Win My New Book! Canon 60D: From Snapshots to Great Shots

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:14+00:00 December 20th, 2010|97 Comments

It’s official! My new book, EOS Canon 60D: From Snapshots to Great Shots, is in-stock and available to order! Earlier this year I wrote the Canon 7D version of the book, and so when the 60D was rumored to come out I was asked to revise my book to work for the 60D. This is the second book I’ve written for this Snapshots series … of which there are a ton of other books written by several other amazing and talented authors. :)

So, to kick off my book release I’m going to be giving away THREE signed copies of my book to my readers! Everyone is eligible … all you have to do is comment on the blog for a shot at one of the books! Be sure you include your email address so I can contact you for your address if you get picked.

Comments will close on January 4th at 12:00 MST, and shortly after that I will randomly pick the three names. Good luck!

Update: The commenting period for this giveaway is now closed—winners will be announced shortly. :)

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. Chris Pugh December 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Awesome! Been thinking about picking up the 60D.

  2. Eddie Tabata December 20, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Will the book be available in a local bookstore or just online? I’m looking to finally upgrade my XT. With two kids in the household upgrading is last on the list.:)

  3. Andrew Garner December 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Can’t wait to check it out.

  4. Trent B December 20, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I’m getting a 60D this week, so the timing is great. I’ll take one if I’m lucky enough to win it.

  5. Andrew King December 20, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Pick me!

  6. Hal Warren December 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    need it for my Christmas present that is a surprise (shhh)

  7. dav.d December 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Me, me, me!!

  8. Gary Simmons December 20, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I have a 60D coming for Christmas, and I love books!

  9. Ann December 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Count me in too….

  10. Noel December 20, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I bought the 7D version book, I hope I can get some ideas with the 60D book…

  11. jac December 20, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I almost bought the book on Amazon until I realized that I do not own any Canons anymore ;-)
    The book looks great Nicole.

  12. Hamish Carpenter December 20, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Looking to upgrade my 50d. The book looks great. Congratulations!

  13. Scott Ferguson December 20, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Hi Nicole,
    Long time follower, first time commenter. Just wanted to say I love your work, and the chance to win one of your fabulous books was too much to resist.
    All the best!

  14. Laurie December 20, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    That would be such an awesome Christmas present!

  15. Caroline December 20, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Oooo! What a great giveaway!

  16. Peter December 20, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I really like your photos and the two minute tips. :)

    Peter from Hungary

  17. ROB December 20, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Love the front page image…would like to see the inside. All the better it would be a signed copy too. Happy Christmas.

  18. Phil Goora December 20, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Got the 60D, amazing. But I need to learn more about it. Going from a pro cam to the canon 60D….Yikes.

  19. Rajesh Kumar December 20, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Been following your blog and learn a lot. Would have a go at the book now :-) best wishes…

  20. Josh Foxworthy December 20, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Awesome!!! Thanks for the opportunity Nicole. I just signed up for the chance at Rob Sylvans book. Have a fun and safe holiday. Looking forward to reading your blog in 2011.

  21. Jeff Revell December 20, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Congrats Nicole on the release of your second book. I’m sure it will be a huge hit.


  22. Glen December 20, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I look forward to your posts, I subscribe using google reader and quite often share your posts with others. Keep up the good work!

  23. Thomas December 20, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    The autographed version of this book will be valuable someday. I’m ready.

  24. Bill December 20, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I got a 60d, 100mm 2.8L, and 50mm 1.4 only a few months ago so this book will come in handy!

  25. Patrick December 20, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Hi Nicole,
    Please include me in your draw for a copy of your book. A guide to my 60D would be fantastic.
    Thank you,

  26. Eldon Yoder December 20, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    …Love the blog… TWIP… Your work… A book would be wonderful.

  27. Jeremy December 20, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    I’d love a copy, the other books is great.

  28. Magnus December 21, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Congrats, time for me to upgrade to a 60d/7d from 350d now and try to get the book.

    Thanks, Magnus

  29. Lindsay Z December 21, 2010 at 12:20 am

    What a nice resource this would be for my first DSLR. I’m currently loving my 60D and will pick up the book [if I don’t win one ;-)]. Thanks for all your hard work.

  30. Cherylann December 21, 2010 at 12:29 am

    I’d love to win the book! I love your work. Your two minute tips are great as well.

