Hello! I wanted to introduce myself since I am first day new to this awesome site. My name is Heather and I am a nurse by day and artist and proud mom of three boys 24/365! I am so excited to have found a site that I can explore others amazing talent and will be working on sharpening my photography, drawing, and painting skills before I submit my first submission. I have butterflies just thinking about it. I hope to meet a lot of you all and make some friends that enjoy and have a passion for art as I do! I will be starting my blog as soon as I get off work and am hoping I can find these talented souls that do not mind if I ask questions to better myself as an artist of all proportions! I will take any feedback and I hope one day my skills grow enough to help others also. Thank you for taking time from your day to read my introduction to this website! I sincerely hope to help contribute for the good to this blessing of a website. Sincerely thankful, Heather A.
Hello Happy to be a member of this forum. I have just retired after nearly 40 years of teaching at University of Delhi. Botanist by profession, the interest in plants got a flip after I obtained my first digital camera Sony alpha 100 with normal and telephoto (60-315) lens. I have been travelling extensively in last 6 years to capture photographs of plants especially in Western Himalayas. I have also done lot of photography in California, LA, SFO and Arizona area in my last four visits to USA, capturing mostly plants and locations. More than 450 of my photographs appear in my International Book "Plant Systematics: An Integrated Approach" last published in 2010, with additional high resolution photographs in CD ROM included in the book. Have been interacting extensively on Daves Garden , efloraofindia and Flowers of India which hosts many of my photographs. Hope to have a fruitful experience here also on this forum. I have recently purchases Canon 550 D with 100 mm macro lens, and hope to make good use of it.
Thank you all for the welcome! Does anyone have any advice or experience with DT that would help me starting out? Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated! I am really trying to figure everything out and starting to get a little confused.
Welcome Heather! Before uploading think of the pictures that you would like to contribute and then search for similar pictures here on the site. Look how well they sell and make sure that yours is better or somehow outstanding than the other. Read a lot in the forum...You will find a lot information about almost every subject...and if not just ask! Wish you much fun here!
Hi Heather, follow Dieniti advise read as much as you can on this site and for your first upload do not send a lot of similar pictures. I started in October uploading and I am sure you will love it here. Pick you best and best of luck. Susan