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Happy Mothers Day to all mommies .......

without all the mommies in the world ..... how would anyone ever been born to become DT photographers?Thats all I've got to say about that! continue reading

I kissed my best friend ......

So as it happens, she also is my wife of 22 years. The attached photo is the final result of a perfect holiday in Paris. As my Paris collection slowly gets approval from DT, this photo has caught the eye of the Editors at DT. I am happy to say that this photo has been chosen as an Editors Choice Photo, what an honor. And I must say, even after 22 years, her kisses are still magical. continue reading

In 10 Days .......

I will be traveling to .... Paris, France. Ooo, la la .... As a matter of fact, this will be my first ever visit to Europe. This adventure is so very exciting because I will be able to expand my photographic pallate and fill my collection with images from the land of Love. In hopes of capturing memorable images, my lens cap will always be off and my finger on the trigger. Of coarse, I will be armed with the latest and greatest digital hardware, but as everyone knows, there is never any guarantees... continue reading

Risk factor ...... Way over 100%

All I can say was ...... HOLY MOLEY, that was a close one!Actually what I said was," HOLY $&@#%#! This is crazy fun!But only after 8 exposures, BAM! The largest lightning bolt I ever came face to face with, struck the Chicago skyline, right in front of me! It was one of the most scariest moments of my life while taking photos. But I knew I was able to captue it, the "once in a lifetime" shot! I raced back into the car and that's when the hail started coming down. In certain parts of... continue reading

Today is a good day ...

Christmas, birthday, fathers day, fridays, first day of summer vacation all rolled into one !!!! ..... I was just informed by my lovely wife I can pick out the gift of my choice. And what do I choose, not one, but two, lenses from the coveted"L" series from my friends at Canon. 70-200mm f/2.8 L II and 24 -70mm f/2.8 LToday 6/12/2010, all sales tax is exempt from all Canon lenses at "Calumet Photo Only", that is their biggest discount ever offered on any of their lenses.I must have been... continue reading

Recover deleted images ......

It was an extremely rainy day in Chicago May 31, 2010...... then there was light !!!! Lighting, to be exact, there was so much lighting here in downtown during the day that I just had to capture it on my Canon DSLR. I had my tripod in place, I aimed the camera toward the tallest building in USA, which happens to be the old Sears Tower in Chicago in hopes of that perfect shot. And for 45 minutes straight, I shot 1437 exposures of 2 seconds for each shot of the same building, with the continuous cable... continue reading

I just timed how long it took DT ...

to post which image i sold to a buyer. So, this is what happened, I was browsing my account and when I refreshed the screen the earnings balanced jumped to a new amount! Then I was immediately curious which specific image sold from my collection. So I refreshed the total sales icon, then nothing, refreshed once again, still nothing! One full minute of refreshing, and WAHLA!!! Low and behold, the image finally shows itself. Ahhhh, christmas in April. Anyone else have disorders like me ? :P continue reading

Taxes !!!!! Sucking the life out of me !!!!!!

When I grow up ..... I will choose to write off the camera expenses i have incured in the past fiscal year. But for now, since I am not earning more at "Stockphotography" to claim it as a career, I will just have to "Bite the *&#%?! Bullet" ...... Thank heaven for loving spouses all over the world, but especially mine. :) continue reading

1 more approval needed ........for the big 50 !!!! Arrrrrrg !!!!!!

Anxious !!!!! That is what I am feeling ..... I hate it, I love it, I live it !!!!! All I need is one more approval and maybe, just maybe, Exclusivity ????? Its been 3 days and still in line for the opportunity to choose to be part of this Stock community exclusively. Is anyone else feeling this feeling that I am feeling ..... continue reading

Models are cool .......

Hello all,I'm a newbe here and I would just like to say, what a great site and great community ! I finally decided to submit photos with DT and after getting approved, I was able to get a sale ..... crazy ! As of now, I haven't shot images with Models Faces in it, yet. It seems the truly successful photographers use Models as their ""moneymakers", but that just my observation. Any one else have any opinions on this subject ? continue reading

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