/
Single post
My photo adventures, Uncategorized

Shooting stock photos – Sometimes it’s not you…

I’d been having some tough times with the quality of my photos, after I thought I had learned so much about photography, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, been so happy with my success in terms of photos accepted at stock websites, framed photos sold, etc. , recently I just couldn’t get a photo I was happy with to save my life, very soft focus, grr, what could I be doing wrong? That whole impostor thing was hovering just over my shoulder whispering in my ear: “See? what were you thinking? you’re not a photographer, never will be…”

The final straw was when I went to the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes bout, so excited to take photos, trying out a new Nikon 28-70 f/2.8 lens so I knew I’d have plenty of light coming in, so proud to be wearing my media pass, and still… crap photos…  sigh…  I decided to be bold at intermission and ask another photographer there, Dave, to take a look at my settings and see if he saw anything wrong. He was most generous, took a look at my photos, my settings, loaned me his flash so I could try some photos with  it, and agreed that I was doing everything right, the photos should look better than what I was getting.

On Monday I went to Midwest Camera, a licensed Nikon repair shop to have them take a look, and wouldn’t you know it, the focus IS off, after 14 years and tens of thousands of photos the camera was tired and needed some care.  Whew, what a relief! I can’t wait to see the quality of the photos I get after I get it back.

Of course after that if the photos are still crap I’ll have no one to blame by myself… hmm…

Advertisements

About Susan Montgomery

I'm a stock photographer, with focus on editorial, classic cars, travel, and nature.

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Posts by date – Hover on date to see subjects

June 2018
M T W T F S S
« Feb   Jul »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  
Follow Susan Montgomery Photos on WordPress.com

Click to follow Susan Montgomery Photos.com and you'll get email notifications of new posts - thanks!

Join 83 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 10,442 hits

Here are other photographers whose blogs I follow

Advertisements
Tom Plevnik photography

One picture could change your life.

Weekly Fifty

Exploring the wonders of creation through a 50mm lens...and other lenses too.

From Hiding to Blogging

- My Essays for the Essences in Life

Brian Gaynor Photography

Capturing Life's Beauty One Photo at a Time

The Learning Curve Photography

by Toronto Photographer Brian Carson

michaelpoolephoto.wordpress.com/

Michael Poole Photography

Through Open Lens

Home of Lukas Kondraciuk Photography

Lightscapes Nature Photography Blog

Kerry Mark Leibowitz's musings on the wonderful world of nature photography

1001 Scribbles

Random and Abstract Lines

Blame My Gypsy Soul

Travel & Photography

Vit Peyr

Original Photography

Sebastian Stead - My Photography Blog

Hi! my name is Sebastian (You can call me Seb!) ...welcome to my Blog. I'm a photographer from Worcester, Worcestershire. Thanks for dropping by! Hope you enjoy my work! :)

Peterchad's photography blog

Peter Chadwick photography

lyndamichele

Just another WordPress.com site

ICI & LA NATURE PICTURES

Walk and Bike in France. www.icietlanature.com

Joshi Daniel Photography

Images of People Photoblog

Globe Drifting

Global issues, travel, photography & fashion. Drifting across the globe; the world is my oyster, my oyster through a lens.

%d bloggers like this: