I'm new to this world of stock photography. I thought I was a decent photographer until I had photo after photo rejected. Wow what a blow to the good 'ol ego. Sheesh!
So this is where I stand as of today, and I thought I would share the stories behind the photos I have the privilege of sharing here on DT.
First and foremost, my daughter. This was taken on a warm summer day and it was the first time she sat unassisted. I remember it well, she sat looking around trying to figure out what the wind was that kept taking her breath.
Ah, the dandelion. I took this recently after getting my new macro filters. My daughter's laughter was the music behind the photo as she played in the yard while I took pictures and played while she played.
These are the pear blossoms that will bear fruit for our tree this fall. I never knew the beauty of them until I looked at them through a macro filter. And I wondered how many times I had passed that tree while it was in bloom and never noticed all of the busy activity that goes with the blooming season.
This is Dixie, a dapple gray mare. My oldest daughter is something of a horse whisperer. She can stand in the middle of the 5 horses, barefoot and they will be as gentle as kittens with her.
This is Cheyenne, an old paint mare with blue eyes, which is commonly called a glass eye. They are so stunning. I could take pictures of her all day. The way her mane falls combined with her eye color makes for a breathtaking photo.
These two are Shiloh and Dixie. Shiloh is also a paint mare and also has blue eyes but they aren't as bright. It's heartwarming to see that something so wild can still have the same attributes as we humans do. They need and long for affection and love just as we do.
Last but not least, the final photo of Dixie during my shoot. She's such a beauty. There is something wild and exotic about taking photos of horses. It's indescribable for me really. Their beauty is abundant, their spirit is free and when you capture the combination of those two elements, you have your sweet shot.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I just wanted to post this to show everyone that beauty is all around us in a variety of forms. We have but to pick up our camera and focus to capture it.
Photo credits: Bri Williamson.