To celebrate my birthday I have a GIVEAWAY for you!

I decided to do this giveaway to thank you for all the support you’ve given me AND have a way to toss some virtual confetti in the air with you.

I’m going to pick one winner and announce him/her next week on July 31st.
Good luck and may the light be forever in your favour!

***Make sure you use a valid email address when leaving your comment so I can contact you if you win. The winner I choose ais final and non-negotiable.


73 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY”

  1. I need this course because you are so good at what you do…and I am so crap at it…that I need all the help I can get!

  2. I have been taking photographs for many years now, I have learnt a lot by trial and error, I feel I need help in order to progress to the next level. I enjoy taking creative impressionist photographs and would love some assistance from your online course.

    1. Firstly Happy birthday, have a great day.
      I use to be creative in painting & photography a long time ago in my teens, but got side track for 25-30 years into the business of life and work. So this coarse would really benefit me to kick of my creative juices and to help me to get out of plateau in my photography at present. I’ve pretty much am self taught and could benefit from a creative photographer like yourself.

  3. I needed motivating and taking out of my comfort zone. What I am discovering is that I am feeling stimulated and I’m having fun! Each day I am discovering a new way of seeing, thinking and feeling. So good for the soul!

  4. I have been experimenting with Impressionist Photography for a few months now but would love to learn some of the techniques from one of the best in the business. Hopefully this will enable me to realize some of the ideas I have in my head but can’t quite get to work either in camera or in post processing.

  5. I completed the Impressionist Photography Advanced course earlier in the year. It completely changed my approach to photography but I feel I still have a lot to learn about the fundamentals. I would love to do the Fundamental of impressionist Photography online course.

  6. Happy Birthday Eva. Have a wonderful day.
    I would love to do your course. I’ve been looking with interest at van Gogh and other impressionalist painters and am very impressed with the way you have used the medium of photography for modern impressonism. Keep it up; you surely are breaking new ground for me.

  7. I need this course because I’ve followed your work for a while and would love to find some new ways of seeing… it would be awesome to try and incorporate some of your techniques in my street photos for example… anyway..happy birthday 🙂

  8. Why do I need this course? Because impressionist photography is something that I would love to immerse myself in, but am not quite sure how to do that. I’ve done some basic intentional camera movement with a few images, but would love to explore this more in depth. I’d love to get into your class!

  9. I would love to win this – impressionist photography moves my like no other genre. Your work is so inspirational for me and I would really love to extend my knowledge and skill. I want to extend my creative thinking and take my photography into the art realm. I am self taught and would love to learn from an expert like yourself.
    Thanks Eva

  10. Ah, Eva, you are a constant inspiration! Your photos are so dreamy, beautiful, words fail to express…If I could even come close to something like that in my own photos, it would be a dream come true. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the opportunity to win this course. And, Happy Birthday and many blessings for the year to come!

  11. I have been a follower of your site for several years and enjoyed it very much. I have dabbled in “impressionistic” style photography but I have so much more to learn.
    I am sure that I would learn valuable techniques and resources from you course. Having been a professional photographer for the past 8 years or so, I am ready to move on to new experiences.
    I also wan to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your site and newsletters, I always look forward to receiving them.
    Thank you for your offer of this course to a very lucky person!!

  12. I’m in a photography rut. I’ve lost my spark and have taken very few photos lately. I need a challenge and a change of direction. I love your images and have tried to make a few of my own. A course to follow and a new direction is just what I need.

  13. Happy Birthday!

    As a young child I always had interest in being a photographer. Unfortunately life’s choices did not lead me down that path until much later in my life. After retiring from a successful career in Telecommunications is when my dream of being a photographer came into existence.

    For the last twenty years it seems I’ve been living, breathing, consuming anything and everything about photography. It is a fierce passion that requires constant fueling.
    I have learned a lot but not Impressionist Photography and love the beauty and softness this medium emits.

    It is one more item that is on my photography bucket list and being the winner will allow one more scratch off!

  14. Because everyone and everything around us, has a beauty that can make us happy. I want to be able to translate my visions, emotions, feelings and passions – into images for others to understand what I see and what I dream.

  15. I’m only a beginner on this impressionist journey, but it seems to be that the randomness needs to be planned. But how to plan? What to plan?
    This book will be my first waypoint on the impressionist journey . . .

