I found this website called RedBubble.com through a business contact. Apparently, they are based in Australia and work with several companies around the world to deliver products.
What’s neat about them is you can upload your artwork and then have it made into an item … T-Shirt, iPhone case, Photographic Print, etc. See where I’m going with this? … and send it all over the world! I’m sure there are other companies like this but the service seems pretty neat. Especially for artists that want to show and possibly sell there work.
In short, buy my stuff!
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.