KODAK has babies on the brain! Between celebrating the launch of the movie “Babies”, offering free birth announcements in the KODAK Gallery, and the KODAK Gallery Baby Photo Contest there are lots of ways to celebrate the camera’s littlest subjects.
KODAK has partnered with the motion picture “Babies” to celebrate the lives of babies around the world. The Focus Features film follows simultaneously follows infants from Mongolia, Japan, Namibia and the United States from birth to walking. Check out snapshots of their lives in the Babies Slideshow in the KODAK Gallery. The images are stunning and if that doesn’t make you want to see the movie, perhaps the trailer will. I know I’m excited to see the film.
Babies in in theaters now so check your local theater for show times. And if you loved the Slideshow, you can make your own in the KODAK Gallery to share with family and friends.
Free Birth Announcements
While your child might not be part of a motion picture for all to see, sharing the news of your bundle of joy’s arrival just got a lot easier (and cheaper!). KODAK Gallery now offers a selection of Free Birth Announcements. You can get up to 2 sets of 10 announcements and all you have to pay for is shipping. The free designs are quite cute – some modern, some classic. And, of course, they all include photos of your wee one. I personalized my favorite design with a picture of my daughter when she was a few weeks old. Isn’t it cute?
The process is simple and you really can’t argue with adorable and free.
KODAK Moment of the Month Contest
To celebrate the launch of FREE Kodak Birth Announcements, Kodak is hosting a KODAK Moment of the Month: Baby Photo Contest. The first place winner will receive $10,000 (hello, college fund!), a professional family/baby photo shoot, and a KODAK prize package including a KODAK EASYSHARE camera, KODAK PULSE digital frame, KODAK Zi8 pocket video camera and a $250 KODAK Gallery gift card. Two runner up winners will also receive generous KODAK prize packages.
Ready to enter for your chance at those fabulous prizes?! Here’s what you do: Visit the KODAK Gallery and enter your photo in the Baby Photo Contest. To be valid, you must confirm the child was under two years old at the time the picture was taken. Entries are accepted through May 28 and will be judged on adherence to theme, creativity, composition, lighting and focus. [Edited to add the Contest is now closed.]
So, you don’t have the perfect baby photo to submit to the KODAK MOMENT of the Month contest yet? Amy Postle, a KODAK Professional Photographer has tips about how to photograph a baby. Some of the great tips include:
- Shoot from your perspective – “Capture things as realistically as possible and from the angle that only a parent sees.”
- Keep it simple – “The more simple you keep the photograph, the more your baby will be the focus.”
- Keep the room calm – “Avoid the urge to constantly talk to your baby, just silently watch and photograph his or her natural tendencies.”
For loads more valuable advice, check out Amy Postle’s tip on photographing babies.
Win a KODAK Digital Camera
We all know you have the cutest little subject to photograph, but you need a great camera. KODAK wants to help and is giving one lucky reader of The Shopping Mama a KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera. Featuring the new “SHARE” button, it’s never been easier to share photos. Using the one touch upload button, you can tag photos to Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, email and the KODAK Gallery and as soon as you connect to your computer the pictures are off to friends.
KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera Features
- One-button upload
- 14 Megapixels
- 8x Optical Zoom
- 28mm Wide-Angle Lens
- 3 inch Color Display
- Smart Capture Mode
- Image Stabilization
- HD Video (720p at 30 fps)
- Panorama Stitch
- Face Recognition
Shop! The KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera is $199.95 and can be purchased at KODAK.com. Create online photo albums, order birth announcements, and make photo books and gifts at the KODAK Gallery.
Win! A KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera and $20 Gift Code to the KODAK Gallery. ($220 Total Value.)
How to Enter: Visit the KODAK Gallery and tell me a product you’d love to personalize with a photo of your favorite baby.
Bonus Entries – valid only after completing the first required entry. Please leave a separate comment for each you do.
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Disclosure: Giveaway ends May 28. Open to US residents only. Thanks to KODAK for providing the giveaway prizes. Others may have a different experience. Opinions are 100% my own.
Congratulations to Cynthia!