Wow, was that fun, or what?!
Two camera bags, four media cases, two greeting card sets and a handful of custom prints- all going out the door to the lucky winners from the “Thousand Fan Thank You Giveaway Extravaganza” that happened over at my Facebook Page last week.
Actually, the coolest thing for me about last week was all the awesome interaction that we had on the page. I had a great time reading about what inspired you to become photographers, what gear you want, where you want to go shoot, and about your funniest photography-related mishap.
And, of course, I really enjoyed looking at your favorite images. Even though I chose the winner of the Lowepro Pro Runner 200 photo backpack at random, I didn’t pick until after I had taken the time to view every single shot and Like or comment on them wherever possible.
I saw last week as a great opportunity for me to get to know you guys as people, colleagues, acquaintances and friends, and not juts as fans. After all, you look at my photos and read my blog posts every week and know me at least well enough as Dan instead of as just Photographer, right?
So, thanks for putting the Social in social media and for playing along. To those of you who won stuff, congratulations. To everyone else, don’t be a stranger. Keep your head up and post a comment every once in awhile to know that you’re still there. I welcome all the interaction that I receive each week. And, maybe you’ll win something in a future contest. You never know, this was so much fun, maybe I’ll start giving away stuff more often!
Also, a special thanks to Lowepro for donating the gear that made this all possible. Do them a favor in return and check out the Lowepro website. They’ve got some great new products, including the Photo Sport AW series. Also, you can sign up to become a Lowepro Preferred Photographer, which will allow you to have some R&D input and receive info about new gear before it’s made available to the public.
Finally, if you missed out on the contest, head on over to my Facebook Page and become a fan. We have lots of fun over there… just ask any one of my fans, friends and colleagues.