My goal was to help photographers learn more about their passion, but after running the website for a few months I realized most didn’t have the proper gear to support their trade. That’s why I decided to put together a giveaway worth over $1,100.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2010
Howitookit.com is a photography tips website that bases its successful business model on social media interaction. That's why this year for their 1st birthday, owner Jeff Thomas has decided to run a special digital photography giveaway, to help struggling photographers get the equipment that they need.
"All too often in the photography industry we see a lot of talented individuals who can't afford the right equipment to move forward in their career. Even as a hobby, people worry about the costs involved. Let's face it, photography is expensive any way you look at it - but it doesn't deter people from wanting to learn, chat and interact with other photographers." Says Jeff. That's why exactly one year after his website went live, Jeff invites his community to stand a chance to win over $1100 worth of quality digital photography equipment.
An Expanding Social Network of Photographers
Howitookit.com first became popular because of their social interaction with photographers who were willing to share their knowledge and experience online. The site offers instant access to digital photography tips and advice written by professional photographers, so readers get a unique insight into different styles of modern digital photography and graphic design. The website was built around the concept of social media interaction, community building and sharing - something that has helped the subscriber numbers grow in leaps and bounds over the last year.
With its characteristic web 2.0 design, Howitookit.com does more than promote digital photography tips and tutorials helping photographers home in on their craft. It also teaches its readers how to use social media to further their careers, how to network and get their own pictures out there for the world to see. This is a key aspect of Jeff's vision for his digital photography website. As most photographers these days use the internet to sell, promote or display their work, it's essential for them to become experts in the field of social networking, SEO and Internet Marketing.
Connecting With The Community
Over time Jeff was shocked to discover how little his community knew about the true potential of social media. That's when he decided to encourage the use of social networking on his photography tips website, with his first ever product giveaway. It worked, and his community began to respond by interacting with his Facebook page. He randomly selected a winner, and they walked away with a Topaz Adjust Photoshop Bundle.
Jeff states, "My goal was to help photographers learn more about their passion, but it was only after running the website for a few months that I realized they didn't have the online knowledge to support their trade. That's when I decided to put a really decent prize up for grabs - to the tune of $1,140.38! It would get them working on social networks, and give one lucky subscriber the chance to take their photography career seriously."
Free Digital Photography Equipment Giveaway
Howitookit.com is currently offering their community the chance to win a Canon EOS Rebel Digital Camera, a Canon EF-S Telephoto Lens, and a Hoya UV Glass Filter. The prize can also be converted into cash, or replaced with other digital photography equipment of that value. This is because Jeff understands that not every photographer's preference is the same. Some already have great equipment, but could do with extra lighting, or better lenses. Howitookit.com even pays for the delivery, in the event that the shipping costs prevent the photographer from collecting their prize.
All Jeff asks is that his photography tips community follows his RSS feed, Twitter and Facebook pages, and that they comment at the end of the free equipment page. If you are a budding photographer, or just in dire need of new equipment, you can also become a community member by following the steps on this giveaway page.
Sign-up is completely free, and once you've done it you'll be eligible to win the prizes. Every social media interaction is tracked and recorded, so the more you promote the digital photography giveaway, the greater the chance you'll have of winning it. This giveaway ends on September 20th 2010, so make sure you go and enter for your chance to win new photography equipment (or the equivalent cash value of $1,140.38).
For more information on joining this photography tips community, please visit HowITookIt.com, where you'll find the best articles, tutorials and interviews by photographers - for photographers - on the internet.
About Howitookit.com. How I Took It is a social media based photography website that encourages learning through example, technique and experimentation. Since 2009, this website has helped photographers develop their skills, and taught them how to survive in a competitive online climate. With tips, hints, articles, tutorials and lots of community interaction, they bridge the gap between taking photos in the real world, and displaying them online.
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