  31. Michael James December 21, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Congrats on the book. Lot of work putting it together I’m sure. Saw some BTScenes shots/setup of some pasta dishes you shot. Love that front window natural light setup! Very cool. Lovely stock work Nicole. Wish I had an eye for that stuff. It eludes me. Cheers.

  32. Luke Manhood December 21, 2010 at 1:45 am

    The book looks perfect for me. Just got my new 60D last week!

  33. Rick Arnold December 21, 2010 at 1:58 am

    I wish the book would come with a new 60D too, but the book would be great by itself too :)

  34. John Tilyard December 21, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Hi Nicole I have a 60D and have had a look at your 7D book and nearly bought it then I thought, wait, Nicole will be quick off the mark! Thanks for the chance – John in Sydney

  35. Thomas Kristensen December 21, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Hi Nicole

    I own two copies of your 7d book, a real one and a Kindle edition and I have to say your book really has helped me get the most from my camera.

    I love the way you write clearly and understandably and your photos are amazing :-)

    Best wishes from
    Thomas in Denmark

  36. Jovan December 21, 2010 at 7:32 am

    It would be great Christmas gift to me. Great giveaway Nicole :)

  37. Gordon Jones December 21, 2010 at 8:02 am

    I really enjoyed th 7D book.

  38. Dave December 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I’d love to have a copy, even though I’m shooting 40D.

  39. Tim Burgess December 21, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Would complement my new 60d perfectly! :D

  40. Sarah Noelia Garcia Ocampo December 21, 2010 at 9:58 am


  41. Loris Stavrinides December 21, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Wow, that would be a great book to have! Thanks for the contest! :)

  42. Debbie December 21, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I’m thinking of upgrading from the Canon Rebel XTi to the 60D

  43. Heather Mathias December 21, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Congrats on your book release!!

  44. Katie Caress December 21, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I have the 7D one. Can’t wait to read this.

  45. Duygu Ozen December 21, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I could use this book with my new 60D, my second camera to be! :))

  46. Lauren December 21, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    all I want for Christmas! :)

  47. tolga December 21, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    oh yes!
    this is a great xmas present for me :-)

    thanx a lot Nicole!

  48. Prerna@IndianSimmer December 21, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Gosh, u HAVE to pick me!! :-)

  49. camstl December 21, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I enjoy your writing and photography. Looking forward to reading your book!

  50. Steve December 21, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Really would be cool to replace my old 30D with this cool new 60D.

  51. Susan December 21, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Thanks, Nicole, for all you do: I’ve learned a lot from you on your blog, you tube, and listening to you on Photofocus podcasts with Scott Bourne now and then!

  52. Lee December 21, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Not really a Canon shooter but know I could learn a lot from your new book!

  53. Boyishi December 21, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Congrats on the book, a simple concept everyone can learn from.

  54. Stephen December 21, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Love the 60D. Gonna get it in a few weeks.

  55. Augie De Blieck Jr. December 21, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    I love my new Canon 60D, but I also realize I have more to learn about it. This is my first choice of books to learn from, so I’ll cross my fingers…. Thanks!

  56. Adrien December 22, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Hi Nicole,
    I really enjoy all your 2 minute tips.
    I’m about to get the Canon 60D for Christmas, I’d love to get your book! I’ve looked through the 7D version and it seemed really helpful. Count me in! ;)

  57. Todd December 22, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Thanks for the giveaway offer Nicole, and by the way that’s a great looking cover

  58. George Loch December 22, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Awesome! Sign me up :)

  59. Tem Breum December 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I’d like a shot at this book too :)

  60. ed December 23, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Hello Nicole is one incredible photographer. I have her book for the 7D and this would be another great addition to my library

  61. Scott Donaghe December 23, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Nicole, count me in.

  62. Ben December 23, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I would love to read a book written by an awsome Photographer.

  63. numbeos December 27, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Happy new year Nicole and congrats on your new book…

  64. Katy December 27, 2010 at 11:27 am

    this book looks great! So excited!

