Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Beth's Birthday Bash-Thursday's prizes SYNC, photo talk forum, Marathon Press & Digital Doctor

First of all...It's ON!! the bigest photoDUDS sale of the Year and it's only for 2 days! 40% off any one item in the photoDUDS store. (DUDlets and collage guides excluded)





It's Thursday and we have some great prizes for you today. First, we have a scholarship to SYNC. I had the pleasure of attending SYNC this past January and it was such a great conference! Darty and Colleen have really got it going on! Bravo! Next up, we have a year subscription to photo talk forum…they too are having a birthday celebration this week with all sorts of prizes and giveaways you'll want to check out as well. Next up we have 3 scholarships to any of the great educational webinars at Marathon Press. (Please note that there will be three winners who will each get a scholarship to a webinar…Yay! More prizes to spread around!) And last but not least, we have an photoshop training DVD from the Digital Doctor and my good friend, Mark Campbell. Let me tell you, Mark will give you some great tips to speed up you workflow and teach you all sorts of secrets to mastering photoshop.

So, here's how you enter:

1. Post this to your twitter or facebook account
photoDUDS.com is have a 40% off sale + giving away prizes from SYNC, photo talk forum, Digital Doctor & Marathon Press

2. Leave a comment below telling why you would love to win each of the four prizes given that day.

You can leave up to 4 comments (one for each prize of the day, that means 4 chances to win)
You must mention the product in your comment in order to be eligible for that prize.

Please note that if you're having trouble leaving a comment you may need to sign up for a google acct.

Daily Prize Contests end at midnight MST. Winners will be announced the following day on the blog.

175 comments:

  1. Beth, I just want to say thank you for the wonderful weeklong birthday party and goodies you are letting us have. Happy Birthday and I hope that this year is blessed!

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  2. Photoshop training DVD from the Digital Doctor is just what I need to speed up my workflow especially the design of my products.

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  3. A year's subscription to the Photo Forum would be wonderful. A great way to grow in the photography business.

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  4. A SYNC Scholarship! Are you kidding? That would make my YEAR! I so need to go!

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  5. A Photo Talk Forum Subscription would be great! Instruction & inspiration from the best photogs in the country!

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  6. A SYNCH scholarship would be awesome...so much to learn!! Thanks!

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  7. I would love to win a membership to Photo Talk Forum. I just recently heard about it and they sound great!

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  8. Would love to catch up on one of the great webinars available through Marathon Press! They have so many to choose from though, how will I choose only one!?

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  9. I'd love to win a Marathon Press webinar. Any chance for online learning is great!

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  10. I would love the Photoshop training DVD from the Digital Doctor. I really need to brush up on my skills and this would help greatly!

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  11. I would love that DVD from Digital Doctor! My Photoshop workflow needs some streamlining. ;)

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  12. Happy Birthday Beth! Thanks for all your work on these prizes. My favorit is the Photo Talk Forum. I got away from forums because I wanted to focus on things that would make a change in my business, not worrying about the new person on the block. From what I hear Photo Talk Forum is a great place to share ideas and they keep things positive. I'd love to try it out!

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  13. Wow what a great week for us and Beth! Thanks for letting us take part in your bday week! I would LOVE the SYNC scholarship!!! My husband and I have been working SO HARD to build our studio and we haven't had much time this last year to invest in ourselves for education. We would so love and appreciate this opportunity to learn and grow to better ourselves and our studio!!!

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  14. SYNC?! This is in my hometown every year!! I would LOVE this scholarship to help build my new business! EEK!!

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  15. We LOVE Marathon Press!! We took their marketing class and learned SO MUCH! They also designed our new website for us which we are so proud of! We would love to win the Marathon prize!!! They are so knowlegable and willing to teach!

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  16. I really want to go to sync! It would help my senior business so much!

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  17. I LOVE PTF! I could definitely use a free year there :)

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  18. Marathon has amazing webinars it would be great to win one!

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  19. I could use a photoshop training DVD :) PS is something I need work on

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  20. I have admired Darty and Coleen's work thru the FB for years and I was talking with the Hayne's earlier this year and Adina couldn't say enought wonderful things abou it and she is for *POSITIVE* that SYNC will TOTALLY ROCK my captured whispers world. I would absolutely SUPER MUCHO *LOOOOVE* to win the scholarship to SYNC - I will SOOOO BE THEE! :D

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  21. your prizes always WOW me!!! I heard a lot about photo talk forum, I' starting my business as a full photographer this year and need all help for promoting!! seems that they have really good pros giving tips =)

    thanks!!

