Tag Archives: iStockPhoto

Food Friday – Orange Abundance

What do you do with two dozen oranges? If you are a photographer, you probably take some photos of them before anything else! You can’t just EAT them! This week my neighbor, a sweet little Asian lady, brought a box of navel … Continue reading

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A Look Back at My First Nikon

My first Nikon wasn’t really mine… it was my Dad’s.  He got it my senior year in high school and allowed me to play with it from time to time.  Happily, he never got rid of it and now I … Continue reading

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Arugula Quinoa Salad – Food Friday

Last weekend I tried California Pizza Kitchen’s Quinoa + Arugula Salad and loved it.  I decided to make my own version and it was so colorful I had to photograph it: The California Pizza Kitchen version had pine nuts and asparagus, … Continue reading

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Funny Story from a Swimmer

A former swim team member and coach of our community swim team posted a funny story on my Facebook wall today about the image below.  It was almost unbelievable so I had to share it (with his permission, of course): … Continue reading

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National Egg Day

Did you know that today, June 3rd., is National Egg Day???  Neither did I until I got an email informing me this morning.  Since it is the egg’s day to celebrate, I decided to showcase some beautiful organic eggs given … Continue reading

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Food Friday – Ongoing Series SWEET!

I started working on a new ongoing series a few weeks ago – it’s a sweet one that I wanted to share!  That’s So Morie Cupcakes, a new local cupcakery,  was in need of some new images for their website … Continue reading

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Taking Stock of Guns

This past Friday I attended my first rally of any sort.  It was a rally supporting stricter gun legislation in Maryland.  I was there primarily as an observer, with camera in hand. But, the rally and recent events gave me … Continue reading

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Photoshop Playtime

One of the disadvantages of editing for stock is that it doesn’t give you much liberty to play with your images.  At iStockphoto.com every image is inspected by one of a team of approximately 100 inspectors.  They look at each … Continue reading

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Food Friday – Seasoned Potato Wedges

 These potato wedges were one of the first food photos I added to my portfolio and have sold pretty well, but they are so good and easy to make that I though I should share the recipe.  I hope you … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past

This weekend I spent some time going back through old photos on my external hard drive looking for examples of inspection rejections for an upcoming presentation I’m doing on stock photography. It sure wasn’t hard to find lots of problem … Continue reading


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