Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray

For this weekly photo challenge (the idea is “fray”), I chose this photo I took at the photography workshop in Washington DC I went to a couple of years ago.

We spent some time wandering around some of the famous monuments like the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. We had some free time to wander around and take pictures of different things.

One day they had set up a bunch of different items in a big room at the hotel we were staying in. The idea was to practice getting shots from all different angles. Different viewpoints, different subjects, different focus, different light, different effects…

I had just bought this camera (Canon) and was trying to figure out how to use it. I usually just use a point and shoot. I can’t usually carry around a nice, big camera with the fancy lenses. I just don’t have the space in my carry on. 😦

I got this camera to try and learn how to take pictures good enough to get my photos accepted on some of the stock photography sites. One more attempt to find SOME way to support myself without having to stay out on a boat for half the year or more.

I am still trying to do that. I am still trying to learn how to use that camera. I am still trying to figure out how to get my photos accepted onto a stock photography site. I am still trying to figure out how to make the TIME to do that.

I think that last one may be the key. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray

  1. Good idea for extra income. I knew a guy, truck driver, owned his own rig and only took loads that had no tight deadlines. This allowed him to “roam” the country with a camera and assemble coffee table books which he self-published, the freight jobs paying the nut as he went. As to learning the camera, keep the manual close at hand and only look up those things you need at the moment rather than trying to become familiar with everything that the camera can do. I spent many years behind a lens and there are still things my Nikons and Canons (and Camerz, but that dates me) can do that I have never used. Wishing you calm seas.

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