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I have this feeling that at least one person is going to tell me that I took too many pictures with people in them. I didn’t get doubles done of my pictures, since I went to a new place with them and wanted to see how they turned out, and it wasn’t a free doubles promotion or anything. Why did I pick such a series of expensive hobbies? Between photography and music, I’ll go broke before I can eat.

Just wish I knew how to go about making money and/or learning more about photography. I’ve convinced myself that I can’t learn more on my own with photography – my self-directed learning skills have never been very strong, which is why my guitar abilities are adequate but not all that impressive. So I should take a course or something, except that I would rather save up a lot of money and go back to school for real, rather than take a night course here & there… I think, in my world, it always ends up being all or nothing. Otherwise it doesn’t feel real.

Or maybe some photographer wants an assistant/apprentice somewhere? No idea if people even do that in real life, I know they do in books… and I’ve still no idea how to find one.

It’s overwhelming, this life thing.

11 Comments

  • jerronimo

    August 17, 2001 at 7:43 am

    you took too many pictures with me in them. 😉

    actually, i thought what you did was fine. The last trips you took, you had lots of scenics…

    You have done well, young jedi.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      August 17, 2001 at 7:48 am

      Heh… the person I’m thinking of complained that my last trips had too many people pics in them 😉 so this will be far worse, in their eyes…

      • jerronimo

        August 17, 2001 at 7:58 am

        well, i imagine that you took these pictures for you, right… not for them… so it doesn’t matter what they think about it..

        it’s kind of a cynical way to look at it, but it’s what _you_ think that matters in this case.

        after all.. it is all about you. 😉

  • islander2001

    August 17, 2001 at 11:18 am

    I looked over your pictures this morning they are beautiful! So were the last set too! Have you ever considered enlarging and framing some of them to sell! I know scenic pictures are sold around PEI framed 8X10 between $80-$90 =) I often thought of doing that but my subject isn’t nature it’s Olivia 😉 I am rambling! Sorry hehe!

  • scasey1960

    August 18, 2001 at 1:49 pm

    photography …

    Hi – how long have you been working on your photography. You can usually find a lot of instructional material just on the web. Have you looked?

    You might try the Agfa Course. I hope this helps.

    😉

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      August 19, 2001 at 2:23 pm

      Re: photography …

      Thanks, I’ll check it out. I have trouble learning from written material most of the time, though. 🙂

      • scasey1960

        August 19, 2001 at 2:27 pm

        Re: photography …

        I would give it a try. I like a lot of what they had on their site. Photography is first about the fundamentals of composition. After that it’s your style and vision!

        Keep up the good work – I have liked many of your exisiting photos. Some of your work are good for larger posters. See my journal entries for today.

        🙂

        • Jenny Lee Silver

          August 19, 2001 at 2:34 pm

          Re: photography …

          That looks interesting… kinda like Cafepress but with more available products…

          • scasey1960

            August 19, 2001 at 3:01 pm

            Re: photography …

            Yes – very much so. But it’s the first place to serve as an on-line image gallery. I don’t know why iPrint.com never did this!

            You can see my Cafepress store at http://www.cafepress.com/scasey.

          • Jenny Lee Silver

            August 19, 2001 at 3:19 pm

            Re: photography …

            I think to use my photos in posters, I’d definitely have to scan them on a better scanner than mine. 35mm photos don’t blow up all that well, I don’t think… medium format cameras & film work better for that sort of thing…

          • scasey1960

            August 19, 2001 at 8:57 pm

            Re: photography …

            You have a good point there about the resolution of 35 mm film. You can, however, make a collage of digitized 35 mm images which combine to fill out a larger image. For instance, a collection of family photos from different years – or different family members.