Win My Book!

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On Monday, July 19 I’ll be giving away three signed copies of my new book, Canon 7D: From Snapshots to Great Shots, right here on my blog! If you win I’ll sign the book and ship it directly to you (U.S. only).

All you have to do to be eligible is post a comment below … that’s it!

Only one entry per person allowed, open only to US residents. Winners will be selected randomly on Monday, July 19, 2010.

Good luck!

Update: This contest is over; you can view the winners here.

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


  1. Dana July 12, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Yay! I’m first comment!
    I am hoping to get this camera next so……..I want this book!!

  2. Gordon Jones July 12, 2010 at 7:16 am

    I enjoy your blo posts. Always interesting and fun. I can always tell when you get busy, twitter gets quiet. Again thanks for sharing.

  3. shuntzy July 12, 2010 at 7:27 am

    yay im the 3rd to post a comment! always enjoy the content of your posts.. always in a good mood and joyful text! thanks for the effort and time you put into blogging and letting us in on your photog work

  4. TimH July 12, 2010 at 7:32 am

    I’ve been eying this book. I’d LOVE to have a signed copy to read and help me improve my snapshots. I feel like I’m so close to making my snapshots great.

  5. Rick July 12, 2010 at 7:39 am

    I want your autograph! Love your work!

  6. Mike July 12, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Love your work, also, Nicole. I recently bought a 7D, so we’ve something in common. Actually, I’ve converted to Canon from the Sony camp and am anxious to explore this whole new system.

    Keep up the great work.

  7. Breztech July 12, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Looks like a great book, look forward to checking it out.

  8. Pamela July 12, 2010 at 7:56 am

    I would love a chance to read your book! I miss you!!

  9. Lance Burns July 12, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Keep up the great work.

  10. Dana July 12, 2010 at 8:20 am

    I have been checking out your Photoshop tutorials on YouTube and have found them to be very valuable. I am planning on getting a 7D in the next month or two.

  11. Gary July 12, 2010 at 8:36 am

    This would be a big help! Thanks. :)

  12. Robert Milton July 12, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I would love to get this Nicole. Thanks. Have a great day!

  13. dennis July 12, 2010 at 8:49 am

    thanks, always like reading your blog

  14. joanE July 12, 2010 at 9:10 am

    This book looks so awesome! As always, love love your posts, both here, flickr, youtube and vimeo.
    You are an inspiration to me.

  15. Scott M July 12, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Love reading your photo blog. It’s one of my daily reads. I appreciate the straight forward approach you bring. I’ve been teaching myself to “shoot” by consuming everything I can get my hands on. It’s been one year and I’m not satisfied with where I’m at, so I guess that means I need your book!

    Thanks for your insights, keep up the great work.

  16. Adam July 12, 2010 at 9:43 am

    From the title, I’d guess this book is aimed at amateurs wanting to learn how to use DSLRs, not pros looking for 3rd party comprehensive guide to the 7d. Is that accurate?

    BTW – Where are the Hamburger stock shots?

  17. Anita Boeira July 12, 2010 at 9:47 am

    This is awesome! I love your photography.

  18. Matthew July 12, 2010 at 9:47 am

    You are a great inspiration to us Nicole.

  19. Glen July 12, 2010 at 9:48 am

    You’re an inspiration. Keep those wonderful blogs coming.

  20. Bill Crowther July 12, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Thanks for sharing your information so freely and helping us out with your great insights. And for offering this promotion. Thank you.

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  22. Axel Wilkinson July 12, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I’ve been considering picking this book up anyway, so I may as well enter.

    I appreciate all the info shared through your blog and twitter.

  23. David F July 12, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Your blog posts are very helpful. Thank you

  24. Carley E. July 12, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I can’t believe you went from a Sailor to a professional photographer! I hope I win :) :)

  25. T Garrett July 12, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Let’s see if I actually win something!

  26. Karen Johnson July 12, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Adding my name to the growing list of those interested in your book.

  27. Nicci Widener July 12, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I’m so excited to get my hands on this book, even though I’m a Nikon user!

  28. Justin S. July 12, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Oh pick me! Love your work and can’t wait to read your book.

  29. Eduardo July 12, 2010 at 10:43 am

    This is a great camera. Im learnig a lot, and getting some great images. Im sure that this book is also great. and it would be a vauables book for anyone.

  30. Jeremy July 12, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I’d love to have the book. I learn so much from your setups on the blog.

