My Daughter Now Shoots, Too!


posted on 18th of april, 2012

Three weeks ago, in preparation for a skiing trip I switched my Canon Rebel with my eighteen year old daughter’s Lumix G1—I needed something more compact that I can take along with me up and down the slopes and still be able to take some decent enough pictures if not for stock submission. So off she went back to college with the Rebel and Tamron 18-270mm lens.

[The long of the short of the snowboarding trip is, one, I wasn't able to take decent photos up the slope. Two and more painfully, I realized that I am too old or perhaps out of shape (or both) to expect to be able to do the things I was able to do in my 30’s, which if I may add, was only about four years ago. Shortly after going once up and down the clubhouse, I realized the altitude was wearing me out already and decided against taking the camera with me. After my first fall I knew I made the right decision and settled with the camera on my phone. Oh that ache from falling numerous times is still with

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Posted by Jdanne on April 19, 2012
It's heritable! Your daughter got this talent from you!
Posted by Jeniicorv8 on April 19, 2012
Thank you all for indulging me in my joy despite the "unlinked" link!
Posted by Jeniicorv8 on April 19, 2012
@Brad: Those are awesome shots, the skiing , Japan images, the birthday party—I love the treasure chest, how creative! Yes, MFTs are wonderful alternative to DSLR. Your images will reinforce me really explore the capabilities of my daughter’s Lumix G10!



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Now the IRS Knows About My DT Income...Goodie!


posted on 22nd of april, 2012


When I started with DT, it was beyond my imagination that I will sell even a fraction of what I have sold so far. This tax filing year is the first time I was 1099’d, hence required to include my DT earnings to our income tax reporting. Perhaps it’s an untheorized reflex that when there’s a new income that the IRS needs to know about, the initial response is that of a frown, as it might result to a potential up movement to the next bracket—exactly the reaction I received from my husband as he disappointedly showed me the Form 1099 that arrived in the mail that one bright February afternoon—he didn’t say it but it was written on his face, this ‘expensive’ hobby of mine has just become more expensive!


Then he met with our tax person. He...

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Posted by Peanutroaster on April 25, 2012
Always better to complain about paying taxes than not making enough to actually pay taxes. ;-) I'd be happy to pay whatever tax rate the 1% pay.

I figured out all my expenses this "start up" year in microstock and it total over $3,000 including cameras, lens, gas, lights, props. I'll be a tax shelter for a while. Consider that Martha Stewart makes sure she includes all of her mansions in photo shoots for her magazine and TV shows so she can write them off as a tax deduction.
Posted by Jdanne on April 22, 2012
The german tax office has a particular phrase for it. The rough translation is "intention to realize profits". In the German language it is one long bureaucratic word.

If there is no such "intention" i.e. the expanses are much much higher than the income for several years, it will be considered as "MISSING intention to realize profits", i.e. it is seen as something like a hobby and not as tax relevant.



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