NYC

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My second giveaway is dedicated to a joy that was unmasked through this blog... a love for photography ... capturing images the way I see them. When I started this blog, I started with an Olympus point and shoot that was very dear to me, until, one day, it died. I upgraded to a Canon point & shoot basic version, not much better in terms of sophistication. I was still toddlering about this form of expression. After about two years of blogging, and, countless hours of ogling gorgeous foodgasmic photos from some of my favorite food bloggers, I decided it was time to take the plunge and get the big girl camera. I got a Nikon D5000 and that has been my loyal companion since on all my photo journeys and escapades!

I have been asked many times, how I learned to shoot. I don't really know how to answer this because I had no method or class. I twiddled around with the buttons, setting, style, everything for a long time and took a giant leap of faith in myself, a deep breath and plunged right into it. All the while, knowing full well that this is going to be a long and continuous journey of learning and there was no point in thinking about where I was now. I looked to where I wanted to be and drew inspiration from all the photographers around the web! I have a style now but I get bored of it soon enough and yearn to change it. I come across a new style of photos and I try to emulate, tweek, change, get comfortable... move on!

It's the best hobby for the very restless, easily distracted, yet obstinate people... like ME! :) This blog is a journal of that growth and even as I cringe when I look at the photos of yester years, I am filled with a sense of pride on how far I have come from there.

So, here I am, putting myself out there once more through this giveaway - a Photography Workshop for you from me.


Giveaway #2: HALF DAY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR TWO
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Details:

1. Through this hands-on workshop, you will learn food styling tips, how to work with natural light and how to handle post production. I will walk you through the techniques of using camera, setting up the subject (study of lighting and styling) and developing an unique style signature.
2. Two winners will be chosen. Non-residents of NYC can participate if you can travel to the city.
3. Date: A mutually (between the three of us) agreed upon day before December 31, 2013.
4. Location: New York City, Indoor or On-Location, weather permitting.

Region: New York

Giveaway Ends on: June 24, 11:59 PM, EST

General Rules:

To participate in the giveaway, you can do one or all of the below. Each one will be counted as a separate entry -

1. Leave a COMMENT on the giveaway post declaring intention to participate
2. If you haven't already, LIKE the fork spoon knife Facebook page that is brand spanking new
3. If you don't already, FOLLOW me on twitter (@ashafsk) and TWEET this giveaway with tag @ashafsk and hashtags #forkspoonknife and #madebyasha
4. If you don't already, FOLLOW me on Instagram (ashafsk)
5. If you don't already, FOLLOW me on Pinterest (@ashafsk)

For NEW Likes and Follows only. However, tweets from old and new followers count as an entry. For new followers, please leave me a comment here saying you did so. Thank you.

Specific Rules:
1. Please include #fskgiveaway2 in your tweets

Announcement: Winners will be picked and announced within a week after the closure of the giveaway.

Wooden Anniversary Giveaway #1 - Something Homemade, Something Local

I am probably the only one who didn't know that a five year milestone is scripted in Wood, until last week! So cool! So anyway, here I am, totally kicked for having completed five glorious years of a roller coaster ride. It is still sinking in, even as I celebrate; so, if I suddenly start sounding crazy and maverick in a week or so, then just... well.. laugh along, will ya?! :)

As I mentioned in my announcement post, I want to share the joy and celebrations with you all who have made this possible and I have a series of giveaways lined up for you guys in different regions of the world.

The
Basic Rules to Play
are as below.
{Additional specific rules will be listed with the giveaway, if applicable.}

1. Giveaways will be announced one a week, starting today.

2. Each giveaway will run for 14 days from the day of announcement until 11:59 PM, EST, of the last day. {I will use the time stamp}

3. To participate in the giveaway, you can do one or all of the below. Each one will be counted as a separate entry -

a. Leave a COMMENT on the giveaway post declaring intention to participate
b. If you haven't already, LIKE the fork spoon knife Facebook page that is brand spanking new
c. If you don't already, FOLLOW me on twitter (@ashafsk) and TWEET this giveaway with tag @ashafsk and hashtags #forkspoonknife and #madebyasha
d. If you don't already, FOLLOW me on Instagram (ashafsk)
e. If you don't already, FOLLOW me on Pinterest (@ashafsk)

For NEW Likes and Follows only. However, tweets from old and new followers count as an entry. For new followers, please leave me a comment here saying you did so. Thank you.

4. Winners will be picked and announced within a week after the closure of the giveaway

5. All giveaways will be valid until Dec 31, 2013 and can be redeemed (as mutual schedule works) in that time frame

That's it. 5 simple rules. 5 different ways to win! :)

So, let's go with the details of the first in this series. This one is for my readers in the United States -

SOMETHING HOMEMADE, SOMETHING LOCAL

Homemade Jam

My first giveaway is a Foodie Gift Hamper of five food items including homemade goodies {#madebyasha :)} and taste of some local New York farmers' produce (such as honey).

I will work with you on any dietary restrictions and preferences (especially, for items made by me) to create a basket that will be distinctively personal and lovingly made and selected. If you have specific things that you like from the site and that can handle transport, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Region: Continental US

Giveaway Ends on: June 17, 11:59 PM, EST

General Rules: As above

Specific Rules:
1. To qualify, please let me know your favorite savory or sweet recipe from this blog in your comment.
2. Include #fskgiveaway1 in your tweets

Thank you for playing and looking forward to hearing from you. Your comments provide valuable feedback and I appreciate every single one of them!
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