Lightroom 5 Giveaway

If anyone asks me my favorite editing software for all of my photos, without hesitation I say Lightroom. No question. I’ve never been a photoshop gal because of the learning curve. Lightroom is so easy to use, I was so excited to learn that I figured it out in just minutes. (I am not tech savvy at all)

It sure makes my job easy as a food blogger being able to touch up my photos ever so slightly to get just what I am looking for.

Lightroom is offering one Picky Palate reader Lightroom 5, so you can edit your photos beautifully! Here’s a little information of what Lightroom 5 offers:

Product Highlights

  • Photo Organization And Management
  • RAW Conversion
  • Nondestructive Editing Workflow
  • Tethered Shooting, DSLR Video Support
  • Highlight And Shadow Recovery
  • Photo Book Creation, Video Publishing
  • White Balance And Other Editing Brushes
  • Enhanced Online Sharing, Email, Imports
  • Mac OS X 10.8, Windows 7/8 Compatible
  • Free Downloadable Updates Available

Cassie

There are so many before and after pictures I can show you, but this is one I did just last week when I was photographing my Double Chocolate Butterfinger Cake. We had some friends over and their dog was outside my window watching my cake, lol! I snapped a photo and as you can see on the left, it was dark and gray. With just a few touch ups from Lightroom you get the picture on the right. Love!!

Here’s How To Enter:

1. Leave a comment below and tell us:  What do you take photos of most? Your kids, animals, food? Let’s hear it!

2. Contest open until June 15th 8pm PST. Winner will be chosen by random.org and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim prize. Contest provided by Lightroom.

Good Luck!

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  1. Gretchen

    I love to take photos of my dogs and my roses. I agree with you on Photoshop, it’s too complicated for the average user. Normally I send my photos over to my BIL who is a Photoshop guru and let him do the touch up work. I’d rather be able to do my own photo work, and Lightroom would fit the bill perfectly!

  2. Dena C

    Well, I used to love to take nature photos, but then the most precious peanut of a daughter entered my life 4.5 months ago, and now my camera loves to take pictures of her!

  3. NotSoPicky

    I find myself taking lots of photos of life — mission trips, people, places, things (food), etc. I like to capture moments. I’m not a great photographer, but I keep trying. Thanks for the contest. Blessings!

  4. Whitney Morris

    I mostly take pictures of my niece and nephew (no kiddos for me yet!) with the occasional pet picture tossed into the mix too.

  5. I photograph everything – food, travel, grandbabies, nature, interesting architecture, birds, and anything else! Would love to have an easy software for editing!

  6. Carolyn B.

    I take more photos of my family than anything else. Would LOVE anything to make the photos better.

  7. Kim Rogers

    I take photos of my kids the most!! I do project life so I take photos of bascially my every day life!! Thanks for the chance!

  8. Amy Jo

    It is a toss up at my house, I take a picture of almost everything I bake but when my kids come to visit well…………….After an hour or so they start to man & groan, “You want to take another picture Mom?” lol! I can’t help myself! My editing software is so old that I really need to update. The Lightroom Software looks like it would be just what I need!

  9. Jessica

    I most often take pictures of my environment, I used to be beautiful landscapes back when I lived in the country and now I’m finding beauty in the everyday objects in a large city.

  10. Natosha Zachary

    I take the most pictures of my son. He’s my one and only and I think he’s so darn cute. Of course I’m just a little bit biased.

  11. Kim Carlson

    definitely my kiddos!!!
    I just took a ton of shots of my little niece too! So many turned out well, but I still need to do a bit of editing! Would love to have Lightroom!!!! πŸ™‚

  12. Carrie M

    I’ve been practicing for my first trip to Disneyland in a few weeks. I’ve been to the Florida parks plenty of times, but this will be my first time at the original ‘happiest place on earth’. I hope I come back with some good shots.

  13. We definitely take pictures of our pets more often than we photograph any other object or person. Our cats are my fiance’s first pets and he still has that child-like joy and fascination over having wild critters share his living space. When I’m home, I most often photograph my nephew. I miss him terribly and am so thankful I loaded up on pictures for all of those years so I never have an excuse not to see his little face!

  14. Carmen

    My toddler gets the most pictures. Lately our little chicks come second – they’re actually growing faster than my daughter!

  15. First my beautiful towheaded boys–then all of the food for my blog and newspaper column. I definitely need to invest in some photo software.

  16. Tina Powell

    The majority of my pictures are of my granddaughters, plants & flowers in the yard and my husband during his marathons.

  17. SamChan

    I often take photos of my family members and my best friend because my family and friends are very important to me.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  18. Adrienne L

    I take pictures of everything and all the time. It is something I love to do. This is a great giveaway!!!

