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Shooting stock photos – Tall Ship Celebration, Bay City, MI

This is one from last summer, catching up.  Went with a friend to the Tall Ship Celebration in Bay City, MI last summer, had a great time touring some of the masted ships: Since the point was to spend a lot of time looking at the ships I had plenty of time to take photos … Continue reading

Milestone – Car detail photos at local coffeehouse

I mentioned in May 2016 that some of my car details photos had been accepted for exhibit at Sweetwaters Cafe on Liberty in Ann Arbor, and it actually happened. The organizer, landscape artist Ruth Krzyzowski, of the Ann Arbor Women Artists, was super helpful in making the process run smoothly. Among other things, AAWA handles art exhibits … Continue reading

Milestone – Third Anniversary!

So today is the third anniversary of my blog. Stats for the first three years: 77 followers 137 posts 3574 visitors 8,528 views Glad to see people are reading, hope some got some useful ideas and advice from the posts – and I know, it’s not a huge number or anything, and some of you get this many … Continue reading

End of 2016 reflection – The American Dream?

So in the past few months I’ve done a lot of thinking about my photography, and coincidentally watched “Hope Floats,” one of my favorite movies…  One character, Justin Matisse (Harry Connick Jr.), who didn’t make it big when he left his hometown, returns home to paint houses while designing and building his dream home. The scene … Continue reading

Milestone – “White on Black” Accepted to Black and White exhibit!

So the Iceland exhibit I proposed to Gifts of Art didn’t pan out, BUT, “White on Black” was accepted to the Riverside Arts Center’s Black and White Exhibit August 5-27, 2016. I’m tickled to pieces… :)

Monthly reflections – June 2016 – Taking a break…

So it’s time for the end of June 2016 posting, and I realize that in a month when I would have thought I would have made time for photography… I haven’t. I think back to two years ago when I had such a blast taking photographs at the Ypsilanti 4th of July parade, I remember really … Continue reading

Milestone – second anniversary!

So today it’s been two years since I started this blog. Happy anniversary :) Glad I’ve been able to keep it up for a couple years, have tried to give back for all I have learned by sharing some ideas with others.  Let’s see the stats for those two years: 130 posts 2,966 visitors 7,361 views … Continue reading

Shooting stock photos – Lansing photo day

Had a good day trip with my sister to Lansing Michigan back in March, it was good to get away from the day job for a while.  Some reflections: I googled “things to do in Lansing” for some ideas of places to go Went with the flow when I ran into unexpected things like this … Continue reading

Milestone – Accepted to AAWA Spring 2016 juried show!

Another update, that Big Blue, one of the photos I had exhibited at the BluePrint magazine exhibit was accepted into the Ann Arbor Women Artists‘ 2016 juried show, which took place March 13 – April 29 at the Ann Arbor District Library Malletts Creek Branch I had a great time at the opening reception talking to … Continue reading

Milestone – Car photos accepted for two month exhibit at local coffeehouse

So I mentioned back in August that I had become a member of the Ann Arbor Women Artists, who organize many of the art exhibits in coffeehouses around town. I was thrilled to learn in March they accepted 11 photos from the Car Details series to be displayed at Sweetwaters Cafe on Liberty in Ann … Continue reading

Shooting Stock Photos – Detroit solo photo day

A couple week-ends ago I found myself with some free time on a nice sunny day, so I went into Detroit to take photographs, my small way to help out by providing positive images of Detroit for stock photo needs – I had a blast! Spent over an hour at Eastern Market, caught some new shots … Continue reading

Monthly reflections – January 2016

Other than the news of photos accepted to Blueprint, not much to report for January. I’ve made some time for photography, most of it photographing some logos between running errands and also submitting photos to other stock websites, trying to catch up there… I’ve been so successful with Shutterstock that it feels like a lot … Continue reading

Milestone – Photos accepted by Blueprint 2016

Got some great news recently – The four photos I submitted to Blueprint, my college’s literary magazine, were accepted!  They were: Alone – From the Skogafoss waterfall in Iceland Big blue – taken at the Glacier Lagoon in Iceland: White on black – Ice on the sand near the Glacier Lagoon: Stand out – It spoke … Continue reading

Monthly reflections – December 2015

Over the holidays I finally found/made the time to process photos from this summer and fall and submit them to Shutterstock, so I’m up to 1435 photos. I even took some time during a visit to Detroit to sneak in some photos as well…  So the new photos at Shutterstock included those Detroit photos, many … Continue reading

Shooting stock photos – Outside a UM football game

I didn’t write a blog entry at the time because I hadn’t submitted photos yet, but I had a really fun time in early Fall taking photos of fans outside the University of Michigan football stadium.  Here are a few:   Things that went well: Found a great spot in the path of people walking … Continue reading

Monthly reflections – November 2015

Into December already, school  semester flying by and no time to do much with stock photography, but plan to over break.  Not that I didn’t take any photos, lots of departmental events to take photos for, and students seem to appreciate having photos they can post. Waiting to hear if my Iceland photos made the College … Continue reading

Monthly reflections – October 2015

October had lots of excitement, including the publication of the travel stock photos article in Digital Photography School, now with over 900 shares!  Also had the two photos I submitted accepted at the Ann Arbor Women Artists Fall 2015 Juried Show at our local district library.  I was told at the opening reception that there were … Continue reading

Milestone – Five thousand hits!

Thanks in large part to the visitors who stopped by after reading my stock travel photo article in Digital Photography School, SusanMontgomeryPhotos.com reached 5,000 hits! I started the blog in June 2014, hit 1,000 hits in August 2014, then things slowed down as I was not able to do as much due to the demands of my day job, … Continue reading

Milestone – Article based on stock travel photography in Iceland to be published in Digital Photography School!

So back in June I went to Iceland, had a wonderful time… I participated in the GREEN Energy Program then spent a few extra days driving around and taking photos of anything I wanted to, glorious time.  I didn’t write my usual tips article based on my experience for this blog because I proposed an article about stock … Continue reading

Milestone – Accepted to AAWA Fall 2015 Juried show!

You might recall I recently became a member of the Ann Arbor Women Artists. So I applied for their Fall 2015 juried show, and two of my photos got accepted!  I had had them framed before for another event, and here they get another chance get out of the house and strut their stuff, maybe … Continue reading

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