Hello everyone! This is my first sale.This blog is for those who are still waiting for their first sold photo. I never expected to sell this image. If you are one of those who belongs to that category, then maybe you are wondering "Will this even work?" or "What am I doing wrong?". I agree with those who say that patience is your friend. After 4 months of waiting, I finally made it.The image is not so brilliant and neither so special. It's alright from a technical point of view, yet... continue reading
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Have you ever taken a photo and got a surprise inside? Something you were totally unaware of its existence? An unexpected action as soon as the shutter went off?I took this photo a few months ago in Tuscany thinking that it's a cool gloomy photo of the foggy forest. When I downloaded the photos on my computer, here they were: 2 rabbits running towards each other or as I prefer to think romantically gazing into each others' eyes ^_^Here's the link to the post on my page because no idea how... continue reading
We must have all had that moment when we kick ourselves for not having a camera with us, or not been quick enough to catch that memorable moment.I remember being in the park with my husband who was casually feeding the squirrels, when one of the delightful creatures grabbed onto his finger and refused to let go. I was laughing so much at his frantic efforts to shift those wicked teeth that I failed to get the shot.However now and again we get a gift. Mine came last week when I went early into... continue reading
When you are least expecting it, a picture presents itself to you.If you are ready for it, you can capture it.Some of the best pictures I have taken, have found me and not the other way around.My lastest picture is one of my favourites.There is only a little cropping and picture is basically what I saw.Whether I get any sales at all on it, it is still one of my most enjoyed.19710738 continue reading
This Chinese new year is the year of "Tiger"I have one image which uploaded on January 2009 before the chinese new year (OX year). I thought once over the new year, it will be sold again only until the next OX year (on 2021).However, Surprisingly.. this image has been sold during this chinese new year( Tiger year).Here is the image:Conclusion: Don't make any assumption.. you never know..Wish all a very Happy Chinese (Tiger) new year! continue reading
I have one image that was online before Chinese new year this year 2009. It has no download during that period of time, so I thought this image will not be sold until next chinese new year.However, My assumption was wrong. This image was sold yesterday and the buyer used search keywording "Chinese new year". Really curious! since now is not the Chinese new year season..Conclusion: Don't make any assumption!Thanks, buyer, you must be a Chinese.Oops!I make an assumption again! :)Here... continue reading
After reading a comment from my first blog, I went back to my pictures and realized something really interesting: I have quite a few curvy lines in my collection.It could be the neck of a grooming flamingo:or a river in a Chinese royal garden:or those quiet garden paths:or a nice wooden bridge:Come to think about it, curvy lines really drew my attention when I took pictures.I usually think I'm attracted by flowers, or birds, or landscapes, this seems to be a different... continue reading
The last couple times I have traveled, I have made a deliberate effort to haul out my camera before I unpack my bags and strew my things around my hotel room.When I can hold back from making a mess of my room long enough to take a photo or two, I have been rewarded with some nice shots.Of course, these are good for memories, and they make me appreciate all the hard work that goes into making a hotel room look inviting, but they just might sell, too.So, the next time you find yourself in... continue reading
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