Monthly Archives: November 2012

A few years ago, I was taking a stroll around the campus of Truman State University, and I came across a few rabbits. I decided to see how close I could get to them and get some photos. I sat in the grass while they hopped around and got pretty close. This experience made me want to do more wildlife photography… even though I know I would need more patience.

Tonight I came across these photos again and thought, “You know, I’ve learned a lot of post-processing skills since I took those shots and these would look great in black and white!” When I was done talking to myself, I worked this one up for the blog. Enjoy!

Two days ago I began selling photography and illustration exclusively at iStockPhoto.com. I’m ecstatic! This means I’m no longer selling photos at all the other stock photography websites. I’m consolidating my efforts and becoming a more focused creative in the process. You can check out my iStockPhoto.com portfolio here.

A little over 3 years ago I purchased my first DSLR camera and began learning the in’s and out’s of photography, while simultaneously signing up for iStockPhoto.com. I was slowly uploading and selling photos as I learned more and more. Of course, my skills were honed that much quicker because my friend, Jamie Carroll was going on shoots with me and teaching me everything he knows. I can’t thank him enough for teaching me much of what I know today. In fact, I’m still learning new things about Photoshop and photography from him almost weekly.

I’ve also enjoyed success at other stock photography websites, like having one of my photos included in PhotoDune.net’s  Graphic Designer’s Bundle, and being featured in a monthly blog series where creatives are interviewed. I previously contributed & sold images through many of the other microstock photography sites (shutterstock, dreamstime, fotolia, etc) and found that it was simply too much work to continue contributing everywhere as a ‘non-exclusive’ contributor… so I choose to become exclusive to just one of them. That choice was iStockPhoto.com!

Enjoy some of favorite photos that I’ve shot during my 3-year journey to this point (some aren’t necessarily for sale on iStock)