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  22. marathon webinar??? that is great!!! there are so many to choose one!!!

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  23. so the the Digital doctor will help to speed up my workflow?? That will be great!!!!

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  24. I twitter it =) http://twitter.com/ksavignon

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  25. oooohhhhh Marathon webinar. Me likey! :)

    Seriously, there are always some of those on my todo list. Maybe this would be the incentive to make that a bigger priority!

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  26. I attended a program by Colleen and Darty last year at WPPA and would *love* to go to Sync and learn more from them!

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  27. Marathon press has great webinars! I would love to learn more from them!

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  28. Speed up my workflow with help from the Digital Doctor? Yes!! Learn more and work faster - great idea!

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  29. SYNC- OH YES, I would love to win this. I know it would help me greatly WOW, I hope I win.

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  30. Photo Talk Forum is the best and I would love to extend my membership. I have learned so much in 5 months and would love to win this one.

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  31. Marathon Press have some great webinars and I am still looking forward to listening to another one of Beth Forester's senior knowledge.

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  32. Photo Talk Forum is an amazing prize!! I would absolutely love to win this one!! A whole year of sharing ideas and learning from other photographers!! WOW what an opportunity!

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  33. Digital Doctor- I would like to learn as much as I can with photoshop and think this would be a cool thing to win.

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  34. The Digital Doctor training sounds great, would love to learn some new things.

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  35. A webinar from Marathon Press sounds really good. It would be great to be able to choose one.

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  36. Yes, I would love to win Photo talk membership.

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  37. I am really interested in expanding my senior marketing. Going to Sync would be awesome!

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  38. Please pick me for sync, it the only way I will get to go, PLEASE.

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  39. A year's subscription to the Photo Forum would be wonderful. A great way to interact with other photogs.

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  40. Learning is good would love the digital doctor stuff.

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  41. The SYNC conference looks amazing! Just getting started doing senior portraits so I have a lot to learn! Would love the opportunity to win this.

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  42. Posted on Facebook and Twitter!

    SYNC...wow this would be such a fantastic opportunity! I would LOVE to win this scholarship!!!

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  43. Hi Beth! I would love to go to SYNC! It looks like fun!

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  44. A webinar from Marathon Press would be awesome!

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  45. a SYNC scholarship would be awesome, always more to learn as a photographer...

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  46. Would love to have digital doctor.....more to learn with photoshop every day.

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  47. I would love to win the photoshop training DVD from Mark Campbell, who wouldn't want to speed up their workflow?

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  48. The SYNC scholarship is a great prize! Was not able to go last year due to scheduling conflicts, but already have it on the calendar for 2011. My senior business needs a boost and this would be just the thing!

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  49. The PhotoTalk Forum membership would be awesome!

    I tweeted the giveaway @petersonstlouis

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  50. The Digital Doctor sounds great too!

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  51. I would love a membership to the Photo Talk Forum! Always stuff to learn from other photographers.

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  52. I love to learn, so a webinar from Marathon Press would be awesome!

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  53. A marathon webinar would be great - they have lot's of great information

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  54. SYNC would make my year!!!!

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  55. I would love to win the membership to the Photo Talk Forum. These forums are great because they allow you to interact and learn from other photographers!

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  56. I would love to have the Photo Talk Forum! I'm starting out and that would help so much. Oh and Happy Birthday to them too!

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  57. I could use the Digital Doctors training CD! I would love to speed things up!

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  58. I love shooting Seniors! LOL
    I would love to go to SYNC and improve my work!
    Thanks!

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  59. I'm so in need of a good photography forum! I really could use Photo Talk Forum.
    Thanks!

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  60. I LOVE conferences and would love the opportunity to learn from the best at SYNC! Thanks for your generous prizes. Carol from McFarland Photography.org

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  61. There is always more to learn about Photoshop. I would love the Digital Doctor training DVD! Thanks from www.mcfarlandphotography.org

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  62. I love PhotoTalkForum. I was a member but my subscription expired. I need to renew! I love how friendly everyone is on there and the info that they share.

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  63. I could so use the Digital Doctor Training DVD. I love photoshop but I know there are so many more things you can do with it. That would be so awesome. I would also love to attend a photoshop class if you know of any!

