How to Tell if You're a Microstocker

-In every situation of life, you immediately start keywording in your head.

“So nice to meet you, Mr. Jones! man, male, Caucasian, person, bald, smile, businessman…

Who was that? Oh? Your new secretary? hottie, blonde, fake boobs, bitch

Oh, wow! I like your new car! automobile, chrome, transporta… I’d have to clone out that logo … shiny, highway

-Instead of telling the doctor your sick child has been looking pale, you say “her white balance is a little off.”

-When you find your dog outside barking at a rattlesnake, your first action is to grab your camera (never mind how I know this)

-You turn up your nose at the Mona Lisa because she isn’t a vector

-You find Van Gogh to be a trifle noisy for your taste

-You didn’t notice when intermission ended at the school play because you were outside taking closeups of the building to add to your grunge section

-While everyone around you is admiring the beauty of sunlight on the water, all you see are blown highlights.

-A squirrel is stealing from your birdfeeder, but do you get mad? No! You go out there and say, "Smile at the camera you little rat-bastard."

-If you forget your camera, you make everybody turn around and go back home to get it

-Scratch that, you NEVER forget your camera.

If any of the above has happened to you, yes you are a Microstocker photographer, illustrator, nutcase, fanatic

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April 09, 2012

Ponytail1414

Oh my gosh, Jspring! i can't believe I'm in Russia. Thank you for telling me!

April 03, 2012

Jjspring

Hello Leslie! I live in Moscow in Russia and I saw one of your pictures (Cranky Old Lady Looking Suspicious) at the advertisement just few days ago :))) It was a family cafe advertisement.

September 17, 2010

Ponytail1414

HAHA Karen! Yep you've got it all right.

September 16, 2010

Karenkh

Funny!

I'm beginning to resemble some of those remarks. I think it must be contagious, catching, endemic, transmissible, transmittable...

:0)

Karen

September 16, 2010

Ponytail1414

Yes, Mark, join the club.

September 16, 2010

Mhryciw

Ok... I admit... I might be called a nutjob photographer at times. Maybe I do chase butterflies, bunnies and talk to little birds. I may analyze the daily weather using the terms vibrance, balance and saturation. I have said to my wife a couple times..." Just one more shot, the light wasn't quite right on that one "... Sometimes it takes awhile for the light to change!...

March 24, 2010

Ponytail1414

Thank you, Bramble!

March 24, 2010

Bramble100

Yeah, very good! I find myself to think on every friend as a model, and every voyage as a stock photo assignment :)) I sometimes even calculate how many photos I have to have accepted to cover the expenses of the travelling :))

March 05, 2010

Ponytail1414

Thanks, Cathy!

March 04, 2010

Cathysbelleimage

You crack me up! Thanks for the smile this morning... ;O)

October 28, 2009

Ponytail1414

Thanks, Michael! Thank you for laughing at me haha

October 28, 2009

Ponytail1414

I've been moving and haven't checked in lately! Thank you, Denise and Saniphoto!

October 28, 2009

Diver721

That was very interestingly funny and I like it. Great blog!! You made me laugh out loud LOL :)

September 15, 2009

Saniphoto

wonderful post Leslie! make my day start with a good smile. Thanks!

September 12, 2009

Denisebeverly

haha i resemble some of these

September 06, 2009

Conceptualcreations

Why is it so quite here? Did the squirrel die?

August 27, 2009

Ponytail1414

OH thank you George and Creaativei, I am so honored because your images are so great. George, so creative! Great work, guys

August 27, 2009

Georgeskyrillos

The funniest blog ever!

August 27, 2009

Creativei

After a long time I had a good laugh reading something on the net, but yeah its true....... And nice pf, I liked the birds images.

August 26, 2009

Ponytail1414

HAHA Marilyn! Same for me. I love love love your jumping spiders

August 26, 2009

Marilyngould

Hello Leslie! Thanks for such a good laugh, when packing for a trip I used to wonder how many pairs of shoes I could pack. Now, forget the heels! It is all about how many lenses I can carry. Moreover, no longer is Nordstrom my store of choice but man can I do damage to a credit card in the local camera store. Cheers Marilyn

August 24, 2009

Ponytail1414

Thanks, Mihaela! I never see the performance either haha. Only through the viewfinder. Your pictures are beautiful.

August 24, 2009

Catarii

Very funny article, thanks for sharing.
I remember I've been with a friend to a play and I took pictures. In the end he said: "Wonderful performance. What do you think?" My answer was: "Well, I'll see at home" and I showed him my camera. ;)

Later Edit: as an admin, when I'm on the street with friends and I imagine pictures I only see: copyrights, no Model Releases, maybe this would be ok for Editorial and so on...

August 23, 2009

Ponytail1414

Iris, thanks for making my day. That's high praise indeed coming from you. Thanks, fellow card-lady.

August 23, 2009

Irisangel

Hi Leslie, I just had to leave another comment after checking your website. I read all your cards and they all made me laugh. Great stuff!!!

August 23, 2009

Ponytail1414

Thanks, Marilyn! I hope I can have as much success as you have. Great images.

August 23, 2009

Marilynv

Hi Leslie,

Very funny blog, thanks for the laugh! So true. I really can relate to the taking grunge photos during intermission! LOL.
Besides your clever writing, you're also a very great photographer and illustrator as well. Have fun, it sounds like you do.

Best regards,
Marilynv

August 22, 2009

Ponytail1414

Oh HAHAHA Martin! And I thought I was bad for leaving my dog alone with a snake haha. Mossel I really feel for you! I hope this setback won't interfere with the new portrait efforts.

August 22, 2009

Mossel

Thanks Leslie. You are very kind to me. No, I took the shot you referred to two months ago just before a wave splash over me and over the first D5 II have lost.

Best of luck for this weeks shoots and uploads.

Mossel

August 22, 2009

Martinedegraaf

Just have to add one from this afternoon:
If you want to rescue your kid from falling in a pond and you quickly change arms because using your left arm will definetly look better composition-wise... then you're sure your WIFE is a microstocker :DDD

I just LOVE my husband...;) 

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