  31. Thom July 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Wow, great timing as I just bought the camera. :-) Thanks for all the sharing.

  32. Christina July 12, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Wow! I just got a 7D and your book would help me tremendously!

  33. Ron July 12, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Recently got into photography, would be nice to learn something from these book :)

  34. Linh July 12, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I have to say, I wouldn’t mind a 7D to go along with my 5D =)

  35. Steve D July 12, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I’ve got the 7D and the snap shots, now I need the book and Great shots!

  36. Ben July 12, 2010 at 11:37 am

    A book and an autograph would be cool! It would help me justify the upgrade to the 7D.

  37. Mitch July 12, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Hi – Would love to see your book; My main SLR is the 5dMkII and a rebel T2i as a spare body. You can see my work here: and would welcome comments too.

  38. Chris pick July 12, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Looks like a great book. Need to upgrade my 40d some time. Could apply techniques, then use this book with new body.

  39. Brian Shaub July 12, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I am a longtime video professional. I bought the 7D strictly for video. I love it!
    ever since I’ve been taking more and more photos and loving that. I would love to learn more about the photo end of the Canon 7D.

  40. tim proctor July 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Hi Nicole, I just found your blog through twitter. Looks like a great book.

  41. Kim B. July 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you Ms Young for sharing your knowledge with us. I would love to win the book.

  42. Ronnie July 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Your blog posts are very helpful. Thank you

  43. Kevin Winzeler July 12, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Send one my way, and I’ll pass it along to my followers.


  44. Zachary Long July 12, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks for all of the posts, I’m interested in the book as we just got a 7D to compliment our 5Dm2

  45. Julia Foster July 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I would love to win this book! I have been wanting to do more reading on the 7D.

  46. Nancy Thompson July 12, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    This looks like a wonderful book. I would love to know more about my 7D.

  47. Roe July 12, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Following you now on Twitter…

  48. gary r. July 12, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Add me to the list, please! I’ve got the 7D and I’d really love a book specifically about it. Thanks!

  49. Ken DeBolt July 12, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Can you sweeten the deal and giveaway a 7D too?

  50. dav.d July 12, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I am sure that I could use this book to improve my photography even though I photograph with a Canon 5DII and a Nikon D300. Oh and a film camera. Oh, and a Nikon D90. Oh, wait, do point and shoot cameras count?

    Either way, can’t wait to read the book!

  51. Colin Thomas July 12, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    looking forward to the book

  52. Ian S. July 12, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I’s sure this book has good information for the 5D Mk.I as well, for us non-video SLR lovers?

  53. Patrick Herrera July 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Just found out about your blog. I’ve sure enjoyed your photography on istockphoto. Hope to enjoy more of it in the book. :-)

  54. Stephanie July 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I absorb pretty much any book on photography I can find. I’m looking forward to reading your book

  55. Tova T. July 12, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    would love to win your new book! love your work!! :)

  56. wekempf July 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Love to win the book for my wife, the photographer of the family.

  57. Aaron Babcock July 12, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Nice. I totally forgot about your book. I unexpectedly bought a 7D as my backup camera this weekend (my 40D finally died). Keep up the great work!

  58. Adrienne K. July 12, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I would love this book!!!!

  59. b0b Mahoney July 12, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I will still continue to enjoy your blog posts even if I do not win, thanks.

  60. suemack July 12, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I would love to win your book Nicole, it would encourage me to explore the options and get the most out of my 7D. Keep up the great work!

  61. suemack July 12, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Just realised it’s only open to US citizens and I’m in NZ….. so please don’t put my name in the draw. xox sue

  62. Anselm July 12, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Having purchased a 7D in November, when heard you were writing this book, I added it to my “To Read” list. An autographed copy would be icing on what is sure to be a wonderful book.

  63. Cathy July 12, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I want to take great shots !

  64. Nancy T July 12, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Looks like a great book, and I would love to read it.

  65. David July 12, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Love the camera, so I should love this book

  66. Linda July 12, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    If the book is anything like your tutorials it should be awesome.

  67. Laurie July 12, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I would LOVE to win this book!!!

  68. G. Green July 12, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    I want to untangle the mystery that is the Canon 7D.

  69. Kim Wabel July 12, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Okay, so I”d love to win this book too. But I also love your blogs and tutorials.

