And the winner is: Jerry Thompson of Utah. Congratulations, Jerry!

Stay tuned as we’ll have another T-shirt giveaway later this summer.

But if you can’t wait that long, you can order your very own MilkyWayPhotographers and Photog Adventures t-shirts, hoodies, caps, and even a tuque at

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Milky Way Photographers f/2.8 and be there! t-shirt. Available at
Milky Way Photographers “f/2.8 and be there!” t-shirt.

We’re so honored with the positive response we’ve had during our first five months, that we thought we’d do a member appreciation giveaway. So we’re giving away a t-shirt to one lucky member of this website community.

The t-shirt has a graphic of the Milky Way Galaxy with an arrow pointing to the Earth’s approximate location. Below it says, “f/2.8 and be there!” Yes, it’s a reference to that classic photography saying. For those that shoot with faster lenses, the phrase “f/1.4 and be there!” is an option.

Milky Way Photographers f/2.8 and be there! Available at

Made from a 100% ringspun cotton, the shirts are soft and comfy. They are double stitched on the neckline and sleeves to add more durability. Pre-shrunk with shoulder-to-shoulder taping, they are quarter-turned when shipped to avoid a crease down the center. Sizes range from Small to XXXL and come in Black, Navy, Smoke, Heather Dark Grey, or Lake Blue. This shirt is sure to be your favorite Milky Way Photographers t-shirt!

Giveaway Rules

The rules to enter are super simple:

  1. Upload one NEW photograph of the Milky Way into your Member Gallery. (By “New”, we mean one you have not already uploaded. It can be taken at any time in the past.)
  2. The file name must start with the text “MAY GIVEAWAY.” You can include any additional text in the file name after that.
  3. The file must be a JPG that is less than 2 MB, with dimensions less than 2000 pixel wide and 1000 pixel high.
  4. It must be a photograph that you took.
  5. Deadline to enter: May 31, 2019.

It’s that simple!

If you have not signed up yet, don’t worry! It’s free. You can get your free Member Account by clicking on the link “Sign In/Join” at the top of any page. If you are on a mobile device, look for the three horizontal drop-down menu bars at the top left of the screen.

T-Shirt Giveaway Details

Milky Way Photographers f/1.4 and be there! Available at
Milky Way Photographers “f/1.4 and be there!” t-shirt.

The contest will run until the end of May 2109. On June 1st, 2019, we will search for all the uploaded images with “MAY GIVEAWAY” in the file name and randomly pick a winner.

Remember, it must have “MAY GIVEAWAY” as the first part of the file name to qualify for the giveaway.

If you’re the lucky winner, we will contact you via the email you used for your member account. We will need to know what size shirt and color you want. We’ll also need a mailing address so we can ship you the shirt.

Finally, we need your permission to use your name in announcing the T-Shirt Giveaway.

Members of Photog Adventures or the staff of are not eligible.

If you have any questions, feel free to PM Kirk Keyes.

Milky Way Photographers f/1.4 and be there! t-shirt. Available at
Milky Way Photographers “f/1.4 and be there!” T-shirt on a virtual male model.
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Photog Adventures T-Shirts

If you’re interested in some other cool photography t-shirts, visit the merchandise store at

Be sure you check out the “Don’t Clone Me Out, Bro!” and “I’d Take My Lens Cap Off For That!” shirts. In addition to T-shirts, long sleeve T-shirts, knit beanies with or without pompom, caps, and hooded sweatshirts with the Photog Adventures “Iris” or text logo are available.

Article originally posted May 22, 2019 1:24 am

Kirk Keyes