Oh it looks like summer has finally arrived, and it’s about time too :) The rain scuppered all of my photography plans last weekend so I’m determined to get out and about with my camera over the next few days now that the sun is shining ☼ ☼ ☼
Last Saturday I’d wanted to join in with the #1day12pics challenge and it started off fine, hence the breakfast bowl above; however, after 3 or 4 photos I had to give up with my big camera (that’s the technical term right?!) and try Instagram instead. After having a cuppa at The Lowry, I tried to grab a few more shots but it just wasn’t happening :( I think I’m a little bit fussy because I want to complete a set of 12 photos that flow together, rather than a set of pictures about what I have done during the day. I probably ought to plan a bit more, so I’ll get my thinking cap on and let’s see what this Saturday brings!
The lollipops that you see above are from a super little shop in Birmingham’s Custard Factory called McTunney’s Sweet Emporium. I had a treacle one which was delicious, but it was brown and not very exciting to make pretty photos with :) I bought a few extra different bright coloured ones with a plan in mind to take some new photos for my Getty Images collection.
I’ve only had a small number of photos in the collection since being selected to participate via the Flickr partnership and it’s always something that I’ve just had ticking along in the background. If you’re not familiar with how things used to work, curators would select your photos from Flickr and invite you to sell them on a royalty free basis. It wasn’t possible to submit your own photos to Getty until recently when the Flickr partnership came to an end.
Since being able to use the contributor site to submit photos, I’ve started to plan photos specifically for stock purposes, as well as looking through my archives to dig out photos that weren’t being used elsewhere. I submitted a few shots as a test and it took about a month for them to be processed by Getty. My second batch of shots is now in the queue so I’m waiting patiently for them to get pushed through. I’ve no idea whether this is a reasonable amount of time so I’d be really interested to hear how you’ve found the new process if you’re a contributor!
So that’s what’s been going on these last few days. Thursday is the new Friday for me so I’m going to get making some photo plans and get the camera batteries charged up :)
Adiós Amigos :)