100th image online

posted on 31st of january, 2011

It took me 8-9 months to get 100 images online. As many other beginners, at the onset I thought it would be an easy hobby with some financial inflow. It isn't :-).

I am very grateful to DT for keeping up the competition spirit in me. I have set (a very vague) target and will stick to it. So far, I know being around DT helped me:

1. Learn basic composition rules and start understanding what makes a successful image (not that I'm able to create them at this stage :-)

2. I have improved my Photoshop skills a great deal -

layers, masks, creating shadows, advantages of RAW format, a bit of retouching (recently managed to 'transplant' my friend's head to a naked woman body).

3. Stock photography takes efforts, time and energy.

To take white water rafting pictures we had to hire a pickup, travel 5 miles, climb beneath a bridge and sitting on rocks (under rain) wait for nearly 20 minutes (my wife was protecting the camera with an umbrella). Dirty, wet, tired - but happy with 4-5 decent photos :-). For those of us who do not have studios, a 'studio' shoot means assembling all the equipment, bringing all the props you needed for a shoot, and when finished - you have to pack all the equipment back, stick it under sofa, put everything back to place and clean up (in your bedroom? living area?).

Well, it has been a very fruitful process. I've just started and will keep going - it's a loooooong way :-).

Again, I'd like to thank DT community and administrators - you're a great photography school for people like me.

Comments (17)

Posted by Peregrine on May 20, 2011
Great article and great result !
Posted by Nazar1980 on February 03, 2011
Thanks a lot, guys!
Posted by Gennaro86 on February 01, 2011
Posted by Egomezta on February 01, 2011
Well done... Congratulations... Great images.
Posted by Juergen2008 on February 01, 2011
Congratulations and good luck continues!
Posted by Nazar1980 on February 01, 2011
Dear DT dwellers :-), thank you for your warm words and encouragement. I also wish you good luck!
Posted by Infotrontof on February 01, 2011
Well done, great portfolio!
Good luck for what's ahead.. and you're right "It's a long way to the top if you wanna Rock'n'Roll" ...screeching voice ;)
Posted by Aginger on February 01, 2011
Congrats! Belive me, next 100 will be easier :)
Posted by Thanatonautii on February 01, 2011
Great portfolio! Congratulations for your achievement and good luck for the future!
Posted by Ninuscha on February 01, 2011
Congrats and good luck!
Posted by BCritchley on February 01, 2011
Great work :-)

Brett. UK.
Posted by Keki on February 01, 2011
well done!
Posted by Mariaam on February 01, 2011
Nice portfolio. Congratulations! :)
Posted by FabioConcetta on February 01, 2011
Congratulations,well done!
Posted by Defess on February 01, 2011
Nice photo. Congratulations!
Posted by Nazar1980 on February 01, 2011
Tesekkurler, Serdar bey
Posted by Davulcu on February 01, 2011
Congrats ...

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