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  64. Attending SYNC would be awesome! I love learning and meeting new people. I am sure it would be life changing and expand someones business

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  65. I would love to join Photo Talk Forum, this is a forum I have been eyeing for some time now.

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  66. Attending SYNC would be an awesome opportunity for me. We have transitioned from weddings to a senior portrait studio over the last 2 years and I'm ready to learn from the best!

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  67. How cool is that? You can learn from the comfort of your home with Marathon webinars! I would LOVE it! Thanks from Carol at www.mcfarlandphotography.org

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  68. Who couldn't learn more about PS? Digital Doctor, I'd love you!

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  69. I love Marathon Press's webinars. I'd love to win one from them!

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  70. Is there a problem with the link to Photo Talk Forum? It looked like a hacker got to it?

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  71. A webinar from Marathon Press would be awesome. I love the technology these days. You can connect with anyone from anywhere. Thank you for offering this to us. We can learn so much! Thank you again!

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  72. I would love to win these prizes because they ROCK!

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  73. Lovin this contest, did I mentionit rocks?

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  74. I would love to win a trip to SYNC. Darty and Colleen rock! Thanks Beth.

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  75. I would love to win a membership to Phototalk. Lori rocks too.

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  76. Wow, these are all really great. I would love the Photoshop DVD to keep learning how to improve those skills but really I think any of the prizes would be a huge help.
    I tweeted this! http://twitter.com/Suzzanne

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  77. Marathon would be cool too.

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  78. I also posted this on my facebook. Thanks Beth.
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=531476179

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  79. I just read about SYNC...sounds AWESOME! Would love to win a scholarship :) It is always twice the cost because we are a husband and wife team...but loving every minute of it!

    I tweeted :)
    http://twitter.com/RLCrowPhoto

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  80. I attended the Photo Talk Forum session at WPPI this year in Vegas...sounded pretty cool! Would love to win a year subscription...thanks for all the great giveaways :)
    Renee' Crow

    I tweeted :)
    http://twitter.com/RLCrowPhoto

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  81. I tweeted @DebWinnett

    I would love to win the scholarship for SYNC. Seniors are my favories to shoot!

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  82. There is nothing like learning from your own home!
    Marathon Press online webinar sounds delightful :)

    I tweeted :)
    http://twitter.com/RLCrowPhoto

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  83. I would love the Photo Talk Forum subscription

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  84. I hear the Marathon Press webinars are great for learning new techniques. I would love to see one

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  85. Digital Doctor...just another great DVD to have at home! Thanks again...hope the birthday has been good to you so far!

    I tweeted :)
    http://twitter.com/RLCrowPhoto

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  86. More birthday prizes... thank you! I have taken some Marathon Webinars and they're great. Would love to win one of those!

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  87. I could use the Digital Doctor Adobe Photoshop Training DVD. Always room for improvement.

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  88. Digital Doctor... <3 <3 <3 to win that!!!

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  89. Beth - you've made this such a fun week - every morning I've gotten up and thought "yeah, I get to download a PhotoDUDS today! Something new to play with!"

    You've introduced me to vendors I didn't know about (how cute are those tutus!!! I wish I was three again!) and given me the chance to win something new each day. Even when I don't win, I'm excited for those who did.

    So, today I'm just going to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY. You're on my FB again, and you'll see me here again tomorrow trying for those cool prizes, but today is just HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and thanks!

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  90. Winning SYNC would make my year!! So much to learn and so motivational!!! Thanks for the chance Beth!!

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  91. Thanks for introducing me to so many new and amazing things and opportunities!! Winning a membership to Photo Talk Forum would be AWESOME!!

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  92. Beth or anyone....As a newbie I would love to hear some of your advice...what would you recommend using using the 40% coupon on??? Everything is so exciting I just don't know where to start!!!

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  93. Winnng the Digital Dr. Cd would be a dream come true!!

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  94. Tweeted and posted:
    http://twitter.com/CocoaBeanPhoto
    http://www.facebook.com/CocoaBeanPhoto
    SYNC scholarship would be so sweet! I would absolutely LOVE to go to that one! Have not been to that one but would love it!

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  95. Today is all about training- Love it! Photo Talk Forum membership is perfect! Awesome forum and would love a membership.

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  96. A scholarship to SYNC would be a dream. I am hoping to make senior portraits a larger share of my business but am not sure where to start?! I would LOVE to win this prize.

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  97. Love Marathon's Online webinars! Got my eye on a few!

