Articles by Louise Roach

Running Out of Time

 Had a nice sale today for this photo - "Running Out of Time". This has been one of my best-selling images, created in 2007 as an assignment photo, illustrating climate change/global warming. I find it rather prophetic that the last year I chose to include in the running count is "2015"! continue reading

Microstock = Microloans

I have great news to share! Today I made my 35th microloan at Kiva.org from the proceeds of my microstock portfolio! My goal is to reach 50 microloans by the end of this year. Thank you to everyone who has purchased from my Dreamstime portfolio. You have helped me fund 35 women entrepreneurs located throughout the world, women who want to dig out of poverty and create a better life for their families.Learn more about Kiva.orgRead more at - LaRoach: Microstock Photo Blog continue reading

New Collection - Northern Italy

Just created the collection "Northern Italy" based on images from the Trentino - Alto Adige region of Italy. I visited this beautiful area of the Italian Alps in Oct. and loved it! Do you have any images from this region? Let me know and I will consider adding them to my collection. Thanks! continue reading

Happy Holidays & More Microloans!

I just made my 17th microloan using the profits from the sale of my microstock photography. Through Kiva.org I invest in women entrepreneurs throughout the world. Today's loans will help women in Ghana, Haiti and Chile grow businesses to support themselves and their families.In the spirit of the holiday, consider making a microloan today.Find out more at Kiva.org.Read my blog post: Happy Holidays & More Microloans! continue reading

Microstock = Microloans

A year ago I decided to donate whatever funds I made from selling microstock images to women entrepreneurs in third world countries. I do this by lending money through microloans at Kiva.org. Each loan helps a woman who is working hard to fight poverty and support her family by having her own business. The loan is usually low or no interest and is paid back in small increments. After a loan is paid back, I reinvest the money in new loans - thereby, keeping an ongoing flow of loans going from my modest... continue reading

Chile Peppers

In New Mexico your waiter will always ask "Red or Green?" ... you get the picture. (And yes, we do spell "chile" with an "e" in the Land of Enchantment.)"Chili represents your three stages of matter: solid, liquid and eventually gas." ~ from the TV show Roseanne"What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?" ~ Lin YutangFor more photographic musings, visit LaRoach: Microstock Photo Blog continue reading

Viva la Farmer's Market

How can you not smile when you see these luscious, just-picked cherries all in a row on a blue gingham table cloth! Viva la Farmer's Market!"Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people." ~ Elizabeth BerryFor more photographic musings, visit LaRoach: Microstock Photo Blog continue reading

Celebrating the Farmer's Market

It's time for the Farmer's Market. One of my favorite places to photograph, I always look for a local outdoor market when I'm traveling. And when I'm home - you'll find me at the Santa Fe Farmer's Market from the end of May through the end of October. With artfully displayed local produce, lively conversation and wandering musicians, the market is a great place to capture microstock images ... and people watch!Quotes of the day:"Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste... continue reading

Early Morning Shadows

Walking the quiet side streets one morning off of Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM, I happened upon this peaceful adobe with a turquoise window. Shadows playing across the warm mud walls, white lace curtains and the simple solitude of early morning hours before tourists begin populating the neighborhood, allowed me to capture the charm of Santa Fe."Boston for beans, Seattle for rain, San Francisco for bridges, and Santa Fe for a long, far look at what God made." ~ Home Country, Ernie PyleSee... continue reading

Quote of the Day - Tuesday

"We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours." ~ Dag HammarskjoldFor more selections from my portfolio paired with insightful quotes, visit LaRoach: Microstock Photo Blog continue reading

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