  70. sam cooper July 12, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Congratulations on book #1! Your blogging and podcasting efforts have been very helpful.

  71. David A Rogers July 12, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Heres a comment. Hope the content doesn’t affect ones chances.

  72. Michael pollock July 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Hello. Great accomplishment.

  73. Robert July 12, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Looks like a great book. I’m enjoying improving my photography and I hope to get a 7D soon so winning this would be great!

  74. Scott July 12, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    You rocked in LOST.

  75. Wes July 12, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I always wanted to know someone famous ;)

  76. James Benet July 12, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    The sample chapter is great, congrats on the move and new studio, I’ll be getting the book when I visit the US this Christmas!

  77. Thomas Emmerich July 12, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I would an autographed copy of your book. But I’m not smart enough to read this darn captch code.

  78. Ben Ludwig July 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I have always enjoyed your blogs, and am hoping to be able to start a carrer in the stock photography. Thank you for the Photoshop quick tips. and thanks for the insperation that you give everyone in the photo community.

  79. Alex Vander Molen July 12, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I would love to win this book! You do great work and it would help me so very much!

  80. Iza July 13, 2010 at 1:16 am

    I would love to win this book. I’m sure it would make me switch from Nikon to Canon ;)

  81. Brett A. Rogers July 13, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Thoroughly enjoy your blog, thank you for being willing to share. You rock!

  82. Everett Wood July 13, 2010 at 5:49 am

    I look forward to reading your book. The 7D can be a complicated beast at times! I would LOVE to have an autographed copy!! Much success!

  83. Tony July 13, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Certainly a sneaky way to get comments. Oh Pleeze….pick me!!

  84. Mike A July 13, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing so freely.

  85. Anthony July 13, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Nicole – I love your stock photo portfolio. I’m looking forward to reading your book and trying some of the techniques.


  86. mitzs July 13, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I just upgraded from the Rebel XS to the 7D a couple of months ago and feel like I have entered into learning everything all over again. I would love to chance to win your new book. I would like to get to know my beloved 7D as itimately as my XS. Thank you for the chance.

  87. Rob B July 13, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Enjoy reading your blog. Would love to win this book!

  88. Steffan Antonas July 13, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Psyched about the release of your book. Literally just purchased my 7D yesterday. Here’s to making the most of the upgrade!

  89. Brad July 13, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Would love to have a copy of your book. I bet it’s great!

  90. Gabby O. July 13, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Always looking to expand my perspective!

  91. Elsie McDonald Lopez July 13, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I JUST got the 7D and I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win your book! I hope I win. You’re awesome for doing this!

  92. Chad McDermott July 13, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    A book?!?! Now I am even more impressed. And a chance to win it – WOW.


  93. John Neff July 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I would love your book as I love your work on iStock!

  94. David Kelly July 14, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I’ve recently just got a 7D so I’m very interested in your book – the sample chapter looks very good indeed.

  95. Stephen July 14, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    I would love a chance to read your book!

  96. Jason July 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Your blog is great! I bet that comes through in the book!

  97. John Ho July 15, 2010 at 6:37 am

    The pics on your blog inspires me to push myself to take better pictures! Many, many thanks for sharing them and all your experience with us.

  98. Deirdre E.P. July 15, 2010 at 7:10 am

    My husband wants to start in the photography business so I’m hoping to get the book for him. your site is beautiful BTW. Thanks.

  99. Rainier Arenas July 15, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Recently upgraded my DSLR to a 7D and came across your blog via Flickr Groups!

  100. Meggan July 15, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Just found your blog and have been recommending it to friends. Love your work and tutorials!

  101. Gregory T. July 15, 2010 at 10:58 am

    The book looks fantastic and the photos that you chose to illustrate your points are great. I have mentioned it to everyone that I meet that has a 7D.

  102. Jason July 15, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Geez – 101 entries…(well, 102 now)

    If the entry comes from a blogger/podcaster who interviewed you, can he get it autographed?


  103. Nicole July 15, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Wow, I have a lot of competition here! 101 comments already! That’s because it is an AWESOME book! Who wouldn’t want a free autographed copy?

    Plus you’ve taught me something else very valuable: If I give away something cool on my own blog maybe I’ll get 100+ comments, too. :)

    Crossing my fingers.

  104. Verlina "SuperMom" July 15, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I’ve enjoyed learning from your blog and checking out your iStock portfolio!
    You Rock!