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  98. Although, I pretend to be an expert in photoshop... I'm not! The possibilities are endless. Digital Doctor's training DVD would be sooo helpful!

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  99. Ok. The Digital Dr. disk is right up my slowest-editor-in-the-world alley. Really. I could use some butt-kicking in the workflow dept. Help!

    Oh--and FB'd the link: http://www.facebook.com/etbroderick

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  100. With CS5 out, I would love to win a dvd for PS. I'm still using CS2. I understand the changes are awesome so will be upgrading soon. Also, I posted the info on Twitter as required.

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  101. Marathon is an excellent company. I haven't attended any webinars but have purchased product. I'd certainly use a free webinar to improve my skills.

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  102. The SYNC scholarship would be awesome. I've never attended but have looked at it, wishing I could.

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  103. I'd love to be a member of Photo Talk Forum for the year. Lori's offering some great stuff!

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  104. Photo Talk Forum would make Tami very Happy to win! I love forum, but not familiar with this one! A subscription to it would be sweet.

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  105. Digital Doctor
    Adobe Photoshop
    Training DVD
    is always needed by me!!! Always looking to learn. Thank you very much

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  106. Marathon Press
    Choice of
    Online Webinar
    I love Marathon Press and I love online Weninars
    Another great win. Thank you again!!
    Good luck all!

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  107. I tweeted!!!!http://twitter.com/lacydesiree
    Thanks for the opportunity!!!

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  108. I would LOVE the dvd from the digital dr b/c I'm so in need of workflow help and can always use help with editing!!!

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  109. I could use a year of PTF!!! That forum is awesome!

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  110. I love the photo talk forum and would love to a member another year!

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  111. The webinars at Marathon are great. i would to win that!

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  112. i would love to learn the digital darkroom more and be better at it, so the Digital Doctor Dvd would be perfect!

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  113. SYNC sounds like fun! I would love to learn more about the senior market

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  114. I specialize in senior portraits, but I've never been to SYNC. That would be an awesome experience!

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  115. Marathon Press has some awesome educational programs available, but this year I'm on such a tight budget that I haven't been able to participate. Winning one of the scholarships would be a great opportunity for me to broaden my marketing and education! I'd LOVE to win one of the Marathon Press scholarships.

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  116. I'd LOVE to win a year's subscription to photo talk forum!!! :-)

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  117. I am always looking for ways to increase my Photoshop knowledge and streamline my workflow. Learning is the name of the game. The training video from Digital Doctor would be a great addition to my education!

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  118. SYNC would be so awesome to attend! I really wanted to go to the last one, but Imaging USA won out. I specialize in senior portrait photography so this would be right up my alley. More opportunity to learn and grow. This would be so great!

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  119. Photo Talk Forum would be super also. I always love to find out what others have to say and to learn from my peers. This would be another great learning opportunity.

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  120. Yet another wonderful learning opportunity from Marathon Press. Marathon is wonderful. They did my website and a mailing for me as well. They have been really excellent to work with. I would love to take part in one of their webinars!

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  121. The Digital Doctor would be a fantastic prize to win. I need all the help with Photoshop I can get my hands on. Anything that will get me away from the computer faster my family will be so grateful for!

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  122. I would LOVE to attend SYNC! I am always looking for new ideas and conferences are one of the best ways to learn. Thanks Beth!

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  123. Would love the Digital Doctor training video - so much to learn!!

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  124. Marathon Press has great webinars! I would love this!

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  125. I recently learned about Photo Talk Forum and would love the opportunity to check them out!

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  126. Posted to FB!

    Love all of the great prizes!

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  127. Photo talk forum subscription? Woo Hoo! I would love to win that one! Sounds like a great resource!

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  128. I would love to tune into the Marathon Press Webinars! Beth, thanks for all of the great offers!

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  129. Ohhh! I so need all of the Photoshop training that I can get. Crossing my fingers for the Digital Doctor DVD!

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  130. As a huge fan of Photshop, I'd love the DVD - from Digital Doctor and Mark Campbell. I find the photography is so important but also the little things -- like tricks you learn on these DVD's and photodud brushes -- can put you ahead!

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  131. The SYNC Scholarship is awesome. I totally need to boost my senior and youth skills and what an amazing opportunity! Happy B-day

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  132. Thanks, Beth, again for another chance to win today. I would love to win a year's subscription to PhotoTalk forum. Sounds like it would be very helpful place!

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  133. The Marathon Webinars sound really great, too. I'll take whatever learning experiences I can get!

