Win a 3 hours mentoring session with Michelle Kane or one of the 2 Portfoliositez flash websites, in July's giveaway

Many chances to win awesome prizes this month as well! Without too much introduction, let me first list the 3 prizes, and then I will go on and add more info about each.

1 lucky winner will get to spend 3 hours of one-on-one mentoring time online with Michelle Kane and also receive the companion Editing + Workbook Manual, worth $325.

2 lucky winners will each receive 1 year of premium membership with Portfoliositez - each prize valued at just under $200.


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The winner of the mentoring prize package will receive 3 hours of one-on-one mentoring time online and Michelle's companion Editing + Workbook Manual. The book is a companion/reference guide for the one-on-one editing that will be covered online

In Michelle's words "

Online mentoring is for the photographer who knows the look they want for their images, but doesn't really know how to achieve it. There is no prerequisite for current skill level, but obviously, the more advanced the mentee is to begin with, the more in-depth kind of editing that can be covered. We generally look at a few images, editing them from start to finish from RAW editing in Lightroom to final edit in Photoshop. My mentoring focuses on gaining a deeper understanding of the ins and outs of Photoshop and how to approach each image in sections, knowing which tools and adjustments to use, applying effects exactly where needed to create a piece of art one layer at a time, without the need for actions. We focus quite a lot on correct skin-tones and proper overall image tone.


Michelle Kane

is portrait photographer/mentor based out of Sheridan, Wyoming. Her signature look is often described as rich, warm, creamy and often dramatic. "

I truly enjoy sharing my knowledge and style with others, to help them develop a style and process that fits their needs and personal aesthetic. The kind of editing I do can be revved up for full on drama or toned down to create a more subtle look. It's understanding the fundamentals of layers, masks, blending modes, adjustment layers and filters that enables a photographer to go any direction they choose with an image.

" Michelle says.



Here is a link to the list of features that come with the Portfoliositez 1 year premium memberships. is a website and blogsite template company mainly focusing on Photographers. When Jamie and Jen started the company in 2007 they felt there were no budget friendly options available. At the time prices were between $400-$800 which was too much for an entry level or hobbyist photographer to afford. That's when they came up with the idea of offering feature packed templates for lease so that photographers could spend their money on equipment and other costs to starting a business. They started with just two people and one template and now have grown to a team of 8 friendly team members with many websites and even some blogsites (built upon wordpress). With PSitez you have the option of either leasing the template (starting at just $5/mo with a $20 setup fee) or purchasing it outright for $200. They are excited to revolutionize the industry once again with the launch of our IPad mirror site (the only one in the industry designed strictly for the IPad!) and IPhone mirror site which will be able to be added to any generation II template. With many major projects on the horizon you can expect to see great things from PSitez this year!

I am very honored and excited to say that I got to collaborate with them on their last flash template!



How do you enter to win these prizes?

There are 5 chances to enter - you can pick and choose, or use them all :) Remember to make separate comments for each one of the entries, so each comment counts as a separate entrie!

First Entry:Join the Portfoliositez Facebook Page then come back here and comment to let me know that you did that. If you are a "liker" of their page already just leave a comment stating so.

Second Entry:Join Michelle Kane Photography Facebook Page and then come back here and let me know that you did that. If you are a "liker" of her page already just leave a comment stating so.

Third Entry: Leave a comment answering the question: "What are the features on your website that you consider a must have and could not be without - ie lg. image size, individual songs per gallery, shopping cart etc...?

Fourth Entry: Leave a comment here (on ew couture) stating why you would like to win the mentoring session with Michelle Kane.

Fifth Entry: (another easy one!) Give a shout out!! Facebook, tweet, blog… spread the love about the giveaway! Come back here and leave a link to your shout out in the comments. 

great giveaway on EW Couture! 3 hours online mentoring w/Michelle Kane and 2 Portfoliositez premium memberships!

Please read the details carefully before you enter, so you make sure your entries are qualified, if one of your comments is picked as a winning one. 

• To have your comments count as two separate entries, please leave a separate comment for each one of the entries.

• If one of your entries is randomly picked as a winner, not having a name associated with the comment and/or a website address will cause you to loose the winning status. (if you choose to leave your e-mail address rest assured it is safe; I hate spam probably even more than you do. A name and website/blog address will suffice though.)  

• The contest starts now and will close on Sunday, July 11th, at 8pm PST. Three entries will be randomly chosen from all of the comments. The three winners will be announced on Monday, the 12th, in the morning.  

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