  19. Jodie

    I love taking scenery pictures, and my husband is awesome at getting pics of the kids and at family gatherings!

  20. Kim C.

    I love taking pictures of everything, but I’m most definitely taking more photos of family (furry ones included) and friends.

  21. Karissa

    I take most of my photos of vacations, dogs, school projects (I am a teacher) and wedding planning things. My fiance and I are getting married in July, and are going to Hawaii for our honeymoon! We are so excited to document everything!

  22. Terijo Jones

    I’ve been trying to get better at my photography skills and have been mostly taking picture of my child and scenery. I definitely need a great editing tool for my next step in great pictures!

  23. Angie Nunez

    I take a lot of pictures of my family and friends, they can always count on me to have my camera around my neck!

  24. I ALWAYS take pictures of my food… its an issue. But, lately my pictures have been snapped of the Seattle Skyline. Too pretty for words πŸ™‚

  25. Chelsea

    I take the most pictures of my son. He’s almost 2, and he’s growing up so fast, so I don’t want to miss a minute of it. πŸ™‚

  26. Winning this would be a dream come true. I really want to upgrade (I have v3) but I’m a broke photography student! I take photos of mostly food – I want to upgrade as soon as possible so I can use the blurb app to create an ebook version of my photography portfolio! I also do some portrait photography and other lifestyle things.

  27. Tracy

    Right now I’ve been taking the most photos of our pets or outdoor scenes, but we are expecting our first baby this September, so I know I’ll be taking a ton of photos of our little one soon.

  28. Jessica Cunningham

    Hello, I mostly take pictures of my nephews, and my dogs, and I love to catch people off guard. I love landscapes as well!

  29. Leah Lowe

    I have five kids, 5 and under. I take oodles of pictures of kids. I also take pictures of good grub and creator skies.

  30. Hannah

    Mostly friends and landscape, although my photos are pretty varied. There are just so many lovely things to take photos of! πŸ™‚

  31. Samantha

    Lately it’s been photos of my baby bump! In just a couple of weeks it will be photos of our new baby girl!!

  32. Natalie

    I take pictures of my 5 children… tons of pictures. Up til now I haven’t really done anything with them due to lack of know-how!!

  33. vadarsagar

    mostly i take the photos of animals, kids, and trees which i like most.
    please count me in.
    thank you

  34. Nancy Postma-Sabiston

    I take pictures of my cakes, grandchildren, nature and I love to scrapbook. I am also starting a blog and would love to have this software to organize the hundreds of photos that I have. Thanks for the fun!

  35. Jenn J.

    My dog, Phoebe, is my main subject but I also love architecture and landscapes. I’m headed to Europe at the end of the summer so this would come in handy!

  36. Liz M

    I mostly take pictures while on vacation or while walking through the city with my husband! You see so much interesting stuff in NYC πŸ˜‰

  37. Haley naegele

    The kids! I wish it was food too but the lighting in my kitchen leaves something to be desired!

  38. Linda Boyd

    I take pictures of nature. Love to carry my camera or phone when I am out walking. You just never know what will pop up as you are outdoors.

  39. Maggie

    I take pictures of me and my friends and my family on our outings and adventures. I would love this program to make some frame worthy shots!

  40. Kristen L

    I take pictures of my daughter, nieces and nephew the most…hands down! They’re my favourite people in the whole world : )

  41. Nancy Ahlsen

    I mostly take photos of my cats. THen photos of DIsney World. Anywhere in Disney World. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  42. I have recently started a food blog so…lots and lots of food photos! Also, oodles of pictures featuring my family’s dog…he tends to hang out in the kitchen & he’s too cute not to snap a photo of πŸ™‚

  43. Amy

    My 4 girls! I am always taking photos and I too cannot get into learning all the stuff photo shop entails.

  44. Morgan

    I take pictures of people, whether that be of my family, nephew, or friends. Pictures are the best way to capture memories!

  45. Nicole Marie

    I’m always taking pictures of the cakes I bake, nature, and everything I do/go to. Sometimes I’m told to put the camera down and just enjoy whats around me.

  46. Karen Wroblewski

    Although I spend a lot of time reading food blogs, the sad truth is that most of the food I make probably shouldn’t be memorialized in film. I take the most pictures of my kids — by far.

  47. Shari

    Truth be told, I probably take more pics of my food than anything else, though my sweet nephew is a very close second. πŸ˜‰

  48. Sylvia Conger

    I am a Nana to 7 “WONDERFUL” grandchildren. And I love to take pictures of everything they do. I have no pictures of my childhood, and what are we with our memories.

  49. Tammy Rinehart

    I take most pictures of my kids doing everyday activities. I have been wondering what would be the best photo software that I am able to use with ease!

