Goodbye YourShot, it has been a journey

I sit here on Halloween, the festivities for the day are done. The LO is sleeping away, tired from a fun day of costumes and candy. The husband is unwinding with a YouTube video. I am resting my very tired feet. It has been a good day, marked with the fun that accompanies this holiday.Continue reading “Goodbye YourShot, it has been a journey”

3 things I learned from my September Photo Challenge

Good morning everyone! Happy October – it is hard to believe that September is already over. It also means that my photo challenge for the month is over as well. It was a lot of fun trying out my photo skills everyday. If you would like to see all the photos I took for theContinue reading “3 things I learned from my September Photo Challenge”

Redirection

I have been humbled in just the few months that i have started this blog. This journey started off with set goals and ideas. From the start, there have been setbacks and disappointments. Learning that YourShot was gone, having several outings where things did not go as planned, and failing to have a sale inContinue reading “Redirection”

Another Strike: Trip to the Glenwood Caverns

I feel like I should rename this blog something like “All the things NOT to do when you have a camera.” A few weeks ago, we decided to take a spontaneous trip to Glenwood Springs to visit the Glenwood Caverns. After packing up the family, I grabbed my DLSR camera. I figured this would beContinue reading “Another Strike: Trip to the Glenwood Caverns”

5 YouTubers who are helping me on my photography journey (and don’t even know it)

Since I have a lot to learn about photography, and I know next to nothing about blogging, I have been watching YouTube videos to help me with my quest. Videos are a convenient way to gain knowledge, because I can let them play while I am taking notes or doing something around the house (greatContinue reading “5 YouTubers who are helping me on my photography journey (and don’t even know it)”

End of an Era: YourShot is going away

As I started this blog, I was full of excitement in documenting one of my biggest photography goals: To be chosen for one of the assignments on National Geographic’s YourShot. If you didn’t get a chance to read it, here is my blog post on YourShot: https://shutterbugsflight.com/2019/08/12/what-is-national-geographic-yourshot-and-how-can-it-help-you-with-your-photos/. I was going to finally buckle down andContinue reading “End of an Era: YourShot is going away”

Saving for another day: Concert Photography

My original start to this post: “In a few days, I will get to go to a KC and the Sunshine Band concert! It will be a fun time with music, family, and…. a chance to capture some truly wonderful moments! I am going to use this as my first try at taking my photographyContinue reading “Saving for another day: Concert Photography”

Down the Rabbit Hole: Trying out Stock Photography

A few months ago, I started a Shutterstock account to try and sell some of my photos. It was free to create an account, so I figured why not? I uploaded about 30 photos, and about 20 of them were approved. I am not sure what I was expecting, but my photos just sat there.Continue reading “Down the Rabbit Hole: Trying out Stock Photography”

My Photographic Misadventure at the Peach Festival

Last night my husband told me that there was going to be a Peach Festival in a neighboring town, and he wanted to know if we all wanted to go. There was going to be a pancake breakfast, parade, booths, and more. I said sure, sounded fun! Not only did it sound fun, but IContinue reading “My Photographic Misadventure at the Peach Festival”

What is National Geographic YourShot, and how can it help you with your photos?

What is National Geographic YourShot, and why is it one of my goals to be published through it? The YourShot site is a community of photographers with a wide range of skill levels, talents, and interests. Members post their best work on their profiles, and other members can leave feedback on the images. Members canContinue reading “What is National Geographic YourShot, and how can it help you with your photos?”