I would say you can get self-confidence, recognition, and acknowledgment. Yes that is right, you can get all of this for .25$.
This morning I checked my phone as I do each morning. To my surprise I had a notification from Shutterstock.com, a web site where I had downloaded images to sell to individual or companies from all over the world. Of the approved photographs I had submitted last week, one had been purchased and my commission was .25$.
You may be asking yourself why would anyone put so much energy for so little reward? As an artist, I would say it is to get self-confidence, recognition and acknowledgement. Artist creates art in the hope that it will emit emotions whether positive or negative to its audience. How an artist can reach his or her audience is not always an easy task; therefore, getting a “hit” is enough to seduce the artist in believing in her creation and continue to seek the recognition.
Thank you to the “Lunenburg Dingy”. You have given me the confidences to continue doing what I love!
Why would I call my first blog "It's not all about the F Stop. Well it is the title of a book I have been wanting to buy. The book is written by Jay Maisel; a world renown photographer from New York City. If you have not heard of him, you should definitely check him out.
Really, the reason for my title has all to do with what drew me to photography. Those who know me would say that I eat, sleep and breath photography. There are many reason why a person is drawn to photography; the technical side of it I would say is the last reason.
As Mr. Maisel would say, always have your camera with you because you never know when that "perfect shot" will be in front of you. An early morning in May, I happened to look out my window and saw this beautiful image that I just could not really believe was in front of me. I grab my camera and went out on my patio and started to shoot.
The result was an exceptional image of the fog on the Bedford Basin. The fog created a movement between the boat that had taken refuge in the bay and the water. The photo will be published in the March/April 2016 of Saltscape magazine. It has won a honourable mention from the judges for its artistic imagery.
So the to summarize, you never know when that perfect shot will be in front of you so ensure that you always have your camera with you. Do not let the technical aspects of photography stop you from experimenting. Go ahead and shoot, shoot and shoot some more!