I just got back from a great vacation to the San Francisco Bay Area where I ate unprecedented amounts of food with friends and family. And while I was there, I took a lot of photographs with my awesome Sony Alpha 300 DSLR. I love that camera because with it I feel inspired to capture not just snapshots but little moments of art. I don’t want to go on about it too much because I already annoyed all my friends with my tendency to get the camera out in the middle of a walk or conversation and start snapping away like some art-school student or paparazzi. And then when someone made the mistake of politely commenting on my nice camera, I bored them with endless details about the viewfinder, live view feature, and how I’m learning to mess with the F-Stop and light. It’s like I’m in love and I just can’t shut up about it. Most people were polite enough to let me wear myself out. But my brother told me to “just shut up.”
So what if my friends (and my brother) are annoyed? I’m having a blast and I have a ton of great pictures. And that’s where the giveaway comes in. No! I’m not just tricking you into listening to me rant about my new hobby. I really do have an unbelievable giveaway. Not a camera. No. But it’s just as good. Because whatever camera you use, you end up with hundreds of great pictures, right? And then what do you do with them? Do you post them to Flickr? Email them to your family? Print them out and put them in photo books? Leave them on your camera for years?
Orâ€”if you are a totally modern and hip girlâ€”do you load them onto a digital picture frame, hang that frame on the wall, and display hundreds of photos in a space that once held only one? If you win this giveaway, you do that last one. Because I am giving awayâ€”thanks to the incomparable Yolanda at Sonyâ€”a Sony DPF-V900 Digital Picture frame. This beautiful 9″ digital frame boasts that great image clarity Sony is famous for and will automatically rotate 1,000 of your images. This is such a cool giveaway. I wish I could enter it myself.
Soâ€¦here’s what you do. Comment on this post. Tell me why you need a digital picture frame. Then I get to play Oprah and give the frame to the neediest (or maybe the funniest) commenter. Tell your Mom to play too because mothers love these (and rarely know about them) and I have a soft spot for Mom’s who can come up with a good sob storyâ€”or a funny one.