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Focus on Photos!

Today's author focus is on the talented Rebecca Cooper, author of 40 Top Tips for Better Photos. Rebecca's difficult to catch (she's mom to three little ones with another on the way, and she's a professional photographer to boot!) but we elephants have ways of making people talk! (That trunk comes in handy!). We managed to corner her long enough to have her answer our popular Ella questionnaire.

Ella: So, Rebecca, what did you have for breakfast this morning?

Rebecca: Oatmeal today. But on Saturday, I had apple cinnamon waffles, bacon, and orange juice. We usually do a big breakfast on Saturday. It's oatmeal the rest of the week.

Ella: Save me a place at the table next weekend! I'll be there. Okay, what cartoon character do you most resemble?

Rebecca: I have no idea! A short, round one?

Ella: That would be Garfield. I don't know; you seem more the Judy Jetson or Polly Purebred type to me! But hey, I'm not judging... What's the last thing you purchased online?

Rebecca: Webhosting for my new photography site... shhh! Don't tell!

Ella: Our lips are sealed! What's the strangest topic you've ever scrapbooked?

Rebecca: I really haven't done anything too crazy. Taking all three kids grocery shopping AT THE SAME TIME is about as crazy as I get.

Ella: Slow down, swinger!! What do you want everyone to know about your book?

Rebecca: It's so CUTE! And it's got some good photography info in it too!

Ella: And the most important question... Hugh, Daniel, or Gerard?

Rebecca: I'm going to have to go with Hugh.



Whether you've just purchased your first DSLR or you're trying to make the most of your point-and-click, 40 Top Tips for Better Photos will help you make your photos shine! And Rebecca's article, "3-Minute Makeovers," will help you make those great shots even better with tips on how to process your digital images.

But wait! What's a day without a giveaway? We're offering one of two photo action sets to two lucky readers. Fantastic photogs Maggie Holmes and Brenda Acuncius have each graciously offered a pack of their most popular actions (used in Rebecca's article) as prizes. Brenda is offering a full set of 16 actions, valued at $50, and Maggie has donated a set of her three action packs, valued at $70. In addition, Maggie has donated a spot in her upcoming online photography class, a $200 value! All you have to do is leave us a comment and tell us what photography topic you'd most like to read more about. Oh, and you can tell us what you had for breakfast, too!


The winners of yesterday's Obscenely Important Memo pads are:

 SherriK (who had a poptart and Diet Coke for breakfast), and

 Cupcakemomcolorado (who started her day out right with Raisin Bran!).

Email us at comments@ellapublishing.com and let us know where to send these goodies!


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