100th image online

It took me 8-9 months to get 100 images online. As many other beginners, at the onset I thought it would be an easy hobby with some financial inflow. It isn't :-).

I am very grateful to DT for keeping up the competition spirit in me. I have set (a very vague) target and will stick to it. So far, I know being around DT helped me:

1. Learn basic composition rules and start understanding what makes a successful image (not that I'm able to create them at this stage :-)

2. I have improved my Photoshop skills a great deal -

layers, masks, creating shadows, advantages of RAW format, a bit of retouching (recently managed to 'transplant' my friend's head to a naked woman body).

3. Stock photography takes efforts, time and energy.

To take white water rafting pictures we had to hire a pickup, travel 5 miles, climb beneath a bridge and sitting on rocks (under rain) wait for nearly 20 minutes (my wife was protecting the camera with an umbrella). Dirty, wet, tired - but happy with 4-5 decent photos :-). For those of us who do not have studios, a 'studio' shoot means assembling all the equipment, bringing all the props you needed for a shoot, and when finished - you have to pack all the equipment back, stick it under sofa, put everything back to place and clean up (in your bedroom? living area?).

Well, it has been a very fruitful process. I've just started and will keep going - it's a loooooong way :-).

Again, I'd like to thank DT community and administrators - you're a great photography school for people like me.

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May 20, 2011

Peregrine

Great article and great result !

February 03, 2011

Nazar1980

Thanks a lot, guys!

February 01, 2011

Gennaro86

wELL DONE AND CONGRATULATION!

February 01, 2011

Egomezta

Well done... Congratulations... Great images.

February 01, 2011

Juergen2008

Congratulations and good luck continues!

February 01, 2011

Nazar1980

Dear DT dwellers :-), thank you for your warm words and encouragement. I also wish you good luck!

February 01, 2011

Infotrontof

Well done, great portfolio!
Good luck for what's ahead.. and you're right "It's a long way to the top if you wanna Rock'n'Roll" ...screeching voice ;)

February 01, 2011

Aginger

Congrats! Belive me, next 100 will be easier :)

February 01, 2011

Thanatonautii

Great portfolio! Congratulations for your achievement and good luck for the future!

February 01, 2011

Ninuscha

Congrats and good luck!

February 01, 2011

BCritchley

Great work :-)

Brett. UK.

February 01, 2011

Keki

well done!

February 01, 2011

Mariaam

Nice portfolio. Congratulations! :)

February 01, 2011

FabioConcetta

Congratulations,well done!

February 01, 2011

Defess

Nice photo. Congratulations!

February 01, 2011

Nazar1980

Tesekkurler, Serdar bey

February 01, 2011

Davulcu

Congrats ...

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