  50. I mostly take pictures of my family and friends right now. I use photoshop, but I’ve been itching for lightroom!! πŸ™‚

  51. I mostly take pictures of my daughter! I love also to take pictures of food and scenery but my daughter is my world! I can easily take 500 pictures of her in a day πŸ™‚

  52. Diane Owens

    Love taking pictures of my son, and our 2 pets (dog and cat). And of course all the beauty that surrounds me. There is so much that surrounds our lives daily that it is hard to narrow it down. God gave me so many beautiful items to imoralize.

  53. Jeana

    I take lots of pictures of friends and family during special gatherings.. also somehow became the unofficial photographer for events at my office!

  54. Lisa

    My son is my favorite photography subject but my sweet neice and nephew are a close second. Taking pictures of kids just makes me happy and I love capturing sweet memories for their moms and dads!

  55. Abby

    FOOD! My husband knows not to taste it until I’ve gotten a good enough picture πŸ™‚ He’s a good sport. Also, my twin fur baby’s!

  56. Crystal A.

    I mainly take pictures of my 2 girls. I have photoshop elements but I still have a hard time getting the pictures to look the way I want, it can be incredibly frustrating!

  57. Kelsey O

    Mostly, my two adorable miniature long-haired dachshunds, Sammy & Annabella. Also, different countries I visit.

  58. Jennifer

    I am still just learning how to use my DSLR camera. This would make it even more fun! I mostly take photos of my family.

  59. Erica

    I love taking pictures of my little baby boy! I have no time to edit in PS so Lightroom would be a nice quick solution!

  60. Amanda N

    I mostly take pictures of family/friends and nature. However, we have our first child on the way in about a month so I’m sure that will be the new focus of my photography!

  61. I love taking pictures of my family the most. Especially on vacation, we go to the beach every year, and many photos during the holidays. I would really love this program. I make scrap book pages on my computer. This would be perfect!

  62. Marcia D.

    Most of the time I take pictures of family and friends and events. Thanks for the chance to win……….

  63. Laura

    I’m due with my first baby in a few weeks and I have a feeling I will be obsessing over baby pics:)

  64. I would have to say I mostly take photos of my daughter followed by food (for the blog . . . and instagram . . . as you do ;))

  65. Amy K

    I mostly take photos of my kids’ activities, nature, and simple everyday life shots. Thanks for the chance to win.

  66. Erika Blankenship

    I love to take pictures of the food I eat, along with hanging out with my friends and my boyfriend

  67. I probably take the most pictures of my cousins. I have 5 cousins between 1 and 6 years old, which gives me different ages to photograph, but they are all equally cute and sooo fun to take pictures of! But since they are quite fast I don’t really have the time to check lightning, so Lightroom would be perfect to touch up the pictures! πŸ™‚

  68. I take random photos all the time…no rhyme or reason. But I also photograph my nail art as you can see from my icon. =)
    Thanks for the opportunity. Best of luck all!!

  69. shirley elizabeth

    Definitely my kids…but I’m sure that’ll change in 18 years. They’re just the cutest subjects I’ve got right now (and super cute, at that.).

  70. Mohammad Wasiullah

    I mostly take picture of my mother, because she is very special for me.
    Your giveaway is really awesome

  71. Sheri E.

    I take pictures mainly of my dog. She is white so this would be a good program to fix the washout.

  72. I take photos mostly of nature, my pets {dogs-a boxer and a cocker spaniel, a pygmy goat, 2 bantam chickens-hen and rooster, and my mini lop bunny! =) Can’t forget all my adorable nieces and nephews!! =)

  73. Ismail Aksoy

    I take pictures of the places that i visit most of the time. Because of being a captain, I travel a lot and World is a wonderfull place.

  74. Wendy Morley

    My boys are sports, sports and more sports. We are always taking pictures of our boys doing all their activities. Would love this software!!!

  75. Stacee

    I LOVE taking pictures of my kids…. now if I can only figure out how to get them to all look at the camera and do a normal smile all at the same time!

  76. Dawn

    Really only take photos of my children (ages 3, 2, 8 months) and the occasional bouquet of flowers that my hubby brings me – don’t have time for much more! Love to scrapbook & would love this software – thanks for the opportunity!

  77. Callie B.

    I would love to use this to edit pictures I take of my family! There are SO many of us that it is hard for all of us to smile at the same time, look the same direction, not blink…so, this would be SOOOOO nice to have! Thank you for the giveaway!

  78. Melissa

    My favorite subject is nature. I’m constantly amazed at the patterns I find everywhere in nature! Fingers crossed….

