Articles by Tamara Hughbanks Harding

Wow factor - Film lenses with adapters on digital cameras

I got my first film lens to digital camera adapter in 2012, when I received a Minolta lens as a gift. I work with a Canon 7D. My daughter, a wedding photographer, told me about using an adapter. They aren’t expensive, so I gave it a try. The adaptor fits between your camera and the film lens.Cottonwood leavesI’m glad I decided to take the risk and invest in an adapter - which sell for $30-$50 on Amazon.com.Fotodiox adapterSince that time, I picked up a Canon A1 at a garage sale,... continue reading

Using a smaller camera, and using it often.

It’s been over a year since my last blog post, so I guess it’s time.I’ve continued to take my camera most everywhere I go - a small, quality point and shoot fits nicely in my purse. (I use the Panasonic DMC-LX3.) Shopping? Snap a photo. Traveling? Catch that scenery! Out for a walk? What is that bug (or bird or snake or plant?) I was inspired by another photographer’s blog at Digital Photography School:http://digital-photography-school.com/do-you-wear-a-camera/If you don... continue reading

1001 Images!

1001 imagesIt’s been 3 years, and my goal was to have 1000 images in 12 months! It’s not as easy as you’d think! But being a stock photographer/vector artist has taught me so much! It’s forced me to expand my talents, look for new things, explore new ideas and be just a little more bold. It also showed me what not to do (there are enough flowers and squirrels out there, thank you very much) - and enabled me to tap the creativity I was born with. These days, I only submit the best of... continue reading

Another milestone!

I recently reached 600 images uploaded on Dreamstime!This is Dillon, I tell him he's my star! He's my 600th image, and I have quite a few of him. It helps that he's so photogenic!And our small town is still recovering from a large hail storm, so editorial photo opportunities are everywhere:Small town hopeI'm thankful for Dreamstime because working as a stock photographer has forced me to improve my skills and look for things that are commercially valuable. My acceptance ratio... continue reading

100 Sales!

I've been on Dreamstime just over 2 years. I started with the hope of making a decent living at stock photography, but have found that it takes alot of effort and a lot of time - with really delayed gratification.Today I've sold my 100th image, an editorial image.Our area was hit by baseball size hail, and of course I toured the town with my camera to capture some of the damage.My own truck and travel trailer were damaged horribly.Our yard was pummeled as well.I've learned... continue reading

Upgraded Equipment

Finally tired of fighting the camera and the far-too-often "out of focus" issues when an image is not accepted, I went ahead and ordered a Canon 7D (upgrading from a T2i.)I can't believe how much better my images are turning out! And, I wondered why I had waited so long to make the move.Camera equipment is an investment in your business (or hobby, as it is for so many people.) But having quality equipment will make all your efforts much more worthwhile. Imagine finding yourself in a once-in-... continue reading

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