Monthly Archives November 2011

Flickr and tagging your images

November 12, 2011 Photography  No comments

If you want to get your images out there and get published in books, calendars, magazines, etc… then you need to make sure that all of the images you post on are tagged properly.  99% of the requests I get for my images are through flickr because someone searched a specific animal and came across my stuff.   I have yet to contact any organization myself offering images, everything I’ve been published in so far is because people contacted me.

For example, this photo below would be tagged:   circle b bar reserve, lakeland, florida, polk county, duck, bird, flight, black bellied whistling duck, juvenile.

I’ve got the location covered, the type of animal it is, the specific name of the animal, and also the fact that it’s a juvenile and in flight.

That way, should someone be l...

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Sick and tired of being sick and tired

November 2, 2011 Photography  No comments

It’s now been almost four months that I’ve been in my Crohns Colitis flare up.  There’s good days and bad days, there’s good days and REALLY bad days.  It does get to you after awhile.  You don’t have the energy you used to have, just going to a few stores and walking around gets you completely and utterly exhausted.  You don’t ‘just get’ Crohns.  Since it’s an autoimmune disease you end up with several other things piling on top of it….arthritis, muscle pain, gout, etc.  There’s days when I really get depressed….but I try to think about the positives.  We can’t afford health insurance BUT my husband runs his own company and he’s been busy every day, I work from home so I can be here at home every day.  A lot of people who are sick do not get that luxury...

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