  105. Nicole July 15, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    As always love your work and I’m a fan of your blog as well. I’m so excited about your new book!! Love to own a signed book! :)

  106. John Crider July 15, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I have followed you on twitter since I heard you on TWIP. I no longer listen to TWIP but I still read your tweets. I can’t wait to see what you have to say in your book.

  107. Mike Peterson July 15, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I love your site and photos. I am starting to get into the pro side of photography and have found your tips and tutorials amazing.

  108. kewphoto July 15, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    So far a one-in-108 chance of winning. Worth it.

  109. Joe July 16, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I am going to buy this book anyways but if I win then I will give my unsigned copy to a friend that I talked into buying a 7D also.

  110. Kitty Mason July 16, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Love your blog, esp. loved the recent newborn photos. My daughter in law is in labor as I’m writing this. I’m so excited and can’t wait to take some photos of my first grandchild.
    Always love your tutorials and would love to have a book autographed by you.
    Thanks! :)

  111. Nolan Hauke July 16, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Count me in to win! I love the 7D and have found it changing my photography… and video!

  112. [bastian.] July 16, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Congrats to your book. I hope I won´t win. That would be quite expensive since I would have to buy myself a 7D first.

  113. Brandon Blue July 16, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Like so many others, I would LOVE THIS CAMERA! Your book would be a pretty good start. And the autograph would be a bonus.

  114. Jeff Powell July 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Just got a 7D a month ago :)

  115. Renee July 16, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Beautiful cover shot!

  116. David Singh July 16, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I looking forward to this book. I’m undecided between the 7D and T2i for my needs and think that this book will be great in helping me decide.

    My last camera was a Canon EOS 3 – 35mm.

  117. matmaxx July 16, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Love your work, would love to have the 7D – but I’m also fine with your book.
    btw – I am from Germany. If I win, I’ll pay the shipping myself ;-]

  118. Donovan July 16, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    I’m from Canada, so I’m not eligible to win. That ok though because I bought the book as soon as I heard about it. It’s very well done and hopefully with help me improve my photos.

  119. Shahbaaz July 16, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Pick me! I wanna learn how!

  120. Brekke Felt July 17, 2010 at 2:11 am

    So cool about the new book! I have been watching for it in stores. Grats!

  121. Kortney Jarman July 17, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I would love a copy of this book. Looking at picking up a 7D this weekend.

  122. Dean Massalsky July 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    The 122nd comment, not unlike my 122nd shot, is ALWAYS the best one. :)

    I bought my 7D last month, and while I am still learning, your site has been very helpful, both directly for the camera, and in many general photo friendly areas.

    Keep up the good work!

  123. Jill Gibbons July 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Looks like an interesting read!

  124. Stephanie Frey July 17, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    I already purchased the book. Whoever wins won’t be disappointed. Wonderful book!

  125. janetwoodard July 17, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    I have your book and although I haven’t tried the challenges yet, I’m very excited to get started.

    I purchased the 7D to take to Israel, my pictures were so unforgettable I tried to blame it on the camera, then I decided to read the user guide, which lead to an Amazon search to your book and of all the books I purchased so far, around 10, yours is what I was looking for.

  126. César Santiago July 18, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Even though I am a nikon user I”ve been following your blog for quite sometime, and all of your posted info has actually improved my hobby a lot. Thanks for everything, especially for being a teacher.

  127. Andrej July 19, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Looks like a great source of information, would love to get it!

  128. Robert July 19, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I have the camera. Only need the book.

  129. Jess July 19, 2010 at 10:44 am

    If I win could you inscribe it “you can pick your nose and you can pick your snapshots, but you can’t wipe your snapshots on your pants.” ?
    Just kidding :)

  130. Rod Conkrite July 19, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Good luck with the book!!!!

  131. Karen July 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Love your work and your tutorials

  132. Cathmo July 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Would love a copy!

  133. Bryan July 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    I’m currently saving gor a 7D this would be a very handy addition.

    Good luck all


  134. Mike W July 19, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I hope to win a copy! Looks fantastic!

  135. Mike W July 19, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Hope to win!

  136. [ken] July 19, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Looks like a great book! Good luck with it.

  137. Josh July 19, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    This looks like it will be a great book!! I hope to win a copy, but if not I will have to buy one.

  138. James Gates July 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I look forward to reading your book!

  139. Geoff R July 19, 2010 at 4:57 pm


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