Yeah, so I’ve been trying to promote my photography. This is hard stuff…I have never been able to sell myself and to me photography has just been something I really enjoy doing.
Having to make a living on it? I guess, I’ve got to get the word out. I’ve made a facebook page for my photography and created a flickr account.
At soccer practice I usually have my camera. It’s fun to snap pictures of the kids, especially the seven year old, while they learn their sport. Since the area is a really large field of grass the geese land and rest on their way north. They eat something in, on, or under the grass, I guess but what ever it is they eat a lot of it.
Anyway, while walking around the other day I met a woman with a really cute dog. He wanted to chase the geese and was straining at the end of his leash. Me being me, I couldn’t help but snap a couple of pictures. I’m sure she thought I was some weirdo with a camera or something. I gave her my email address and then shared the pictures with her. She said I could use them on the site so here are a couple!
Thanks for allowing me to use the pictures Seeling!
Today I found a post on Craig’s List…
Yeah, I look there to see what is available for … oh, Jobs! I was looking at listings for Photographers and found this post. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/crg/3725564926.html
Apparently, there is someone trying to network. On a networking site! Amazing, huh? Well, I replied. I’ll let you know what happens.
The other one I found among the myriad of “Looking for Nude Female models” was someone looking for a bit of photoshop work. So far he hasn’t replied.
As always it’s nice to get the chance to visit my parents, my sister Chris and her family.
Yep, I took my camera along for the trip. I still need to name the camera. Both of my compys, the play station, and my car all have names. The camera needs one too.
Anyway, I think the sun knew that the camera was along for the trip and hid the whole time we were there. Well, except for the moments when I couldn’t take pictures. It was then Mr. Sun came out from behind the rain clouds and was shining bright. Seemed to be as bright as he could.
Anyway, I was still able to get a few really nice shots.
This one was on the beach at the Drift Wood Shores hotel. I got a couple of the triffids too!
I love photography. I always have.
My very first camera was a Kodak 126. With this camera I had a lot of fun. My style of picture taking was more of a hit and run candid type of picture taking. It was, raise the camera snap a picture and then run away.
I remember my grandmother yelling at me because I was “wasting film.” I suppose in a way I was but it was fun…right? Anyway, isn’t that what a photographer does? You’ll find that of the hundreds and thousands of pictures you take very few of them are good enough to show.
I wish I had the pictures I took with that camera.
If you know me and would like an account that is able to post, please tell me so…in person, through email, on facebook. If you’re a spammer trying to get an account here to spam me, please don’t. Just go away.
Oh yeah, my blog! I didn’t forget…I promise!
No, really I haven’t. I’ve been really busy working on my photography and othe projects. Did I tell you? I got a new camera. I need to name it.
It’s a D600. Of the research I did before purchasing it I found that this camera is best fit for my style of picture taking. Outdoorsy, quick motion, and all that kind of stuff. It set me back quite a bit…a pretty penny as my mom would say.
Yep, I did research this time. I’ve been dreaming about getting a new camera for quite some time. They always seemed so out of range though. The last camera I bought had a lot of neat bells and whistles. It was missing one key feature that I really felt I needed shortly after it was purchased. While it has an awesome lens, it isn’t removable. Had I done some research back then I don’t think I would have been so blinded by all of the gadgets.
Anyway, check out the new image gallery.
I started a class at West Valley where we are learning to use Photoshop for photographers. I’ve never considered myself a photographer but I wanted to learn. It also gets me a step closer to the photo certificate.
Anyway, If I can post them I’ll get a before and after photoshop picture.
Welp, I’m on my way to San Diego. I’m being flown in by a really nice family. I have no idea what to expect, well I do, but I don’t.
They are a client of a company I used to work for and it seems that I’m the only person with the ability to help them with a project. I’d like to help but I’m not sure what, how, even if I can.
I guess this weekend will be very enlightening. Wish me luck, I hope this turns out well.