-In every situation of life, you immediately start keywording in your head. “So nice to meet you, Mr. Jones! man, male, Caucasian, person, bald, smile, businessman… Who was that? Oh? Your new secretary? hottie, blonde, fake boobs, bitch Oh, wow! I like your new car! automobile, chrome, transporta… I’d have to clone out that logo … shiny, highway -Instead of telling the doctor your sick child has been looking pale, you say “her white balance is a little off.”
-When you find your dog outside barking at a rattlesnake, your first action is to grab your camera (never mind how I know this)
-You turn up your nose at the Mona Lisa because she isn’t a vector
-You find Van Gogh to be a trifle noisy for your taste
-You didn’t notice when intermission ended at the school play because you were outside taking closeups of the building to add to your grunge section
-While everyone around you is admiring the beauty of sunlight on the water, all you see are blown highlights.
-A squirrel is stealing from your birdfeeder, but do you get mad? No! You go out there and say, "Smile at the camera you little rat-bastard."
Ok... I admit... I might be called a nutjob photographer at times. Maybe I do chase butterflies, bunnies and talk to little birds. I may analyze the daily weather using the terms vibrance, balance and saturation. I have said to my wife a couple times..." Just one more shot, the light wasn't quite right on that one "... Sometimes it takes awhile for the light to change!...
Yeah, very good! I find myself to think on every friend as a model, and every voyage as a stock photo assignment :)) I sometimes even calculate how many photos I have to have accepted to cover the expenses of the travelling :))
Hello Leslie! Thanks for such a good laugh, when packing for a trip I used to wonder how many pairs of shoes I could pack. Now, forget the heels! It is all about how many lenses I can carry. Moreover, no longer is Nordstrom my store of choice but man can I do damage to a credit card in the local camera store. Cheers Marilyn
Very funny article, thanks for sharing. I remember I've been with a friend to a play and I took pictures. In the end he said: "Wonderful performance. What do you think?" My answer was: "Well, I'll see at home" and I showed him my camera. ;)
Later Edit: as an admin, when I'm on the street with friends and I imagine pictures I only see: copyrights, no Model Releases, maybe this would be ok for Editorial and so on...
Very funny blog, thanks for the laugh! So true. I really can relate to the taking grunge photos during intermission! LOL. Besides your clever writing, you're also a very great photographer and illustrator as well. Have fun, it sounds like you do.
Just have to add one from this afternoon:
If you want to rescue your kid from falling in a pond and you quickly change arms because using your left arm will definetly look better composition-wise... then you're sure your WIFE is a microstocker :DDD
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