  79. Raechel

    I probably take pictures of food the most, lol. My boyfriend and I do go on vacation about once a year so I always have tons of pictures of those! My siblings are also very involved in sports so I take tons of pictures of them πŸ™‚ I am 16 years older than my youngest brother and I g

  80. Most days I can be found attempting to photograph my kids in their ‘natural’ environment with their eyes open and a smile on their faces. Possible? Not really, but it sure is fun trying!

  81. Kathi

    Taking pictures of anything food, my friends, family and hubby πŸ™‚ is one of my favorite things to do! What a great giveaway. Thank you!!

  82. These days? Food, but now that it’s summer, the kids will take over easily! blog stuff, crafts, tutorials, parties, etc… after that.

  83. April Smith

    I take photos of my kids most often–although not nearly as often as I should. I have a ton of food pics waiting for me to write an article about and put up on my blog.

  84. Kaya

    I work at the boys and girls club. I m always taking pictures of the kids and the fun and crazy things they do.

  85. Linda Austin

    I love taking photo’s of my family.
    unfortunately they need editing. I hope i win because I could sure use the help.
    Thanks

  86. Sandy

    My grandchildren have the most images on my computer and in my camera, but after them it is old buildings. I love to find run-down adobe structures here in New Mexico or collapsing barns in my home state of Arkansas.

  87. atlantis

    I live near a national forest so I take mostly of pictures of the wild animals that wander in & out of my yard. They make fabulous subject matter but they aren’t so good at holding a pose. The flowers and insect life tend to be a little more cooperative. There is so much “wonderful” happening around me I want to capture it all. I have a friend who wants me to photograph his restaurant food so blogs like this really help me find my way. Lightroom would probably make a huge difference. Thank you.

  88. brenda s 'okie in colorado'

    I love taking photos of my grandkids, my kids, my 2 mini doxies, and my little yorkie. Living in Colorado, there is always a great photo to be taken of the mountains and rivers. I could certainly use photo shop and lessons to get the dogs photos better. Most of the dog photos have little demon eyes. lol

  89. LYN

    I have an 8 week old daughter and I am taking daily pictures of her πŸ™‚
    I also frequently take pictures of my two cats.

  90. Bonnie R. S.

    I volunteer with Collie and Sheltie Rescue, so take photos of foster dogs. Want and need these photos to show exactly how gorgeous these sweet dogs are!

  91. Karyn

    I take SO many pictures of my dog it crazy! However, I can’t wait to try taking all kinds of new photos! I would LOVE to win this as I just bought my first digital slr that I’ve been saving for forever! Thanks for the opportunity!

  92. Beth

    I love taking pics of my sisters 3 shar pei. They live right next door, are so sweet, and can always make me feel loved.

  93. I take landscape photos more often than not. In fact, I’m heading out tomorrow on a road trip where I hope to get a lot of great shots. Wish me luck!

  94. Carla G

    Oh how great. I would edit pictures of my family (and dogs) and things in my classroom and school.

  95. I take photos for my blog of the places I visit including unique buildings, stores and signs. I would love to win this! Fingers crossed! πŸ™‚

  96. RaeLee Reimold

    I definitely take pictures of my 2 year old daughter more than anything else! Although I did just take a girls trip to Disney and I have a ton of shots that I would love to use this software on πŸ™‚

  97. I love taking photos of my family (which includes my precious dog, Harmony) and of food (both what I cook and eat out)—but my very favorite photos are of when I travel.

  98. Cathy Johnson

    I take pictures of my family the most. I also like to take pictures of all the projects I get myself into!!

  99. Katie Lynne

    I love to take photos of everything! Especially when I bake!!! It is the best feeling looking back at everything I’ve made, whether they are beautiful or just plain disastrous!

  100. Janelle Belka

    I need to be better about taking pictures. I got a new camera for Christmas and I mostly take picture of my kids, I would love to be able to edit them.

  101. Vandana

    I love taking pictures of mostly everything I want to remember later or simply because it looks good/beautiful…. fruit/market stalls, food, places, people.

  102. Patty Z

    I sell online on VarageSale the App thru Faccebook and also on eBay and the better your pictures look the quicker they sell and for more money. What your items looks like makes a huge difference! I actually bought a better camera after seeing Jenny and Amanda ( from Kevin and Amanda) take such get pictures. Well that alone has made a difference in my sales. So my next step is to learn to edit! I really would love to get lightroom and learn how to use it πŸ™‚

  103. Candice Duffey

    I take pictures mostly of Children and Nature shots. I would love the tools to enhance my learning in the field of photography πŸ™‚

  104. I like to take pictures of the nature and wildlife in the woods behind my house, and recently have been taking a lot of photos of our 75-pound puppy, Bella.

  105. Hi Jenny! I mostly take pictures of food! I recently started a blog and this would be an amazing asset! I’m not the most tech savvy myself and this would be wonderful!

