Christmas traditions have definitely changed over my lifetime, and so has how we source the presents we give.Back in the "old days", presents were handmade. With glitter and glue from a small child, to the tins of fresh baked cookies, candies, fudge, and even the dreaded fruitcake, or with wood working tools that always managed to turn raw materials into magic; the gifts were lovingly made with the investment of time and talents. Then it progressed to exchanging small gifts like the... continue reading
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When did Black Friday become Grey Thursday?Traditionally we started our Christmas shopping on the day after Thanksgiving – causing retailers balance sheets to turn into the black and spawning the origins of the name Black Friday.But then stores started opening early, then earlier, and then really early.Then people started sleeping outside stores to be first in line.Then things went from bad to worse when stores decided to open at midnight on Thanksgiving night.And now the opening... continue reading
I do not consider myself as a shopper. I hate to try things on the shop, stand on long lines etc. I love to shop online because it’s easy for me. I spend many at least 6 to 5 hours in a week for online shopping sites. I search good online sites, comparing sales and prices and look photos of different models in order to find out trendy outfits etc.But, recently I read an article on about shopping online disadvantages. Although the flaws that are mentioned in this article was right like, sometimes... continue reading
Most people when they pass by Sam's Park and Shop in Northwest Cleveland Park of Washington DC, take little notice.It looks like just another shopping center but it does have historical significance.Sam's Park and Shop which was built in 1931 by Samuel J. Gorlitz was one of the first shopping centers in the United States with dedicated parking.This was a truly innovative concept back then.The shopping center was designed around the automobile.Beforehand cars parked on the curb of the street... continue reading
Christmas 2014 has come and gone and this past year saw some new decorations especially at the Ellipse in Washington DC next to the White House.New for this year are computer controlled lights that change the colors of the small Christmas trees.Each one of these small trees represents a state.The larger main tree has a red ribbon around it.There are many other photo opportunities as well from cheerful groups of people, bands playing Christmas music outdoors and of after Christmas sale signs... continue reading
So this is it!!!Finally I have a huge courage to joining the 'On Assignment' competition.After several days of working, I finally sending 9 images.It is not about to win, but mostly about the awesome feeling in MY VERY FIRST TIME OF JOINING.And what makes me feel so happy is that 3 images of my 'on assignment' images have been downloaded during the subsmissions time.That's feel so 'wow!!'So please, Let me take you to feel every joy..Feel... continue reading
Well, there are only a few days left and i just ordered the last gift online. (few!) If you live in an area where shopping is not the best online shopping is the easiest way to get the item you need! I PS my desk in black & white and left gift in color... Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, wishing for a safe and peaceful end of the year for all! continue reading
A lot of times when I visit Dreamstime, I don't exactly know what I'm looking for.And I don't want to wade through twenty-thousand photos in order to find the perfect one. Getting your picture in front of the buyer's eyes comes down to good tagging.Take this picture.The minute I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for my urban fantasy romance, Straight to Hell.But I never would have found it if not for the tags attached to it.To find this picture, I entered two random words 'romance'... continue reading
Summer's not even over yet and you're thinking about Christmas?Yup.In fact I might be too late already for Christmas images.This year the Christmas buying season is bound to be much more compressed I think because of the big November U.S. presidential election.But consider this.Yesterday I was in Walmart and the stockers were unboxing Christmas decorations.I was shopping for some Halloween props and I thought the picking were a bit slim and already they were putting up the Christmas... continue reading
When I bought my first SLR camera, I had absolutely no idea how it really worked and what to do with it. I soon worked out that just pointing an expensive lens at something and pressing a button did not automatically generate a work of art. This was a major blow for me, as I am fairly lazy and like things to work out first time. However I persevered and with time, I got to grips with my camera.The main obstacles I faced were the huge choice and range of equipment and a lack of some of the very... continue reading
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