So I was minding my own business, going about my daily, online routine of checking on my regular updates when it occured to me that I hadn’t been checking on my shutterstock status. (Well, I told myself previously that I would just let the stock image companies sell my images with minimal supervision)
When I looked at my account.. I was surprised! There was a sudden surge of sales and my earnings doubled… And when I had a look at the details closely, I realised there were multiples of downloads just from this particular image. At first I thought it was a technical glitch and went to the front page to check the help links… and lo and behold, there was my image in full glory… hehehe…
I wish they would feature my other shots just like this as well… Anyway, this shot happens to be one of my favourite pictures, shot 4 years ago, “Silver Living in the Clouds” and has been featured in many of my previous writeups and editorials.
That surge of sales just from that photo alone earned me the approximate of a dinner at Shangri La… mmpph… gotta tell the wife the good news.. 😉
Okay… this is gonna be like my artist of the week (if I have the time to update it as often lah…).
Well, my current artist of the week is Mindi Abair.
If you love Jazz and you don’t know her, then I’d say you’ve been hiding under a box, my friend. She’s the sexiest saxaphonist I’ve known so far… considering I don’t look at male saxaphonist as being sexy! of which there are many… Her smooth jazz tunes is very catchy and contemporary, not boring but is fresh and features some well placed staccatos which creates an interesting mix of beats and rhythms.
Anyway, I found her as I was listening to the Modern Jazz 2 compilation. My fav song of hers would have to be “Come as You Are”.
Check out this video of hers and tell me what you think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdoOrKFZbDQ
Here’s her site : http://www.mindiabair.com/
After almost an 8 months of absence from writing articles for a couple of my favourite photography/lifestyle magazine, I was beginning to have finger twitches. I guess that’s a writer’s withdrawal symptom. I use to enjoy waiting for the first copies of the magazine to hit the shelf and then sitting down with a Starbucks latte in one hand while reviewing what I have written in the other.
That leave of absence was really due to not being able to commit my time (and basically not having a LIFE, outside of work… apart from family life of course…).
So, today I received a call from an old friend, editor of Click! magazine. It was more than just a courtesy call… March’s issue will be out soon and he wanted to know if I was in… How could I say no, when I ‘walked’ away 8 months ago and missed every moment that I was away.
So, it’s crunch time this weekend till the mag hits the rollers next week. If you guys catch this, be on the look-out for my two current articles in March’s issue of Click!
1) Dodging and Burning for Digital Enhancement; &
2) “Yes you Can” mini-series…
Now… off to writing!
Here the difference between a useless picture and a useful one…
After some elbow grease (or should I say wrist grease?) results in a more presentable picture that has some good dynamic range…
Finally had some time to write! Nice way to end off the holidays… Wrote and article about digital photoediting on PhotoMalaysia – Dodging & Burning for Digital Enhancement.
So for those of you initiated ones, make your way over and do have a go at it!
Here’s my latest “New Year” collection. A trip I made a couple of days ago to Genting Highland… I dropped by Chin Swee Temple on the way down and I must say the upgrade to the place was spectacular.
Enjoy my latest photography collection! (click on the picture)
Blogging from my room here in Furama Hotel, Singapore at 2:30pm.
It's a dreary rainy day… good time to sleep after a whole night of not
sleeping preparing a presentation for this morning's meet up with out
Well, from this morning's result… it's all worth it. But, this is for
Okay, I'll be writing shortly when I've recovered!
Oh btw, I find it funny but I can't access my blogspot account from this
network? Banned perhaps? So, I'm emailing this up to my blog…