I Am 5000 DLs Old!
I'm not pretty sure, what happened 4 years ago. Maybe she just didn't felt like running any more, or maybe it was her mother who invited her join the artists camp to learn pastel painting, and she realized that freezing time on the picture at the right moment is a pretty challenging task.
Anyway, about that time she got her first camera. It was a shiny black little box with ISO 400 film roll. She filled it with memories from poppy fields, woods and beaches, with sunsets and flowers, with friends and family, with everything she could imagine.
One day when she wanted to have a peek and look into her magic box, to see if there's some more room for a little cute puppy or maybe some daisy petals, she realized her film had got stuck and light had painted it with every possible and available color, so result was the total nightmare. She realized - she needs an electronic camera where films don't stuck. That turned out her entering point into digital world.
One day she heard somebody saying: "Hey, I read somewhere there's a place in the Internet where you can store your images, so you don't need to keep them in your computer." Really? Where is such place?!?!??! There were lots of such places...
Of course it didn't took a long time to realize they are not just storehouses, but great places to learn the art of conveying messages through photography medium, to refine skills of producing technically flawless photos and admire the fellow photographers artwork. And if you are really lucky, you can meet people in the process, who like your images as much as you or your friends do, like them so much that they are willing to offer you money, so you could improve your equipment and have much more fun on the field of the art of painting with light.
Yesterday she got her 5000th download!
Great thanks to all of you, who have supported my journey here on Dreamstime with DLs, supportive words, hard work on reviewing my images and keeping this site running. :) Great to be among you!
I'm 5000 DLs old! It's time to celebrate!!! :)
Photo credits: Konstantinos Kokkinis, , Elena Dolgova, Creativei, Daniela Spyropoulou, Elena Miro, Matthew Egginton, Kornilovdream, Kurhan, Lorelyn Medina, Marilyn Barbone, Pavel Losevsky, Photoeuphoria, Pressmaster, Vinicius Tupinamba, Winterling.