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Scroll down for this month’s Photo Challenge Theme… Remember, as a reader of this newsletter, you’re invited to take part in our monthly Photo Challenges for a chance to win the yearly Grand Prize of $2,000! There is no purchase necessary to enter… no fee for registering… and you don’t have to buy anything to win. Details are below… Lori Allen Director, Great Escape Publishing *********************** WHAT’S YOUR RESOLUTION? Get fit. Eat better. Drink more water. Stop smoking. Take more photos. Learn to play the guitar. Spend more time with family. Have more fun. What’s your New Year’s resolution for 2009? Whether you make resolutions (and keep them) or not, you can certainly sell photos about them. Most people want to improve themselves in one way or another, and stock sites like are selling self-improvement shots left and right. So, to give you some practice at taking stock-quality concept shots, January’s Photo Challenge Theme is: “What’s Your Resolution?” Take an image that tells a story. If you’re not capturing your own resolution, you can still participate by shooting something that represents one of the many resolutions that people make. Here are a few ideas to get you started… Get Fit and/or Lose Weight:

What's Your Resolution

  Stop Smoking:

Save Money:

Read More, Learn Something New, or Go Back to School:

Photos will be judged according to light, composition, focus, and theme. Only one photo per person can be entered, and the photo must be taken by the entrant. To enter, send us your ONE best theme-appropriate photo. Multiple entries from the same photographer will be deleted. Submissions for January’s Photo Challenge are due by 8:00 a.m. EST on Monday, January 26. You can submit your photos by clicking on the “Enter to Win” link on the right side bar of this page. Details about contest guidelines are here. [EDITOR’S NOTE: This month’s theme may force you to break out of your comfort zone in photography as you turn the camera upon yourself. If wrinkles, blemishes, dark circles, and the other normal wear of life make you uncomfortable showing pictures of yourself to the world, don’t worry. You can learn how to “fix” the fault lines on your face in Photoshop… just like the pros do for Hollywood stars. Shelly Perry, our resident photo expert and author of these weekly photo tips, is also the author of our new e-book, How to Look 10 Years Younger and 20 Pounds Lighter in Every Photo You Take. You’ll find it here. Shelly’s images have been seen all over the globe on music CD covers, books, magazines, catalogs, websites, ad campaigns, and even on TV. Her work has also appeared in several local exhibits and gallery shows. Learn more about how you can turn your pictures into cash in our free online newsletter The Right Way to Travel.  Sign up here today and we’ll send you a new report, Selling Photos for Cash: A Quick-Start Guide, completely FREE.]  

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