  106. We don’t have kids, so we take a lot of pictures of our cats. We also like to travel, so we take a lot of pictures of the sights along the way. Our biggest photo project took three years to complete… We traveled to every county in our state (92 of them) and took pictures of their courthouses. We sure could’ve used software like this to touch up some of those! πŸ™‚

  107. Courtney

    I take pictures of baseball games a lot. I love baseball, and the added practice of photography to go along with it is one of my favorite pastimes!

  108. Carla

    The pictures I’ve taken of food didn’t look that good, so I stopped. Most of my photos are of flowers, clouds and animals.

  109. Charlette

    All of my picture taking is of my grandbabies and my family!!! Oh so many good and bad this may help me out!!!! TFS

  110. Holly

    I take a ton of pictures of my kids – they are growing up way too fast! I also am a food blogger, so taking pretty pictures of food is my new hobby. Love your work!

  111. I love getting a cute picture of my kids, but I also like taking pictures of food… maybe because it isn’t as wiggly and doesn’t blink. πŸ˜‰

  112. kristal

    shoot, i forgot to add what i take pictures of the most. I would say 95% is of my children (mostly sports) and the other 5% is flower photos!

  113. Kami I.

    Hands down my 4 kids! They are all growing like weeds & since they won’t listen when I ask them to stop getting so big πŸ˜‰ I have to catch all I can!

  114. Kristiana H

    I Take Pictures Of My Siblings – Their Joy Shines Through Photos And More Than Just A Memory Is Captured. H

  115. kristal

    i would love to win this! I have been wanting to buy this after I took my last photography class. Fingers crossed!

  116. I’m always snapping pictures of food for my blog and I keep telling myself I need an editing software…right now I’m scrambling to make due with Paint (I know, I know), but this would help me take my pictures to a whole new level!

  117. I love to photograph people! Especially faces, close up, focusing on the beautiful little pieces of peoples faces. People just look so much more interesting from six inches away and you can really see the real color of their eyes and the way they smile and their laugh and the cute freckles or laugh lines.

  118. terry smith

    Lightroom sounds like the perfect software. I love to take pictures of wildlife amd landscapes and my quilting.

  119. Paula Harris

    I take photos of life…everyday. Anything that records my gift of being here on this earth and appreciating the gifts that are given to me everyday.

  120. Jill Pickle

    I take photos of my boys the most! I use my phone’s camera though daily for pics of just about anything I want to remember or see .

  121. I just had my third baby two months ago and it’s finally a boy! So, of course I have been taking pictures of him and my other two little girls like crazy! I would love to have an editing software of some sort bc there is no way we can afford it or professional photos for that matter! Plus we are headed up to Michigan for a family vacation and this would come in so handy for our photos.

  122. Kristen

    I definitely take the most photos of my daughter! I have another one on the way and would love to learn some easier software!

  123. Naomi Murray

    I love to take photos of anything in nature! I’d love to have this! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for this giveaway!! πŸ™‚

  124. erica

    I just gave birth to my first son 3 weeks ago – I will be taking lots and lots and lots of pictures of him!

  125. Jaylene

    Hands down I take too many pictures of my kids!! Thanks for the giveaway! I’m new to your blog, but love drooling over all your yummies!

  126. Autumn

    We take pictures of our kids, they are only young once and it’s hard to remember everything! I love looking back to see how their personality has changed.

  127. Becky S

    I take pictures of my kids the most! I have a SLR but I’m still learning how to use it not in manual mode!

  128. Lyndsay

    I mostly take pictures of my little girl! Lightroom 4 looks amazing, would love to use it for my editing too!

  129. Heather Moore

    I mostly take pictures of my kids, but sometimes of food when it’s just amazing.
    thanks for this giveaway!

  130. Megan

    i mostly take pictures of nature and my pets. i would LOVE to have Lightroom 4, thanks for the giveaway!

  131. Lakenya Jacobs

    i take tons of pictures of the food i make, of what I buy at restaurants, what I see when walking down the streets. It’s one of my favorite things to do.

  132. We travel extensively in our motorhome and have three grandchildren so I take a LOT of photos and would love to try this since PS is a tough cookie to learn.

  133. Kim L.

    I like to take pictures of the world around me. The sky is always changing here in Colorado and the landscape is breathtaking

  134. Rosa Melville

    I take photos of nature the most since I’m scared to take pics of total strangers but I will conquer that this year!

    Nice giveaway!

  135. Katie Cohagen

    I take a TON of pictures of my daughter but lately, I’ve been trying to get a little more creative, taking pictures of the quilts that I have been whipping up. This would be a great tool to use.

  136. Bethany Rielage

    I definitely take the most pictures of my kids! I’ve heard a lot about Lightroom, so I’d love to try it. Thanks!

