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The digital edition of the August 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine was released today. (P.S. Keep reading for a special giveaway from Design Aglow!)

August 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine Cover

For this month’s article I paired with Heather Lickliter of Stylized Portraiture – we reviewed camera straps / accessories by The Strap Buddy, Photojojo, My Funky Camera, Priddy Creations, PhatStraps, Pepper, Capturing Couture, Black Rapid, and Abie.

August 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine Camera Strap Article

August 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine Camera Strap Article

You can find the article on page 46 and page 48 of the print-version when it hits mailboxes. And you can also download the digital edition now if you’re a PPA member or digital subscriber.

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Design Aglow ornament gift

Today’s guest post / giveaway is courtesy of one of our favorite vendorsDesign Aglow.

Want to be the photographer EVERYONE wants this year, just to get this completely unique keepsake? You will with these ornament card offerings!

Hot off of the presses at Design Aglow, these innovative holiday cards promise to leave your clients hanging… in the homes of friends and family. Simply choose one of the five delicious two-sided designs, print, and add your own ribbon for an inspiring way to wish loved ones the best while earning a prominent spot in their homes (and their hearts). A revolutionary idea to create a bold new market for the holidays!

Design Aglow Simple Gifts

Not sure every client is ready for round? Design Aglow also includes a set of coordinating 5×5 flat square cards to help you sell a more traditional option too!

• Holiday ornament cards not offered anywhere else
• Round cards for birth announcements, save the date or any occasion
• Two sided square cards
• Your own studio greetings to clients and those who refer you

See more info about these lovely ornaments and printing pricing too, right here.

Now for the fun part…the giveaway!

Winner gets a $100 gift certificate to Design Aglow!

How do you win? Link to Design Aglow’s new cards on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog with the following text:

See the new Holiday Ornament Cards by / @designaglow and win $100 gift certificate at

Then come back here and comment that you’ve done so – each entry requires its own separate comment.

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 4th. You can enter up to three times total. Don’t forget to post your Twitter, Facebook, or blog links in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

Please note: The links you post must direct to a public account. We cannot verify links on private, friends & family only, or passworded accounts and they will not be eligible to win the gift certificate. If we have to subscribe to your feed or page or request permission to see it, you will automatically be disqualified.

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning number will be chosen by, and the winner will be contacted within 24 hours of contest’s end to claim their prize. Good luck!

UPDATE: The winner has now been announced here!

Thanks so much to Design Aglow for another awesome giveaway, and to all the camera strap vendors that allowed me to review your products for the August 2010 issue of Professional Photographer Magazine

P.S. If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain. If you are a photographer and are interested in having your packaging featured – or are a vendor and are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured – please contact robyn @ this domain to be added to the posting schedule!

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58 Responses to “eyes all aglow…”

  1. 51
    Jenny Beck  on August 4th, 2010

    Tweeted it:

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    Emily  on August 4th, 2010

    i tweeted too!

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    Ernie Treu  on August 4th, 2010

    Shared on Facebook!

  4. 55
    Ernie Treu  on August 4th, 2010

    I tweeted!

  5. 56
    robyn  on August 5th, 2010

    I’m sorry I haven’t got the winner posted yet – please check back Friday morning. It simply was not possible to update the site Thursday. Thanks for understanding!

  6. 57
    robyn  on August 6th, 2010

    And I’m happy to announce our winner is…Michelle Bowman!

    [ design aglow winner ]

    Congrats to Michelle and thanks again to Design Aglow!

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    Tanayiakooncephoto  on August 11th, 2010

    I Tweeted!