  16. I would love to have this course as I have looked at it for the last 2 years with great desire. Between working full time and helping take care of my mother going through cancer and radiation, photography is the place where I find my balance, my happy place, my serenity, my me. I try to go to the beach each morning for sunrise, I try to mimic some of your work on my own. Sometimes I get close and others I don’t. It would be great to finally learn “how to” take a good impressionistic photo and have the right tools to do so. It is the style that I really love, it dances, it’s freeing, it’s calming, it’s musical, it’s peaceful, it is the style that really speaks to me. It makes me hunger for more. Thank you for always inspiring us. Thank you for the consideration of this gift, that is what it would truly be. Cheers Eva!

  17. First: Happy birthday from Norway! 🙂
    So: Because I want to learn more about Impressionist Photography.
    Have a nice day. 🙂

  18. I have followed you for many years and bought several of your books. I was inspired to take a course with you recently and my photography has been transformed…actually I have been transformed too! I see every thing differently now and can’t wait to try new things. I need this course to continue on my journey and to push me to an even more exciting artistic place. Your courses are pure joy!

  19. Happy Birthday. I would love this course to help me learn the building blocks of impressionist photography as I try to incorporate more of it into my own photography.

  20. Eva! Happy Birthday! What a delight to wake up this morning across the world from you to find your most delightful birthday celebration opportunity. While I’m not usually a bold person, can you see me jumping up and down, waving……”pick meeeee, pick me……” rather like an excited child?

    The reason I would love to be the recipient of your Fundamentals of Impressionist Photography course? Simply that Impressionism is the direction my voice calls and a finally have the time, equipment, camera knowledge, and most of all desire and motivation, to appreciate and utilize your class.

    Thank you for the opportunity to be considered. The winner will be lucky, indeed.

  21. Happy birthday again , Eva ! So glad to see this idea and why ???
    I will have your attention , probably will see how to do impressive images, i will get answers for my questions , i will learn some new creative techniques and i will increase my passion and ability to create my own style !

  22. Finding your photos on Facebook was a game-changer in my photography pursuit. I realized that a shallow depth of field wasn’t something that must be avoided – but that it could be embraced. The trick, as with all creative endeavors that skirt the edge of normal, is to convince the viewer it was intentional, and therefore was not ‘wrong’ or an ‘accident’. This is what I’m still working on! Your online course would be very helpful and allow me to grasp how to convey that intentionality.

  23. Happy birthday Eva!
    I am just beginning to try impressionist photography and am loving it so far. The course would likely speed my learning significantly and I would love to take it. Thank you for the generous birthday giveaway!

  24. Happy Birthday, Eva! I hope your new year is wonder-filled!
    I would love to win FUNDAMENTAL OF IMPRESSIONIST PHOTOGRAPHY online course because I want to learn how to be even more creative with my photography. I discovered some of the techniques you use quite by accident; learning about them will allow me to be even more intentional in my creative process!
    Pick me please!

  25. Eva, ever since I happened upon your Impressionist Photography site I have fallen in love with it. I bought a downloadable e-book but I could not download it, so I never received it. I am trying to emulate what other people are doing, but I can’t quite get the hang of it; and that is why I need your course!

  26. Happy Birthday Eva Polak!! I hope it brings you much cheer and enjoyment!

    I’ve long been interested in impressionist photography, searching the internet, periodicals, and talking with fellow photographers, then found you and this website! I’d love to learn more and put these learnings into practice. Whether I’m the “lucky one” or not, I’ll keep checking in.

    Be Well —


  27. I started using your work as an example for students in our small school during my photography block class. For some this opens their eyes to see how form and color add to the picture. I saw an improvement in all parts of their work after trying this style. I have shared your work and always site your source but would also like to improve my own skills so that I can be a better instructor. Personally I appreciate how impressionist creates emotion from a work.

  28. I am an artist and I would love to know how to bring this artistry into my photography. I’ve tried some impressionism yet am feeling frustrated by the results. I would love to do you online course and have some tuition that would start me on the path of doing fantastic work like you do. You work excites me and I would love to be excited by my photographs too.

  29. Happy birthday what a great prize. I would like it because love the style of photography that you do and would like to learn more. I also think it would motivate me into getting back into photography as I seemed to have lost the inspiration at present.

  30. Happy Birthday Eva!!
    I would like to win this course for my teenage daughter who always see me play with my camera and create images of this style, but trying to explain to her what I do is intentional is another thing!

  31. Happy birthday Eva. I need to do your online course so I can express feeling and creativity through my photograhy, and add balance to my work life.

  32. What a great way to mark your birthday Eva; wishing you many happy returns. I’ve followed your blog and I’m greatly impressed by your work and definitely in need of some inspiration to take my work to the next level. I’ve experiemented with Pep Ventosa’s technique, dallied with ICM, played with multiple exposures, applied my ten stopper in a wide range of contexts but still need that extra inspiration that I know your course would bring.

