Announcing The First Picture Methods Camera Giveaway!!!

Olympus Camera Giveaway At

I have given away lots of cameras in the past using Twitter or when I ran Photofocus via the Photofocus podcast or blog or even at photo trade shows with various sponsors. Today I am back at it! I am announcing the first official Picture Methods Camera Giveaway. Yes I am giving away a camera – AND a lens – and more! I am excited because it’s more than a camera giveaway. It’s a chance to win other cool prizes too.

Olympus Camera Giveaway At

The grand prize is a brand new, in the box, Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II, Micro Four Thirds, digital camera with an Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens.

This is an amazing piece of gear and I spent two full years with it as my primary camera.


The second prize is a brand new, in the box Robus RC-5558 Vantage Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod. I love these Robus tripods because they are as good as any I have used, but more affordable than most similarly specced units.


The first runner up prize is a $250 credit at which can be applied to prints or gifts featuring any of my images available in the store.

Platypod Giveaway At

The second runner up prize is a brand new, in the box Platypod Ultra Plate Camera Support with Multi Accessory Kit. I never go anywhere without my Platypod. One of the most useful photo accessories ever invented.

MORE THAN $2500 worth of prizes are up for grabs!

The winner will be selected by random drawing. That drawing will take place at the Festival of the Cranes in Socorro, NM, November 20-23, 2019. The winner will be randomly selected. My pal, Steve Ball who is an Olympus employee, will be with me in the exhibitor tent at the festival and he will draw the name from a virtual hat, and the entire process will be streamed via Facebook Live. The prize package will arrive at the winner’s home before Christmas. I’ll be streaming via Facebook Live when I take my trip to the UPS Store to drop off the packages to mail to the winners.

Make sure you enter your name for a chance to be that winner!


You have several different ways to enter the contest. You may use one or all methods. Those who use all methods have more chances to win.

Method #1 – Subscribe to my free, quarterly, photography newsletter. You can do that at my newsletter signup page – (Those who are already subscribers are already automatically eligible to win – no need to resubscribe.)

Method #2 – Follow @ScottBourne and/or @PictureMethods on Twitter (following both gives you yet another chance to win! – if you already follow no need to unfollow and refollow – you are eligible.)

Method #3 – Send the following Tweet (Minus the quote marks)
Enter the @PictureMethods Camera Giveaway for a chance to win a new @GetOlympus digital camera and other great prizes. Details at”

Send the Tweet only one time – sending it more than once won’t improve your odds of winning.

Method #4 – Follow @bourne.scott on Instagram.

That’s it. Your odds of winning depend on how many entries we receive in total and how many methods you choose to enter.

You must be at least 18 years or older to participate. You may not be an employee of New Media Methods, LLC. The contest is open worldwide except where prohibited by law.

Please see the complete rules for this and other contests on our Contest Rules page. Your entry constitutes an agreement to be bound by those rules.

SPECIAL SHOUTOUT to Olympus, B&H and Platypod for helping to support my contest!

Remember I will live stream the drawing from New Mexico and will even livestream taking the package to the UPS Store to ship to the winner. If you miss that – don’t worry, the winner’s name will be announced on all my social media channels and here at Stay tuned for more updates. And good luck.

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