Contest: What Are You Thankful For?

Thanks to everyone who entered ourย Natural Light Contest!ย Be sure to submit a photo below for ourย Thanksgiving Contestย and a chance to win a free Phlearn PRO Tutorial!

Winners: Natural Light Contest

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    Im Thankful for my girlfriend “lea” who make me everytime smile when i am with her …the most beautiful thing in the World –LOVE *-*

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    I’m thankful for my dreams, that make me a better person. And I’m thankful for people who share their knowlege and help other people to achieve his goals! Thank you, Phlearn! You helped me to make my dreams come true.

    This is: “The fantastic factory of dreams”.

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    I am thankful for my daughter and all the beautiful moments i’m able to capture with her.

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      The connection in this photo is amazing, very memorable and very warming.

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    I’m Thankful for my girlfriend Danielle. Thanx to her, I fell in love with photography 4 years ago .

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    I am thankful and grateful for my wife who has experienced a lot of difficulties to make me happy and to make our years love life into married one as our nationalities are different…I am also thankful to god for giving me such a soulmate and making my life happier.

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    Vibe Sonne

    I’m so thankful, that I had the opportunity to get this little beauty as my pet.

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    Arthur Coon

    I am thankful that my wife of 30 years is done with chemotherapy and is on to radiation. I have used photography throughout my wife’s journey; both as therapy for me I guess and as a way to show not only what Julie is going through but how much of a fighter that she is. This photo is typical of what we have done so far, I have other headgear we have used, and a “GI Joe” action figure who figures into the scenes quite a bit. This thanksgiving will be one of celebration-we are “lucky” that Julie only required a lumpectomy and has a good prognosis. I admire my wife so much more after this, and this is a woman who I have seen hug everyone from grieving parents of a soldier to the mother of a newborn while the dad was deployed; this photo of her in my civil war equipment has the look of a fighter because she is one. Thank you for letting me tell this story. HOOAH!

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    I’m thankful for our Dog Joschi. Because he is always Happy even if i’m Sad, he just make me Smile so often its just Awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

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    My friends and family who help me do stupid things like unpaid photography, without even asking why, even though we can all use an extra buck; I’m thankful for them.

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    I have always wanted to be blessed with having a child and a happy family, and I have waited and God has given what I have prayed for. As such, I am overly thankful for my son Tyler Andre Young.

    Thanks Phlearn ๐Ÿ™‚

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    I am thankful for having found YOU phlearn! ahah i’m not joking!
    I am a young self taught photographer. Trying to learn what I wanted was absolutely a struggle before getting to know this website. I am thankful because you saved me from attending a sad and boring photography/editing course where I probably would learn much. :)) ahah!

    And I am thankful having a super nice and lovely sister, who always accepts to be my model.. even if i ask here to lay on a very wet and dirty ground just because i love the colors of wet autumn leaves!
    Here she is ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Thankful for the skies and its volatile canvas of breathtaking clouds, where all my childhood dreams soared and now so generously provides adulthood sustenance.

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    Jacqueline Schmitz-Dongen

    I am thankfull for VUESCAN FROM HARMROCK, because of them I can scan my old negatives and create again. Nikon does not support his own older scanners.
    Woman in the photo has nothing to do with schizofrenia. photo symbolizes SCHIZOFRENIA.

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    I’m thankful for my country and especially for my lake. Without him, my childhood would have been borring and my summers less exciting. Thanks to you, I discovered so many people and things by your side ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Hello Phlearn
    l am thankful for being sitting in a wheelchair.
    The wheelchair have shown me that I can control my life and live my own dreams.
    The wheelchair have helped me also to throw the masks away but I realized that people prefer to see us with masks on.
    Mehdi Essaid

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    Mark David Siemer

    I am thankful for late night talks with the people that matter.
    This is “Late One Night”

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    I am thankful that I’m able to dream and have goals in my life, even though they may not be achievable at the time. But shame on those who give up, I will fight my way to the top. It will not be easy in any way but we all start at the same place and work our way to the top. And i’ve had this dream about moving to London for so long and i think this picture reflects that so incredibly well.

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    I am thankful for photoshop because I am in my 15th year of parkinson’s disease and photoshop helps me keep that critical hand – eye coordination connection going… well, it means a lot to me…

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    Kishan Jessani

    Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

    Melody Beattie

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    Jonas Grube

    I want to thank my parents to show me this awesome place ๐Ÿ™‚

    This was taken in Austria at the “Weissensee”, I hope you like that mountains! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jonas from Germany ๐Ÿ˜‰

    PS: my english is not the best…but your tutorials are easy to understand ๐Ÿ™‚ thx

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    “Be a gentle friend to trees and they will give you back beauty,cool and fragrant shade, and many birds, singing.”
    I’m so thankful for the colors of the natures that brighten our lives and give it meanings.

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    Cole Krahn

    I’m thankful for my cute little Boston terrier Brinkley that brings that added lovable cuteness into my life.

