So far, 2/3 of the photos I have attempted to upload to stock photo site have been rejected. I've put my profile on the links list, should anyone need to purchase any stock photos. The rejection is not too surprising - I have no photographic training and shoot by gut and eye - so I'm trying not to take it personally. Stock photo sites are all about precision and perfection. Some of my most favorite photos are the most flawed ones. I have learned I know nothing about lighting, as pictures I took in broad daylight have been rejected for poor lighting. If I want to continue attempting the stock photo thing as a potential side income, I will have to educate myself. Of course, it would help if I had better equipment. It's been over two years since my "good" lens broke, and I can't justify the cost of even a cheap replacement right now.
Anyway, I had an appointment across town this morning and walked to and from - about four miles round trip. I had my point and shoot camera with me only, and came across a few things I found interesting.
I miss taking a photo a day. I might have to do that again in 2016 (<-- holy sheet, really??), though that was a project much easier to do while unemployed. If I worked in the town where I lived, it would be easier too - where I work has limited material as far as what I'll see while out on a walk, but if I worked here I would be walking to and from work and probably walking at lunch as well.
While I was out, I took the Riverwalk back and came across a scruffy guy and his adorable puppy. I was wearing an army green T-shirt with camouflage sleeves. First thing out of the guy's mouth, "You're not wearing enough camo, because I can still see how beautiful you are." Then, "I guess that was kind of a clumsy line, huh?" after I didn't really respond to it, too taken with the guy's puppy - a blue nose pit bull, and just the cutest thing.
"No," I said with a laugh, "It was actually pretty clever."
But not clever enough for me to stop. LOL.( house stuff I've learned )
I think I need tools. Like, actual power tools.
Also, there's another
dog at the shelter I love. I finally got to walk him on Thursday (there's a DD girl who tends to monopolize the cute dogs, bless her heart, so I don't always get to walk a great variety) and fell for him. He's a Havanese mix, black with a white mask and white paws and is so, so cute. He was adopted on Thursday and returned on Friday, because the adopters didn't think the shelter was serious when they said dog doesn't do well with small children.
I don't need a dog. I don't need a dog. I am too lazy for a dog.