On March 30 we joined ImageKind and have been uploading images ever since. The first sale came during the third week. Yesterday we received the following email from ImageKind:
“Congratulations! You have been selected as a Featured Artist of the Week at Imagekind!
We have selected an image from your gallery to be placed on the homepage of Imagekind.com, along with a short artist’s bio, which links to your Imagekind profile. This will stay in place for at least a week and sometimes, dependent on its popularity, may continue in place for another week. This cycle usually takes place on each Wednesday. You don’t need to do anything, you’re already on the homepage! However, this is a great time to update your galleries with any new work and to ensure that all your relevant details are in place.
It is our privilege to showcase your work as being outstanding amidst a field of so many other great artists and photographers. Our success is entirely about you, our creative community. Please tell your colleagues, friends and family about the #1 place on the web to discover and purchase original art.
Have a great day and we wish you continued success!
Currently we have Animals, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Tropical Fish, Washington DC, San Diego, San Francisco, New Orleans picture galleries.
Yesterday and today we are making butterfly photographs for potential calendar buyers. It’s helpful when you know the future use of your work. For example our stock agency informed us their calendar buyers only use horizontal images.
We have been really busy! A shipment of cds with San Diego pictures was made both to a photobuyer and to the stock agency that handles our travel pictures.
While doing beach photography on Venice Beach, Florida, we were surprised by a couple of Monarch butterflies. As an hour passed we saw at least 30 more butterflies high up.
They flew singly, not fly in formation, as birds fly. And they were much higher up than butterflies normally fly. But, each was going south. Apparently they follow the coastline on their way to wintering in Mexico.
Spent the morning working a neighborhood pond. It takes time to sit still and look for the tiny life forms all around us in nature.
Equipment used: Nikon F2, AF Nikkor 70-300D for most pictures, and AF Micro Nikkor 105mm lens for close-ups.
First photographic subject was a red dragonfly never seen before. Dragonfly had a large dark pink body. Our picture inventory already has large blue body dragonflies, large green body dragonflies, and small tomato red dragonflies.
Other subjects were damselfly, baby fish, and various pond creatures.
Photo Tip: Want to make a picture of dragonflies? Find a dragonfly sitting on a twig or plant. It will probably move before you can make your picture. Don’t chase it. Position yourself and wait for another to land on the same twig or plant.