I took a break. Which in the grand plan I would not have advised anyone to do because I took a fairly long one and my goal of getting 1000 images up took a big hit.However, in the process of taking a break I learned, or at least remembered some thing. Like, why was I doing this in the first place? Because I wanted to make some money doing what I loved, ohhhhhhh right!....and then I made it a job, and not fun, and started to take it personally when, with the exception of the few editorial shots,... continue reading
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Yesterday I was trying to keyword this image and I got stuck.I had…… “Totem, pole, Alaska, face, carved, carving, wood, eyes, mouth, teeth”, and my standard… “vertical, photograph, image”.I, of course, got all this from staring intently at the photo (which I suggest you do while keywording it), but, I knew there were plenty more I was missing, but I was stuck stuck stuck!Wikipedia to the rescue.“native, tradition, traditional, sculpture, artistic, wooden, icon,... continue reading
How to deal with burn-out….Hi everyone…miss me?There comes that day when all the fire and fun, just goes. For me, it came last week after I came home from a cruise to Alaska with seven folders of photos to process.I was so excited when I took them and chimped them (reviewing on the back of the camera while pursing lips like a chimpanzee….) and then I got home, the party was over and……….crapola. I have a couple THOUSAND pictures to edit.I could care less. (Except maybe for... continue reading
I woke up this morning to find I had EIGHT sales since midnight when I went to bed.Four of them make me wonder if we are about to have some interesting news in Bend.A month or so ago the news story broke that the infamous D.B. Cooper might actually be buried right here in Bend, Oregon. On a lark I went over to the cemetery and photographed the cemetery entrance and the purported grave and uploaded them as editorial images….and there they sat, just in case the FBI verified the information.... continue reading
So…Hi Everyone!I’ve been doing a lot on photography and my photo journey here, but now I have something else to blog about. Illustrations! Which I will get to after I tell you my Photoshop story. It’s a BLOG. I get to do what I want :)After my job folded last October and I decided not to work for totally crazy people ever again (not counting myself), I knew that in order to be successful in any kind of media field I would have to learn Photoshop.Now really, how hard can that be?... continue reading
Many of our images we do in more of a “job” mind set. “Today I’m going to shoot tomatoes.” But some of them are spontaneous and have more meaning behind them so we are extra touched when they sell.Here is the story behind this image.I had just lost my job, and to top it off the boss, who we trusted for years, managed to talk us in to living off of our savings and working and extra two months without pay on the promise that he had funding coming in and would make it up to us,... continue reading
I don’t know about you, but I have problems getting in the mood to shoot seasonal fall/winter scenes, when we had winter all the way in to June and just got some summer. Here are kids don’t even go back to school for another month.Still……I like money….and in the stock world, “T’is the season”.What to do to get that inspiration to shoot fall and winter seasonal?Here are a few of my tricks.#1 Do your homework. What is going to make you money. Yes. we all love this image... continue reading
Yesterday I reached 100 uploads and had my biggest sale to date. I joined June 2, 2011 and am still learning a lot so my approval rate is under 50% but I got to 100 by making the most of every day. “Carpe Diem” (Seize the Day) should be the mantra of stock photographers.It is easy to remember to take your camera to the zoo, or a classic car show, or flower gardens but the every day life is where the money is!To give you a small idea, my best seller so far was the photo I took of a man... continue reading
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