  65. Rob Oresteen December 27, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I’m glad they came out with the 60D…every bit of a 7D without a few bells & whistles…I still use my 30D so maybe it’s time for an upgrade…

  66. WeiAun December 29, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Was looking for a book and found your post looks interesting will check out your book when it is out

  67. Allan December 29, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Great image on the cover.

  68. Edward Redondo December 29, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Looking forward to the book!

  69. Wes December 29, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    congrats on the new book!

    ive looked at a few books and found that they left something to be desired so I look forward to this one as I follow on twitter and have always found your work engaging.

    best wishes for the new year! heres hoping i win a book too!

  70. dennis December 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    yeah for contest

  71. zenld December 29, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    always looking for a good photography book.

  72. Jeremy December 29, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Hi Nicole, great to see the success you’re having with the books. I hope 2011 is a great year for you.

  73. Steven Christie December 29, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Hi Nicole, love your blog and your tweets, good luck with your new book and hope to hear you on the TWIP Podcast again soon.

  74. Sam Alfano December 29, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    the 60d’s a good for bird photography with its crop sensor!

  75. Dan Lewis December 30, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Great Job!! Looking forward to seeing the book!

  76. Woody December 30, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    60d on the way, I’m a total beginner, so the book should help me get the most out of my new toy.

  77. James December 30, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Nicole, I discovered your work while viewing time lapse tutorials on Vimeo, and have really enjoyed your blog. It’s also cool that you’re local here in Utah. And thanks for the great PS tutorials.

  78. Vincent Gearhart December 31, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I have so much enjoyed following you on TWIP, with Leo, your blog and twitter – just got my 60D about a month ago and Love it! Would love to have a free instructional guide! Keep up the Awesome Work!

  79. Doreen December 31, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I just received the Canon 60D and I can’t wait to get to know all the functions to help improve my photography. The book looks fantastic. I’d love to have it!

  80. Karen Chew January 1, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Someone told me that getting a good camera is a good investment in life. With this comment, the first camera I picked up is Canon 60D. Athough I know nothing much about photo taking, but I really believe is a good investment.

  81. Mitch Silvers January 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    The Canon 60D is an awesome camera for both still and video photography I use the camera as a backup for my 7D. I own your book for the 7D and it’s been very useful for me and it travels in my photo backpack with the camera at all times.

  82. Ea Gesika Acaylar January 2, 2011 at 3:42 am

    I have a canon 60D and my father doubts if I could really do it. He doesn’t think I would….on my facebook acocunt I was able to capture good photos for my first month on DSLR…. I want to prove my father wrong…and make him proud of me…even just this…. they didn’t like my suggestion of a 60D and they wanted to get me an entry level but I already own a film SLR and I want to prove to them I have learned a lot and is studying well. I want to tell them that their investment is worth it because for me…photography is a hobby to change the world one step at a time. :)

  83. Jose Marrero January 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    “A cup of coffee, and waiting for the mountains to get clear again” -NSY. Want the book, Randomly pick me ;) !!!

  84. Michael January 2, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    HEY! I just got the 60D and i am looking for a book! this will be great!

  85. Eli R. January 3, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Now this book would make the perfect surprise gift for a friend who just confessed to me that she had bought the 60D and needed my help!

  86. Glen January 3, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    It sure looks like a winner already. Congrats!

  87. Lisa O January 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I bought the 7D book even though I don’t have a 7D. Congrats on your new book. Is it available on the Kindle?

  88. Mike Khouzam January 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Inspirational. I’m going out right now to create something!!

  89. Fitz January 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Congrats on the new book.

  90. Gordon Jones January 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Enjoyed the book on the 7D

  91. Martin Larsson January 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    The 60D could very well be my next camera (chosing between Canon 60D, Nikon D7000 and Pentax K5 right now), and this book might help me to make that choice! LLAP.

  92. Pierre Bourgault January 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    The 60D looks like a great everyday camera. Would go great with the 7D I am using. I loved your 7D book, I’m sure the 60D book rocks just as hard.

  93. TedR January 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Sweet, looking forward to reading the book one way or another!

  94. Al January 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Awesome! Looking forward to the book. Having a signed copy would be cool, though.

  95. Mat January 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Congrats on the book, Nicole, the 60D is a great camera.

  96. Brian Hausknecht January 3, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Looks like a great book. Love my 60D so far. Mostly using it for aerial photos. See a few at or my photo site at Yes, I need to continue to learn!

  97. Carlos Thomas January 3, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    I really could use the upgrade, glad I found out about this from your tweet just in a nick of time! * Crossing all humanly crossable body parts*

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