I hadn’t given much thought to stock photography or micro-stock photography because as a photography enthusiast I thought it was an area where only the Pros got to hang out and get paid a lot. I’ve since changed my tune. When I received a few inquiries on my Instagram (@thisgirlwithcamera) asking whether I sold my images. My initial reaction was, “What? Really? Someone is willing to pay for my images?” That’s when I decided that it might be worth looking into stock photography... continue reading
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I’ve noticed that my keeper rate is abysmal, as in 10% or less, abysmal. That’s a bit discouraging, which points to a problem in how I’m taking photos. Why do I end up with so few good shots? (And it is a problem when you spend hours taking photos, and in post-processing, to end up with 19 out of 100 shots.)So why? A few reasons came to mind. Reasons 1. Taking way more shots than I’ll ever keep. I err on the side of more is better, which adds to time in post-process, but I figure... continue reading
Since the advent of the smartphone era mobile phone cameras have increased in quality, megapixels, DOF capabilities, and now you even get two cameras for the price of one as some of the top range smartphones have a wide angle and a zoom camera that you can switch between. In a time when all we do is in a rush, your smartphone has become a gateway to the world and a great tool to cash in on your hobbies, and here are 5 reasons why. 1. It's always there when you need itWe know... continue reading
Maaan, I don't know about you but I love bacon. A bit smoked, a bit crispy, with that gorgeous sound it makes in the pan, bacon has driven many people crazy since the first time it was introduced in the cookery. Now, I know that many nutritionists and doctors are preaching that bacon is unhealthy, but there's this little voice in me that tells me these:1. The asparagus/avocado/green beans/pimientos I'm eating tastes better if it's wrapped in bacon slice. 2. The pea/pumpkin/beans/corn... continue reading
Children, to me, are one of the most magical things in this world. I'd say that as a mother of one, with another on the way, my view might be biased. But I've long loved being in the company of children, and not only my own. Anytime I'm feeling exasperated, overwhelmed, upset, anger, confused... children have this knack of getting me to laugh. I'm not even sure they try, either. Yet the real question is why are children so magical? After a lot of thought, I've come up with... continue reading
From an early age I had this strange obsession with buildings, and items that had been abandoned by humankind. The more old and overgrown by nature these items were, the more fascinating they became for me. It wasn't until recently that I began to piece the reasoning behind this together. Online searches told me I was not the only one with this 'gothic' obsession, either. It all boils down to four very simple facts. 1. These abandoned things and places represent a very real image of what... continue reading
Rio's Carnival just started yesterday. Venice's Carnival is already in full swing. That means the big shabang, the biggest party of the year in the Big Easy, is right around the corner. That's right, I'm talking about Mardi Gras, the party you'll never forget, but probably won't remember.Even if you’re poorer than a po'boy and can't afford to get over to one of the big city shindigs for Carnival or Mardi Gras, that's alright. There are... continue reading
It happened again.For the second time over the course of many, many years, I've suffered a hard-drive failure. The poor 500GB drive on my desktop unit, after enduring years of endless spinning and whirring,and for reasons unknown to me, passed on. And with much sadness and horror, having done so, took with it a ton of data to a now invisible and inaccessible land of 010111011000's.The real headache however, is that this drive was my 'photo' drive, and upon it were written tons of photos. Countless... continue reading
Check out this thread!In the above thread there is a discussion on how to remove the text from the concerned image. Now what I was wondering about is, why do people put that thing there anyway? That was quite a nice customer (or a desperate customer) who bought that file. Even if you do have the best greeting card background in the whole website and the customer has no idea how to remove your "Your text here" guide, why would the file be bought? They'd go look for something else.I have read... continue reading
I've finally run out of reasons for not shooting RAW.In days of yore, I used to be able to say:1)' It's a TIME-CONSUMING step importing RAW photos' into my computer and into my image-processing software--but, truth be told now, it takes about the same time regardless of the format I shoot in. With Photoshop or Lightroom and the speed of the latest multi-core processors, getting a bunch of RAW files onto the computer isn't cumbersome at all and actually unifies the workflow.2) 'The large... continue reading
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