Blessed to have a supportive husband
I am extremely happy to have a husband that is so supportive of me when it comes to my photography. A little over 3 years ago my husband and I moved to the Bay Area of California from Houston, Texas and after moving here I decided to become a housewife. During the first year of us moving to California I picked up photography as a hobby by deciding to barrow my husbands Nikon D70 and realized that I loved photography and it came natural to me. With being a housewife it gave me plenty of time to practice. After that first day of using his camera he was never able to get it back from me so eventually he had to buy himself a new camera the Nikon D70s.
My subjects for learning photography was animals at the San Francisco Zoo which I eventually started donating my pictures to the zoo for them to use in advertisements, zoo publications, exhibit signs and other things that they need them for. Everyone told me that I should sell my work but never had the courage to do it. In December 2007 I was approached by several different news media wanting to use some of my pictures of Tatiana the Siberian Tiger which gave me a little taste of selling my photographs. My husband has constantly encouraged me to sell my photographs but after selling my Tatiana pictures he encouraged me more by buying me the Nikon D300 which he knew I really wanted. On top of him telling me of how proud he was of me when it comes to my photography when ever he found an article on the internet dealing with photography that he thought would interest me he would send it my way. One of the articles that he sent me dealt with Stock Photography and in the article they highly recommended Dreamstime and I am glad that they did because I have been enjoying my new adventure with Stock Photography.
I am very happy that my husband kept on encouraging me to start selling stock photos because without him I probably never would of sold my photographs.
Photo credits: Susan Pettitt.