  33. Thanks for the opportunity Eva and happy birthday.
    I have always admired your style and you have been a real inspiration for my impressionist journey. At present, I am going through a period of real photographers block and need motivation to explore fresh techniques and creativity and push the boundaries. I know you have the skills to further inspire me.

  34. Thank you Eva for the gift of the possibility of the online course and happy birthday!
    Currently I’m studying for a bachelor of Theology and have been given the opportunity to present a creative assignment instead of the regular written essay.
    I’d like to do this through the art of photography and use the impressionist style to convey the theme of women in the Biblical context, translating into how this plays out today.
    So far I have in mind a series of 12 photographs which when layered will create a complete picture.
    However, I’m going to need the best help I can find and the course you are offering would give me a wonderful and timely means of learning how to create this assignment.
    Many thanks.

  35. I am a very passionate amateur photographer and regularly enter the competitions in my local Camera Club. These competitions always challenge me to try new genre and this has meant that my skills and knowledge of photography have grown greatly.
    The competition topics that give me the greatest pleasure are abstract and impressionistic photography. I get really excited about these genre and anything that I can do to further develop my skills in this area would be appreciated. For these reasons, I would love to win the competition.

    Happy birthday and thanks for the opportunity to enter this competition.

  36. Thank you Eva for this opportunity, I never win a competition but may be this time I am lucky.
    I like your style of photography and would love to learn more about it. I am busy with an advance photography course and that is were I first come aware of your wonderful style of photography.
    Enjoy your birthday and may God bless you.

  37. Happy birthday!
    Would love to have a chance to experiment with new techniques and develop my skills further, this has always been something of interest and am keen to learn more.

  38. Happy birthday Eva I have been making photos for years now but have lost my love for it It has just been put in the “too hard basket” and I find it hard to just go out and get excited! Having inspiration from your course would be amazing

  39. First of all: Happy birthday, Eva!!
    Why do I need this course?
    Because I really, really, really, really, very much would like to take this course! (and I never won something online in my life)

  40. I’ve always loved Monet, Manet and other impressionist artists.. When I saw your pictures I found them very inspirational. I wish I could learn how to write my own stories with the light and how to take photos that touch all senses. I hope that you will help me make my dream come true 🙂

  41. Happy birthday!
    I’ve been wanting to do this course for SO LONG…it’s really calling to me! I’m just finding my ‘style’ and your work appeals to me so much. Fingers crossed 🙂

  42. I would love this course because although I love my photography I have strayed from exploring my creative side in the way that I used to, life has became too sharp and dull and I want more blur and colour.

  43. I need this course, because in my country i can’t find anyone who really understands about this genre.
    I want to popularize this photography genre in my country.

  44. Happy birthday Eva, I’ve recently discovered the world of impressionist photography and it has rejuvenated my interest in picking up the camera and getting creative. I’d love the opportunity to study with you to improve and develop my own style in this amazing genre.

  45. happiest birthday & thank you for sharing your talent! i need this course because you are so talented & i admire your style and want to learn it from you

  46. I would really love to do this course as I am fascinated with impressionistic photography. I have masted one genre, photographing birds, but don’t really know how to get started on anything else.

  47. Happy birthday Eva. I know with a little help from your magic water and some inspirational help from you I’ll be able to make magical impressionist photos.

  48. When I was young I used to paint but for various reasons could not keep it going as I grew up. Impressionist photography opened my eyes for creating painting in digital format.

    Therefore, by learning the fundamentals from a top photographer like Eva will help me to start painting again but this time with my camera.

    Happy birthday.

  49. Happy birthday, Eva and thank you for this opportunity.
    I often see possibilities in nature to take fantastic impressionist pictures but I don’t know enough about the technics to snap them in camera the way I want to. I’m sure your online course will increase my skills and make it possible to take the amazing photos I have in mind.

  50. Happy birthday to you, Eva.

    I’d love to win your online course, in the hope it would help me create my way out of the artistic slump I’m in at the moment.

  51. I love very much impressionistic images, but in one way or another I never succeed to make a nice image in that style, I try and try and try and sometimes I come close, but it is never really a successful image. This course would be a great opportunity for me to lift me across the border of knowledge and insecurity about Impressionistic Photography and it It would also help to bring my photographic style to the next level.
    And to finish, but definitely so important, I admire your inspiring images Eva ……. that’s why need this course….. ☺

  52. Happy Birthday Eva. Happy to find you again (I’m been sick for far too many weeks). So I think is good time to get back on track with the workshop that was paid before going on a trip. Will appreciate if you can get back to me. Thank you!

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