My best DT friend: Tanja

I joined DT more than one year ago and since then I have learnt a lot about photography, even if I feel I'm still a beginner.

SLR camera

Student studying outdoors

I must admit that this adventure in stock photography has motivated me a lot. I started studying harder and last July I also bought a new camera (my great Canon EOS 450D) thanks to my earnings on DT.

Photography business

I have to thank Dt for a lot of things then, but the most important is that it gave me the occasion to meet people with my same passion for photography, willing to learn but also to share their experience.

Among many great friends I met in this active community my “best DT friend” is certainly Tanja ( Amaranta).

We’re both Italian and this helps because it gave us the possibility to meet in “real life” and not only virtually.

Volleyball: World Grand Prix

We like taking photos during sports events and the first time we arranged to meet in order to take photos together at a volleyball match during the World Grand Prix.

Old sailing boats in Imperia

Italian volleyball team: victory

We then attended the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, where we also met Roberto (Hi Rob!!). Tanja and I (together with Alessandro and Gianluca) went out among the sailing boats and started taking photos like crazy, no matter if the boat was definitely swaying a lot...

Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2008

Fin whale

After that we went whalewatching together and after hours of navigation we finally saw a fin whale. That was really awesome and made us speechless, which is not that easy when we’re together! :-) That is when I took the photo she's chosen for her profile!

We shared great experiences and discovered we have many things in common, despite the fact that she has a Nikon... ;-P

Photoshow 2009 - Photo and digital imaging

Photoshow 2009, Milan, Italy

Our last meeting was this Saturday at the Photoshow in Milan and we finally succeeded in being in the News together after some attempts.

Our next goal is to meet our great common DT friend Sek...

Cork trees bent

He lives in beautiful Sardinia, so we need to plan another boat trip...

In the end... thanks Dt for giving me the occasion to meet Tanja, and thanks Tanja for being a very special friend!


Valeria Cantone
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Hi Valeria, thanks for choosing one of my photos for the "Osteria del Riso" website. And thanks also for sending me a notice about! It´s always great to see where and how our images are used - you are completely right. I didn´t find another way to write you that´s why I´m posting a comment here. I enjoyed looking at your portfolio, especially the travel images. Mauricio


You went pair with the numbers I see! Congrats!


You went pair with the numbers I see! Congrats!


Amaranta's photos are great and I love them.


Its wonderful to see that such friendships can happen because of this community, lovely tribute may you all be friends for many years to come.


Very nice blog! Valeria & Tanja speechless? Wow... that whale was really big! ;-) Congratulations: you are always "in the news"! Bye, Rob.


Dear Vale, (my Sis!) I'm very happy to be your friend... you are a special person and for me you are an incomparable friend! :D Sincerely, I'm moved... I have no words... but in certain moments, the words are not necessary. Only this... THANKS FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP!