My Photography Story
I have owned a camera since my teenage years. I got my first part-time job at 13 years old and took my first paycheck to a pawn shop and bought a Canon AE-1 (this was 33 years ago). Since then, I have had a camera in my hands. I took it to school, concerts, everywhere I went. Sadly, I don't have any of those photos any more.
As an adult, I dabbled in photography. Travel and vacation photos, food, flowers, etc... All in 35mm and had a hard drive filled with scans of the negatives. That died too. My photographing world is completely undocumented.
Now with digital reigning supreme, and now that I am just a tad wiser, I have lightroom, SD cards, double hard drives, and about 2000 photos to revisit in order to move into the world of microstock photography.
I am only about 70 photos uploaded, at an 80% acceptance rate, and 3 sales in just about a month or two. I am learning how to tag, name, and describe my work, and realize my "artsy" scenery shots look good on their own but for this new endeavor that doesn't work. Clean, direct, and to the point is where I need to go.
I no longer can shove every photo up and hope that people like my vision, I have to rethink before I fire the shoot and treat it like a roll of film. I have 36 shots and I need to make every single shot count.
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Photo credits: Jems Photography.