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    De-alex photography

    Thanks bubu, for every morning that you put a smile on your face when jumping for joy to play with me and for the wonderful photos with you and thank you phlearn for all the tutorials brought me to this level.

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    I am thankful for every little detail God has put in this earth. The winter is beautiful in every way, and I appreciate even the little details.
    Cheers from Denmark.

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    Ben McNulty

    I am thankful for the ability to take multiple shots in quick succession. PRAISE THE LORD FOR BURST FIRE MODE!!


    I am 16 years old and from England. I started photography about 3-4 months ago and I have some much better photos, but I thought this might bring a little happiness to the next video.


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    I’m thankful for my grandpa. He is awesome. I have just started photographing and he supports me all the way! He models for me and even goes around and says, that he knows this great photographer if any body needs one. x) I love him. He’s pretty old and has bad diabetes. Hes been in heart surgery all ready once, so i don’t know how long he has. I just hope that i can take many photos of him before he goes to last resting.

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      Awesome … thumbs up! And I wish you and your grandpa all the best.

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    I’m thankful for our armed forces. And to know that I can serve my country if I have to.

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    Philipp Scholz

    I’m thankful for Basketball.
    As soon as I step on the court I forget about all the problems and troubles of the world around me… I’m totally happy and without any concern while playing my favorite sport.
    It’s my sanctuary and this picture visualises my feelings: it’s like I’m on an island, floating in the sky, where nothing can reach me =)

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    I am thankful for learning that I have autism, Aspergers Syndrome, which helped me more understand who I am.

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    i have a request can you make a tutorial ow to make poster?
    or give me a link on this email.

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    Carlos Gesto

    I am thankful for my camera, it helps me express myself and capture moments and artistic work.

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    Anthony Huynh

    I am thankful for cars and photography because without the two i wouldn’t have developed such a great hobby that continues to grow and change the way i look at things. The reason i got into photography is because of cars. Everything i do revolves around cars so i decided to save some of those moments in pictures, whether they be virtual or printed. After that my hobby of photographing cars has evolved far past that; i’ve started bringing my camera with me when i travel to other places, to the city, or even just to school. And yes, I did use the phlearn youtube tutorial for the light rays coming down from the sky ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Chris Nemeth

    This is my wife. There is nothing I can be more thankful for. She hates her photo being taken and almost every photo I’ve ever had of her has been deleted. She gave me permission to take this one on our anniversary and though the settings aren’t “perfect” the photo is perfect to me.

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    William Wadsworth

    Thankful for my parents and the beautiful state of New Mexico. My parents were great models and are always very supportive and helpful with everything.

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    Hello, I am a 14 Year old Cinematographer/Beatmaker/Editor What im thankful for is my country Eritrea, Asmara and in this Photomanipulation i did im proud of it !! thank you for having this contest!!

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    I am thankful for the wisdom of this man and that I could spend his last days with him.

    This is my grandpa and a couple of months before he died, I took this portrait of him. He passed away at the age of 98.

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    am thankfull for my life this photo was taken with an iphone 4G , late in 2012 from the place where i used to live in the suburbs of Damascus , now i live in Germany and am thankfull for every moment of my new life .

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    I’m thankful for health and also for the individuals who have been blessed with knowledge, skill and determination to give their best in helping others. Those who will strive to the utmost to see others cured and better.

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    I don’t Know how is it. But i always try to something new. And this image name is “Bye bye Day”

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    I’m thankful for being blessed with a place to sleep, food to eat and health with which to help others. (Please ignore my previous submission, it was a mistake)

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    i am really thankful to the mountains. i love to ride my mtb into the mountains exploring new places, then a nice view of the city.
    … an escape!

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    Katelin Kinney

    “Writer’s Inspiration”
    I’m thankful for INSPIRATION! That is, after all, what keeps all of us creatives ticking. Without it I think we’d probably explode ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Mahir D. Rafi

    “Image with a message- Say no to drugs”

    I am an amateur photographer. I just started doing photography..So, any kind of advice on the improvement of this image will be appreciated

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    I am thankful to unconditional love .. and the smile that you bring to my face every time i see you.

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    James Adam

    Always being surrounded by my family! (I know it is kind of cliche but it is true ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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    For Friends, which persuade me to go outside in the middle of the night to enjoy the beauty of the night and creating memories.

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    For some reason I can’t even think of a photo to post, because I’m thankful for way too many things. For being healthy, having a great mother, being able to take photos, not having much but being happy, and many, many things more, so many people just don’t realize, because it is a daily part of their lifes.
    And I’m thankful for everyone at PHLEARN, too. You guys are awesome and brought me back to photography and really wanting to do something with it, with the help of Photoshop. Thank you very much to all of you at PHLEARN. You all do wonderful work.
    And I’m also thankful for being able to see all those awesome and wonderful photos of everyone posting here. For me everyone is a winner in the contest.