  137. Oh my gosh, this would be amazing! I would love this! I take so many pictures of my family and puppies, this would be so awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

  138. Fiona W

    I mostly take pictures of my new puppy before he turns into an adult. They grow up so quickly, from a fuzzy worm to a little lion.

  139. Kerry

    I take the most pictures of my pets (Conan & Lucy) but I also get carried away with taking pictures of my niece Eleanor.

  140. NeenAnn

    Actually, my husband has become quite the photo nut and he would so appreciate this. His pictures have improved exponentially in the last couple of months. seriously. AMAZING! I’m planning to print some of them to display in my office they’re so nice! But he would like to tweak them just a teence! This would fill the bill for him!

  141. Brett Ritchey

    90% of my pictures are of the kids. When I was little I guess I used to smile at lightening because I thought my picture was being taken… My son is going to be the same way.

  142. Serena

    Wow, I really need this! I take my camera whenever I go to a get-together and especially when travelling! Niece’s wedding this weekend and Japan in July…definitely take the camera!

  143. Sandy Rutland

    I take pictures of my grandchildren and a lot of wildlife in our back yard. Especially black bear

  144. Carrie B

    Previously I had taken mostly pictures of my pets. However, as I am now expecting our first child, I can’t wait to have a new photography subject!

  145. Wende Liebert

    I just got my first DSLR camer, the Nikon D5200. I am still learning a lot about photography but so far love te camera. I love taking pictures of my kiddos!

  146. Tracey Hall

    My grandkids, we love to take the camera with us everywhere and take pictures of everyone having fun. I love it when the grandkids take our photo too. We print it, frame it, and give them a memory to keep in their room.

  147. Oh my gosh, Jenny! I would love to win this! All the photo editing software is so expensive and I wouldn’t even know where to start so I’ve been using iPhoto for EVERYTHING! I would say it’s a toss up between pictures of food and pictures of my kids! I obsess over both!

  148. Kim Hiller

    My son, a newly graduated high schooler and I both love to take pictures. It’s usually up for grabs as to what. It could be the neices and nephews, or rover, nature shots and even my sons beloved car and motorcycle. This would help him (Ok and me) really develope our talents in photography.

  149. Amanda S.

    You have no idea how much I would love this! I take tons of pics of our kids and since we are working on paying off everything and on a tight budged with 2 in daycare, I don’t want to pay for professional pics. This would be great! Thanks!

  150. Linda K.

    My kids are definitely the subjects of most of my pictures. It seems like they grow up so fast and I want to capture as many moments as I can.

  151. suel

    i take picture of my dogs all the time. i have 2 dalamations that are very photogenic!. they are contantly doing something that i “need” to take a picture of!

  152. Roni

    I take pictures of my kiddos, and sometimes food too. I just don’t take really nice ones like you do!

  153. Irene Burch

    I take pictures of the people and places we encounter when traveling. I’ve caught many amazing moments and would like to clean them up with a better editing software!

  154. Katy G

    Family is usually all I use my camera for, but my husband likes to take pictures of “things” when we are out.

  155. Stacey Roy

    I would use this for taking pictures of my children “Allie & Kyle”, my new puppy “Ruby” and any delish meals I make. I also did a new makeover on my kitchen I need to take some new pictures of that too. ~Stacey

  156. Rosie T

    I take pictures of my kids the most! I want to capture the memories and the looks on their precious faces!

  157. Leslie

    I love photographing food (yum) and animals at the zoo! You never know what antics will go on πŸ™‚

  158. I take the most photos of my kids (4 year old and 8 month old) would love to have lightroom as a photo editing tool to help my pictures have that true artistic edge.

  159. Love taking pictures of my kids (4 year old and 8 month old), but I am a do it yourself-er when it comes to anything “artsy” – would love to have this amazing program as an editing tool to help my photos!

  160. Rica Jones

    I want to win this! I love taking pictures of my grandkids, family, food, and just about anything that interest me! So, I hope I win!

  161. Mary Meyer

    Most of my photographs include my son. But I also love to take photos of my surroundings. I’m in the habit of grabbing my camera bag every time I go out the door because I never know what I may come across!

  162. Lisa Davis

    pick ME! pick ME! :):)
    I have 4 granddaughters who LOVE to pose for my camera! I would really like to have Lightroom 4! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  163. Katie R.

    I take a lot of pictures of my family and of the fun and yummy food that we eat! πŸ™‚ Love this giveaway! πŸ™‚

  164. Brooke T.

    I mostly take….try to take pictures of my kids, but they rarely hold still long enough for me to get a good one!

  165. Kim F

    I mostly take candid shots of family and friends. I also take many pictures up north at the cottage of the beautiful scenery.

