April’s Monthly Giveaway is Here

A new month means a new giveaway! Starting today, we’re launching our monthly giveaway for three $25 PayPal MagCloud gift cards. You can enter to win by answering the question below in the blog comments section, or tweeting @MagCloud your answer using the #MagCloudQ hashtag. The questions and prizes will change each month so if you don’t win this round, check back in May for another chance.

Photographers! This month’s question is for you. As you may have noticed, we here at MagCloud love photography.  From advancements in camera technology, to the explosion in photo apps across devices, to the astonishing growth in social photo sharing  (uh hello Facebook’s recent purchase of Instagram or the Pinterest phenomenon), photography is top of mind with both professional photographers and consumers alike.  So this month we would love to know, from DSLRs to point and shoots to smartphones, what’s your go-to camera when you want to capture that perfect shot?

The details:

  • Post your answer to the above question in the comments section below or tweet @MagCloud with the #MagCloudQ hashtag
  • Responses must be posted by Monday, April 30, 2012 at 5:00pm PST
  • Winners will be announced via Twitter, Facebook, and our blog on Thursday, May 3, 2012 by 12:00pm PST
  • Questions? Post in the comments below or tweet us @MagCloud
  • And don’t forget to follow @MagCloud on Twitter and/or ‘Like’ us on Facebook for the latest MagCloud news and future contest details

The contest opens at 12:00 pm PST on Friday, April 13, 2012. Entries must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday, April 30, 2012 and the winner will be announced via Twitter, Facebook, and our blog on Wednesday, May 3, 2012. The prize will be one $25 MagCloud gift card. Three unique winners will be selected at random. All entrants agree to be contacted by Hewlett Packard for prize fulfillment. The drawings are open to MagCloud blog readers, Twitter followers and Facebook fans that reside in the United States and are at least 18 years of age at time of entry. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Limit two entries (one on Twitter and one blog comment) per person, per month. Anyone found to be in violation of any of our rules or third party networks will be ineligible. Entries in this contest will not be carried over into subsequent giveaways or drawings.

32 thoughts on “April’s Monthly Giveaway is Here

  1. Carla 14 Apr 2012 / 11:07 AM

    DSLRs are the best, for sure when you want something really professional but I usually use my iPhone to take pictures since I always have it on me and allows instant sharing.

  2. angel m. leal jr 15 Apr 2012 / 9:23 PM

    @MagCloud #MagCloudQ ” I AM NIKON” or “Which ever CAMERA is NEAR BY (IPHONE or dslr)!”

    • Errol Mc Donald 17 Apr 2012 / 2:34 PM

      need a 24×105 lens for my class at lbcc.

  3. Laura Dark 17 Apr 2012 / 7:41 AM

    I shoot with a Canon 50D outside, in my studio I use a 30D or a Rebel depending on what I’m shooting. :)

  4. Kelsey Lane 17 Apr 2012 / 12:28 PM

    I prefer the Canon 5D Mark II for it’s photosensor and full frame capabilities. The 90mm tilt shift lens is perfect for an abstract focus look with select focus and is a perfect way to correct for weird perspective on lines.

  5. Brian Astbury 18 Apr 2012 / 6:48 AM

    ‘The drawings are open to MagCloud blog readers, Twitter followers and Facebook fans that reside in the United States ‘ What about those of us on the rest of the planet?

    • Patty 20 Apr 2012 / 7:51 AM

      Thank you for your feedback Brian. Due to contest regulations at this point, we can only allow for contest entries from the U.S. We’d still love to hear your thoughts on what your go-to camera is.

  6. thamar manrique 18 Apr 2012 / 8:34 AM

    My Nikon D5100 is always my first to go-to but, if I don’t have with me, since my iPhone is already a part of me then he will take the place LOL!

  7. nexxtsetmag 18 Apr 2012 / 9:21 AM

    For the perfect shot, I like my NIKON. True story, I tried taking a picture with my phone but could not choose the right setting for movement. Although, I ended up with TI”s (the rapper’s hat) hat that day at a concert. All I really wanted was that perfect picture shot.

  8. Rich Coda 18 Apr 2012 / 10:45 AM

    All toys… For B&W I go for my Arca-Swiss 8×10″ F-metric with T-Max100 film. For color I use my Arca-Swiss 4×5″ Field with Fuji Velvia 100 transparency film. For snapshots… Nikon D300 (but still a toy) ;^)

  9. gfrankfenn 18 Apr 2012 / 1:36 PM

    My go to camera: Nikon D700 with the 85 1.8 for portraits – love the clean, clear richness of the colours and the bokeh that the camera and lens combination give me. At night the camera body is excellent with the 50 1.8 for low noise scenics.

  10. Scott Foster 20 Apr 2012 / 7:42 AM

    It really depends on the situation – for something quick on the fly, I use my point and shoot. For more planned out stuff I use my Canon DSLR. And for late night, in the dark I use my modified point and shoot for IR shooting or some times I will pull out the full spectrum camera for some funky shots

  11. heatherbrulez 21 Apr 2012 / 7:59 AM

    Right now, my go to camera is the Canon 5Dii but looking to change that to the 5Diii very soon! Though, when it comes to my toddler around the house, it’s the iphone. As soon as the big camera comes out, my daughter hides under the dining table.

  12. Shelley 22 Apr 2012 / 3:43 PM

    HP 635 Photosmart..it might be older but the quality is there…and economical.

  13. Hanke 23 Apr 2012 / 6:01 AM

    This is sort of a trick question….a camera you always have close is probably your phone. It makes nice photos but in no way compared to DSLR. So…to make that perfect shot you can be happy with I would always your my digital SLR camera but most of the time I carry at least one analog camera with me and I will probably use that one. You can’t see the result right away but I’m most of the time pretty sure that it looks good so it’s worth the wait :).

  14. Kellie Coleman 23 Apr 2012 / 11:03 AM

    Nothing compares to the DSLR. What I love to use is my new Motorola Electrify Smart phone. It has a 4.3″ qHD display, HD video and an 8mp camera. The pictures I take are unbelieveable, so clear and crisp and easy to use too!

  15. Wendy Grace 24 Apr 2012 / 10:35 PM

    I always use my Nikon D200…because you never know when you are going to need that image to use in a situation where you need high quality

  16. Heather Scheer Moore 25 Apr 2012 / 5:56 PM

    My Canon Rebel XSi is my baby! I absolutely LOVE it! I am never without it! <3

  17. Justin Simenson 25 Apr 2012 / 8:24 PM

    My go to camera is usually my Canon 40D. But I also shoot with Polaroid cameras, for that instant print satisfaction, various film cameras, and even pinhole cameras. It all depends on what “that shot” is.

  18. Bryn 27 Apr 2012 / 11:12 AM

    Canon 1d mark iv

  19. Brenda Wiech 27 Apr 2012 / 12:28 PM

    Currently, for professional photographs my go-to is a Canon DSLR 50D with a Canon EF 16-35mm lens. I am looking forward to the Canon 5D Mark III being my go-to body with the same lens.

  20. Susie Daggett 30 Apr 2012 / 9:14 AM

    I use a dslr Nikon, love it

  21. verysimpleguides 30 Apr 2012 / 9:57 AM

    Birds in flight require some of the bells and whistles on my Canon 7D – most often with a long lens.

  22. Dearlovelies 30 Apr 2012 / 11:30 AM

    Love my Panasonic GH1 forever.

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