I love, love, love the first photo! Fantastic shot, great colors, great reflections in the water, just fantastic!Who's that skinny man in the shadow? LOL That looks like a fisheye lens?You really do have a nack for taking great portraits! Are you sure you don't do this professionally?
Ron, A lot of my friends, and my family members have to told me to be a pro for years. Yes, I have tried to be pro in wedding photography for 5 years, but it's not easy as everyone think. Once, I got my foot wet, I rather do it for a steak dinner instead of for $$$. Beside having a photography skills, you need to have a business skills also. One of my few big mistake is that I still think photography as a hobby instead of business, and I giving out more than I should have. However, luckily enough I have a full time job to supported for those years. Well, I make enough money to payoff my gears, and I think it's fun to be a pro photography if you have a full time job to supported or you have a sugar mama.
Quynh you have done it again! I am in awe looking at these beautiful portraits. The top photograph in this posting I would expect to see in a National Geographic magazine, perhaps the bottom one also.You are right, it is not enough to have the artistic skills, one needs the business skills also to make this into a career. Have you given consideration to making your photographs available for sale on one of the many stock photography sites? In this way you could continue to enjoy photography as a hobby and perhaps make enough money to keep yourself in top of the line photo gear.
All I can say is Excellent !! Your pics have used up all my adjectives!
Thank you guys for your comments. Paul, I don't think my photos are good enough for competition with others photographer. I have entered a couple contest here locally, and got shot down twice in the firt round. Well, at least I know 3 midle age guys out there don't mind looking at my photos.
That's TWO middle aged guys and one old guy! Sorry Parker but you admitted it yourself! LOLQuyhn Le, forget about the local contests, you need to be submitting stuff to the magazines. Popular Photography has a contest every month I think and they give first, second and third prizes. I think it $300, $200, $100 respectively and I haven't seen anything in the magazine that is any better than some of the photos you have put up. There have been several of your photos that are A LOT BETTER than the winning photos they print in the magazine.Your photos are definitely good enough to be in competitions, magazines and books! The people looking at your photos in those other contests must be morons!I have seen photographers in areas like Sedona, AZ and Boulder, CO, etc. sell their photos for major bucks and you are just as good if not better than they are. You just need to be in the right place at the right time.Maybe Paul will share some of those tourist from the cruise ships with you! LOL
Thank you Ron, and LOL.
Quynh Le where was that beautiful 1st pic taken?
Parker, is was in Paria Canyon Vermillion Cliffs, Arizona.
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