  166. Jessica

    My 3 girls! I’ve looked at lightroom before, but never taken the leap, this would be an awesome treat.

  167. Cindy

    I mostly take pictures of my kids, family & animals.
    I drive them crazy. They always threaten to take the battery out o my camera. lol
    Love the pic of your dog πŸ™‚

  168. Brett

    I find myself taking pictures of the things that make me laugh. Whether it’s a misspelled sign, a friend dancing, or just when we are in the middle of laughing so hard that we have to close our eyes to recover.

    Looking over these photos not only remind me of the good times, but that life’s mystery is finding the humor in it all!

  169. Carolyn

    I mostly take pictures of my children. But in general I just love photographing people, even myself sometimes. (I hope I win!)

  170. I take pics of my dogs and food, sometimes my husband and i πŸ™‚ AND ITS MY BIRTHDAY ON TUESDAY!!! I am dying for this πŸ™‚

  171. Monti J Wetsch

    I take a lot of pictures of everything. My friends sometimes get annoyed because I stop for photo ops on a regular basis. MY favorite passion however, is taking aerial shots. My boyfriend has a little Cessna 172 so we regularly cruise the area on short rides. We live in Montana so my canvas is wide open and I really enjoy it. Winning the Lightroom software would be the icing on the cake for me … no pun intended. P.S. Love Love Love your recipes!!!

  172. Kim

    I LOVE taking photos! I mostly take pictures of my family – husband, two boys, and our golden retriever. We also travel frequently and I love documenting our adventures!

  173. Stacy

    Hmmm…I *struggle* to take pictures of my kids playing sports. Ugh. Either the ball is in focus (volleyball/bball) or the kid is in focus and the ball is a blur (tennis). And how, exactly, do I take pics in a gym that don’t look yellow? Maybe Lightroom would help…..

  174. I LOVE to take to take pictures of my dogs and the simplicity of nature. I am now working on a blog to share them with everyone. This giveaway would be a major help!

  175. Heather

    I definitely take the most pictures of my 6 kids. Not so many of my 13-year old- she covers her face every time! Every now and then I’ll hand the camera to someone and say, “Take a picture of me, just to prove I was here.”

  176. I take a lot of pictures of my kids, husband and all the trips we go on. I have never heard of lightroom but sounds great that is is very easy to use to fix your photos. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  177. I love taking photos of all of the wedding events I attend for my close friends. But what I love the most is taking photos of the gorgeous scenery in the state I live…Colorado! Would love this program!

  178. Debi

    I LOVE taking pics of my 4 Grandchildren…they are so beautiful and I have a separate album for each one. This looks awesome! Hope to win it!. Thank you for the opportunity Jen!!

  179. Raci Beck

    I have 4 year old little munchkin. He is definately the one I take the most pictures and he is always wanting/asking for a picture of this and a picture of that. He is definately a camara ham. He is the reason I found Pickey Palate and ever since we have had such fun making some of the recipes together. He calls himself “SUPER HELPER” I even got him a Master Chef apron….soooo cute!! I would love to have the Lightroom 4 Photoshop and learn how to make all of my pictures perfect.

  180. Monika

    I shoot anything that catches my eye in an extraordinary way….

    the simple things are the most extraordinary things and only the wise can see them

  181. Leslee

    I love to take pictures of my precious grandson. Time goes by so quickly and I want these moments to be recorded forever. When you look at each picture, they bring back special memories and stories.

  182. Karen H.

    I mostly take pictures of my family and my dogs. I have tons of my dogs… cause they are always around me…. husband travels and kids are grown! πŸ™‚

  183. Adrianne

    I definitely take the most pictures of my food! Since I just use my phone to take pictures, it’s always a little awkward when I’m trying to show someone a picture and I have to scroll through hundreds of food pics first, ha!

  184. Kerry Price

    I take picture of my kids and our life we are creating together! I take pictures every day so we can capture the sweet moments in life that pass us by so quickly!

  185. Marni R

    Mostly I take pictures of my daughter, family and dogs. I had the trial version of lightroom and really wanted to purchase it but we have had some financial difficulties and just couldn’t. Sure would love it if I won! πŸ™‚

  186. Cellabella

    I like taking pictures of my environment, sort of like a random not-normally-seen perspective of the world around us!

  187. Jan R

    I love taking pictures of my granddaughter; just wish they lived closer. I mostly take pictures of my yard, garden and flowers.

  188. I definitely take the most pictures of my son! He’s almost 3 years old and I guess I take too many because he’ll sometimes turn his head and say “I don’t wanna take a picture”!

  189. Peggy

    My kids are my most frequent subjects. I have a nice almost 13-year-old step-daughter, an 8.5 year old, a 2year old, and a newborn. Lots of photo opportunities!

