Articles by Tangatawhenua

Expanding My Portfolio to Flax and Ocean

The Manuka is no longer in flower so now is the time for me to turn my lens to something else.Close to my place is the ocean and as it is now summer down here in beautiful New Zealand I thought I may as well start taking photos by the ocean.Deciding to do this also meant that I had to learn new skills as taking close ups of honey bees on manuka flowers is one thing, but taking photos by the ocean is another thing entirely.Now the problem with taking photos by the ocean where I live is that... continue reading

First Two Photographs Sold Featuring a Honey Bee On a Manuka Flower

On the 20th September I had my first photos approved and I made a post called First Photos Accepted Because I Did Not Give Up.Since then I have played with my camera learning more and more about the different settings.Today I came back here to see how my photos were doing and found that I had sold 2!I am so happy that at least 2 of my photos have sold within 2 weeks of them being uploaded.This photo was the first one sold on the 6th October. The following photo is one of my... continue reading

First Photos Accepted Because I Did Not Give Up

If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try againA few months ago I signed up to Dreamstime as I have 1000's of images collecting digital dust on my hard drives.Choosing my favourite photos, and reading the rules and regulations, I uploaded 7 only to have them all rejected.However, the good thing with having photos rejected is that here you also get feedback as to why they were rejected which is great as the feedback can only improve your photography if you take on board what was said.Although... continue reading

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