My adventure into stock photography

posted on 21st of august, 2010

Growing up as a military brat. I moved a lot . As I told my granddaughter one time when she was unhappy about moving. Think of it as an adventure, new friends,new things to see, new home, and new opportunities.As a young child I did not understand this myself. However, as I look back on my adventures I realize the greatness of seeing new places, things and people. I was given a camera at a young age and started my journey into photography.

The rolling of film strips, the pulling of Polaroid’s, the turning dials of the film camera, the developing, and waiting! Then in the late 80s my first Minolta 35mm film camera and lens...Zoom, wide, ect.developing on cds or floppy disk. The computer,the programs to edit...WOW.I started to see things in a different way. These were amazing photos. I thought.

For Christmas 2003, my hubby bought me my first digital camera a Kodak point and shoot because my Minolta broke. I still have it somewhere. It was my friend for many years. Therefore, with my first digital camera I could see the progress that the world of photography had made. In 2007 I started selling my photos (which were very BAD) on stock sites’ the rejection. Now I learn from them. Then my Canon 400D Lens and more lens. It broke and now I am blessed with a Canon 50D.It amazes me everyday. As an amateur photographer I see things different than most, the beauty in everything.I Joined DT in 2008 but became active in 2009.Now I chose to be exclusive here at DT.It works for me. Less stress! Hope this was not to long. Happy shooting everyone
Hugs Debbie
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Comments (31)

Posted by Linqong on September 20, 2010
Nice blog Debbie, I wish you'll have more sales!
Posted by Dmccale on September 20, 2010
thank you Kitty.Welcome here at DT.I am not sure what photo you are talking about,most of the above are not mine.But I use a program called PhotoImpact 12 by Ulead I think it is a lot like PhotoShop.Good luck with your adventure.
Posted by Kittenbeans on September 20, 2010
Nice photo's. Do you mind if I ask what kind of software you use or do you recommend any. I've just started an account with DT. I work fulltime in the IT industry though considering cutting back...to make room for my photography interest. I"d like to make a second income out of it. I will be self-taught. I just love taking photo's. I get up every saturday morning at the moment. NIce and early :P
Posted by Dmccale on August 31, 2010
Thanks Carolyn mine was about that much plus I had about 3 lens.I loved it.
Posted by Wildmac on August 31, 2010
Great blog Debbie! The first SLR camera I bought was a Minolta too, an X300 back in '87. I took mostly slides with it. I wish there had been digital available when I first started out, it would have been so much cheaper and maybe I could have afforded to keep my camera gear when my first child was born. I ended up having to sell it all. I recently bought another X300 for $20 online it's funny cos my original cost me over $700. :)))
Posted by Dmccale on August 30, 2010
Thanks so much,Warren he is handsome,Not sure who he is.LOL
Posted by Warren0909 on August 30, 2010
Nice blog Debbie ....... who's the hansom guy with his thumbs up ?? :-)
Posted by Titania1980 on August 29, 2010
Very nice blog, I ejnoyed reading it :) all of we have a curve of learning :) my soots from 2006 are awful :)
Posted by Chinchoi on August 27, 2010
thanks for sharing your wisdom learnt through life. Having to appreciate changes in life and accepted it is easier to said than done. Well done.
Posted by Dmccale on August 27, 2010
thanks all I wish all of you success also
Posted by Scottysally2 on August 27, 2010
Great blog Debbie, wish you lots of success in your future, also thank you for using one of my images. Look forward to seeing more of your lovely images. :)
Posted by Margaretanne on August 27, 2010
What a lovely Blog Debbie,,, :)
May your enthusiasm continue :)
Posted by Landd09 on August 26, 2010
It's nice you wrote it. I wish you much success in the photograph, and your family patience to endure with you. (Because I know that my children and wife with me). Greetings from the heart!
Posted by Youths on August 23, 2010
Nice Blog!! Great shots!!
Posted by Dmccale on August 22, 2010
thanks so much,I wish the dolphin photo was mine Thanatonautu.I added other photos to add concepts to my blog And Visceralimage its in my blood also.I have continued to move as an adult.Someday I will settle down.LOL.Thanks
Posted by Thanatonautii on August 22, 2010
Wonderful blog! Thanks for sharing and good luck!
I love your dolphins!
Posted by Maigi on August 22, 2010
Great blog, Debbie! Have a lots of beautiful moments with your camera!
Posted by Dmccale on August 22, 2010
thanks everyone
Posted by Rosedarc on August 22, 2010
Beautiful blog Debbie!
Posted by Jeniicorv8 on August 21, 2010
dont you just love technology. thanks for sharing your adventure and happy shooting to you too!
Posted by Justmeyo on August 21, 2010
Very great article!It is a progress for all of us :)I wish you a lot of sales and inspiration for great photos!
Posted by Visceralimage on August 21, 2010
Nice Blog, I remember growing up a military brat also. Once my father retired I kept moving, I guess it is in my blood now.
Posted by Mani33 on August 21, 2010
Nice progress & thanks for sharing your thoughts Debbie! Good luck ;)
Posted by Dmccale on August 21, 2010
Thanks to you all good sales to you also
Posted by Egomezta on August 21, 2010
Enjoy the exclusive benefits. Wish many sales, too.
Posted by Nikmd on August 21, 2010
A whole lotta best wishes for the adventure ahead too!!!!!
Posted by Linqong on August 21, 2010
I wish you have more sales!
Best wishes.
Posted by Cteconsulting on August 21, 2010
Best wishes on your adventure!
Posted by Dmccale on August 21, 2010
Thanks Dessie and Starblue.I wish you all many sales
Posted by Starblue on August 21, 2010
Beautiful blog! It is so nice to hear experiences of the others :-) I wish you a lot of successes and ideas for a lot of beautiful prhotography... and of course to have fan and joy during learning more and more photography :-)

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Photo credits: Arenacreative, Cgidesigner, Dmccale, Gabormarcali, Lyn Baxter, Vasiliy Koval, Desislava Vasileva, Maen Zayyad, Michael Spring, Kacper Kida, Patrick Hall, Sandra Dragojlovic, Sarah Fraser Smith, Solarseven, Warren Millar.

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People and nature inspire me.And the beauty I see through the lenses. I have been a photo bug most of my life. I love to capture people in different concepts. I also love graphic arts. I recently had someone buy one of my photos and wrote me a note letting me know. Thanks so much Dana. So if you have time please drop me a note and let me know where you use my photos. It is so inspiring to photographers to see our creations used. Have fun and I hope you find what you are looking for. PEACE Debbie My referral ID is res 578023 to become my referred member Find me on Facebook

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