  190. Vera

    I love to take nature pictures- flowers and birds are my favorite subjects, as well as the many moods of the sky. I’m blessed to live in the country and have a wealth of beautiful subject matter.

  191. I take a lot of pictures of landscapes and nature. Lightroom would be perfect for making adjustments to enhance those photos. I’ve learned so much from your site…both about cooking and now about photography!!

  192. Brandee

    Easy…my dogs! I have three Aussies and I am taking pictures of them constantly! Gotta keep their Gramma up to date on their doggy adventures!

  193. Karen in Brookville, OH

    Definitely my kids. Lots of sports shots in very bad lighting situations. I would love to try out Lightroom!!!!!

  194. Charisse

    I take pictures of my two small dogs the most. We don’t have kids quite yet, but when we do then I will take pictures of my children!

  195. lilshuga2001

    I dont have any kids, just my 7 yr old shih tzu who knows that he is my everything! so I have TONS AND TONS of pics of him!!

  196. Danette Haubenreiser

    I love to take pictures period. I think take pictures mosty of people. This would be a awsome program to have.

  197. I most often take photos of yarn and wool fiber – I started my own yarn company in 2009 and have been growing it ever since. As I sell the majority of my products online, photos are a necessity. I often wish I took better ones!

  198. Ashley Whitmyer

    I definitely take more pictures if my dog Mason than anything else! I would love to give Lighhtroom a try as I haven’t had much luck using Photoshop Elements

  199. Stephanie

    Definitely take pictures of my kids all the time! I have Photoshop Elements, but the learning curve has kept me from doing much with it. Would love to win Lightroom!

  200. Jamie K

    Our kids (mostly their sports), but also our day to day. I am a huge Project Lifer, so this year most of my shots have been our everyday life. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  201. Alyssa Cook

    I take pictures mostly of our pets, my husband and landscapes when we travel. We are expecting a baby girl next month though, so I’m sure she will be the most photographed here shortly πŸ™‚

  202. Temple OConnor

    I take photos of my children the most but also capture cool scenes and nature when I can! I love to take photos of my travels as well!

  203. I mostly take pictures of family or places I have been. I currently use PS Elements but have heard so many good things about Lightroom that I would love to give it a try.

  204. Danielle Janecek

    I am a beginning photographer so i pretty much take photos of EVERYTHING, but my favorite thing to take photos of are my fur babies and old abandon buildings. I recently was asked by a friend, who is a yoga instructor, to take photos of her for her portfolio. I’m way excited about that!!

  205. My son is very active in school sports. I love to take photos of him the most during his game play. Action shots are the best, the facial expressions are priceless.

  206. Mary M

    I take pictures of pretty much everything, but mostly my beautiful huskies and my food and baked goods, especially cupcakes! πŸ™‚

  207. Mickelle

    What a great giveaway!! I most often am taking pictures of my family including our dog! Pictures are the only tangible way to keep memories alive! So we should make them the best we can!

  208. Jessica Hall

    I LOVE to take pictures of my daughters! This would help me display their beauty even better!

  209. Stephanie

    What an AMAZING giveaway! Most of my pictures are of my kids and their friends…and I never seem to get them off my camera to the computer – because I don’t have a user-friendly editing system.

  210. Sarah

    Day to day I take pictures of family and friends the most, but when I’m out and about I find myself taking a lot of landscape and nature photos. It just seems like there is always beauty to be found no matter where you look!

  211. merium

    as a makeup artist and hairstylist, most of my photos are before/afters of friends and clients. and there’s a lot of my Daughter and our cats too!

  212. Courtney-O

    I’m always taking pictures of my kids! And with a very active 3-year-old, getting the perfect picture is a trial. I need some editing software, for sure. πŸ™‚

  213. Christine Glover

    Photos of my kiddos, family, nature & of new homes. My full time job is working for a builder selling new construction.

  214. Monica

    I take pictures of everything around me. I love candids, I think they make the best pictures and really capture the moment. My family actually calls me “paparazzi” because I always have my camera with me at all times. I know they think it’s annoying, me always snapping pictures. I tell them that they will appreciate it one day. It’s funny because this year, my friends and I all turn 40. Guess who they are coming to for all of the old pictures to put on display at the birthday parties. You guessed it…me! Mrs. Paparazzi πŸ™‚

  215. Dianna

    Definitely my kids. Oh, I’ve been wanting to replace my photoshop with lightroom. Pick me PLEASE! πŸ™‚

  216. Melissa

    What an amazing Giveaway! Personally, I take pictures of my kiddos. Cameras and storing technology is so amazing now and it’s such a treat to capture and keep all these wonderful memories.