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100 downloads and else

16 months, 342 pictures uploaded, 100 downloads, 51 dollars gained. It is not a great score, I still insist doing it.egg, egg, eggs..., that's the result I have to met most of the days. If my pictures are not so popular, I must ask why.As an total amateur, I should love to take pictures, to choose the topic I like. But by and by, there is a little change, I realize have only thought for microstock, I no longer to take pictures, I make them. So, I decide to divide myself in two, one is for... continue reading

First time as a wedding photographer

October 16, the day of the weding ceremoeny of my friend's daughter. I was asked to be the major photographer. I was very happy they trusted me, but I felt not confident because I was not ready for such an important occasion.Althought I am going with camara for years, I never try to be a wedding photographer.Question one is Wedding is a very big thing for new couples and their families. I am not ready for the responsability because of the lack of experience. If there is something wrong with equipment... continue reading

Chinese traditional drama, part two: Pingju Opera

Pingju Opera is the second largest opera in China, next to Beijing(Peking) Opera. It was originated in Tangshang, an eastern city in Hebei province, in circa 1909. Now it is very popular in the North and Northeast of China. Combined the art "Bengbeng", "bangzi" and "Laozi", It has its final name Pingju Opera in 1935, Shanghai. The name of Pingju Opera is extensively accepted through the media in 1936, after the showing of the movie Red crabapple.Similar to Beijing Opera, it also has four main... continue reading

First Milestone

First Mile StoneSince the number of my online photos reaches two hundred, I think I should make a milestone here on the way of microstock. But my sales is not so good, only thirty plus, even less the income, that's fifteen only.Most of my photos are the symbols of traditional China. the Great Wall, the old palace building, traditional drama... I prefer to take photos that I am interested though the not so popular and marketable, I just love it, you know.The difference between the amateur... continue reading

Chinese traditional drama, part one: Beijing(Peking) Opera

Beijing(Peking) Opera, also called Pihuang, originated of two basic tones of Xipi and Erhuang from Anhui province, and some other local tones from elsewhere in China. Peijing Opera appeared in circa 1790 in Beijing, it reached the summit in 1930s. As an eastern Opera, Peijing Opera contains singing, dancing, music, fine art and literature, by using mandarin language and Erhu musical instrument, is a mature art nowadays and generally became the national opera.There are four main roles in... continue reading

Upgrade Dilemma

Recently, I was told by a hairdresser that he is about to upgrade to higher rank and the expense will be doubled, if I continue to take him as the first choice. Yeah, it is a rule in the barber shop that I often come up to, the more skillful the hairdresser is, the higer rank will be offered. I have to say he has been good for the past year. I surely hope someone dose better and get a higer income with him. But, do I need to top hairdresser to take care of my hair monthly, or just an ordinary hairdresser.... continue reading

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