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July’s second name should be “Vacation Month” — it seems like half the people I know are beach-bound in the next few weeks. Whether you’ll be sticking your toes in the sand or enjoying summer from home, you’ll love this month’s Freebie Friday giveaway: a La Sardina Camera from international analog photography shop Lomography.

Designer Manual Camera From Lomography

Analog (Film!) Cameras From Lomography

Sure, digital cameras are fun, but summer is the perfect time to experiment (again) with the wonder of manual film. This Capri Saracena model comes outfitted with a wide-angle lens and a powerful flash that includes 3 color filters, so a day at the beach (or in the backyard) will turn into a photo that’s frame-worthy. (Check out some of the shots other La Sardina photographers took with this camera.) Plus, the durable, bright deck chair fabric covering makes this camera a perfect accent piece when you’re not out snapping photos. We’ll include three rolls of 35MM film to get you started.

To enter for a random chance to win this camera, answer this month’s question in the comments below: What’s your favorite way to decorate with photography (or cameras)?

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 9:00 a.m. ET on July 6, 2012 and 12:00 p.m. ET on July 9, 2012. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $114.53. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.



107 Responses

  1. I like to tuck snapshots away in unexpected places. It's a great surprise to see a loved one's face or a shot of a cherished memory when you're going about the mundane tasks of your day.

  2. Cindy says:

    I love color, so I use lots of colored mats and artsy frames throughout the house that accent my furniture and walls perfectly.:)

  3. Brooke says:

    Sooo cute!!!

  4. Aliesha says:

    I love to hang photos of our family having a great time together – I prefer candids to posed shots.

  5. Shirley says:

    I just watcher an episode of in which Jamie designed a couple's outdoor area with accents from Boston area. I live in southeast Georgia about 45 minutes from Savannah. I have a large fenced-in backyard I know he can create the prefect entertaining area for my grandkids, family, and friends, along with a herb and vegetable garden.

  6. andrea m. says:

    keeping photos of loved ones around in my apartment helps make the place feel like "home" .

  7. Kate says:

    I have this big piece of coral on my desk. One day I needed a place to prop up a loose photo and I liked it so much that now I use it to display photos and cards.

  8. tbrodbnt says:

    When we have parties outside my favorite thing is to clothespin black and white photos to the clothesline and badminton net in the Spring and Summer, and in winter when I drag the fire pit nearer the clothesline where I've pinned up plaid flannel sheets, my black and white photo COPIES of childhood snow pics get pinned up on them after I've glittered every bit of snow on the picture.

  9. Nikki says:

    I like to pick one photo from every trip we take, blow it up (8.5×11), and frame it for our travel wall! I take care to pick a photo that perfectly represents the overall feel for the trip. That way we're immediately transported back to the place or memory when we look at it. :)

  10. Lori Owens says:

    I like to have 4×6 framed snapshots sitting around the house. I change the pictures every few months to go along with the seasons. Vacation pics in the summer, Christmas pics in the winter, ect.

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