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  134. I'd definitely like to speed up my workflow! So, the Photoshop training DVD from Digital Doctor sounds like great tool to have.

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  135. I've never been to Florida or a photography conference, so the SYNC scholarship sounds perfect, too!

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  136. Really really wanting that photo talk forum membership...it looks so informative!!

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  137. The marathon prize is very intriguing...I've been looking into webinars so this may just be what I need right now!

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  138. I would like to win the PHoto TALK FORUM prize. I would love to be a part of a community of talented photographers to learn from and share with. This sounds like a fantastic group to be apart of!

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  139. I've love to win the MARATHON PRESS prize. They have so many creative products for marketing purposes. I'd love the opportunity to try them out!

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  140. THE DIGITAL DOCTOR prize sounds helpful. I have learned so much about Photoshop in the last 3 years, but I know there's SO much I DON'T know and would love to have someone teach me!

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  141. Would love to win one of the scholarships from Marathon Press. There is always something new and exciting to learn. Thanks so much for offering these giveaways during your birthday week. Diane Wittenberg

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  142. Would be so excited to win the Photoshop training DVD from Digital Doctor. I've been wrapping my brain around Lightroom recently. I had been using an old version of PSE. This would be the perfect excuse to take the plunge and purchase PS, which I have been wanting for so long. Thanks so much, Diane Wittenberg

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  143. Would love the SYNC scholarship, really want to attend this year.

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  144. The digital doctor would be a great prize to win.
    Need all the help I can get with PS.

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  145. Photo talk forum membership would be awesome.
    Great info on that forum.

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  146. Marathon press webinar would be a good prize. They always have great webinars.

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  147. Happy Birthday!!!...A Photo Talk Forum Subscription would be an absolute gift. I have heard so many good things about this amazing forum and I would so love to win this prize! I'm crossing my fingers and toes in hopes to win this great prize!

    Tweeted...http://twitter.com/carolynster

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  148. I would love to win a subscription to photo talk forum!

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  149. The Digital Doctor DVD would help my workflow!

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  150. There are so many awesome seminars from Marathon, it would be great to win one!

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  151. I posted on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/magnoleah

    I would LOVE to win the SYNC scholarship would be AMAZING!!! Talk about working on my Senior business!!! :D

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  152. The Marathon webinars always look so good! I would love to try one for FREE!! :D

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  153. So, I would love a SYNC scholarship the most, but for the same reasons I'd love all the giveaways today. EDUCATION! Can't get enough

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  154. It would be great to try out a Marathin Webinar!

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  155. My workflow could really benefit from a Digital Doctor DVD.

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  156. PhotoTalk Forum would be excellent!

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  157. I would love to have the photo talkforum opportunity. There are forums devoted to business related topics which is of interest to me and a way to learn from the more experienced.

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  158. Marathon Press webinar sounds great. I would love to participate.

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  159. I would love to attend a Marathon webinar. I just looked over their offerings and was very interested.

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  160. I could use the Photoshop Digital Doctor training DVD. That is something that I would use continually.

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  161. Photoshop tips from Digital Doctor would be super-duper helpful. There is so much to learn...

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  162. I've never heard of Photo Talk Forum until today. Wouldn't say no to the 1-year membership if I was to win the prize :)

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  163. I love the Photo Talk Forum and would love to extend my membership! It's the Forum for me! I twittered to prove it! www.twitter.com/DonnaCsBeauty

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  164. I've never been to SYNC, but boy would I love to go!! Seniors make me smile:)

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  165. What?! A Webinar from Marathon Press??? Yowza! I would love to learn some great tips from the pros!

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  166. Marathon is the best marketing resource out there...Sign me up for some more of that please.
    They did my website.

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  167. I am not currently a member of the PhotoTalk Forum but would love to check it out.
    http://twitter.com/jodiebeckphotog

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  168. SYNC is an absolute goal of mine, financially I just can't do them all. Reason #150 why I should win this contest! :)

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  169. Digital Doctor DVD's I am sure would cure my photoshop ailments, there are so many things I am doing the hard way or just not doing because I need more training. Hello!

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  170. First, happy birthday, Beth! Love all the wonderful birthday goodies.

    And I so miss Phototalk Forum. I really need a membership there. I signed up in the very beginning, but moved just before renewal time--and because it took a whole year to sell my house and move, I pretty much don't have anything left for any of the really cool things that would make starting over easier.

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